Engines roar above the skies of Fenland Aero Club airfield for annual 'Daffodil Fly-in'
Blue sky, fluffy white clouds and a light breeze brought perfect weather conditions for the annual Vintage Aircraft Club ‘Daffodil’ Fly-in, held at the Fenland Aero Club airfield.
A packed gallery of spectators was kept well-entertained at the Holbeach St John-based airfield by the arrival of 98 visiting aeroplanes of all shapes, sizes and age.
Pride of place undoubtedly went to the classic twin-engine Beech 18, G-BKGL, flown in from Leicester. Built in 1952 it was greatly admired by all, with some of the more fortunate even being given a peek inside the spacious cabin, before it gave a stirring, low-level flypast as it set off for home.
Hot on the heels of the Beech, though, must come the splendid all-black, Lithuanian-registered, Yakolev Yak-18T, a four-seater former Soviet trainer built in 1981. Cessnas and Pipers; Austers and Jodels; De Havilland Chipmunks and Rollason Condors all and more.
The fly-by of the afternoon was by a replica Fokker Dr1 Triplane, resplendent in the blood red colour of the famous ‘Red Baron’ zooming with its guns stuttering as it flashed past the clubhouse.
It was indeed a memorable vintage day’s flying, with the control tower, ground marshalling
and clubhouse catering teams all working flat out to make it a great success.