New Upminster airshow Autumn Fly-In and Vintage Day was flyaway successs
�Beautiful blue skies set the scene for a new airshow held in Upminster on Sunday.
More than 3,000 history buffs swooped on Damyns Hall airfield, in Avelely Road, for the Autumn Fly-In and Vintage Day.
RAF veterans Jim McGillivray, Laurence Godfrey and Ron Bayford were there to sign books, and Havering Classic Car Club gave the crowds a steer on vintage vehicles.
Other attractions included the RAF Hornchurch and Battle of Britain Roadshow and aviation artist Barry Weekley.
Wing-walkers wowed spectators on a vintage Boeing Stearman, plus there was an 80 per cent scale Spitfire on display.
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Event organiser and historian Richard Smith, from Havering, said: “Pilot Steve Marsh started the engine up for the public to hear, but unfortunately the aircraft was unable to fly that day due to damage to its undercarriage, which occurred a couple of days earlier.
“We were completely overwhelmed at the amount of people who attended the show. It was a huge success and we hope to hold it again next year. We would like to thank all the vintage groups who attend, for giving up their time to produce such a wonderful show.”
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