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Duxford announces aircraft with Royal connections for Jubilee Air Show

PUBLISHED: 16:39 18 May 2012 | UPDATED: 14:15 10 October 2012

Duxford announces aircraft with Royal connections for Jubilee Air Show

Duxford announces aircraft with Royal connections for Jubilee Air Show

Duxford has confirmed details of its Jubilee Air Show on Sunday 27 May.

Duxford has confirmed details of its Jubilee Air Show on Sunday 27 May.


The event will feature a range of contemporary aircraft – which will be flown by the RAF – including a BAe Hawk, Eurofighter Typhoon and

Beechcraft King Air.


Additionally, a number of craft with royal connections will

be included such as the DCH-1 Chipmunk WP903 in which Prince Charles learned to

fly.


A Grob Tutor 115E – the type of aircraft Prince William was

taught to fly on before piloting a Shorts Tucano (also represented at the show)

– will be taking part, as well as the Westland Sea King; the aircraft currently

flown by the Prince as part of his role as a search-and-rescue co-pilot.


Visitors will also be able to see the Westland Lynx – the

type of helicopter flown by Prince Andrew.


Furthermore, the type of aircraft owned by Prince Edward

VIII in 1935 – the stunning DH89A Dragon Rapide – in which he flew to Duxford to a Royal review

celebrating the jubilee of his father, King George V, will be seen soaring

above the crowds.


Other aircraft with Royal links will include the North

American Harvard and the Gloster Meteor T7 – both of which were flown by Prince

Philip.


They will be joined by historic aircraft including Hawker

Nimrod single-seat biplanes, Spitfires, the B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B, the Avro Anson, and the Battle

of Britain Memorial Flight Avro Lancaster, Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine

Spitfire.


In order to celebrate the Olympics the Jubilee Air Show will

also feature a display by the Bucker Jungmeister – which triumphed in the

aerobatic competition at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.


Displays will take place by the F-16 Fighting Falcon from

360 Squadron, Belgian Air Force, the French Air Force’s Patrouille Cartouche

Dore aerobatic team, and the SBach Duo - Steve Jones and Paul Bonhomme.


On the ground, visitors can make and paint their own Airfix

models, explore the museum and enjoy a range of family activities and

children’s rides.


Advanced booking has now closed, but tickets may still be

bought on the gate. Click here for more information.

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