Imperial War Museum sets dates for air shows
DUXFORD, England — A series of air shows has been scheduled by the Imperial War Museum at Duxford for the summer and fall. Each show features a variety of aircraft with a focus on a particular type or vintage.
The series kicks off with a D-Day Anniversary Show June 6. Featured will be aircraft of the type that flew on that day, plus their modern counterparts. Also on display will be military vehicles, including tanks. There will also be a commemoration service.
The Flying Legends Show will be July 10-11, featuring classic combat aircraft. It is a chance to see Spitfires and P-51 Mustangs in flight.
The Duxford Air Show 2004 will be Sept. 4-5 and will spotlight civil and military aircraft, both vintage and modern, in flying displays. Close-formation aerobatics will be featured each day.
The Autumn Air Show on Oct. 10 will conclude the season, focusing on two of the most popular aircraft of all time, the Spitfire and the Hurricane, British fighters that helped win World War II.
The season will also feature a military vehicle show Aug. l8, featuring tanks and other vehicles that are powered by Rolls Royce engines.
More than 100 classic Rolls Royce cars will also be on display as part of a celebration of the centenary of the partnership between Charles Rolls and Henry Royce. Aircraft powered by Rolls Royce engines will also be featured.