We attended Clacton airshow today in glorious weather and witnessed some great aircraft flying over the seafront and all for free - very nice.
Not particularly good shots, however, here is the first - and no doubt last - time I will witness the only two airworthy Lancaster bombers flying anywhere; their dual appearance is as rare as... well, you know.
They are joined in this shot by a Hawker Hurricane of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (the Spitfire is out of shot as I was hurriedly snapping away with my point-and-shoot camera. Seeing these iconic aircraft in flight is awe inspiring and raises the hairs on your neck; there is something ingrained within Britain's national DNA that these planes evoke.
The Avro Vulcan XH558, Britain's answer to Soviet aggression, in all its glory on a low pass; I managed to snap away while marveling at it, which is a wonder for me. I haven't seen a Vulcan in flight at a display since 1982!
A great day's entertainment all round and even more so to see these examples of Britain's aviation history.
That's it for now,