The Duxford Spring
Airshow, ''Best of British", was held on May 17th '09.
We decided, a couple of months beforehand, that we would
fly to Duxford. The best way to get to the United
Kingdom is, in our humble opinion, by air. So we booked a
Ryanair flight from Dusseldorf-Weeze to London-Stansted.
The flight schedule from Weeze to Stansted is ideal for a
day trip, as the flight leaves at 06.40 and arrives back at
23.15. A rental-car is normally not expensive either, (ours
was GPB 0,99!), as rates are around 50 GBP per day.
sundaymorning 5.45 we arrived at Weeze (NRN), and we
proceeded right trough security and customs and, since we
were allready checked-in online, we didn't have to wait at
all. At 06.40 we were airborne and on our way to Stansted.
The trip went as planned and we arrive at Duxford, in our
0,99GPB rental car at 7.30LT. We bought our tickets and
airshow programme at the counter and the fun could begin.
was not all that great with an overcast and cold strong
winds. But we were more focussed on Highlights of the
Show wich included participation by the Eurofighter Typhoon
(29 Squadron, RAF Coningsby), BAe Systems Hawk (208
Squadron, RAF Valley), the Vickers VC-10 (101 Squadron, RAF Brize Norton), British Aerospace 146 (Titan Airways at
Stansted) and the Battle of Britain Memorial
Flight. Unfortunelately the BoBMF had cancelled due to
technical problems and weather conditions.