World War 1 Aviation Heritage Trust Fly-in
The atmosphere of a WW1 aerodrome was recreated this weekend at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, as the sight and sound of WW1 type aircraft filled the skies. Heritage talks and guided tours of the aerodrome, brought memories of a bygone era back to life.
Unique WW1 late-model original aircraft from the WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust flew above the aerodrome as they would have done 100 years ago. Adding to the excitement, vintage motorbikes and classic cars competing in the Layer Marney Cup, making a great weekend out for all the family.
Dick Forsythe, Chief Trustee of WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust said: “On behalf of WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust I would like to thank all the Trustees, Staff, and Volunteers at Stow Maries for their tremendous support. It is the inaugural event run by our Trust and the start of a journey at Stow Maries that will lead to a fully operational RFC aerodrome with its own aeroplanes by 2018.”
Russell Savory, Stow Maries Aerodrome Operations Manager commented: “Seeing these aircraft fly as they would have done 100 years ago is an amazing sight. We are as ever grateful to the support from local community and our supporters in the aviation world for helping to make this event a success.”