BE2 in flight


WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust Flying Day

  • Dragon Rapide

  • Madison and Edward enjoying the pedal planes

  • Watching the aircraft


On 28 August the Essex skies were filled with the roaring sounds of yesteryear as Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome held its most successful flying event this year.

Hundreds of fans were not put off by grey clouds and blustery winds early in the day and were rewarded by beaming sunshine and perfect flying conditions as display time arrived.

Supported by the avid and dedicated volunteer force, the WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust and many others, the team put on a great show.

The ever welcome Albatros and rare Sopwith Snipe and Dragon Rapide and Falcon were among those aircraft that leapt into the air, while other gems like the Sopwith Camel and Fokker Eindekker stayed on the ground for the bright eyed crowd to see. .Flanked by a teeming Mess selling great snacks to the hungry visitors, and a bustling shop, the day really was a roaring success.

Ian Flint, CEO of Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome Trust, said: "It's been an incredibly busy year for us, especially as our flying events now have a loyal following.

“We're now looking towards our Centenary Event on 17 and 18 of September. It will be the climax of many hours of hard work by our team of staff and volunteers."

To see more images of our flying event please take a look at our gallery.

Don't forget to book tickets to the Stow Maries Centenary Event

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