Gallery: Crowds flock to popular air show

MACHINES of land and air were out in force over the weekend as crowds flocked to the Heart Air Display and Classic Car Show at Rougham Air Field.

MACHINES of land and air were out in force over the weekend as crowds flocked to the Heart Air Display and Classic Car Show at Rougham Air Field.

Around 12,000 people attended the event near Bury St Edmunds, which combines demonstrations of aircraft from the past with an assembly of vintage and modern classic cars as well as de-commissioned army vehicles.

Lancaster bombers and members of the Red Arrows display team flew low overhead while car enthusiasts looked under bonnets and admired paintwork.

In temperatures nudging 30C, other visitors were content to simply enjoy the fun fair and stroll through the many souvenir and food stalls.

Display director Peter Eager said he had devised an air show that, he hoped, would appeal to everyone.

He said: “The theme of the display is nostalgia through the ages. We have planes from both the World Wars as well as Korea. There were also some unusual displays such as ones by a gyrocopter and another by a team of glider pilots.”