Do you remember Ipswich Airport’s 1989 air races?
PUBLISHED: 19:19 05 October 2019
With a grand assortment of small aircraft and the sun shining brightly, Ipswich Airport opened its doors in 1989 to the community to enjoy a day of air races.
Aviation enthusiasts gathered in their masses to watch on, with crowds streaming in to the Nacton Road airfield.
It was also a day for small aircraft owners to come and show off their machines, as well as their skills in the skies.
In a epic test of skill, pilots raced round a designated course to try and score the best time or points against their fellow pilots.
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The small biplane, the Pitts Special, popular in the 1960s and 70s, can be seen in our pictures.
Originally built in America in 1944 the light aerobatic plane is still a competitive aircraft in the lower categories of air racing.
Unfortunately events such as this were short lived, as the airport closed in 1996.
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