Spitfire wedding flypast: an unexpected wedding guest

Spitfire wedding flypast: an unexpected wedding guest

Spitfire wedding flypast and aerobatic display

On Saturday I was shooting with colleague Chris Perry at a wedding in Hampshire, and around 5pm we (and all the guests) had a big surprise… an aerobatic display by a Spitfire!

The plane flew over from The Fighter Collection at Duxford in Cambridgeshire, and entertained us all with low passes and aerobatic manoeuvres.

The aircraft is a Spitfire Mk XIV, built in 1944, with the distinctive clipped wingtips that some Spitfires had for better low-level performance and to help them outmanoeuvre the Luftwaffe’s Focke-Wulf FW-190.

This plane was repainted in 2000 in the colours of British air ace Sqn Ldr Johnnie Johnson as a tribute to the famous flier.

Spitfire wedding flypast

The Spitfire made several passes which was helpful as even though it doesn’t fly as fast as a modern jet it was still quite difficult to track it across the sky – especially with a telephoto lens!

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