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!