Nope, that's not the new title of my next novel, nor ...
... have we been on a film set.
Although sometimes it felt like.
We were at the Flying Legends Airshow in Duxford. To be honest, you don't have to be an aviation lunatic to enjoy that show.
It was so much fun to see the people dressed up and do their jobs like in earlier days. It felt like we have been in a time machine.
In the morning we had time to have a closer look to all the aircrafts outside...
... and inside in the hall.
While my hubby was completely taken with the technical side, I liked more the decoration (yeah, I had to fulfill the cliche)
Ach und wenn Ihr jetzt denkt, typisch englisches Wetter: lasst Euch nicht täuschen, die Wolken hingen zwar am Vormittag noch etwas tiefer, aber am Nachmittag, hatten wir ein perfektes Flugwetter und am Abend einen Sonnenbrand *lach*.
Oh dear... our good old Swissair. I confess I felt rather proud to see it at the Airshow. Okay, maybe because it was such a polished and shiny aircraft *smile*. And look that cute black nose... (do I hear the men groan *LoL*).
If you belief that we had rather typical English weather... well it was just in the morning a little bit cloudy, but in the afternoon we got a lovely sunshine.
And then my hubby had the great idea: "Let's make a flight with one of those Legends". Oh dear! Well, could I ever say no to such shiny joyful boys-eyes? (Psst... I had great fun to do so, but don't tell him that, because he takes me out for another garden visit for my suffering*smile*)
So we squeezed ourself into the plane... more than eight passengers weren't possible. The poor pilot had to squeeze himself through that small space between the passengers seats to get in his claustrophobic cockpit. Well, my hubby really would have loved to take over for him... :o)
And then the adventure started... well, part of it, because the second engine wouldn't start. A helping hand stood already there with an extinguisher... just in case... very relaxing, indeed. After a while the second engine decided to do his job and just in that moment...
... my hubby thought it a good idea to tell me about the gap at the door. Why should it be different in English aircrafts than in English houses:o)? A nice English man told me, with a smile in the face, that the gap under their doors is of well use by lighting the fire in their stove, because the air can circulate so well. Oh, indeed *smile*, but why on earth should it be helpful in an aircraft, I wonder?! But there was no time to get out of the plane, it was starting. Of course I wouldn't have done so. I wouldn't have missed the fun, for nothing of the world
To proof it: Tatataaaaa... the Flying Airshow from above.
Manhattan Dolls. Die Mädels sind echt witzig... hört mal rein und seht da auch noch mehr Flieger rumsausen von der Airshow.
With the feet on the ground again, I got a lovely mint Ice cream (oh, I really love that) while enjoying the Manhattan Dolls. Funny sound, here you can listen to them and enjoy a little bit of the Airshow.
Every aircraft you could see on the ground was later on in the sky.
Finally the real Airshow started in the afternoon: you could smell kerosin, hear the roar and then when the American Fighting Jet flew over all of us, I could feel the ground a little bit shake... or at least I thought so :o) Only the song "Wings of Freedom" did in my opinion not fit to that war jet... but well... give me one more of that delicious soft ice and I forget about it.
Duxford Imperial War Museum in Ruhe anzuschauen. Wer mal in der Gegend ist, sollte sich das wirklich nicht entgehen lassen.
My husband was in seventh heaven :o) but to be completely honest: I enjoyed it as much. A view days later on, we returned to the Duxford Imperial War Museum to have another good look around. It is very impressive and you can spend there easily half or even a full day. If you are in this region, you really should visit it.
Beim nächsten Mal nehme ich Euch mit in schiefe Häuser.
Next time, I take you with me to a village full of crooked houses.
Habt ein schönes Wochenende! / Have a lovely weekend