Flying Fortress added to weekend’s Wings & Wheels line-up

The Vulcan bomber will appear at Wings & Wheels for the last time. Picture by Eddie Mitchell SUS-150816-193714001

The Vulcan bomber will appear at Wings & Wheels for the last time. Picture by Eddie Mitchell SUS-150816-193714001

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The last remaining B-17 Flying Fortress has been added to this weekend’s Wings & Wheels event at Dunsfold aerodrome.

For 39 years ‘Sally B’ has been maintained and flown as a memorial to the 79,000 Allied airmen who lost their lives in Europe during the Second World War.

Following last Saturday’s airshow crash at Shoreham, in which 11 people died, the Civil Aviation Authority has introduced restrictions on the performance of high energy aerobatics by vintage jet aircraft,

The Vulcan XH558 is still due to take part at Wings & Wheels tomorrow and Sunday, though, in full compliance with the new regulations, without high energy aerobatics.

This will be the final appearance of the bomber at airshows. Last Saturday It made a slow fly-past at Shoreham in tribute to those who lost their lives.

The ever-popular Red Arrows are scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday) and the airshow section also includes the RAF Chinook, the Spitfire and Hurricane, among several other aircraft.

The Wheels section of the event will be packed with vehicles from several decades, driving round the Dunsfold track with others on show.

There will also be numerous stalls and food outlets.

Wings & Wheels takes place tomorrow and Sunday (Saturday/Sunday August 29/30).

For more information go to http://www.wingsandwheels.net/

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