Duxford’s first show of the weekend was an eventful one. Firstly it was a two day event, Saturday concentrating on ground shows by the Royal Air Force past and present and Sunday seeing a full airshow day. Secondly, it was the only airshow of the season to suffer significant effects from the volcanic ash from the Eyjafjallajökull Volcani in Iceland.
Planes TV’s production covers both days as one. Unlike the production covering the last two shows of Duxford’s season, Ben Dunnell’s commentary has been recorded after the show. Coverage of the flying displays is comprehensive and included s good selection of crew interviews and some good behind the scenes and air to air footage recorded pre-season. These features are particularly welcome and we hope Planes TV can expand on them for 2011!
As with most of Planes TV’s DVDs, there are a couple of interactive in-cockpit bonus features which on this DVD cover Hawker Hunter Miss Demeanour and the Shuttleworth Collections Bristol Fighter. On top of that there is a Avro Lancaster Bonus feature showing the aircraft’s solo display on the Saturday in full. It did not make the main show due to ash and winds at it’s RAF Coningsby base!
Overall, this is an excellent round up of the show weekend with a precise, and engaging narration from Ben Dunnell.