Air Britain 2009 fly-in - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Some of the 70 or so aircraft which visited North Weald Airfield on 20-21 June 2009 for the Air Britain fly-in.
Air Britain 2009 fly-in - FURTHER INFORMATION
Air Britain 2009 fly-in - Epping Forest visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Air Britain 2009 fly-in' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Essex.
North Weald Airfield was established in 1916 to protect London from Zeppelin raids. During the Second World War, North Weald was home to many squadrons of both the RAF and other Allied air forces, and was the base from which the VE Day Victory Fly-past took off. It remained in RAF hands until 1964, by which time over 50 squadrons had been based there. Today it is the home of a variety of privately-owned aircraft ranging from microlights to Spitfires, and has appeared in a variety of film and TV productions including "The Battle of Britain", "Hustle" and "Band of Brothers".
North Weald Airfield is also used for many other activities, including the regular Saturday Market (the UK's largest) and a range of sports such as cycling, archery, gymnastics, model aircraft flying, model car racing and motorsports.
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TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
North Weald Arifield is about 7.7 miles from the M25 and 2.8 miles from Junction 7 of the M11. Exit the M11 at junction 7 following the A414 away from Harlow. At the next roundabout turn right onto Rayley Land and follow signs to the airfield.