ABOVE: The Freddie March Spirit of Aviation event has been running for twenty-two years

The Freddie March Spirit of Aviation returned for its 22nd year, bringing together some of the most elegant and rarely seen machines from aviation history. In the magnificent concours d’elegance of pre-1966, the aircraft on display were as impressive as ever, with types ranging from the 1929 Klemm L.25 to the Beech 18.

The 1942 Hawker Hurricane presented by the Aircraft Restoration Co was deemed a worthy winner by the judges, who included former Red Arrows pilot Kirsty Murphy, Red Bull Air race pilot Ben Murphy, warbird operator Peter Teichman and television presenter and radio DJ Dermot O’Leary.

Second place went to Plane Sailing’s 1943 Consolidated PBY Catalina and third to Carlo Ferrari’s 1959 Beech 18. The 2022 winner of the Rob Wildeboer Cup was the 1932 Arrow Active, supplied by Ben Cox and David Starkey.

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