Airshow Review: Wings & Wheels Dunsfold

Summer 2015 has been particularly busy for us at Dovetail Games. In addition to developing our own flight simulator due to launch next year, we have been working hard to bring a variety of awesome content to FSX: Steam Edition from the likes of FSDG Online, A2A Simulations, TakeFlight Interactive, Sim720, Just Flight, and Orbx Simulation Systems. We have also had the fortune to attend some fabulous events such as Flight Sim 2015 at RAF Cosford, FlightSimCon (USA), Weston-Super-Mare Flight Simulation Convention, and GamesCom (DE). With so much going on, it was difficult to find time to attend the airshows that are so beloved here in the UK!

Every summer, droves of talented pilots literally flock to Britain from around the world to show off their skills at airports and airfields throughout the country. Luckily for me, the Wings and Wheels event in Dunsfold was no exception. Despite the less-than-accommodating weather, the trade stalls were busy, the queues were long, and the crowd was in high spirits. Wings and Wheels was everything an airshow should be.

Now without further ado, here are some photo highlights of the show:

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Curtiss P-40 Warhawk in action

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Pitts S2

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Members of the Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment’s Parachute Display Team post-landing

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BN2A Islander used by the Headcorn Parachute Club

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B-17 Flying Fortress

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RAF Eurofighter & Spitfire Synchro Pair

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Yakovlev Yak-52

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Avro Vulcan XH558 making the most of her last display season

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Royal Netherlands Air Force Historic Flight B25 North American Mitchell

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B25 coming in for a smooth landing

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A Piper PA-28 Pawnee tugging Glider FX

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Glider FX trailing orange smoke during its aerobatic display

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RAF Red Arrow Display Team

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Chinook HC2 of the Chinook Display Team (27 Squadron)

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The pilot popping out to say hi

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P-51D Mustang “Ferocious Frankie”

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IXB

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Spitfire Mk. IXB and P-51 Mustang, both of the Old Flying Machine Company, flying side-by-side

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Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk

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RAF BAE Systems Hawk

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A Breitling Wingwalker preparing for the display

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The Breitling Wingwalker Fleet

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MiG-15 of the Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron

Along with these impressive air displays, a significant portion of the show devoted to automobiles. More information on this and more can be found on the Wings & Wheels website.

Next year’s event will be held on 27th & 28th August 2016. Don’t miss it!

All photos taken by Aimee Sanjari

FSX Admin

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