Isabelle loves her planes so it was great for her to see the aerobatics and tipping of wings from Grandma and Grandad’s back garden on a beautifully sunny day.
The Rolls Royce Merlin engine of the Spitfire is unmistakable,seen in thousands of films and newsreels, and sends something of a shiver.
As it passes by you almost expect it to be followed by the deafening noise of machine gun fire, especially when it took place in something of a mock dog fight.
And you’d almost be forgiven for thinking that the Lancaster, which seemed to be flying just above the tree tops, was coming down it was going so slow but at the same time was such a sight to behold as its engines crackled and popped.
It reminded me of that ‘Cadillac of the skies’ scene from Empire of the Sun where Jim, played by a young Christian Bale, sees the planes roar by at close range as he waves at the pilot.
She loved waving to the biplanes and the wing walkers atop them, even shouting up to them to wave back, which of course they did.