Farnborough 2012: Parade of Flying Legends

Farnborough International Airshow 2012 is not only interesting for the new aircraft, equipment, weapon systems, orders being announced and so on.

Among the planes taking part to the daily air display there are also some of the most famous British planes of the WWII and Cold War era: the Avro Lancaster, the Spitfire, the Vulcan.

The Vulcan opened the airshow with a flypast in formation with the Red Arrows.

Here are some images of the above flying legends taken by The Aviationist’s photographer Giovanni Maduli during the first day of Farnborough Air Show.

The Spitfire and Lancaster landing on runway 24 after their display at FIA 2012.

Here are some close up views of the Lancaster and its crew.

The Lancaster and Spitfire of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight depart Farnborough again, in the late afternoon of Jul. 9, 2012.

About David Cenciotti
David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.