Daring aerobatic displays on show at White Waltham Airfield

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David Lee

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Pilots executed daring barrel rolls and loop-the-loops during a flying day fundraiser at White Waltham Airfield on Saturday.

The event was put on for members of the West London Aero Club who use the historic airfield in Waltham Road.

Crowds watched on in awe as trained pilots took to the skies in their light aircraft and pulled off a host of spectacular routines.

Hundreds of packets of Walkers crisps were also dropped onto the airfield by a helicopter with children and adults alike pouncing on any packet they could find.

The Waltham St Lawrence Silver Band serenaded the club’s members throughout the day while a model aircraft display and glider simulator was also on show.

The event aimed to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund and the Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

Catherine Smith, airfield manager, said: “The Thames Valley Air Ambulance is a really important service and it used to be based here in one of our hangers so we thought that would be a suitable charity.”

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