Look to the skies
Goodwood celebrates its aviation heritage at the Goodwood Revival with some astonishing aerial manoeuvres throughout the skies above this former WWII aerodrome. During the 1940s, RAF Westhampnett (as it was known then ) was one of the RAF’s most active airfields, a satellite station to Tangmere and a Battle of Britain site. It was from here that legendary fighter pilot Douglas Bader flew his last mission.
All weekend, there are special displays from a wide variety of historic aircraft.
In 2012 Spitfires graced the skies with their awe-inspiring displays that kept crowds gazing skywards for fear of missing their stunning demonstration flights.
Many other prestigious aircraft have also taken to the air above Goodwood, including the incredible and unbelievably huge Vickers Vimy – a rare and fascinating sight!
Hurricane; Kittyhawk; Bearcat; Hellcat; Mustang; P47 Thunderbolt; Corsair; Lancaster bomber and the stunning Vulcan bomber have all taken part in the Revival air displays, adding to the electric atmosphere of the event.