With so many forces committed to military tasks it was fortunate that the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain was the focus of this year's show. A plethora of Spitfires and Hurricanes, accompanied by examples of 'the foe', graced the skies over Gloucestershire with Saturday in particular enjoying fine weather. Flight Training was also recognised, it being the 150th anniversary of the UK Cadet Force.
This year's show was blessed with fine weather and featured the public debut of the Airbus A400. It is likely to be the last show on this site and the new terminal for the improved airport is taking shape, though dust clouds from the works sometimes blew across the displays and active runway. General Aviation was well represented, as was the US military.
The Zeltweg air show always gives the opportunity to catch up with a large proportion of the Austrian air Force with photo opportunities in a natural green amphitheater and a southern viewpoint giving good lighting conditions. this year the show was well supported by Red Bull who not only brought their growing collection of vintage aircraft but also staged a demonstration air race complete with inflated pylons.