AVIATION buffs were treated to a thrill-packed weekend of model aircraft at Stow Maries.

The Great War Aerodrome welcomed fans and enthusiasts to its first annual model airshow.

A total of 30 pilots were on site with their models, which replicated some of history’s most famous and much-loved aircraft as they took part in the airborne action.

Participants in this year’s show spared no expense in their creations, appearing just like the genuine aircraft as they flew over Purleigh village on both Saturday and Sunday.

There was plenty of entertainment throughout the day with three exhibitions on show at the event, as well a barbecue.BBQ on hand to feed everyone.

Stow Maries boss Ian Flint, Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome’s chief executive, said: “We are always apprehensive about bringing a new event to the aerodrome but Dawn Patrol managed to pull out all the stops.

“From jets to warbirds, there was something for everyone.

“These models really need to be seen to be believed, as they are remarkable and brought so many smiles to visitors’ faces.”