Cold War jets thundered down the runway at Bruntingthorpe Airfield during an open day.
The Cold War Jets Collection event on Sunday featured fast taxi runs - in which the aircraft speed down the two-mile runway but stop short of taking off - by a host of classic jets including the Victor, Nimrod, Comet, Lightning and Canberra.
Visitors enjoyed tours of the enormous VC10 aircraft as well as the Super Guppy, Comet and Sea Vixen.
The vintage aircraft all played a role in the Cold War and are now maintained to a high standard by dedicated and hard working teams of volunteers.
Bob Tuxford, who flew the Victor in the Falklands War, operated both the Victor and the Nimrod on Sunday.
He said: “It is a great privilege to be able to bring these iconic and historically important aircraft back into action and to have the opportunity to showcase them to the public. The spectacular sights and sounds cannot be seen anywhere else in the world.”