Photo Gallery: Leesburg Airshow Takes Flight

The eighth annual Leesburg Airshow took off Saturday at the Leesburg Executive Airport.

Everybody’s eyes were on the skies for the afternoon, watching performers in the flying circus, sky divers and other thrilling aerobatic demonstrations.

Exhibits on the tarmac also offered plenty to see, including helicopters, biplanes and even a few classic cars.

An aircraft fan smiles for his mother’s camera at the Leesburg Airshow. [Danielle Nadler/Loudoun Now]
Saturday’s breezy conditions didn’t deter hundreds from spending their afternoon the tarmac of the Leesburg Executive Airport.
[Danielle Nadler/Loudoun Now]
Saturday’s breezy conditions didn’t deter hundreds from spending their afternoon the tarmac of the Leesburg Executive Airport.[Danielle Nadler/Loudoun Now]
Saturday’s breezy conditions didn’t deter hundreds from spending their afternoon the tarmac of the Leesburg Executive Airport.[Danielle Nadler/Loudoun Now]
A young plane enthusiast smiles for her father’s camera at the Leesburg Executive Airport. [Danielle Nadler/Loudoun Now]
Drew Essex, of Leesburg, poses with his 2-year-old daughter Emma at the Leesburg Airshow. [Danielle Nadler/Loudoun Now]

One of the Flying Circus’s wing walkers rides atop a plane as it makes a loop. (Renss Greene/Loudoun Now)
One of the Flying Circus’s wing walkers returns to the ground to cheering. (Renss Greene/Loudoun Now)
Scott Francis puts his all-carbon-fiber custom MXS through high-G maneuvers at the Leesburg Airshow. (Renss Greene/Loudoun Now)
Doug Jackson pilots a replica WWII-ear Japanese Zero. (Renss Greene/Loudoun Now)

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