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Flying Legends July 8-9 – latest

Photo: P-51B Mustang 'Berlin Express' - JAMES RAEDER VIA IWM DUXFORD

 

Latest information from Duxford:

Tickets for the Flying Legends Air Show must be purchased in advance; tickets will not be available to purchase on arrival at the air show.

The Flying Legends Air Show, run by The Fighter Collection, returns to IWM Duxford this summer in the airfield’s centenary year. This year, visitors can see up to 45 historic aircraft in over three hours of flying action, culminating each day in the spectacular Balbo massed finale.

Highlights include:

  • Comanche Fighters’ newest P-51B Mustang Berlin Express is being flown from the USA to take part. Berlin Express is dressed exactly like the 357th Fighter Group Mustang which the legendary American ace Bill Overstreet flew under the Eiffel tower while successfully shooting down a Messerschmitt Bf 109 in 1944.
  • Classic Formation’s stunning Beechcraft 18 (x 2) and Douglas DC-3.
  • For the first time, on Sunday 9 July only, the display will be opened at 1.20pm by the Red Arrows, the Royal Air Force aerobatic team. Visitors will be able to meet the Red Arrows pilots after their display has concluded, at approximately 3.30pm. The renowned flying display of historic aircraft commences at 2pm.
  • The Bremont Horsemen, the world’s only P-51 Mustang formation aerobatic team, make a welcome return, with the UK debut performance of P-51 Mustang Freseni, being shipped from the USA especially for the show.
  • Aircraft Restoration Company’s Hispano Buchon in its new colour scheme representing Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7 ‘Black 8’ of Luftwaffe unit JG 27. The original machine was flown by Leutnant Werner Schroer based at Ain El Gazala, Libya in April 1941. Schroer ended the war with a total of 114 victories.
  • The golden age of air racing is recreated with flying displays from a de Havilland DH.88 Comet, a Percival Mew Gull, Travel Air Type R Mystery Ship and LeVier Cosmic Wind.
  • Spitfires galore, with variants including three Spitfire Mk.Is.
  • Hawker Hurricanes, including one which has not previously been seen at Flying Legends.
  • The world’s only airworthy Bristol Blenheim.
  • B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B, the last remaining airworthy B-17 bomber in Europe.
  • A variety of Curtiss aircraft, including the only airworthy example of the P-36 lineage left anywhere in the world, and one of only two airworthy P-40F aircraft in the world.

For more information see: www.flyinglegends.com

Buchon in JG27 colours. VIA IWM DUXFORD

P-51B Mustang ‘Berlin Express’ – JAMES RAEDER VIA IWM DUXFORD

 

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