Flying Legends comes to an end at Duxford

Flying Legends

By David Harvey

It was announced today that the Flying Legends Airshow, a staple of Warbird enthusiasts for the past 25 years or more, will no longer be held at the famous Duxford Airfield. Nick Grey of the Fighter Collection, who organizes, runs and participates in the Flying Legends Airshow made the announcement on the Fighter Collection Website. This followed shortly after by a similar announcement by the Imperial War Museum (IWM) who own and run the Duxford Airfield.

There was an obvious outpouring of anger on social media with much of it directed at IWM, however IWM have said that they will be making future announcements regarding airshows at Duxford.

Duxford currently hold three airshows per annum. The May Airshow is a mix of new and old aircraft, Flying Legends held in July is dedicated to Warbirds of the First and Second World Wars whilst the September Battle of Britain Airshow is again a mix of new and old.

Flying Legends is famous for its closing Balboa of the participating aircraft which can number in excess of 30 aircraft flying in a formation over the airfield.

There has been no announcement from the Fighter Collection if the Flying Legends Airshow will take place at another venue however, they have committed to keeping their aircraft hangered at Duxford.

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