IWM Duxford announces details of Flying Legends Air Show
PUBLISHED: 13:57 13 June 2012 | UPDATED: 14:15 10 October 2012
The Fighter Collection and IWM Duxford have announced some of the aircraft that are set to wow crowds at this year's Flying Legends Air Show.
The Fighter Collection and IWM Duxford have announced some of the aircraft that are set to wow crowds at this year’s Flying Legends Air Show.
The event will see the air show debut of The Fighter Collection’s Republic P-47G Thunderbolt 42-25068 ‘Snafu’, which is one of just two Curtiss-built examples left in the world.
Another aircraft due to make its debut at the show is the Sikorsky S-38 - an American twin-engine eight-seat amphibious aircraft that was owned by a number of private individuals such as Howard Hughes and Charles Lindbergh.
Additionally, three First World War aircraft - the Nieuport 17, Fokker DR1 and Sopwith Triplane – will be seen flying together for the first time.
Flying Legends will feature more than fifty aircraft in total, including Hispano Buchons, Spitfires, Hawker Sea Furies, YAK fighters and a Lysander.
The Flying Bulls’ Lockheed P-38 Lighting and the Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair will be making a welcome return following their debut last year.
The show will also feature displays from The Breitling Wingwalkers and the Duxford-based B-17 Flying Fortress, Sally B and the PBY Catalina Miss Pick Up.
Meanwhile, land-based attractions will include a ‘Vintage Village’ featuring 1930s and 1940s music played on period gramophones; performances from Andrews Sisters-style group, the Manhattan Dolls; a Prosseco Bar; and a living history experience.
Flying Legends will take place at IWM Duxford on Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July.
Visitors to the Saturday event will be treated to the famous Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, while those attending on the Sunday will see a performance of aerobatics from the Aerostars.
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