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    Flying Legends 2017

    The initial lineup is out, has to be worth going just for the Comet.

    https://www.flyinglegends.com/aircraft.html

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    Brilliant, Will I be a Legends? not sure yet
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    Gotta admit that the Travel Air "Mystery Ship" is another highlight. Remember reading about these planes in an old Air Classics. What about getting the Constellation back again..?

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    A flypast of 109E, Mk1 Spitfire and Hurricane and I'll be happy.

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    Shuttleworth Gladiator added today also
    " Radial engines don't drip oil, they mark their territory"

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    I travelled with Stephen Grey from Geneva today. I'm glad Legends continues.

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    As a 20 year legends supporter, I applaud the organisation and commitment that makes it happen, but Flying Legends is essentially a warbird show ( or was) , and it was not so long ago that even two-seat Spits were seen as a bit 'iffy' for the line up.

    Golden era racing classics have a natural arena 18 miles way at Old Warden, and their inclusion does rather dilute the theme that has made Legends a must-see international event.

    I hope that plenty of warbirds based on the continent can be encouraged to attend, and that the event is not limited to just the much-loved but familiar home grown attractions. I have no doubt that those who make it all happen are pulling every string they can.

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    Propstrike, the 1980's Warbirds of Great Britain have called and wondered when you'll be going back?
    Flying Legends is a little more inclusive, not just warbirds. Now where did I put my Lockheed 12, Jungmann, Constellation, DC-3, Staggerwing, etc etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piston View Post
    Propstrike, the 1980's Warbirds of Great Britain have called and wondered when you'll be going back?
    Flying Legends is a little more inclusive, not just warbirds. Now where did I put my Lockheed 12, Jungmann, Constellation, DC-3, Staggerwing, etc etc....
    I believe it was Stephen Grey who once said something along the lines of "People confuse this (Flying Legends) with a Warbird show. It's not. It's a piston-era show".

    Looking forward to this year's as always!

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    "People confuse this (Flying Legends) with a Warbird show. It's not. It's a piston-era show". I guess I can't argue with the guy who set it all up!

    No doubt it will be well worth attending, and by tradition, the 'headline attractions' tended to be added in the final few weeks,

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    It has changed in format over the years --a lot of aircraft either no longer display for one reason or another so the participants and types of displays have changed.. you only have to look at the amount of multi engined aircraft that no longer participate just for one.

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    Anyone know why The Hangar 11 aeroplanes seem to be missing from Leg Ends?
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    Comet is an excellent addition!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trolly Aux View Post
    Anyone know why The Hangar 11 aeroplanes seem to be missing from Leg Ends?
    Been answered on their facebook page before. "We don't pitch for that show" was the gist of the answer, from memory.

    With any luck, Hangar 11 will be down at the excellent Headcorn airshow on Legends weekend, as they were in 2015.

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    You can see the Comet fly every month at Old Warden!
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    The Horsemen Cometh ???

    Looks like the Horsemen are coming back again this year

    See screen grab below and link to their site - not confirmed on FL site however

    http://www.horsemenflight.com/index.html

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    One of the (many) highlights at the Flying legends 2002 airshow was seeing the Mew Gull in flight. Alex Henshaw was around there at the show too. Personally I feel seeing the racers adds to the show.

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    2004 saw 6 x Dragon rapide / Dominie in formation

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    The question is what are the Horsemen going to be flying this year?

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    From their web-site -
    The Horsemen for 2017 are Steve Hinton flying lead in a P-38 Lightning with Dan Friedkin and Ed Shipley sticking tight to his wing in Mustangs
    Here's hoping that applies to Duxford as well as their US shows. Wonder if they'll be bringing anything across with them?!

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    Unless they bring their own P38 over ,would the Red Bull allow theirs to be used?

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    For the 2012 Chino show, the Horsemen did the P-38 with 2 Mustangs routine. I think the best Horsemen show show was with the 3 early Spitfires over Duxford in 2013. The three F-86 Sabres of 2015 Chino show was a close second though.




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    If they bring a P-38 then wow otherwise meh!, as I find them a bit boring myself.

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    I still think the Breitling Fighters 4-ship formations set the standard, especially if a Hanna was in one of them.

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    Agreed what a display team, especially when led by the great Ray Hanna in his P40. I remember a Flying Legends Airshow years ago when they were displaying abroad but returned at the end of the show. They came in for a low run and break which was breathtaking

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    Legends 2001?

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    May well have been Damon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wondy View Post
    Agreed what a display team, especially when led by the great Ray Hanna in his P40. I remember a Flying Legends Airshow years ago when they were displaying abroad but returned at the end of the show. They came in for a low run and break which was breathtaking
    My favorite had to be the `Cats` with the Tigercat in the lead.

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    We wre lucky in 2004 to have the Breitling Fighters team at Warbirds over Wanaka . Aside from the sound of the Allison ,2 Merlins and the P&W, you could have heard a pin drop during the displays. The Bristol Mercury' s of the Glad ,Lysander and Blenhiem during legends 2002, unforgettable !

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    Quote Originally Posted by timuss View Post
    The question is what are the Horsemen going to be flying this year?
    If they aren't bringing anything with them, my uneducated guess would be Grumman Hawks.

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