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  • ozplane
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2004
    • 1639

    Flying Legends participant list

    Any airshow that has 12 (?) Spitfires and 5 Buchons can hardly be said to lack interest but according to the website there doesn't seem to be the usual invitees from overseas apart from the American based DC-3s.and the Beech 18s. Are there to be any last minute additions?
  • Propstrike
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2004
    • 3995

    #2
    https://www.flyinglegends.com/aircraft.html

    The DH-9 will make its debut. 14 Spits now I think. I was about to describe it as a UK-based fighter-fest, then noticed there are NO Hurricanes (!) scheduled, nor any Hawker biplanes.

    Also no Red Bull team, and none of the France or Germany based warbirds.

    Piper L4's and Wingwalkers were added in the last few days. I am trying not to say it out loud , but it looks a bit thin right now.



    A Mosquito could turn it all around... !!

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    • MIZPAH
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      • Nov 2005
      • 88

      #3
      Red Bull aircraft involved in an event in Hungary.

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      • TEXANTOMCAT
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Mar 2004
        • 4635

        #4
        Praps the quid pro quo with the DH9 debut moving from OW to DX was to 'let' OW have the 7 ship Hurri formation yesterday - in which case, fair do's!

        I'd still love to see the 262 or failing which the 163 glider from Germany... or even the Norseman ....
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        • olly_s
          Rank 4 Registered User
          • Aug 2017
          • 191

          #5
          Suprised ARCos lysander isnt on there (we still have a week though so fingers crossed)

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          • TallyHo!
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Oct 2014
            • 153

            #6
            Some surprising omissions. Find it hard to believe there won't be a single Hurricane present, even with 7 being present at OW.

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            • Wyvernfan
              wyvernfan@gmail.com
              • Oct 2007
              • 5863

              #7
              Well with four days to go I called into to Dx today to take in the usual pre-airshow buzz and atmos, but apart from a member of the public dropping a drawing pin at the other end of the airfield (I know cos I heard it) the only overseas highlight was to be found in the carpark!


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              • GliderSpit
                Flying Dutchman
                • Aug 2006
                • 1129

                #8
                Its the D-day 75 Airshow. There were not many Hurricanes active on D-day. How about Stearmans?
                Possunt quia posse videntur (They can because they think they can; motto RAF 19 Squadron)

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                • Rich82
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Jun 2005
                  • 230

                  #9
                  Agreed it's a shame there are currently no Hurricanes or many foreign participants, but yes, it's the D-Day airshow so maybe that's the reason. There were P51s active though and Miss Helen Berlin Express and Hun Hunter/Texas are 3 beautiful Mustangs languishing in the DX hangars at the moment. Wasn't there a rumour that The Horsemen were returning this year, possibly with a 'different' aircraft type to the Mustangs we've seen here before?

                  Either way, I can't complain, nor will I - I'm doing the whole weekend for what will be my 20th consecutive Legends Airshow, so I'm thoroughly looking forward to seeing whatever the organisers can pull together. See you in a week everyone!

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                  • R4118
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Aug 2015
                    • 408

                    #10
                    Horsemen arent coming now as Duxford couldnt/woukdnt give them any Hangar space. Apparently dan friedkin was given space at a nearby RAF base but there was no facilities to put any aircraft together.
                    Seems to have been a bit of a struggle to get participants together this season.

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                    • rutley
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Aug 2014
                      • 94

                      #11
                      Horsemen don't actually need to bring aircraft with them, there are enough P51s at Duxford already for them to do their routine.And which "nearby RAF base" would that be to Duxford?

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                      • R4118
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Aug 2015
                        • 408

                        #12
                        I cant remember which one the guy at shuttleworth said but I believe it was a training base somewhere. There is also a chance he was using an old name for the base. I figured that Berlin Express and Hun Hunter would be suitable and could use either Miss Helen or Shark.

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                        • Wyvernfan
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                          • Oct 2007
                          • 5863

                          #13
                          I was also surprised just how far the hospitality marquees are running along the crowd line now.
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                          • Agent K
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • May 2005
                            • 1012

                            #14
                            Originally posted by R4118 View Post
                            Horsemen arent coming now as Duxford couldnt/woukdnt give them any Hangar space. Apparently dan friedkin was given space at a nearby RAF base but there was no facilities to put any aircraft together.
                            Seems to have been a bit of a struggle to get participants together this season.
                            I can't imagine for one bit that an unprecedented approach would have been made by Dan to a "nearby" RAF base to rebuild aircraft. Just thinking of nearby active RAF airfields, Marham - no chance, Henlow no space, and that's about it for nearby bases, as for the security and passes and logistics of getting people and equipment in and out of any base, and the cost the RAF/MoD would charge..... it just wouldn't happen.....

                            Don't always believe what you may hear at the fenceline!

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                            • Propstrike
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Mar 2004
                              • 3995

                              #15
                              I find the F L spectator experience to be hard work, worth it, of course but still quite an arduous day, with lots of walking. I think the non-VIP folk are very much 2nd class citizens, with just two short flanks of fenceline to try and get some sort of view. When the Tank Bank was available, it was much better , but Shoreham happened, and everything changed.

                              The Red Arrows last performed at DX on a weird 45 degree axis, off the Royston end, and for all the spectators at the M11 end, the display was stupidly distant, like seeing a display going on at a neighbouring airfield.

                              We are lucky to have Flying Legends, they have produced some fantastic shows, but I do feel they need to re-examine the customer experience ( ie the non VIP people ) who presumably provide most of the revenue

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                              • Propstrike
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Mar 2004
                                • 3995

                                #16
                                Spamfire, sorry, Spitfire No 15 added today.

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                                • DaveB
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Sep 2003
                                  • 453

                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by Propstrike View Post
                                  I find the F L spectator experience to be hard work, worth it, of course but still quite an arduous day, with lots of walking. I think the non-VIP folk are very much 2nd class citizens, with just two short flanks of fenceline to try and get some sort of view. When the Tank Bank was available, it was much better , but Shoreham happened, and everything changed.
                                  I agree to a point, but Legends has been better than other DX shows in recent years because the whole of the 'jet pan' area has been made available for spectators. Also, if the set-up is like the May show, the whole grass area between AirSpace and Hangar 2 will also be available for spectators.

                                  Originally posted by Propstrike View Post
                                  The Red Arrows last performed at DX on a weird 45 degree axis, off the Royston end, and for all the spectators at the M11 end, the display was stupidly distant, like seeing a display going on at a neighbouring airfield.
                                  The Red Arrows have displayed at DX again since then and returned to the normal display line.

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                                  • olly_s
                                    Rank 4 Registered User
                                    • Aug 2017
                                    • 191

                                    #18
                                    there will be quite a few debuts this year to both FL and the air show circuit as a whole - DH9, buchon, the american daks and maybe the silver spitfire?

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                                    • R4118
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Aug 2015
                                      • 408

                                      #19
                                      Agent K I do.believe it was henlow mentioned thinking again about it!

                                      I'm not too familiar with the bases down around duxford but it would be a struggle if it's on active MOD property I give you!

                                      I think I've learnt my lesson about believing fenceline gossip. Should have guessed really as this guy did seem to be a bit of a no it all

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                                      • hampden98
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Sep 2009
                                        • 2541

                                        #20
                                        I'm not attending Legends this year. Line up is one factor but most it's due to there being several other displays I have attended and I can't afford them all (both financiall and physically. Getting a bit lazy in my old age).
                                        I've traded FL (and RIAT) for Daks over Duxford, Headcorn, Biggin Hill and the Dux BoB day.
                                        BTW what happend to the Skyraiders and will they return?

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