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Flying Legends this year?

Discussion in 'WWII' started by Spitfire, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Anybody planning to go to Flying Legends at Duxford saturday June 30 or sunday July 1?
    I'll be there saturday :) :) :)
  2. baylis

    baylis New in Town

    i always try to go to that show its the best one i have been to
  3. the hairy bloke

    the hairy bloke Familiar Face

    A "Flying Legends" story. Well sort of.

    Opposite Duxford across the M11 is Audley End house and gardens. Many years ago (20-ish) there occured the first multi-period re-enactment. I was there with the Vikings. But there were many others, including a large WWII contingent.

    One of the largest units was the 633 Panza Grenadiers (if I have the unit wrong I apologize, but they were German tank-riders). They had just cut a deal with Bovington Tank museum, and thus were somewhat excitible.

    Any-way, also that weekend was "Flying Legends" but no one from either place had bothered to tell the other what was going on............

    So over comes chappie in a Spitfire, sees something going on under his approach to Duxford and drops a bit to have a closer look. Some wag (German, almost certainly 633rd) yells "Achtung Spitfire!"

    All Hell Breaks Loose. Everyone with a gun shoots, including I am informed Yanks & Brits. Pilot, again the story goes has a brown-trouser moment.

    There was a complaint........
  4. :lol:

    I'm not back from Beijing that weekend, so I'll have to pass. Maybe one year, graduation ceremonies allowing.
  5. rocketeer

    rocketeer Call Me a Cab

    Is it just WWII aircraft or do they still fly those fantastic 1950 and up, jets?
    Duxford used to have a brilliant jet show, featuring Harrier, F86 Sabre, Mig 15s, Meteors etc? I would love to see the English Electric Lightning, F4 Phantom, maybe an SR71, though I dont think Duxfords example is flyable. Oh to see a Messerschmidt 262 though, or even a Vulcan.
    Most of those I have listed really are flying legends but most have been grounded at least at shows simply because they are toooooo noisy! Spoilsports.
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  7. Story

    Story I'll Lock Up

  8. Warden

    Warden One Too Many

    Ho yes, I'll be there, playing the 78 shellac
  9. aswatland

    aswatland My Mail is Forwarded Here

    I'll be there on the saturday-weather permitting!
  10. And I'll be there saturday - come rain or come shine :)
  11. Warden

    Warden One Too Many

    Wot ho gang, if your interested in Flying Legends, Esther from IWM Duxford will be our guest tonight on Harry & Edna on the Wireless tallking about Flying Legends. The show is broadcast world wide by the power of the internet, 7pm UK time. click here to hear the program.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2012
  12. Warden

    Warden One Too Many

    We did not spend the whole day drinking tea ~ honest.

    Flying Legends IWM Duxford 2012

  13. Warden

    Warden One Too Many

    Last edited: Jul 2, 2012
  14. I saw you guys:


    And just a couple of more images from a grand day!






  15. Warden

    Warden One Too Many

    I say, lovely photo. It was my 1st time at flying Legends. It really is an amazing day out
  16. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

    Great photos Søren and Warden! Hugely jealous. I would love to attend that one day.

    But Søren, we might be heading up your way in the northern autumn. Looking at spending a month in Norway and might just be going through KBH. Would be great to drop by Gjentofte again for a catch up (or Cafe Petersborg for a bite :D ).
  17. That's some great news, Tim!!!
    Looking so much forward to see you all three.

    Bring your Irvin and we'll have some long evening hours sipping Malt on the terrace.
    Of course you are most welcome to stay with us.
    Actually Kristoffers room has been made into my "RAF Museum" (as Dorthe calls it) - and even has two beds now. We'll borrow a childs bed somewhere too.
    Let us know when you get here!
  18. Story

    Story I'll Lock Up

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...years-flew-legendary-plane.html#ixzz246u4L5TY
  19. Fury964

    Fury964 Familiar Face

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    Fury964 Familiar Face


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