Tag Archive: Flying Legends

Jul 11 2017

“Miss Velma” and “Berlin Express” damaged in separate incidents at Flying Legends

The TF-51D “Miss Velma” made a wheels-up landing during the Flying Legends airshow at Duxford this weekend. It appears the engine failed shortly before landing and the pilot made the quick decision to perform a wheels-up landing in a field. The aircraft suffered damage but the pilot was unhurt.   In a separate incident, the …

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Feb 10 2016

Video: Flying Legends 2016 trailer

The classic Flying Legends airshow in Duxford will take place on Saturady 9 & Sunday 10 July 2016. Enjoy!

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Jul 15 2015

Duxford Flying Legends 2015 photo report

Photos by Bertrand Brown, Gaël Darquet & Romain Odent.

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Jun 17 2015

First post-restoration flight for Seafire Mk II PP972

Supermarine Spitfire Mk III PP972 made its first post-restoration flight on Monday, June 15 with Richard Grace at the controls. The aircraft will be presented to the public at the Flying Legends airshow. Only four Supermarine Seafire are currently airworthy, with several restoration projects underway. Sources (with photos): Sim Outhouse Flying Legends Facebook page

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Mar 16 2015

Historic Flight Foundation Spitfire to tour England

Historic Flight Foundation’s Spitfire Mk IX SL633 will be heading for the UK this summer to participate in several events, notably those related to the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The aircraft will attend several of the biggest British airshows of this season: Flying Legends and Royal International Air Tattoo in July, Humberside …

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Feb 14 2015

Flying Legends Air Show 2015 Trailer

Happy Saint Valentine’s, airplane lovers! 😉

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May 02 2014

Video: Flying Legends 2014

20 years of Flying Legends by Chris G.

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Feb 18 2014

Flying Legends 2014 poster by Romain Hugault

French aviation artist Romain Hugault is the author of the 2014 Flying Legends airshow poster. The poster shows two Spitfire XIV at (very) low level over a field with poppies, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

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Oct 17 2011

Flying Legends 2012 dates

“ The Fighter Collection are pleased to announce that Flying legends 2012 Air Show will be held on Saturday 30th June & Sunday 1st July. This date has been selected to de-conflict with Olympic Air Space restrictions and other major events in the UK. We can confirm that we will be reverting to our usual …

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Jul 12 2011

Video: BBC interviews Rob Davies after Duxford collision

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Jul 12 2011

More bad news: Dr. I, Beechcraft and L-39 accidents

More bad news for this week-end, but at least no deaths. If this goes on, I’ll have to consider renaming the blog warbird-crashes.com. 🙁 A Fokker Dr.I replica nosed-over while taxiing at Duxford. Another Dr. I replica crash-landed after engine failure at the Geneseo Airshow (NY, USA) on Saturday July 9, the pilot escaping unharmed. …

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Jul 12 2011

Duxford collision: videos and photos

Unsurprisingly, the collision between P-51 “Big Beautiful Doll” and Skyraider F-AZDP was filmed and photographed by dozens of people. I’ll be posting some of the most interesting ones here if I have permission to do so, or just links when I don’t.

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Jul 10 2011

Mid-air collision at Duxford

P-51 "Big Beautiful Doll" (Photo Simon (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

I just received word from Gaël, a friend and fellow member of the CAF French Wing that the French Skyraider (F-AZDP) collided with P-51 “Big Beautiful Doll” at the Duxford Flying Legends airshow.  Rob Davies, BBD’s pilot, bailed out while the Skyraider was able to land, minus several feet of right wingtip. Fortunately, no casualties …

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