Flying Legends 2015

Flying Legends 2015

Postby MRTT on Thu 15 Jan 2015, 10:00 pm

Just thought I would start a thread, according to Facebook the following aircraft courtesy of the TFC have been confirmed

The Fighter Collection
Curtiss Hawk 75
Curtiss P-40F Warhawk
Curtiss P-40C Warhawk
Gloster Gladiator
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair
Grumman Wildcat
Grumman Bearcat
Hawker Nimrod Mk1
North American TF-51D Mustang 'Miss Velma'
Supermarine Spitfire FR.XIV
Supermarine Spitfire Vb

Other Operators
Supermarine Spitfire XL633
Red Bull Flying Bulls- B25J Mitchell
Red Bull Flying Bulls- F4U Corsair
Red Bull Flying Bulls- P38 Lightning
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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby iGol66 on Fri 16 Jan 2015, 5:45 pm

Hope they get some of last year's cancellations to attend
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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby wv383 on Fri 16 Jan 2015, 6:10 pm

Interesting that the Hellcat is on there. I thought it had been sold.
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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby neilos on Fri 16 Jan 2015, 8:10 pm

iGol66 wrote:Hope they get some of last year's cancellations to attend


Fingers crossed the weather pays ball this year then.
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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby FTS on Wed 21 Jan 2015, 12:26 pm

wv383 wrote:Interesting that the Hellcat is on there. I thought it had been sold.


I was speaking to one of the engineers from TFC on the friday of last years show and he said that all of the 'heavies' were being sold off. He didn't elaborate further and it seems to have gone quiet on that front. I really hope that isn't the case.
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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby iGol66 on Thu 22 Jan 2015, 4:24 pm

FTS wrote:
wv383 wrote:Interesting that the Hellcat is on there. I thought it had been sold.


I was speaking to one of the engineers from TFC on the friday of last years show and he said that all of the 'heavies' were being sold off. He didn't elaborate further and it seems to have gone quiet on that front. I really hope that isn't the case.


It would be a real shame if that was true.
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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby craig.mason on Thu 22 Jan 2015, 7:29 pm

Do they have vulcan at flying legends
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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby st24 on Thu 22 Jan 2015, 8:19 pm

craig.mason wrote:Do they have vulcan at flying legends

No Craig. The very mention of non-prop engines causes mass hysteria amongst the legends massive. The Vulcan would probably result in ritual burning down of the museum as bare chested airshow groupies chant Vera Lynn songs and hum the 633sqn and dambusters theme tunes in rhythmic harmony whilst urinating on the burning wreckage of turbine engined monstrosities..
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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby Pen Pusher on Thu 22 Jan 2015, 8:22 pm

Nearly right, we'd just let them burn rather than wasting valuable bodily fluids. :biggrin:

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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby PeterR on Thu 22 Jan 2015, 8:34 pm

st24 wrote:The very mention of non-prop engines causes mass hysteria amongst the legends massive. The Vulcan would probably result in ritual burning down of the museum as bare chested airshow groupies chant Vera Lynn songs and hum the 633sqn and dambusters theme tunes in rhythmic harmony whilst urinating on the burning wreckage of turbine engined monstrosities..


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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby jimbob1194 on Thu 22 Jan 2015, 8:53 pm

st24 wrote:
craig.mason wrote:Do they have vulcan at flying legends

No Craig. The very mention of non-prop engines causes mass hysteria amongst the legends massive. The Vulcan would probably result in ritual burning down of the museum as bare chested airshow groupies chant Vera Lynn songs and hum the 633sqn and dambusters theme tunes in rhythmic harmony whilst urinating on the burning wreckage of turbine engined monstrosities..



Airshow groupies... Now where have I heard that before... :whistle: :wink:
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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby craig.mason on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 12:58 pm

I would have thought they would also have classic jets from the 50's & 60's there i have never been to this airshow before
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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby MRTT on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 1:08 pm

Nope, pure Warbirds at Legends, I believe there were a number of people not happy to see the USAF F-15 solo in 2007.
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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby Tommy on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 8:55 pm

craig.mason wrote:I would have thought they would also have classic jets from the 50's & 60's there i have never been to this airshow before


It's been asked before and it remains a very valid point to raise, to be fair. I'm not going to trawl back through participation lists to see what jets have turned up before, but I do wonder, for example, if CAF's Meteor was added whether a fuss would be kicked up, or even the ME262? Of course, if the organisers themselves decide not to book jets, that's entirely up to them.
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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby Flare Path on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 9:01 pm

BrizeWatcher wrote:Nope, pure Warbirds at Legends, I believe there were a number of people not happy to see the USAF F-15 solo in 2007.


Yep. Worth it for the Heritage Flight.
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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby tc2324 on Tue 03 Feb 2015, 11:24 pm

Tommy wrote:
craig.mason wrote:I would have thought they would also have classic jets from the 50's & 60's there i have never been to this airshow before


It's been asked before and it remains a very valid point to raise, to be fair. I'm not going to trawl back through participation lists to see what jets have turned up before, but I do wonder, for example, if CAF's Meteor was added whether a fuss would be kicked up, or even the ME262? Of course, if the organisers themselves decide not to book jets, that's entirely up to them.


As time moves on a number of jet aircraft could be considered legends in their own right, so it surprises me that this isn`t factored into the organisers thought process?

But like you say, it`s up to them.
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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby jimbob1194 on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 11:01 am

“Flying Legends celebrates the classic age of piston powered aviation, when brilliant engineers and pilots opened a new era of travel, globalisation and exceptional progress.
We are proud to participate in keeping some of these aeronautical masterpieces flying and so too the memories of those who built, maintained, flew and fought in them.”

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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby HuwJHopkins on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 11:05 am

How many times!? :facepalm:
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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby tc2324 on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 2:15 pm

HuwJHopkins wrote:How many times!? :facepalm:



One more please...... :heyhey:

I`m just highlighting the point being that it`s just word play isn`t it.

Lets say your standard `joe public` arriving for the event, you may well ask why jets are not in attendance as today some jets would be considered legends?

I`m not arguing the point, just explaining from another perceptive that the name of the event is old and could be considered misleading to some.
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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby iGol66 on Thu 05 Feb 2015, 6:45 pm

The Hellcat can be taken out of that participation list, it's been sold
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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby wv383 on Thu 05 Feb 2015, 9:14 pm

As I mentioned on my 16th January post when I queried it being on the list in the first place.
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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby Slappywag on Fri 06 Feb 2015, 11:24 am

Lets say your standard `joe public` arriving for the event, you may well ask why jets are not in attendance as today some jets would be considered legends?

And let's be honest, the inclusion of classic jets would improve the show exponentially.
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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby The Doctor on Fri 06 Feb 2015, 12:22 pm

Slappywag wrote:
Lets say your standard `joe public` arriving for the event, you may well ask why jets are not in attendance as today some jets would be considered legends?

And let's be honest, the inclusion of classic jets would improve the show exponentially.


In your opinion perhaps (I happen to agree, I would love to see a few classic jets), but the show always seems pretty well attended and I doubt much of 'joe public' turns up expecting to see F16s.
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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby Slappywag on Fri 06 Feb 2015, 2:23 pm

In your opinion perhaps (I happen to agree, I would love to see a few classic jets), but the show always seems pretty well attended and I doubt much of 'joe public' turns up expecting to see F16s.

Perhaps not, but I'm sure it would be more appealing to a greater demographic if it did happen. A bit of excitement can do no harm.
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Re: Flying Legends 2015

Postby Mooshie1956 on Fri 06 Feb 2015, 2:54 pm

Slappywag wrote:
Lets say your standard `joe public` arriving for the event, you may well ask why jets are not in attendance as today some jets would be considered legends?

And let's be honest, the inclusion of classic jets would improve the show exponentially.


That may be so in your opinion but for me jets at Legends would be a turn off and persuade me not to go, so no it won't improve the show exponentially. As many new faces it might bring in you stand the chance of losing the same number that don't want jets there.
Legends caters for the piston era of flying and lets be honest how many of Joe Public recognise Spits. Hurricanes, Lancasters etc remember and identify there role and daring escapades. Apart from the Vulcan how many jets would Joe Public identify or even feel any pride in them, unlike the above WW2 aircraft.
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