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Flying Legends 2018

Wed 12 Jul 2017, 3:09 pm

Dates are set for July 14th and 15th.

Eirik

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Thu 13 Jul 2017, 12:04 pm

ME 262 confirmed :lmao: :lmao:

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Thu 13 Jul 2017, 7:50 pm

eirik wrote:Dates are set for July 14th and 15th.

Eirik


Is that official?

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Thu 13 Jul 2017, 8:15 pm

neilos wrote:
eirik wrote:Dates are set for July 14th and 15th.

Eirik


Is that official?


Those are the offocial dates.
Stated on their Facebook page.

Eirik

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Sun 16 Jul 2017, 12:16 pm

So that means yet another Legends/RIAT clash then? Why couldn't they leave it as it's been for the past few years, ie the 2nd weekend of July.. OK, I know its only the 1st on the Sunday but...oh well, whatever..... :dizzy: As I look at it still makes 8th/9th the second weekend...and it's not as though future RIAT dates weren't know, they announced the next 5 years last July.... :dunno:

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Tue 18 Jul 2017, 9:57 am

Real stupid move.

So no Legends for me in 2018.........

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Tue 18 Jul 2017, 12:14 pm

Especially in view of the historical nature of RIAT 2018 where, one assumes, they will be trying to get some Spits/Hurricanes into the flying programme,

just bonkers

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Tue 18 Jul 2017, 3:09 pm

Not the least bit surprised by the clash with RIAT on a yet another Farnborough Year

........sorry Duxford, RIAT wins for me :cuppa:

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Wed 19 Jul 2017, 1:08 pm

paullangford wrote:Not the least bit surprised by the clash with RIAT on a yet another Farnborough Year

........sorry Duxford, RIAT wins for me :cuppa:


and me too. It just strikes me as crassly stubborn stupidity :mad:

Andy :sad:

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Wed 19 Jul 2017, 3:59 pm

and me.

The Fighter Collection will say, "we're on the same weekend every year, so its RIAT clashing not us..". The reality is, RIAT show some common sense and flexibility and fall back every other year to accommodate Farnborough. Legends could so easily to the same.

To have the UK's only two world class aviation events happen on the same weekend is absurd. And in next year of all years, RAF 100, bloody minded.

I will carry on doing Legends every other year.

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Wed 19 Jul 2017, 6:52 pm

Maybe they're planning to try and benefit from the clash like they did last year with the heritage flight/ F-22 display :dunno:

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Wed 19 Jul 2017, 10:04 pm

Sounds like I might get a place on the fence at Legends next year then.....

As a one day per year RIAT man I can do Legends the other day - just have to guess the weather right!

John

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Thu 20 Jul 2017, 6:21 am

I really enjoyed Legends this year, but will be at RIAT next year. I know I'm not the only one who thinks it works well being the same weekend as Yeovilton - to make the most of the long journey down south.

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Thu 20 Jul 2017, 9:31 am

FarnboroJohn wrote:Sounds like I might get a place on the fence at Legends next year then.....

As a one day per year RIAT man I can do Legends the other day - just have to guess the weather right!

John


Unless, god forbid, RIAT gets rained off again, and everyone panic books for Legends :shock: :lol:

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Fri 21 Jul 2017, 11:14 am

Unless, God forbid, Legends only sells 10,000 tickets & they bin-it! Then you get the fence to yourself. (oh!...& Brian?) :biggrin:

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Fri 21 Jul 2017, 11:26 am

I think Flyng Legends has done pretty well on the previous occasions that the two airshows have shared weekends. And to be honest, I'm sure Legends will find its way even if it does miss the odd Spitfire, Hurricane or Blenheim for one year.

Its just a little bit irritating for those that want to attend both!

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Mon 31 Jul 2017, 9:21 pm

Yep, I'm sure there's no problem with RIAT and Legends clashing, in terms of visitor numbers and aircraft participation. But in my opinion a massive shame that arguably the two biggest UK airshows are on the same weekend (again).

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Mon 31 Jul 2017, 10:06 pm

Although both can exsist on the same weekend, taking this years Legends line up there were still a number of Spitfires' and a Hurricane still available, (the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar for example), it's frustrating that two of the biggest airshows' of the year have to be on the same weekend.

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Mon 31 Jul 2017, 10:27 pm

I will agree it's a shame both are the same week end, but for me it's no biggie RIAT on Friday and Legends on Sunday. Saturday a rest day from travelling to RIAT and to prepare for Legends.

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Tue 01 Aug 2017, 8:03 am

Dipped my toe into the thread out of curiosity...

Saw the dates... Mind boggled...

Meh... RIAT wins every day of the week...

Leaves towel on the fence by the Land Warfare Museum for 2019. :hypno:

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Thu 07 Sep 2017, 8:14 am

Grrrr, what a damn shame.

This years' Legends was only the second one I've attended (after the RIAT wash-out of 2008). And I really enjoyed it, fantastic atmosphere and perfect weather. Was looking forward to 2018, but I've already got things lined up for RIAT.

Why can't the organisers TALK to each other.

This year, Scampton is in the slot Duxford's September usually is in :-S Was this Duxford's decision, or did the Scampton crew force Duxford's hand? Anyway, its bloody annoying, as (1) the flying lineup at Scampton is not great and (2) I'm already booked when September airshow finally takes place.

:-S

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Thu 07 Sep 2017, 6:40 pm

Scampton may have ousted Duxford from this weekend?? but maybe we get better weather on the later Duxford Weekend ! :biggrin: :yahoo:

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Thu 07 Sep 2017, 6:59 pm

So let me get this right. You want airshow organisers (such as those at Duxford) to talk to other airshow organisers to avoid clashes, except in the circumstance where that has seemingly happened and there isn't a clash (involving a Duxford show), where you actually want the two airshows to clash!?

Baffling.

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Fri 08 Sep 2017, 9:08 am

HuwJHopkins wrote:So let me get this right. You want airshow organisers (such as those at Duxford) to talk to other airshow organisers to avoid clashes, except in the circumstance where that has seemingly happened and there isn't a clash (involving a Duxford show), where you actually want the two airshows to clash!?

Baffling.


You seem to have got mixed up a lot there Sir.

On behalf of the people, it would be in the interest of the Organisers to TALK to each other to avoid clashing. The season flies by fast, and is short, yet there is room for zero clashing IMO.

I referenced Duxford September Airshow, since I have been going (for the last 10 years plus), it has also been in the slot that Scampton has seemingly taken this year. Whether that is because Duxford and DBH talked to each other, or whether Duxford took it upon themselves to change the date; I was just putting it out there, in case anyone knew the reason for the change by DUX.

At no point did I suggest I want airshows to clash. In that respect, you've missed the point completely.

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Fri 08 Sep 2017, 9:28 am

In defence of Huw, maybe he made a comment on a much earlier post?
davidjones533 said "I really enjoyed Legends this year, but will be at RIAT next year. I know I'm not the only one who thinks it works well being the same weekend as Yeovilton - to make the most of the long journey down south."
This comment infers some people welcome a 1 Day show on the same weekend as a 2 Day show, so they can do both, because it suits them! Me, I would prefer air-shows to be on separate weekends to even the weather odds?.. & of course see aircraft that only feature in the static park actually airborne during arrivals & departures.
Enthusiasts are indeed a fickle bunch. :shock:
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