Flying Legends 2018

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby 8674planes on Wed 21 Mar 2018, 4:47 pm

Classic Formation added. 1 DC3 and 3 Beech 18's!

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Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby 8674planes on Thu 22 Mar 2018, 4:26 pm

P51D "Trusty Rusty" PH-JAT added!
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Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby b0ney-t on Thu 29 Mar 2018, 8:16 pm

Originally posted in wrong forum...re-posting here for effect :loser:
Thank you to Xray833 for the initial guidance, but if anyone else has additional advice I'm happy to listen (er..read). Not trying to hijack a thread, at least for very long. :whistle:


Greetings,
New member.....(probable infrequent poster, mostly a visitor)....quick bio at the end of post.

I've been to Duxford while on layovers in Cambridge, but only on non-event days (only twice). I'm going to be in the London/Cambridge area for a family vacation (from the states) middle of July and would like to coordinate visiting the Duxford Air Festival 2018.
However, I have ZERO insight as to what to expect, reasonably.

Anyone care to enlighten us as to:
Logistics? Can one drive a car, or is it maddening? Public transportation advised?
Actually seeing the show. Are the crowds overwhelming? Is it worth to become a member, affording specialty seating?
Are the static displays and museum exhibits overwhelmed during this festival?
Should we simply visit Duxford on a non-event date?

Essentially, I'm looking for some good gouge on seeing the show and chat about experience, etc. Most probably only a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see it with my whole family.

Thank you in advance,
b0ney-t

USMC F/A-18 pilot, USAF Air National Guard F-16 pilot, Operation Iraqi Freedom 2004, retired. Currently flying MD-11's for Fedex (Stansted). Warbird fan. Father of 15-yr old aviation fan. Husband of patient wife.... :clap:
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Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Thu 29 Mar 2018, 8:54 pm

I have been to Duxford on airshow days on numerous occasions all by car. There is lots of parking, and just like with most airshows, I'd certainly advise to be there for when gates open (quick google search says 8:00 for this show). Of course, that's if you want to be right at the front of the crowd, you could arrive later and still manage to park, although the traffic of cars waiting to park may build up. The crowdline at Duxford is very long, and for photography, most people go to either far end, and the position of the sun gets better as the day goes along.

Flying Legends in July tends to be a little more busy than the shows in May and September, but it does feature warbirds from across the UK and Europe and is certainly one of my highlights of the year if I have the chance to go. You pay extra for slightly closer access to the static aircraft, but it is worth it for some photographs before the flying starts. The museum (which is big!) gets quite busy, so it would be worth coming on a quiet day if you can. I would recommend the Friday before the show, as it is usually filled with practice displays, whilst still allowing you to explore the museum hangars without huge crowds. If you can only come on one day, then definitely go to the airshow. You can certainly have a quick look around the hangars before the flying starts around 2pm, especially if you arrive as soon as gates open.

Duxford may not be the best for photography, but it is certainly one of the best for the actual experience of seeing a huge number of warbirds taxi along very close to you before taking off. Duxford is also famous for having lots of aircraft in the air at the same time, there will be Spitfires (Mark I to XVIII) behind you, in front of you etc. which is an amazing sight, made even better by the fact it is at such a historic location. Feel free to PM me and ask more or just post here, lots of friendly people on here :)
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Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby Chris G on Fri 30 Mar 2018, 2:52 pm

Hawker Fury II G-CBEL added to the list of attendees.
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Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby b0ney-t on Sun 01 Apr 2018, 9:34 pm

Jakub.Zurek wrote:I have been to Duxford on airshow days on numerous occasions all by car. There is lots of parking, and just like with most airshows, I'd certainly advise to be there for when gates open (quick google search says 8:00 for this show). Of course, that's if you want to be right at the front of the crowd, you could arrive later and still manage to park, although the traffic of cars waiting to park may build up. The crowdline at Duxford is very long, and for photography, most people go to either far end, and the position of the sun gets better as the day goes along.

Flying Legends in July tends to be a little more busy than the shows in May and September, but it does feature warbirds from across the UK and Europe and is certainly one of my highlights of the year if I have the chance to go. You pay extra for slightly closer access to the static aircraft, but it is worth it for some photographs before the flying starts. The museum (which is big!) gets quite busy, so it would be worth coming on a quiet day if you can. I would recommend the Friday before the show, as it is usually filled with practice displays, whilst still allowing you to explore the museum hangars without huge crowds. If you can only come on one day, then definitely go to the airshow. You can certainly have a quick look around the hangars before the flying starts around 2pm, especially if you arrive as soon as gates open.

Duxford may not be the best for photography, but it is certainly one of the best for the actual experience of seeing a huge number of warbirds taxi along very close to you before taking off. Duxford is also famous for having lots of aircraft in the air at the same time, there will be Spitfires (Mark I to XVIII) behind you, in front of you etc. which is an amazing sight, made even better by the fact it is at such a historic location. Feel free to PM me and ask more or just post here, lots of friendly people on here :)



That is EXCELLENT gouge, thank you!
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Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby 8674planes on Mon 02 Apr 2018, 11:37 am

TF-51 Mustang "Miss Velma" G-TFSI added
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Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby Pen Pusher on Mon 02 Apr 2018, 1:39 pm

G-TFSI will not be as 'Miss Velma'.

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Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby yannyfoxx on Tue 03 Apr 2018, 11:56 am

Pen Pusher wrote:G-TFSI will not be as 'Miss Velma'.

Brian


Any more info on this Brian?
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Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby Mooshie1956 on Mon 09 Apr 2018, 11:05 am

From FB. New participating aircraft added to the Flying Legends Airshow 2018.
Hawker Hurricane Mk. I ‘P3717’ (G-HITT).
(Survivor of the Battle of Britain).
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Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby 8674planes on Tue 17 Apr 2018, 2:17 pm

A couple of new additions:

Spitfire Mk.V BM597
DC3 Dakota - Dakota Norway
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Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby 8674planes on Mon 23 Apr 2018, 11:17 am

Hurricane XII "P3700" added
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Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby itfcscott on Thu 26 Apr 2018, 8:47 am

Latest addition:

Supermarine Spitfire FR XIV (G-SPIT)
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Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby Pringles on Mon 30 Apr 2018, 3:39 pm

P-47D 'Nellie' (formerly No-Guts-No-Glory) will be displaying :clap:
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Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby 8674planes on Tue 01 May 2018, 5:35 pm

BBMF Lancaster PA474 self confirmed - Sunday only
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Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby Pen Pusher on Fri 04 May 2018, 4:21 pm



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Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby itfcscott on Sat 12 May 2018, 3:31 pm

ML407 confirmed.
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Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby 8674planes on Sat 19 May 2018, 6:50 pm

Hawker Hurricane IIa P3351 F-AZXR added
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Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby Wbirdnut on Sat 19 May 2018, 9:31 pm

Pleased to see the ex Alpine Fighter Museum Hurricane attending, excellent.

Hello folks, just joined this forum, attending Flying Legends from Oz this year.
Bit of a bucket list trip, like many I would imagine, have been a warbird fan
since my first viewing of the Battle as a lad in the late 1960s.

Have a question re viewing the static displays when at the show, is there time
to have a look through the land museum and static aeroplane hangers during
the two days of Legends, plan to be there from gates open to closed?

Thank you..........
Wbirdnut

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby davidjones533 on Sat 19 May 2018, 9:49 pm

Yes plenty of time. You’ll have no problem whatsoever.
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Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby Wbirdnut on Sat 19 May 2018, 10:19 pm

davidjones533 wrote:Yes plenty of time. You’ll have no problem whatsoever.


Thank you David should have made myself more clear, so can view
the display hangers without missing the flying during the show?
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Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby davidjones533 on Sun 20 May 2018, 5:44 am

Yes, the flying display is in the afternoon so you will have all morning to view the hangars, and some time afterwards as well.
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Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby Pen Pusher on Wed 23 May 2018, 3:59 pm



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Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Thu 24 May 2018, 7:06 pm

Ah, that's a shame. Monsieur Chabbert is the sound of Legends. Love him or not, there was never a dull moment with him commentating. I hope its just one year off.
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Re: Flying Legends 2018

Postby itfcscott on Thu 24 May 2018, 7:20 pm

Going back a few years, I seem to remember that he had a year off a while ago when Bastille Day was over the weekend, so hopefully it will just be the one year again.
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