Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)

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pbeardmore wrote:
Thu 12 Nov 2020, 10:23 am
The clever thing about Bicester is bringing in all of the support services and skills that exist around the industry onto one site (nothing like Duxford), this must be great for all involved. Plus they also focus on education and apprenticeships. Looking at theior website, they are clearly on an upward spiral (in contrast to Duxford IMHO)
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Accomodation, flights etc booked. Just hope it goes ahead.

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Leeds East/Church Fenton I would prefer logistically, 1700m runway, more grass for parking, M1 close etc.

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TheMaster wrote:
Mon 16 Nov 2020, 9:44 am
Leeds East/Church Fenton I would prefer logistically, 1700m runway, more grass for parking, M1 close etc.
Nick Grey publicly said that they were looking for a location as close to Cambridge as possible. The frozen Northern wastelands out beyond Peterborough don't tick that box.

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Heheh! true. York would make a more than adequate substitute for Cambridge though I reckon.

But Sywell it is, I hope to be there, and wish the show every success. (and please don't ever clash with RIAT again. Oh no, I've gone too far into the realms of optimism :-) )
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An A-10 at Sywell is quite a juicy prospect!

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As the aircraft is TBD, more likely an F-15 Heritage Flight with the Friedkin's P-51's. Lot of expense to bring an A-10 or two/ground crew/equipment all the way across the pond just for two British airshows.
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Unless they are already planning to have some deployed to Europe in the same timeframe.

As others have said, the A-10 team themselves have listed Sywell and Fairford on their schedule for next year
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Pen Pusher wrote:
Wed 09 Dec 2020, 9:20 am
As the aircraft is TBD, more likely an F-15 Heritage Flight with the Friedkin's P-51's. Lot of expense to bring an A-10 or two/ground crew/equipment all the way across the pond just for two British airshows.
A-10 Demo Team published its schedule overnight Brian, with Legends on it. No doubt, its the A-10.
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Also, correct me if I’m wrong, but it couldn’t be an F-15 anyway as there’s no F-15 demo anymore, and therefore no demo pilot authorised to fly in the formation?
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A10 tops it for me. Was expecting Raptor/Lightning and P51 heritage flight.
Never had the pleasure of an A10 demo.
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Thunderbolt & Thunderbolt II - in formation - Marvellous!

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Ticket update
Tickets will go on sale once the future path of the current Corona virus pandemic becomes clear.

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Looks like no A10 demo. Revised schedule and no longer listed



Not hopeful of Legends happening given recent announcements

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Generally speaking, I am quite optimistic of the shows which now have dates in Sptember 2021 as well as the Shuttleworth drive in shows and most if not all Duxford Flying Days before then.

July will be one of those months when we may be in a transition period between one set of already relaxed restrictions to a further relaxation.

I would not rule out Flying Legends going ahead on the current dates just yet but perhaps if the new target date being talked about of everybody getting at least one vaccine jab by 31-07-2021, perhaps if Flying Legends is postponed to the weekend of 21-22 August 2021 it would make it even more likely that it will go ahead.

With RIAT being cancelled, it may be that that the reason the A10 is no longer appearing at Flying Legends is because it is not worth sending it to the UK for just one show.

With Torbay and Eastbourne, that could also have been a question of the economic side effects of Covid such as the lack of money and sponsorship rather than just social distancing difficulties.

With RIAT, it looks like that to put on a show of that size would have been massive all round headache and better to cut and run on the costs so far and look forward to it in 2022.

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