Flying Legends 2009, July 11th 2009
Warbird aficionados from around the globe descended on Duxford in July, for one of the must-attend airshows on the aviation calendar. This famous wartime airfield, now museum, is a fitting setting for what must be one of the finest airshow spectaculars around.
With formations of Spitfires, Hurricanes and Mustangs taking to the air over Cambridgeshire, locals might be forgiven for thinking they had somehow been transported back in time.
Engine trouble (again) for Sally B and CAA paperwork checks for The Fighter Collection's aircraft meant that many of the Duxford-based aircraft could not take part in the flying at this year's show but, hopefully, these will only be temporary setbacks and in no way detracted from an excellent event.
Beginning with a mass Spitfire take-off just before 2pm, there was no let up in the high-octane action until the last plane landed, over 3 hours later.