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Flying Legends 2009, July 11th 2009

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.

Hawker Hurricane
North American B-25 Mitchell
North American P-51D Mustang
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Spitfire
 
Hurricane
 
Yak
North American B-25 Mitchell
 
North American B-25 Mitchell
 
North American B-25 Mitchell
Spitfire
 
Spitfire
 
Spitfire
Fokke Wulf 190
 
Me109 (Buchon)
 
Me109 (Buchon)
Yak
 
Yak
 
Yak
Sea Fury
 
Sea Fury
 
Spitfire
Horsemen
 
Horsemen
 
Horsemen
Hurricane
 
Hurricane
 
Hurricane
Mitchells and P40
 
Lysander
 
Gladiator
Nieuport 17
 
Nieuport 17
 
Nieuport 17
Fokker Dr.1
 
Fokker Dr.1
 
Fokker Dr.1
DC3
 
Beech
 
DC3
Hawker Hurricane
 
Hawker Sea Hurricane
 
Hawker Hurricane
Bucker Jungmann
 
Bucker Jungmann
 
Bucker Jungmann
Junkers Ju-52
 
Junkers Ju-52
 
Junkers Ju-52
Messerschmitt 108
 
Messerschmitt 108
 
Messerschmitt 108
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