Flying Legends, Duxford, England
The RAF Base at Duxford near Cambridge is the site of several large air shows each year including the Flying Legends in July, featuring the legendary airplanes of World War II. I have been to a few shows since where one or two Mustangs buzzed by, so the sheer number of Mustangs and Spitfires that they put into the air at Duxford is what sets this show apart. It was amazing to see groups of vintage aircraft looping through the sky just as they did 60 years before. The base also is the location of the Imperial War Museum's aircraft collection and includes the largest display of historical American military aircraft outside of the US. Click on any image to load larger image and start slide show. [Narrative]
P-51 Mustang Janie, Flying Legends, Duxford, England, 2002. P-51 Mustang Big Beautiful Doll. Supermarine Spitfire, Flying Legends, Duxford, England, 2002. Supermarine Spitfire B-17G Flying Fortress Pink Lady. Avro Lancaster, flown by Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, an active RAF unit.
P-47 No Guts No Glory. The featured plane at this show, the North American A-36A Invader (top), shown with its much more famous sibling, the P-51D Mustang. The Breitling Fighters (Spitfire, P-40 Flying Tiger, Corsair, and P-51D Mustang). Hawker Hurricane. Wildcat takes off as Corsair flies past. Corsair.
Corsair. P-40 Kittyhawk with Flying Tigers Chinese markings. P-40 Kittyhawk with Flying Tigers Chinese markings. Depiction of crashed ME-109, Duxford, 2002. German V1 flying bomb, Duxford, 2002. German V1 flying bomb on outdoor launch track, Duxford, 2002.
German ME-163 Rocket Plane, Duxford, 2002. Latter-day WACs walk the flight line.

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