For the fourth year in a row, 4Aviation organised a bus trip to the Flying Legends air show at the airport of Duxford in the United Kingdom. This year, our visit took place on Saturday 13 July. The Flying Legends is a spectacular show if you like warbirds and it is the perfect opportunity to also visit the Imperial War Museum at Duxford.
Again we took a fully loaded double decker coach (the waiting list gets longer by the year) to the other side of the Channel. The trip started on Friday evening (12 July) with picking up the participants (varying from young to old) at the various pick-up locations in the Netherlands and Belgium. Fortunately, the trip itself was smooth again. After travelling towards Calais for a couple of hours, taking the ferry for more than an hour and some driving in the South of England we arrived at the entrance of RAF Duxford in time.
On the air show day itself we were able to enter the premises before the official opening time (which is the case almost every year). This is fortunate thing since all available time is welcome of you want to enjoy all sights and sounds extensively. The actual air show takes place in the afternoon, when many warbirds take to the sky. Highlights of this year’s show; the formations of Spitfires and Mustangs, the Gloster Gladiator demo and the demo of the Fieseler Storch. This year also saw the last demo of Stephan Grey, owner of TFC, with his Bearcat. The Balbo (a mass formation at the end of the show) consisted of 21 aircraft this year (P-47, P-40, P-51, Spitfire, Yak 3, Yak 9, Corsair, Sea Fury and Buchon 109).
At 19.00 hours Saturday evening the bus started its journey home. This also went as smooth as it should be. In the early morning of Sunday 14 July all participants were brought back to their pick-up location. From there everybody travelled home again.