For the sixth 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 11 July 2015. This air show, that attracts large numbers of warbirds, can be combined very well with a visit to the Imperial War Museum also located at Duxford.
Like previous years more people applied for the tour than we could accomodate in our double decker coach. Like previous years our journey to Duxford was without relevant issues. While preparing for the trip it looked like protest in the Calais harbour could result in trouble, but this turned out not to be the case. So, we could keep to our own schedule and arrived at the entrance of RAF Duxford well in time.
Making its début appearance at the Flying Legends Air Show this year was the Bf (Me) 109G-4 Red Seven operated by Airbus Group – Flugmuseum Messerschmitt. The sole airworthy Bristol Blenheim can be called a very interesting participant too. Red Bull sent a decent delegation to Duxford again this year. Dozens of warbirds could be seen again this year, either on the ground or in the year. What adds to the atmosphere of it all a lot is that many aircrew adapt their clothing to the style of the age of the aircraft.
At 19.00 hours Saturday evening the bus started its journey back to the Netherlands again. This also went as smooth as it should be. In the early morning of Sunday 12 July all participants were brought back to their pick-up location. From there everybody travelled home again.