Duxford Flying Legends Air Show

After six days in Luxembourg, I flew to England to visit family and attend the Flying Legends Air Show at Duxford. The air show takes place at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, which is fabulous because you can walk through the hangars and look at old airplanes until your heart is content, and then watch the display! Unfortunately, we couldn’t visit on Sunday so I didn’t see the Red Arrows display, but there were plenty of other amazing airplanes in the air. Imagine seeing nine Spitfires in the air at once, or a B-17 Flying Fortress, or the only airworthy Bristol Blenheim? Actually the Blenheim at IWM Duxford is a rebuilt Bolingbroke, the Canadian-built variant of the Blenheim. There was a formation of racing planes, including a de Havilland DH.88 Comet, and a replica Travel Air Mystery Ship. Anyway, I’ll just put up some photos to show you a selection of the legendary airplanes that were flying that day!

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Formation of 9 Spitfires

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Supermarine Spitfire Mark IX

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North American P-51B Mustang

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Goodyear Corsair

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Grumman Bearcat & Hawker Sea Fury Mark II

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Curtiss-Wright P.40C, Curtiss-Wright Warhawk P40F, Curtiss-Wright Hawk 75

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North American P-51D Mustang & Boeing B-17G “Flying Fortress”

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Boeing B-17G “Flying Fortress”

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Douglas Dakota

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Messerschmitt Bf109 (Buchon – Rolls-Royce Merlin engine)

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Hawker Hurricane Mark I

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Bristol Blenheim Mark I

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de Havilland DH.88 Comet

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Consolidated PBY Catalina

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