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The Stuff of Legend


Flying Legends Airshow at the IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

A grand weekend indeed, two days of glorious weather, over fifty flying machines, the greatest piston engine flying display in the world (perhaps I am biased) good company and tens of thousands of other people to compete with for the best spot. It all added up to the annual Flying Legends Airshow at the Imperial War Museums base at Duxford. It is not everywher you can see nine Spitfires, five Mustangs and thirty warbirds in Balbo formation at the same time.

Spitfire PR XIX, PS890, finished as a MkVIII of 152 Squadron, South East Asia Command, World War II, is on final approach to land at Duxford's grass runway last Sunday.


The Stuff of Legend


Flying Legends Airshow at the IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

A grand weekend indeed, two days of glorious weather, over fifty flying machines, the greatest piston engine flying display in the world (perhaps I am biased) good company and tens of thousands of other people to compete with for the best spot. It all added up to the annual Flying Legends Airshow at the Imperial War Museums base at Duxford. It is not everywher you can see nine Spitfires, five Mustangs and thirty warbirds in Balbo formation at the same time.

Spitfire PR XIX, PS890, finished as a MkVIII of 152 Squadron, South East Asia Command, World War II, is on final approach to land at Duxford's grass runway last Sunday.


comments (7)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Jul 2010, 07:00
A smashing picture Les: I love the look & sound of these. And NINE of them there you say - wow!
Les Auld: Together with two hurricanes, three skyraiders and a plethora of other aircraft Chris, thanks for the comment.
Super shot Les. Still one of the most beautiful aeroplanes ever built
Les Auld: Such classic lines indeed Bill, thanks for the comment.
A perfect capture..The Spitfire brings it all back to me..Thanks Les.
Les Auld: A very evocative sight Ron, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 15 Jul 2010, 11:07
Wonderful capture I wish I had been there to see that formation
Les Auld: It was quite a sight Vintage, thanks for the comment.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Jul 2010, 12:32
A fabulous shot, Les. Love the motion blur of the prop especially. I can just imagine the wonderful sound.
Les Auld: The sound was even better with nine of them in the sky Alan, thanks for the comment.
Fantastic image Les, must have been a great day !! Regards Jim
Les Auld: It was a great two days Jim, thanks for the comment.
Super shot, fantastic plane, well done.
Les Auld: Thanks John.

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