P-51 Mustang Berlin Express lands at IWM Duxford ahead of Flying Legends Air Show

PUBLISHED: 12:39 05 July 2017 | UPDATED: 13:17 05 July 2017

United States Air Force Heritage Flight's Lee Lauderback who flew the North American P-51 Mustang Berlin Express from Texas, USA to IWM Duxford for the Flying Legends Air Show. Picture: Danny Loo

United States Air Force Heritage Flight's Lee Lauderback who flew the North American P-51 Mustang Berlin Express from Texas, USA to IWM Duxford for the Flying Legends Air Show. Picture: Danny Loo

Danny Loo Photography 2017

Some legendary aircraft have been soaring in to the IWM Duxford airfield, ready for the Flying Legends Air Show this weekend.

United States Air Force Heritage Flight's Lee Lauderback who flew the North American P-51 Mustang Berlin Express from Texas, USA to IWM Duxford for the Flying Legends Air Show. Picture: Danny LooUnited States Air Force Heritage Flight's Lee Lauderback who flew the North American P-51 Mustang Berlin Express from Texas, USA to IWM Duxford for the Flying Legends Air Show. Picture: Danny Loo

The airshow is famous the world over for its unique presentations of historic piston-engined aircraft in rare combinations and remarkable flying displays.

This year visitors can see up to 45 glorious historic aircraft in over three hours of unsurpassed flying action, culminating each day in the Balbo massed flight finale.

On Tuesday the North American P-51 Mustang Berlin Express landed, following its completion of a historic transatlantic flight from the United States to IWM Duxford to take part in the show.

The aircraft completed a 5,470 mile journey from the US via Canada, Greenland, Iceland and Scotland before arriving on Cambridgeshire soil in the capable hands of pilot Lee Lauderback.

The Flying Legends Air Show on Saturday and Sunday is organised and produced by The Fighter Collection. You’ll need to book your tickets at flyinglegends.com by midnight tomorrow or Saturday for the next day’s show as none are available on the day.

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