Thousands turn out to watch historic aircraft take to the sky for Duxford’s Flying Legends Air Show

Laurel and Hardy larking about. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead, www.creativeeye.me.uk

Laurel and Hardy larking about. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead, www.creativeeye.me.uk - Credit: Archant

More than 30,000 people watched as historic aircraft took to the sky for an unforgettable display at Duxford’s Flying Legends Air Show.

The Manhatton Dolls. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead, www.creativeeye.me.uk

The Manhatton Dolls. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead, www.creativeeye.me.uk - Credit: Archant

The weekend was packed with a host of spectacular events, with an even more spectacular flying show.

The display included a tail chase of 14 Spitfires and a Seafire, the gleaming P38 Lightning and B25J Mitchell from the Flying Bulls, the rare sight of the Bf (Me) 109G-4 Red Seven and more than 25 historic aircraft in the world renowned balbo finale.

Winslow Concert Band. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead, www.creativeeye.me.uk

Winslow Concert Band. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead, www.creativeeye.me.uk - Credit: Archant

Esther Blaine from Duxford Imperial War Museum said: “There are too many highlights to mention, but they include the wonderful Manhattan Dolls and the extraordinary Laurel and Hardy in the Vintage Village.”

The village recreated the magic of the 1940s with an authentic wartime atmosphere.

Spitfire pair at the Duxford Flying Legends Air Show. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead, www.creativeeye.me

Spitfire pair at the Duxford Flying Legends Air Show. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead, www.creativeeye.me.uk - Credit: Archant


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Robert Rutherford, who was over from Scotland to see the show, tweeted: “Fantastic time had at Duxford on Saturday.

“Got very sunburnt. We don’t get sunshine in Glasgow. Not used to it.”

A Spanish built Buchon. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead, www.creativeeye.me.uk

A Spanish built Buchon. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead, www.creativeeye.me.uk - Credit: Archant

Hawker Nimrod and Hawker Fury. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead, www.creativeeye.me.uk

Hawker Nimrod and Hawker Fury. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead, www.creativeeye.me.uk - Credit: Archant

Grunman Avenger. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead, www.creativeeye.me.uk

Grunman Avenger. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead, www.creativeeye.me.uk - Credit: Archant

The crowd at Duxford IWM's Flying Legends Air Show. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead, www.creativeeye.me.u

The crowd at Duxford IWM's Flying Legends Air Show. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead, www.creativeeye.me.uk - Credit: Archant

B17 Sally B escorted by a P51 Mustang. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead, www.creativeeye.me.uk

B17 Sally B escorted by a P51 Mustang. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead, www.creativeeye.me.uk - Credit: Archant

Flying Legends show at IWM Duxford, July 2015

Flying Legends show at IWM Duxford, July 2015 - Credit: Archant

Flying Legends show at IWM Duxford, July 2015

Flying Legends show at IWM Duxford, July 2015 - Credit: Archant

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