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Flying Legends 2009 - Duxford

Where? Duxford, Cambridgeshire
When?
11-12/07/2009

Though many aircraft of the "The Fighter Collection" (TFC) were grounded this year, the Flying Legends Airshow 2009 offered many stunning views and was rated by many amongst the best events ever that Duxford airfield saw in its long history. Not for nothing this might be owed to the very first sighting of a formation flight of a Messerschmitt 109 and a Focke-Wulff 190 after many, many years...

The big opening: FW-190 & Bouchon formation - Spitfire tailchase

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The Horsemen: P-51 Mustang Formation

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Bomber escort: 3x B-15 & P-40

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The Russians: Yak-3s

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The Aerostars: Yak formation flying

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100 years of Naval aviation: 2 Sea Furys, a Seafire and two Skyraiders

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The European Theatre: P-51, Cub & B-17

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BBMF: Spitfire & Hurricane

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BBMF: the mighty Lancaster bomber

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100th anniversary of the Channel Crossing: Blériot XI

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The Germans: Bücker Jungmann, Lufthansa Bf108 & Ju-52

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The Shuttleworth Collection: Hawker Hind & Westland Lysander

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Hawker Hurricanes

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WWI scenario

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Aerial transport: Dakota & Staggerwing

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Morane-Saulnier MS406

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The famous Balboo

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The Actors

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The Static Display

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