No more Flying Legends at Duxford
More sad news for warbird fans: the Imperial War Museum at Duxford (UK) announced yesterday, 25 August 2020, that the 2019 edition of Flying Legends was the last one held at Duxford.
In their press release the IWM states: “After a long and successful partnership of more than 30 years, IWM Duxford and The Fighter Collection (TFC) are announcing that the Flying Legends air show will no longer take place at Duxford. Given the financial pressures which have resulted from the coronavirus pandemic over the past few months, IWM Duxford has been required to examine all future events and consult with key partners to ensure that, as a charity, the organisation is able to maximise income and remain financially stable. It was therefore mutually agreed that TFC would seek an alternative location to host Flying Legends, which will be confirmed at a later date”.
Let us all hope that TFC will soon be able to find an airfield to host the next edition of Flying Legends. But it is doubtful if there is a location that has the same history and breaths the same atmosphere as Duxford does. But even when TFC can find a new location: Flying Legends will never be the same!
All photos: Gert Jan Mentink