A more recent tradition at Flying Legends has been the inclusion of the impressive fleet of warbirds operated by Red Bull known as The Flying Bulls. Up until 2011 these collection of beautifully maintained warbirds had not ventured across the channel. https://warbirdtails.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/p1360287.jpg 2011 saw the Flying Bulls 'Legends collection start, with their P-38 Lightning. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/44984679005/in/album-72157702137798501/ … Continue reading Lockdown ‘Legends Week 10 – Flying Bulls
Well, we are all in the same situation at this point in time, stuck inside and chances are we will be staying that way for at least the first half of the coming season and summer. With that in mind, I thought I'd use the chance to put a small theme together. This series of … Continue reading Lockdown Legends – Week 1: Balbo Leaders
Having made a great impression at shows across Europe, the Flying Bulls made their first appearance in the UK back in 2011, when the P-38 and Corsair first appeared at Duxford. Since then the P-38, Corsair and in recent years, B-25 have been semi regulars at Flying Legends with an additional appearance at RIAT on one … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2018 4 – Flying Bulls Flying Visit
While primarily a motorsport event, the incredible transformation and step back in time that is Goodwood Revival also includes a great deal of aviation content. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/37137701535/in/dateposted-public/ Now a key part of any Revival year, The Freddie March Spirit of Aviation, celebrated its 10th year in 2017. This concourse competition has seen a wide range of … Continue reading Goodwood Revival 2017
The second weekend in July has cemented itself over the years as an incredibly special time of year for historic aviation enthusiasts. It is around this time each year that Duxford in Cambridgeshire begins welcoming all manner of aeroplanes and pilots from all over the world. Together they form what has to be the greatest … Continue reading Flying Legends 2015
I'm still reeling from a fantastic weekend of historic aviation. Rather than waiting until I've put together my full report on flying legends I thought I would share a few pictures with you all from the Sunday of the show. Plenty more to follow!
Keeping in with previous first flight anniversary posts, this week takes a look at the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, which first flew on the 27th January 1939. Early Design: At first glance its hard to believe that this design, from the legendary hands of Lockheed's Kelly Johnson, is now 76 years old. The P-38 is one … Continue reading P-38 Lightning: The “Fork Tailed Devil’s” Birthday