Flying Legends

The Flying Legends Air Show is famous the world over for its unique presentations of historic piston engine aircraft in rare combinations and remarkable flying displays. The flying display promises an unmissable fusion of power, sound, excitement and nostalgia as piston-engined aircraft from across the globe perform their breathtaking flights over IWM Duxford’s historic airfield. The balbo, a massed-formation finale featuring many of the aircraft which have taken part in the flying display, is unique to the Flying Legends Air Show and a world-renowned spectacle.

Complementing the ‘wow’ factor in the air is the authentic 1940s atmosphere that can be experienced across the museum and in the Vintage Village. Sit back in our deckchair seating area to enjoy the sounds of the 40s courtesy of The Manhattan Dolls from New York, take the opportunity to have a photograph sitting in a replica Spitfire, enjoy the antics of Laurel and Hardy and take on a vintage look with a 1940s makeover.

This website is proud to present the almost decade-old ‘Foreigners Guide’ to the airshow as well as the participant aircraft list for the 2005-2016 shows. The lists are the original lists as presented in the airshow programe, and may not the correct in comparison to the actual displays.

A Foreigners Guide to Flying Legends

2005-2016 List of Participant Aircraft at Flying Legends

2005-2016 Showrating

Random memories in pictures


Flying Legends Spitfire display line