IWM Duxford and The Fighter Collection Announce Relocation of Flying Legends Air Show

Spitfires taxiing out at Flying Legends... Note the myriad of fighters in the background. (photo by Alessandro Taffetani)

After a long and successful partnership of some 30 years, IWM Duxford and The Fighter Collection (TFC) are announcing today that the Flying Legends air show will no longer be taking 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 organization is able to maximize 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.

The massive ‘Balbo’ formation closes out every Flying Legends air display. It has to be seen in person to truly appreciate it’s astonishing beauty! (photo by Alessandro Taffetani)

John Brown, IWM Executive Director Commerce and Operations, commented: “The Fighter Collection will continue to be a highly valued partner at IWM Duxford and we are delighted that its collection of amazing aircraft will remain on site and continue to be displayed throughout the year. We are confident that Flying Legends will continue with its success and would like to thank them for entertaining audiences at IWM Duxford over the years. We will be making some exciting changes to our own Air Show programm for next year and look forward to sharing more details in the coming months.”

For more information on IWM Duxford’s Air Show season, including tickets to this year’s Battle of Britain Air Show, please visit the website and be the first to know about exciting new events program in 2021 – https://www.iwm.org.uk/enews/signup

Flying Legends’ Nick Grey shared the following message on the organization’s Facebook page:

Dear Friends of Flying Legends,
I look at this and the years gone by with immense gratitude for all the wonderful moments we have lived with you our faithful and fanatical community. It is with a heavy heart that we confirm 2019 was the final Flying Legends with our friends at IWM Duxford. We truly hope that our team will find an alternative location to welcome this iconic event and that we will have the privilege of seeing you all again. Thank you for your support and kindness.
Yours sincerely Nick

 

LIFT FEB 2020

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