Historic aircraft to take to the skies for Flying Legends Air Show at Imperial War Museum, Duxford
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More than 50 historic aircraft will take to the skies on July 11-12 for the Flying Legends Air Show at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford.
Among the planes will be a display of 1930s Hawker aircraft, with two Hawker Nimrods, a Hawker Fury, four Second World War 51 Mustangs, a pair of Douglas Dakotas and 10 Supermarine Spitfires.
Also on show will be:
• A Curtiss P-36C, which has been meticulously restored over the past four years. This aircraft took part in the 1939 Cleveland Air Races before going on to serve in the Second World War.
• A Curtiss Hawk 75, which is the only airworthy example left in the world. It wears an authentic Armee de l’Air three-tone scheme with the Lafayette Escadrille Sioux Indian head motif on the aircraft’s starboard side. This is the Fighter Collection logo.
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• One of only two airworthy Curtiss Warhawk P-40F aircraft left in the world. It was shipped to the Thirteenth Air Force in the South West Pacific on Christmas Eve 1942.
• A Grumman Bearcat, which could outperform many of the early jet fighter aircraft of the late 1940s.
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• A Grumman Wildcat FM-2, which outranked its predecessors with its fast-climbing, long-range manoeuvrability.
• A Goodyear Corsair FG-1D, the first fighter to exceed 400mph. It was a formidable fighter aircraft during the Second World War and later in the Korean War.
The Flying Legends Air Show promises a fusion of power, sound, excitement and nostalgia.
The museum will be open from 8am-6pm, with the flying display from 2-5.30pm.
In the museum, visitors can discover the stories of the men and women who lived and worked there. They can try on a replica uniform, fill a pilot’s brain with flying information and explore the sights, sounds and smells of Duxford.
There will also be trade stands and the chance of a pleasure flight.
On the day ticket prices:
Adult (16 years and over) £34.50
Senior (60 years and over) £27
Child (5-15 years) £18.15
Child (four years or under) free
Disabled Visitor (proof of disability allowance required) £18.15
Carer (one per disabled visitor) free
Friend of Duxford Adult £27.60
Friend of Duxford Senior £21.60
Friend of Duxford Junior £14.50