Flying Legends Airshow - News Release
Third B17 Flying Fortress 'Pink Lady' Confirms Appearance at Flying Legends Air Show
The Flying Legends Air Show at the Imperial War Museum Duxford on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July will be bringing together 3 historic B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft to create an amazing spectacle not seen for many years and unlikely to be seen again.
The Flying Fortress was an American bomber of the Second World War and, between 1942 and 1945, many of them were based in the UK as part of America’s war effort. The most famous B-17, Memphis Belle, was immortalised in the 1991 film of the same name. The Fighter Collection are delighted to announce that, due to the generosity, spirit, and determination of several individuals, 3 B17’s will appear together at The Flying Legends Air show. An incredible effort will see one of the B-17s, Liberty Belle, making the epic journey from her base in Georgia, USA to join with B-17 Pink Lady from France and the Duxford based long time resident Sally B. Flying Legends will be the only opportunity to see these magnificent aircraft together and will be the only air show that all three B17’are participating both on the ground and in the air.
Flying Legends is without doubt one of the finest warbird air shows in the world, providing an amazing, unrivalled line up of great classic propeller driven combat aircraft, many of which are rare and unique. This year’s event promises another exciting line up with over 65 aircraft now scheduled to take part in a flying programme lasting over 3 hours and featuring some of the best display pilots in the world.
Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to get up closer to the 3 Flying Fortresses and the other aircraft on the Flight Line Walk on the morning of the show. There will also be the opportunity to see inside these 3 aircraft for a small additional charge.
Duxford is located just south of Cambridge at junction 10 of the M11. Gates open at 8.00 am and the flying begins at 2.00 pm. Tickets – Adults £29.95, Senior Citizens £24.95, Children £9.95, Disabled/Concession £9.95. Discounted tickets available up to 4 July – call 01223 499353 to book early and save! All flying subject to weather, serviceability and operational commitments. For more information about tickets or the flying programme visit iwm.org.uk/duxford. *There is an additional charge for the Flight Line Walk.