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Flying Legends 2020 - CANCELLED

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Flying Legends 2020 - CANCELLED

Post by jasonT1981 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:21 pm

Date announced a few days ago, surprised no one has posted.

11th & 12th July 2020
Take your seats, sit back, and enjoy an unrivaled world-class nostalgic flying display lasting over three hours at historic IWM Duxford. Take your seats, sit back, and enjoy an unrivaled world-class nostalgic flying display lasting over three hours at historic IWM Duxford. Explore and view the fascinating exhibits located at this wartime base, test your skills with tank driving, have your photo taken sitting in a replica Spitfire, view the large scale model aircraft exhibits, enjoy a Pimms at the Vintage Village and relax and indulge in some 1940’s live music.
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Re: Flying Legends 2020

Post by darkman » Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:31 pm

Just waiting for tickets to go on sale :clap:
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Re: Flying Legends 2020

Post by jasonT1981 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:00 pm

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Re: Flying Legends 2020

Post by darkman » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:28 am

Ticket purchase.

Here's hoping for some unusual attendees :pop:
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Re: Flying Legends 2020

Post by jasonT1981 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:51 pm

USAF Heritage flight self confirms with F16 & P51

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Re: Flying Legends 2020

Post by SGS » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:45 am

Has flying legends 2020 now been cancelled !

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Re: Flying Legends 2020

Post by MRTT » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:56 am

No.

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Re: Flying Legends 2020

Post by John flightpath » Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:24 pm

I am assuming then that Duxford has its basic airshow equipment stored on site and can set up with reasonably short notice, compared to other shows which have to transport everything in.

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Flying legends at Duxford is no more....

Post by reaper493 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:28 am

Looks as though 2019 was the last one....

That is a big shock.
A message from Nick Grey

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
Taken from Facebook.

I hope they find somewhere else to host, not sure anywhere else would give the same atmosphere though


Wonder what the reasons behind this are?

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Re: Flying Legends 2020 - CANCELLED

Post by PeteHemsley » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:10 am

Incredibly sad news from the team.

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Re: Flying Legends 2020 - CANCELLED

Post by Supra » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:16 am

Clearly, TFC/ Nick Grey are getting in the way of IWM designs for some misguided cunning plan to make more/some money? Perhaps a bigger Hotel development, retaining more opportunities to run their own events, undercover display building for the Victor & Shackleton, more on-site parking?... who can tell the inner workings of a marketing expert?
Now the subject is out in the Public domain, one might reasonably expect a timely 'here's one I did earlier' statement from IWM?

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Re: Flying Legends 2020 - CANCELLED

Post by colt99 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:43 am

Supra wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:16 am
Clearly, TFC/ Nick Grey are getting in the way of IWM designs for some misguided cunning plan to make more/some money? Perhaps a bigger Hotel development, retaining more opportunities to run their own events, undercover display building for the Victor & Shackleton, more on-site parking?... who can tell the inner workings of a marketing expert?
Now the subject is out in the Public domain, one might reasonably expect a timely 'here's one I did earlier' statement from IWM?
It does say Supra that the aircraft will be remaining at Duxford, so no extra land/space will be available.
Just that the 2 say show will have to move.

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Re: Flying Legends 2020 - CANCELLED

Post by reaper493 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:06 am

Theres already a statement from IWM on the following link:

https://www.air-shows.org.uk/2020/08/ai ... m-duxford/

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Re: Flying Legends 2020 - CANCELLED

Post by Kurnass » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:51 am

Maybe it’s all the safety regulations and cost rising after the Shoreham disaster, and added to that the uncertainty with corona/cost involved in organising corona-proof events? I can imagine those cost and investments might be too much of a financial risk for them. For the IWM, museum is their core business, airshows just a source for extra income. If the risk of losing money is too high, choices have to be made

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Re: Flying Legends 2020 - CANCELLED

Post by roughcutter » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:29 pm

So it isn't necessarily the end of the road for Legends then? Just (hopefully) an alternative venue, where ever that will be? :)
... and a fair haired slightly balding Bobby Charlton to kick off!

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Re: Flying Legends 2020 - CANCELLED

Post by raptor9 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:30 pm

What a shame. especially for those of us living near Duxford. Whatever happens in the future, we all owe the Grey famiy and everyone connected with The Fighter Collection, a huge vote of thanks for the many years of entertainment that was provided. Many happy days, and a couple full of extreme sadness. Best wishes to all, and let's hope a solution is found.

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Re: Flying Legends 2020 - CANCELLED

Post by roughcutter » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:26 pm

raptor9 wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:30 pm
What a shame. especially for those of us living near Duxford. Whatever happens in the future, we all owe the Grey famiy and everyone connected with The Fighter Collection, a huge vote of thanks for the many years of entertainment that was provided. Many happy days, and a couple full of extreme sadness. Best wishes to all, and let's hope a solution is found.
Second that :thumb:
... and a fair haired slightly balding Bobby Charlton to kick off!

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