Flying Legends Air Show 2012
The Fighter Collection at Duxford hosts what has come to be arguably the best warbird show in the world. The weather in 2012 was perfect for video; clear air and fluffy clouds. To accomplished flying and some unique formations add skilled camerawork, stunning minicam sequences, start-ups and close-up shots and you have a thrilling DVD from start to finish.
Notable displays included 3 Mk1 Spitfires flying together, the Curtiss 'Hawk trio, the Corsair and Bearcat pairing and the 7 Spitfire beat-up and tail-chase.
The star performer for the writer was the Lufthansa Ju 52 but for most others it was either the new 'razorback' P-47 or Tom Schrade’s Sikorsky S-38 ‘Osa’s Ark’ .
Full Participants List
Curtiss P-47G Thunderbolt ‘SNAFU/War Eagle
Flying Bulls Lockheed P-38L Lightning
Sikorsky S-38 'flying yacht'
Spitfires; 3 x Mk1s, Vb, Mk.XIVE, Mk.VII, MkXVIE and Mk.XIX
Junkers Ju 52
Fairey Swordfish Mk.II
Sea Fury FB11
Hawk 75, P-40B Tomahawk and Merlin-powered P-40F
Yak-3M, Yak-9UM and Yak-11
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress ‘Sally B’
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair
Westland Lysander Mk.IIa
BBMF Lancaster B.1,Spitfire Mk.IIa and Spitfire PR.XIX
Hawker Nimrod Mk.I and Mk.II
Bucker Jungmann and Jungmeister
Breitling Wingwalkers Boeing Stearmans
2 Beech D-17 Staggerwings
21 of these aircraft flew in the closing Balbo.