I been going to both since the 70s. I think Yeovilton is on the rise (as number 2 military show in the UK) I also find legends is now very samey - you can predict what aeroplanes will be there. It's a short show and against the sun. Also I find Legends has fallen away in the last 10 years. Shoreham and the certification problems mean it is not what it once was.
If I wanted to go to a Warbirds show I'd recommend Le ferte (amazing - excellent!) or Hahnweide - again truly magical place. Although it is a mainly Military show, the warbirds at Zeltweg are awesome for me it is for me probably the best airshow in the world! While the UK has fallen away Europe has some amazing shows that I don't think are on most Kiwi's radar.
Don't think so. I may have heard that by now but still could not divulge whatever I was told. There is a Boomerang and also Rob Poynton's former Iraqi Fury in Belgium but I believe engine probs with at least one of them
Post by campbellbox on Jul 14, 2019 9:42:17 GMT 12
Legends lived up to its name today. A bit dull in terms of lighting, and I can’t help with pics because we left our DSLR in France, but what’s not to like about 12 Spitfires zooming about or a tight, tight formation of a Buchón, P47, Mustang and Spitfire? Glorious! Nice to hear a familiar chap on commentary, but Ando was overshadowed somewhat by Nick Grey whose voice oozes star quality, class and sex appeal.
Hoping for more of the same with a little more sun tomorrow.
Thanks again for all the suggestions & comments - the show at Legends was awesome! I'll see what I can do in terms of posting some photographs, as mentioned above the lighting was shall we say "very british" (and I can say that, being a pom!)
As to star quality, class and sex appeal.....I was behind the door when those were handed out. It was nice to have Nick there to give a view of how all those machines flew having "been there, done that" for quite a few years. Same with Guy Black and John Dibbs