Very sad to see that Flying Legends is over and not to be held at Duxford. I won't go into the background but have a look at the Imperial war Museum statement following that by Nick on the Legends Facebook. There is a lot more to it than what is written. Believe they may try to find another venue for the show and perhaps move from Duxford altogether. Should that happen perhaps other organisations there may also move. That will be as major a blow to the IWM operations as it is to enthusiasts worldwide.
As bad decisions go, it's right up there. I have tickets for the September show, assuming it's going ahead. Mainly in the area to visit my eldest, not seen since February. I'm still unsure about going to be honest. Capped at 15,000 people? Not been in a crowd since last year, it will feel very strange I'm sure, I'll be the one waving a 2 meter stick,
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Luxury Guesthouse owner from North Wales GB. If I could Live anywhere else it would be.....go on guess!!
A message from Nick Grey, “Further to my last message informing you all of the pending relocation of Flying Legends I wanted to give you an update. The FL team is working very hard to secure an alternative location to hold the much loved Flying Legends airshow. IF we are successful and COVID 19 issues have resided by mid next year it will be our intention to hold the 2021 edition on SATURDAY 10th and SUNDAY 11th July, so whilst we are still not able to formally confirm, we wanted you to have our date’s ready for your diaries.”
Whilst we are not in full possession of all factors that have led to this, it’s difficult not to imagine how this could be anything other than a “cut off your nose to spite your face” scenario for IWM. Duxford is greater than the sum of its parts, but remove major parts and its difficult to see who wins in this. With the prospect of a costly relocation for who knows ultimately how many operations at Duxford, it is very sad indeed. Bloody sad.
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