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,
Last Edit: Aug 29, 2020 22:06:23 GMT 12 by patmurphy
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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In the light of yesterday’s message (27.05.2021) from our Prime Minister, and the uncertainty surrounding the UK opening fully for business, it is with deep regret and a heavy heart that we must cancel this year’s event. We understand the government’s careful position but cannot safely stay the course in the light of the potential loss and lack of clarity so close to show time.
We sincerely apologise for the disappointing news but the circumstances are truly out of our control. We will be reimbursing all of you, our faithful friends of Flying Legends who pre-paid for tickets in the coming days.
On a personal note and in the name of the whole team at The Fighter Collection who have worked so hard this past year to prepare the aircraft and the show itself, please know that this decision has not come lightly. We are very sad but pray that next year will be COVID free for all and that Flying Legends 2022 will be a classic.
Thank you for your understanding and for your dedication and support.
Nick Grey Director
To this very day, the kid who used to bully me at school still takes my lunch money. On the plus side, he makes great Subway sandwiches.
Yep..........shattered. Spent weeks trying to obtain Australian Travel Exemption for commentary at Midlands Air Festival and Legends. Its been backwards and forwards but now too late for me to get to MAF and Legends cancelled...just watch, the travel exemption will be granted next week with MAF starting on Friday night 4th June and no Legends in July.....not happy Jan !!!