Flying Legends Air Show brings history to life at IWM Duxford

PUBLISHED: 12:34 15 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:26 15 July 2018

Living history group Sweatin' out the Mission at the Flying Legends Air Show at IWM Duxford on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Picture: Supplied by IWM Duxford.

Living history group Sweatin' out the Mission at the Flying Legends Air Show at IWM Duxford on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Picture: Supplied by IWM Duxford.

IWM Duxford

History came to life on the opening day of the 2018 Flying Legends Air Show at IWM Duxford on Saturday.

Members of living history group Sweatin’ out the Mission, who represent Second World War United States Army Air Forces ground crew, were photographed next to P-51 Mustang Trusty Rusty at the Flying Legends Air Show at Imperial War Museum Duxford.

The Flying Legends Air Show is famous the world over for its unique presentations of historic piston-engined aircraft in rare combinations and remarkable flying displays.

During the flying display visitors can see up to 50 historic aircraft take to the skies.

Highlights of this year’s flying programme include 14 Supermarine Spitfires, from the rare Mark I to Mark XVI models, five World War Two American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft, four Hawker Hurricanes, B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B – the only flying B-17 in Europe – and the world’s only airworthy Bristol Blenheim.

Living history group Sweatin' out the Mission next to P-51 Mustang Trusty Rusty at the Flying Legends Air Show at IWM Duxford on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Picture: David Mackey.Living history group Sweatin' out the Mission next to P-51 Mustang Trusty Rusty at the Flying Legends Air Show at IWM Duxford on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Picture: David Mackey.

The Flying Legends Air Show continues today (Sunday, July 15).

The next air show at IWM Duxford is the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23.

• For more information, visit www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford/airshows

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