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Duxford Spring Airshow 2013
Apr 6th, 2013 at 6:11pm
 
Press release from IWM:

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The Spring Air Show takes place on the 70th anniversary of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visiting RAF Duxford to welcome the 78th Fighter Group of the United States Army Air Forces to Great Britain.

We’ll be celebrating this royal occasion in spectacular style as we bring together contemporary and historic aircraft for a fabulous day of flying. The highlight of the Spring Air Show will be the first-ever display by the Eagle Squadron. This historic four-ship display comprises a Mark I Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane, P-47 Razorback Thunderbolt and the P-51 Mustang Princess Elizabeth. Princess Elizabeth is being shipped over from the USA specifically for the Spring Air Show.

The Eagle Squadron will fly in four-ship formation, as pairs and also in an evocative display alongside B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B. The four aircraft will be piloted by Dan Friedkin, Ed Shipley, Steve Hinton and Paul Bonhomme. Dan, Ed and Steve are best known as The Horsemen Flight Team and have performed spectacular P-51 Mustang displays at the Flying Legends Air Show in the past. The Horsemen perform their stunning aerobatic routine in a host of vintage platforms (P-51 Mustang, F-86 Sabre, P-38 Lightning etc) at shows and events across the globe. Paul Bonhomme is a Red Bull Air Race pilot and has displayed historic aircraft at over 500 air shows to date.

The Eagle Squadron represents the history of American pilots in the Second World War. Spitfires and Hurricanes were flown by American volunteers in the Royal Air Force prior to the United States officially entering the Second World War. Soon these American recruits were formed into their own squadrons within the RAF, known as Eagle Squadrons.

From its arrival at RAF Duxford in April 1943, the 78th Fighter Group flew P-47 Thunderbolts on bomber escort duty switching to P-51 Mustangs in December 1944.

The Eagle Squadron forms the centrepiece of the Spring Air Show where historic US warbirds will take to the skies as we remember the time when the stars and stripes flew at RAF Duxford.
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Re: Duxford Spring Airshow 2013
Reply #1 - Apr 11th, 2013 at 8:14pm
 
Spring Air Show, 26 May 2013


Flying participation by aircraft type and operator

Aircraft


The Red Arrows – Hawk x 9 - RAF Aerobatic Team, RAF Scampton
Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire - Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby

Eagle Squadron:

   P-47G Thunderbolt Snafu - The Fighter Collection
   P-51C Mustang Princess Elizabeth - Comanche Warbirds LLC
   Spitfire Ia - The Fighter Collection
   Hawker Hurricane - P Monk
   Spitfire Ia (static display) Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar Ltd

B-17 Flying Fortress 'Sally B' - B-17 Preservation
TF-51D Mustang Miss Velma - The Fighter Collection
P-40B Warhawk - The Fighter Collection
P-40F Warhawk - The Fighter Collection
Spitfire IXT - Air Leasing
L-4 Cub (x2) - FrazerBlades
L-4 Cub (static display) - A Vogel
Lysander - Shuttleworth Collection
Dragon Rapide - D & M Miller
Harvard - The Fighter Collection
Harvard - Aircraft Restoration Company
F-86 Sabre - Golden Apple
Breitling Wingwalkers – Stearman x 2 - AeroSuperBatics
Stearman (static or flying display TBC) - Golden Apple
Hispano Buchon (Messerschmitt Bf 109) - Aircraft Restoration Company
C-47 Skytrain x 2 - Dakota Heritage / Aces High
Hunter T7 - G Peacock
RV-8 x 2 - The RV-8tors
RV-8 (static display) - The RV-8tors
Pitts Special x 2 - Trig Aerobatic Team
Tucano (static display) - CFS Flight, RAF Linton-on-Ouse
Spitfire IX (static display) - Old Flying Machine Company
Robinson R22 - P Bonhomme

Flying participation confirmed on 23rd May.
 
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Updated 13/05/13
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