Flying Legends 2013 was notable, apart from the heat wave the UK was having at the time, for the retirement from display flying after 30 years, and at the age of 75, of Stephen Grey, the instigator of Flying Legends and owner of The Fighter Collection. He opened the show both days flying his favourite aircraft, the Bearcat. He will continue flying aircraft from his collection in his retirement. The show was also notable for the final public appearance of P-47 ‘Snafu’, which had been sold to Comanche Warbirds based in Texas, USA. On the plus side, there were two war birds making their first UK appearance in P-51D ‘Moonbeam McSwine’ now based in France and Hurricane IIa/P5331 recently imported from New Zealand and also based in France. Now resident in Switzerland, the former UK based Grumman Avenger made its first appearance at Legends. The Bremont Horsemen Flight Team were back at Duxford flying three Spitfires this time, TFC’s Mk.Vb/EP120, Mk.Ia/P7308 and Mk.I/X4650. The Flying Bulls’ Corsair returned but the P-38 had engine issues and unable to attend.
Equipment Used: Sony Alpha A58SLT & Sony 70-300mm G SSM/f4.5-5.5 Lens + In-camera Clear View Zoom @ 2x