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The Flying Legends Airshow Returns!

Legendary warbirds will take to the skies on the 15th & 16th July at the Flying Legends airshow; an unmissable aviation event for both families and enthusiasts alike.

Now in its 30th year, Flying Legends is a world-famous two-day celebration of history that focuses on the warbirds and flying machines of the WWII era. 

We are proud to participate in keeping these aeronautical masterpieces flying and so too the memories of those who built, maintained, flew and fought in them.” ~ Stephen & Nick Grey.

Hosted by The Fighter Collection at the truly historic ex RAF base, Church Fenton UK, this is your chance to get up close and personal with the most important and iconic piston-engine fighter aircraft ever. Tickets on sale now!

Please take a moment to enjoy the sights and sounds of what’s to come in the 2023 Flying Legends Trailer:

Flying Legends is considered to be the best Airshow of wartime aircraft in Europe and draws crowds from around the world. A standard entry ticket allows you access to the crowd-favourite flightline walk; a unique opportunity to closely explore and examine the line-up of Fighter Collection and Flying Legends favourites such as the Gloster Gladiator Mk.II, three P-51 Mustangs, four Hawker Hurricanes, three Chance-Vought Corsairs, thirteen Spitfires, and some aircraft never before seen in the UK! Visit the website here to browse the full line-up of attending aircraft: Flying Legends Aircraft

This year also will see some unique choreographed flying from aircraft once based at RAF Church Fenton, which was once home to the very first “Eagle Squadron” of American pilots flying Brewster Buffalos before converting onto Mk1 Hawker Hurricanes and where once the Gloster Gladiator reigned supreme. 

In addition to the flightline walk amongst many Flying Legends and Fighter Collection favourites, Vintage themed entertainment, re-enactor groups, trade stands and numerous food & bar concessions will deliver an unforgettable day out for the whole family.

Up to 50 aircraft will perform acrobatic aerial displays and over three hours of legendary flying will culminate in the world-famous Flying Legends Balbo, a massed warbird formation finale. Visit the Flying Legends Official YouTube Channel to watch back through some of the best moments from years past.

The best seats in the house are available for Sky Lounge ticket holders, whose Flying Legends Airshow experience will additionally include: dedicated car parking; priority check-in; exclusive Sky Lounge viewing location with traditional marquee; a private garden on the Flight Line; luxury private toilets; a complimentary official souvenir programme; complimentary welcome drinks; a selection of food and drinks from concessions available within the marquee to purchase on the day and a dedicated Sky Lounge host. SkyLounge tickets are limited, so act fast to guarantee your spot!

Flying Legends is a spectacle made possible by the effort and dedication of aviation enthusiasts all over the world, and features aircraft operated by: Ultimate Warbird Flights; Aircraft Restoration Co; Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar; Fighter Aviation Engineering LTD; Comanche Fighters LLC; Hugo Mathys; Imperial War Museum; The Old Flying Machine Company; Air Leasing LTD; W Aircollection; Les Casques de Cuir collection; The Flying Bulls; Navy Wings and more.

The Fighter Collection and DCS have a special historic relationship. The Fighter Collection provides DCS unprecedented access to many WWII aircraft to assist in the understanding and development of these warbirds. The Fighter Collection was additionally a publisher of DCS and continues to be a close collaborator in the physical and digital preservation of these legendary flying machines.

So, take your inspiration from history and jump into the cockpit of your favourite DCS warbirds in preparation for the incredible Flying Legends Airshow. Entry to Flying Legends is by advance ticket only. For more information, visit