Flying Legends at 30: recalling the stars of the greatest warbird display

As Flying Legends prepares to return at its new Church Fenton venue, Aeroplane editor Ben Dunnell chronicles The Fighter Collection’s historic aviation spectacular

May Bank Holiday Monday in 1993 was when it all started. That inaugural one-day Flying Legends show was a fairly small affair, but the signs of something special were definitely there. In the 30th anniversary year of The Fighter Collection’s ‘toe in the water’ exercise, in which it returns for the first time since 2019, and at a new venue, its influence is not in doubt.

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