The Fighter Collection and Imperial War Museum Duxford are delighted to announce that The Horsemen, the world’s only P-51 Mustang formation aerobatic team, will be performing at Flying Legends (Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July 2011) – complete with their own aircraft shipped over from the USA.
Visitors to Flying Legends 2009 will recall the dazzling aerial spectacle of The Horsemen in action in the skies over Duxford. Steve Hinton, Dan Friedkin and Ed Shipley, highly skilled warbird pilots, have a passion for showcasing the aircraft that made America great:
Steve Hinton is a two-time national unlimited race champion and holds the world speed record of 499 mph. He flew his first P-51 Mustang in 1972 and has since flown 150 types of aircraft including the Convair, North American B-25 Mitchell, Martin B-26 Marauder, Lockheed P-38 Lightening, Douglas DC-3, B-17 Flying Fortress, North-American F-86 Sabre, Northrop T-38 Talon and many others. Steve has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the Motion Picture Pilots’ Association since 1977, working as a pilot or co-ordinator for television and motion pictures.
Dan Friedkin was exposed to aviation at an early age by his father, a career pilot who owned warbirds. Dan began flying gliders at the age of 14 and soon after began flying a variety of tail-wheel aircraft and helicopters. At the age of 19 he became rated in the Lockheed Jetstar; at 20 he was checked out in the P-51 Mustang, which started a strong connection to warbirds that occupies much of his time and focus to this day. Dan actively flies the North American T-6 Texan, P-51 Mustang, Grumman F8F Bearcat, Hawker Hurricane and various models of Spitfire.
Ed Shipley is a former Boeing 747 pilot and well-known air show performer with more than 20 years experience in the T-6 Texan, P-51 Mustang and F-86 Sabre. He has piloted a P-51 Mustang across the Atlantic and is the only person in the world to fly a Second World War Corsair off a nuclear aircraft carrier. Ed recently served as a board member of the air show industrys governing body, the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS).
Experience the show-stopping performance of The Horsemen at Flying Legends 2011 – once seen, never forgotten!
All flying is subject to weather, serviceability and operational commitments. Flying Legends 2011 is now on sale Tickets for Flying Legends 2011 are now on sale! Buy tickets for Flying Legends in advance and take advantage of the 10% advance booking discount.
Without doubt one of the finest warbird air shows in the world, Flying Legends provides an unrivalled line-up of the classic propeller-driven combat aircraft from both the First and Second World Wars, many of which are now either rare or unique. Legendary aircraft and superbly talented pilots come from across the globe to display at Flying Legends.
As in previous years, Flying Legends 2011 will provide a spectacular performance, enabling visitors to see iconic aircraft in stunning aerial displays. On the ground, there will be activities for all ages, including funfair rides, bungee trampolines, tank rides and demonstrations.