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Operating from Sywell Aerodrome in Northamptonshire, Ultimate Warbird Flights is a hub of aviation excellence that offers the once-in-a-lifetime experience of flying with unique WW2 warbirds. Together with our packages, we can tailor experiences for groups or bespoke flights/displays. Feel free to visit our pages to see what we offer, and if you have any query do not hesitate to get in touch. Let's go flying!

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The Buchon 4, what a superb display! We have seen some amazing photos from the weekend, we are really grateful to everyone for sharing!! As usual we are so thankful to our team of engineers for working tirelessly in the hot sun looking after the aeroplanes, the pilots for their amazing flying and ground crew for their valued assistance and hard work! We couldn’t have done it without you all! Also thank you to Flying Legends for having us, another fantastic show in the bag guys πŸ‘! We hope those that attended the show had a great weekend 😊. Photo credit - Tom Castle ... See MoreSee Less

The Buchon 4, what a superb display! We have seen some amazing photos from the weekend, we are really grateful to everyone for sharing!! As usual we are so thankful to our team of engineers for working tirelessly in the hot sun looking after the aeroplanes, the pilots for their amazing flying and ground crew for their valued assistance and hard work! We couldn’t have done it without you all! Also thank you to Flying Legends for having us, another fantastic show in the bag guys πŸ‘! We hope those that attended the show had a great weekend 😊. Photo credit -  Tom Castle

 

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Thank you guys was an amazing display complete with music from the movie. Hairs in the back of the neck were at attention. By the way thanks again for flying Yellow 7 and some of other aircraft you operate behind the Skyvan the other day for some photos. Was breathtaking!

Fantastic airmanship from these four talented chaps! The Buchon four-ship is one of those airshow highlights we'll talk about for years and be hard to beat. Not to mention all of the work from the ground crews and everyone at Air Leasing for operating such a large fleet over the weekend.

I can only echo what's already been said yesterdays display was particularly good that break just as the music started was just superb.

Will you be at the Battle of Britain air show in September?

The Battle of Britain Movie sequence was fantastic - a real highlight of the show. As the person next to me in the crowd said of the four Buchon formation - "I wonder if we'll see that again?" Maybe a reprise in September? Hope so. Well done to all involved! πŸ‘

Echoing what everyone else has said, the Buchon 4 display was totally magical and possibly my favourite sequence of the whole weekend. Well done to all involved, wonderful stuff! I just had to listen to the BofB film soundtrack on the way home yesterday. 😁

Best Legends display I have seen in 13 years

Was great Display hopefully you be back at September show. Btw who are the two pilots I see Richard Grace & Steve Jones but not sure on other two.

Muchas felicidades a todo el equipo y a los organizadores del evento

It was pretty amazing stuff especially the tail chase.

The Schwarm looked fantastic ,defiantly the great highlight of this years show. Well done to all at Air Leasing for the great efforts over the weekend.

great display by all 4 Buchons it looked even better when the spitfire did the tailchase

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Great job guys! The Sunday 'Schwarm passage' was out of this world! Outstanding and my personal highlight of Flying Legends 2018.

I agree with everything said .it was a fantastic scenario went well with the music Well done

A fantastic Battle of Britain film sequence especially as all the aeroplanes in the Buchon/Spitfire tail chase were the actual ones used in the film , superb flying as always.

Fantastic, the biggest highlight of a fantastic show featuring so many highlights!

YOU'RE ALL LEGENDS, THANKS GUYS FOR YOUR BRILLIANT EFFORTS -

Luftwaffe-Pilots. ;-)

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Huge thanks to our own team and Fighter Rebuilders, Pacific Fighters, Airmotive Specialties, Scott Yoak, Aero trader, Vintage V12’s and Steve and Alec from Warbird Colour Services for making this all happen, she's a thing of beauty! ... See MoreSee Less

Huge thanks to our own team and Fighter Rebuilders, Pacific Fighters, Airmotive Specialties, Scott Yoak, Aero trader, Vintage V12’s and Steve and Alec from Warbird Colour Services for making this all happen, shes a thing of beauty!

 

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Fantastic! Great job! Hard to believe after seeing the parts all disassembled in the hangar two weeks ago! Look forward to see it flying at the weekend!

Amazing! Great Job πŸ‘

Most excellent. We haven't seen a Contrary Mary paint job over here in the Colonies since Jimmy Hunt gave his Mustang to the San Diego Air & Space Museum...who promptly repainted it as a Red Tail. Fantasic paint job. Best part? The paint line of the yellow canopy rail follows the line of a stock canopy...it doesn't make the TF canopy look too big.

out & about Dave πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

Awesome! Can’t wait to see you fly Saturday!

Is this the former Miss Velma?

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A successful first flight of...... Contrary Mary! ... See MoreSee Less

A successful first flight of...... Contrary Mary!

 

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Graham Cutting

Rumours were true then, looks great

Looking very nice.

who owns this p-51

Miss Velma?

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I love it! She looks superb! Well done to all at Air Leasing for reassembling and repainting her in such a short amount of time. Fantastic to have G-TFSI back in the air with a whole new look, the 78th FG has always been a favourite of mine. Welcome home Contrary Mary :-)

Woohoo! Looking forward to seeing this at the weekend. Great work!

Paris Wilson former Miss Velma!

Nice!

AWESOME!!!!

Shes a beauty ! Cant believe this 😍 so many great aircraft to see this weekend. Well done all involved for a quick turn around πŸ˜ƒ

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Very nice!!! In the markings of Lt Col Roy Caviness’ mount when he changed commands with Lt Col John Landers. Caviness came to the 78th FG at Duxford and Landers went to the 361st FG at Little Walden.

A photo of LtCol Roy Caviness' ”Contrary Mary” taken at Duxford at an air force day show on 1 August 1945, after the war ended.

Pieter, Miss Velma is back up there :)

Sean Armstrong Luv the checker tail pattern

Was that her I was watching this afternoon over Sywell?? 😍

Beauty

Oh my word 😍😍😍😍

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That’s awesome to see!! My grandpa had his mustang painted up as Contrary Mary back throughout the 80s! Exciting to see one out flying now!!

Looks superb!

Love this new paint scheme! makes me want to go and buy a ticket to Legends now even more!

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A gentleman from our Grace Spitfire page shared this in a reply to a post and we think it is definitely worthy of its own post so please enjoy.

words from Carolyn -

This footage is taken from our film 'Perfect Lady' made in 1985 which has stood the test of time as has the meticulous restoration done by Nick (Grace) of our beloved Spitfire ML407 which has fulfilled so many peoples dream of flying in a real Spitfire for over 33 years.

youtu.be/GDbc5cCM0XAwww.nostalgiatech.co.uk/ See: www.ml407.co.uk Nick Grace bought the 2 seat Spitfire in 1979 in a dismantled state and after 5 years of work too...
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Absolute magic. Such a special aeroplane. Thank you so much for sharing. 😍

2 weeks ago

Ultimate Warbird Flights

Throwback to a few weeks ago when The Blades put on a special day for auction prize winners, giving them the opportunity to fly formation with Extra 300s, a Spitfire and a Buchon.

Working with Air Leasing Ltd to put on this once in a lifetime opportunity, it was in fact the Buchon's first ever passenger flight!

"It was an surreal experience to be the first passenger in such a stunning aircraft, alongside the iconic spitfire and the incredible Blades team."

Here's a few awesome photos from the day 😎

For more info about the different types of events The Blades can organise please visit www.theblades.com
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JLT is one of the most forward looking and innovative Insurance Brokers in the world but is also passionate about our British heritage.

'The Grace Spitfire exemplifies everything that we have a right to feel proud of and it is a huge privilege to sponsor this wonderful piece of Aviation history.'

Ultimate Warbird Flights

The Spitfire Blister - Sywell Aerodrome - Wellingborough Road - Sywell - Northants - NN6 0BN

Phone: +44 (0)1604 642 058

Email: info@ML407.co.uk

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