The Austrian-based Flying Bulls collection is set to support at least three British airshows this June, with some of the rarest aircraft in their collection taking part in the flying display.
This includes their Douglas DC-6B, a type that has not been seen in UK skies since 2018, their P-38L Lightning, which is the only airworthy example of its kind in Europe, and their B-25J Mitchell, currently the only reliably-active B-25 on the European circuit. Also coming to the UK is P-51D Mustang “Nookie Bookie IV”, a familiar type at British airshows, but an aircraft that has not previously visited the UK in Flying Bulls ownership.
The first event to announce Flying Bulls participation was the Midlands Air Festival at Ragley Hall near Alcester. The show is held from the 31st of May to the 2nd of June, but Flying Bulls aircraft will participate on the 1st and 2nd of June only. Announced so far are the B-25J Mitchell and Douglas DC-6B, with further announcements possible.
On the same weekend, the Imperial War Museum Duxford has announced the participation of the B-25J Mitchell and P-38L Lightning at their D-Day airshow.
Two weeks later, the relaunched Sywell Airshow Weekend near Northampton has announced a quartet of Flying Bulls warbirds: the B-25J Mitchell, P-38L Lightning, P-51D Mustang and F4U Corsair.