traditionally a flying circus refers to a necron formation centred around a lord with a destroyer body, all its participants move as jetbikes
the eldar parrallel is referred to a a Siam Hann list, because it is of the style adoped by the Siam hann craftworld.
Since harlequins can not take jetbikes, nor even dedicated transports, it would seem that the only posiible reference is a harlequin squads in a falcon, however even then it is probably best described as being misused due tothe absence of any "circus"
Nid, move fast, but have nothing you would edescribe as a flying circus, I assume the expresion has arisen in a group that plays together between them, hence they are probably talking about fast units rather than "flying" ones.
Harlequins are an elite choice and so can not wholey shape any army since they are option and you need to fill the mandatory slots, have you got an army? are you expecting to face one?
I think the idea is a group of units shepherded by something that enhances them, for 'nids that would be various gaunts with a synapse shepherd.
I've done a flying circus of a farseer and warlocks shepherding a couple falcons, guiding falcons and fortuning themselves. Nothing dares come close, if they know what's good for them. Fleet of Foot makes it viable.
Flying Circus in regards to necrons is when you get a Lord with Viel of Darkness accompinied by a unit of warriors or immortals and have them teleport all around the map every round shooting at whatever.
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