Mustang Magic plus extras

Mustang Magic plus extras

Postby Ledhead27 on Thu 22 Jan 2015, 5:43 pm

After several weeks of hiding in the ex Sea Vixen the resident P-51D Mustang, once a member of the Swedish Historic Flight, departed on her first flight of 2015 to Duxford. She had been sat outside the hangar for a number of days, but the cobwebs were finally blown off as her Packard Merlin thrummed into life, plus added smoke.

Immediately after departure she was turned back over the airport and conducted 2 high speed orbits, the charismatic whistle of air rushing over the gun ports filling the cold, crisp air.

Also visiting the airport, one which has been sat for a couple of weeks outside Airtime Maintenance, is this immaculate Dove 8 owned by Columba Aviation. Hope you enjoy the pictures!

ImagePrivate North American P-51D Mustang N167F 2 by ledwooddaniel, on Flickr

ImagePrivate North American P-51D Mustang N167F 3 by ledwooddaniel, on Flickr

ImagePrivate North American P-51D Mustang N167F 4 by ledwooddaniel, on Flickr

ImagePrivate North American P-51D Mustang N167F 5 by ledwooddaniel, on Flickr

ImagePrivate North American P-51D Mustang N167F by ledwooddaniel, on Flickr

ImagePrivate North American P-51D Mustang N167F 6 by ledwooddaniel, on Flickr

ImageColumba Aviation De Havilland DH104 Dove 8 G-OPLC by ledwooddaniel, on Flickr

Sat just outside the MCA Aviation hangar is this rather woeful looking Jet Provost
ImageDSC_1487 by ledwooddaniel, on Flickr
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Postby Pen Pusher on Thu 22 Jan 2015, 5:48 pm

So that's a new Mustang and a Casa 2.111s(He111) to try and spot at Duxford tomorrow then. :biggrin:

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Postby FarnboroJohn on Thu 22 Jan 2015, 6:15 pm

Nice to see the Dove, I recognise that from visits to Blackbushe in the dim and distant.

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Postby Tommy on Thu 22 Jan 2015, 9:19 pm

Good to see her come out of hiding. The first shot is lovely, mate. :up:
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Postby itfcscott on Thu 22 Jan 2015, 9:22 pm

Great set Dan, as Tom said it is great to finally see it come out of hiding!
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Postby 8674planes on Thu 22 Jan 2015, 9:59 pm

John Romain flying the Mustang?
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Postby Ledhead27 on Thu 22 Jan 2015, 11:35 pm

Thanks for the comments chaps, being part of the airport does allow news of special movements being provided with prior warning which always helps!

With regards to the pilot unfortunately I wasn't able to catch the pilots name. Furthermore, the planned flight was meant to take it onto Duxford, but not sure whether it actually make it or went into a different airfield.
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Postby HuwJHopkins on Thu 22 Jan 2015, 11:48 pm

Nicely shot! I have to say, I've never been too keen on RAF marked Mustangs, but having seen more photos of this example, I've rather come round!

Looks like the man and legend Lars Ness at the helm and Sharky sure made it to Duxford alright.
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Postby Ledhead27 on Fri 23 Jan 2015, 7:47 am

Thanks for the confirmation Huw, it is indeed Lars Ness have doing a bit of searching around. Unfortunately I can't give any details as to how long she will be staying st Duxford for
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Postby AlexC on Fri 06 Feb 2015, 11:51 am

I'm assuming that's Bournemouth Airport?
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Postby Ledhead27 on Sat 07 Feb 2015, 4:44 pm

It is indeed!
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Postby AlexC on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 10:35 am

Ledhead27 wrote:It is indeed!


Thank you!

There seems to be some sort of largish prop aircraft that I hear flying out of Bournemouth each evening around 20.00. I've no idea what it is however?
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