End Of An Era

End Of An Era

Postby FOTO4 on Wed 06 Apr 2011, 9:01 pm

Wednesday 6th. April 2011
This is probably the last time Rob Davies will bring BBD into Headcorn before going to her new home in Germany.
I feel sure that all forum users would like to join me in thanking Rob for the superb flying displays he has performed on the air show circuit over many years.
A BIG thank you Rob.

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Re: End Of An Era

Postby lanemiker on Wed 06 Apr 2011, 9:38 pm

FOTO4,

Great set of photos of BBD!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: The markings on this P-51 have always been my favorite over the years. It was great being able to see Rob display her over the past few years since I moved to the UK. Sure will miss seeing BBD at Duxford, Shoreham and the other shows that he would bring her to.

All the best Rob and a big THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! for the opportunity of seeing and photographing such a fine aircraft.

Thank you for sharing these wonderful images!!!

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Re: End Of An Era

Postby privatepile on Wed 06 Apr 2011, 9:57 pm

lanemiker wrote:All the best Rob and a big THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! for the opportunity of seeing and photographing such a fine aircraft.


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Definitely, :clap: one of my favourite 'Cadillac's of the sky' hope we see her again :smile:
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Re: End Of An Era

Postby rjlaker on Thu 07 Apr 2011, 6:42 am

Great photos as per usual, mate - and I can only echo the comments of thanks to Rob.
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Re: End Of An Era

Postby nacl1 on Thu 07 Apr 2011, 7:40 am

I was tempted to visit Headcorn, with the weather perfect, but elected to make cloches for the wife's allotment - what a bad choice!!! But I did hear the sound of a Packard V-1650 at around 13:50, and saw BBD in the distance, flying west towards Ashford. Oh well, back to the fruit and veg.
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Re: End Of An Era

Postby 121decimal5 on Thu 07 Apr 2011, 8:24 am

Great photos, but such a shame - really enjoyed all those visits.
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Re: End Of An Era

Postby timuss on Thu 07 Apr 2011, 2:36 pm

Here Hera i totally agree hopefully she will be a regular visitor to DX for Legends etc...
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Re: End Of An Era

Postby jimbob1194 on Thu 07 Apr 2011, 4:12 pm

Great fun, great memories. I reckon she'll pop in for Legends :biggrin:
Cheers Rob for letting us see your pride and joy at so many events! :clap: :biggrin:

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Re: End Of An Era

Postby Typhoon on Thu 07 Apr 2011, 9:34 pm

I have to echo all other comments...thank you to Rob Davies for bringing this beautiful machine to many events...she will be sorely missed by many but at the same time...she will still be enjoyed many more across in Europe.

What is Britains loss is Europes gain i say :sad:

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Re: End Of An Era

Postby duxfordhawk on Thu 07 Apr 2011, 9:51 pm

Many fond memories of BBD in both Rob Davies hands as well as the late great Ray Hanna, She is a beauty and I hope she is loved as much at her new home as she is here.
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Re: End Of An Era

Postby yakdave on Fri 08 Apr 2011, 7:31 pm

Great Photos, Its sad to see it go to Germany
But to Rob thanks for your support at Little Gransden with BBD over the years, so we just have Maurice Hammond with his 2 now
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Re: End Of An Era

Postby FOTO4 on Sat 09 Apr 2011, 8:49 pm

Many thanks for the comments
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Re: End Of An Era

Postby Northdownaeros on Sat 09 Apr 2011, 9:57 pm

BBD was delivered to Bremgarten today, 9/4/11 by Rob.. :sad:
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Re: End Of An Era

Postby tankbuster81 on Sun 10 Apr 2011, 8:35 pm

certainly will miss her,a beautiful aircraft,cant help but wonder if Rob is to continue on the airshow scene,with a new mount?? He has developed into a fantastic display pilot over the years.Harvard and Yak 11 still in the stable??
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Re: End Of An Era

Postby wellingflyer on Sun 10 Apr 2011, 10:32 pm

Shame to see BBD head off to Germany, will they change the colour scheme due to all those swastikas (illegal on the continent).
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Re: End Of An Era

Postby Pen Pusher on Mon 11 Apr 2011, 5:25 am

will they change the colour scheme due to all those swastikas (illegal on the continent).


Scroll down to 4th/5th photo. Photo censored not the aircraft. Yet.

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Re: End Of An Era

Postby MrAngry2 on Mon 11 Apr 2011, 6:04 am

I'm sure they will be removed, is she even staying as BBD?
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Re: End Of An Era

Postby FOTO4 on Sat 16 Apr 2011, 8:44 pm

We will have to wait and see
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