Duxford Bimble ~ *UPDATE 2 10Apr14*

Duxford Bimble ~ *UPDATE 2 10Apr14*

Postby Pen Pusher on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 5:15 pm

A bright, sunny but blustery day at Duxford and a bit of war bird movement this morning when the HAC Hurricane was trundled up from ARCo to 3 hangar and P-51 'Ferocious Frankie went back in the opposite direction. Plenty Easter holiday activities taking place in AirSpace with plenty of children building Airfix kits, trying on uniforms etc. and next to the psychedelically lit Avro York an opportunity to drive a remote control tank around an obstacle course. They said I was to old to have a go. Early afternoon and the Me.108 went flying again.

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Re: Duxford Bimble ~ 08Apr14

Postby tankbuster81 on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 6:54 pm

Nice selection Brian, is the ME108 the same machine Lindsay Walton used to own?
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Re: Duxford Bimble ~ 08Apr14

Postby Pen Pusher on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 7:44 pm

Correct, the Me108 is the ex-Lindsay Walton machine.

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Re: Duxford Bimble ~ 08Apr14

Postby tankbuster81 on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 7:50 pm

Cheers Brian, he was a lovely chap.Wonder where he is now? He was a sugar beet farmer i believe? in Wisbech. Also owned my Favourite Corsair, and i think another aircraft called an Alcyon or something?
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Re: Duxford Bimble ~ 08Apr14

Postby Jeff Hunt on Wed 09 Apr 2014, 10:33 am

Always top shelf stuff Brian. Thanks for the pictures and the narrative that accompanies them. Duxford is on my bucket list...maybe next year for the 75th BoB celebration.

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Re: Duxford Bimble ~ 08Apr14

Postby Mike on Wed 09 Apr 2014, 1:20 pm

tankbuster81 wrote:Cheers Brian, he was a lovely chap.Wonder where he is now? He was a sugar beet farmer i believe? in Wisbech. Also owned my Favourite Corsair, and i think another aircraft called an Alcyon or something?

The last time I saw him he was quite poorly, that was quite a few years ago now. Lovely man! His farm was at Tydd St Mary, near Sutton Bridge.

Lindsey also had a Stearman with a Rawdon canopy conversion, and a rather smart Comanche too.
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Re: Duxford Bimble ~ 09Apr14

Postby Pen Pusher on Wed 09 Apr 2014, 5:42 pm

A busy day at Duxford with lots of visiting GA aircraft taking advantage of the light wind and sunshine. Center stage was the two Mk.1 Spitfires that went down to ARCo with John Romain taking N3200 for a flight in the afternoon. P9374 hadn't flown by the time I left. Just as N3200 was starting up, Cliff Spink flew in with the Desert Buchon with some aerobatics over the airfield before landing. The Me.108 was airbourne again with two flights. Having traveled down to ARCo the day before, 'Ferocious Frankie' was moved back to 3 hangar.

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Re: Duxford Bimble ~ 08Apr14

Postby tankbuster81 on Wed 09 Apr 2014, 5:51 pm

Mike wrote:
tankbuster81 wrote:Cheers Brian, he was a lovely chap.Wonder where he is now? He was a sugar beet farmer i believe? in Wisbech. Also owned my Favourite Corsair, and i think another aircraft called an Alcyon or something?

The last time I saw him he was quite poorly, that was quite a few years ago now. Lovely man! His farm was at Tydd St Mary, near Sutton Bridge.

Lindsey also had a Stearman with a Rawdon canopy conversion, and a rather smart Comanche too.


Any idea where his Aircraft are nowadays?, i'd be interested to know.
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Re: Duxford Bimble ~ *UPDATE 09Apr14*

Postby duxman on Wed 09 Apr 2014, 6:11 pm

A few further pictures of the activity today at Duxford when both Spitfire 1s P9374 and N3200 flew and the Buchon G-AWHE arrived.

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Re: Duxford Bimble ~ *UPDATE 2 10Apr14*

Postby Pen Pusher on Thu 10 Apr 2014, 9:41 pm

Another day of war bird action with the Me.108 having a couple of flights during the day. Late afternoon and John Romain took the Desert Buchon, that arrived yesterday, for a flight to the north with some aerobatics over the airfield on his return. Half an hour later and he was in the cockpit of Spitfire Mk.1a/N3200 and after a trip to the north he was back over the airfield with more aerobatics and a missed approach before landing. An Apache spent about half an hour doing circuits and wing overs late morning and I think it's the only time I've been able to get a side view showing the serial, ZJ224, on the tail.

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Re: Duxford Bimble ~ *UPDATE 2 10Apr14*

Postby flygirl on Fri 11 Apr 2014, 7:56 am

Lovely shots.
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Re: Duxford Bimble ~ *UPDATE 2 10Apr14*

Postby tankbuster81 on Fri 11 Apr 2014, 8:36 am

Lovely photos Brian,and really like the Apache shot,it seems they visit fairly often. :smile:
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