Duxford December Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 2~22Dec16*

Duxford December Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 2~22Dec16*

Postby Pen Pusher on Sat 03 Dec 2016, 7:26 pm

The peace and tranquility of a quiet Saturday Bimble around Duxford was shattered when a Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk/(89)26205 from RAF Lakenheath started doing circuits just after the museum opened with about 4 landings on the grass runway. It parked up on the jet pan and with the pilot on board and rotors running, the crew went off to the cafe for a coffee. Friendly crew as well, waving to the kids on the fence line when they arrived and handing out badges to them when they left. Just before lunch Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub/D-ESTS and Piper L-18C-95 Super Cub/OO-SPG flew in from the continent via Calais and stayed til mid afternoon. In the order they were taken

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Re: Duxford December Bimbles ~ 03Dec16

Postby tankbuster81 on Sat 03 Dec 2016, 8:00 pm

Love the Pavehawk shot's Brian.
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Re: Duxford December Bimbles ~ 03Dec16

Postby tankbuster on Sat 03 Dec 2016, 8:13 pm

great shots, number one is so simple yet so pleasing to the eye
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Re: Duxford December Bimbles ~ 03Dec16

Postby wallace on Sat 03 Dec 2016, 8:27 pm

Nice one.
What were the mission symbols on the door?
They look like foot prints?

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Re: Duxford December Bimbles ~ 03Dec16

Postby Pen Pusher on Sat 03 Dec 2016, 10:03 pm

tankbuster

There was an aircraft on approach and the crewman was looking for it so they could get going again.

Wallace

They are footprints, why???

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Re: Duxford December Bimbles ~ 03Dec16

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sat 03 Dec 2016, 10:13 pm

Nice HH-60. Unusual to get one at Duxford, let alone on a weekend?!

The feet are mission marks I believe.
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Re: Duxford December Bimbles ~ 03Dec16

Postby TKK 140 on Sun 04 Dec 2016, 8:09 am

Been after one of those patches for a while, nice catch Brian.
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Re: Duxford December Bimbles ~ 03Dec16

Postby Ewart on Sun 04 Dec 2016, 5:44 pm

Green Feet Origins

The origin of the green feet symbol came from Vietnam, when the HH-3E helicopter, also known as the Jolly Green Giant, would land in the rice patties and grass fields, leaving huge impressions that looked like giant green footprints.

"The symbol of the green feet spawned from the jolly green giant," explained Staff Sgt. Roger Brown, a 56th Helicopter Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chief. "The green feet symbol is from retired Chief Master Sgt. Wayne Fisk. He wanted a symbol that everyone could recognize and remember, and he came up with the green feet."



Source: http://www.af.mil/News/ArticleDisplay/tabid/223/Article/554723/the-footprint-of-the-jolly-green-giant-leaves-its-mark.aspx
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Re: Duxford December Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 1~08Dec16*

Postby Pen Pusher on Thu 08 Dec 2016, 8:54 pm

Very, very quiet day at Duxford so some record shots in hangar 3 with Frankie back from winter servicing and the ARCo fleet having had a bit shuffle around around since my last visit. In the order they were taken.

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Re: Duxford December Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 2~22Dec16*

Postby Pen Pusher on Thu 22 Dec 2016, 4:48 pm

Last visit of the year, possibly, and was greeted with a spot of aerobatics as the Duxford based Cosmic Wind cleared the cobwebs away as it was thrown around above the airfield in the wall to wall blue sky and sunshine. Very quiet otherwise with the Monarch Britannia more or less ready, having had its paintwork rubbed down, for its move into AirSpace Conservation Hall for a repaint at the start of next year. Photos in the order they were taken.

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