Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 6~24May18*

Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 6~24May18*

Postby Pen Pusher on Tue 01 May 2018, 5:58 pm

A bit of 'Over the Fence' photography to start the day as ARCo engineers were having a hangar shuffle before the museum opened and the hangar doors were closed by the time the museum did open. A team from RAF Marham were beavering away in hangar 4 putting the missing pieces onto the GR.4, and the Catalina was out of hangar 2, again, and was due to go flying but developed an engine problem. The MAGPAS Air Ambulance, based at RAF Wyton, dropped in for fuel and Harvard 'TAZ' was doing a spot of pilot training. In the order taken.

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Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 1~03May18*

Postby Pen Pusher on Thu 03 May 2018, 5:13 pm

A quiet-ish morning at Duxford. A pair of Chipmunks flew several display routines over the airfield and a T.76 Firefly flew in from the south did a practice display and flew south again when finished. The Apache helicopter that broke and spent the night in AirSpace, was towed out onto the jet pan and what sounded like an APU fired up so that the Army Air Corps engineers could see what the problem was. I believe it's now back in AirSpace and the Bremont Broussard/G-HOUR flew in and parked up at ARCo. in the order taken.

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Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 1~03May18*

Postby docmattc on Thu 03 May 2018, 8:23 pm

Really enjoy your updates. I catch glimpses of some of this from the office window but I'm always amazed at what flies in that I miss.
Just after 4 this afternoon there was something twin-engined doing circuits. My 1st thought was an Anson, but it wasn't quite right (however I was looking into the sun so difficult to tell)
Any idea what might have been around?
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Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 1~03May18*

Postby Pen Pusher on Thu 03 May 2018, 8:31 pm

The Aero legends Dove/Devon.

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Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 1~03May18*

Postby docmattc on Thu 03 May 2018, 9:30 pm

:facepalm: Completely forgot about that! And I've seen it parked at ARCo a few times!
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Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 1~03May18*

Postby wv383 on Thu 03 May 2018, 10:43 pm

The T.76 Firefly might have been Rod Dean having a practice prior to displaying at Abingdon on Sunday.
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Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 1~03May18*

Postby PirateTrickster on Fri 04 May 2018, 12:17 pm

Lovely photos as always, although something has piqued my curiosity. In the second photo what are the colourful things on the bank just above Sally B's engine?
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Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 1~03May18*

Postby Pen Pusher on Fri 04 May 2018, 12:42 pm

Reels/roll's of irrigation hoses to water the fields.

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Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 1~03May18*

Postby PirateTrickster on Fri 04 May 2018, 2:35 pm

Pen Pusher wrote:Reels/roll's of irrigation hoses to water the fields.

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Ah, can see it now - thanks.
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Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 2~05May18*

Postby Pen Pusher on Sat 05 May 2018, 7:06 pm

Another war bird Saturday at Duxford. Started when the museum opened and P-47D Thunderbolt/'Nellie' arrived from Sywell and parked up while the owner had a look around it. Stu Goldspink took it flying later. Having arrived in the P-47, Richard Grace flew out to Sywell later in the Hawker Fury. The Blenheim went up for a practice display as did the Catalina before departing to spend the weekend at Abingdon for their air show. The Yak-3 had a problem with it's undercarriage just after taking off and flew back to Sywell wheels down. Despite being a Bank Holiday weekend it was wall to wall blue sky and sunshine.

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Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 2~05May18*

Postby IP1960 on Sat 05 May 2018, 8:58 pm

As ever some lovely shots Brian. And as ever envious of your proximity to this marvellous place!
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Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 2~05May18*

Postby GeorgeP on Sun 06 May 2018, 2:58 am

IP1960 wrote:As ever some lovely shots Brian. And as ever envious of your proximity to this marvellous place!
Ditto, and I believe that both the Jug and the Lanc are participating in FL 2018. What a show it is shaping up to be!
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Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 3~10May18*

Postby Pen Pusher on Thu 10 May 2018, 7:47 pm

A bit of a training day at Duxford. Started with Harvard/TAZ doing circuits with the pilot then moving on to P-51D Mustang/Sharkmouth and then another pilot took the P-51D up later. TFC had their Hawk 75 and Harvard flying several times and their Nimrod was out for an engine run. There were two other Harvard's flying with FE511 parking on the grass outside ARCo and the Classic Wings yellow RCAF marked Harvard up and down most of the day. In the order taken.

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Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 3~10May18*

Postby Webby74 on Mon 14 May 2018, 6:30 pm

Great light for that first Blenheim picture
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Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 4~18May18*

Postby Pen Pusher on Fri 18 May 2018, 6:00 pm

A short visit to Duxford today despite plenty going on in the sunshine with pilots and war birds out on handling flights prior to departing for air shows like the Twochon and Spitfire FR XIV which went off to La Ferté-Alais.

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Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 4~18May18*

Postby duxman on Fri 18 May 2018, 6:45 pm

----- and after you left Brian Spitfire PRXI PL983 went up on her first post restoration flight . Her first flight for some 17 years.

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Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 4~18May18*

Postby Pen Pusher on Fri 18 May 2018, 6:52 pm

You know how it works Tony, if I hadn't have left early it wouldn't have flown. :biggrin:

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Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 4~18May18*

Postby Ryan. on Sat 19 May 2018, 7:20 am

The PR.XI looks good albeit a little odd without the deeper chin of the photo reconnaissance mark.
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Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 4~18May18*

Postby Sid-104 on Sat 19 May 2018, 12:12 pm

Is the P-47 permanently based at Duxford now? I was thinking of popping in tomorrow afternoon to catch it, would be a bonus if the Spit was up again too.

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Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 5~19May18*

Postby Pen Pusher on Sun 20 May 2018, 8:34 am

Another glorious sunny war bird Saturday at Duxford. As the wind was favoring the 06 end of the runway, I spent over 5 hours on the tank bank overdosing on Vitamin D. In the order taken.

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Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 5~19May18*

Postby Tommy on Thu 24 May 2018, 1:04 pm

Excellent to see PL983 up in the air again. If somewhat unremarkable.

That P-47 though... :love:
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Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 6~24May18*

Postby Pen Pusher on Thu 24 May 2018, 7:16 pm

A very quiet day at Duxford punctuated by a brief flurry of activity in the afternoon with a practice display by the The Patrouille Acrobatique de France and after they had finished my first chance to catch the new Spitfire PR.XI/PL983 flying. In the order taken.

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Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 6~24May18*

Postby Albion143 on Fri 25 May 2018, 8:22 pm

Like the new fins on the PDF!!
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