DH84 Dragon at Old Warden

DH84 Dragon at Old Warden

Postby alisdairanderson on Sun 11 Jun 2017, 7:24 am

A few shots of DH84 'G-ECAN' at Old Warden, during the De Havilland Moth event this weekend:

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Cheers,
Alisdair
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Re: DH84 Dragon at Old Warden

Postby newpin on Sun 11 Jun 2017, 5:50 pm

I am surprised that there are no other comments on your photos.A delightful selection. :clap:
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Re: DH84 Dragon at Old Warden

Postby alisdairanderson on Sun 11 Jun 2017, 7:38 pm

newpin wrote:I am surprised that there are no other comments on your photos.A delightful selection. :clap:
newpin

Thank you..... I wasn't expecting to see this aircraft, as we had just popped down to watch some of the Tiger Moths, but both the based-DragonRapide and visiting Dragon were both active, which was a real bonus....

Cheers
Alisdair
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Re: DH84 Dragon at Old Warden

Postby Mike on Sun 11 Jun 2017, 9:56 pm

Very nice. A lovely old machine, I was fortunate enough to be on the first flight of the day in it on Saturday in the more than capable hands of Henry Labouchere.
Mike

Re: DH84 Dragon at Old Warden

Postby GeorgeP on Mon 12 Jun 2017, 10:36 am

Two lovely aircraft. Thanks for posting.
Cheers,

George

Melbourne, Australia.

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Re: DH84 Dragon at Old Warden

Postby Ryan. on Mon 12 Jun 2017, 11:13 am

Beautiful aeroplane. Should definitely be booked for a Shuttleworth event. :up:
Ryan.

Re: DH84 Dragon at Old Warden

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Mon 12 Jun 2017, 12:04 pm

One of the most under rated and lesser-seen classics in the country. A lovely aeroplane at the greatest venue.
Dan O'Hagan

Re: DH84 Dragon at Old Warden

Postby Barry on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 8:42 am

Super photos. Like Mike I was also on that first Dragon flight Saturday. It is as lovely inside as outside. A cracking aeroplane and a cracking pilot!
Barry

Re: DH84 Dragon at Old Warden

Postby alisdairanderson on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 8:45 am

Barry wrote:Super photos. Like Mike I was also on that first Dragon flight Saturday. It is as lovely inside as outside. A cracking aeroplane and a cracking pilot!


Thanks for the comments; glad some of you got to enjoy a flight on the Dragon; these photos are later in the day, and one of Shuttleworth's resident pilots is at the controls of the aircraft for a 15 min flight, plus one more circuit.

Cheers
Alisdair
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Re: DH84 Dragon at Old Warden

Postby alisdairanderson on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:11 am

... and a couple of the same pilot at the controls of the Old Warden-based 'Dragon Rapide':

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Thanks
Alisdair
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Re: DH84 Dragon at Old Warden

Postby AlexC on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 4:30 pm

My first flight was a short trip in a Dragon Rapide from Biggin Hill many years ago. Still remember it very fondly. :smile:
Pte. Aubrey Gerald Harmer, R. Suss. R. (att. to the Sherwood Foresters) KIA 26/9/1917 Polygon Wood, aged 19, NKG. RIP
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Re: DH84 Dragon at Old Warden

Postby Barry on Wed 14 Jun 2017, 8:21 pm

Shuttleworth Chief Engineer Jean-Michel Munn was flying the Rapide during the day and seems to have had a go with the Dragon. Good for him!
Barry


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