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by DCW
Fri 01 Jan 2021, 7:46 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 2516

Duxford Diary 2021

Happy New Year to all, hoping 2021 will see things getting back to normal. Until there's something to report, here is a seasonal picture of VC-10 G-ASGC taken in 2018. This airframe celebrates her 56th birthday today, having first flown on Jan. 1st 1965. https://live.staticflickr.com/4664/2568672355...
by DCW
Sun 20 Dec 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 137169

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Like many others who now find themselves in a Tier 4 region, Duxford has become off limits for me. I will resume visits and reports as soon as restrictions ease, meanwhile I would like to pass on my best wishes for Christmas and New Year to all forumites. Many thanks to the staff and volunteers at ...
by DCW
Wed 16 Dec 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 137169

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Duxford Wednesday 16th December: I was lucky to catch the Polish Heritage Flight returning to base this morning, and in the sunshine too ! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50726603712_4587b7107f_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50725778708_27beae7ca7_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/6...
by DCW
Wed 09 Dec 2020, 9:02 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 137169

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Duxford Wednesday 9th December: Some clear weather for a change, with Harvard 'Wacky Wabbit' busy training, and a rare sighting of East Midlands based KF183. Spitfire PV202 made a single sortie. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50700017906_1fa9ece9a2_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5070...
by DCW
Sat 05 Dec 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 137169

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Duxford Saturday 5th December: The Polish Heritage Flight was on the move this afternoon, sadly they stayed grounded while moving from Hangar 3 to Airspace. At least the sun shone ! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50683851986_115427e8fb_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50683090578_e56a8...
by DCW
Fri 04 Dec 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 137169

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Duxford Friday 4th December: The IWM month-long closure is finally over, sadly the wintry weather meant very little activity this morning. Miss Pick Up is back after her Scottish adventure, but is waiting for a move back into Hangar 2 for repairs and winter maintenance: https://live.staticflickr.com...
by DCW
Thu 22 Oct 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 137169

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Duxford Thursday 22nd October:

A couple of portraits taken this afternoon:

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by DCW
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 137169

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Duxford Tuesday 20th October:

Latest warbird 'resting' in Airspace is the NHS Spitfire PR.XI PL983:

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by DCW
Sun 18 Oct 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 137169

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Duxford Sunday 18th October: A few pictures from a very gray day: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50503064652_a1fd73c113_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50502194623_d333644968_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50502912996_c56730923b_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/505...
by DCW
Fri 16 Oct 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 137169

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Duxford Friday 16th October: My Duxford visits are rare at the moment, but I managed a couple of hours this afternoon. IWM's new Spitfire replica is now positioned on the Hangar Base. It represents AA937 of the Duxford based AFDU, circa 1943. Not a bad representation, and it can stay outside all win...
by DCW
Sat 10 Oct 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Sywell Visit 09.10.20
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: Sywell Visit 09.10.20

MH415 came out at 1545 for a series of engine runs:

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With many thanks to ML and RG
by DCW
Thu 01 Oct 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 137169

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Duxford Thursday 1st October:

BBMF Chipmunk T.10 WK518 returned to Coningsby this afternoon:

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Chiton DW.1A G-DWCB was a very welcome visitor:

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by DCW
Mon 28 Sep 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 137169

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Duxford Monday 28th September: Yellow 10 had a short test flight this afternoon: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50395006141_5144824f85_b.jpg The 'Grace' Spitfire ML407 spent the day training: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50395174907_476a6acdbd_b.jpg Harvard G-TSIX was visiting from Earl'...
by DCW
Mon 28 Sep 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 137169

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The Flying list for the October 10th Showcase Day is now published:

https://www.iwm.org.uk/events/showcase-days
by DCW
Thu 24 Sep 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 137169

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Duxford Thursday 24th September: More Spitfire action today, with Aero Legends' NH341 departing for Headcorn, N3200 and PL983 practising, and PT462 giving rides: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50379312713_647354eec0_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50379312903_02818c6c05_b.jpg https://...
by DCW
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 137169

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Duxford Monday 21st September: The BBMF Dakota III ZA947 was ferried to Duxford this morning. Not flown since September 2019, there are some wing rib cracks to repair before a return to service at the end of 2020: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50368210053_4fe6b50309_b.jpg Mustang G-SHWN was ac...
by DCW
Sun 20 Sep 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 137169

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Duxford Sunday 20th September: Plenty of flying again today, star of the show was Spitfire PR.XI PL983. Two wonderful displays and a chance for visitors to get up close. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50364123543_65a4062623_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50364123373_2bff80cce8_b.jpg ...
by DCW
Fri 18 Sep 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 137169

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Duxford Friday 18th September: Plenty of sunshine again, and the newly painted BBMF Chipmunk WK518 was out for engine runs and a compass swing. Looking great in London UAS markings after six months with ARC: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50356933877_283a1d8e72_b.jpg The Lysander is now looking...
by DCW
Thu 17 Sep 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 137169

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Duxford Thursday 17th September: Strikemaster G-RSAF is in Oman Air Force markings, and visited from Hawarden for display practice and DA renewal: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50353750392_95cce520ef_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50353592456_e4209125fb_b.jpg https://live.staticflic...
by DCW
Tue 15 Sep 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 137169

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Duxford Tuesday 15th September: A quick look in the 'new' Hangar 4 revealed a cleaned-up and well spaced collection with some new angles on old friends. A temporary addition is the Anglia Restorations Hurricane G-ROBT / P2902: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50345815923_a8feb649ac_b.jpg https://...
by DCW
Mon 14 Sep 2020, 9:02 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 137169

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Duxford Monday 14th September: Tomorrow is Battle Of Britain Day, and the refurbished displays in Hangar 4 and the Ops Block will be opened. The replica Spitfire I 'X4474' is now on show between Hangars 4 and 5. Featured pilot is Sergeant Bernard Jennings: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5034288...
by DCW
Tue 08 Sep 2020, 8:51 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 137169

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Duxford Tuesday 8th September: Work has started preparing the DH.9 for the airshow appearance in 10 days time: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50321327972_f364067d44_b.jpg Two Spitfires. PV202 was giving rides, while N3200 moved back to her temporary home in Airspace: https://live.staticflickr.c...
by DCW
Sun 06 Sep 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 137169

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Duxford Sunday 6th September: Plenty of activity in the sunshine today, and it was good to see the Fox Moth out and about: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50313223186_3ea7d4e77f_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50313222396_f9cdb3893c_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50313222231...
by DCW
Sat 05 Sep 2020, 7:51 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 137169

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Duxford Saturday 5th September: Two more practices today. Visiting Hurricane G-HITT / P3717 and the based Catalina were both rehearsing for tomorrow's Old Warden show: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50309348026_9d0700080d_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50309348351_56e0113e28_b.jpg Dr...
by DCW
Fri 04 Sep 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 137169

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Duxford Friday 4th September: A dull day with poor light, but we were treated to a pair of visitors renewing DA's, Rolls Royce's Spitfire PR.XIX PS853 / G-RRGN and the Mew Gull replica G-HEKL: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50305926581_8c1cd43d96_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/503059...