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by HuwJHopkins
Wed 27 May 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Buchon/Bf 109G-4/(D-FWME) @ Duxford ~ 9/10Jul2015
Replies: 6
Views: 3212

Re: Buchon/Bf 109G-4/(D-FWME) @ Duxford ~ 9/10Jul2015

As far as I'm aware the Messerschmitt Stiftung D-B powered 109's are non-airworthy at the moment. Their famous "FM+BB" had been going through a lengthy overhaul and was then sold, the G-10 was damaged a few years ago and is still grounded and "Red 7" has had engine gremlins. The foundation recently...
by HuwJHopkins
Tue 03 Mar 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 35246

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

The WHO have just announced the Covoid-19 death rate is now officially 3.4%

But its fine because something something 101 years ago...
by HuwJHopkins
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Current aircraft being restored to flight
Replies: 60
Views: 20259

Re: Current aircraft being restored to flight

No, the Mk.V JN768 (G-TMPV) was owned by Richard Grace for a time, he sold it to Anglia Aircraft Restorations as a source of parts for Mk.II MW763 (G-TEMT), before putting it on the market again.

Edit: That was in answer to Elliott's question, which he has since removed and answered himself :grin:
by HuwJHopkins
Thu 09 Jan 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: P-38 with pilot
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Re: P-38 with pilot

Looks like Pete Kynsey to me!
by HuwJHopkins
Thu 09 Jan 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 89782

Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Hardly an over dramatisation of the Spitfire tip up. Sums it up pretty well. Power on throughout, state of disbelieve I imagine! The difference between +7/+9 boost to +18 is vast in terms of warbird operation, though. There's no way the pilot was using anywhere near 'full power'. We're all better t...
by HuwJHopkins
Wed 08 Jan 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UPDATED 07.02 - Flying Legends retrospective - *1997*
Replies: 59
Views: 7801

Re: UPDATED 07.01 - Flying Legends retrospective - *1995*

This really is, and seemingly will develop into, a great insight into the history of Flying Legends. Possibly one of the fullest and most in-depth to exist in one place? I can only think of Ben Dunnell's excellent 25 year retrospective published in Aeroplane a few years back. I myself will only be a...
by HuwJHopkins
Tue 07 Jan 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 89782

Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Duxford Friday 3rd January: Waiting for the first warbird sortie of 2020 ! Could it be Spitfire HF.VIII G-BKMI / MT928 (MV154), out this afternoon for engine runs ? https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49322787931_260eb28fcc_b.jpg quote] Presumably following the extensive over-winter engine & pr...
by HuwJHopkins
Fri 13 Dec 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 21347

Re: Flying Legends 2020

Jakub.Zurek wrote:No clash with RIAT! :shock: Has common sense finally prevailed or is it just because Farnborough have scrapped their public airshow?


Flying Legends is always held on the second weekend in July, it is only ever RIAT which moves dates.
by HuwJHopkins
Mon 09 Dec 2019, 9:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Top 10 Airshow Moments of 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 10323

Re: Top 10 Airshow Moments of 2019

JINX :wat:
by HuwJHopkins
Mon 09 Dec 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Top 10 Airshow Moments of 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 10323

Re: Top 10 Airshow Moments of 2019

Dan, thanks for taking the time to respond to the point I actually made! There's no way I'm going to crucify anyone for holding up their hand and saying, "Yep, I take your point, that was a bit of an oversight" and that it wasn't intentional, rather than ignoring/denying that those new thi...
by HuwJHopkins
Sat 07 Dec 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Top 10 Airshow Moments of 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 10323

Re: Top 10 Airshow Moments of 2019

Indeed Andy, it is obviously all opinion-based, which is why you have asked people to discuss, however, you seem to have misunderstood the main crux of what I am saying. I am pointing out the factual inaccuracy of the text saying nothing new occurred at Duxford airshows, when in fact, the debut of t...
by HuwJHopkins
Sat 07 Dec 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Top 10 Airshow Moments of 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 10323

Re: Top 10 Airshow Moments of 2019

The likes of Flying Legends just simply didn't produce any new, interesting or stand-out moments compared to previous years which is sadly reflected in no Duxford shows appearing in our Top 10. No new, interesting or stand out moments - that really is factually incorrect! Legends alone saw the debu...
by HuwJHopkins
Fri 06 Dec 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Well done G-IRTY
Replies: 19
Views: 2589

Re: Well done G-IRTY

A great achievement, sadly not promoted as well later on as it was to begin with. I look forward to the documentary. It's like as soon as it took off they just stopped posting about it entirely. Except that literally isn't true, is it? I follow the Silver Spitfire social media channels on Facebook,...
by HuwJHopkins
Fri 08 Nov 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Cosby Victory Show 2020..
Replies: 13
Views: 4866

Re: Cosby Victory Show 2020..

To be fair those five events are spread between four countries, and Goodwood is barely an aviation event any more. I think the crossover in people in a conundrum over which event(s) to attend is probably a fairly small group of oddballs So I doubt the clashes have much effect on most people or the e...
by HuwJHopkins
Wed 23 Oct 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: New Hotel @ IWM Duxford
Replies: 24
Views: 6585

Re: New Hotel @ IWM Duxford

My guess would be they are trying to make something of a conference centre with the facilities in Airspace - a hotel on-site would likely make that quite desirable? I've not been a subscriber to Duxford being an awful place for flying displays since the regulation changes, and the M11 end is current...
by HuwJHopkins
Thu 17 Oct 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 21347

Re: Flying Legends 2020

legends has always been the second weekend of July 13th-14th May one is the last May bank holiday weekends 23/24th September one has moved around a bit but would say 19-20th That's what I thought, but the exception years were with Farnborough being on. Flying Legends dates have never been changed d...
by HuwJHopkins
Tue 24 Sep 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4344
Views: 234857

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

They lads there cant do much in all fairness but they actually give a toss they way the UK is heading and they are called racist. Why don't few of you dogooders take a break from looking a aeroplanes and pop down to the beach and give the boat folk a spin back to you gaf and put them up in your spa...
by HuwJHopkins
Tue 30 Jul 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Family Airshow - 4th August
Replies: 36
Views: 11812

Re: Family Airshow - 4th August

Strewth...
by HuwJHopkins
Mon 22 Jul 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Flying Legends 13.7.19
Replies: 10
Views: 2365

Re: Flying Legends 13.7.19

Yes there did seem to be a lot of boom and zoom flying particularly from the 2 jokers. They spent most of the time really high. I don't mind a bit of that but seemed to be too much. Gosh 'boom and zoom' is such a gash term. Nothing but a Daily Mail-esque soundbite. DaveBR has hit the nail on the he...
by HuwJHopkins
Mon 08 Jul 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Military Airshow 7th July
Replies: 146
Views: 31136

Re: Military Airshow 7th July

st24 wrote:the Groupies :whistle: :grin:


go on and **** your self

:wink:
by HuwJHopkins
Wed 26 Jun 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Military Airshow 7th July
Replies: 146
Views: 31136

Re: Military Airshow 7th July

5!? There are 3 Avro 504s planned to display together. There aren't 5 flying in Europe.
by HuwJHopkins
Wed 26 Jun 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Military Airshow 7th July
Replies: 146
Views: 31136

Re: Military Airshow 7th July

Unfortunately, Shuttleworth have just confirmed that the DH-9 won't be at the Military Pageant.

We'll just have to make do with the 8 Hurricanes, 3 Avro 504Ks, Thunderbolt, B-17 etc.
by HuwJHopkins
Wed 26 Jun 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Vintage Evening at Duxford - 22nd June 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 13704

Re: Vintage Evening at Duxford - 22nd June 2019

Those gutted to have not seen the DH-9 fly will now be able to see it at Flying Legends, where it is due to make its debut.
by HuwJHopkins
Sat 22 Jun 2019, 10:59 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Vintage Evening at Duxford - 22nd June 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 13704

Re: Vintage Evening at Duxford - 22nd June 2019

The HAC team were carrying out scheduled training.
by HuwJHopkins
Thu 20 Jun 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Military Airshow 7th July
Replies: 146
Views: 31136

Re: Military Airshow 7th July

PeterR wrote:Please excuse my ignorance, but am I correct in saying that now ALL of the UK's airworthy Hawker Hurricanes will be at this show? :heyhey:
(Taking Hurribomber BE505 out of the equation as it's currently in pieces being butchered into a two-seater).


No, there are currently 9 fliers.