Duxford Diary 2019

Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby Seafuryfan on Sun 10 Nov 2019, 8:38 pm

Hello everyone, another ex-Flypast member glad to be onboard.
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby duxman on Sun 10 Nov 2019, 8:40 pm

A couple of further autumnal pictures of the Blenheim today at Duxford.

ImageG-BPIV by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

ImageG-BPIV by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby Amp on Sun 10 Nov 2019, 8:55 pm

Beautiful weather for the time of year and lots of flying and many many people - does anyone know the number of people? The four TFC aircraft out on the grass were nice to see as well. The service at 11 was well attended, but it seemed most people did not know where this was taking place. A very large crowd down the fence line for the 2:20 poppy drop.
Great day.
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby DCW on Sun 10 Nov 2019, 9:26 pm

Duxford Sunday 10th November:

HAC's Spitfire V departed this morning for an event at Abingdon and gave a graceful display on return:

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Both Aero Legends' Spitfires also departed early, to North Weald, and Mustang 'Sharkmouth' was out for some exercise:

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As noted earlier, the Blenheim had been modified to drop 82,000 poppies.

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Part of TFC's fleet was out in the sunshine for inspection:

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Among the visitors was Nanchang CJ-6A G-BXZB in Sri Lankan markings:

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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby Sideslip on Sun 10 Nov 2019, 10:04 pm

Another Key member just made the jump. Good to see many familiar names here, and
good to see Duxford Diary up and running again.
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby chrismur on Mon 11 Nov 2019, 12:01 am

[vimeo]ImageBAC_5409 by christopher murkin, on Flickr[/vimeo]
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby chrismur on Mon 11 Nov 2019, 12:23 am

Nanchang CJ-6A CT-180 Sri Lankan Air Force colours on a UK civil register as G-BXZB
Photo taken at Duxford 10 Nov 2019[vimeo]ImageBAC_5469 by christopher murkin, on Flickr[/vimeo]
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby aviationanoraks on Mon 11 Nov 2019, 8:20 am

Thanks to all who posted images of the Blenheim poppy drop, very special to see.
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby richardgtb on Mon 11 Nov 2019, 9:04 am

Hi Everyone,
Another ex-Key member here! Glad to see this thread again, thanks for all the brilliant pics.
Richard
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby DCW on Mon 11 Nov 2019, 4:46 pm

Duxford Monday 11th November:

Some of the Hangar 3 residents were out this morning to make way for the Blenheim's return to Winter quarters.

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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby Wyvernfan on Mon 11 Nov 2019, 5:06 pm

duxman wrote:A couple of further autumnal pictures of the Blenheim today at Duxford.

ImageG-BPIV by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

Duxman



Lovely photo of the Blenheim taking off and tucking up the gear.


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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby Wyvernfan on Mon 11 Nov 2019, 5:11 pm

DCW wrote:Duxford Monday 11th November:

Some of the Hangar 3 residents were out this morning to make way for the Blenheim's return to Winter quarters.

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Nice side on pic of the Sea Fury. Such a handsome but big and brutish Aircraft.


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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby hmeasures on Mon 11 Nov 2019, 7:47 pm

Great to see the DD has found a home, and excellent to see many of the regular contributors jumping ship too. I think a dedicated historic section would be an excellent move. To not take advantage of the influx of new members would be an opportunity missed - a real potential to breath some new life into the forum.

To tack on some photos from Sunday 10th, also active in the evening was G-AGJG, G-ARUL and G-BSAJ. Really unusal to see these aircraft operating so late in the day!

ImageG-ARUL Sunset by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageG-BSAJ Sunset by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageG-AGJG Sunset by Harry Measures, on Flickr

And overlooking Duxford on return in 'JG, many thanks to Mark Miller for the seat!

ImageDuxford from G-AGJG by Harry Measures, on Flickr
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby Victor61 on Tue 12 Nov 2019, 12:11 pm

Hi, another transferee to this forum and inspired by the change to register. I look forward to seeing more of DCW's and the other contributors' photos and I may add my own!
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby BobL on Tue 12 Nov 2019, 1:19 pm

A bit like Xmas tat arriving earlier and earlier in shops and ads on telly, tickets are now on sale for Duxford's 2020 airshows!...

:roll:
Underneath my gruff exterior is an even gruffer interior...
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby Pilotstitch on Tue 12 Nov 2019, 2:17 pm

BobL wrote:A bit like Xmas tat arriving earlier and earlier in shops and ads on telly, tickets are now on sale for Duxford's 2020 airshows!...

:roll:


Well I wouldn't mind having a ticket as a present - I have been a very good girl...! :biggrin:
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby AirportsEd on Tue 12 Nov 2019, 10:16 pm

Fantastic autumn light pictures..thanks for sharing. :clap:
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby duxman on Wed 13 Nov 2019, 4:29 pm

Hurricane G-HRLI was out for a flight today.

ImageG-HRLI by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

Super Cub G-RWCA was noted overflying

ImageG-RWCA by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby DCW on Wed 13 Nov 2019, 8:33 pm

TFC's P-40C was also active today:

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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby Schanche on Thu 14 Nov 2019, 3:38 pm

This and the Spit currently flying around the world would be a sight to see in a duo
I’m sure it would be a highly polished performance
Schanche

Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby Hooligan on Thu 14 Nov 2019, 5:21 pm

And another would-be asylum avoider has found refuge.... Thanks for having me here, folks...
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby DCW on Thu 14 Nov 2019, 6:08 pm

Duxford Thursday 14th November:

Today saw a significant birthday for the IWM Lightning F.1A XM135, which first flew 60 years ago on this day in 1959.
Next Wednesday will see another landmark for this second production Lightning, 45 years since her arrival at Duxford on 20-11-74.
That delivery flight (and I can't find a picture of it) marked completion of 1,343 flying hours, all but 12 minutes being flown by qualified pilots. If there's anyone who hasn't read the account of Taffy Holden's astonishing exploit, just search online for an account.

My earliest pic dates from 19-4-77:

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Here she is yesterday in Airspace:

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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby SimonR on Thu 14 Nov 2019, 8:42 pm

DCW wrote:f there's anyone who hasn't read the account of Taffy Holden's astonishing exploit, just search online for an account.


David - I've read accounts which say that the aircraft still bears scars from this flight - is that true? - Any chance of a pic?!

It's well worth a read if anyone doesn't already know the story.
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby DCW on Fri 15 Nov 2019, 4:03 pm

SimonR wrote:

David - I've read accounts which say that the aircraft still bears scars from this flight - is that true? - Any chance of a pic?!
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XM135 was fully repaired after the 'incident', the damaged tail bumper was replaced (and retained by the pilot !). Looking at the tail today, it does indeed look damaged, maybe it had another tailstrike nearer to retirement.
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby DCW on Sat 16 Nov 2019, 9:46 am

Duxford Friday 15th November:

The IWM CASA 2.111 will be moving to Hawkinge soon. Some shuffling in Hangar 5 today has started to make room for the move:

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