Duxford Diary 2019

Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby ozplane on Sat 16 Nov 2019, 11:20 am

I worked on XM135 at Strand Road, Preston while doing a 7 week work experience with English Electric. The detail of the work involved convinced me I'd never make it as an aeronautical engineer so i swapped to civil engineering instead. Good decision for me and the aero industry I think.
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby Hydramatic on Sat 16 Nov 2019, 5:32 pm

Another ship-jumper here. Really glad to see DD flourishing in its new home. Quite often see DCW at Duxford, must say hello and shake his hand one day. Thanks to all contributors for some beautiful work over the years.
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby Blue_2 on Sun 17 Nov 2019, 7:43 am

Finally had chance to get across and catch up with the DD, after the shenanigans in "the other place". I have to say I have genuinely missed the updates from DX, and I think I'll be spending more time over here.

Seeing so many familiar names over here, I reckon it may be time to abandon Key and bring my Meteor project thread across to more pleasant pastures...
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby DragonRapide on Sun 17 Nov 2019, 7:47 am

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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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There is (or used to be) a little plaque in the cockpit commemorating Taffy's little adventure.
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby DragonRapide on Sun 17 Nov 2019, 7:50 am

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

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Stunning image Harry - brings back lots of happy memories of Rapiding from Duxford over the last 35 years!
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby TonyC on Sun 17 Nov 2019, 2:08 pm

Blue_2 wrote:Seeing so many familiar names over here, I reckon it may be time to abandon Key and bring my Meteor project thread across to more pleasant pastures...


I think that would please many and also bring '788, a wider audience! :worship:
...and pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in Space cos there's bugger all down here on Earth!
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby Schanche on Sun 17 Nov 2019, 2:52 pm

Please bring over!
This is so simple to use and straightforward I myself find it interesting again hence the switch there are some stunning photos not just here but in the golden oldies thread
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby DCW on Sun 17 Nov 2019, 5:28 pm

Classic Wings have announced a small programme of Wing-To-Wing flights alongside the Blenheim next year.
Priced at £529, see:
https://www.classic-wings.co.uk/wing-to ... -blenheim/
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby BobL on Mon 18 Nov 2019, 7:23 pm

New site transport being trialled today...

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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby DCW on Mon 18 Nov 2019, 8:04 pm

Duxford Monday 18th November:

The CASA 2.111B was moved from Hangar 5 this morning to the Eastern end of the airfield, where it will be partly dismantled for the move to Kent.

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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby Rivet Joint on Mon 18 Nov 2019, 8:57 pm

Duxford Monday 18th November 2019.

A couple more images of the CASA 2.111 move today:

CASA 2.111 B2I-27:
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Also noted visiting Duxford today was Beech 18 1164/G-BKGL:
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby Schanche on Mon 18 Nov 2019, 10:10 pm

That Casa don’t realise she quite a big ole gal look forward to seeing her near me
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby BobL on Wed 20 Nov 2019, 8:50 pm

Timed my post lunch saunter just right as some of the contents of H3 were moved out to extract "Miss Helen"...

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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby DCW on Fri 22 Nov 2019, 4:27 pm

Duxford Friday 22nd November:

A visiting Army Wildcat this morning, disturbing the Autumn leaves (and a few poppies!)

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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby Blue_2 on Mon 25 Nov 2019, 2:50 pm

That's quite a shot!
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby DCW on Wed 27 Nov 2019, 5:10 pm

Duxford Wednesday 27th November:
After several days of poor weather, there was finally some flying today. Nothing vintage, just a powerline inspecting Robinson and a crew training EC155 from Stansted:

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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby DCW on Fri 29 Nov 2019, 9:00 pm

Duxford Friday 29th November:

Sunshine at last, and a very busy day at Duxford. First arrival of note was the Bremont Broussard, still wearing 'Venom' film colours. I understand 'Venom 2' is due for release next October...

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A very welcome arrival in the shape of the 1937 Percival Vega Gull G-AEZJ. That's real class !

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Spitfire PV202 was flying all day, 9 rides by the time the sun was going down:

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Also flying today was Hurricane V7497:

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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby Al from OZ on Sat 30 Nov 2019, 6:41 am

That last picture of the Hurricane is superb. Great effect with the natural light. Fantastic job.
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby DCW on Mon 02 Dec 2019, 4:59 pm

Duxford Monday 2nd December:

Typhoon DA4 ZH590 will be leaving Duxford soon for Newark. This morning it was moved across Hangar 5 into position for the upcoming disassembly:

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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby dazdaman on Mon 02 Dec 2019, 6:28 pm

Love that shot of the Spitfire taxiing!
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby Rivet Joint on Mon 02 Dec 2019, 8:40 pm

Duxford Monday 2nd December 2019.

Spitfire VIII 'MT928', which no longer carries it's D-FEUR registration, was noted outside this morning during a Hangar shuffle:

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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby dazdaman on Mon 02 Dec 2019, 9:56 pm

I did read somewhere that a sale back to the UK was pending, but not sure how true that is.
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby cabbage on Tue 03 Dec 2019, 12:41 pm

It would be nice to see MT928, fitted with the extended High-Altitude wing tips, as fitted to several other operational Mk.VIII's.

I know it's probably not an accurate fitting for this particular airframe, but it would certainly raise a few eyebrows, and give a slightly different outline to a very familiar sight.
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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby duxman on Tue 03 Dec 2019, 4:12 pm

Duxford Tuesday 3rd December. A brief visit lunchtime today coincided with a flurry of activity in some nice winter sunshine.

P.47 G-THUN Nellie B returned from a local flight.

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Visiting was Royal Navy Wildcat ZZ381

ImageZZ381 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

ImageZZ381 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

and Prefect ZM318

ImageZM319 Prefect by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Postby TEXANTOMCAT on Mon 09 Dec 2019, 11:58 am

Great photos as ever everyone - well done to all who have contributed this year and glad I've found its new home!

Still think the Wildcat looks like a Lynx that ate all the pies (including the box they came in)

Merry Xmas

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