Duxford Diary 2020

Photos of warbirds, classic jets and museum visits
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Mfgittos
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Yes, G-THUN did a display practice and other activity, in addition to those illustrated, above, included: Mustang G-BIXL, Fury G-CBEL, Cosmic Wind G-ARUL and Jungmann G-BSAJ.

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duxman
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Duxford activity today ( from my garden not to far away ) saw Spitfires PL983 and PV202 flying as a pair.

ImagePL983 & PV202 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

ImagePL983 & PV202 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

ImagePL983 & PV202 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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Mike
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Those shots really bring home just how fugly the Tr.9 variant is.

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Pilotstitch
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It does look a little out of place next to beautiful 'L'... - but I wouldn't say no to the offer of a ride!

Thanks for sharing all these lovely images, glad to see things have come back to life at Duxford!

stukno
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It always seems a shame to see it flying with the rear cockpit empty.

Victor61
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Hi all
Those two Spitfires flew fairly low over my house, west to east at 14.20 20 or so miles east of Duxford.
And I think another just flew by a couple of miles away going north west.
It is great to see some warbird activity, particularly from Duxford while we can't visit. Also to get confirmation from the forum of what is flying!

ErrolC
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Mike wrote:
Thu 21 May 2020, 5:57 pm
Those shots really bring home just how fugly the Tr.9 variant is.
Well that type of Tr.9, MH367 is much less so IMO.

ImageSpitfire magic by Errol Cavit, on Flickr

Andyph
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Ugly - for any angle and any configuration.

same for 109's and that Hurricane.

Must be nice to fly in but certainly not to look at!

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BobL
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The Grace/Melton canopy is far more easy on the eye than the Vickers. More like sitting in the front cockpit rather than in your conservatory. I've flown in both.

The Hurricane two seater BE505 is a very sympathetic conversion IMHO. The extra length to the canopy is not obvious at first glance. I suspect it will be a very busy Hurricane once normal life returns...

At least the two seat Bf109 G-12 served in the Luftwaffe, unlike the Spitfire T9 which only served post war in other air forces...
Underneath my gruff exterior is an even gruffer interior...

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