Duxford Diary 2021

Photos of warbirds, classic jets and museum visits
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Duxford Friday 28th May:
Another busy day, with plenty of flying from four different Spitfires, plus a Hurricane, two Mustangs, P-47 and P-40F.

In use as a crew ferry was French marked Bird Dog G-JDOG:

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Duxford Saturday 29th May:

A few pictures from a sunny Duxford (at last !)

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Duxford Sunday 30th May:

It was a big day for Sally B and her friends today. Her first flight since Autumn 2019 was followed by two hours of training. She is due to attend the Cambridge American Cemetary at Madingley tomorrow (Memorial Day in the USA).
Many congratulations to the whole team, who worked very hard to keep the B-17 in good health during the long months of lockdown.

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Duxford Monday 31st May:

Another busy day for Sally B included trips to overfly the Cambridge American Cemetary at Madingley:

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This visiting Nanchang CJ-6A (G-CJSA) is in Sri Lankan Air Force markings:

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Great to see Duxford coming back to life and thanks for taking time to put your images on here, I certainly appreciate it!
...and pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in Space cos there's bugger all down here on Earth!

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Duxford Wednesday 2nd June:
TFC's Wildcat flew twice in today's warm sunshine:

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Trio of Spitfires today:

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Visiting Classic, 1947 built Cessna 120:

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More visitors, Prefect ZM316 and Apache ZJ204:

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DCW wrote:
Sun 30 May 2021, 8:19 pm
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I think you'll find that's a B-17, not a B-24! :rofl:
Meteor WS788 and Chipmunk WK640 Restoration Projects, Yorkshire Air Museum. Other types meddled with by request...

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That took me a minute or two :man_facepalming_tone2:
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Just had a thought, might Duxford be recieving a spare AH-64D when the E-Model enters service? Was wondering this as they already have an Army Lynx .

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At the moment the AH1s are being shipped back to the US to be broken up for parts to use in the new AH-64Es, over 30 have gone so far. Whether we ever get the promised 50 (rather than the 38 currently on order) AH-64Es remains to be seen. Personally I doubt it, and I'm sure the operating base will be consolidated at either Middle Wallop or Wattisham and the other one will be closed.

Slightly OT there, but either way there will be a few AH1s left over. I'm sure the Middle Wallop museum will snag one, but whether IWM would be interested I don't know.

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Duxford Saturday 5th June:

Another Duxford resident returned to the air this morning, Yale G-BYNF:

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Lycoming engined Chipmunk G-ATVF was an unusual visitor:

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Duxford Sunday 6th June:
(Hopefully plenty of Flying Day pictures elsewhere.)

Anglia Restorations Buchon and P-47 returned from a short stay at Sywell:

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Hurricane G-HITT/P3717 spent the day at Old Warden:

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Aero Legends C-47 G-ANAF/KP220 came from Lydd to display:

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S/2896/19/FL – Application For A New Hotel At IWM Duxford - Planning Committee Meeting Wed 9 Jun 21

Further to my post on Mon 12 Apr 2021 (page 1), the SCDC Planning Committee is scheduled to consider this application on Wed 9 Jun 21. See:

https://scambs.moderngov.co.uk/ieListMe ... 768&Year=0

A document from Richard Buxton Solicitors, posted on 19 May 21 indicated that “This Application smacks of opportunism and greed.” This sentiment was spot on.

See:

https://applications.greatercambridgepl ... Y1FOITV243

S/2896/19/FL Documents tab – Description: “Office A, Dale’s Brewery”

The SCDC Planning Committee has so far failed to demonstrate that airfield security and aviation issues have been properly staffed. If the hotel is built, there will be fewer car parking spaces for day visitors to IWM Duxford. There was considerable correspondence about matters of varying degrees of importance, eg the hotel being visible to visitors (including from the motorway?). This reminds me of the Grenfell tragedy where the colour of the cladding was considered but safety was overlooked. An extract from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-57160531 illustrates the point:

A local councillor who oversaw the Grenfell Tower refurbishment has admitted questioning the colour of the cladding - but not whether it was safe. Rock Feilding-Mellen told a public inquiry that he believed safety was being handled by experts.

For those who wish to object to S/2896/19/FL, the email addresses for councillors likely to attend the meeting are as follows:

<cllr.heylings@scambs.gov.uk>, <cllr.batchelor@scambs.gov.uk>, <cllr.cahn@scambs.gov.uk>, <cllr.fane@scambs.gov.uk>, <cllr.harvey@scambs.gov.uk>, <cllr.hawkins@scambs.gov.uk>, <cllr.rippeth@scambs.gov.uk>, <cllr.roberts@scambs.gov.uk>, <cllr.williamsh@scambs.gov.uk>, <cllr.williamsr@scambs.gov.uk>, <cllr.wilson@scambs.gov.uk>, <cllr.mcdonald@scambs.gov.uk>

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Duxford Wednesday 9th June:

Wonderful weather brought a wonderful visitor in the shape of Spitfire LF.XVIe G-PBIX / WZ-RR (RW382). Presently based at Biggin Hill, she may become a more regular sight at Duxford. The markings represent a Spitfire flown by Lt Robert Conner with the 309th FS USAAF in Italy 1944. Many thanks to PL for access.

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Another beautiful Spitfire basking in the sunshine, F.XIVe G-BSKP / RN201:

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Navion N4956C dates from 1947:

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Beautifully restored by the present owner/pilot, check those yokes (with many thanks to RG and GS):

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P-51D replica BAPC.255 '463209' spent many years suspended in the American Air Museum at Duxford. It will shortly move to the Bottisham Airfield Museum, and will probably become a 361st FG machine:

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Ice Cold Katy is back:

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Just love the USAAF marked Spit.

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by Blackbird » Thu 10 Jun 2021, 6:58 am

Just love the USAAF marked Spit.
I agree. I would love to see that in the air as a pair with the 'Russian' spitfire. Thanks for posting DCW.

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by Blackbird » Thu 10 Jun 2021, 6:58 am

Just love the USAAF marked Spit.
I agree. I would love to see that in the air as a pair with the 'Russian' spitfire. Thanks for posting DCW.
That i would love to see eventually.
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Really good to have Spitfires in USAAF and Soviet markings now.

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Jakub.Zurek wrote:
Thu 10 Jun 2021, 8:27 pm
Really good to have Spitfires in USAAF and Soviet markings now.
Yup looking forward to seeing both of them oh and RN201... :D

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My first ever posting here - a first visit this year to Duxford with my brother brought the following:

Spitfire MkXIV RN201 enjoying the sunshine
Image_DSC0226 by Stuart Jessup, on Flickr

Inside Hangar 2, Piper L4 G-AXGP looks like it has had a new rudder fitted
Image_DSC0227 by Stuart Jessup, on Flickr
Image_DSC0228 by Stuart Jessup, on Flickr

Around lunchtime Reliant N69745 surprised us arriving with callsign "Navy (Naval) Wings Reliant
Image_DSC0233 by Stuart Jessup, on Flickr
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Followed shortly after by a non-radio arrival of Piper L4 G-BKHG
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Watching Classic Wings and Spitfires flying around made us feel at home again
Image_DSC0235 by Stuart Jessup, on Flickr

Thanks for the help Mr Strike Eagle !

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Welcome to the thread Stuart, hope to see more of your pictures.
I missed the Stinson, so it is good to see its first visit to Duxford recorded.
The white rudder on 'XGP is part of the markings, matching the white nose.

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The Stinson has been having some work done by Kennet at Old Warden it appears. It flew from there yesterday as well.

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DCW wrote:
Fri 11 Jun 2021, 6:18 am
Welcome to the thread Stuart, hope to see more of your pictures.
I missed the Stinson, so it is good to see its first visit to Duxford recorded.
The white rudder on 'XGP is part of the markings, matching the white nose.
Thanks David,

My first attempt couldn't get the photos from Flickr to the same size as your postings. Any tips ?

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There’s a guide posted at the top of the photo forums: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=58017
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Duxford Friday 11th June:

The elegant Vega Gull G-AEZJ took to the air this afternoon:

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