Duxford Diary 2020

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My second visit to Duxford this year and my first sighting of a warbird in its natural element when Spitfire Mk.T IX(Modified)/PT462/SW-A/(G-CTIX) went passenger flying. In the order taken.

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PT462 is one of my favourites. Been years since I've seen her, though.

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Duxford Friday 31st January:

Another sortie from Spitfire 'MT928' this morning:

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Spitfire 1 AR213 /G-AIST was also out on the airfield today

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AR213 is probably my favourite of the lot. Just never seen her fly (unless you count in Battle of Britain, Piece of Cake, or Dunkirk!)

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Lovely sunny day at Dux today but a brisk wind. A few "spam cans" on the move, but also the lovely Zlin Z.126 D-EYGL.

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It's a bit of a spammy contribution; but I'm really enjoying this thread, as I did as a lurker on Key, and it's nice to see some old UKAR users like DragonRapide back and all.

Keep it up, chaps. :up:

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Some nice winter sunshine yesterday (5th February), allowed the Aircraft Restoration Company to exercise some of their resident aircraft. Here's a clip of Max Alpha Aviations Spitfire VIII MT928 G-BKMI (Formerly D-FEUR), flying just after midday, with John Romain at the controls:-

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUPznxKSGNE[/youtube]

Also active were Harvard KF183, Hurricane V7497, Hurricane R4118, P-51 Mustang 'Miss Helen', Chipmunk WP929, Chipmunk WK522, RAF Grob Prefect ZM309 and a few other GA types - (video clips to follow!)

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Some more Duxford action from 5th February - this time P-51D Mustang 'Miss Helen':-

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9NNv_yumdc[/youtube]

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Natural metal P-38 and B-25, now where could they be coming from?

We had a red tailed Mustang in today.
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iainpeden wrote:We had a red tailed Mustang in today.


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Posted on the web site -

Weather warning
Due to the adverse weather conditions expected on Sunday 9th February, parts of Duxford may be required to close to ensure the safety of visitors. Please continue to check the website and social media for further updates.


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Not good new! looks like the right decision to close for the day.
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Airspace peeling off again? Seem to recall the last bad weather parts were taking off...
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According to someone on facebook it is Airspace roof again.
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Seems like some of those old planes might feel the wind beneath their wings once more...

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Some 'circuits & bumps' with Hurricane V7497 (G-HRLI) - filmed last Wednesday 5th February:-
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrqFk4YTrpc[/youtube]

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Duxford Wednesday 12th February:

Good to be back at Duxford after a few day's absence, and remarkably there was no visible damage remaining after the weekend storms.
Hurricane G-HRLI / V7497 was up for some exercise in the bright sunshine, and some shuffling saw Spitfire G-CCCA / PV202 outside:

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Harvard G-TSIX / 111836 was over from Earl's Colne for training:

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From Facebook:

UPDATE: Due to the extreme weather conditions Storm Dennis is forecast to bring to the UK, IWM Duxford will be closed to visitors on Saturday 15th February. This is to ensure the safety of our airfield, visitors and staff.

Please continue to check the website and social media for updates as to when the site will re-open.

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Duxford Friday 14th February:

Only visitor this morning was Chipmunk G-BBND / WD286, all the way from Old Warden:

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Seen in the hangars:

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Happy Valentine's Day from Duxford:

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Duxford Monday 17th February:

A very notable event today.
Hurricane I V7497, seen departing for a flypast at the funeral of Wing Commander Paul Farnes, DFM AE, one of the last Battle Of Britain veterans and the last RAF Ace.
This Hurricane served with 501 Sqn at the same time as (then) sergeant pilot Farnes.

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That last shot is very poignant....

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Duxford Wednesday 19th February:

Chipmunk G-BCKN / WP811 was visiting this morning. A quick check suggests it is one of eleven Lycoming conversions flying in the UK, and the only one in RAF markings.

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Duxford Friday 21st February:

Boultbee's Spitfire two-seater SM520 was out for engine runs this morning:

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