Duxford Diary 2020

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Roundel to include seating i believe,nice

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Duxford Sunday 30th August:

Another 25 NHS flypasts today in 3 hours flying time. Has any Spitfire covered such a large part of the UK before ?
A true epic when you consider the flight planning required and the demanding navigation from site to site.

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Always a welcome visitor, the splendid Auster Autocar from Tibenham:

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Hangared today:

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DCW wrote:
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Duxford Sunday 30th August:

Another 25 NHS flypasts today in 3 hours flying time. Has any Spitfire covered such a large part of the UK before ?
A true epic when you consider the flight planning required and the demanding navigation from site to site.

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Possibly:

https://archiveshub.jisc.ac.uk/search/a ... %20Ireland.

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Duxford Monday 31st August:

Typhoon DA4 ZH590 is still in Hangar 5 awaiting the move to Newark:

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Duxford Tuesday 1st September:

White 9 and Yellow 10 were out in the sunshine today during a hangar shuffle:

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'Horseback' landing:

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Duxford Friday 4th September:

A dull day with poor light, but we were treated to a pair of visitors renewing DA's, Rolls Royce's Spitfire PR.XIX PS853 / G-RRGN and the Mew Gull replica G-HEKL:

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The ARC Buchon G-AWHK was making its first flights this year:

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The Lysander has a trial fit of the starboard stub wing:

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Two PR Spitfires:

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A few more flying shots from today at Duxford.

ImageG-AWHK by Anthony Clarke, on Flickr

ImageG-RRGN by Anthony Clarke, on Flickr

ImageG-RRGN by Anthony Clarke, on Flickr

ImageG-SHWN out bound to E.M by Anthony Clarke, on Flickr

ImageG-HEKL by Anthony Clarke, on Flickr

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Duxford Saturday 5th September:

Two more practices today. Visiting Hurricane G-HITT / P3717 and the based Catalina were both rehearsing for tomorrow's Old Warden show:

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Dragon Rapide G-AGJG spent the day at Turweston, while Fox Moth G-CIPJ / ZK-AGM was noted in Hangar 2. Arriving last Monday, it will be temporarily based at Duxford for a while:

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Duxford Sunday 6th September:

Plenty of activity in the sunshine today, and it was good to see the Fox Moth out and about:

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Two Hurricanes flying today, R4118 and 'R4175':

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Two visiting trainers, Harvard G-CIUW / FE511 and Tiger Moth G-AOEI:

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Lovely Fox Moth! Very unusual to see something historic flying under NZ markings in the UK, is there an exemption these days that allows vintage aircraft to wear historic civil markings? I always thought that if it had a G-reg then it had to wear G-markings and that was that?

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I believe it is owned by an Air New Zealand captain based in the Middle East.

G-INFO shows that a ‘Display of Registration Marks Exemption, is in effect, allowing it to wear its former NZ reg instead of G-CIPJ.

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Duxford Tuesday 8th September:

Work has started preparing the DH.9 for the airshow appearance in 10 days time:

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Two Spitfires. PV202 was giving rides, while N3200 moved back to her temporary home in Airspace:

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Visiting Stampe:

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The Fokker Dr.1 and Wot / SE5A flew late afternoon:

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Duxford Monday 14th September:

Tomorrow is Battle Of Britain Day, and the refurbished displays in Hangar 4 and the Ops Block will be opened.
The replica Spitfire I 'X4474' is now on show between Hangars 4 and 5. Featured pilot is Sergeant Bernard Jennings:

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Among the six Spitfires flying today were the Comanche pair of Mk.1s:

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Duxford Tuesday 15th September:

A quick look in the 'new' Hangar 4 revealed a cleaned-up and well spaced collection with some new angles on old friends. A temporary addition is the Anglia Restorations Hurricane G-ROBT / P2902:

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After a test flight yesterday, Spitfire G-LFVC / JG891 returned to her Hangar 2 home:

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Visiting Super Cub G-BJIV is from 1965 production:

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Jodel G-ARDZ is slightly older, 1961:

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Duxford Thursday 17th September:

Strikemaster G-RSAF is in Oman Air Force markings, and visited from Hawarden for display practice and DA renewal:

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Yak 3 G-OLEG from Sywell, Tiger Moth G-MOTH from Audley End, and Nieuport 17 G-BWMJ from Old Warden:

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Agusta built Bell47 OO-LPL will be based at Duxford for a few weeks:

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Duxford Friday 18th September:

Plenty of sunshine again, and the newly painted BBMF Chipmunk WK518 was out for engine runs and a compass swing. Looking great in London UAS markings after six months with ARC:

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The Lysander is now looking complete, stub wings and bomb carriers fitted:

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The 'NHS' Spitfire PL983 has been away for three days, visiting Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. She now wears 'Mission marks' recording the sorties flown:

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And now for something completely different, visiting CitationJet CJ3+ N619CJ:

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The BBMF Chippy looks the business, very nice. Out of interest, do modern paints/lacquers/polishes give better UV protection and prevent fading? Dayglo orange has always had a bad reputation for fading in UV.

Great to see the stub wings on the Lysander, I wonder when a Lizzie last flew with these fitted?

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I know Smudge is hoping to get up to Sywell Aviation Museum soon so we can help him with some things to dangle on the wing stubs!

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Duxford Sunday 20th September:

Plenty of flying again today, star of the show was Spitfire PR.XI PL983. Two wonderful displays and a chance for visitors to get up close.

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I quite like the exhaust stains on PL983! Great photos again!

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Duxford Monday 21st September:

The BBMF Dakota III ZA947 was ferried to Duxford this morning. Not flown since September 2019, there are some wing rib cracks to repair before a return to service at the end of 2020:

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Mustang G-SHWN was active:

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Aero Legends Spitfire TD314 will be on duty at Headcorn at the weekend:

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Visiting Auster 5 G-ANHX/TW519:

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Duxford Thursday 24th September:

More Spitfire action today, with Aero Legends' NH341 departing for Headcorn, N3200 and PL983 practising, and PT462 giving rides:

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Avro 504K G-EBHB / E2977 is resident in Airspace for the time being:

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Aero Legends' pair of Dakotas visited for display practice:

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Absolutely love the stub wings on the Lysander, really looks the part and have to say I never knew that was a mod they had fitted.
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Ledhead27 wrote:
Sun 27 Sep 2020, 10:23 pm
Absolutely love the stub wings on the Lysander, really looks the part and have to say I never knew that was a mod they had fitted.
Hopefully bombed up for the night shoot on Saturday.

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The Flying list for the October 10th Showcase Day is now published:

https://www.iwm.org.uk/events/showcase-days

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