Duxford Diary 2020

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I see the Czech Air Force will be at Duxford in May with Gripen and L159.
Another event coming up has been announced by HAC, a Poland Day on Sat April 4th:
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Hawker Fury G-CBEL catches some brief sunshine today . More pictures to follow from todays Ultimate activity.

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Duxford Tuesday 25th February:

Four of the Anglia Aircraft Restorations fleet were active today, particularly memorable were a very tight two-ship display from P-51 and P-47, and a powerful practice routine from the Fury:

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A few more images from today at Duxford.

ImageG-CBEL by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

ImageG-THUN by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

ImageG-CBEL by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

ImageG-TFSI & G-THUN by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

ImageG-TFSI & G-THUN by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

ImageG-TFSI & G-THUN by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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DCW - Thunderbolt photo worth waiting for :clap:
Underneath my gruff exterior is an even gruffer interior...

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Lovely shots as per usual, but that Thunderbolt is just gorgeous...!

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More warbird activity this morning at Duxford as the Hawker Fury,P.51D,Spitfire V and P.47D flew. A few pictures below.

ImageG-THUN by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

ImageG-TFSI Contrary Mary by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

ImageG-TFSI Contrary Mary by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

ImageG-TFSI Contrary Mary by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

ImageG-THUN by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

ImageG-IBSY / EE602 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

ImageG-CBEL by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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'Aggrh! ..... I'm to busy to get there! ... Great photos Duxman... :smile:

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Nice shots. I've been working nights and thought about going to there this afternoon for a bit, but saw they were up on FR24 so figured they wouldn't be up again in the afternoon. Knew I should've gone in the morning and slept later!

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Duxford Sunday 1st March:

The epic conservation / restoration of Victor XH648 continues. Here's the starboard landing gear:

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A dozen visiting aircraft today. Does that mean the spell of bad weather is over ?

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Lycoming powered Chipmunk G-BCKN / WP811 was visiting Duxford today

ImageG-BCKN / WP811 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

Spitfire PV202 has now lost her stripes !

ImagePV202 / G-CCCA without stripes by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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Duxford Friday 6th March:

An excellent day's entertainment, with 3 Spitfires and 2 Hurricanes flying in the cold sunshine:

The IWM Mk.I and Rolls Royce's Mk. PR.XIX:

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Boultbee's IX Trainer:

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Based Hurricanes P2902 and V7497:

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Also flying:

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Visiting Bolkow Bo.207, and MTOSport G-PAFF 'Big Nellie'

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Friday: 6th March 2020

My take on a cold bright day at Duxford made bearable by 3 Spitfires and 2 Hurricanes flying although the clouds did roll in at the most inopportune moments. The Yale was also up and down on circuits and amongst the visiting GA types was a small group of autogyros with a relative of James Bond’s Little Nellie’s flying in. 'Big Nellie'. Apart from the last one, in the order taken.

North American NA-64 Yale 1/3349/(G-BYNF)
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Hawker Hurricane Mk.1/SD-X/V7497/(G-HRLI)
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Supermarine Spitfire Mk HFIX/KJ-I/SM520/(G-ILDA)
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Hawker Hurricane Mk.1/SD-X/V7497/(G-HRLI) + Yale 1/(G-BYNF)
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Supermarine Spitfire Mk HFIX/KJ-I/SM520/(G-ILDA)
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Hawker Hurricane I/DX-R/P2902/(G-ROBT)
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Hawker Hurricane I/DX-R/P2902/(G-ROBT)
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Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia/QV/N3200/(G-CFGJ)
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Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia/QV/N3200/(G-CFGJ) + Hurricane Mk.1/(G-HRLI)
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Hawker Hurricane Mk.1/SD-X/V7497/(G-HRLI)
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Supermarine Spitfire Mk PRXIX/C/PS853/(G-RRGN)
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AutoGyro Europe MTOsport/’Big Nellie’/(G-PAFF)
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The IWM Ohka, which recently completed a very thorough restoration, has now moved to IWM London for display.
The airframe arrived from Chattenden in 2011 and was stored until the rebuild commenced in April 2017.
These pictures show the finished article after assembly, and then being dismantled for the trip South:

Feb. 7th:

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Feb 19th:

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Feb 25th:

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Many thanks to all the conservation staff for their help during the project.

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Thank you so much for these pictures of a unique aircraft. No instruments?

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Fantastic. Look forward to seeing it in London. :clap:

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Good to see that the MXY-7 has been refinished in the authentic colours, in line with the Nick Millman article on colours from the Aviation of Japan website

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skyskooter wrote:Thank you so much for these pictures of a unique aircraft. No instruments?


The airframe was missing many things on arrival, including instrument panel (and rocket motors !). While a new panel was straightforward to reproduce, there were time, cost and availability issues preventing a full re-fit. It hasn't been ruled out for a later date.
I was very surprised at the complexity of the aircraft. The wings and other woodwork were built to the highest standards, while some of the metalwork was more basic.
More surprising was the number of people who asked how many missions it had flown.......

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Duxford Sunday 8th March:

HAC have announced that their Hurricane and Spitfire (operating as the Polish Heritage Flight) will be visiting Poland in June.
Hurricane G-HURI / P3700 awaits completion of Winter maintenance:

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In Hangar 2, both Catalina and B-17 were off the ground today:

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Classic Wings are marking their 30th anniversary this year. Dragon Rapide G-AIDL/TX310 was training today:

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Today at Duxford

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Lovely shots, as ever. :up:

Sophie Raworth onboard '202.

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Some filming today at Duxford by the BBC with N3200 in action as well as PV202 with a very happy passenger

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ImagePV202 / G-CCCA by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

ImagePV202 / G-CCCA by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

ImagePV202 / G-CCCA by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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Monday: 9th March 2020
Not quite Hollywood but BBC News were filming at Duxford today. Sophie Raworth went for a flight in the Aerial Collectives Spitfire T9/PV202, filmed by the BBC News Ecureuil II helicopter followed by the IWM Museums Mk1a Spitfire/N3200. Down side was the wall to wall cloud and naff lighting, and a cold wind. In the order taken.

Supermarine Spitfire TR.IXc/PV202/5R-H/(G-CCCA)
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Supermarine Spitfire TR.IXc/PV202/5R-H/(G-CCCA)
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Supermarine Spitfire TR.IXc/PV202/5R-H/(G-CCCA)
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Supermarine Spitfire TR.IXc/PV202/5R-H/(G-CCCA)
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Aerospatiale AS355F2 Ecureuil II/(G-INTV)
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Supermarine Spitfire TR.IXc/PV202/5R-H/(G-CCCA)
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Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia/QV/N3200/(G-CFGJ)
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Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia/QV/N3200/(G-CFGJ)
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Ecureuil II/(G-INTV) + Spitfire Mk Ia/(G-CFGJ)
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Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia/QV/N3200/(G-CFGJ)
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Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia/QV/N3200/(G-CFGJ)
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Ecureuil II/(G-INTV) + Spitfire Mk Ia/(G-CFGJ)
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One more:

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Ace photos, as always.

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