Duxford Diary 2020

Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby DCW on Fri 21 Feb 2020, 4:53 pm

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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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby duxman on Tue 25 Feb 2020, 5:47 pm

Hawker Fury G-CBEL catches some brief sunshine today . More pictures to follow from todays Ultimate activity.

ImageG-CBEL by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby DCW on Tue 25 Feb 2020, 9:15 pm

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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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby duxman on Tue 25 Feb 2020, 9:30 pm

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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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby BobL on Tue 25 Feb 2020, 10:10 pm

DCW - Thunderbolt photo worth waiting for :clap:
Underneath my gruff exterior is an even gruffer interior...
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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby dazdaman on Tue 25 Feb 2020, 10:35 pm

Lovely shots as per usual, but that Thunderbolt is just gorgeous...!
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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby duxman on Wed 26 Feb 2020, 4:01 pm

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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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby BMrider on Wed 26 Feb 2020, 4:07 pm

'Aggrh! ..... I'm to busy to get there! ... Great photos Duxman... :smile:
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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby 5944 on Wed 26 Feb 2020, 9:20 pm

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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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby DCW on Sun 01 Mar 2020, 4:44 pm

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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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby duxman on Mon 02 Mar 2020, 3:39 pm

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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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby DCW on Sat 07 Mar 2020, 10:21 am

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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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby Pen Pusher on Sat 07 Mar 2020, 3:02 pm

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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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby DCW on Sat 07 Mar 2020, 4:14 pm

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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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby skyskooter on Sat 07 Mar 2020, 6:53 pm

Thank you so much for these pictures of a unique aircraft. No instruments?
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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby Ryan. on Sun 08 Mar 2020, 12:54 am

Fantastic. Look forward to seeing it in London. :clap:
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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby Jeepman on Sun 08 Mar 2020, 4:07 pm

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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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby DCW on Sun 08 Mar 2020, 5:05 pm

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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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby DCW on Sun 08 Mar 2020, 5:35 pm

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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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby duxman on Mon 09 Mar 2020, 4:31 pm

Today at Duxford

ImagePV202 / G-CCCA by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby FlankerPhoto on Mon 09 Mar 2020, 4:33 pm

Lovely shots, as ever. :up:

Sophie Raworth onboard '202.
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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby duxman on Mon 09 Mar 2020, 4:56 pm

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

ImageN3200 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

ImagePV202 / G-CCCA by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby Pen Pusher on Mon 09 Mar 2020, 6:29 pm

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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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby DCW on Mon 09 Mar 2020, 8:55 pm

One more:

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Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Postby dazdaman on Tue 10 Mar 2020, 11:21 pm

Ace photos, as always.
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