Flying Legends 2012

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What about an TBM Avenger??

I have not seen one in ages. :biggrin:
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The weather forecast is just getting better and better.

I almost can't wait to get to Duxford :smile:

Will be there from Friday to Monday.

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I try to tell myself never get carried away with forecasts so far out - both good and bad! That way I am never disappointed hehe

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eirik wrote:
JBartlett wrote:Oh she got some nose art now nice thanks for info Kieran & Simon.

Yeah that one or the one with smoke pods under its wing.

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Does look nice with the art work cheers Eirik, They say there going to over 50 aircraft yet I can't see 50 on the posted list is there more to come ?? :question:

On the weather front this site seems it have light rain & sunshine on the saturday guess like last year really then http://www.xcweather.co.uk/forecast/Duxford

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1 week to go! :yahoo:

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Will be volunteering with our cadet squadron on the flight line walk again this year and we have been told to expect 51 aircraft on the flight line.
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Does anyone know who will be doing the commentary?

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I dare say everybody's favourite Frenchman Bernard Chabbert will be there.

So many people can't stand him, but to be fair he is part of the legends experience for me. As long as he doesn't say the French won the battle of Britain.....

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markstringer wrote:I dare say everybody's favourite Frenchman Bernard Chabbert will be there.

So many people can't stand him, but to be fair he is part of the legends experience for me. As long as he doesn't say the French won the battle of Britain.....


But there are times when we just want to hear the engines :biggrin: Or that French won the Battle of France and WWII I thought they liked :surrender: :grin:

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markstringer wrote:I dare say everybody's favourite Frenchman Bernard Chabbert will be there.


He's alright in small doses, in fact sometimes he can be quite funny especially when he's on his usual wife/concorde rant!

Monty wrote:Will be volunteering with our cadet squadron on the flight line walk again this year and we have been told to expect 51 aircraft on the flight line.

Stirling job you chaps do, and in the past quite considerate moving a few steps to the left and the right even when a few are being a bit shirty with you for stopping them walking past.
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It's been reported on the Key Forum that the Red Bull P-38 only made it as far as Sumburgh in the Shetland Isles yesterday, flying from its last air show appearance in Norway I think it was, and was grounded due to the weather.

Unfortunately I can't get to Duxford today as I have to wander around getting signatures for my get out of Wyton/Civil Service/MOD chit signed. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

Before any one asks, the P-38 is arriving early for a bit of routine maintenance so wont be flying til the end of the week.

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Pen Pusher wrote:It's been reported on the Key Forum that the Red Bull P-38 only made it as far as Sumburgh in the Shetland Isles yesterday, flying from its last air show appearance in Norway I think it was, and was grounded due to the weather.

Unfortunately I can't get to Duxford today as I have to wander around getting signatures for my get out of Wyton/Civil Service/MOD chit signed. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

Before any one asks, the P-38 is arriving early for a bit of routine maintenance so wont be flying til the end of the week.

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That better fly over my house today en route! :tongue:
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The American penchant for polishing aluminium to a mirror finish just looks dreadful. While I'm not saying that I won't be going to Duxford, for that depends on the weather far more than the rarity aeroplanes being exhibited, I certainly wouldn't go specifically to see this awful apparition!

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Personally I love a chrome aircraft, don't see enough of them, especially on a blue sky sunny day. Lovely stuff.

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Just be lucky you can see a P-38 in Europe. That's how I see it!
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Not a huge fan of highly polished chrome either, especially on many of the US based Mustangs (and BBD at last years show too, actually). Prefer the natural metal look, as worn by Twilight Tear/Fragile but Agile and Jumpin' Jacques.

P-38 is still great to see though, enjoyed it last year.

Regarding the weather, the BBC weekly forecast on Countryfile suggested it's likely to be very wet and windy this weekend. :-X
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LN Strike Eagle wrote:Not a huge fan of highly polished chrome either, especially on many of the US based Mustangs (and BBD at last years show too, actually). Prefer the natural metal look, as worn by Twilight Tear/Fragile but Agile and Jumpin' Jacques.

P-38 is still great to see though, enjoyed it last year.

Regarding the weather, the BBC weekly forecast on Countryfile suggested it's likely to be very wet and windy this weekend. :-X


Polished chrome looks brilliant on american fighters only :grin: Don't trust the BBC this website shows saturday as sunny/cloudy all day http://www.xcweather.co.uk/forecast/Duxford

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The Dudster wrote:The only thing i would criticise and its only personal is the lack of heavy's now attending


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Been reported on the Key forum that the Red Bull Corsair wont be at DX its gone tech. Engine issue
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Yup, looks like one Corsair this year or two if we're lucky!
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Im a bit confused with the participation list on the IWM site, it doesnt suggest the AC listed on here will be flying i.e Nimrod, P-51's, Swordfish etc. Which is correct or is it simply the IWM one is incomplete to leave us guessing?

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The IWM list is incomplete. The full participant listing is released only a few days before or on the day of the show.

Wonder (with the flying bulls corsair being absent) if they will send another aircraft instead?
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Sikorsky S-38 reported over Southend heading north-west...

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8674planes wrote:The IWM list is incomplete. The full participant listing is released only a few days before or on the day of the show.

Wonder (with the flying bulls corsair being absent) if they will send another aircraft instead?


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