DH 9 flight

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Amp
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DH 9 flight

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It was hinted at in a Flying Legends message earlier, but worthy of its own topic. The DH 9 flew at Duxford this afternoon. When did the last one fly in the UK, or anywhere else, I guess about 1930?

BillRamsey
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Here’s a bit more. Terrific effort by Guy, Janice and team


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Don Clark
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Elliott Marsh
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Really interesting post there, adding fuel to a question that's been asked numerous times in recent years.

As a related aside, there's some tremendous material on flying the DH-9 besides Guy's excellent book - Dodge Bailey's test flying report in Aeroplane magazine and the SVAS Propswing circular, both well worth seeking out if you haven't done so already. I also had the pleasure of attending a joint talk by Guy and Dodge, covering the restoration and test flying, in October 2019. Fascinating stuff - the magnitude of the project really is something special.

Amp
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Thank you Don, great details there - it has certainly been quite a few years since the last flight!

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I always find it fascinating how some of these early aircraft aircraft survived by earning a living in odd ways as some of the above DH9s. The Savage sky writing SE5as are a good example of finding a niche.

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