Flying Legends, Wow!

Flying Legends, Wow!

Postby Wbirdnut on Mon 16 Jul 2018, 9:16 pm

Unbelievable, fantastic and phenomenal are not words that describe this experience
in my humble opinion. First time visiter to this event, viewed picture in mags over the
years and finally made it. Two wonderful days at Flying Legends which was a bucket
list item and the aviation gods whoever they may be smiled down upon Duxford!

Gee it was hot though, Aussie summer in the UK, my stab at a few of the stars.
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Re: Flying Legends, Wow!

Postby Webby74 on Mon 16 Jul 2018, 9:21 pm

That buchon 4 ship looks quite a spectacle. Looking forward to seeing the Dc-6 at Farnborough. Great set of images
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Re: Flying Legends, Wow!

Postby Wbirdnut on Tue 17 Jul 2018, 3:35 am

Just a great show, can't blab enough about it, still buzzing! About to long haul
back to Sydney, thanks for having us, few more,
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The Bulls.
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The Hawks.
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B17 with a not so little friend.
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The Heritage Flight.
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Re: Flying Legends, Wow!

Postby Mooshie1956 on Tue 17 Jul 2018, 3:26 pm

Oh you would put a pic of Sally and Nellie together, I watched them pass and thought I would get my shot on the next pass only to see Nellie peel away :wall:
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Re: Flying Legends, Wow!

Postby GeorgeP on Wed 18 Jul 2018, 7:25 am

Pleased to hear that you had a great time and some very nice images in this series. That-six looks better than new.
Cheers,

George

Melbourne, Australia.

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Re: Flying Legends, Wow! Some more

Postby Wbirdnut on Thu 19 Jul 2018, 1:49 pm

Back in Sydney now, nice to be somewhere cooler and escape the blazing heat of the UK, (ha ha!)
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This Spitfire one I really wanted to capture, the reason, because of it's wartime demise.
Some may recall the Battle of Britain film, "stick to me like glue" where a young novice
fighter pilot was told to go up with his CO for some dogfighting practice. Howard Squire
collided with Alan Deere flying this machine, both pilots survived parachuting to safety.
Great book for those who aren't aware, "Nine Lives" by Alan Deere.
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Those Buchons sure have a sinister look to them.
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Re: Flying Legends, Wow!

Postby Wbirdnut on Fri 20 Jul 2018, 10:52 am

British Navy machines.
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Re: Flying Legends, some more!

Postby Wbirdnut on Fri 20 Jul 2018, 9:38 pm

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Re: Flying Legends, Statics.

Postby Wbirdnut on Sat 21 Jul 2018, 10:40 am

While not on the flight line this soon to fly Fiat Cr42.
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Busy place that flight line.
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Personally the early models Spitfires take the cake, this one chopped off another's
tail during a wartime training flight, Kiwi Alan Deere had KL-A get a little close and
remove the tail of his KL-B, both pilots took to their chutes and survived!
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I know some don't, personally I enjoyed the re-enactors.
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Hazy Hurricane tails.
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Re: Flying Legends, some more of the flight line!

Postby Wbirdnut on Sun 22 Jul 2018, 9:54 pm

Feel free to comment folks, good, bad or indifferent, can learn and
improve with your comments so would be grateful?

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British navy fighters
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American Navy fighters
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“Sally B”
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Re: Flying Legends, Wow!

Postby Wbirdnut on Mon 23 Jul 2018, 9:39 pm

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Re: Flying Legends, Wow!

Postby Wbirdnut on Tue 24 Jul 2018, 6:44 am

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Re: Flying Legends, Wow!

Postby Wbirdnut on Tue 24 Jul 2018, 8:56 pm

Battle of Britain formation
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Re: Flying Legends, Wow!

Postby GeorgeP on Wed 25 Jul 2018, 10:30 am

Keep 'em coming, there's some nice images there plus good memories for you.
Cheers,

George

Melbourne, Australia.

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Re: Flying Legends, Wow!

Postby Wbirdnut on Wed 25 Jul 2018, 10:56 am

Thanks George bit of a bucket list event, saw the Battle of Britain in my home town
as a lad became hooked on warbirds from that day since. So extra bonus with the
Battle of Britain segment at the show, they even had the music!

Can't see myself getting back anytime soon, also got so lucky with the weather for
our whole trip, was like an Aussie summer at times! Back in Sydney now nearly
home, it has been warm here to considering it's winter. Thank for having us,
more Legends pic's........

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Re: Flying Legends, Wow!

Postby Wbirdnut on Wed 01 Aug 2018, 11:17 pm

Home down the bottom of the world safe and sound, last few pic's.
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Re: Flying Legends, Wow!

Postby CJS on Thu 02 Aug 2018, 9:54 am

Wow, that's a pretty awesome couple of topsides to finish with :shock: :clap:
"Forewarned is forearmed"
How do you know I didn't?
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Re: Flying Legends, Wow!

Postby Wbirdnut on Thu 02 Aug 2018, 9:19 pm

Thank you, the thing that impressed me the most with this DC6
was how it was displayed they sure threw the thing around!
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Re: Flying Legends, Wow!

Postby Wbirdnut on Thu 23 Aug 2018, 9:20 pm

Back home in Oz after a wonderful time travelling around the UK, beautiful
weather, wonderful country and friendly people. If you are a vintage aeroplane
fan just an awesome place to have a look around, thanks for having us!

Have been looking through my pic’s of the recent Flying Legends and thought
I'd post a few more, just a great experience. There where a number of classics
including a couple of Tiger Moths, a Harvard and these two jems providing rides
before the show.
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They put together some nice formations during the show, the Blenheim with
early model Spitfires escorting a highlight.
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If you are a Spitfire nut this show is for you, X4650 has a Kiwi connection being
the machine, in it’s wartime guise, that collided with Alan Deere’s X4276 in 1940.
Read somewhere that X4276 is under restoration to fly, can anyone shed any
light on this?
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The variety of the mark from the early to the later models, nice to see the all
blue photographic type as well.
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Perhaps one of the more famoues Spitfires to exist MH-434 she definitely
gets the nod as a movie star!
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