Duxford August Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 3-27Aug17*

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Duxford August Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 3-27Aug17*

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Had to get a new laptop and having eventually loaded all my photo editing software onto it I though I'd best try it out and play catch up.

The weather at Duxford last Saturday was in three halves. The morning and late afternoon was blue sky and sunshine. The bit in the middle was torrential rain. The number of aircraft booked in for the Light Aircraft Association Bonus Day didn't quite match the number that turned up but that was probably down to the forecast rain that duly arrived. P-51D/Sharkie flew late morning and arrived back just ahead of the rain front. The HAC Fury was due to go up to East Kirkby for their air show but cancelled due to the rain en route. The HAC team took the opportunity to move the DH.9 to the other side of the hangar where it will be rigged for flight. Many thanks to Howard for the cockpit access. Although you could see blue sky way off to the west, it was still raining when the Boultbee Spitfire arrived from Goodwood for some maintenance at ARCo and the T.28 Fennec fired up and did a practice display over the airfield in drizzle before heading for East Kirkby. By the time the Blenheim came out to play, it was also heading for East Kirkby, it was back to being quite warm in the sunshine. In the order taken.

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The Bimbles Return! nice one! Not sure I like that mini Mustang, is it pedal propelled?

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Welcome back Brian I thought something most foul was interfering with updates from DUXFORD

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Suffering most foul 'Man Flu' for the last 3 weeks. :biggrin:

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When did Big Beautiful Doll get back in the air?

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BBD is one of these - http://www.titanaircraft.com/t-51d.php

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It wasn't raining so I went to Duxford. It was quiet apart from the visitors who were still queuing out of the visitor centre at mid-day to get in. Catalina was out for an engine run and the two-seat Spitfire's were flying. PV202 with Classic Wings and NH341 was off to Sywell.

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Nice pics as ever Brian, welcome back.

Nice to see the Freelance, didn't know it was still airworthy. According to Wikki there was only 1, but there are pics of 2, G-NACA & G-NACI. I suspect CA was the modified Britten Norman Nymph prototype G-AXFB.

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Interesting shot of the two sea Spitfire, different gun buttons and slightly different instrument panels.

Always enjoy your Bimbles Brian, keep 'em coming.

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2nd that. I always enjoy the Bimbles thread (and your London ones). Keep it up Brian.
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Nice to see you posting again, Brian. The T-28 would have been a nice addition to FL 2017, but I don't think that I should complain considering the range of aircraft that appeared.

Pen Pusher wrote:... The weather at Duxford last Saturday was in three halves...
Oh Brian, your maths teacher will be having convulsions. Unless, of course, the third half is a summer time addition to the day. :wink: :biggrin:
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Despite the wall to wall blue sky and sunshine and the temperature in the low 20's, there was high, thin cloud which made lighting conditions for anything other than ground to ground photography atrocious.

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Re: Duxford August Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 3-27Aug17*

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Another wall to wall sunshine day and no haze. With no wind it was very warm but a bit of a breeze did spring up in the afternoon to take the edge off the heat. Visitor car parking ended up on the grass inside the museum but the increased visitor numbers could to have been down to the Duxford Summer Motor Fest being held and after a quick browse there was only an American Police car that caught my attention. Lots of flying with Classic Wings doing their Fly in and Fly With a Spitfire through out the day. TFC Mk.V Spitfire went up for a couple of flights and the T.28 and Blenheim went up the road to Little Gransden for their Air Show. The B-17 returned from their weekend at Dunsfold and parked up on the grass to drop off passengers and then went off to Little Gransden as well. Photos in the order taken.

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Lovely Trans-Am. :cool:
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