Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

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Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

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Confirmed dates are Saturday 22 September and Sunday 23 September 2018.

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I see the Typhoon is down for both days according to their website :smile:

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Red Arrows booked for BOTH Days !!!!

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Red Arrows and Typhoon... traffic could be interesting.

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Mike Ling been brought back to fly Red 3 according to the Reds Website

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From the Duxford website:
Capturing the spirit of the era, we will assemble one of the biggest collections of historic aircraft seen in the UK since the Second World War.


Sounds interesting.

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https://www.iwm.org.uk/events/duxford-b ... lying-List
Red Arrows - Royal Air Force
Typhoon FGR4 - Royal Air Force
Avro Lancaster, PA474 - Royal Air Force, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Spitfire V – Shuttleworth Collection
Spitfire V – The Fighter Collection
Spitfire XI – Aircraft Restoration Company
Spitfire XI – P. Teichman
Spitfire T9 – Aircraft Restoration Company
Spitfire T9 – Aero Legends
Spitfire I - Commanche Fighters via The Fighter Collection
Spitfire I - Imperial War Museums
Spitfire IX – OFMC
Spitfire IX - Aero Legends
Spitfire XIV – Eastern Airways
Spitfire XVIII – Eastern Airways
Sea Hurricane – Shuttleworth Collection
Hurricane – Bygone Aviation
Hurricane – Aircraft Restoration Company
Vampire FB – NAFHS
Vampire T11 – NAFHS
Jet Provost – Jeff Bell
Provost T1 – Dave Cooper
Harvard – Aircraft Restoration Company
Chipmunk – Howard Cook
Tiger Moth – Classic Wings
Blackburn B2 – BAE Systems Heritage Flight
Avro Tutor – Shuttleworth Collection
Miles Magister – Shuttleworth Collection
Nimrod – The Fighter Collection
Dragon Rapide – Classic Wings
Avro Anson – BAE Systems Heritage Flight
Pembroke – Percival Aircraft
Buchon – Aircraft Restoration Company
Yak 3 – Will Greenwood
MiG 15 – NAFHS
Mustang – G-BIXL – Aircraft Restoration Company
Mustang – G-SHWN – Aircraft Restoration Company
SE5a – Shuttleworth Collection
Bristol Fighter – Shuttleworth Collection
Blenheim – Aircraft Restoration Company
Lysander – Shuttleworth Collection
Gladiator – Shuttleworth Collection
B-17 Flying Fortress – B-17 Preservation Ltd
Catalina – Plane Sailing


From what I've been hearing, a lot more current RAF aircraft could be added.

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Looking good so far!

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Is the Spitfire XIV from Eastern Airways MV268?

Does look like this has the potential for a very good show :up:

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No Fury??...
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st24 wrote:No Fury??...

It’s the first of many updates I’m sure

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Jakub.Zurek wrote:Is the Spitfire XIV from Eastern Airways MV268?

Does look like this has the potential for a very good show :up:


Typo I think, it's probably meant to be Spitfire XVI, which would be TD248

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I can't help but wish the IWM would try a bit harder with their website and these listings. It would create a better impression if nothing else... and I say this as a Duxford supporter!

There's the XVI/XIV confusion - probably TD248, as mentioned above
Spitfire T9 – Aircraft Restoration Company - PV202 or PT462?
Spitfire I - Commanche Fighters via The Fighter Collection - AR213 or X4650?
Hurricane – Aircraft Restoration Company - R4118?
Mustangs listed as Aircraft Restoration Company - odd.

It's presented like somebody's jotted notes - quite a contrast to the specific and detailed participants list that is put together on the Flying Legends website.

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DaveBr wrote:I can't help but wish the IWM would try a bit harder with their website and these listings. It would create a better impression if nothing else... and I say this as a Duxford supporter!


The whole new website is appalling. The formatting is all wrong, nothing lines up, different fonts, different sizes, very chaotic. Looks like it's more suited for viewing on mobile phones, but it also looks terrible when I checked it on mine.
Not sure who was responsible for updating their website, before it was professional, now it looks someone with no website building experience made it in 10 mins.

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Jakub.Zurek wrote:
DaveBr wrote:I can't help but wish the IWM would try a bit harder with their website and these listings. It would create a better impression if nothing else... and I say this as a Duxford supporter!


The whole new website is appalling. The formatting is all wrong, nothing lines up, different fonts, different sizes, very chaotic. Looks like it's more suited for viewing on mobile phones, but it also looks terrible when I checked it on mine.
Not sure who was responsible for updating their website, before it was professional, now it looks someone with no website building experience made it in 10 mins.

Just had a look and it's very messy. An awful website.

Some poor photos used to illustrate the list too.
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RAF Museum web site is just as bad.

https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/

I was told it was the new 'Corporate' look, whatever that means, for web sites now.

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A big chunk of RAF content has dropped, air refuelling flypast with Voyager and Typhoon, Atlas flypast, Puma also listed but doesn't state if that's a flypast or static? And the 617 Squadron flypast seen at RIAT.

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Ryan. wrote:air refuelling flypast with Voyager and Typhoon.


Now that sounds good.

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Wow!

This is just what I needed to help me recover from my post-RIAT blues. What an update! :clap:

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Just received this:

https://www.iwm.org.uk/events/duxford-b ... lying-List

It's an outstanding list of participating aircraft; 16 Spits and five Hurricanes plus three Buchons and, of course, the rest.
Somethin' in it for pretty-much everyone. Wish I could make it...
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Sounds amazing. Want to hold off to as near as possible to get tickets due to weather. What are the chances of this one selling out way before then?

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The gnats, 617 flypast and some of the rarer older types I think are the givers for me, fingers crossed I will be able to make it there

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aaron0288 wrote:Sounds amazing. Want to hold off to as near as possible to get tickets due to weather. What are the chances of this one selling out way before then?

i think this one might. looks like one of the best line ups in a long while

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Crikey, I'm just catching up with this one. Wow, what a show. Cross everything for the weather folks. Absolutely everything.
its time to kick the tyres and light the fires

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Certainly is a great line-up, though i'm not looking forward to the crowds - or getting out at the end...

I note that every aircraft is currently or formerly operated by the RAF, except for the Yak-3... is there a tenuous connection here or is it just there on merit as being an interesting aircraft?

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