Duxford Diary 2022

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Duxford Sunday 2nd January:

No warbird activity yet, but a few interesting visitors today. The Agusta A119 and SOCATA TBM900 are both powered by the PT-6, an engine nearing 60 years of service ! Historic ?

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One of the easiest engines to work on as well the PT-6

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Duxford Friday 7th January:

Visiting today was this lovely Cub G-BSYO. Like many of its kind, it has a confused history, but is believed to have flown with these markings while serving as an artillery spotter for the Free French forces in 1944.

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What a beauty! And in superb light.

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Welcome back and thanks very much for all your posts. Hope this year brings a hassle free Diary and of course an end to any variations to COVID.

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Duxford Sunday 9th January:

Ghost Squadron ?

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Among today's visitors, 1962 DR1050 G-ATWA:

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Artwork of the day:

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Gotta love a Jodel, and that bull artwork is impressive!

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Duxford Wednesday 12th January:

Some fine weather today meant the first 2022 flights from three of the Duxford fighter fleet.
First up was Hurricane V7497, followed by TFC's Wildcat. Spitfire PT462 was also busy:

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Visiting Chipmunk G-ATHD / WP971:

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Duxford Thursday 13th January:

A late visitor today, Airvan G-CSPT from Biggin Hill. I'm told there's one or two Spitfires based down there.

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Harvard G-CIUW / FE511 training:

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Also at Duxford today was a nice practice display routine by Spitfire TR9

ImageG-CTIX / PT462 by Anthony Clarke, on Flickr

ImageG-CTIX / PT462 by Anthony Clarke, on Flickr

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Great top shot Tony cheers Terry

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Good to see PT462 out and about already.

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Duxford Friday 14th January:

More Hurricane activity today:

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Also on the move in the sunshine:

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The DAS Herald is slowly losing bits and pieces:

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Visiting today:

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New tug in use by ARCo, 'RI-NO'

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Has anyone heard where the Herald is going please?
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DCW wrote:
Fri 14 Jan 2022, 9:21 pm
New tug in use by ARCo, 'RI-NO'
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My wife took one look at this and asked "Is it used for P-40s?" :rofl:

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Handley Page HPR7 Dart Herald G-APWJ on the move this morning.
Being dismantled now on the eastern apron before it departs to its new home.

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Thanks for the pics - Do we know where the Herald is going?

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Thanks for the link- the rumour mill suggests a BAe 146 is to replace her which is great if an odd exchange IMHO though it saves another airframe 👍

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No ‘rumour mill’ - DAS themselves posted on statement on Facebook that they will be receiving a 32 Sqn RAF BAe146 in March, with a photograph of it. Then they removed it.

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Duxford Wednesday 19th January:

The DAS Herald G-APWJ has taken up residence on the Eastern apron where dismantling will take place. DAS are committed to silence on the destination of the airframe, and likewise are required not to disclose its replacement.

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Pitts G-EJMK was out for a compass swing this morning:

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1968 Cherokee Arrow G-AWFB looks like it is straight from the factory:

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Mike wrote:
Wed 19 Jan 2022, 12:20 am
No ‘rumour mill’ - DAS themselves posted on statement on Facebook that they will be receiving a 32 Sqn RAF BAe146 in March, with a photograph of it. Then they removed it.
The RAF have posted the following on their website
https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles/ex ... on-museum/

Glad to see they are preserving both of the original jets

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Duxford Saturday 22nd January:

Plenty of Pipers today, old and new:

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Duxford Sunday 23rd January:

Cold and dull again today, but some hard work from the DAS team saw both engines removed from the Herald:

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Among today's visitors:

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The last landing for ZE701, retiring to Duxford today.

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