Duxford Diary 2022

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Duxford Tuesday 26th July:

A small contingent of Swiss visitors today, including:

HB-PAV, PA-18 150 Super Cub:

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HB-OPL, PA-22 150 Tri-Pacer:

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HB-CMC, Cessna 175:

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DCW wrote:
Tue 26 Jul 2022, 4:14 pm
Now open for booking, the Duxford Battle Of Britain Photography Evening, on Thursday 15th September.
£80.00, no concessions.
Details at: https://www.iwm.org.uk/events/duxford-i ... hy-evening
Duxford in a Different Light: Battle of Britain Photography Evening. Didn't that mean lighting everything up green and purple last time?

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That was a slightly different event utilising the aircraft gathered for the "Spitfire - Evolution of an Icon" in Airspace as well as the aircraft on permanent display.

There was an evening photography event in Sept 21 that was outside and used re-enactors with several aircraft as well as a night engine run by Spitfire Mk XIV and P-40F...
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Managed to 'bag' Spitfire FR.XIVe RM927 during it's visit from Sywell today and some other stuff...

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Duxford Wednesday 27th July (Part 1):

Newly restored Spitfire FR.XIV RM927 (G-SXIV) arrived from Sywell this morning for a training detail. Sadly, crosswinds prevented the planned sorties, and she returned home late afternoon.
Many congratulations to the Air Leasing team for their completion of such a fabulous aeroplane, hopefully it will be seen at a few events before departing to its French owner.
And the noise !!!!!

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Passenger compartment looks a bit snug!!
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Duxford Wednesday 27th July (Part 2):

P-47D 'Nellie B' had an outing this afternoon;

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Spitfire NH341 (G-CICK):

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Vampire LN-DHY departed this afternoon, destination presently uncertain:

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Three visiting tail-wheel types, Cessna O-1G VH-FXY from Biggin Hill, Super Cub G-AREO and Lycoming Chipmunk G-ATVF:

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Visitors today:

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Finally, a picture from the AAM to mark the 50th anniversary of the F-15 first flight.

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Vampire went to Marham for today’s Families Day apparently.

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Duxford Friday 29th July:

Two Hurricanes from Duxford (BE505 and R4118) joined a pair from Biggin Hill to mark the unveiling of a monument at the Kent Battle Of Britain Museum today. Details at: https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2022- ... ven-airmen
BE505 later returned to White Waltham, while V7497 and P3717 departed to Old Buckenham for the weekend Air Show:

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Fury G-CBEL flew late afternoon, and should now be ready for Monday's Flying Day:

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Spitfire N3200 flew again, and Buchon 'Yellow 10' was shot down twice:

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Also departing to display at Old Buckenham were Yaks G-HAHU, G-BXJB and G-YAKF:

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Also today:

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Duxford Saturday 30th July:

Another busy Duxford day with, among others, 8 different Spitfires active, and a steady stream of Old Buckenham Airshow participants coming and going.

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Visiting from Seething, RV-8 G-KRBY is a very new addition to the UK RV fleet. It has been finished with a warbird inspired colour scheme and has an immaculate 'old school' cockpit.

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Many thanks to PK

More lucky passengers:

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More fantastic photos of a wide range of interesting subjects, thank you folks!
DCW wrote:
Wed 27 Jul 2022, 8:08 pm
Newly restored Spitfire FR.XIV RM927 (G-SXIV) arrived from Sywell [...]
To quote Stevie Wonder: isn't she lovely? What a beauty!
BobL wrote:
Wed 27 Jul 2022, 8:15 pm
Passenger compartment looks a bit snug!!
:rofl:

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K5054NZ wrote:
Sun 31 Jul 2022, 2:24 am
DCW wrote:
Wed 27 Jul 2022, 8:08 pm
Newly restored Spitfire FR.XIV RM927 (G-SXIV) arrived from Sywell [...]
To quote Stevie Wonder: isn't she lovely? What a beauty!
And to quote Tony the Tiger, I'll bet she sounds Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!

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DCW wrote:
Fri 29 Jul 2022, 9:44 pm
Duxford Friday 29th July:

Fury G-CBEL flew late afternoon, and should now be ready for Monday's Flying Day:

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...and in the words of Sinead O’Connor, “nothing compares 2 U”!

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Duxford Wednesday 3rd August (Part 1):

Good to see the Blenheim running today, not flown since November 2019:

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More Victor artwork, this is the 55 Sqn fin badge:

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More from today, starting with this very smart 1961 Comanche visiting from Gamston:

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Duxford Wednesday 3rd August (Part 2):

TFC's Curtiss P-40C returned to the air today after some major engine work.

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Many thanks to MC/TFC, TT, PL and MP

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Another great selection David! I've never really cared for long-nose P-40s but that one just looks so darned pretty!
Wyvernfan wrote:
Mon 01 Aug 2022, 5:22 pm
DCW wrote:
Fri 29 Jul 2022, 9:44 pm
Duxford Friday 29th July:
Fury G-CBEL flew late afternoon, and should now be ready for Monday's Flying Day:
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...and in the words of Sinead O’Connor, “nothing compares 2 U”!
I love your thinking!

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Duxford Friday 5th August:

Three Tutors from 6 AEF at RAF Benson paid a visit today:

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Another RAF basic trainer, BBMF Chipmunk WG486 has seen 70 years of RAF service:

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The tailplane from Victor XH648 has moved to Airspace, while the fin remains in Hangar 5:

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TFC's P-40C flew again today, and 'Contrary Mary' was training:

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80 years separate these 4 seaters:

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Duxford Saturday 6th August:

TFC's Staggerwing G-BRVE departed North to Breighton for a new owner this afternoon. Based at Duxford since 2006 and previously owned by Peter Teichman and David Gilmour. Crew ferry was ex Austrian SAAB 91D Safir G-EKTP.

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The Vega Gull is a thing of beauty - never coincided with it anywhere, maybe one day...

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Duxford Sunday 7th August:

The Shuttleworth Avro 19 G-AHKX came over from Old Warden for some circuit work this afternoon:

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More of today's visitors:

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