Duxford Diary 2024

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Wednesday 8th May
TFC's P-40F flew this afternoon...
ImageCurtiss P-40F Warhawk by Professor M, on Flickr

Fighter Aviation's P-47D returned from Sywell, to be hangared in Hangar 2, where it now joins the Tempest, Fury, Hurricane, two Spitfires and Electra Junior from their fleet...
ImageRepublic P-47D Thunderbolt 'Nellie B' by Professor M, on Flickr

Is anyone expecting MH434 through the post soon?
ImageSupermarine Spitfire IX MH434 by Professor M, on Flickr
The D-Day 80th Anniversary is nearly upon us - and so too are some more D-Day stripes.

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Couple from my Wednesday lunch break wander...
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Having initially been showing as happening tomorrow, Sally B now lists next Friday (17th) for Test & Training Flights

https://www.sallyb.org.uk/flying-programme.htm

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Duxford Thursday 9th May:

Two sorties from the Blenheim today, and two very fine practice displays in readiness for her 2024 airshow debut at Old warden next Sunday:

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MH434 further along in her quinquennial re-striping:

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Hurricane G-HRLI / V7497 busy again:

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Friday 10th May
Sally B emerged from Hangar 2, the aeroplanes obstructing it being placed outside for inspection with some fencing rearranged to allow for this...
ImageHangar 2 by Professor M, on Flickr

The engines were run...
ImageB-17G "Sally B" by Professor M, on Flickr

Invasion Stripes for "Miss Helen"...
ImageP-51D "Miss Helen" (1) by Professor M, on Flickr
ImageP-51D "Miss Helen" (2) by Professor M, on Flickr
ImageSupermarine Spitfire IX (MH434) by Professor M, on Flickr

Shuttleworth's Anson made one touch-and-go...
ImageAvro Anson XIX by Professor M, on Flickr

TFC had the P-36 flying...
ImageCurtiss Hawk P-36A by Professor M, on Flickr

The Blenheim flew, as did Beaver G-DHCZ, Spitfire PV202 & "Marinell"...
ImageBristol Blenheim IF (L6739) by Professor M, on Flickr

Extra EA330SC G-XMDM was doing aerobatics high above the airfield at various points in the day...
ImageEA330S G-XMDM by Professor M, on Flickr

HAC's Fury went up for a practice display around lunchtime...
ImageHawker Fury I (K5674) by Professor M, on Flickr

And a couple of other visitors...
ImageDH Tiger Moth "DE-745" (2) by Professor M, on Flickr
ImageDHC Chipmunk T10 - G-ATVF (WD327) by Professor M, on Flickr

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Judging by ADSB, BHHH's two-seat Spitfire IX "Grey Nurse" (TE308, the Aussie-marked one) arrived this afternoon for a weekend of passenger flying with Classic Wings.

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Professor_M wrote:
Thu 09 May 2024, 9:24 pm
Having initially been showing as happening tomorrow, Sally B now lists next Friday (17th) for Test & Training Flights

https://www.sallyb.org.uk/flying-programme.htm
And now bumped further back to Thursday 23rd May.

https://www.sallyb.org.uk/flying-programme.htm


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Did MJ444 make its first flight today as planned?

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RWTYT wrote:
Sat 11 May 2024, 2:51 pm
Did MJ444 make its first flight today as planned?
"The Two Seat Spitfire Page" on Facebook had an update from ARCo yesterday saying it wouldn't be flying today (viewtopic.php?p=963424#p963424), so I doubt it flew, but I'm sure that if it was to have flown we'll see plenty of photos of it soon.

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The "buzz" at Duxford today was that it is still awaiting some paperwork. Certainly I didn't see it fly before I left at 1530.

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ozplane wrote:
Sat 11 May 2024, 6:13 pm
The "buzz" at Duxford today was that it is still awaiting some paperwork. Certainly I didn't see it fly before I left at 1530.
Has it even engine run yet?

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Mike wrote:
Sat 11 May 2024, 7:34 pm
ozplane wrote:
Sat 11 May 2024, 6:13 pm
The "buzz" at Duxford today was that it is still awaiting some paperwork. Certainly I didn't see it fly before I left at 1530.
Has it even engine run yet?
Today at 10.15 apparently. First flight pushed back by a couple of weeks.

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A few shots from my Wednesday Wander...
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Duxford Friday 17th May:

Hurricane I G-HITT / P3717 has returned for her usual Summer residency at Duxford:

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Chipmunk WG486 is one of a pair operated by BBMF at Coningsby, and paid a short visit today:

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Also seen today:

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Duxford Sunday 19th May:

Many of the Duxford 'fleet' were away on airshow duty this weekend (P-40F, P-47, Catalina, Lysander, Fury I, Hurricane V7497)
All returned this afternoon except for the P-47.

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Spitfires (TD314, WZ-RR) Hurricane (R4118) and P-51D (Marinell) were active, plus several sorties from Harvards G-BTXI and G-TSIX:

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More wavers !

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Also visiting today:

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It looks as though British Antarctic Survey DHC-6 VP-FAZ started to make its way from Churchill, Canada to Duxford yesterday, flying to Iqaluit - https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... z#3550f7a4

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Professor_M wrote:
Wed 22 May 2024, 12:33 pm
It looks as though British Antarctic Survey DHC-6 VP-FAZ started to make its way from Churchill, Canada to Duxford yesterday, flying to Iqaluit - https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... z#3550f7a4
And now made it to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.

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In on a Thursday for a change....
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Sally B airborne for the first time this season, just after closing time.

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Professor_M wrote:
Wed 22 May 2024, 5:45 pm
Professor_M wrote:
Wed 22 May 2024, 12:33 pm
It looks as though British Antarctic Survey DHC-6 VP-FAZ started to make its way from Churchill, Canada to Duxford yesterday, flying to Iqaluit - https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... z#3550f7a4
And now made it to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.
It reached Reykjavik today.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... z#35581516

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Duxford Thursday 23rd May:

A few more from today, firstly some yellow ones:

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Some stripey ones:

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Bit harey that PL983 take off shot - obviously enjoying the newly mown grass!
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BobL wrote:
Fri 24 May 2024, 12:18 pm
Bit harey that PL983 take off shot - obviously enjoying the newly mown grass!
On the last flying day one made it crowd side and was in a right panic trying to get back airside
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Duxford Friday 24th May:

Another busy day started with a Hangar 2 shuffle by Air Leasing / Fighter Engineering:

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Classic Wings are using 'Grey Nurse' again this weekend:

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Also active today:

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Ice Cold Katy is back:

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Visiting today:

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Lovely photos.

VP-FAZ gets around a bit today, I have her logged as landing in Belfast early this afternoon.
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