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Thread: Duxford Diary (2017)

  1. #721
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    I totally agree Tim, but I should imagine it happens at alot of airfields around the country!



    Rob

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    West Malling, the new residents complained about the gliding and a 2 day airshow once a year, they now have more traffic than you can imagine 365 days a year from the housing etc on the old airfield !
    SMOKE SMOKE GO!
    TA out

  3. #723
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    Hi All,
    I agree with merlin70 & Wyvernfan on the moving to close to an active airfield to not expect any noise is the height of idiocy. Reminds me of articles
    written a few years ago about people who move into the countryside then complain to the local council or threaten court action about farm machinery
    and animals in particular dogs barking and cockerels doing their thing......

    Geoff.

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    ...church bells was another complaint. ridiculous

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    I had a friend who lives in inner city Manchester come and stay with me in my village on the edge of Salisbury plain. On the first night he complained he couldn't sleep as is was too quite, the next night he was happier as the army were on exercise and the noise of machine guns in the distance made him feel at home!

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    I lived at Duxford, in what used to be the airman's married quarters fro 26 years, 1984-2011. In that time several people moved on to the estate and then decided that the aircraft noise was too much, and that airshows were "making their lives a misery". One person moved in and within 6 weeks was campaigning to get the museum closed down altogether. Now there are even more houses in that area and a lot more planned, so it can only get worse.The noise of the A505 and the "rumble" from the M11 was 24/7, but nobody ever complained about that, or certain noisy neighbours at all hours of the day and night. But fly a Spitfire..................

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    Prospect of aircraft "noise", or as some may perceive it, music, doesn't seem to impact the property prices around the airfield...
    Under my gruff exterior lies an even gruffer interior...

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    Having lived in Duxford married quarters in the 70's, Duxford village from the late 80's, it was not the noise that made us move in 2016, it was the traffic. A505 at a stand still morning and evening, rat run down Hunts Road, school drop off bunging up the streets, planners proposing more houses in the village and the surrounds.

    Where did we move too, the Norfolk triangle! Mildenhall/Lakenheath and Feltwell perimeter visible from the bedroom. What noise, the Sound of Freedom every day as the F-15's do their bit, occasional C-130 and Osprey. Gunfire and explosions from Feltwell and at 1730 every day the British National Anthem followed by the Star Spangled Banner.

    The bonus, minimal traffic, fresh air, kids play on the street, you don't need £500K to buy a three bed pad.
    Maybe I should not tell all, we might get inundated. By the way there is also a great pub, "The Wellington", serves good food and beer and has a display of Wellington memorabilia commemorating the aircraft and crews that flew from the base.
    " I'm not young enough to know everything." - J M Barrie 1903

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    Duxford Friday 14th July:

    The privately owned Sopwith Pup (G-ELRT / N6161) which has been lodging with HAC in Hangar 3 was dismantled for transport today. G-INFO suggests a change of ownership is on the card.






  10. #730
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    It was mentioned on HAC's facebook page that it is going to the US.

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    Duxford Monday 17th July:

    Spitfire SM845 went home this morning:



    Another departure was Sopwith Pup G-ELRT/N6161, just 2 days short of one year after her arrival:



    'Frenesi' returned from RIAT, and Hurricane G-ROBT/P2902 flew a photo sortie and a practice display:








  12. #732
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    Hi DCW.

    Did you get any photos of the 2 Twin stick Spits leaving?

    Was in the back of the Lead Spitfire NH341

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    The best of a poor set:






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    Maybe not your best pictures ever, but there's nothing wrong with them. Decent shots of something that is still on my wish list. Thanks and keep them coming.
    Possunt quia posse videntur (They can because they think they can; motto RAF 19 Squadron)

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    Hi DCW.

    There super many thanks. Could you email me some hi Rez copies please il PM you my email.

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    What's the latest news on Berlin Express ?
    Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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    Anybody able to explain the wing roundels on P2902 to me? I'm aware of Gloster-built aircraft were wearing the pre-war bright colours in 1940, but the red to blue ratio looks more like 1970s/Cold War era... What's the story with that?

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    Bit late, but some of my pics from the pre-Legends Friday:


    North American P-51D Mustang 44-13318 (N357FG) "Frenesi" - Comanche Fighters - IWM Duxford, July 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr


    IWM Duxford Flying Legends 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr


    IWM Duxford Flying Legends 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr


    Supermarine Seafire LF Mk.III PP972 (G-BUAR) - Air Leasing Ltd - IWM Duxford, July 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr


    North American P-51B Mustang 43-24837 (N515ZB) "Berlin Express" - Comanche Fighters - IWM Duxford, July 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr


    IWM Duxford Flying Legends 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr


    IWM Duxford Flying Legends 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr


    Hawker Fury II SR661 (G-CBEL) - Anglia Aircraft Restorations - IWM Duxford, July 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr


    Hawker Fury II SR661 (G-CBEL) - Anglia Aircraft Restorations - IWM Duxford, July 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr


    IWM Duxford Flying Legends 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr


    North American P-51D Mustang 44-73877 (G-SHWN) - Sharkmouth Limited - IWM Duxford, July 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr


    IWM Duxford Flying Legends 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr


    IWM Duxford Flying Legends 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr


    IWM Duxford Flying Legends 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr


    IWM Duxford Flying Legends 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr


    North American P-51D Mustang 44-13318 (N357FG) "Frenesi" - Comanche Fighters - IWM Duxford, July 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr


    North American P-51D Mustang 44-73877 (G-SHWN) - Sharkmouth Limited - IWM Duxford, July 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr


    North American P-51B Mustang 43-24837 (N515ZB) "Berlin Express" - Comanche Fighters - IWM Duxford, July 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr


    North American P-51D Mustang 44-13318 (N357FG) "Frenesi" - Comanche Fighters - IWM Duxford, July 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr


    North American P-51B Mustang 43-24837 (N515ZB) "Berlin Express" - Comanche Fighters - IWM Duxford, July 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr

  19. #739
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    Hi All,
    A big thank you to all you snappers for posting your photos excellent work.....

    Geoff.

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    Absolutely love that Seafire

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    Duxford Tuesday 18th July:

    Long awaited Airco DH.9 E8894 (to fly as G-CDLI) arrived this afternoon from Fairford. She will be rigged over the next few days in Hangar 3, first flight 'when she's ready'. A truly amazing re-creation.

















    Many thanks to the HAC/Retrotec team.

    Some of Duxford's residents were on the move to free space in Hangar 3:












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    DH.9 --- Not forgetting its own portable starter

    G-CDLI DH9 arrival at Duxford by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

    flikr -- https://www.flickr.com/photos/64209520@N05/

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    Absolutely gorgeous DH9 and photos. Another 'back from the dead' thanks to master craftsmen, with so much to admire. A timely opportunity to thank all those who contribute to this thread.

    Interesting to see the different shades of RAF camouflage brown. Does the paint fade over time?

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    Fantastic achievment! will she be UK based?

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    Anymore news on Miss Velma and Berlin Express?

  26. #746
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    Thanks for posting the pics of the DH9 and, well, everything else as well. Much appreciated.
    The DH9 is a Guy Black project that looks like it has spared nothing in the pursuit of authenticity.
    Just Wow!! Stunning!

    Andy

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    I had the pleasure to see the DH9 when almost complete at Retrotec and the detail is amazing.
    Great job on both this flyable, and the museum static.

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    That DH.9 is absolutely magnificent. Just wonderful !

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    When will the boo... about the discovery and reconstruction of the DH.9 be out?

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    31/Oct/2017 according to Amazon CeBro

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