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Thread: Duxford Diary (2017)

  1. #841
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    It's a once-extinct type that will grace the skies again. Beautiful job As far as I'm concerned

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    I saw something interesting on I think it was Arco's instagram or facebook about a Spitfire Mk II wing? Does anyone know more?
    I could be wrong of course and/or imagined it as I can no longer find the post!

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    Thursday 10th August

    It wasn't raining so I went to Duxford. It was quiet apart from the visitors who were still queuing out of the visitor centre at mid-day to get in. Catalina was out for an engine run and the two-seat Spitfire's were flying. PV202 with Classic Wings and NH341 was off to Sywell.













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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bump
    There are 2 gorgeous Mustangs you can fly in at Goodwood but I was itching to being able to fly one .
    I got that chance in Belgium 3 weeks ago in the beautiful 'Scat VII' based at Antwerp. If anyone has a dual P51 on their bucket list and can't be bothered with the hellish flight to Orlando DM me.
    Interesting......but, the dual-control P-51 I've got my eye on for that bucket list flight is the beautiful TP-51C 'Betty Jane' of the Collings Foundation, and when/if she re-joins their Bomber Tour again, I will try and combine a trip to see friends in California with their tour dates as they do a stop close to where my friends live. Have flown in their B-25 and B-17 on a previous trip over about 10 years ago, so........am keeping fingers crossed Betty Jane will re-join the tour again (their TF-51D is currently flying on the tour instead)
    I was with it all the way until letting the brakes off..........

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    The difference is that the Spitfires and Mosquito's were built from airframes etc, that had a known identity, the repro DH 9, is not. The main part of the aircraft that this machine is supposed to represent, was used in the construction of the airframe that is still in India.

    Tangmere
    Yes a few original parts from various sources, were used in the building of the airworthy airframe " I believe I mentioned that", including an olitank that was found in Afghanistan.

    The person in India who supplied me with the info, was involved in the rebuild of the airframe that is in India, so I would think he would have more knowledge about the identity of the parts that were used in it's rebuild, and the identity of the parts that were not.

    Oxcart
    The DH 9 was not an extinct type, there are examples in India, France, South Africa and Australia, as well as the one owned by the IWM.

    Bob T.
    Last edited by sopwith.7f1; 11th August 2017 at 09:52.

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    I thought this thread was 'Duxford Diary 2017' not a discussion on the provenance of certain airframes, take it to a separate thread please it's just getting boring.
    LAHarveIs this the real life, or is this just fantasy ?

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    Sopwith.7f1

    I can only tell you what I bought, packed and then unpacked from India. And your list is not accurate, I'm afraid. I'd add that your contact in India was not present at any of these stages and is thus not in any position to be reliably informed.

    In fact, some of the objects you say were included in the package brought back from India - weren't! And we are quite satisfied, 100% in fact, as to the identity of the two aircraft that were reconstructed; the static at the IWM and the flying example, also currently at Duxford.

    I am not clear what your point is, really, and see no merit in going over old ground. I hope that what I have offered is helpful?

    If you have further queries, then I'd suggest you raise those with the owner of the aircraft. I was merely an agent engaged in the recovery of the airframes to the UK.
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    LAHAVRE

    I'd agree. I'm merely responding to issues and questions raised.

    If it makes you feel any better, I'm not intending to add any further to the debate!
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    Duxford Friday 11th August:

    An aeroplane that strongly resembled Hurricane P2902 was out for two sorties today:


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    2 further pictures of Hurricane P2902 that was active at Duxford today before departing to Sywell.

    G-ROBT / P2902 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    G-ROBT / P2902 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

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    An aeroplane that strongly resembled Hurricane P2902 was out for two sorties today:

    Now that's funny right there. I applaud your sense of humor DCW.

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    Just found this old photo taken at Dx of my favourite schoolboy warbird. John Allison was the pilot!



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    Is that Lynsee(?) Waltons F4U

    Roger

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    Yep his ex French navy F4U-7 Corsair!



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    Wow, I loved that Aeronavale Corsair!

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    Duxford Saturday 12th August:

    Texan G-TDJN was among the visitors today:





    HAC's Spitfire and Hurricane were involved in a photo workshop:



    More visitors:










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    So whats in the new hangar now that PA474 has departed?
    pb::

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    Sad sack,
    Judging by ARCo's in lstagram stories it's mainly used for extra space for servicing the many Spitfires and P51s that ARCo get trusted with! It's probably used abit for storage now too

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    Duxford - Sunday 13th August

    Outside for the first time at Duxford on a glorious summer afternoon was the wonderful DH9 of HAC

    G-CDLI by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    G-CDLI by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    and along with the rest of the HAC aircraft at Duxford

    G-CDLI by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

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    What a lovely aircraft the DH9 is.
    Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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    Absolutely stunning, and with great War hangar behind too.
    pb::

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    Duxford Sunday 13th August:

    Fox Moth G-CIPJ ('ZK-AGM') was a late arrival yesterday:







    Sadly not staying for long, this beautiful machine made a few local flights today:



    The unveiling of the 'Sally B' Roll of Honour took place today, with a series of short flights late afternoon:



    There were several foreign visitors today. Stearman OE-AKJ was one of four which made the journey from Germany. The pilot, Jurgen Kraus, performed a DA practice flight which looked (and sounded) stunning against the blue skies:





    Visiting from France was Melanie Astles in her Extra EA330SC F-HMEL. The pilot is a French aerobatic champion (despite being born in Rugby!) and the first female Red Bull racer:






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    .. and a few more pictures from today of the visiting Stearmans

    N54565 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    N322FD by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    aN322FD and N54565 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    N86600 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    OE-AKJ by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

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

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    Cannot have enough Stearmann's, lovely pictures too

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    A few more pictures then of the Stearmans departing Duxford today.

    OE-AKJ by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    N322FD by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    N86600 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    N54565 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Stearmans dept to Aachen by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    T.28 G-TROY was also active today

    G-TROY by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

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    Duxford Monday 14th August:

    A Serbian registered Gazelle on the ramp this morning:



    The four visiting Stearmans departed this afternoon:






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    Great photos all! Always interesting to see what's happening at Duxford.

    "What a lovely aircraft the DH9 is." - hear hear. It may be ungainly in some ways but goodness me, is it pretty!
    "those who know keep quiet, and those who don't are frowned upon for asking." - snafu

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    Duxford Tuesday 15th August:

    Today's highlights (and a Prentice):












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    You should have added some grain to the B/W picture and a bit of vignetting
    Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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