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    Duxford - Tuesday 10th January. What must already rate as one of the busiest starts to a year for warbird action at Duxford, a couple of pictures below of 2 aircraft getting wound up for todays action !

    This included the first flight of TFC's P.40F since the latter part of 2015

    More pics to follow.

    G-CGZP by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    N14113 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

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    Nice
    Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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    Nice shots! Great to see the P-40F back up!

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    Tuesday 10th January

    Don't normally carry a long lens with me during the winter months as it's very quiet, war bird flying wise, at Duxford until about the start of the air show season. If the last two weeks are anything to go by I think I should start packing one sooner rather than later. The Fighter Collection P-40F went for its first flight since the end of 2015 with a spot of aerobatics over the airfield after its handling flight and the T-28 went up for a short flight . The Classic Wings Harvard 'Wacky Wabbit' returned after its winter break. There were also reports that some Brass Monkeys were seen heading south for some warmer weather. In the order taken.













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    If the P-40F is taking off in the photos above, what an enormous flap deflection!

    Great pics as always, many thanks to the "correspondents"!

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    A few extra pictures from today.

    C-CGZP by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    C-CGZP by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    G-BJST by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    G-BJSTb by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

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    Evening all, I made a trip up to Duxford today. The repaint of the Britannia was progressing:

    IWM Duxford - 14/01/2017 by Matthew Nightingale, on Flickr

    I noticed that Spitfire N3200 has lost its IWM Duxford 'branding'

    IWM Duxford - 14/01/2017 by Matthew Nightingale, on Flickr

    The rest of the album is here, for those interested https://www.flickr.com/photos/spinne...57675483280563

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    My Duxford visits are rare at the moment, but I did manage a quick look yesterday. I notice the Blenheim I has its 'new' intakes fitted. This upgrade (for those who are not Blenheim Society members) has been planned for a while and meant the construction of two British type intakes to replace the Canadian built examples. The second pic (from last September) shows the build process, from an original damaged part on the right used to construct a wooden shape used to form the new part:




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    Duxford 17/1/17

    One of Duxfords long time residents T.28 N14113 was airborne lunchtime today, possibly doing its last practice display at Duxford.. It departed mid afternoon initially for Jersey and thence onwards apparently to new owners in Europe.

    N14113 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    N14113 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    colourful visitor was an Air Corviglia PC-12 HB-FVD

    HB-FVD PC-12 Air Corviglia by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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    Nice shots, shame we've lost the T-28!

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    Tuesday 17th January

    First thing I noticed when the museum opened was that the Monarch Britannia was back in Airliner Row after its repaint in AirSpace. Amongst the GA visitors was a Swiss registered PC-12 that parked up at 11.30 and took off just gone two o'clock in the afternoon with a practice aborted take off and once airbourne swung around and came back for a practice approach from the other direction and climbed out to return to Biggin Hill. T-28 Fennec/N14113/'Little Rascal' was up and about several times this afternoon with what looked like final flights for some of the syndicate that owned it. In the late afternoon the T-28 departed Duxford, having arrived 20 years earlier in 1997, for the Channel islands where it would be collected by its new owner for onward delivery to its new home in France. Despite the blue sky and sunshine, there was high cloud and haze diffusing the light and when the PC-12 left, the outside temperature was a warm +4C. In the order taken.













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    Nice pictures Brian.

    Are there any new residents due at Duxford this year ?
    Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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    Duxford Thursday 19th January.

    Nothing really 'Historic' today but 4 visiting Helicopters which called in for fuel provided some entertainment for visitors to the museum.

    ZK554 Chinook by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    ZK554 Chinook by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    ZJ254 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    ZG917 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    ZK554 Chinook by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

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    Queen of the rotary skies that Wokka Wokka!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketeer View Post
    Queen of the rotary skies that Wokka Wokka!
    Rather like the Huey, you can hear them coming from a long way off.
    Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketeer View Post
    Queen of the rotary skies that Wokka Wokka!
    Nah !! - it's a diddy little thing........



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    Don't forget that the Lynx is rapidly running out of time in UK Military service.. The HMA.8s retire this year from memory as for the 9As not sure when...?

    I did briefly catch a glimpse of them and probably the Squirrel that followed going around the Thames. before they went North

    Tim

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    Duxford Friday 20th January

    Courtesy of Warbirdapps a picture of Spitfire XVIII SM845 / G-BUOS taxying in at a sunny but cold Duxford this afternoon. ( This aircraft is currently up for sale on Platinum Fighter Sales website for a cool £1.7m )

    SM845 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

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    Rocketeer,
    Queen of the skies indeed - though I might be a tad biased!

    Alan,
    Yep - you can here her coming for miles at medium level - you'd be amazed how close you can get to people at ultra low level with some careful planning of wind direction.....

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    Indeed ! I spoke to a pilot who dropped some forces off at Cottesmore for an exercise and managed to use wind direction very much to his advantage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duxman View Post
    Duxford Friday 20th January

    Courtesy of Warbirdapps a picture of Spitfire XVIII SM845 / G-BUOS taxying in at a sunny but cold Duxford this afternoon. ( This aircraft is currently up for sale on Platinum Fighter Sales website for a cool £1.7m )

    SM845 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

    Flikr -- https://www.flickr.com/photos/64209520@N05/
    My Lottery ticket is bought....!
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    Duxford Tuesday 24th January

    Spitfire TD314 / G-CGYJ was airborne today for its first flight of the year.

    TD314 / G-CGYJ by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    TD314 / G-CGYJ by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

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    Duxford Sunday 29th January:

    A few fighter photos from a quick visit this morning:

    'Black 2' is once again 'Yellow 10' after losing last May's film colours :



    Pup G-ELRT / N6161 is recorded as being flown 100 years ago today. I wonder if the wheels will be back on before next Wednesday's notable anniversary?



    TFC's Wildcat (or most of it):


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    Quote Originally Posted by DCW View Post

    'Black 2' is once again 'Yellow 10' after losing last May's film colours :


    Noooo, I loved the black 2 scheme....ah well, can't stand in the way of progress as they say?

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    Yeah, I liked the Black 2 scheme, too!

    Ah well. Just have to wait until July before we can see it again!
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    A long time Duxford resident was also flying today.

    G-AGTO by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duxman View Post
    A long time Duxford resident was also flying today.

    G-AGTO by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

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    Lovely photo of Tango Oscar Duxman

    I was given a flight in this Auster way back in 1989 by David Miller, from Duxford, just for showing an interest in the Dragon Rapide G-AGJG restoration at the time.
    He just said " I'm going flying in the Auster, fancy coming". I've been in very occasional communication with both David and Mark since, and even though I hardly ever see them, they always remember me when they do.
    two really nice chaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCW View Post
    Duxford Sunday 29th January:
    Pup G-ELRT / N6161 is recorded as being flown 100 years ago today. I wonder if the wheels will be back on before next Wednesday's notable anniversary?
    Please forgive my ignorance: what is the notable anniversary?
    "those who know keep quiet, and those who don't are frowned upon for asking." - snafu

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    On 1 February 1917 N6161 was allocated to No 9 Squadron that was formed that day.
    http://www.historicaircraftcollectio.../pup_rest.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duxman View Post
    A long time Duxford resident was also flying today.

    G-AGTO by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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    Lovely. Such a shame that G-AGOH isn't still flying with it....

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