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    A few more from today:

    Spitfire 1A G-CGUK / X4650 departing:

    256:G-CGUK / X4560

    Spitfire IA G-AIST / AR213 basking:

    257:G-AIST / AR213

    Nieuport 17 replica G-BWMJ / N1977 posing:

    258:G-BWMJ / N1977

    Chipmunk G-BCOU / WK522 progressing:

    259:G-BCOU / WK522

    Mary Alice scaffolding:

    260:F-BDRS / 231983

    I think the permit request for G-CGUK/X4650 is just a step in the paperwork chain at the moment, but I notice a permit pending on TFC Spitfire G-SPIT/MV268 is also on G-INFO.
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      I thought AR213 had gone down to Biggin Hill for storage pending a sale?

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        Originally posted by ozplane View Post
        According to G-INFO, the Permit to Fly for the Spitfire 1 is due to be issued today. That might indicate a first flight fairly soon. Any ideas where from?
        Can't be too far off now, surely?

        Biggin Hill, maybe?
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          Originally posted by DCW View Post
          Wed Jun 1st:

          Spitfire I X4650 (G-CGUK) departed this morning, keep your eyes on the M25....

          G-CGUK / X4560

          Is that the same lorry I saw parked in a layby near Cambridge on Tuesday night with a pair of hurricane wings on the back?

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            Might be better asked on a lorry-spotters forum

            They all look much the same to me
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              Ok well I'll rephrase that then:

              Does anyone know if the hurricane wings that I saw on the back of a lorry on Tuesday night were headed for Duxford?

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                That Spit Ia looks fab. I'd no idea it was that far advanced. Presumably it's a "data plate" restoration?
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                  Crikey,that Spit looks even better than the day it first came out of the factory !

                  What am I saying ! Today IS the day it first came out of the factory

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                    Looks very unprotected to me on that flat bed.Was it enclosed later on.
                    Wouldn't take a large object hitting it to do some damage on it's way down the motorway.

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                      Originally posted by Propstrike View Post
                      Crikey,that Spit looks even better than the day it first came out of the factory !

                      What am I saying ! Today IS the day it first came out of the factory
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                        Thursday June 2nd:

                        Hurricane and Spitfire departing:

                        261:GHURI/Z5140 G-LFIX/ML407

                        A Mildenhall based Hercules training:

                        263:44854

                        Not historic, but a bit different:

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                          Nice shots.
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                            Ooops. Anything a B-17 can do, I can do better

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                              Originally posted by trumper View Post
                              Looks very unprotected to me on that flat bed.Was it enclosed later on.
                              Wouldn't take a large object hitting it to do some damage on it's way down the motorway.
                              Seafire SX336 was moved by road prior to first flight , as was Hurricane 'BE505'. Its a question of balancing risk - thousands of similarly fragile/valuable items get moved safely by road every week.
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                                Wonder why they didn't flight test it from Duxford?
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                                  Nobody has said where it has gone to, it would have seemed logical to do the testing at Duxford but where are the wings, have they been rebuilt by another company say Airframe Assemblies at Bembridge?
                                  Only real fighters have a Spadegrip

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                                    Originally posted by DCW View Post
                                    Thursday June 2nd:

                                    Hurricane and Spitfire departing:

                                    261:GHURI/Z5140 G-LFIX/ML407
                                    Superbly atmospheric, and great to see a shot that isn't zoomed right in on the action. It looks like it could have been taken at any time within the last 70 years.
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                                      wings

                                      i believe the wing are at airframe assemblies so that seems to be where it is off to

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                                        Originally posted by Tin Triangle View Post
                                        That Spit Ia looks fab. I'd no idea it was that far advanced. Presumably it's a "data plate" restoration?
                                        I understand the "data plate" has been thoroughly restored...

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                                          Bout time for a "Battle of Britain" remake. We've now got plenty of Hurricanes out there, and more appropriate 'baby' Spits to go with the flying 109Es. Might be a good excuse to get some of those Spanish 111's back in the air too

                                          That or "Piece of Cake' with Hurri's instead of Spits.

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