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    • Apr 2004
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    Biggin Hill Remembrance Day Flypast

    A few shots from the Remembrance Day flypast at Biggin Hill today.















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  • duxfordhawk
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Sep 2003
    • 2334

    #2
    Lovely set of photos, thanks for sharing. I was outside today and have to say it was truly a wonderful thing the Biggin Hill Heritage Hanger did my making this flypast happen.
    Martin
    To see my photos go to,

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dxhawk/

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    • Tony at BH
      Tony Lewis
      • Jul 2008
      • 702

      #3
      Lovely shots. Wish I had seen them today but had to work.

      Tony.
      sigpic A photographic record of how Biggin Hill has changed over the last 100 years. http://www.bigginhill-history.co.uk

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      • RAFRochford
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Feb 2006
        • 911

        #4
        Oooo! That Hurricane looks nice in those 32 Squadron markings! I wasn't aware of that...how long has she carried those markings? Very reminiscent of the Fox photos take at Hawkinge.

        Nice photos....thanks for posting!

        Regards;
        Steve

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        • l.garey
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Feb 2006
          • 1951

          #5
          Great photos. Post 1, photo 5: careful, the mag switches are on.
          Laurence

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          • Malcolm McKay
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Aug 2004
            • 1811

            #6
            Thank you for posting those lovely pics.

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            • Keith Blanton
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Jan 2013
              • 4

              #7
              From across the pond, yes the mags are hot. VSI could use a small treak. Hurricane, personal favorite was responsible for more damage during BOB than all others combined. I should build a full scale Mk 1, although drawings for fabric wing are very limited. Experimental/homebuilt catagoryhere in States.

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              • Propstrike
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Mar 2004
                • 3999

                #8
                Originally posted by l.garey View Post
                Great photos. Post 1, photo 5: careful, the mag switches are on.
                For solo operation, the mags would need to be left on in the rear cockpit.

                On the first engine run in 1985 Nick and the team were very puzzled why the Merlin refused to fire. Rear mags ! Doh !

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                • Keith Blanton
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Jan 2013
                  • 4

                  #9
                  Sorry, mouthful of crow.

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                  • mike currill
                    Big pistons rule
                    • Jul 2003
                    • 8791

                    #10
                    Originally posted by Keith Blanton View Post
                    From across the pond, yes the mags are hot. VSI could use a small treak. Hurricane, personal favorite was responsible for more damage during BOB than all others combined. I should build a full scale Mk 1, although drawings for fabric wing are very limited. Experimental/homebuilt catagoryhere in States.
                    The historians keep telling us that the Hurricane did more damage to the Luftwaffe during the BoB than all other causes combined. What they seldom mention (I've only seen it quoted once) is the kill to loss ratio by squadrons. Average figures are 5.5 for a Hurricane squadron and 7.5 for a Spitfire Squadron. On that basis it's a good thing we had more Hurricane squadrons than Spitfire ones.
                    The mind once expanded by a new idea never returns to its original size.

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                    • Propstrike
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Mar 2004
                      • 3999

                      #11
                      Originally posted by Keith Blanton View Post
                      Sorry, mouthful of crow.
                      Don't be discouraged, Keith Welcome to the forum !

                      What historic happenings are going on in your neighbourhood ? trans-Atlantic reports always welcome..

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                      • The Bump
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Nov 2004
                        • 820

                        #12
                        Well done to everyone at the BHHH for staging this flypast it was a great spectacle !
                        So glad the weather was kind.
                        Thanks for posting the photos.

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                        • Bradburger
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Jan 2000
                          • 1458

                          #13
                          Thanks for posting these lovely shots.

                          Here's some video footage of the flypast over the Darenth Valley Memorial: -



                          Cheers

                          Paul
                          The most usless commodity in aerobatics is the amount of sky above you!

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                          • DazDaMan
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Aug 2003
                            • 18706

                            #14
                            Great stuff. The Hurricane was only repainted recently, I believe.

                            I would love to see the video clip that was shot last year for the flypast. Genuinely some of the nicest aerial footage I've ever seen shot!
                            Daren Cogdon

                            Spitfire fanatic

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                            • BHHH
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Nov 2012
                              • 17

                              #15
                              http://www.arena-aviation.com/heritage.html

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                              • BHHH
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Nov 2012
                                • 17

                                #16
                                Originally posted by DazDaMan View Post
                                Great stuff. The Hurricane was only repainted recently, I believe.

                                I would love to see the video clip that was shot last year for the flypast. Genuinely some of the nicest aerial footage I've ever seen shot!
                                http://www.arena-aviation.com/heritage.html

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                                • DazDaMan
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Aug 2003
                                  • 18706

                                  #17
                                  Excellent!! Many thanks for that!
                                  Daren Cogdon

                                  Spitfire fanatic

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                                  • The Bump
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Nov 2004
                                    • 820

                                    #18
                                    Great video links Bradburger and BHHH,thanks for posting.

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                                    • Elliott Marsh
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Nov 2009
                                      • 417

                                      #19
                                      http://www.globalaviationresource.co...brance-sunday/

                                      A write-up and plenty of photos from the flypast in the article linked above, and an example image below. Smashing effort by all involved.

                                      The Vintage Aviation Echo

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                                      • The Bump
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Nov 2004
                                        • 820

                                        #20
                                        A superb write up and photos Elliott.
                                        I'm so glad the weather held on Sunday, it was an unforgettable experience.

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