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    #41
    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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    Brian
    The Future Of Photography Is Mirrorless

    DUXFORDfotoGALLERY
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      #42
      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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        #43
        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

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

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          #44
          Queen of the rotary skies that Wokka Wokka!
          Tony Dyer
          https://www.facebook.com/TheAirDefen...homepage_panel

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            #45
            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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              #46
              Originally posted by Rocketeer View Post
              Queen of the rotary skies that Wokka Wokka!
              Nah !! - it's a diddy little thing........



              Ken
              Flanker Freak & Russian Aviation Enthusiast.
              Flankers (& others) website at :-
              http://flankers.co.uk/

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                #47
                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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                  #48
                  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/

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                    #49
                    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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                      #50
                      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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                        #51
                        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....!
                        Daren Cogdon

                        Spitfire fanatic

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                          #52
                          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

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

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                            #53
                            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):

                            20,000 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dwhitworth/

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                              #54
                              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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                                #55
                                Yeah, I liked the Black 2 scheme, too!

                                Ah well. Just have to wait until July before we can see it again!
                                Daren Cogdon

                                Spitfire fanatic

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                                  #56
                                  A long time Duxford resident was also flying today.

                                  G-AGTO by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                  Duxman

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

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                                    #57
                                    Originally posted by Duxman View Post
                                    A long time Duxford resident was also flying today.

                                    G-AGTO by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                    Duxman

                                    Flikr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/64209520@N05/
                                    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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                                      #58
                                      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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                                        #59
                                        On 1 February 1917 N6161 was allocated to No 9 Squadron that was formed that day.
                                        http://www.historicaircraftcollectio.../pup_rest.html

                                        Brian
                                        The Future Of Photography Is Mirrorless

                                        DUXFORDfotoGALLERY
                                        DfG on Facebook

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                                          #60
                                          Originally posted by Duxman View Post
                                          A long time Duxford resident was also flying today.

                                          G-AGTO by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                          Duxman

                                          Flikr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/64209520@N05/
                                          Lovely. Such a shame that G-AGOH isn't still flying with it....
                                          I like being grey - it means I can worry without it showing!

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