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    Duxford Diary (2017)

    Time to do our traditional bit of first footing. Here is the new thread for 2017, which neatly follows on from this one:

    http://forum.keypublishing.com/showt...d-Diary-(2016)

    Happy New Year to you all


    Bruce

    #2
    Another day at Duxford - another year

    Britannia G-AOVT was moved into Air Space this morning for some attention to her paintwork.

    G-AOVT by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    G-AOVT moved into AirSpace by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Was the last time she was parked in this area at DX when she arrived back in 1975 ?

    G-AOVT DX Oct 75 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Perhaps an opportunity to remind ourselves of her previous life from slides in my collection.

    With British Eagle - seen at Luton in 1965

    G-AOVT Luton Sept 65 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    and originally with BOAC -- seen at Heathrow

    G-AOVT LHR by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

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

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      #3
      And we're off, Duxman is first out the traps quickly followed by !!!

      Brilliant first update of 2017 Duxman, I take it this is the first paint job since 1975? I can smell cabin now, strange init
      SMOKE SMOKE GO!
      TA out

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        #4
        Tuesday ~ 03Jan17

        As the Museum likes to get aircraft movements out of the way before the Public are let loose inside, some over the fence shots in far from ideal lighting conditions of the Britannia on its Bimble from Airliner Row to AirSpace where it will be tucked up nice and warm for the next couple of weeks while it has a bit of paint applied. In the order taken.













        Sony a6300 CSC + Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 Di-III VC Lens + Sony E10-18mm f4 OSS Lens

        Brian
        The Future Of Photography Is Mirrorless

        DUXFORDfotoGALLERY
        DfG on Facebook

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          #5
          Originally posted by Trolly Aux View Post
          I take it this is the first paint job since 1975?
          My memory is telling me that the Britannia was restored and repainted at some point in the 90s. I'm sure someone will be along to let me know if I'm hallucinating.
          A Little VC10derness - A Tribute to the Vickers VC10 - www.VC10.net

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            #6
            Definitely went in during the 90's and I believe there may have been pictures and possibly a small article in Flypast. Can't remember the year, sorry.

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              #7
              Thanks for the pictures chaps. It's still a very elegant airliner, just a pity it took so long to develop.
              Happy New Year all.

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                #8
                I have a picture of her being re painted in the old airspace hangar so was pre 2005 not sure exactly when though.

                Curlyboy
                Goodness, Gracious Great Balls Of Fire

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                  #9
                  Love her in the BOAC scheme. That always looked 'elegant' somehow...... memories as a young lad stopping my bowling run at junior cricket at Taren Point just to the south of Sydney Airport to watch a Comet approaching gleaming in polished metal and blue..... ahhhh memories.....

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                    #10
                    I guess it would be in the 1970's, one of the holiday companies operating the Britannia out of Luton on holiday flights advised in their brochure their all jet fleet...and had a nice ground shot on the ramp of a Britannia with the prop blades air brushed out and jet intakes substituted.

                    Mark
                    "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney"

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                      #11
                      DX Wednesday 4th January.

                      P.51 Ferocious Frankee recorded the first warbird to fly at Duxford in 2017 when it was airborne this afternoon for an air test. No pictures unfortunately.

                      Duxman

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

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Duxman View Post
                        DX Wednesday 4th January.

                        P.51 Ferocious Frankee recorded the first warbird to fly at Duxford in 2017 when it was airborne this afternoon for an air test. No pictures unfortunately.

                        Duxman

                        Flikr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/64209520@N05/
                        Good to have her back in the air.

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                          #13
                          Here it goes again:
                          Does anyone know what the (future) plans are for Halifax cockpit PN323?
                          Cees

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                            #14
                            Why not contact the Musem and ask them.
                            Brian
                            The Future Of Photography Is Mirrorless

                            DUXFORDfotoGALLERY
                            DfG on Facebook

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                              #15
                              I will do that but the forum usually know better.

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                                #16
                                G'Day All, Here's to 2017. An elegant airliner to start with, wonderful. Best wishes for the year to come

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                                  #17
                                  Thursday-05Jan17

                                  Beautiful wall to wall blue sky and sunshine day but woolly hats and gloves were still required. The Fighter Collection provided the entertainment with both their P-40C & F having engine runs and thanks to TFC for parking them on the Jet Pan for easy photographic access. During the engine runs I got my first proper sight, since its arrival, of the bright yellow ex Boscombe Down/QinetiQ Harvard which made a brief appearance in the sunshine as the camouflaged T-28 was extracted from Hangar 2 which went flying later in the afternoon after I had left. In the order taken.













                                  Sony a6300 CSC + Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 Di-III VC Lens.

                                  Brian
                                  The Future Of Photography Is Mirrorless

                                  DUXFORDfotoGALLERY
                                  DfG on Facebook

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                                    #18
                                    I keep forgetting about the silver P-40B being in tis country!
                                    Daren Cogdon

                                    Spitfire fanatic

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                                      #19
                                      A few additional pictures to add to those from Brian today.

                                      P.40F and P.40C by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                      G-CGZP P.40F by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                      G-CIIO P.40C by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                      .. meanwhile the paint brushes were in action on the Britannia

                                      G-AOVT by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                      overflying DX today en route to Old Warden were a pair of Chipmunks

                                      FAP1350 and WG407 over DX by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                      .. and inbound probably to Luton was Challenger 850 D-AAIJ from Moscow

                                      D-AAIJ Challenger 850 over DX from Moscow by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                      .. and at an even higher altitude a Lufthansa A380 presumably heading across the Atlantic.

                                      Lufthansa A380 over DX by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                      Duxman

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

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                                        #20
                                        Duxford Friday 6/1/17

                                        T.28A N14113 was out on an air test today

                                        N14113a by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                        Painting of the Britannia continues.

                                        G-AOVT by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                        Duxman

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

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