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    Ooh gotta be happy with that B17 shot well done!
    Our Beech 18 & T-6@www.beechrestorations.com
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    www.sywellaerodrome.co.uk/museum.php
    Sywell Airshow 17.8.2014

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      Duxford Sunday 13th May:

      Regular visitors to Duxford will have come across the 'Old Dux' veterans association, whose members were serving RAF personnel during Duxford's operational years. Today saw the winding up of the organisation:

      Sadly our unique Association will close on 13th May 2018 after 23 years.
      Our aims were to re-unite old friends who had lost touch over the years,
      to provide an opportunity to recapture and experience the spirit of the place.
      The place that is uniquely Duxford - to perpetuate the memories.

      We believe that this has been successfully achieved and maintained throughout the term of our existence and are grateful for the generous help we have recieved from the staff of the I.W.M. during this time.
      Our archives reveal the total membership as 538 but time has taken its toll which leaves 234 stout hearts to celebrate our final posting.


      A dedication ceremony took place this morning. A new flagpole behind Hangar 4 flies the Duxford Station crest:



      See: http://www.olddux.org/index.html

      Elsewhere, DAS volunteers were out in force adding finishing touches to their Herald. Ailerons and nosewheel doors were fitted.



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

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        Duxford - Thursday 17th May

        Plenty of activity today in the sunshine.

        Just over 50 years to the day since it first landed at Duxford Buchon Yellow 7 flew in from Sywell just after 10am and spent the day parked on the Duxford grass.

        G-AWHM by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

        Catalina and Warbirds by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

        Spitfire G-SPIT was up for a practice display.

        G-SPIT by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

        -- as was Fury G-CBEL late in the day

        G-CBEL by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

        G-CBEL by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

        Perhaps equalling the arrival of Yellow 7 was the appearance of Spitfire PRXI PL983 / GPRXI which was been under restoration with ARCo for several years. It cannot be long before it will be back in the air.

        PL983 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

        PL983 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

        Duxman

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

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          Wonderful to see Yellow 7 and PL983 out in the sunshine along with the Fury and Jug. DX continues to provide such a wealth of variety. Despite the doom and gloom of Brexit and the Campaign Against Aviation, has the UK war bird scene ever been healthier?
          Watching the planes fly by...

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            Originally posted by merlin70 View Post
            Wonderful to see Yellow 7 and PL983 out in the sunshine along with the Fury and Jug. DX continues to provide such a wealth of variety. Despite the doom and gloom of Brexit and the Campaign Against Aviation, has the UK war bird scene ever been healthier?
            Was just thinking the same thing!

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              Great to see Yellow 7 back at Duxford - and PL983 looks gorgeous!
              Daren Cogdon

              Spitfire fanatic

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                Yellow 7 might be back, but where is its four bladed prop?

                Steve
                75-Stay alive, 76-Radio tricks, 77-Going to Heaven.

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                  Friday 18th May

                  A short visit to Duxford for me today despite plenty going on in the sunshine with pilots and war birds out on handling flights prior to departing for air shows like the Twochon and Spitfire FR XIV which went off to La Fert-Alais.













                  Sony ILCE-6000 + Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS

                  Brian
                  The Future Of Photography Is Mirrorless

                  DUXFORDfotoGALLERY
                  DfG on Facebook

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                    You went home to early Brian !!

                    Spitfire PRXI PL983 first post restoration flight by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                    Duxman

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

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                      Fantastic images of PL983. The matt finish looks so good. Reminds me of how I first saw it at the Shuttleworth Collection in the early 70s
                      Watching the planes fly by...

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                        Duxford Friday 18th May:

                        Ice Cold Katy is back:

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

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                          Duxford Friday 18th May:

                          Today's main event was the return to flight of Spitfire PR.XI PL983, another stunning re-creation from the ARC/HFL team:

                          Take-off at 1709:



                          Return at 1730:







                          Last edited by DCW; 18th May 2018, 21:37.
                          20,000 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dwhitworth/

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                            Two further images of Spitfire PL983 gracing the skies once again over Duxford.

                            Spitfire PRXI PL983 first post restoration flight by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                            Spitfire PRXI PL983 first post restoration flight by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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

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                              Gorgeous - one of my all-time favourite Spits!
                              Daren Cogdon

                              Spitfire fanatic

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                                Duxford 18 May 2018:

                                Couldn't resist the opportunity to post a few of my pictures of the beautiful Spitfire PR.XI PL983/G-PRXI which made it's first flight today!

                                IMG_1636 by Fred Taylor, on Flickr

                                IMG_1642 by Fred Taylor, on Flickr

                                IMG_1644 by Fred Taylor, on Flickr

                                IMG_1647 by Fred Taylor, on Flickr

                                IMG_1648 by Fred Taylor, on Flickr

                                Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/85383837@N04/

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                                  Lovely.
                                  Daren Cogdon

                                  Spitfire fanatic

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                                    A wonderful tribute to so many brave men and women who served in the war, and also to Martin Sargeant. Well done HFL/ARC.

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                                      Saturday 19th May

                                      Another glorious sunny war bird Saturday at Duxford. As the wind was favoring the 06 end of the runway, I spent over 5 hours on the tank bank overdosing on Vitamin D. In the order taken.

























                                      Sony ILCE-6000 + Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS

                                      Brian
                                      The Future Of Photography Is Mirrorless

                                      DUXFORDfotoGALLERY
                                      DfG on Facebook

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                                        Loving the grass clippings!
                                        And everyone's photos in general, thanks.

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                                          Great stuff, as per!
                                          Daren Cogdon

                                          Spitfire fanatic

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