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    You mean Mustangs like Hun Hunter and Berlin Express?
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      Both of which are rumoured to be heading back stateside soon. Well Hun Hunter is for sure! He owns so many cool looking mustangs! I welcome what ever he wants to.send

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        Saturday 25th August

        Apart from Classic Wings, it's been a bit quiet flying wise on a Saturday since Legends but it appears to be picking up a bit now. P-51/Miss Helen flew away for the day and the Great War Display Team's BE2c and SE5a dropped in on their way back to Sywell. The ARCo Lysander/V9312 was out for a couple of high speed taxi runs, but no flying, and the Blenheim flew off to North Wales and back to take part in the Rhyl Air Show. All three of the Duxford based Harvard's were up flying as well. In the order taken

























        Sony Alpha A6000 CSC & Sigma 100-400m f5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens + Sigma MC-11 SA-E Mount Adapter.

        Brian
        The Future Of Photography Is Mirrorless

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          Great captures there Brian
          SMOKE SMOKE GO!
          TA out

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            That’s a very unusual exhaust arrangement on the B.E.2 !



            Rob
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              Duxford Monday 27th August:

              Sea Fury WG655 returned from a weekend at Dunsfold, and 'Nellie' went to Sywell via a display at East Kirkby:





              Spitfire XI PL983 flew a practice display before a short trip to a local event:







              Visiting today:



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

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                Excellent - the Lysander has flown today.
                ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD

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                  The Lysander returning to DX after its first post restoration flight. Congratulations to all at ARCo for the completion of this 15 year project.

                  G-CCOM/V9312 first post restoration flight by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                  Duxman

                  More pictures at Flikr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/64209520@N05/
                  Last edited by Duxman; 28th August 2018, 20:40.

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                    They got it in 2003.

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                      Duxford Sunday 12th March 2006:



                      Duxford Tuesday 28th August 2018:



                      First post-restoration flight this afternoon at 1730:













                      Congratulations to all involved in this wonderful project.

                      Also today:







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

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                        Its interesting to ponder the first Lysander that became an IWM static - I wonder how good or otherwise she was

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                          Delighted to see the Lysander in the air.

                          I took Dad to Old Warden for his 80th and theirs made his day - he hadn't seen one in the air since the war. He won't ever see this one, but I'm sure his shade was watching.

                          Adrian
                          "Snow clearing equipment has been found under snowdrift" - message sent from RNAS Hatston, Orkney, 1944.

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                            It's great to see a Lysander painted in camouflage instead of SOE black.

                            Are they planning on fitting the winglets on the wheel spats ?

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                              Great to see the Lysander airborne, huge congratulations to everyone involved!
                              "Talking about airplanes is a very pleasant mental disease." Sergei Sikorsky

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                                Duxford Tuesday 28 August 2018.

                                Some more images form Duxford today:

                                Devon VP981/G-DHDV
                                IMG_4249 by Fred Taylor, on Flickr

                                P-51D 44-72216/G-BIXL 'Miss Helen'
                                IMG_4204 by Fred Taylor, on Flickr

                                Stearman '441'/G-BTFG 'Sweet Sue!'
                                IMG_4166 by Fred Taylor, on Flickr

                                Lysander IIIA V9312/G-CCOM
                                IMG_4227 by Fred Taylor, on Flickr

                                IMG_4229 by Fred Taylor, on Flickr

                                IMG_4238 by Fred Taylor, on Flickr

                                IMG_4247 by Fred Taylor, on Flickr

                                Flickr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/85383837@N04/
                                Last edited by Rivet Joint; 30th August 2018, 17:22.

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                                  Congrats to the ARCo boys!
                                  Daren Cogdon

                                  Spitfire fanatic

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                                    Yes, well done to those at ARCo. She looks brilliant!

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                                      Great photos of a special day. Who was the pilot for the first flight ?

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                                        CAD, Looks like it was John Romain.

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                                          A Lysander-related question which has been bothering me for a while - what on earth are the two tiny windows at the base of the fin for? Oblique camera? They surely can't be for the observer, who has a much better view from the rear cockpit and would play merry havoc with the CoG crawling all the way back there...
                                          Armchair enthusiast, but also a fan of sofas and recliners.

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