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  • Bruce
    Independent analyst

    Duxford Diary 2018

    Here is the new thread for all Duxford Happenings in 2018!

    Previous thread can be found here:

    https://forum.keypublishing.com/show...d-Diary-(2017)
  • bradleygolding
    Rank 5 Registered User

    #2
    Yay. Thanks Bruce.

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

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    • Moggy C
      Moderator

      #3
      Hah!

      Bruce beat me to it

      Here's to a great year coming up

      Moggy
      "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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      • Hooligan
        Rank 4 Registered User

        #4
        Thanks to everybody contributing in 2017 - looking forward to this year's updates!

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        • Roobarb
          Rank 5 Registered User

          #5
          And so dawns another year at Duxford...

          Tuesday morning 07:50 ish
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          • Duxman
            Rank 5 Registered User

            #6
            Wonder what we will see at DX this year ?? Perhaps a sight not seen over Duxford for 50 years ???

            Duxford 1968 - Buchons by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

            Duxman

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

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            • Hooligan
              Rank 4 Registered User

              #7
              Tuesday morning 07:50 ish
              It was like that at Croydon around that time too... two and a half hours later low clag and rain. As Bob Tuck said: "January; it's just one long bloody Monday morning".

              Four Buchons? Can we look forward to a new formation act at Legends "die vier Reiter" this year?

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              • DCW
                DCW
                David Whitworth

                #8
                Duxford Tuesday 2nd January:

                'Sharkmouth' was towed to Hangar 2 North this morning, to join two other Mustangs in hibernation. Many thanks to Martin C. for pointing out a connection dating back almost thirty years when Sharkmouth, Ferocious Frankie and Miss Helen were together as Cisco, Moose and Miss L for the 1989 filming of Memphis Belle. All now hangared with B-17G Sally B / Memphis Belle !









                July 3rd 1989:

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

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                • R4118
                  Rank 5 Registered User

                  #9
                  How is Miss Helen coming along after her little scrape with shark mouths prop

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                  • Pen Pusher
                    Rank 5 Registered User

                    #10
                    Err, DCW posted a photograph above showing how it's coming on.

                    Brian
                    The Future Of Photography Is Mirrorless

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                    • R4118
                      Rank 5 Registered User

                      #11
                      In which you cant see the damage or repair

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                      • Napper Bantock
                        Rank 5 Registered User

                        #12
                        Look closely at the fin - new freshly zinc (chromated) phosphated panel?
                        "Lord knows what her in Buck House thinks of it all" Arthur Daley

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                        • JohnTerrell
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                          #13
                          No, what you're seeing is just that the dorsal fin fillet is removed showing the section of zinc chromate below/on the vertical. What you don't see in the photo is that the whole horizontal was removed and has been undergoing repairs. https://www.flickr.com/photos/122876...15086/sizes/h/

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                          • Napper Bantock
                            Rank 5 Registered User

                            #14
                            Thanks - now that's an impressive sight!
                            "Lord knows what her in Buck House thinks of it all" Arthur Daley

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                            • DazDaMan
                              Rank 5 Registered User

                              #15
                              "January; it's just one long bloody Monday morning".
                              I'm gonna remember that one!
                              Daren Cogdon

                              Spitfire fanatic

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                              • Bob
                                Bob
                                Aerophile

                                #16
                                Contents of H2N dragged out as I arrived at a wet DX this morning, so grabbed some quick snaps of the P-51s...





                                Miss Helen's rear end for those wondering...


                                Caught 3 x T9s sheltering from the weather in H3...


                                ...and NH341 "Elizabeth" tucked up in H2N - now reunited with her Merlin.
                                Last edited by Bob; 4th January 2018, 15:06.
                                Under my gruff exterior lies an even gruffer interior...

                                行雲流水

                                Warbirdskies Blog

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                                • Duxman
                                  Rank 5 Registered User

                                  #17
                                  Thought to be the first warbird flight of the year at Duxford this morning when Spitfire TR9 was up for 3 sorties.

                                  PT462/G-CTIX by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                  PT462/G-CTIX by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                  PT462/G-CTIX by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                  PT462/G-CTIX by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                  PT462/G-CTIX by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                  Duxman

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

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                                  • Hooligan
                                    Rank 4 Registered User

                                    #18
                                    Where once warbirds hibernated over the long winter months, now they are active all year round... a sign of global warming...? Sorry, climate change...

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                                    • DCW
                                      DCW
                                      David Whitworth

                                      #19
                                      Duxford Friday 5th January:

                                      It was indeed glorious to see a Spitfire out and about despite the bitter January weather:



                                      Also for our entertainment, Sea Fury WG655 was out for an engine run or two:







                                      However, the highlight was a first glimpse of ARC's latest masterpiece, BBMF Chipmunk T.10 WG486 now in Bristol UAS markings and looking ready for another 'first flight'. Entered RAF service a mere 66 years ago!



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

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                                      • K5054NZ
                                        Rank 5 Registered User

                                        #20
                                        I quite like the markings on the Chipmunk! A very interesting aircraft to look at, and it looks fantastic.
                                        "those who know keep quiet, and those who don't are frowned upon for asking." - snafu

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