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  • Mayhem Marshy
    Rank 5 Registered User

    June 2019 Duxford

    I'm not sure if this event has already appeared on the Forum. Gathering of C-47s, DC-3s and Li-2s to commemorate 75 years since D-Day by flying over Normandy from Duxford. 29 aircraft from around the world confirmed to date...

    http://www.daksovernormandy.com/home/

    should be a staggering sight / sound and pretty emotional I'd imagine.
    Last edited by Mayhem Marshy; 11th January 2018, 16:39. Reason: can't count!
  • Trolly Aux
    Rank 5 Registered User

    #2
    Wow should be good and I will get to see them head south hopefully, cracking idea
    SMOKE SMOKE GO!
    TA out

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    • AirportsEd
      Rank 5 Registered User

      #3
      Sounds great - I hope it comes off.

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      • Flat 12x2
        Rank 5 Registered User

        #4
        Wow, what a flypast that will make, I hope I'll get to see it.
        Wide open & turning left

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        • merlin70
          Tim Clark

          #5
          That is going to be an amazing commemoration.
          Gutted that I wont be able to get there due to other commitments. Hopefully it will be well covered by the media and our forumites.
          Watching the planes fly by...

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          • jack windsor
            Rank 5 Registered User

            #6
            hi,
            Up to 31 a/c confirmed now...it's going to be a grand sight, and a fitting memorial for what is expected to be the last official commemoration.

            regards,
            jack...

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            • David Burke
              Rank 5 Registered User

              #7
              Shame there isnt a former Dakota base they could take off from !

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              • mmitch
                Member

                #8
                Will 31+ squeeze into Duxford? I mean and taxy out in an orderly fashion?
                Perhaps like the original they should depart from several airfields and assemble in the overhead....
                mmitch.

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                • ZRX61
                  Rank 5 Registered User

                  #9
                  Fuel truck is gonna be busy.....
                  If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: It's all balls. RJM.

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                  • olly_s
                    Rank 4 Registered User

                    #10
                    that fuel truck will need a fuel truck of its own!

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                    • aeronut 2008
                      Rank 5 Registered User

                      #11
                      Will 31+ squeeze into Duxford? I mean and taxy out in an orderly fashion?
                      Why taxi? Just line them up on the threshold like they did for D-day and do a stream take-off

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                      • adrian_gray
                        Which idiot let HIM in?

                        #12
                        I'm at work so I'm not going to look up the distances, but I suspect if a Dakota could tow a Horsa off from RAF Great Sampford (built for Spitfires) then there'll be plenty of runway at DX to stack them on and still leave enough for take-off.

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

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                        • aeronut 2008
                          Rank 5 Registered User

                          #13
                          I haven't got the Dak / Horsa combo distances to hand but a Dak only needed 970 yards to unstick and 1920 yards to get to 50ft when towing a fully loaded Hadrian (as reported in AFEE T17 part 2).

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