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  • Bob
    Bob
    Aerophile
    • Jan 2000
    • 3586

    #21
    Quite a striking 'little' aeroplane - maybe a second cockpit might help it sell....

    Under my gruff exterior lies an even gruffer interior...

    行雲流水

    Warbirdskies Blog

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    • skyskooter
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Oct 2012
      • 388

      #22
      Thanks Blurrkup for clearing that up about the Zeros.

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      • Fournier Boy
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Mar 2007
        • 1010

        #23
        I believe there are issues with paid pax flying in the new build Yaks, I understand an approach to the authority was tried but wasnt accepted

        FB

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        • Classic7
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jun 2012
          • 22

          #24
          Yak 3 White 100 is safely tucked away in its hanger awaiting blue skies.

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          • DCW
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            David Whitworth
            • Sep 2010
            • 2345

            #25
            Duxford Sunday 6th January:

            Today's entertainment was provided by Dragon Rapide G-AGJG, seen here taking off for a spirited practice display.


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

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            • tomward
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Sep 2014
              • 69

              #26
              White 100 is a lovely aeroplane. It spends a little time in a hangar here at Bentwaters, turns my head every time I hear her warm up, it's high on my lottery win list!

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              • DCW
                DCW
                David Whitworth
                • Sep 2010
                • 2345

                #27
                Duxford Friday 11th January:

                Viscount 701 G-ALWF entered the Airspace building on Tuesday for a full repaint.



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

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                • Duxman
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Mar 2005
                  • 919

                  #28
                  For those that may not have seen the report from the Aircraft Restoration Co on their Facebook site you may well want to hopefully view the link below about the historic meeting on Wednesday this week in connection with their Lysanders history.

                  http://www.facebook.com/aircraftrest...52853988204600

                  Duxman

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                  • ozplane
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Mar 2004
                    • 1597

                    #29
                    Any chance the Viscount could be kept inside after the repaint? After all it is one of the oldest surviving turboprop airliners.

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                    • Wyvernfan
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Oct 2007
                      • 5750

                      #30
                      I agree, ozplane, but Id rather the sole remaining Ambassador went in first. Sadly that aint gonna happen.
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                      • curlyboy
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Feb 2004
                        • 1285

                        #31
                        Unfortunately the Ambassador is not a IWM machine and it should definitely be in there but it will not be due to politics and it seems maddening that a unique aircraft is left outside while a massive space is empty for the sake of the occasional private event.

                        curlyboy
                        Goodness, Gracious Great Balls Of Fire

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                        • Bob
                          Bob
                          Aerophile
                          • Jan 2000
                          • 3586

                          #32
                          First post lunch saunter across the Bailey Bridge of 2019 for me - four of the world's eight (currently) flying T9s in residence...
                          NH341, SM520, PV202 & PT462



                          Under my gruff exterior lies an even gruffer interior...

                          行雲流水

                          Warbirdskies Blog

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                          • Black Knight
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Oct 2003
                            • 1855

                            #33
                            I've always found it strange that the York is in Airspace & not the Ambassador. If anything, they should be displayed side by side as they are both owned by the same owner are they not? Be nice if a superhangar was built where the tank museum is to house all the airliners.

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                            • DCW
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                              David Whitworth
                              • Sep 2010
                              • 2345

                              #34
                              Duxford Monday 14th January:

                              TFC's Curtiss P-36C was out for an engine run this morning:

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

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                              • SADSACK
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Jan 2000
                                • 3451

                                #35
                                Was there a proposal to move the big colourful, hands on airliners, which rake in a fortune in revenue via, film work? Some loon suggested the public want to see an empty aerodrome instead.
                                pb::

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                                • emarkay
                                  Rank 3 Registered User
                                  • Jun 2014
                                  • 7

                                  #36
                                  Another year, another thread of amazing photographs and information. Thanks!
                                  MRK

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                                  • Tin Triangle
                                    Bright Young Thing
                                    • Dec 2009
                                    • 1208

                                    #37
                                    Can't help agreeing with the posters complaining about the situation with the airliners and the empty "Conservation" area in Airspace.

                                    Surely it would be possible for the default setup to be the interior doors of Airspace left open, and the whole building used for display, with the public able to walk through? The flightline-facing end could contain a few large, durable aircraft such as (for instance) Victor, Viscount, Shackleton, and Ambassador, on permanent indoor display. Then, when the space is actually needed for a corporate event or repainting work, it would be relatively easy to close off the inner doors, and tow 3 or 4 aircraft outside to make space?
                                    That way, several important types are displayed undercover and pushed outside occasionally, rather than vice versa, and IWM can continue to use the space to make money when they need to.

                                    I'd have thought the reduced maintenance costs on three or four large aircraft would go at least some way to paying the costs of some labour and tug fuel for a few hours either side of an event...
                                    Armchair enthusiast, but also a fan of sofas and recliners.

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