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  • jack windsor
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Dec 2008
    • 917

    Daks over Duxford 4-5th June...

    hi,
    just a heads up I've seen these tickets are now on sale, 25 and I think that includes the museum, so great value... 38 expected if all make it.

    regards,
    jack...
  • Rich82
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jun 2005
    • 224

    #2
    Got my ticket sorted! And for the Caen Carpiquet show - which interestingly is 15 a ticket...

    I believe a number of the Daks are due to arrive at Duxford on Sunday 2nd June, in case anyone wants to head up then and get some pictures. The main airshow will be 4/5th June, as Jack's thread title states.

    Looking forward to it!

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    • R4118
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Aug 2015
      • 395

      #3
      I'll probably end up there instead of the may airshow this year!

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      • rgb
        rgb
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Apr 2010
        • 47

        #4
        I've got my tickets and cannot wait! But.... is there anything in the rumor that Trumps visit to the beaches means a 75 mile No Fly Zone, and therefore the whole thing wont take place on the 6th?

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        • olly_s
          Rank 4 Registered User
          • Aug 2017
          • 182

          #5
          Will the Sunday be standard admission to Duxford? i.e no ticket

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          • Rich82
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jun 2005
            • 224

            #6
            Olly_s - I assume so, unless IWM opt to close for the day. There doesn't seem to be any reference by the DoN team to the 2nd June arrivals, so I guess it's just a regular day.

            rgb - I'm not sure what the schedule is for the 6th. The Daks cross the Channel late afternoon on Weds 5th, with paratroopers jumping over Normandy between 4-5pm. I think they'll be escorted over the Channel by Spitfires and Mustangs.

            Regardless, it's going to be an amazing event and I'm thoroughly looking forward to it on both sides of the Channel.


            Stanners.

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            • mmitch
              Member
              • Mar 2003
              • 1745

              #7
              I wonder what the route will be? I suppose passing over the South East (East of London} is unlikely?
              mmitch.

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              • Rich82
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Jun 2005
                • 224

                #8
                Flight path and exact timings will be released within the next couple of months.

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                • farnboroughrob
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Dec 2008
                  • 611

                  #9
                  I believe the flight path will be to the east of London. Had hoped they would come west and over some of the old bases like Greenham, and Membury and then out via Portsmouth. Somebody I know asked the question of the organizers and was told they would go east.

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                  • whalebone
                    Hanging by a thread
                    • Jan 2000
                    • 1009

                    #10
                    I secretly have my fingers crossed that as the vast majority of 2, 3 & 7 Para are now based in Colchester.....If it is I wont be far away.
                    I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them."

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                    • tomward
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Sep 2014
                      • 74

                      #11
                      The website says the 4th June practice jump will be in the UK. Are they parachuting back into Duxford or is that just a take off location for the aircraft?

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                      • olly_s
                        Rank 4 Registered User
                        • Aug 2017
                        • 182

                        #12
                        Surely its a bit 'risky' to land at Duxford with Round parachutes (i.e not steerable) with the M11 being so close? Although I wouldn't be surprised if authorities thought that

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                        • TEXANTOMCAT
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Mar 2004
                          • 4605

                          #13
                          Modern 'round' chutes are steerable - just not as manouverable as square chutes I've jumped both. There is a pretty big DZ at Duxford - they'll do wind drift checks and I'm sure it would be fine. After all the Falcons have dropped there for the past 40 years with no issues.

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                          • TonyT
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Oct 2006
                            • 8994

                            #14
                            Have a ticket for both days

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                            • C47jumper
                              Rank 2 Registered User
                              • Jun 2017
                              • 2

                              #15
                              Hi all, Im one of the jumpers for the event, the mass practice jump is taking place at Duxford and landing aircraft and jumpers back at Duxford.
                              there are no civvies jumping in France on the 6th due to security and various heads of states flying about it with be serving military only.
                              the chutes we use are steerable mainly MC-1 b-c and SF10 types.

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                              • C47jumper
                                Rank 2 Registered User
                                • Jun 2017
                                • 2

                                #16

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                                • TonyT
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Oct 2006
                                  • 8994

                                  #17
                                  So do you have an idea which date and the time they will do the practice and how many aircraft will be involved?

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                                  • wes
                                    wes
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Jul 2009
                                    • 74

                                    #18
                                    I have tickets for Caen, and am in Normandy for the week 1-9 June.

                                    I will be looking for other events in Normandy, and any news on the location where the parachutes will jump would be much appreciated

                                    Thx in advance

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                                    • jack windsor
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Dec 2008
                                      • 917

                                      #19
                                      hi,
                                      I googled it yesterday and there came up a site in French, with all details from if I remember right 1st-11th? sorry cannot remember the web address...
                                      regards,
                                      jack...

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                                      • Sabrejet
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Mar 2010
                                        • 1728

                                        #20
                                        This site seems to be a good source for most/all on the French side, but not much for UK:

                                        http://www.dday-anniversary.com/#june

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