Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Daks over Duxford 4-5th June...

Collapse
X
Collapse
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts
  • tomward
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Sep 2014
    • 74

    #21
    Originally posted by C47jumper View Post
    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.
    Presumably that means the UK jump will be bigger to see as there will be a combination of civvies and military?

    Comment

    • nbaker
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2013
      • 17

      #22
      I can only visit Duxford on one day and still can't decide which day will be the best.

      Comment

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

        #23
        hi,
        same here nbaker, i'm leaning towards the Tuesday, as I've seen a time of 1600 for the wed. drop over Normandy, so they will have to t/o, form up if they are to go in formation, then fly on ,so departing Duxford 1300-1400? But on the Tuesday there's a practice drop in the uk, so t/o for that could be early/mid afternoon...

        regards,
        jack...

        Comment

        • flyingcloggie
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Dec 2005
          • 284

          #24
          Originally posted by wes View Post
          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
          One of the other big aviation event wil be L-Birds back to Normandy, they have around 75 right now.

          Comment

          • Sabrejet
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Mar 2010
            • 1728

            #25
            Originally posted by flyingcloggie View Post

            One of the other big aviation event wil be L-Birds back to Normandy, they have around 75 right now.
            I saw that too: seems that a lot will be going on and I expect that a lot of warbirds will be doing random trips to the French coast in June.

            Comment

            • Rich82
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Jun 2005
              • 225

              #26
              Agreed - the L birds gathering sounds phenomenal and with free entry too. I'll be going on the Saturday.

              I read that the Daks are to be escorted across the cchannel by Spitfires and Mustangs - does anybody know which aircraft, if any have so far 'signed up' for escort duty?

              Comment

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

                #27
                hi,
                from the article I saw Harvard's mentioned, as well as Spitfires and Mustangs...
                regards,
                jack...

                Comment

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

                  #28
                  hi,
                  the timetable weather permitting for Duxford 2nd-5th June, and France 5th-8th June, is now up on their web-site...
                  regards,
                  jack...

                  Comment

                  • ~Alan~
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Mar 2010
                    • 5019

                    #29
                    I know these things can change, but apparently the formation heading out to Normandy, have requested to fly overhead Southend Airport at 1,000ft.
                    On the 5th June about 14:29..... Duxford .> Colchester > Southend > Maidstone > Eastbourne.
                    Last edited by ~Alan~; 20th February 2019, 17:45.
                    Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

                    Comment

                    • whalebone
                      Hanging by a thread
                      • Jan 2000
                      • 1009

                      #30
                      Click image for larger version

Name:	52898459_10213244544974389_6634184735134318592_n.jpg
Views:	718
Size:	84.3 KB
ID:	3852630
                      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."

                      Comment

                      • flyingcloggie
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Dec 2005
                        • 284

                        #31
                        Originally posted by Sabrejet View Post

                        I saw that too: seems that a lot will be going on and I expect that a lot of warbirds will be doing random trips to the French coast in June.
                        It might wel be that the warbirds will leave the formation to go to either La Ferte or Oostwold airshows, both held during the weekend.

                        Comment

                        • stangman
                          Lost the plot
                          • May 2006
                          • 883

                          #32
                          The website states opening times as 10.00am . Does anyone know if you can obtain entrance to Duxford to park earlier or is 10.00am when the gates open .
                          I have e-mailed the organizers twice with no reply as yet.
                          "Everybody's doing it so why the hell should I ?" Black Sheep- Gin Wigmore

                          Comment

                          Unconfigured Ad Widget

                          Collapse

                           

                          Working...
                          X