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  • kartman
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2000
    • 255

    Daks over Normandy, departure date from US?

    Does anyone associated with any of the Daks coming over from the States have a departure date, the website says `early May`.......Martin
    pb::
  • skeeler
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jul 2008
    • 140

    #2
    kartman - See here - http://ddaysquadron.org/1422-2/

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    • kartman
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2000
      • 255

      #3
      Many thanks for that.
      pb::

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      • jack windsor
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Dec 2008
        • 906

        #4
        hi,
        I did read somewhere can't remember where now that Wick and Prestwick be used ...but on www.militaryairshows.co.uk they have this, They should start to arrive on 23rd May, Prestwick Airport had an amazingly important part in WW2 and thousands of aircraft came through the airport on their way to war and going home again. The airport remains a fully operational airport 24 hours a day but the management of the airport are also very keen that people can see this once in a lifetime collection of aircraft and have made space available to set up a public exhibition area.

        You will be able to see the aircraft at the former HMS Gannet site (entrance through Monkton) on Saturday 25th May. There is also a special evening / night viewing which will allow a limited number of photographers to see all the aircraft in the evening some specially selected aircraft under specially erected floodlights.

        Book your place now. https://www.tsia.scot

        Profits from the event will help pay for the fuel for these incredible aeroplanes and send them on their way to this final D Day anniversary.

        Here are the aircraft which are currently planned to arrive at Prestwick Airport:
        1. C-47 Placid Lassie
        2. C-47 That's All Brother
        3. C-47 D-day Doll
        4. C-47 Miss Montana
        5. DC-3 Miss Virginia
        6. C-47 Virginia Ann
        7. DC-3 Flabob Express
        8. DC-3 Spirit of Benovia
        9. C-47 Betsy's Biscuit Bomber
        10. DC-3 Legend Airways
        11. DC-3 Pan Am Clipper
        12. DC-3 Clipper Tabitha May

        fingers and toes crossed everything goes according to plan...
        regards,
        jack...

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        • jack windsor
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Dec 2008
          • 906

          #5
          hi,
          this from Aviation 4 All website - player.vimeo.com/video/336451261?fbclid=IwAR2jsCpm-W2OqQFT-QjOoLl3ovxXWK0pIFdWqicD1FCEfPFshy0wbb5tkQk

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          • RJH
            RJH
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Feb 2015
            • 62

            #6
            There are several Daks on FR24, heading north from Oxford Connecticut, some approaching the Canadian border - from Maine into New Brunswick, heading for Goose Bay

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            • RJH
              RJH
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Feb 2015
              • 62

              #7
              Have managed to find the following on FR24 over the last half an hour or so.

              N47SJ
              N47E
              N103NA
              N8336C
              N74589
              N877MG
              N62CC
              N74589

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              • JohnTerrell
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Apr 2010
                • 365

                #8
                Current update - all ten of the Oxford, Connecticut gathered DC-3's/C-47's/C-53's departed this morning, and most have now arrived at Presque Isle, Maine for a fuel stop on their way to Goose Bay, Canada. N47E "Miss Viriginia" has already arrived at and departed from Presque Isle on its way to Goose Bay right now, and N8336C "Spirit of Benovia" is making a direct flight right now straight to Goose Bay. All should be at Goose Bay by this afternoon.

                You can track all of them on FlightAware and FlightRadar24:

                "Miss Virginia" - N47E
                "Spirit of Benovia" - N8336C
                "Placid Lassie" - N74589
                Historic Flight Foundation's "Pan Am" - N877MG
                "Virginia Ann" - N62CC
                "Flabob Express" - N103NA
                "Betsy's Biscuit Bomber" - N47SJ
                "D-Day Doll" - N45366
                "Legendary" - N25641
                "That's All Brother" - N47TB

                Hopefully "Miss Montana" N24320 will be able to get out of Missoula today - it was originally going to be part of the group that was gathered at Oxford, but it has been held up in Montana due to the weather over the past few days.

                The DC-3 "Clipper Tabitha May" N33611 has already arrived at Greenland as of yesterday, and may be heading to Iceland today.


                Some Facebook pages to follow:

                D-Day Squadron: https://www.facebook.com/DDaySquadron/
                Daks Over Normandy: https://www.facebook.com/daksovernormandy2019/
                That's All Brother to Normandy: https://www.facebook.com/TABtoNormandy/
                Clipper Tabitha May: https://www.facebook.com/ClipperTabithaMay/
                Gooney Bird Group - Betsy's Biscuit Bomber: https://www.facebook.com/gooneybirdgroup/
                Legend Airways Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/LegendAirwaysFoundation/
                Miss Montana to Normandy: https://www.facebook.com/missmontanatonormandy/
                Last edited by JohnTerrell; 19th May 2019, 15:57.

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                • longshot
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Aug 2008
                  • 1629

                  #9
                  It's a pity nobody with US Navy connections considered bringing one DC-3 aka C-47 aka R4D over on the southern route via Newfoundland,Bermuda, Azores, Lisbon, Plymouth UK to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Curtiss NC-4 First Atlantic crossing in May 1919

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                  • JohnTerrell
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Apr 2010
                    • 365

                    #10
                    "Miss Montana" is on its way now, having left Missoula, Montana and on to its first stop on its trek across the US to meet up with the D-Day Squadron.

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                    • aerostar6
                      Rank 2 Registered User
                      • Feb 2018
                      • 3

                      #11
                      Live update from overhead Canada at 38,000. Placid Lassie and friends just passed down our right hand side at 10,000 making good progress to Goose Bay.

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                      • Brenden S
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Dec 2016
                        • 171

                        #12
                        Does anyone know if these Daks are sticking around in the UK until the September BoB airshow at Duxford?

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                        • aerostar6
                          Rank 2 Registered User
                          • Feb 2018
                          • 3

                          #13
                          Commemorative Air Force website says that they are doing some flying in Germany, then appearing at Paris Airshow, then heading home.
                          I would think it unlikely that any would stay much later, as the weather on the northern route will start to deteriorate by early autumn.

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                          • TonyT
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Oct 2006
                            • 8960

                            #14
                            There on their way to Prestwick, quoted a couple of you

                            https://www.pprune.org/military-avia...ce-places.html

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                            • jack windsor
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Dec 2008
                              • 906

                              #15
                              hi,
                              latest movements from today 22/5 by steve's ocean crossers off Civil Aviation Enthusiasts...

                              N74589, N47TB, N25461, and N47E all left Reykjavik this am.

                              N103NA, N45366 to Narsarsuak eta 1615. And N62CC eta 1820.

                              N47SJ to Sondre Stromfjord eta 1835. And N877MG ETA 1847.

                              Also N45366 on reading back clearance added see you in 6 weeks...

                              regards,
                              jack...



                              Last edited by jack windsor; 22nd May 2019, 15:30.

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                              • Propstrike
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Mar 2004
                                • 3951

                                #16
                                This link shows the current state, evening - 22 May . One at Duxford, four now at Prestwick, others incoming ..http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtop...7292&start=325

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                                • Firebird
                                  Avons with attitude
                                  • Mar 2003
                                  • 2149

                                  #17
                                  Just seen N47TB tracking south of Liverpool, so looks like heading for Duxford and not choosing to stay at Prestwick for the weekend events.
                                  N8336C is currently off the outer western isles inbound for Prestwick, and N47SJ diverted into the more northerly airport in Greenland yesterday, but is now across Greenland on its way to Iceland. One of the others diverted into same northern Greenland airport on the 20th and is still there, so maybe gone tech?
                                  I was with it all the way until letting the brakes off..........

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                                  • Mayhem Marshy
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Sep 2012
                                    • 264

                                    #18
                                    I believe the aircraft that left Prestwick earlier, is That's All Brother and, is in fact about to land at Coventry

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                                    • stangman
                                      Lost the plot
                                      • May 2006
                                      • 880

                                      #19
                                      N8336C Landed at Weston in Ireland in the last hour or so.
                                      "Everybody's doing it so why the hell should I ?" Black Sheep- Gin Wigmore

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                                      • TonyT
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Oct 2006
                                        • 8960

                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Mayhem Marshy View Post
                                        I believe the aircraft that left Prestwick earlier, is That's All Brother and, is in fact about to land at Coventry
                                        I wonder if she had a problem, so rather than stay at Preswick they elected to depart early to try and get it sorted before they are due at Duxford?

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