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    Duxford Diary 2018

    Here is the new thread for all Duxford Happenings in 2018!

    Previous thread can be found here:

    https://forum.keypublishing.com/show...d-Diary-(2017)

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    Yay. Thanks Bruce.

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    Hah!

    Bruce beat me to it

    Here's to a great year coming up

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    Thanks to everybody contributing in 2017 - looking forward to this year's updates!

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    And so dawns another year at Duxford...

    Tuesday morning 07:50 ish
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    Wonder what we will see at DX this year ?? Perhaps a sight not seen over Duxford for 50 years ???

    Duxford 1968 - Buchons by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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    Tuesday morning 07:50 ish
    It was like that at Croydon around that time too... two and a half hours later low clag and rain. As Bob Tuck said: "January; it's just one long bloody Monday morning".

    Four Buchons? Can we look forward to a new formation act at Legends "die vier Reiter" this year?

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    Duxford Tuesday 2nd January:

    'Sharkmouth' was towed to Hangar 2 North this morning, to join two other Mustangs in hibernation. Many thanks to Martin C. for pointing out a connection dating back almost thirty years when Sharkmouth, Ferocious Frankie and Miss Helen were together as Cisco, Moose and Miss L for the 1989 filming of Memphis Belle. All now hangared with B-17G Sally B / Memphis Belle !









    July 3rd 1989:


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    How is Miss Helen coming along after her little scrape with shark mouths prop

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    Err, DCW posted a photograph above showing how it's coming on.

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    In which you cant see the damage or repair

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    Look closely at the fin - new freshly zinc (chromated) phosphated panel?
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    No, what you're seeing is just that the dorsal fin fillet is removed showing the section of zinc chromate below/on the vertical. What you don't see in the photo is that the whole horizontal was removed and has been undergoing repairs. https://www.flickr.com/photos/122876...15086/sizes/h/

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    Thanks - now that's an impressive sight!
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    "January; it's just one long bloody Monday morning".
    I'm gonna remember that one!
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    Contents of H2N dragged out as I arrived at a wet DX this morning, so grabbed some quick snaps of the P-51s...





    Miss Helen's rear end for those wondering...


    Caught 3 x T9s sheltering from the weather in H3...


    ...and NH341 "Elizabeth" tucked up in H2N - now reunited with her Merlin.
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    Thought to be the first warbird flight of the year at Duxford this morning when Spitfire TR9 was up for 3 sorties.

    PT462/G-CTIX by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    PT462/G-CTIX by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    PT462/G-CTIX by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    PT462/G-CTIX by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    PT462/G-CTIX by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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    Where once warbirds hibernated over the long winter months, now they are active all year round... a sign of global warming...? Sorry, climate change...

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    Duxford Friday 5th January:

    It was indeed glorious to see a Spitfire out and about despite the bitter January weather:



    Also for our entertainment, Sea Fury WG655 was out for an engine run or two:







    However, the highlight was a first glimpse of ARC's latest masterpiece, BBMF Chipmunk T.10 WG486 now in Bristol UAS markings and looking ready for another 'first flight'. Entered RAF service a mere 66 years ago!




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    I quite like the markings on the Chipmunk! A very interesting aircraft to look at, and it looks fantastic.
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    I guess this is one for the diary later this month....

    https://www.armyflying.com/events/al...r-lynx-flight/

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    Some more essential (?) Duxford dates:

    March 2-4: Spring Quilt Festival
    March 21: H&H Car Auction
    April 14: Cambridge Geek Con (????)
    June 2: VAC Bonus Day Fly-In
    October 17: H&H Car Auction
    October 26-28: Autumn Quilt Festival

    Friday photo Days:
    May 11: Best Of British
    June 15: RAF
    August 31:USAF
    September 7:RAF
    Last edited by DCW; 7th January 2018 at 17:56.

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    I imagine the Cambridge Geek Con will be a pop culture (comicbooks, video games, collectibles) convention.
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    Re. the Chipmunk, what is the purpose of he two (2) aerials positioned on either side of the fuselage, just infront of the strakes ?

    Never seen them on any other Chippy.

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    Duxford Monday 8th January:

    Work has started preparing 'Frenesi' for repatriation:


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    Its a great shame that frenesi is going back to the USA. Will Berlin Express follow?

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    Sad that she's going.back! Should have tried to keep them both her a BE for this season too!

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    And another two: Comanche's Spitfire I's. Always great to see.

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    Quilt festival? Please excuse me if I find the first flight of the DH9a and taxi run of the Mosquito more exciting
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