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    Duxford Monday 7th May:

    Some of today's fighters:








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    A few additional images from an excellent day of activity at Duxford

    G-AWHCc by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    G-THUN by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    G-THUN by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    EE602 / G-IBSY by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    PT462 / G-AWHC by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    G-BUOS G-AWHC by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

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    Excellent stuff.
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    Couple of snaps on the way in this morning...






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    what spitfire is that in pieces? Is it the replica one (formally EB*K or LC)

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    Duxford Wednesday 9th May:

    The IWM Spitfire replica 'X4474' was picked up by the RAF this morning to take part in the RAF100 Tour, starting in Cardiff on May 18th. Details at:
    https://www.raf.mod.uk/raf100/news/r...aircraft-tour/



    DAS volunteers were spring-cleaning the Trident:



    A selection of the TFC fleet were out and about, none flying sadly:









    Two MQ-1B Predators, recently withdrawn from service by the USAF, are now in the UK. The RAF Museum took delivery of one on April 14th, while the IWM example (03-33120) arrived on April 13th. Finally visible today:



    Chipmunk formation display practice again today:






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    Stunning photo's particularly like the first and last Chipmunk shots
    Thanks to you and everyone who posts all things Duxford

    Roger

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    Can anyone advise me of the WW.II pilot represented on the P.47 "Nellie" and why this one in particular?

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    Thursday 10th May

    A bit of a training day at Duxford. Started with Harvard/TAZ doing circuits with the pilot then moving on to P-51D Mustang/Sharkmouth and then another pilot took the P-51D up later. TFC had their Hawk 75 and Harvard flying several times and their Nimrod was out for an engine run. There were two other Harvard's flying with FE511 parking on the grass outside ARCo and the Classic Wings yellow RCAF marked Harvard up and down most of the day. In the order taken.













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    A couple more pictures from today at DX

    G-CCVH Hawk 75 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Flying thru was Royal Navy Merlin ZH847

    Merlin ZH847 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

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    Duxford Friday 11th May:

    Fury FB.11 G-CBEL/SR661 was delivered back from Sywell this afternoon:











    Spitfire PT462 started a weekend of rides:





    Some more fighters:





    It was another IWM Photo Day today, featured aircraft were Spitfire N3200 (static) and Chipmunk WK522:



    Oddest sight was this marvellous new temporary 'colour' scheme on Broussard G-HOUR. Details awaited !



    In Hangar 5, the port landing gear of Victor XH648:



    Visiting today:




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    A few more pictures from Duxford on 11 May 2018:

    Hawker Nimrod I S1581/G-BWWK
    IMG_1311 by Fred Taylor, on Flickr

    Hawker Nimrod II K3661/G-BURZ
    IMG_1355 by Fred Taylor, on Flickr

    Hawker Fury 11 'SR661'/G-CBEL
    IMG_0786 by Fred Taylor, on Flickr

    Firefly TT.1 SE-BRG/G-CGYD
    IMG_1335 by Fred Taylor, on Flickr

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    I was minding my own business at home earlier on and heard a very distinctive sound and looked up to see Sally B flying low overhead, doing her usual pre-season circuits around Cambridge Airport. It's always a great sight to see Sally on her first flights of the year. Hopefully the usual suspects were at Duxford to get some photos!
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    I was there on Thursday. Great day out!

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    Duxford Saturday 12th May:

    After more than 40 years, it is getting difficult to find a new angle on B-17G 'Sally B', especially when she chooses such a murky day for her first outing:







    Sharkmouth was flying again today, and Spitfire SM520 arrived:




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    The Centaurus engine in the Hawker Fury seems to be running very clean surprisingly - judging by the paintwork.



    Rob

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    I like the B17 on B17 shot DCW.

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    Yes, nicely captured!
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    Someone told me the other day that the Centarus is the same one that failed. True or not, the rebuild and repair story would make fascinating reading.

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    Ooh gotta be happy with that B17 shot well done!
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    Duxford Sunday 13th May:

    Regular visitors to Duxford will have come across the 'Old Dux' veterans association, whose members were serving RAF personnel during Duxford's operational years. Today saw the winding up of the organisation:

    Sadly our unique Association will close on 13th May 2018 after 23 years.
    Our aims were to re-unite old friends who had lost touch over the years,
    to provide an opportunity to recapture and experience the spirit of the place.
    The place that is uniquely Duxford - to perpetuate the memories.

    We believe that this has been successfully achieved and maintained throughout the term of our existence and are grateful for the generous help we have recieved from the staff of the I.W.M. during this time.
    Our archives reveal the total membership as 538 but time has taken its toll which leaves 234 stout hearts to celebrate our final posting.


    A dedication ceremony took place this morning. A new flagpole behind Hangar 4 flies the Duxford Station crest:



    See: http://www.olddux.org/index.html

    Elsewhere, DAS volunteers were out in force adding finishing touches to their Herald. Ailerons and nosewheel doors were fitted.




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    Duxford - Thursday 17th May

    Plenty of activity today in the sunshine.

    Just over 50 years to the day since it first landed at Duxford Buchon Yellow 7 flew in from Sywell just after 10am and spent the day parked on the Duxford grass.

    G-AWHM by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Catalina and Warbirds by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Spitfire G-SPIT was up for a practice display.

    G-SPIT by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    -- as was Fury G-CBEL late in the day

    G-CBEL by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    G-CBEL by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Perhaps equalling the arrival of Yellow 7 was the appearance of Spitfire PRXI PL983 / GPRXI which was been under restoration with ARCo for several years. It cannot be long before it will be back in the air.

    PL983 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    PL983 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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    Wonderful to see Yellow 7 and PL983 out in the sunshine along with the Fury and Jug. DX continues to provide such a wealth of variety. Despite the doom and gloom of Brexit and the Campaign Against Aviation, has the UK war bird scene ever been healthier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin70 View Post
    Wonderful to see Yellow 7 and PL983 out in the sunshine along with the Fury and Jug. DX continues to provide such a wealth of variety. Despite the doom and gloom of Brexit and the Campaign Against Aviation, has the UK war bird scene ever been healthier?
    Was just thinking the same thing!

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    Great to see Yellow 7 back at Duxford - and PL983 looks gorgeous!
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    Yellow 7 might be back, but where is its four bladed prop?

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    Friday 18th May

    A short visit to Duxford for me today despite plenty going on in the sunshine with pilots and war birds out on handling flights prior to departing for air shows like the Twochon and Spitfire FR XIV which went off to La Ferté-Alais.













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    Fantastic images of PL983. The matt finish looks so good. Reminds me of how I first saw it at the Shuttleworth Collection in the early 70’s

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    Duxford Friday 18th May:

    Ice Cold Katy is back:


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