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  1. #91
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    P-51D 'Ferocious Frankie' has been sold in Turkey, and ( if my translation is correct ) should be departing to Sivrihisar shortly.The new owner is MSO. Air & Space Museum, Sivrihisar, Eskisehir, Turkey.
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    https://www.facebook.com/Ali-Ismet-%...5172225237667/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_%C...3%96zt%C3%BCrk
    Last edited by DCW; 15th January 2018 at 08:46.

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    Will that be Turkeys first warbirds?
    LAHarveIs this the real life, or is this just fantasy ?

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    Ali İsmet Öztürk flew his purple biplane at the Biggin Hill International Air Fair in the mid-00s.

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    Duxford Tuesday 16th January:

    Frankie had a quick pre-departure airtest late this afternoon, three Spitfires were flying, and Sea Fury WG655 was rattling windows for miles around.
    Valhalla formation (four Lynx) turned up a few minutes early, I hope somebody got pictures.



    TFC's other two R2800 powered naval fighters:






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    Was pleasing to see ‘Frankie’ for one more time as she came over Fowlmere this afternoon. I remember seeing it for the first time at Duxford in the very early eighties as Candyman Moose - together with the Bearcat and TFC’s first Wildcat. They were exciting times!



    Rob

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    Love that B & W!

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    A few pictures of the Lynx formation flypast today below.

    VAL-HALLA Lynx flight by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    VAL-HALLA Lynx flight by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    and a rather poor picture of the special scheme one

    VAL-HALLA Lynx flight ZG917 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

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    January 16th

    My take on the days events. In the order taken.

























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    Grand stuff!
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    After the storm, SM520 was aloft today...


    And a Chinook made a low pass to wake everyone up...
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    Great to see the aircraft up, considering that the news says gales have battered most of England!
    pb::

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    Duxford Friday 19th January:

    Boultbee's Spitfire IX Trainer SM520 has been busy all week, and spent most of today in the circuit:



    Also training this morning was 'Skua 322' a Wildcat HMA.2:


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    Did any of the Lynx land for fuel at Duxford?

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    They refuelled at St Athan and then Shawbury, and after Duxford they went on and refuelled at Wattisham.

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    Cheers! :-)

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    Duxford Monday 22nd January:

    There was plenty of activity at Duxford today, with Boultbee's Spitfire IX Trainer busy in the circuit. However, Spitfire N3200 was at Airspace, parked with a Rapide, a Red Arrow and one of the Blades. The arrival of a Vulcan also turned a few heads:


    2016 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S 'Spitfire 80'


    Aston Martin Rapide S


    2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S 'Red Arrows'


    2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S 'Blades Edition'


    2015 Aston Martin Vulcan V12 (Track only). 820hp 200+mph £3million.



    Another 20+ Aston Martins, old and new, are for a corporate launch tomorrow evening. It will also feature the Blades' Extra EA300 G-ZEXL which arrived today.



    Back to the real thing, and Spitfire Vb EP122 was ferried up from Biggin Hill this afternoon. After an excellent display, she was hangared with TFC, and is due for delivery to the USA shortly.









    A couple more from today's shuffles:




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    A few more pictures of Spitfire EP122 on her arrival at Duxford this afternoon. Sadly the clouds rolled in just before her arrival but as this may be the last time she will be seen flying in the UK ( at least for a while ) the opportunity could not be missed .

    EP122 / G-CISV by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    EP122 / G-CISV by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    EP122 / G-CISV by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    EP122 / G-CISV by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    EP122 / G-CISV by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    EP122 / G-CISV by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

    Flikr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/64209520@N05/

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    Thats a great shame, especially considering EP122 only did 1 airshow in its malta colours. I was really hoping it would do some more shows this year. Guess my RC 1/10 Ep122 will have to do

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    Can't we say we couldn't find her and not send her stateside?
    They've had 2 out of my 3 favourite spits in the last couple of years now! First P9374 and now EP122! I'm gutted as I was never lucky enough to see either of them in the air

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    P7350, AB910, AR501 and N3200 would seem safe from export and are all combat veterans. I doubt if there is any other Spitfire which saw action over Dieppe and Normandy.
    pb::

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    I read a little blurb on Facebook today about EP122 getting prepared to be sent to the US (of course EP122 is one of 6 Spitfires owned by Dan Friedkin - two Mk.1's (AR213 & X4650), two Mk.V's (EP122 & JG891), a Mk.IX (ML417) and a Mk.XIV (SM832) - three of which have been based in the US and three based in the UK - the same guy that also owns "Frenesi", "Berlin Express", and six other Mustangs, besides an air force of many other warbird types) - what was also mentioned, which I wasn't aware of (if reported correctly), is that Friedkin's other Mk.V, JG891, has been back in England now, undergoing repairs following the landing accident this past summer in Arizona.
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    Yep, I read that she was heading back to the UK for a bit. She's certainly back on the UK register.
    Daren Cogdon

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    PV202 cornered by a horde of Astons...

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    Duxford Tuesday 23rd January:

    Spitfire EP122 is a little camera shy at the moment, so let's play 'Spot the Spit':





    There was a recent request concerning the Hangar 5 Ohka conservation project. Here is the wing (inverted of course) awaiting some major surgery:



    The tail section is almost complete. These are the final colours, based on paint samples and surviving records:


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    Much appreciated. The Ohka pix.

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    Thursday 25th January

    A quiet day at Duxford. 'Blade 1' had taken part in a corporate event in AirSpace and flew off around mid-day. Many thanks to Joe for hangar access to EP122 and outside amongst the GA arrivals and departures, the Boultbee two-seat Spitfire was taking advantage of the blue sky and sunshine with crew training. The BBMF Chipmunk was out on a compass swing and TFC had their T.20 Sea Fury on the jet pan for another engine run. In the order taken.













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    EP122 wears a stunning colour scheme - many thanks.

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    Just bought my weekend tickets for the Air Festival in May, also a grandstand ticket, anyone any info on the 'grandstand', like how big, how many seats, where?

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    Tezza1 - I have just phoned customer services at Duxford with this question. I was advised that it is intended that the grandstand will be situated in front of the British Airliners collection. The person I spoke with wasn't sure of seat numbers, but thought it will be about 500 for this first time. There will be no standing crowd in front of the grandstand. Seats are not reservable, so if you are with a group and arrive once all other seats are taken you may have to split up i.e. seat 'allocation' on the day is first come first served and subject to your own choice based on what is available.
    I also asked about siting of the Friends of IWM enclosure. I was advised initially that they thought that this would be in the same area as the previous Friends of Duxford, but there may also be a slight change in the offing by moving the Friends of IWM area further towards the centre of the crowd line, nearer to the control tower.

    Steve.

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    I would advise any 'seniors', whose FoD membership expires soon, to consider buying their Legends advance tickets promptly, since the new 'Members' scheme has no discount for the over 60's.

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