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  1. #121
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    Cheers for that Steve, I usually go down by the LWM but have found you don't get a lot of 'topside' shots there, they're usually further down toward centre crowd, maybe the grandstand will improve my chances, especially if I can get higher up in the seating. :-)

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    Tezza1, I was positioned on the fence in front of the centre of the British Airliner collection at the last show. It was a very good spot. You can get an idea from this one of many video clips that I took from there. (All of the day 2 clips in the playlist for the airshow were filmed at that point).
    https://youtu.be/u22PBxf-E5Q?list=PL...oIaGRMRHzMW02B
    The additional benefit is that its just as good a spot whichever runway they are using.
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    Duxford Friday 26th January:

    Two of Anglia Restorations' Hawkers were flying this afternoon, Hurricane P2902 and Fury 'SR661':









    Griffin HT.1 ZJ236 was visiting, yet another type leaving RAF service very soon:


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    Rather hazy for good flying pictures but a few below to record the action

    G-CBEL by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    G-CBEL by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    G-CBEL by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    G-CBEL by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    G-ROBT by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

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    The Hurricane is lovely, but the Fury is stunning!
    Listening out for something interesting approaching...

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    Duxford Tuesday 30th January:

    There were two aircraft out in the sunshine today sharing the same colours. Rather different performance however.




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    PJB!!

    My first-flight aeroplane - Sywell 1975!
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    Duxford Thursday 1st February.

    Making its first post restoration flight this afternoon was the latest immaculately restored aircraft to emerge from the ARCo restoration shop in the form of 1953 built DHC-2 Beaver c/n 672 G-EVMK.

    G-EVMK DHC.2 First post restoration flight by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    G-EVMK DHC.2 First post restoration flight by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    G-EVMK DHC.2 First post restoration flight by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    G-EVMK DHC.2 First post restoration flight by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman
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    That colour scheme is very smart! It looks like a sharp restoration.
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    That's a beauty,, looks to be a first rate job.

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    Looks stunning.
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    Duxford Wednesday 7th February:

    Hurricane I P2902 / G-ROBT returned from a filming assignment yesterday. She still wears the colours of P3700 'RF-E' which represents 303 (Polish) Sqn based at Northolt during the Battle of Britain. The same codes remain on HAC's P3700 / G-HURI parked few feet away:



    For comparison:





    Elsewhere, 66 year old Chipmunk G-AMUF (one of very few with no military service) returned to her Redhill base after a few weeks with ARC:



    Finally, an opportunity to see the Battle of Britain interpreted through the medium of modern dance !!
    If anyone is at a loose end on Valentines Day, dust off your leotard and join the boys !

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    P2902 is the new star of 'Hurricane' hence the interesting Polish markings.
    Someone posted a trailer on the forum earlier...the less said the better....

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    It was me.

    At least they're using a real Hurricane....!
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    Wednesday 7th February

    The Museum's new visitor site transport was being put through its paces. Have to be careful not to get run over by the site transport, again, as it's all electric and very silent. You can't hear it coming. Along with a couple of GA visitors there were two helicopters that called in for fuel. The white Cabri G2 was on pipe line duty and the Squirrel HT1 will probably be on its last visit as the Cobham contract come to an end this year. In the order taken













    Sony Alpha A6000 CSC & Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 Di-III VC.

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    Any particular reason we have two Hurricanes with the same markings & almost identical paint schemes sitting next to each other in the same hangar? I take it the was intentional & not the aviation version two women showing up at a party in the same dress...?
    If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: It's all balls. RJM.

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    Film work

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    The aforementioned Hurricane film.
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    Aren't they both flyers?
    If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: It's all balls. RJM.

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    G-AMUF - there is an aeroplane I recall from my proper spotter visit to Biggin Hill, 41 years and a month ago. Seems like yesterday...

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    The film Hurris lettering is incorrect is it not? The RF should go first, then the E on the Port side as well as starboard?

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    Air Publication 2656A...
    Positioning

    7. The squadron two-letter code may be applied either forward or aft of the fuselage roundel according to the space available. The single aircraft letter is then to be applied at the opposite side of the rouiidel. The two letters of the squadron code are not to be separated under any circumstances; for example:-

    Squadron code letters TP

    Aircraft letter R

    Port side R roundel TP, reading from left to right

    Starboard side TP roundel R, reading from left to right.
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    Ah. But it's different to the marks on the HAC example, though supposedly portraying the same machine?
    Which is correct? Or are they both true to the original RF-Es in the Battle?

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    It will be a sad day when "SR661" gets repainted into a different scheme, IMHO. That is one spectacular machine. Very much looking forward to the ex-target tug Sea Fury coming together at Meier Motors but I'm not sure even that one will outshine 661.

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    It will coz it's been painted in gloss

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Air99
    Ah. But it's different to the marks on the HAC example, though supposedly portraying the same machine?
    Which is correct? Or are they both true to the original RF-Es in the Battle?
    The HAC example is correct.
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    I might be being a bit dense, but I still don't get it. Did the film people decide "we need an aircraft with these markings, just like that one over there (points to aircraft with desired paint scheme)... but not that actual aircraft, so can you paint this one (points to aircraft parked next to the first one) to look like that one? (points at first aircraft again).
    Or did the owner of the first aircraft with the correct markings tell the film people to get stuffed so they had to paint another one to look like it?
    If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: It's all balls. RJM.

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    The HAC example is correct.
    Hope they put the 303 round badge on the port side under the cockpit as well.

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    I was with it all the way until letting the brakes off..........

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