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    June 2019 Duxford

    I'm not sure if this event has already appeared on the Forum. Gathering of C-47s, DC-3s and Li-2s to commemorate 75 years since D-Day by flying over Normandy from Duxford. 29 aircraft from around the world confirmed to date...

    http://www.daksovernormandy.com/home/

    should be a staggering sight / sound and pretty emotional I'd imagine.
    Last edited by Mayhem Marshy; 11th January 2018 at 17:39. Reason: can't count!

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    Wow should be good and I will get to see them head south hopefully, cracking idea
    SMOKE SMOKE GO!
    TA out

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    Sounds great - I hope it comes off.

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    Wow, what a flypast that will make, I hope I'll get to see it.
    Wide open & turning left

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    That is going to be an amazing commemoration.
    Gutted that I won’t be able to get there due to other commitments. Hopefully it will be well covered by the media and our forumites.

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    hi,
    Up to 31 a/c confirmed now...it's going to be a grand sight, and a fitting memorial for what is expected to be the last official commemoration.

    regards,
    jack...

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    Shame there isnt a former Dakota base they could take off from !

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    Will 31+ squeeze into Duxford? I mean and taxy out in an orderly fashion?
    Perhaps like the original they should depart from several airfields and assemble in the overhead....
    mmitch.

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    Fuel truck is gonna be busy.....
    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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    that fuel truck will need a fuel truck of its own!

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    Will 31+ squeeze into Duxford? I mean and taxy out in an orderly fashion?
    Why taxi? Just line them up on the threshold like they did for D-day and do a stream take-off

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    I'm at work so I'm not going to look up the distances, but I suspect if a Dakota could tow a Horsa off from RAF Great Sampford (built for Spitfires) then there'll be plenty of runway at DX to stack them on and still leave enough for take-off.

    Adrian
    "Snow clearing equipment has been found under snowdrift" - message sent from RNAS Hatston, Orkney, 1944.

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    I haven't got the Dak / Horsa combo distances to hand but a Dak only needed 970 yards to unstick and 1920 yards to get to 50ft when towing a fully loaded Hadrian (as reported in AFEE T17 part 2).

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