Wednesday, 15 August 2018

First thing photo :: 15.VIII.18

Snapped Hun Hunter as I drove in this morning...



Saturday, 21 July 2018

Blue skies...


Thursday, 19 July 2018

Hangarage Reportage :: 19.VII.18

A few shots of some of the residents in H2 this lunchtime...






Sunday, 15 July 2018

FL2018 :: some pics...

Went on Saturday and some new 'faces' on the flight line to add to the gallery...
Fiat CR-42 outside at last, four Buchons recreating the scene at Duxford 50 years ago, P-51 "Trusty Rusty" with "Contrary Mary/Miss Velma"...
Did chuckle at the old Feuerwehr vehicle repurposed as a fish and chip van - maybe they needed to include a German schnellimbiss menu?...

No apologies for the "BuchonFest" - White 9, Red 11, Yellow 7 and Yellow 10 - flying an attack on Duxford with Spitfires scrambled to fight them off...

More pics to follow -







Thursday, 12 July 2018

Saunter :: 12.VII.18

Run up to Flying Legends 2018 and activity levels at DX are increasing...
In the order they were taken.



















Tuesday, 10 July 2018

On this day...

As the UK marks the Centenary of the RAF, here is how S/L John Niven DFC* OC 485 (NZ) Sqn and his friends spent the day...

July 10 1944 - Spitfire IXB NH321 - Bomber Close Escort - 1.40 - Close escort - front of 200 Lancasters 18000’ - No Ball at Nucourt. 10/10 target area. No fun. Climb through icy cloud

Monday, 2 July 2018

Saunter :: 2.VII.18

Oddity on the flight line today...


Sunday, 1 July 2018

What if... #2

Latest Flypast has an article about the Spitfire Type 508/509 otherwise known as the T8/T9 two seat trainer.
It touched very briefly on a possible Griffon powered Mk18 low back two seater (Type 518) but nothing came of it probably due to lack of interest more than anything?

As we have a couple of MkXVIs in various forms of restoration wondered what a low back two seater (a Type 516?), would look like...


Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Saunter :: 26.VI.18

"Nellie" and "The Dragon" soaking up the rays today...




Friday, 22 June 2018

Friday, 15 June 2018

15.VI.18 :: Sunny afternoon saunter...

Choice :- sit in traffic for an hour or two or watch the late afternoon activity over Duxford...
The afternoon turned out quite a treat - 7 different Spitfires, (MkVc EE602, FR XIV MV268, Mk IX TD314, T9s - PT462, ML407, PV202), Thunderbolt, Hurricane (and Mk1a N3200 doing passes for the photography class)...