Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

BAS Dash 7

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Farewell Miss Velma...

News on the 'net that TF-51D 44-84847 (N251RJ) "Miss Velma" is moving from Duxford, her home for the last nine years, to North Weald. I expect she'll grace the skies over DX again but she's been a part of DX for almost as long as I have volunteered there…

I can recall standing in my back garden as it was on the final stages of it's long transatlantic flight on the 4th July 2007 - sadly it's companion for the trip, P-38 "Glacier Girl", didn't make it out of the US.

Still 'wearing' her ferry tanks with the Operation Bolero II markings and looking a little travel worn...

…and Ed Shipley who flew the whole trip single handed

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Legends Sunday

Kept the Seafire company for three and a half hours today…

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Legends Saturday

Some of the flight line walk contents…

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

New participant for Legends?

Monday, 4 July 2016

4.VII.16 - New crowd line and new arrival...

Had to drop in today so took a saunter around. With the 'closure' of the Tank Bank for the upcoming "Flying Legends Air Show" the new 'crowd line' is in place and provides an additional ~80' (in depth) for spectators at "Airliner Row" and ~140' depth along the "Jet Pan". 
There may well be a rush to secure chairs to the newly relocated fencing as it brings the taxiway closer for almost the whole length of the viewing areas. 
Not a lot flying today apart from some GA stuff - will be back on Wednesday for work, so may take another recce south side then. 
Am working Sunday somewhere on site so, for those that know me, say hi!!!

Increased viewing area at "Airliner Row"

Increased viewing area at "Jet Pan"

Lockheed Electra NC14999

Friday, 1 July 2016

MK805 Simply Spitfire reproduction damaged in road incident.

Sad news that Terry Arlow's wonderful reproduction of Spitfire MkIX MK805 has been involved in an accident while en route to the Isle Of Wight.
The trailer carrying MK805 apparently sheared off the towing vehicle and crashed into an embankment.

Pics and story here -

Sunday, 19 June 2016

This day last year...

Hard to believe a whole year has gone by since my memorable flight in MJ627.

I still have to remind myself, as I try to spot a Spitfire passing overhead, that I've 'done that'…

Friday, 27 May 2016


Spotted over the village - RAF marked Mustang. Wonder which that is?...

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

25.V.16 Today's Saunter...

Wednesday, 18 May 2016


Thursday, 21 April 2016

Newark Air Museum

Took a little ride up to NAM this morning - their Shackleton is covered in scaffolding for a repaint. Some A/C have been moved around a little so took a couple of photos…

Friday, 15 April 2016


Today's post-lunch saunter around saw MJ627 back at DX fulfilling childhood dreams…

Last minute refresh of safety brief

That awesome sensation of a Merlin coming to life!

Taxi out for the flight of a lifetime

Second World War to Cold War air defence

Quartet of Spitfires with a Hurricane soloist

Not often seen view of the Corsair's gun bays

Wednesday, 6 April 2016


RAF Transport Cmd marked Devon VP981/G-DHDV 
formerly based at Coventry

The noisy ambiance of the new main entrance cafe has been noted...

Wednesday, 16 March 2016


Anyone seen the door?...
Public viewing "gallery"?

Friday, 11 March 2016


The USAF Honor Guard sculpture is currently being
 installed on the approach to the AAM...

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

X4178 in the sunshine...

Duxford replica Spitfire Mk1 has been repositioned from Airspace to the hangar base.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

2016 off to a slow start...

While I am still working at DX on a regular basis the site is slowly coming to life again after the winter hibernation…

The "Lancaster Hangar" is slowly taking shape...
PV202 was up for some air time...
Not long before the piston engined symphony begins again...

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

First 'report' of 2016...

The F-100 is slowly being dismantled. Meanwhile the Viscount is being used for some filming on "Airliner Row"...

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

A windy last 'report' of 2015.

The framework for the "Lancaster Hangar" is now up. It may have walls and a roof next time I see it!