Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Afternoon saunter...

Spent a little time on the airfield today - some shots taken at the time. SM520 was doing some practice approaches/touch & go training.










Great news of another Spitfire T9 MJ772 taking to the air today, soured by the report of T9 PT462 suffering a wheels up landing accident at Denham Aerodrome. Both pilot and co-pilot uninjured...


Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Tara Tonkas - Tornado Farewell Flypast


Nice little Westland Wasp parked on airfield as well...

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

DX Hangarage Reportage...

February well under way and everything under wraps in H3 - the resident Little Owl is having some bombing practice!!!
H2(N) is like the inside of a sardine tin - PV202 rubbing wingtips with other residents...




Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Silver Spitfire

The Silver Spitfire G-IRTY back at base after it's trip to Geneva...

Next stop, The World...


Friday, 18 January 2019

New hangar addition...

New addition to "Hangar 1" - nice little 1/240th scale die cast model of DC-3 Dakota KK116/G-AMPY while operated by Air Atlantique Classic Flight at Coventry. 
I flew in her in 2006 to mark the 50th anniversary of my first ever flight in a Silver City Airways DC-3, from Lydd to Wick, at the age of 3 months!
Purchased off eBay and doesn't look to have been out of the box - pleased with it for a fiver!


Friday, 11 January 2019

Duxford :: First saunter of the year...

First time over the Bailey Bridge for 2019 and a quartet of Spitfire "double bubbles" to start the year off...
Oh, and only 82 days to go...








Tuesday, 1 January 2019



Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Seasonal Greetings...


18.XII.18 :: Mary & Elizabeth...


Tuesday, 11 December 2018

112 days....

...to go until another T9 flight.

ML407 this time!


Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Hangarage Reportage :: 31.X.18 :: 🎃👻

A few photos from today's saunter round post lunch...
H3 looking pretty packed and in the Conservation Hangar the Victor is down to the metal - time to get polishing?




Wednesday, 24 October 2018

DX TX :: Rudolph the red nosed Spitfire...

As previously spotted, PV202 has acquired a new spinner colour to match other residents of the ARCo stable?
And T9 NH341 "Elizabeth" arrived for her winter stay.


Wednesday, 10 October 2018

DX TX :: 10.X.18 :: saunter

Wander round today was interrupted by the Sea Fury SR661 doing some spirited aeros, PV202 looks to have got a seasonal delivery job, PT462 has some new 'markings' and "Contrary Mary" was out and about as well...




Sunday, 23 September 2018

Airshow Noshow







A small selection of photos I took at the September Air Show 2017  - about as close to seeing the same sight this year after I decided not to go to the September air show at Duxford.
I'd got complimentary tickets for the Saturday but when I went to buy a parking permit towards the end of August (with still a month to go) they'd all gone.
The weather forecast and prospect of trying to park at an external site and get bussed in/out added to the decision to miss this year.
The forecast for Sunday looked even worse so hope the 25,000 or so ticket holders at least get some flying for their money.

Next year I'll get the parking permit as early as possible! Now, where did I put that 17 Spitfire tailchase video from 2015?...

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

DX TX : 19.IX.18

Very windy day at Duxford today - very little out on the airfield, and if it isn't tied down it may end up in Norfolk! ARCo's Stephenson Hangar full to the brim and hard to get a decent shot from the "viewing room" due to the pesky reflections. But PV202 and PT462 were inside amongst other aircraft (total of 8 x Spitfire, 2 x P-51, 1 x Buchon as far as I could see).


Thursday, 13 September 2018

DX TX :: 13.IX.19 :: Sunny Saunter...

After lunch a saunter around the site to see what was what...

EP120 outside H2

PT462 gets some engine fettling

N3200 and TD314 enjoy some September sunshine

MiG 15 and Vampires on jet pan (vintage filter)

EP120 from another angle

MH434 with temporary codes 

Hurricane Mk1 V7497 flew in - soon to be a permanent resident
The vintage jets again...