Sunday, 20 July 2008

Prom display Spit...

Flying Proms

Went to the "Flying Proms" at Duxford last night. Bit of a last minute thing and so buying tickets on the gate was a pain due to the queue/slow service.

Still apart from a cold wind (it's almost the end of July FFS) the sky was clear. The John Miller band was there to open the evening playing all the fav Glen Miller tunes.

Flying display opened with the F-86 then P-51 (Ferocious Frankie) followed by a Schweizer chopper, Piper Cub pair, Spitfire, Guinot pair, DC-3 Dakota. The 'night glow' balloons were reduced to 'night glow burners' due to the wind.

The Spitfire display opened with the stirring theme from The Battle Of Britain and cheers from the audience. Certainly stirring stuff...



After the closing fireworks seems some crops were ignited (stray firework?) to the south of the runway.

Friday, 18 July 2008

Duxford post lunch bimble


Having lunched, I had a walk around today to see what was left after last weekend. Sally B looked a little forlorn now that her 'sisters in arms' had departed back to their respective homes. At least she had a 'little friend', P-51 Old Crow, to keep her company for now.

News is that Liberty Belle is now back in North America having arrived at Bangor earlier this evening.
Also still resident at Duxford is the Scandinavian Historic Flights A-26B Invader...
And Miss Helen is inside with what looks like a temporary u/c leg on the port side after her mishap last Sunday...

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

B-17s and "Little Friend"...

video

Short video of B-17s Liberty Belle, The Pink Lady & TF-51 Miss Velma at Flying Legends 08.

Sadly Sally B couldn't make it up there this year - three B-17s would have been a sight to behold...

Apologies for the intrusive commentary - the PA system was very loud this year and the two guys doing the commentary didn't stop from start to finish...

Some pics from FL08

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Bye bye B-17...


Liberty Belle is on her way home - Flight Explorer.

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Flying Legends - 12 & 13 July

The #1 warbird airshow in Europe happens this weekend - Flying Legends 2008.

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Liberty Belle arrives at Duxford


After a long flight across the Atlantic via Greenland and Iceland B-17 Liberty Belle of the Liberty Foundation arrives in England.