Saturday, 28 February 2015

AB910 video - longer version

A 'compilation' of the some of the video I shot at Duxford yesterday...




(Not HD due to Vimeo restrictions on 'free' accounts)

(Shot on iPhone 6 and Olympus OM-D EM-5)

Friday, 27 February 2015

Duxford :: 27.II.15 :: Flying visit for a flying departure...

Popped in to see if anything was happening and found the BBMF Spitfire MkVb AB910 being prepared for return to base…








Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Duxford :: 25.II.15 :: awaiting decals...

Painted and awaiting the saucer of warm water for the decals...

Drop tanks look like they've been spruced up before the whole lot gets strung up...

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Madingley :: 21.II.15

Monday, 9 February 2015

Apt coincidence?

From reading the latest info on the Classic Wings site it appears that the Spitfire being used for the "Fly In A Spitfire" experience flights, could be Mk IX (Tr9) MJ627.

From the aircraft's history MJ627 entered service with number 441(Silver Fox) Sqn, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) on September 25, 1944 and served with the RAF from Advanced Landing Ground B70 located in Belgium.

As previously posted I recently got a HobbyMaster 1/48 scale die cast model of a Mustang III FZ190 of 441 Squadron RCAF from May 1945.



I've also viewed footage of 441 Squadron gun camera film, mostly from 1944 when they flew Spitfires (MkIX), so I wonder what the chances are of me now flying in an aircraft I may have watched the combat footage of?

UPDATE: Just had a look back through the handwritten notes I made in the first couple of years of the gun camera project, and I had indeed viewed some footage of MJ627 in action. 
In fact the clip shot on  September 27 1944, and mentioned in the 'history link' above, when Pilot Officer Bregman took off in MJ627 to patrol the Arnhem area and attacked single Bf 109.