Tuesday, 20 September 2016

HAC Sopwith Pup

While pup-sitting at the Meet The Fighters air show at Duxford had a chat with one of the HAC personnel. He made a passing comment about how it would look even better with Lord Flashheart stood next to it.
I mentioned that there were WWI aviator re-enactors 'deployed' near to the hangar base next to "The Workshop/Wing Co Joe's" and if he asked them they'd probably jump at the chance to pose next to the Pup.
Off he strolled and sometime later returned with some members of The Dawn Patrol. The 'aviator' 2nd from the right was a pretty good substitute for "Flash"!!!

Photo - Jon Higgins HAC




Friday, 16 September 2016

ML407 landing mishap...

Confirmation of The Grace Spitfire ML407 suffering a landing 'mishap' have been confirmed by Carolyn Grace with the social media post -


Here's hoping for a swift return to the air...

Sunday, 11 September 2016

A slightly sunnier Duxford...

Sunday morning broke with blue skies and the prospect of ideal air show weather after a washed out Saturday.
After a coffee to kickstart my day, a quick stroll around before going out to the flight line…


Spent the morning watching over the HAC's Sopwith Pup N6161
The upside of the previous day being washed out was that the Great War Display Team had twice the amount of pyrotechnics to get rid of during their display! There were some pretty loud bangs as a result - wonder if residents of surrounding properties were writing letters of complaint as they went off?…


Highlight of the day for myself was the 14 Spitfire flypast and subsequent tail chase - wonderful sight and sound!

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Duxford

Today and some H2 shuffling...

Thursday, 1 September 2016

MJ627 by Matt Holness AGAvA (2/50)

Picked up this numbered (#2 of 50) 'profile' print of MJ627 by Matt Holness at Legends and today I collected it from the framers…