Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Saunter :: 25.IV.18

Sally B is now out of her winter quarters, Spitfire Mk FRXVIIIe SM845 sat out in the sunshine, Spitfire T9 PT462 and Mustang IV "Sharkmouth" down at ARCo end of site...


Thursday, 19 April 2018

19.IV.18 :: Late afternoon amble...

MH434 and PT462 getting some TLC this afternoon...




Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The Two Seat Spitfire Page book

I've been adding photos to the Facebook group, "The Two Seat Spitfire Page", as and when I have had the chance to capture the T9 residents/visitors at Duxford, and when the owner, Greg Davis, ran a "design a logo" competition my submission won, so I was pleased that it has been included on the cover of his newly published book.

It's a round up of all the two seater Spitfires extant today, and a handy reference for those interested in this mark of Spitfire or who may have had the opportunity to fly in/fly a Spitfire.

It can be purchased here - 
https://www.thegreatbritishbookshop.co.uk/book/greg-davis/the-two-seat-spitfires


Sunday, 15 April 2018

April 15 1945 - Liberation of Bergen-Belsen

I visited Belsen in 1981 - something I will never forget....


Saturday, 14 April 2018

Sunshine!

Dropped in to DX as the sun had finally broken through - busy GA fly in day today and a GeekCon event in Airspace.
Managed to catch PT462 with her tail feathers attached and giving rides -
Classic Wings Tiger Moths were also busy with passenger flights...



Friday, 13 April 2018

Saunter:: 13.IV.18

Managed to grab a few quick snaps as KH774 was pulled out of H3...

Spitfire T9 NH341, MkIX TD314 and Mustang IV KH774...


Thursday, 12 April 2018

Saunter:: 12.IV.18

As it seems to be the topic (or at least was) over on a historic aviation forum, thought I'd take a photo of the DH.9 today on the way in to work...
Also the Sea Fury SR661...
Opposite ends of the piston power spectrum.


Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Two Seat Roundup...

Someone asked me the other day how many two seat Spitfires there are,  so I drew up this brief list...














The surviving original two seaters are:
T8 Vickers Prototype (from MkVIII)
MT818 (Vickers Canopy) Airworthy UK

T9 Vickers  (from MkIX) (Irish Air Corps)
MJ627 (158)(Vickers Canopy) Airworthy UK
MJ772 (159) (Vickers Canopy) Under Repair UK
PV202 (161)(Vickers Canopy) Airworthy UK
ML407 (162)(Grace In Line Canopy Conversion) Airworthy UK
TE308 (163) (Vickers Canopy) USA damaged

T9 Vickers (Indian Air Force)
ML417 (HS543) now reverted to single seat MkIX Airworthy USA

The T9 "Modern" conversions are:
PT462 (“Grace” Canopy) Airworthy UK
SM520 (Vickers Canopy) Airworthy UK
NH431 (Vickers Canopy) Airworthy UK
MH367 (“Grace” Canopy) Airworthy NZ




Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Saunter 4.IV.18

56th Rescue Squadron HH60 Pave Hawk was operating at DX today - making a breezy day a little bit more breezy...


Sunday, 1 April 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!