Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Daks @ Dux

Caught the arrival of DC-3 N8336C "Spirit Of Benovia" today - "Miss Montana" N24320 arriving just after...
The other Daks @ Dux already here...
(★ - D-Day veteran)






Legends Airways C-47 N26541

Pan Am DC-3  N33611 "Clipper Tabitha May"

N103NA "Flabob Express"

N45366/268830 "D-Day Doll" ★

N62CC/330647 "Virginia Ann" ★

N74589/224064 "Placid Lassie" ★

N47E/0-30665 "Miss Virginia" 

 N47SJ/348608 "Betsy's Biscuit Bomber"

N47TB/292847 "That's All Brother" ★

Monday, 27 May 2019

"Betsy's Biscuit Bomber" en route DX

1235hrs had C-47 N47SJ "Betsy's Biscuit Bomber" pass overhead at 2715' on her final leg to Duxford from Prestwick.
Escorted by local flyer...


Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Saunter 22.V.19

Few shots from lunchtime stroll - first of many arrivals for the 
Days Over Duxford/Normandy events -  
Pan Am DC-3  N33611 "Clipper Tabitha May"  
Some of the usual residents and a nice little Jaguar sports car...






Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Apparently...

...among World War II pilots who underwent training at Sywell were Pierre Clostermann and Paddy Finucane, who soloed there.

John Niven served with both these pilots in his time on 602 City Of Glasgow Sqn.

Another cool factor to my flight in ML407 from Sywell.



John Niven posing with Pierre Clostermann's Spitfire.
Paddy Finucane OC 602 Sqn, Kenley '42

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

A month ago...

...I was getting strapped into ML407 for my second Spitfire experience. Just a few more photos from the day from onlookers.

Pre-flight safety brief - in cockpit items.
Taxi out under a dark sky.
Off we set...
Air to air from UWF's Vans RV7 - what a bonus!
Run & break over Sywell.
All too soon, it is over...