Wednesday, 10 October 2018

DX TX :: 10.X.18 :: saunter

Wander round today was interrupted by the Sea Fury SR661 doing some spirited aeros, PV202 looks to have got a seasonal delivery job, PT462 has some new 'markings' and "Contrary Mary" was out and about as well...




Sunday, 23 September 2018

Airshow Noshow







A small selection of photos I took at the September Air Show 2017  - about as close to seeing the same sight this year after I decided not to go to the September air show at Duxford.
I'd got complimentary tickets for the Saturday but when I went to buy a parking permit towards the end of August (with still a month to go) they'd all gone.
The weather forecast and prospect of trying to park at an external site and get bussed in/out added to the decision to miss this year.
The forecast for Sunday looked even worse so hope the 25,000 or so ticket holders at least get some flying for their money.

Next year I'll get the parking permit as early as possible! Now, where did I put that 17 Spitfire tailchase video from 2015?...

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

DX TX : 19.IX.18

Very windy day at Duxford today - very little out on the airfield, and if it isn't tied down it may end up in Norfolk! ARCo's Stephenson Hangar full to the brim and hard to get a decent shot from the "viewing room" due to the pesky reflections. But PV202 and PT462 were inside amongst other aircraft (total of 8 x Spitfire, 2 x P-51, 1 x Buchon as far as I could see).


Thursday, 13 September 2018

DX TX :: 13.IX.19 :: Sunny Saunter...

After lunch a saunter around the site to see what was what...

EP120 outside H2

PT462 gets some engine fettling

N3200 and TD314 enjoy some September sunshine

MiG 15 and Vampires on jet pan (vintage filter)

EP120 from another angle

MH434 with temporary codes 

Hurricane Mk1 V7497 flew in - soon to be a permanent resident
The vintage jets again...

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

"Wingman" on board...

"Maya" has a buddy....
"Brogue"
Been on 'squadron strength' for just over a month now.


Monday, 20 August 2018

Monday machinery...

Some of the hardware on display today...





Wednesday, 15 August 2018

First thing photo :: 15.VIII.18

Snapped Hun Hunter outside as I drove in this morning...
And her last time over here in 2011 in her previous guise as "February".



Saturday, 21 July 2018

Blue skies...


Thursday, 19 July 2018

Hangarage Reportage :: 19.VII.18

A few shots of some of the residents in H2 this lunchtime...






Sunday, 15 July 2018

FL2018 :: some pics...

Went on Saturday and some new 'faces' on the flight line to add to the gallery...
Fiat CR-42 outside at last, four Buchons recreating the scene at Duxford 50 years ago, P-51 "Trusty Rusty" with "Contrary Mary/Miss Velma"...
Did chuckle at the old Feuerwehr vehicle repurposed as a fish and chip van - maybe they needed to include a German schnellimbiss menu?...

No apologies for the "BuchonFest" - White 9, Red 11, Yellow 7 and Yellow 10 - flying an attack on Duxford with Spitfires scrambled to fight them off...

More pics to follow -







Thursday, 12 July 2018

Saunter :: 12.VII.18

Run up to Flying Legends 2018 and activity levels at DX are increasing...
In the order they were taken.