224 days later...

 ...an RTB (Return To Base) and a saunter around IWM Duxford in a non-working capacity (still WFH).

The "Spitfaux" I 'X4474' is now on show between Hangars 4 and 5. Featured pilot is Sergeant Bernard Jennings 19 Sqn Duxford.

Not a lot happening to be honest apart from the occasional flight of a AT-6D Harvard III G-BGOR/14863 and a couple if GA movements in/out.

Aerial Collective's Spitfire T9 PT462 was parked out and would later go up with a passenger.

Arrivals in another form were some classic cars for the upcoming H&H auction in Airspace. My eye was caught by a pretty little 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce. Expected price £60-70,000!


Books :: Two Seat Spitfires - The Complete Story

Recommended reading for anyone interested in the history of the Spitfire T9. Written by Greg Davis, John Sanderson and Peter Arnold it covers the development of the Spitfire Trainer by Vickers, with the MkVIII prototype MT818, and later the conversion of surplus MkIXs. Survivors of the original Vickers conversions are featured with in depth histories of each aircraft as well as modern converted aircraft.

Costing £29.95 + P&P (rates vary)

Available here - https://www.fast-print.net/bookshop/2288/two-seat-spitfires-the-complete-story

2017 :: The Dragon arrives...

 October 2017 saw the permanent arrival at DX of PT462 "The Dragon Spitfire"...

...and eventually a new look.