Photographic Equipment Used: Sony Alpha A6000 CSC & Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 Di-III VC Lens & Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens.
Saturday 1st June 2019
In amongst all the Dakotas on Saturday, there was a handful of war birds flying. Classic Wings were using MJ627, from Biggin Hill, for their Fly in a Spitfire as their usual mount, PV202, had gone to Headcorn to replace the Aero Legends NH341 as that was in ARCo having an engine problem fixed. Mid-morning and NH341 emerged and went up for an air test and then left for Headcorn. TFC’s P-40F went up for a handling flight with a spot of aerobatics over the airfield on it’s return and late in the day the Bearcat went flying. In the order taken.
Saturday 29th June 2019
A very, very hot day at Duxford. G-IRTY went flying again and after a spot of aerobatics over the airfield from Spitfire/EE602 and followed a short while later by Hurricane/R4418 both left for the day. Spitfire/PL983 was roped off outside the American Air Museum which held a private party the evening before. Lots of visiting GA types including Piper Super Cub/N45458, with an under fuselage pannier, and Yak-52/(G-BVXK) which made a change from the usual Cessna and Piper types. The British Antarctic Survey Twin Otter had a couple of flights during the day. In the order taken
Saturday 15th June 2019
Apart from a cross wind coming from the south west, making take off and landings interesting especially with the Tiger Moth’s, a cloudy blustery day and busier than I thought it would be. Hurricane Mk 1/V7497 went up for a couple of handling flights, with some aerobatics thrown in, before it departed to Old Warden to take part in their evening show. Spitfire/PV202 was doing it’s usual Classic Wings stuff and B-17/Sally-B went off to Dunsfold on airshow duty there, back Sunday. Historic Aircraft Collection had their Spitfire and Hurricane out on the grass and the Spitfire hadn’t flown by the time I left. Just as I was leaving a micro jet in the shape of an Eclipse 500/2-JEZA touched down and parked up on the jet pan for the night.
Thursday 27th June 2019
There were a few warbird movements at Duxford on Thursday. The Catalina was doing circuits and the Nord 1002 Pingouin II/(Messerschmitt Bf 108) took advantage of the blue sky and sunshine and went off for a couple of hours touring. TFC Mk.V Spitfire had low rev engine run before being taken to the tie down area for some high rev engine runs. As the Hawker Fury didn’t fly during the Historic Aircraft Collection pilot training day on Saturday, Dave Harvey got as far as the 06/Charlie hold when the Fury decided it didn’t want to play any more. It did get airbourne a couple of hours later in what I believe was ‘Harvs’ first flight in the Fury. Early afternoon in wall to wall sunshine, The Boultbee Flight Academy/IWC Round The World Spitfire Mk.LF.IX/(G-IRTY) broke cover outside ARCo. It had a compass swing, a taxi/brake test and then a first post restoration flight in the hands of John Romain. In the order taken.