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.
Thursday 4th July 2019
Another very, very hot Thursday at Duxford. Plenty warbirds parked out on the grass but the only one’s flying while I was there were Spitfire/PV202 and the Lysander, both on passenger flights. There were a few others having engine runs including the PAN AM DC-3/N877MG, which is down to appear at Flying Legends next weekend, which had spent a few days inside having a bit of TLC from the ARCo engineers.
Saturday 6th July 2019
A bit of a warbird Saturday which started just after the museum opened when the Anglia Aircraft Restorations Buchon/Yellow 7, Spitfire Mk FRXIVe/MV268 and Spitfire Mk Vc/EE602 flew off together for the weekend to take part in the Wales Airshow at Swansea. Harvard IIB/G-TSIX, based at Earls Colne near Colchester, was visiting and spent most of the morning circuit bashing. Classic Wings were busy with Rapide, Tiger Moth and Harvard flights along Spitfire’s PV202 and N3200 with fly-in and with flights. B-17/Sally-B flew down to Headcorn to take part in their Battle of Britain Air Show. In the order taken.
Thursday 11th July 2019
Pre-Legends Thursday was reasonably busy with test/handling/aerobatic flights. Comanche Fighter’s P-51B Mustang/ “Berlin Express”/(N515ZB) had an air test in the morning and then in the afternoon, along with P-51D Mustang/'The Hun Hunter \Texas'/(N351MX) flew out of Duxford for Biggin Hill and despite rumours and speculation that they were going to be broken down and containerised for the trip back to America, both aircraft turned up in one piece in Switzerland. GIRTY/The Silver Spitfire had a handling flight in the morning and in the afternoon flew out for a 4 hour cross country flight. The Lysander and Harvard/’Taz’ went out on an air-to-air photoshoot. In order taken.
Friday 12th July 2019
A very quiet, flying wise, pre Legends Friday but we did get to witness the latest warbird display team with ‘ARCo Formation’ consisting of Spitfire FR XVIII/SM854, Spitfire TR.IXc/PV202, Spitfire Mk LFXVIe/TD248, Hispano HA.1112-M1L Buchon/Yellow 10 and P-51D Mustang/Sharkmouth. They flew several circuits as a formation and then into a tail chase, which I just stood and watched, and then the FR XVIII did 5 minutes of solo aerobatics. They were not down to fly as a team in Legends. A few more air tests and solo display routines were flown.
Friday 26th July 2019
Another warbird Friday morning at Duxford. It started when an all white French Air Force Twin Otter arrived and parked up for a couple of hours. P-47D, Buchon, TF51D Mustang and Spitfire Vc flew north for the weekend for airshow duty at Sunderland and East Fortune for the Scottish airshow. The Catalina left a bit later also heading to Scotland. Two-seat Spitfires PV202 and PT462 were passenger flying. To the west of Duxford there was a long thin rain front stretching from the south coast to probably Scotland that was heading North. Fortunately it stayed to the west of Duxford and made for some interesting backdrops. In the order taken.