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 8th August 2019
A quiet Thursday at Duxford. Fox Moth/ZK-AGM left to attend the Moth meet across the border at Old Warden. Work has started on bringing the Norwegian Dakota back to life with the broken engine being removed. Amongst the visitors were three helicopters with Gazelle/G-ONNE and two Army Wildcat’s dropping in for fuel. The Navion flew over head east to west in the morning and dropped in during the afternoon on it’s way back home. In the order taken.
Thursday 15th August 2019
A blustery Thursday at Duxford but plenty of flying. The Norwegian Dakota saga continues. After a spin around the jet pan, to test the brakes, the Dak made its way to the runway for a test flight but developed a problem and returned to the jet pan. Still there when I left. P-51’s Sharkmouth and Miss Helen flew several times throughout the day with a display routine from both and Spitfire/PV202 was passenger flying. The museum was holding one of its photography workshop days with a USAAF theme. Out on the airfield was P-47 ‘Nellie B’ with a couple of reenactors in period costume with the Stearman providing a chance for the photographers to get in a spot of ground to air photography. In the order taken.
Saturday 17th August 2019
A very quiet and again a very blustery day at Duxford. The Ultimate Warbirds display team briefly congregated at Duxford before heading south for the weekend to attend the Biggin Hill air show. Spitfire 1/N3200 & T9/PT462 were flying with Classic Wings who had their Rapides flying but no Tiger Moth’s. GA visitors you could count on one hand and as I said, very quiet so I left early.
Wednesday 21st August 2019
A very busy Wednesday at Duxford with lots of visitors for the ‘Showcase Day’, normally held on a Sunday but this one was mid-week for the school holidays. The theme was the commemoration of VJ Day. Flying started as the museum doors opened with the Lysander, not part of the showcase day, doing a practice display as it was heading off to the Netherlands for an airshow there the next day. The showcase flying was split into two slots with the first at 1pm with the Stearman, Hawk 75, Spitfire V, standing in for the P-36 & P-40C which were both broken, Bearcat and two Furies, the T.20 and Mk.11. The second slot was at 3pm with the Catalina, Wildcat and Corsair.
Thursday 29th August 2019
A very mixed day of flying at Duxford on Thursday. Apart from the usual visiting GA types an Avro 504 flew. A Gazelle helicopter with a Huingarian registration dropped in for a visit and fuel and Buchon/White 5 touched down from Sywell and joined the rest of the fleet in hangar 3. Catalina was crew training three of the four Ultimate Fighters Display Team left for air show duty at the Bournemouth.