12th November 2015

Weather wise a very nice day but the clouds did roll in and the wind did get up a bit in the afternoon. The de-construction of the F-100 continues in hangar 5 with the tail feathers now removed. With Terence the Tug receiving a bit of TLC, I believe, his place has been taken by Theresa the Tug in her fetching red livery. The Buchon was taken down to ARCo. In hangar 2 I-spied a Yak-3/'White 100' parked up and TFC were busy with winter maintenance. The Duxford based Stampe SV4 went for a test flight early afternoon as it got dark and windy.

Duxford Bimble's ~ November 2015



Camera Used: Sony Alpha A-58 SLT + Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD Lens  & Sony Alpha A-77II SLT & Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 SP Di VC USD lens

25th November 2015

I only went to Duxford on Wednesday as it was about the only day this week where rain wasn't  forecast and a very nice, if a bit chilly, day it was to. Good decision to go as early afternoon a Belgian registered Rockwell 690B Turbo Commander dropped in to drop off the pilot for the Rockwell/North American Bronco that has been resident at Duxford since it arrived in September 2001. An hour later they both fired up and the Bronco went up for a couple of circuits over Duxford before heading east for Belgium followed by the Turbo Commander. There was a bit more flying going on with a couple of Grob Tutor visitors from RAF Cranwell and the Chipmunk pair were flying around. Since my last visit, the Heinkel He 162/Volksjäger has been moved from hangar 5 for display in AirSpace. Winter maintenance is still going on and B-17/Sally-B had the leading edge to her starboard wing removed for internal inspection and revealing the girder work of the wing spar.

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