1st October 2015
Another quiet sunny day at Duxford and following its initial engine runs yesterday, Bronco/G-BZGL was towed to the end of Runway 06 for about an hours worth of engine runs before returning back to ARCo. Having been emptied of American Air Museum aircraft, the T-33 was returned to Airspace for temporary storage and was joined by the FSM Spitfire from hangar 4 for a corporate event that was due to take place. TFC had a bit of a hangar shuffle and the final glazing supports were finally fitted in place at the AAM this morning
Camera Used: Sony Alpha A-58 SLT + Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD Lens & Sony Alpha A-77II SLT & Sony 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G SSM Lens
15th October 2015
A couple of weeks since my last visit to Duxford so a bit of catch up for me with a bit of a shuffle around in 5 hangar with the T-33 and F-100D receiving a bit of attention and the He162A all on its own in the spray bay. In hangar 2/North, the east end had been cleared for the motorbikes auction on Tuesday as part of the H&H car auctions that were taking place in AirSpace and the west end of 2 hangar was a bit packed with war birds. Outside, B-17/Sally-B had its wingtips clipped ready to go into hangar 2 for winter maintenance and the Catalina was towed out onto the airfield for a final engine run of the year before it goes inside for the winter. Outside AirSpace, as the inside was being cleared of the auction paraphernalia, Lot 64 a 1931 Cadillac 370-A V12 Coupe caught my eye more for the bullet riddled front windscreen than any thing else.
25th October 2015
Had several visits to Duxford since my last posting but not a lot is happening at the moment. Today the Catalina joined Sally-B in hangar 2/north for winter maintenance and in hangar 3, the French registered Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 has had its Wright R-3350-26WD engine removed. It developed a problem while displaying at the Flying Legends air show and I was told metal parts were found in the engine oil system. In hangar 5, the deconstruction of the F-100 is continuing prior to its return to the US.
31st October 2015
Surprised to see this morning the Biggin Hill two seat Spitfire/MJ627 sitting on the grass next to the control tower all ready to go but not going any where because of the mist covering the area. It cleared enough early afternoon for flying to start. In hangar 2, winter maintenance continues on the multi-engined war birds with the Catalina down to one engine. The Quilt Show was in full swing in AirSpace but again couldn't see any aviation related quilts.