Duxford Bimble's - September 2016


Camera Used: Sony Alpha A7RII + Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 SP Di USD Lens & Sony Alpha A6300 Compact Systems Camera + Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 Di-III VC.

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Duxford Bimble's - September 2016

4th September 2016

Despite the blustery wind, Sunday was a busy day at Duxford with the ARCo Blenheim and Buchon and the HAC Spitfire and Nimrod II flying off and back on airshow duty. Classic Wings were busy as ever not only with Rapide and Tiger Moth flights but also with 'Fly-In' and 'Fly With A Spitfire' flights. The Comanche Fighters Mk.1 Spitfire/'R9632' had an engine run with added ballast and the Catalina returned, after displaying at Old Warden, with a grass landing after its long weekend away also on air show duty. In the order they were taken although lighting condition for photography were attrcious with haze in the morning and cloud cover in the afternoon.



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8th September 2016

A sunny, blustery day at Duxford, not sure if I've got sunburn or wind burn on my face. Lots of practice displays interspersed with arrivals for the air show and a few departures like the Blenheim and Spitfire/MH434 for Goodwood. A modern interloper gatecrashed the warbird party when a Hercules flew through looking like an exhibit for the Quilt Show. Highlight of the afternoon was the first display of the opening act of the air show, 'The Last Of The Piston Fighters', with the Bearcat and Fury FB.11. following each other around the sky over Duxford. In the order they were taken.

14th September 2016

A very, very quiet day at Duxford with a few warbirds outside for engine runs following a bit of maintenance after the weekend air show.

21st September 2016

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Chipmunk had a test flight today with a 40 minute handling check to the north and apart from that, a very, very quiet day at Duxford again. The Monarch Airlines Bristol Britannia is next in line along Airliner Row to have a bit of a repaint with it slowly being encased in scaffolding.

22nd September 2016

I was expecting another quiet day at Duxford, turned out to be far from it. ARCo and TFC had aircraft from hangar 2/east parked out on the grass before the museum opened. TFC Nimrod and Corsair both went up for handling flights and a spot of aerobatics over the airfield. At around 11.30, as part of their World Tour of the United Kingdom, Champagne 1 and 2 an 'armee de TERRE' Puma and four Gazelle helicopters called in. They had an RAF Puma in tow which I think might have been a camera ship judging by the photographer's on board. The RAF Puma went straight back to Benson and the French stayed for a couple of hours. Between all of this, most of the day was spent at hangar 2/west where the two Comanche Fighters Mk.1 Spitfires were having their film make washed off. Better than watching paint dry I suppose.