Couldn't go north without popping in to Duxford could I? We avoided the 'burger joint' this time but it would still be hard to recommend the catering in their other outlet and I also passed up the opportunity to partake of the quilting show taking place in the front of the super hangar! Anyway, had a wander around for an hour or so and found most of the usual suspects undergoing winter maintenance.
AviationPosted by Peter Smith Fri, March 08, 2019 19:08:22 Arrived up north, put the news on and he's innocent. Clearly I'm only an armchair judge and not privy to all the evidence but like Gaz I'm struggling to see how Andy Hill has escaped again. Clearly he does have a charmed life.
"We’re taking the 2020 Farnborough International Airshow back to its roots as an industry trade event. The show will run from Mon 20 July to Fri 24 July, meaning the public weekend will not happen."
The show apparently struggles to make money these days and the 2018 event was not well received after changes brought about following Shoreham. So, with the possible exception of making the Friday a public day, it seems the Farnoborough air show is no more. Seems a shame for the enthusiasts but they clearly did not get what they wanted last time around and nothing is likely to change in that respect.
So the brother in law has had these framed signed nicolas trudgian prints for some years and has nowhere to put them as they are quite big. He offered them to me. Seemed rude to say no. Just need to find some wall space now!
Not had the time to watch much of this yet but here's Andrew Panton talking about Just Jane's history and potential restoration to fly including, I have see, some stuff about why the main spar is being left until the end of the resto.
AviationPosted by Peter Smith Mon, February 11, 2019 17:56:08 I see that a special photo day is in the offing. If the weather plays ball, not a given even in August, then the Bomber County photo day at East Kirby could be a nice event with close up access to both the Mossie and Lanc and lunch thrown in, as it were. But as I've been up close to a Lanc and snapped the Mossie at its previous home at Elvington I don't think I'll be battling for one of the 30 tickets at £160 a pop, or £320 to take the wingman, plus travel and an overnight stay. Bit too much to justify unfortunately.
The special D-Day event Daks over Duxford will be held on 4 and 5 June. Tickets are £25 each and must be purchased in advance.
"Synonymous with the D-Day Landings, more than 30 'Daks' will descend upon IWM Duxford on 4 and 5 June. Over two days, mass parachute jumps and flight displays will take place across the museum ahead of the epic cross-channel flight on 5 June.
On the ground, D-Day related displays and activities will further bring the extraordinary story of D-Day to life. Full schedule to be announced"
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