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DX September Show 2018

AviationPosted by Gary Sun, September 02, 2018 11:06:49
I can only make thursday pre-show this year due to work and stuff. Hoping to see or catch a glimpse of 'JR's new restoration 'Lizzie' which the last time I saw was with 'Joe' in the forge end shop 2006/7 ? Christ where does the time go ?. Possible latest Hurricane off the production-line is a 'possible' so I understand from a trusted source. Hope also to see the totally restored PR Spitfire from the 'JR' stable too. I read there are tickets only available now wirh 'Anglia Trains' and punters should check for industrial action to be on the safe side. I assume Duxford School is opening up for the two-day event and good on them. No 'White 14' as yet but as you know things can change, but word from two sources in the south used the term 'don't hold your breath' !!

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War 'Walkies' Rolls Royce Hucknall

AviationPosted by Gary Sun, August 19, 2018 15:00:55
Ages since I was last up there, so went to see the condition of the former company airfield and whats become of it. A nature trail/walk has been set up with at least two water lagoons with reeds for wildfowl included. Private house building is well underway along with rented homes too which look like housing association houses. Got to walk on the main runway maybe for the last time and missed 'Chaz' being there but did think about him as I stood there with 'louie'. Control tower is still there and being used as a fire/security office. We were both 'cream crackered' by the time we got home.



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Delayed CR.42 Shots.

AviationPosted by Gary Sat, July 14, 2018 21:10:27
Seen in the TFC hangar were Bob photographed it. I wondered if Key Publishing had got exclusive photo rights to it.


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FL2018 Thursday 'Arrivals 12-7-2018

AviationPosted by Gary Thu, July 12, 2018 21:53:29
Just a few 'snaps' from today's 'Jolly' to IWM/DX/FL 2018 . Not posted any shots of CR.42 because Bruce Almighty's right-hand man asked me not too until Saturday. But I'll assume the boss will be posting anyway. Looking good for you.


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Lincolnshire outing with 'H'

AviationPosted by Gary Wed, June 20, 2018 19:54:16
'H' asked me to take him to East Kirkby to see his mate Tony Agar working on the Mosquito down from Elvington. Bearing in mind 'H' is not 100% how could I refuse to take him even though my own thoughts are that 'Joe Public' is being thrown a 'kipper' regarding the return to flight of Avro Lancaster 'JJ'. Anyway here are some snaps of the days visit. The two new 'Nissen' huts are almost complete and due to have installed the trucks and pieces of crash-sites from the main hangar to make more room for restoring various pieces of historic equipment. Tony Agar was indeed there today working on his pride and joy in the vain hope of getting it ready for the August Airshow as a 'static' thingy. Called into RAF Coningsby to see the 5pm display involving a Spitfire and Typhoon but we heard it was 'scrubbed' because of the wind speed and so me and 'H' had another cup of tea and went right home.


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RNAS Yeovilton 7-6-2018

AviationPosted by Gary Fri, June 08, 2018 22:00:48
Visited RNAS Yeovilton yesterday and again paid the price regarding the long journey.


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OW/SC 3-6-2018

AviationPosted by Gary Mon, June 04, 2018 05:56:26


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DX 3-6-2018

AviationPosted by Gary Sun, June 03, 2018 20:57:40
Popped into DX this morning on the way to Old Warden.


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More TXI67 shots

AviationPosted by Gary Sun, May 06, 2018 16:24:47
A few more shots of Avro Anson TX167 showing the detail and worked gone into the re-paint. Oh and sadly there were no road-cones to be seen anywhere, but I've treated you to a JCB and fuel pump because I know your into that sort of thingsmiley


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Sywell 5-5-2018

AviationPosted by Gary Sat, May 05, 2018 21:46:39
Missed the Jug by about three hours, but young 'Mr Grace' returned with the Sea Fury. Out came 'Red 11' and the Grace Spitfire to practice for the Abingdon show.



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Shuttleworth 5-5-2018

AviationPosted by Gary Sat, May 05, 2018 21:34:02
Got 'out there' today at Old Warden taking three 'pit-stops' in the process to get there and lunch at Sywell. Did not see the Did see the newly re-painted Avro Anson 19 srs this morning before heading back north to Sywell. No red and white road cones to be seen anywhere.


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ARCO 'Lizzie'

AviationPosted by Gary Sat, April 28, 2018 15:55:56
Anyone have any idea what the colour scheme will be for the roll-out of ARCO 's Westland Lysander ? Target-tug yellow and black similar to the CWH Example or Tempsford colour-scheme ?


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Duxford pre-60th 'Jolly'.

AviationPosted by Gary Sat, March 24, 2018 18:13:29
Had a run out this morning to Duxford with the intention of going onto Shuttleworth to see AR501 no longer in bits but started to feel unwell, so ran for home. Saw 'Pen Pusher' aka Brian Marshall doing what he loves doing in the Aerospace hangar. Great to see him out there and looked like he had spied something from the top gallery walkway. HAC was going 'punter's ' a £70 'special' and all seem to going well. Bruce Almighty's aircraft were in'bits' which is normal for this time of year. Some images contain certain items which some viewer's might find disturbingsmiley


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Legend at Legends ?

AviationPosted by Gary Sat, March 17, 2018 19:11:07
Nope, not me a Russian IL.2 powered by an Allison and under-going flight testing and 'yap' about them wanting to bring it to FL/DX. But pending the flight testing going to plan and no more 'nerve-agent' incidents fingers crossed.


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RAF Cosford 11-3-2018

AviationPosted by Gary Sun, March 11, 2018 20:06:23
The Ju 88 has now been fully put together as also the Me 262 at the museum. seen 11-3-2018.


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