Duxford Flying Legends 2009

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  1. trackend

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    Its that time again this weekend guys for FL at Duxford, as per usual I am attending for both days of flying and I shall post some snaps of this years event although the weather out look is a bit iffy.
    If any of you model makers etc need images of anything special, : eg parts of specific aircraft for your projects let me know either here or by PM and I'll do my best (access permiting) to get some shots for you most of the museums aircraft can be found if you browse through here Imperial War Museum Duxford > Explore

    I will be interested to look around the latest addition to the static collection (a Typhoon Eurofighter) and see the F15's new paint job. hopefully I will have some shots ready to post on here by Monday as I do much of my image processing on a note book at the campsite.

    catch you guys on the flip side
    Lee
     
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    have agreat weekend Trackend, wish i was there with you
     
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    Hi Lee - have a great weekend, I'll be looking forward to watch your photos. ;)
    Wish I could be there, that would be great. :)
     
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    Might bump into you sometime over the weekend Lee (its OK, not just as you're about to take a stunning pic!) as Tony (Rocketeer) and I are up there from Friday morning... about half tennish... for whole weekend.

    I tend to go to the extreme left hand side of the crowdline for my shots...get some great top-side shots as they come curving down onto the dsiplay flightline.

    You will find me wearing an Airshowbuzz.com hat and as long as it not hoofing it down, my Aluminum Overcast flight jacket..with a huge B-17 embroidered across the back.

    We're in digs about 15 clicks away from DX, just past Debden airfield.

    Roll on friday morning !
     
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    #5 trackend, Jul 6, 2009
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    I'm there for sat sun roughing it in a tent. I'll keep me eyes peeled Gary so if I see you I can hide :lol:
    seriously tho??????? hang on a mo I was serious
    Ill be the lard arse with the luminous orange ruck sack and Avirex baseball hat. Depending on the weather I'll have my camera gear waist coat with a Sally B and my old mans combined ops badge on. Say hello, Ill buy you a pint and we can all drink a toast to Bob Chamberlain We may be the other side of the pond but we are all mates, hurt one we all hurt.
    Catch you at the weekend Gary.
    all the best Lee
     
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    #6 Geedee, Jul 6, 2009
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    Aaaaargh, please dont tell me they're allowing tents on the crowdline now !!!!....mental note to self, must get some plasterers stilts then I dont need a ladder !:lol:

    Only joking mate. and yer'on for pint if we do meet, and raise a glass ?...absolutely definitely !. I have a number of guys whom I feel a need to 'toast', from various WW2 crash sites I know of, so not only will I include Bob and his passenger, but also the 2 RAF Tornado chaps who didn't make it back to base last week. Might even bring along a few big ceeegars and toast 'em in style. Must try and tie it into the missing man flypast they allways put on.

    We also need to make sure that we dont post identical pics from Monday onwards !
     
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    Hi lee
    I volenter there so if you need to get close up i mite beable to get you there. The f15's paint job is great, haven't seen the euro fighter there yet but i have not been round museum for some time. I will be there sunday only live 45mins away. Richard
     
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    #8 trackend, Jul 6, 2009
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    Great Richard hope to meet and say hello keep an eye out for (as described above)
    I spoke to a guy last year about volunteering when I retire he came from Chelmsford so Im not a rediculous distance away its the really early start to get the best spot I hate thats why I stay nearby on flying days

    Listen Gary ;) we cant all afford to Fridays off some of use have to work for a living [​IMG]
    Actually what I save by camping means I can give a few more quid to the Sally B fund. Blowing yet another engine (the 3rd) means £80,000 up the spout and I want her to be flying again real soon
     
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    Hi Lee and Gary,

    enjoy your FL weekend and post as much as possible pics then...
    Lee, Sally B is airworthy, right?
     
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    Hope you have a great weekend, Lee, Gary and Tony - you lucky Bar Stewards! Wish I could get there!
    If there's any chance of getting near to TFC's Spit XIV, could you get a shot of the air intake front, and the rudder trim tab actuator please? But ONLY if it's convenient for you, don't go missing good shots just for my lazy ar**ed benefit!!
    Cheers,
    Terry.
     
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    Cheers guys
    Sorry to have to tell you Roman Sally B is grounded till they can find a replacement power plant, a crank shaft bearing on number one engine failed, I was lucky to see her in the air for the only time this year at the spring show and even then the engine was choughing a bit when they throttled up i think they must have had oil feed problems although Im not sure if the Cyclon is a wet sump engine or not.
    (did you manage to access the FL cd pics I sent you ok?)

    Will do Terry cant guarantee the TT actuators but I always do the flight line walk so if shes there I'll do my best then send you some full frame images. intake should be a doddle to get laying on the ground may be able to get some in the air also.
     
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    Yes Lee, I did get them and they are beautiful! Thx again!
    Sorry to hear about Sally B. So all the time the problems with the same engine...did they last year replace it for a new one or they overhauled it?
     
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    #13 Airframes, Jul 6, 2009
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    Thanks very much Lee! It's the actual opening into the front of the intake I'm after, either MkXIV, XVIII, PR19, 22 etc, they all have the same intake,but don't bust a gut to get it mate! It's more important you enjoy the show! Daft thing is, I've had so many opportunities to get the shots when I've worked with a FRXIV and the BBMF's PR19's, but never thought I'd need such a detail shot!
    EDIT:- Nearly forgot! I missed the Post today, as it was pi..er..persisting down, and I didn't want to dissolve! But the CD and stuff should hit the Post Office tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday), 1st Class, so you should have it on Wednesday.
     
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    You guys have some fun for me and I'm looking forward to the pick posts.:greenjumpers::cool:
     
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    Cheers Aaron

    It was a rebuild Roman. One has failed twice but it was a zero hours build they bought from the states originally that seized so it was rebuilt now its failed again as for the other engine they only said it was a faulty unit.
    problem is the P&W engines used in the 17 despite the numbers kept in storage after WW2 are now very hard to find at a price that a charity funded aircraft can afford we had a £250,000 donation the other year from a great old boy but thats been sucked up sorting out these bloody engines, we have a loyal group of 4000+ members however and I am confident she will be flying her memorial flights over the UK again.

    Thanks AF I am much obliged still studying reference work on the wimpy and have a pilots notes booklet that has a couple of good cockpit images, so I suspect it will be a winter start to the project.
     
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    This is the latest list opf participants...

    Flying Legends 2009 Visiting Participating Aircraft

    North American P-51 Mustangs
    P-51D-25 Mustang 44-72917
    P-51D-25 Mustang 44-73149
    P-51D-25 Mustang 44-73877
    P-51D-30 Mustang 44-74427
    TF-51D-25 Mustang 44-84847
    Cavalier F-51D Mustang 44-10753a

    Vickers-Supermarine Spitfires
    Spitfire F IIA P7350
    Spitfire F VB BM597
    Spitfire F IX MH434
    Spitfire F IXE PL344
    Spitfire LF XVIE TD248
    Spitfire F XVIII SM845
    Spitfire PR XIX PS890
    Seafire F XVII SX336

    Hawker Hurricanes
    Hurricane I R4118
    Hurricane IIC PZ865
    Hurricane XII RCAF 5711
    Sea Hurricane IB Z7105

    Yak Fighters
    Yak-3UA 0470107
    Yak-3U 170101
    Yak-9UM 0470406
    Yak-9UM 0917918

    Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17G-85 Flying Fortress 44-8846 (Pink Lady ?...hopefully Sally B will be wheeled out for the static)

    North American B-25 Mitchells
    B-25D-30 Mitchell 43-3318/KL161
    B-25J-20 Mitchell 44-29507
    B-25J-35 Mitchell 45-8811

    Douglas A-1 Skyraiders
    AD-4NA Skyraider BuNo 126933
    AD-4NA Skyraider BuNo 124143

    Piper J-3C-65 Cubs
    J-3C-65 Cub G-AKAZ
    J-3C-65 Cub G-RRSR


    Hawker Fury/Sea Fury
    Fury ISS 37514
    Sea Fury T 20

    Fokker Dr I replicas
    Dr I G-FOKI
    Dr I G-CDXR
    Dr I G-BVGZ

    Other Participants
    C-53D 42-68823 (11750/LN-WND)
    Ju 52/3mg2e Wk-Nr 5489
    Bf 108 D-EBEI
    Hind ‘K5414’
    Swordfish I W5856
    HA-1112-M1L Buchón C.4K-102
    FW 190 (static)
    Lockheed 12A Electra Junior 1287/F-AZLL
    Thulin A/Blériot XI
    1-131E Jungmann G-BSAJ
    Lancaster B I PA474
    Morane D-3801 J-143
    Caudron C.460 Rafale replica
    Nieuport 17/23 replica G-BWMJ
    Gladiator I L8032
    P-40N Warhawk 42-105915
    Nimrod II K3661
    YC-43 Traveller N295BS
    Lysander IIIA V9552
    The Aerostars Team

    I was kinda hoping the Super Constellation would make a visit but she's not down to show which is a pity. And hopefully, TFC will wheel out a good selection for the static lineup as well if the issues havent been resolved by then.
     
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    Doesn't Duxford have that F4U (or FG-1D)?
     
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    #18 Geedee, Jul 7, 2009
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    Yup indeed they do...

    The Fighter Collection - Corsair

    It would appear that some of the TFC 'Planes may not be flying at this years show which is a huge shame. Hopefully they will get it all resolved quickly.
     
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    #19 Geedee, Jul 7, 2009
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    Are these any use ?

    Knowing me, not only are they not of the air intake but probably the wrong mark as well !. If they are OK, I can send you the full size pics so you dont have to 'blow these ones up'.

    And if I can get thgis link to work...tyou absolutely have to watch this !!!

    SPITFIRE | www.airshowbuzz.com
     

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    Thanks for the posting Gary thats a great line up, can you imagine what the Balbo will be like with that lot in the air.
    (apart from the statics of course)
    I dare say Sally will be sitting in her usual spot as hanger space is at a premium during FL being an ex fighter base the only way they can get her in the hanger is to remove both wing tips.
    With any luck she'll be open for a flight deck visit, when money gets tight every £3 or £4 per visitor soon adds up.
    I am surprised that there is a Stringbag in the line up as FL is clashing with Yeovilton's 100th year of the Fleet air arm celebrations I hope she gets airborne this year as last time the magneto packed up and yet again I missed my all time favourite plane aloft.
    Be the first time I've seen 3 skyraiders cranked up in the same place got to be one the best ground supporters until the
    A10 arrived on the scene.
    So far unfortunately the weather forecast is crap specialy on the Saturday but I dont give a **** being near these beautiful peices of aviation I get so buzzed up that the rain steams when it hits my Barnet.
    However fingers crossed we get a wind shift and we get a good westerly on Friday over Wales etc that would keep that horrible Atlantic low away for a while.
     
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