Spifires at Duxford

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  1. Geedee

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    #1 Geedee, Aug 9, 2012
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    Last weekend, Tony (Rocketeer) and I went to Duxford for the annual Spitfires and Merlins event.

    This year was very special as there were two new Spitfires on the hollowed grass at this Wartime airfield..... a Mk 1 and a Mk 46. Thats each end of the spectrum. Why special ?... These two babes were Tony's and for the first time, we were exhibiting instead of attending to look at the show through the camera viewfinder.

    We were stationed right next to the two Merlins (One belongs to Peter and I can't for the life of me remember who owns and runs the other one for which I do apologise !) and ontop of bring his Spitfies to DX, Tony also got to play with the loud lever on Peters Merlin. To say Tony was on a high would have been a collosal miss-understatement....he's still grinning like a Cheshire Cat !!. Heres a link to one of the video's I took (not showing Tony !!) and proof positive that when you have puddles, nothing, but absolutely nothing, gets rid of 'em better than a Merlin on full song :)


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP77r5skcFE

    Because we were exhibiting, we didn't get the chance to get around and have a look at the other stuff on display, so didn't get the chance to take too many pictures as we were pretty much nonstop (apart from when it rained !) talking to the visitors

    Heres some of the pics I took and I'll leave Tony to finish off with his thoughts and pics. Highlights for me were getting quitely deafened by the two Merlins running about 45 feet away from me, watching the the Spitfire pair flown by Lee Proudfoot and Charlie Brown being put through a beautifully choreographed display and the solo display by an airworthy Mk1. Already looking forward to next years event !!
     

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    Superb shots Gary!!!!!:notworthy: :headbang: :notworthy: Those are HIGH QUALITY sir!:cool:
     
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    Cool shots Gary!
     
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    two thumbs up....lovely weather I see.

    Cheers,

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    Beaut pics as usual Gary!
     
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    Excellent shots!
     
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    Thanx for starting the thread Gaz...great fun day
     

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    Beaut pics Gary and Tony! Bit wet was it ....... I'm running away, honest !
     
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    Nice shots Tony!
     
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