IWM Duxford, 4-5 June

VIEW FROM THE GROUND…

Blue Skies Air’s 1937-vintage DC-3A N18121 and Dynamic Aviation’s post-war USAF-schemed C-47A Miss Virginia start to move from their parking spots at Duxford as Miss Montana rolls.
BEN DUNNELL

One aspect of D-Day it had been hoped to avoid during this year’s commemorations was the poor weather. Alas, for the first day of Daks over Duxford, not so. The conditions proved disruptive, strong gusts and squally showers forcing the cancellation of the two mass parachute drops, for which the wind limit was 10kt. But there had still been plenty of ‘Dak’ flying, with a variety of local training and photo sorties. A highlight of the afternoon was a fine solo by Pete Kynsey in the Aces High C-47A, this machine being joined by Placid Lassie and That’s All Brother, piloted by Eric Zipkin and Doug Rozendaal, for three-ship passes.

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