North Weald Diary 2014

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Was FE788 part of the Harvard Formation Team?
BTW where are the team aircraft these days, do they survive including the Beech 18?

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Fantastic photos throughout!
Peter Teichman did a superb routine at Biggin in JJ.

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Wonderful photos all! I'm a sucker for anything Miles, especially!;)

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The Beech They Used Is Now Owned By Andy Foan And Is Painted In The Admirals Barge KP110

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Air Britain Fly-in Sunday visitors

A selection of the Sunday action at the Air Britain Fly-in.

The lovely de Havilland Dragon departed

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/Dragon2-1000_zps62c62ade.jpg

We had a visit from another Miles Messenger

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/MessengerG-AKVZ-1000_zps6ea49472.jpg

This Percival Vega Gull is a frequent attendee as well

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/VegaGull-1000_zpsc59c033f.jpg

There was a Rearwin Sporster too

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/RearwinSpeedsterG-AEOF1-1000_zps4c3754cb.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/RearwinSpeedsterG-AEOF2-1000_zps85df9dd3.jpg

A Wasp was in for maintenance

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The Spitfire also did a display at the Boys Toys Show at Chelmsford

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/SpitfireFinal-1000_zps351aece9.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/SpitfireTaxi-1000_zps19de5104.jpg

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On Monday the Staggerwing departed

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/StaggerwingTakeOff1-1000_zpsa31f739d.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/StaggerwingTakeOff2-1000_zps16af6f01.jpg

Giving us a pas on the way back east

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/StaggerwingPass-1000_zps3b1a0691.jpg

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The Staggerwing is a lovely looking machine until you reach the fin and rudder which look as though they belong to a larger aircraft.

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See that blue light aircraft above the Vega Gull's wingtip..........??

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/VegaGull-1000_zpsc59c033f.jpg

See that bloke in the right hand seat ??? - that's me that is....

You photo must have been taken as we prepared to depart on Sunday afternoon.

We had flown in my friends Van's VR-9........ from his private strip near Malmesbury.

http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/North%20Weald%20Flight/flight_07.jpg

I had a great day and took some photos - so here's some of my selection....

http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/North%20Weald%20Flight/flight_10.jpg

http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/North%20Weald%20Flight/flight_15.jpg

http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/North%20Weald%20Flight/flight_19.jpg

http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/North%20Weald%20Flight/flight_31.jpg

http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/North%20Weald%20Flight/flight_25.jpg

http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/North%20Weald%20Flight/flight_26.jpg

http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/North%20Weald%20Flight/flight_33.jpg

http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/North%20Weald%20Flight/flight_35.jpg

http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/North%20Weald%20Flight/flight_43.jpg

It looks like Saturday was the better day......

Ken

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As far as I know that is the only Rearwin Sportster in the UK. It has to be said that Melvyn Hiscock did a grand job on her.

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That is a Sportster, based at Biggin Hill. Melvyn has a Cloudster, based at Popham. Two different aeroplanes.

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I'm sure G-ANPK will be along shortly but I think I heard him say there were 58 visitors on Saturday and 35 on Sunday. Considering all the other events that were going on I would say that was a good result when you add in the indifferent weather.

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That is a Sportster, based at Biggin Hill. Melvyn has a Cloudster, based at Popham. Two different aeroplanes.
Thank you for correcting me. Was that colour the main one used by the manufacturer? All the pictures of them I've seen show them in that colour, nice shade of red though.

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I never got a chance to say hello personally on Saturday, so many thanks for bringing the Falcon. Thanks also to all those who visited by air or road, I hope you enjoyed the event.

Over the weekend we had 110 visitors, which was pleasing given the poor weather both mornings. Together with the activities of the local residents this resulted in about 380 movements. I was pleased by variety of vintage and classic types, as shown from Yakriders pictures, and we want to build on this again next year.

I look forward to seeing over the summer when I am back arm-waving in orange.
G-APDK
Air-Britain Fly-In Director

PS "Little" brother (G-ANPK) is currently arm-waving in the Czech Republic

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Some images from Air Britain weekend

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Thanks to other people contributing photos to this thread. It helps to spread the load a bit!

We had a busy weekend as there was a military show at Barleylands near Billericay an several of our aircraft displayed there.

The Gnat three-ship was out a couple of times on Saturday for a practice, then the display

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/GnatTakeOff1-1000_zps41f4871e.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/GnatTakeOff2-1000_zps172ffc7c.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/GnatPass-1000_zps6421ef2a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/G-MOURLand-1000_zpsb0c368a9.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/G-TIMMLand-1000_zps3256af68.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/G-RORILand-1000_zps0e4b889d.jpg

The Huey did a display practice before going off to do the real thing!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/HueyDiagonal-1000_zps3c2bd86b.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/HueyRear-1000_zpsb9f5c8be.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/HueyPass1-1000_zps5f1404c0.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/HueyPullUp-1000_zps9d06e379.jpg

The South Arabian Federation JP went out several times including two solo sorties

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/G-PROVTakeOff-1000_zpsf4ce367a.jpg

The Hurricane and Spitfire wet both displaying too, but on Saturday I was working in the Tower when the PRXI was out

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/HurricaneTakeOff1-1000_zpsaf453b1a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/HurricaneTakeOff2-1000_zps64f389c8.jpg

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Sunday was a similar day, but the Gnats only went out once, and the Huey didn't fly

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/GnatTakeOff-1000_zps21c9b042.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/GnatPass1-1000_zpsf80e0137.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/GnatPass2-1000_zpsb60a26a7.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/GnatBreak-1000B_zpsa9611415.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/GnatTaxi-1000_zps9e02cfb2.jpg

The Spitfire was out again too

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/SpitfirePass-1000_zps98ac4a84.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/SpitfireLand-1000_zps6a883ad8.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/SpitfireTax-1000_zpsa30d9941.jpg

And the Hurricane

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/HurricaneTakeOff-1000_zps1b2eb03c.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/HurricaneLand1-1000_zpse75bf715.jpg

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The Jet Provost Mark 3, G-BKOU, was out several times too

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/JP3-1000_zps939af931.jpg

Plus the Hong Kong Bulldog

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/BulldogHeadOn-1000_zps5d9c7f53.jpg

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New Hangar 11 Spitfire

I also got permission to post some pictures of Hangar 11's new Spitfire IX, PT879,whose fuselage arrived on Tuesday from Sandown.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/SpitfireOnTruck-1000_zps7dee10e7.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/Rig-1000_zpsd729290b.jpg

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Was that colour the main one used by the manufacturer? All the pictures of them I've seen show them in that colour, nice shade of red though.

It is, apparently, known as 'Stearman Vermillion'. Many of the surviving Rearwins that I've come across (Speedster, Sportster, Cloudster) are this colour, but there's a black Sportster around in the US and a yellow Speedster in the Oshkosh Museum. They're not a common type by any means though.
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All the pictures and updates much appreciated!;) 'A' JP was spotted heading SSE over the North Kent coast yesterday afternoon but hazy sun precluded any naked eye recognition.

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I thought the Boxcar was flown out and had trouble leaving ground effect !!!!

I'm fairly sure it didn't fly out, and with the ground effect it is now suffering from, fairly sure it wont fly out of here either!

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