North Weald Diary 2014

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Saturday 6 September

The Norwegian Vampire did a display practice today ready for our Community Day on Sunday 7 September.

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Beautiful Vampire shots, even against a grey sky.
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What a lovely a lovely aircraft in flight! How many Single seat Vampires are currently flying/airworthy
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A type now sadly extinct in the UK :(

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Had a fantastic day at North Weald today. Nice displays from Vampire, Hunter, flying circus and BBMF who displayed in some gorgeous light. Some other small displays from Kennet T6 and 3 ship Aerostars.

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Air Display Sunday 7 Se[ptemverl

We had a small airshow as part of our Community Day. The Norwegian Vampire FB52 started things off.

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It was then joined by our Hunter T7, which had been displaying at Shuttleworth, then came in to land.

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The Hunter then dis its own solo routine.

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Brendan O'Brien, who used to be based with us then did his crazy flying routine and trailer landings.

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The BBMF Hurricane and Spitfire then arrived. There had been a problem with the Hurricane, so there slot was delayed by over an hour.

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At the end of the afternoon the Aerostars returned from displaying elsewhere and kindly gave us a short routine with their Yak 50s.

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YR, Beeee YOUuuuu tEEEEE FULLLLLL

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Hi All,
Many thanks all you snappers excellent work as usual for all us armchair enthusiasts that hunter is just beautiful. :eagerness:

Geoff.

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Saturday 13 September Gnats

Two of our Gnats were out displaying at Duxford.

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A quick turn around and they went out a second time for a formation display with the Vulcan.

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Chris Heames had flown a Jet Provost in, and departed later.

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Saturday 13 September Spitfire

The Hangar 11 Spitfire was out at White Waltham for a display too.

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Sunday 14 September Lancasters

A lot of people who were turned away from Duxford came down to North Weald instead. We gave a minibus load of Air Cadets a trip up the Tower and an Airfield tour. They were also fortunate to see the two Lancaster transit through on their way to Duxford. It's the third time we have been lucky enough to see them, and we got a closer look than anyone at Duxford too!.

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Brilliant photographs YR, now I know why the Lancasters did not come over us after Goodwood on transit to Duxford, I did hope but nice to see you got them.

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Hi All,
Excellent pictures as always for us housebounder's amny thanks to all :eagerness:

Geoff.

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Lovely shots YR, Chris Heames had a very busy Saturday displaying the JP alongside Andy Hill in the other JP, then he landed back at North Weald to display the 4FTS scheme Gnat at Duxford and then swapped to the Red Arrow scheme Gnat for the display with the Vulcan before bringing the JP back to Duxford just after the end of the show! All in a days work I guess!

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Thursday 18 September

The Huey went out for a short local flight.

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The Skyraider returned from Benson.

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Blimey, for a moment I forgot there was a Skyraider based in the UK!!

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Is there any news on the progress being made on the Hawker Tempest?

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Apologies for a lack of updates recently. This one goes back to Thursday 1 May! It was on that day that the Gnat Display Team's latest restoration project arrived in a container from the USA – a single seat ex-Indian Air Force Gnat F1. Last Saturday they held their Open Day at North Weald and the Sabre Killer project was formally launched, so the pictures can now be posted. Work has already started on getting it back into the air before all the winter maintenance kicks in.

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