North Weald Diary 2014

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A thread for North Weald is long overdue, that's for setting it up.

Lats Wednesday the Yaks where about in force practicing there formation flying.

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Any info as to when they will be running up G-MIGG ,Mig 17 at the Weald ,used be be owned by the OFMC a few years back now ,i know they ran it up end of last year

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Hi - Been a fairly regular visitor to N.Weald since 1964 - I've taken a number of photos over the decades so hope to submit some of the better ones shortly.......
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Roger Braga (Essex)

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Any info as to when they will be running up G-MIGG ,Mig 17 at the Weald ,used be be owned by the OFMC a few years back now ,i know they ran it up end of last year

Will the mig be restored to flying???

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I am already enjoying this thread. It is quite frustrating to pass quite regularly, knowing what is there and never seeing anything.

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Great thread! Lovely phots! Has the T5 been up recently? 230?

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The C54 was looking good in the sun today.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/C54-1000_zpsd26cf2d8.jpg

The Air Atlantique Historic Flight Venom, G-DHVM, was out on the apron too, waiting to be ferried back to Coventry.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/HeadOn-1000_zps9939e8b4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/Static-1000_zps0ea0fb0c.jpg

The flight was delayed a bit by bad weather at Coventry, which prevented the pilot getting got North Weald in the morning. Nevertheless we were treated to a great cartridge start of the Ghost engine.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/Start1-1000_zps1abeabd1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/Start2-1000_zpsf151b444.jpg

The it started to taxi…
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/Taxi1-1000_zpse1919859.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/Taxi2-1000_zpseb853108.jpg

The take off on Runway 02 was impressive!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/TakeOff1-1000_zps72a0b1d8.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/TakeOff2-1000_zpsb36c99f3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/TakeOff3-1000_zpsc59966af.jpg

We also got a rather nice low pass as it departed to do a practice display at Duxford on its way back to Coventry.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/Pass1-1000_zps0f7e693d.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/Pass2-1000_zpsc79ec1e3.jpg

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What's with the modern font used for WR470"?

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What's with the modern font used for WR470"?

A legacy from a previous owner who didn`t consult the roundel police.
Nice to see it finally go home after extensive engine work by Weald Aviation

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That is a stunning Venom, is it an ex Swiss machine? The reason I ask is that if it is the std nose looks great back on her. I believe the guys operating the new one here in NZ decided not to change the nose as it was a very big job....not just as easy as bolting a 'rounded' one on apparently. Not that I am complaining, its still great to see her flying here!

Thanks for the pics

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Anthony

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It is as easy as bolting a round one on. As long as you aren't using the Swiss radar boxes, it's a case of removing the radio mounting frame , fitting a new one to take the up lock switches, and fit the new nose. Might need a bit of weight upfront, but that is all.

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Is that a Hunter I see lurking in the Hangar in the 5th Venom pic?

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Probably T7 WV372, which lives at North Weald

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fantastic thread this what a good idea ... only went to the fighter meet once 96 i think sponsored by the daily mail if i remember have the programme somewhere didn't the Mossie win a trophy at the show (best restoration/display) or something like that if my memory is right ?? One question though how far away would the market be as the lady could shop and have retail therapy whilst i drooled over historic aircraft, can you walk around and see inside open doors of hangers or is it all pretty well ristricted to standing at the side of the runway please.

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I believe you are correct that the Mosquito won the best display award. Sadly, this was only about one month before the aircraft and crew were lost.

Here's a video I took of the North Weald display.

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One question though how far away would the market be as the lady could shop and have retail therapy whilst i drooled over historic aircraft, can you walk around and see inside open doors of hangers or is it all pretty well ristricted to standing at the side of the runway please.

To answer, The market is on the area used as a live pan on airshow days, my last recollection was the organisers would have to pay Epping council 21k in lost earnings on the Saturday as Market and airshow would be a no no due to parking and safety issues, the hangars are the other side of the airfield so no nosing in althought they used to do London bus tours to the liveside before the show started.

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To answer, The market is on the area used as a live pan on airshow days, my last recollection was the organisers would have to pay Epping council 21k in lost earnings on the Saturday as Market and airshow would be a no no due to parking and safety issues, the hangars are the other side of the airfield so no nosing in althought they used to do London bus tours to the liveside before the show started.

Ok thanks TA kind of answers my question ........ I guess what i was on about was on a normal Saturday (no airshows) can one see aviation activities as seen on here if the wife was dropped at the market and i wandered of (not live side) peir inside the hangers if open ?

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You could drop your wife off at the Market and continue round to visit either of the two cafés on the active side – The Wings Café is in one of the old Hangar 4 offices, or carry on round to The Squadron. Both are signposted. The hangars have private operators, who don't encourage people wandering round for obvious reasons. You can sit outside both cafés and watch the aircraft movements. Another site people use is the S1 Crash Gate in the Market car park, where you get good views of the aircraft taking off, landing and taxying. If we are not too busy, we may be able to fit in a visit to the Tower. Ask at the Ops Office.

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Thanks YakRider thats just what i was after