Duxford this Thursday (7th July)

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Yes it's press day tommorow, and if any of you are passing the airfield in the afternoon I would recomend a visit! Subject to weather and aircraft serviceability, the various vintage elements (20 aircraft in five waves) of Sundays flypast over London will be taking to the air for a practice. Be there by 2PM to catch the action, and some interesting combinations.
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Too bad, I would go on thursday but due to the bad weather here in the Netherlands I have to go on Friday :( But hey, I'll be at legends ;)
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Thanks for the heads up, the NOTAMs show that the practice is happening both tomorrow and Friday: AGA : FROM 05/07/07 09:00 TO 05/07/08 12:00 L1922/05 E)AD CLSD JUL 07 0900-1430, JUL 08 0900-1200, FOR WORLD WAR 11 60TH ANNIVERSARY FLY PAST REHEARSALS. AIC 47/2005 MAUVE 155 REFER.
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The vintage line up: Dragon Combine - 5 Dragon rapides Coastal Combine - Lockheed 12 AA Avro Anson 2 Catalinas (one dutch and PS's cat from Dux) Pegasus Combine- BBMF Dakota, AA Dakota plus one other Allied Combine- B-17 Sally B B-25 D of Brab B-25 Swiss B-17 P lady Memorial Combine BBMF Lanc, Spit and Hurri

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Good God :eek: :eek: :eek: Where did you get the info from, out of curiosity? If its all correct, then by-God, its going to be a cracker. Swiss B25, Dutch Catalina (which I understand, however, has engine probs atm, any updates?), Pink Lady, 5 Rapides..woot!
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Good God :eek: :eek: :eek: Where did you get the info from, out of curiosity? If its all correct, then by-God, its going to be a cracker. Swiss B25, Dutch Catalina (which I understand, however, has engine probs atm, any updates?), Pink Lady, 5 Rapides..woot!
Press release from Duxford - issued yesterday.

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Excellent :) I'm very glad I'm able to go both days this year!

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Interesting line up, but a missed opportunity perhaps? Interesting to see that only BBMF "singles" are participating... I know there are very strict rules regarding single engined aircraft ops over the centre of London, but if rules can be bent for BBMF why not add a few more single engined fighters too - there will be bombers in US colours, so why no "little friends" such as P51 and P47 too? While it's a great line up, just think "what if...." Paul F

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CAA regs I think - no single engine fighters over London, with the BBMF Spits/Hurricanes as exceptions, as they're officially RAF aircraft. They deem that an engine failure would be catastrophic as the aircraft cannot rely on a secondary engine or prolonged gliding abilities to avoid the built up areas in such a situation. Or so I believe anyway.
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What's with all the combines at Leg ends??? Will there be a ploughing match at the September show???

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I believe that in the event of an engine failure of a BBMF aircraft they are instructed to ditch in the Thames river Maybee Avros Finest can confirm?
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What's with all the combines at Leg ends??? Will there be a ploughing match at the September show???
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I read on a the Aviodrome forum that the Dutch Cat has a new engine and would be flying soon, just how soon I don't know.
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I believe that in the event of an engine failure of a BBMF aircraft they are instructed to ditch in the Thames river Maybee Avros Finest can confirm?
You clever boy. All we have to do then is teach the driver/airframe to swim before he straps on his steed - job done. Ta Ta.

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CAA regs I think - no single engine fighters over London, with the BBMF Spits/Hurricanes as exceptions, as they're officially RAF aircraft. They deem that an engine failure would be catastrophic as the aircraft cannot rely on a secondary engine or prolonged gliding abilities to avoid the built up areas in such a situation. Or so I believe anyway.
Not 100% sure but was it not a BBMF aircraft parking on a crickett pitch some years back, due to an engine that went quiet! yes yes I know dislexic etc. Wot doG
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Not 100% sure but was it not a BBMF aircraft parking on a crickett pitch some years back, due to an engine that went quiet! yes yes I know dislexic etc. Wot doG
He saw one of the fielders cheating - fair game in my book, park your Spitfire on the crease. Now get your ******* ball past that and hit the stumps. ps. yes it was one of ours....
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Not 100% sure but was it not a BBMF aircraft parking on a crickett pitch some years back, due to an engine that went quiet! yes yes I know dislexic etc. Wot doG
That is going back a bit...SL574 in 1959. The word was that it was more a 'fuel management' problem by a high ranking officer rather than a 'single engine' problem. Mark

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That is going back a bit...SL574 in 1959. The word was that it was more a 'fuel management' problem by a high ranking officer rather than a 'single engine' problem. Mark
I lay no blame ! only that the knee jerk reaction is still suffered to-day. Sprit,Hurri & Hawk all regular visitors to Buck House. All Single Engined. But not in Private ownership. the doG cant help us.
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Excellent :) I'm very glad I'm able to go both days this year!
My thoughts exactly :D