Duxford Diary 2020

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Despite IWM closure, the airfield was still operating with DAs (G-XXTR & F-GXDB) and Spitfire flights (G-CCCA), amongst other movements.

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It was a Hurricane day, today, with V7497 and R4118 both airborne. There were further display practices from Extra G-XXTR and CAP 232 F-GXDB and a visiting Harvard.

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The wine of contemporary aerobatics had gone, today, but there were more pleasant sounds provided by Hurricane R4118 and The Millers' Rapide, G-AGJG. Not sure that the sound of Harvard G-CIUW/FE511, presumably conveying the Hurricane's owner, came into the pleasant category!

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Tuesday 24th March

Only movements noted were 2 Wattisham Apaches for training and Harvard G-BDAM.

Wednesday 25th March

Rapide G-AIYR arrived from Clacton and a lone Spitfire was airborne.

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'Sunset over AirSpace' - this caption could have a rather deeper symbolic significance........

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At last, an aircraft movement!

This Partenavia P68C arrived on Saturday.

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Another 'maintenance' flight on Friday saw a Mustang airborne with a new colour scheme.

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Thank you for posting , is this shark in new paint or another ?

I would think there will be a lot of activity from Duxford this coming week.

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I don't know which one it was but John Romain flew it and they just used the call 'Mustang'.

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The 'mystery' Mustang was flying, again, today culminating in photoshoot in the late evening sunlight with Harvard G-BGPB. It is, in fact, "The Shark'  G-SHWN, which is now sporting the colour scheme of a 4th Fighter Group, Debden-based machine.

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It flew over Redditch and apparently popped into Birmingham airport! It's such a shame it's lost it's shark  scheme but hay ho owners prerogative I guess!

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PL983, still thanking the NHS, performing over Duxford this morning.

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According to the latest Aeroplane Monthly, the former Shark is now flying in the scheme carried by Don Blakeslee's personal aircraft flying out of nearby Debden. If only Dad were still here to see it, he'd often have seen the original...