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Duxford January Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 1~16Jan18*

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Duxford January Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 1~16Jan18*

Postby Pen Pusher » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:47 pm

Only went to Duxford today as it was the best day of the week weather wise. i.e. not raining. Down at ARCo the BBMF Chipmunk was out on the grass in its new colour scheme, a bit more day-glo to be added, for a compass swing. P-51D/Ferocious Frankie, which is now sold, went up for a handling and possibly its last flight as a Duxford resident and the ARCo Buchon was outside for an engine run in its new temporary Dunkirk film colour scheme and went flying later in the afternoon. Although it has been out for several engine runs now, this was the first time I had caught TFC's T.20 Sea Fury making a noise. My ears are still ringing. In the order taken and with wall to wall cloud, it was a very flat light for photographic conditions.

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Sony Alpha A6000 CSC & Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 Di-III VC.

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Re: Duxford January Bimbles ~ 12Jan18

Postby The Phantom » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:17 am

Cracking images Brian :thumb:

Great catch with the flame on the Buchon :Wow:
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Re: Duxford January Bimbles ~ 12Jan18

Postby jem60 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:57 am

Happy New Year. Brian. Lovely shots. Keep them coming. Nice to see the Sea Fury coming to life again, hopefully less trouble free.
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Re: Duxford January Bimbles ~ 12Jan18

Postby 1marshn30 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:25 pm

Happy New year sir thanks for keeping us all posted on whats happening at Duxford.
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Re: Duxford January Bimbles ~ 12Jan18

Postby Punkrunner62 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:52 pm

Good to see you back in action again, thanks for keeping us updated with the goings on at Duxford.
Cheers.
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Re: Duxford January Bimbles ~ 12Jan18

Postby paddyboy » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:47 pm

Hi Brian :P

Happy New Year to you ;)

Great post :thumbs:

That first Buchon shot is the star, IMHO :O

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: Duxford January Bimbles ~ 12Jan18

Postby Pune » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:20 pm

Cracking images Brian, thanks for posting, do you know where Ferocious Frankie is going, one of my favourite airframes at Duxford, I will miss her!!
If you can keep your head whilst all around are losing theirs, you have probably completely misread the situation!!
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Re: Duxford January Bimbles ~ 12Jan18

Postby LM47 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:01 pm

Some belters there Brian.
Thanks for posting
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Re: Duxford January Bimbles ~ 12Jan18

Postby Pen Pusher » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:56 am

Pune wrote: do you know where Ferocious Frankie is going


The owner hasn't made public yet who he is or where he's based.

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Re: Duxford January Bimbles ~ 12Jan18

Postby Sparts99 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:29 pm

Good the Sea Fury is coming back to life. Has it got a Centaurus engine? Curious as it has a 4 rather than 5 bladed prop.
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Re: Duxford January Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 1~16Jan18*

Postby Pen Pusher » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:19 pm

I remember the days when January at Duxford was dead. Nothing happened and the only warbird movements were when they were shuffled around in the hangars. Today there were three two-seat Spitfires flying, TFC's T.20 Sea Fury was out for another engine run and four Lynx Mk.9 helicopters of 657 Sqn AAC, flying as Valhalla formation, flew through Duxford on their round Britain farewell flight. I only had a 200mm zoom lens and they were in a loose formation at 500ft flying over the hard runway so didn't stand a chance of any decent photos. Oh and TFC were shuffling warbirds around their hangar. In the order taken.

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Re: Duxford January Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 1~16Jan18*

Postby paddyboy » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:45 am

Hi Brian :P

Top shots as per :thumbs:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: Duxford January Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 1~16Jan18*

Postby Punkrunner62 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:03 pm

Great light and angles Brian,thanks again for posting.
Cheers.
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Re: Duxford January Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 1~16Jan18*

Postby Pen Pusher » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:19 pm

P-51/ Ferocious Frankie left Duxford this morning just before 9am for its new home in Turkey.

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Re: Duxford January Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 1~16Jan18*

Postby Tiger 1 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:08 pm

Happy New Year Brian... great to have your Duxford Bimbles back. Love the shots of the Spitfires of course... l but shot 6 of the Seafury is brilliant and shot 7 is very interesting to see both aircraft together with wings up.

Great shots all round... enjoyed these alot.

No doubt catch up with you for a chat at some point in the year.

All the very best wishes for 2018.

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Re: Duxford January Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 1~16Jan18*

Postby Sparts99 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:56 am

Seeing the Bearcat makes me wonder, how long has it been in the UK? I remember it being on the circiut in 1984, quite a long term resident.
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Re: Duxford January Bimbles ~ 12Jan18

Postby Pune » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:12 am

Pen Pusher wrote:
Pune wrote: do you know where Ferocious Frankie is going


The owner hasn't made public yet who he is or where he's based.

Brian

Thanks Brian, maybe it will stay in this country, fingers crossed..
If you can keep your head whilst all around are losing theirs, you have probably completely misread the situation!!
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Re: Duxford January Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 1~16Jan18*

Postby Pune » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:13 am

Pen Pusher wrote:P-51/ Ferocious Frankie left Duxford this morning just before 9am for its new home in Turkey.

Brian

Ooops, just seen this, puts pay to my last post, well at least we know now, sad day :(
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