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Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

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MRTT
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by MRTT » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:14 pm

Saturday looking decent.

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by James Cutting » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:43 pm

Compared to Sunday it's a beautiful day!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by jeallen01 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:07 pm

jeallen01 wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:47 am
Great pity as we were both looking forward to Sunday, but finally decided that the weather and logistics will be against us going on, so the 2x tickets and parking permit are now on ebay (and in the For Sale & Wanted here - but with the same link to ebay) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392127432776
Tickets now sold to a "lucky" (he'll probably need a big brolly and wellies!) young bloke from Kent - and I didn't rip him off price-wise; roughly what I paid for the tickets in the 1st place :roll:

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by bizfreeq » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:23 pm

MRTT wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:14 pm
Saturday looking decent.
Saturday cloudy but dry until 4pm then light rain. Winds lighter than of late with gusts of up to 20 mph. Temp: max 14 degrees
Sunday heavy rain all day with strengthening winds. Gusts upto 31 mph forecast. Temp: max 11 degrees
Cheers
Mark



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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by James Cutting » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:28 pm

Could be a short weekend in terms of flying. Ah well, sh*t happens :D
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by MRTT » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:07 pm

No rain until at least 5 tomorrow, thankfully.

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by thevulcan » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:48 pm

Any one know what arrived today .Should be a great show despite the weather. Thanks :clap:

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by MRTT » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:06 pm

One Yak-3, Jet Provost, RAF Tutor, Pembroke, Provost T.1- possibly a few more. Shuttleworth aircraft due tomorrow.

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by thevulcan » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:43 pm

Many thanks appreciated :thumbs:

Are the gnats operating out of Duxford
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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by MRTT » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:34 pm

Nope, operating from North Weald.

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by Rory76 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:05 am

Made it to the queue for the bus anyway, couple of hundred people an only room for about 20 on the one that just left- this could take a while!

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by Pen Pusher » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:02 am

Got the train from Cambridge to Whitlesford Parkway, 7 minutes, and walked 20 minutes to Duxford and no wiring to get in.

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by STN RAMP RAT » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:10 pm

A good show on Sunday, the weather was good for the time of year but sadly some participants had to no show due to crosswinds. the Tornado display was billed in the commentary as the last public display for the Tonka. Surely there must be some sort of final event for them.

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by Supra » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:20 pm

STN RAMP RAT wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:10 pm
A good show on Sunday, the weather was good for the time of year but sadly some participants had to no show due to crosswinds. the Tornado display was billed in the commentary as the last public display for the Tonka. Surely there must be some sort of final event for them.
The clue is in the words..."as the last public display" ;) For sure there will be a last 'hurrah' but it won't be public, oh no way!! More likely one Tornado with all the covers on, hidden behind TV Media & RAF Marham photographers, with multiple diggers & trucks in the background, judging by recent form. 'Just for the discerning enthusiast' at a mere involuntary donation of £80+ per head & your butt goes free! :whistle:
For a extra £70 they'll empty the local old peoples Home & dress them in flight attire to screw-up your shots. If that don't work, they'll obscure the jet by waiting 'til it's dark, then using a torch with flat batteries or just blowing smoke all over it so there's no way you'll get anything worth keeping. Of course, maybe I'm wrong & it will be brilliant! but you best look-out for flyby of Pigs? (No, not F-35B's :roll: )

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by Rory76 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:56 am

Really enjoyable flying display, and much credit to all involved for putting it on. The weather really played ball yesterday for photography- vapour, sunlight and dark backgrounds!
In spite of the array of quality war its displays, the highlight for me will be the farewell Tornado pass- looking at the video I did of Saturdays, it must have made for some great vapour shots from the west end on pull up!

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by Redflag17 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:13 pm

Anyone get the serial of the RAF A400??

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by MRTT » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:49 pm

ZM401.

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by MANSTONITE » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:59 pm

Does anybody have the serial nos of the 2 typhoons doing the flypast on sunday

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by Redflag17 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:02 pm

Many thanks MRTT

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Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow- 22nd & 23rd September

Post by Redflag17 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:02 pm

Many thanks MRTT

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