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Daks over Normandy: 2-5 June 2019@Duxford

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Re: Daks over Normandy: 2-5 June 2019@Duxford

Post by slogen51 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:20 pm

15:19 Mustang pilot just warned to watch out for the Parachutists coming out of the Hangar

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Re: Daks over Normandy: 2-5 June 2019@Duxford

Post by xkekeith » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:39 pm

Parachutists loaded & loading ....
Canon EOS RP & 7D II

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Re: Daks over Normandy: 2-5 June 2019@Duxford

Post by KingCorsair » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:42 pm

Is anyone at or near Duxford that could let us know when the planes take off? :D that would be seriously appreciated!

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Re: Daks over Normandy: 2-5 June 2019@Duxford

Post by sjnovis » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:44 pm

Just posted on the official FC facebook page, a Live stream from a field (naughty?) near Duxford

https://www.facebook.com/planeresurrect ... 028294271/

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Re: Daks over Normandy: 2-5 June 2019@Duxford

Post by KingCorsair » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:47 pm

Out in a field and mobile data is not good :( it won't load....

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Re: Daks over Normandy: 2-5 June 2019@Duxford

Post by slogen51 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:52 pm

15:52L Dakota formation cleared to start

One of the callsigns is " Dakota Charlie 3", for example

Dakota Alpha 1 cleared to taxi at 16:00

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Re: Daks over Normandy: 2-5 June 2019@Duxford

Post by Mike » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:01 pm

sjnovis wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:44 pm
Just posted on the official FC facebook page, a Live stream from a field (naughty?) near Duxford

https://www.facebook.com/planeresurrect ... 028294271/
That is so painful to watch. :lol:

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Re: Daks over Normandy: 2-5 June 2019@Duxford

Post by slogen51 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:05 pm

16:04 sounds like 21 started - controller just said taxi at your discretion

Dakota Alpha , bravo, Charlie formations etc

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Re: Daks over Normandy: 2-5 June 2019@Duxford

Post by slogen51 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:06 pm

16:05 Rolling

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Re: Daks over Normandy: 2-5 June 2019@Duxford

Post by sjnovis » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:09 pm

BBC are live also, we have lift off
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-48462241

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Re: Daks over Normandy: 2-5 June 2019@Duxford

Post by slogen51 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:35 pm

Slightly lost count , think it was either 21 or 20 that are enroute via South end

Echo 12 didn't make it off the deck so Echo 11 is tail end Charlie

Still on 123.675 at 16:35

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Re: Daks over Normandy: 2-5 June 2019@Duxford

Post by KingCorsair » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:36 pm

They were well in the distance where I saw them(I had expected them to turn towards me, but they made a wider turn) but epic to have seen them. Thanks for all the updates!! I'm guessing they will formate on the journey to Colchester, very strung out as they left Duxford,

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Re: Daks over Normandy: 2-5 June 2019@Duxford

Post by Mike » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:27 pm

Live coverage of the para-drops here :- https://www.twitch.tv/dasvaldez?fbclid= ... SjCoVoEqUA

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Re: Daks over Normandy: 2-5 June 2019@Duxford

Post by Thunder » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:50 pm

BBC and Sky coverage was shockingly poor, the BBC camera operator seemed to be more interested in the Oak tree rather than the para drop, Sky camera operator had their camera poked in the face of the of one of the Veterans for an uncomfortable length of time. Both channels are so determined to talk over whats happening more often than not talking utter sh**e.

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Re: Daks over Normandy: 2-5 June 2019@Duxford

Post by Nighthawke » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:54 pm

Joined the masses on the South Downs as they crossed the coast. Fabulous and moving sight.

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Re: Daks over Normandy: 2-5 June 2019@Duxford

Post by F4JPhantomII » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:05 pm

Saw them pass over from near the Borley Rectory with my dad. Absolutely phenomenal sight, especially when mentally multiplying the aircraft to what it would have been like 75 years ago.

Does anyone happen to know which Daks flew in the end? I saw on the BBC news that Flabob Express and the Norwegian one are still sitting at Duxford.

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Re: Daks over Normandy: 2-5 June 2019@Duxford

Post by lambo1784 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:15 pm

Hords at Beachy Head,worth the wait as they came across just after 1700 in a well strung out formation which made photographs easier.
Well done to all involved.
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Re: Daks over Normandy: 2-5 June 2019@Duxford

Post by Skymaster » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:42 pm

For the record, 21 Daks departed Duxford, around 16:00L

2 remained on the ground.

Mobile reception was pretty poor, unless you found wifi in a hangar.

Still a great day, though. :thumb:

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Re: Daks over Normandy: 2-5 June 2019@Duxford

Post by andygolfer » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:46 pm

Mike wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:01 pm
sjnovis wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:44 pm
Just posted on the official FC facebook page, a Live stream from a field (naughty?) near Duxford

https://www.facebook.com/planeresurrect ... 028294271/
That is so painful to watch. :lol:

it's more than painful, it's diabolically amateurish. Is that Ricky Tomlinson doing thecommentary?
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Daks over Normandy: 2-5 June 2019@Duxford

Post by StevenR » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:29 am

Slightly 'off topic' - although they were part of the fly-past - but does anyone have serials for the Silver C45 and two Texans (one in Portuguese markings) that took part yesterday, please?

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