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daks over normandy

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Re: daks over normandy

Post by venom » Fri May 31, 2019 6:14 pm

there coming back throo pwk maybe jot them all

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Re: daks over normandy

Post by Mike » Fri May 31, 2019 6:16 pm

honest man wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 5:18 pm
Mike wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 5:07 pm
It seems a bit strange that the last 3 have avoided Prestwick, does anyone know why?
From what I heard they were flying independent of the main D day squadron so probably negotiated their own airport deals,how true I've no idea
Thanks for that HM, just seems a bit odd as routing through Prestwick is a shorter distance for them - I suppose that's the reason why Prestwick was built in the first place!

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Re: daks over normandy

Post by Mike » Fri May 31, 2019 6:20 pm

venom wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 6:14 pm
there coming back throo pwk maybe jot them all
What might that mean in English please?

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Re: daks over normandy

Post by Golfer » Fri May 31, 2019 6:51 pm

"They're coming back through Prestwick maybe get them all"........... it's not that hard to decipher!

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Re: daks over normandy

Post by ianossy » Fri May 31, 2019 7:04 pm

N18121 Diverted from PIK to INV due weather at PIK low cloud, drizzle, 3,000m

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Re: daks over normandy

Post by daggerfan » Fri May 31, 2019 7:05 pm

Golfer wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 6:51 pm
"They're coming back through Prestwick maybe get them all"........... it's not that hard to decipher!
It could also be "maybe not them all"!

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Re: daks over normandy

Post by NGY1L » Fri May 31, 2019 7:09 pm

Mike wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 5:07 pm
It seems a bit strange that the last 3 have avoided Prestwick, does anyone know why?
The weather has been awful the last few days in the area, crap visibility and low cloud base. Not good for a dak at low level! I believe after INV and WIC they went east over to Aberdeen and then turned south.

The majority that came through PIK have left equipment meaning they will have to come back to collect it so more than likely most of them will come through west bound.

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Re: daks over normandy

Post by cjf2 » Fri May 31, 2019 7:17 pm

Hello I'm new here and hope someone knows more than I can tell from the official website.
I've booked to go on the Wednesday but could go another day. Does anyone know how many aircraft will fly on the Tuesday and what the mass parachute jumpers will jump from (ie will they jump from Daks or something else)?
It looks like only groups of 4 Daks together but will there be several 4 aircraft formations or just one.

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Re: daks over normandy

Post by venom » Fri May 31, 2019 8:50 pm

:lol: on the way back to the states as per d day squadrons post the loved prestwick maybe not them all
and mike
i couldnt find through on my spell cheacker ok :lol: :thumb:

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Re: daks over normandy

Post by vulcanxl425 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:10 am

N341A Dak out of Inverness southbound near Perth at 1109L presumably for Duxford.

At 1120 it is east looking to coast out Carnoustie then head south.
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Re: daks over normandy

Post by Charlie26 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:23 pm

vulcanxl425 wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:10 am
N341A Dak out of Inverness southbound near Perth at 1109L presumably for Duxford.

At 1120 it is east looking to coast out Carnoustie then head south.
Destination Coventry.

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Re: daks over normandy

Post by Undertaker » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:29 pm

N341A looks like its departed from Coventry [?] on PF OTT Daventry at 1529L SE Bound

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Re: daks over normandy

Post by Undertaker » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:40 pm

N341A A go around at Sywell circa 1535L continuing SE bound now

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Re: daks over normandy

Post by honest man » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:02 am

The support Beech200 N54F has been left behind at Prestwick

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Re: daks over normandy

Post by Undertaker » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:25 am

A Beech 200 landed at Duxford late morning on Saturday [1st June] can anyone put an ID to it

thanks

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Re: daks over normandy

Post by Undertaker » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:53 am

Answering my own question it would appear to have been N288DW [on FR24 playback]

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Re: daks over normandy

Post by Skymaster » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:26 pm

I've compiled a list of Daks from www.daksovernormandy.com, and added some info.

Copy and paste into Excel, for better formatting.

Reg Type Marks Name Military history

F-AZOX CC-129/DC-3 Ex 44-77020, 12965 [RCAF]
HA-LIX Lisunov Li-2T Karman Todor
LN-WND DC-3/C-53D-DO 268823 Little Egypt Ex 42-68823, DO-9 [FinAF]
N103NA C-47B Flabob Express Ex 42-23669, FD879 [RAF]
N147DC C-47A 2100884 Ex 42-100884, TS423 [RAE]
N150D C-47/DC-3C-S1C3G 315087 Rendezvous with Destiny Ex 41-18401, 4X-FNE/1432 [Israeli DF]
N18121 DC-3A 256630 Ex 42-56630 [requisitioned as C-49G, 1942]
N24320 C-47A/DC-3 NC 24320 Miss Montana Ex 43-15731
N25641 C-47A/DC-3C Liberty Ex 42-32833
N28AA DC-3A
N29TN VC-117D/Super R4D-8Z Ex 39097 [USN R4D-8]
N33611 C-47B/DC-3 NC 33611 Clipper Tabitha May Ex 45-1108
N341A C-41A/DC3 Hap Penstance Ex 40-0070
N41CQ DC-3 Congo Queen
N431HM C-47A/DC-3 Ex 42-24133
N45366 C-53D/DC-3A 268830 D-Day Doll Ex 42-68830
N472AF C-47A/DC3C-S1C3G Ex 42-93560, KG668 [RAF], 12942 [CC-129 RCAF]
N473DC C-47A/DC-3C 2100882 Drag 'em Oot Ex 42-100882
N47E C-47A/DC-3C 0-30665 Miss Virginia Ex 43-30665
N47SJ C-47B/DC-3C-R 348608 Betsy’s Biscuit Bomber Ex 43-48608
N47TB C-47A/DC-3C 292847 That's All... Brother Ex 42-92847
N534BE C-53A/DC-3C 26480 The Duchess of Dakota Ex 42-6480
N62CC C-47A/DC-3C 330647 Virginia Ann Ex 43-30647
N74589 C-47A/ DC-3C-S1C3G 224064 Placid Lassie Ex 42-24064
N8336C C-53DO/DC-3A The Spirit of Benovia Ex 42-47371
N836M C-47B 348716 Luck of the Irish Ex 43-48716
N877MG C-47B/DC-3 Ex 43-16340
OH-LCH DC-3A/C-53C Ex 43-2033 [C-53C], DO-11 [FinAF]
OY-BPB DC-3 K-682 Gamie Dame Ex 43-15553, 315553, K-682 [RDAF]
PH-PBA C-47A/DC-3 Prinses Amalia Ex 42-100971
RA-05738 C-47A/DC-3C-S4C4G Ex 41-38672, 38762 [FrAF]
RA-2944G C-47A/DC-3A-SC3G Ex 42-24173
SE-CFP C-47A/DC-3C Daisy Ex 43-30732, 79006 [SwedAF]
ZA947 C-47A FZ692 Kwicherbichen EX 42-24338, 661 [RCAF]

Note: N150D although marked '315087', the real 43-15087 was w/o Madrid 1947 as EC-ACG
Nose art - 'Airborne', badge and 'Rendezvous with Destiny'

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Re: daks over normandy

Post by STN RAMP RAT » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:48 pm

all

a reasonable day for flying today and there was some although not as much and with as many as I would have hoped for. Not such a good day for jumping, they announced that there was a 10 knot wind limit for round canopy jumping and the winds did not get below 12-15 knots so sadly there was no jumping.

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Re: daks over normandy

Post by Skymaster » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:56 pm

Weather forecast is looking better for tomorrow, although winds still around 10kts.

Looking forward to a nice day out.

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Re: daks over normandy

Post by MrBlueSky » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:44 pm

Undertaker wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:53 am
Answering my own question it would appear to have been N288DW [on FR24 playback]
I was at Duxford Saturday and can confirm the Beech 200 as N288DW

Bob

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