Our chief engineer has found a gap in his schedule to update everyone on where we are with aeroplanes. “With the ‘Tea’ things washed up (giving away my northern roots here) it was time for a strong coffee and think about a hangar update……! This weekend has seen us busy completing the shakedown flights and test flying of the Curtiss …
This would usually be part of the Online Fighter Log update available to Friends of TFC- it answers a lot of “which aircraft was where and when this week end” type questions so here you go: A busy weekend in May…. The Hawk75 and Gladiator made our first European outing of the 2015 season with Stephen and Patrice at the …
We ran the moving picture cameras while the aeroplanes ventured into the sunlight on Sunday and caught a few engine runs (we have cheated and included the Kestrel engine in the Nimrod from earlier in the week as well as), Spitfire and Wildcat but we didn’t think that would be a problem.
View at Duxford this morning with the Fighter Collection Hawker Nimrod and Glostor Gladiator outside awaiting their pilots for a display at Old Warden this afternoon. Update, 13:30 weather conditions mean flights will not take place.
What better way to spend a Thursday. Flights by the Hellcat, Nimrod and two from the P-51, which did an impressive display on return to Duxford.
The busy week continues: Yesterday the Bearcat returned from an extended break in France, the TF=51 has nearly completed engine tests after arriving on the G-register, the P-40F was out on line for an engine check while highlight of today was the Nimrod up for a test flight with Mr Goldspink.
Nimrod mid service: Mustang Propellor: And Finally the Hellcat:
More news from today, the weather was right and we had a pilot in the name of Stu Goldspink so the Nimrod was up and about for a practice flight.
After; our quick post of Stuart having fun in one of his favourite aircraft earlier today, Rob Scott has supplied us with this set of; TFC in action, what a precursor to Flying Legends in a months time! Click on images for full view