Legends – Friends update and another Mustang video

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OK, some of you  may be  coming along  to  the show  this weekend, we  certainly  hope so.  The  marquee will  be  in the  same location as  last  year at the  Western End of the  airfield.

 

To  get you in the  mood for aviation  action of the  highest  order  here is a 360  degree video  taken out of the r ear  seat  of MissVelma, many thanks to Stuart at pilotpix.com, just scroll around with your mouse to change the view, neat! :

 

 

Old Warden, the advantage of second site

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Somehow  our   man with a  camera knew to be at  Duxford and then intuitively follow Stephen down the road to an airfield at Old Warden, that intuition paid off as we just happened to be displaying at the Shuttleworth collection (who knew?)E64C5482 E64C5520 E64C5590 E64C5769 E64C5810 E64C5901 E64C5925 E64C6008 E64C6110 HM1D2154

Which  reminds us about  booking tickets for Flying Legends …. Just click  HERE

Spitfire MkV June Wallpaper

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This months wallpaper features Stuart Goldspink firing EP120 for the show on Saturday  (OK, that is  enough Spitfires – Editor)

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The Fighter Collection in May 2016 -P40 C

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Following on from the Corsair our  presentation of the   P-40 C

The P-40 C is  planned to be  displaying at  Flying Legends  2016 – there is  still  time  to  book  your  tickets  online  HERE

The Fighter Collection in May 2016 -The Corsair

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Our  Corsair at  the  Duxford  May  Airshow this weekend,  first in a series of  slideshows of Fighter Collection aircraft  at the  show.

 

 

The Corsair is  planned to be  displaying at  Flying Legends  2016 – there is  still  time  to  book  your  tickets  online  HERE

Getting ready for tomorrow

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First job was pulling what was needed out of the hangar, before getting fuel for what needed it. Patrice arrived in something that the Wildcat would probably want a word with, and Brian Smith had a quick blast in the Mustang just in case the Wildcat  didn’t have a firm enough word with  the Zero.

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La Ferte Alais

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Harry was  sent to record  TFC at LaFerte this year.   His report is  short on the written word due to   a  strange encounter with   French hospitality, this is what  he remembers:

TFC’s deployment to La Ferte Alais this year consisted of the MkVB Spitfire and the Hawk 75, arriving in the safe hands of Nick Grey and Patrice Marchasson respectively, with the Spitfire following the Hawk by a couple of days.

Fridays practice had to be scrubbed thanks to being caught out by heavy rain shower (with a bit of hail thrown in for good measure – they  could have  stayedin England  if they wanted that  sort of weather!) this all rolled in whilst waiting for an impressive practice by the Aeronavale Rafales to finish.

After a few minutes hoping for it to pass (with Nick and Patrice strapped in, and everyone else sheltering under the wings) the decision was made to get the aircraft back into the hangar ASAP, which is easier said than done when there is no tow bar for the Spitfire  (Roy, take note)! I think we must have nearly set a record for the fastest a Spitfire has ever been pushed away, with no less than 17 people pushing, and Nick Grey leading the way!

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Nick getting ready for his practice

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Taking Shelter under the Hawk 75

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The Spitfire safely returned to the hangar

 

On both the show days Nick Grey displayed the Spitfire alongside George Perez in the French Mustang, and Patrice flew a spirited display in the Hawk.

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Stephen just   checking all is OK, like  Fathers do!

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The  arty   pics

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Patrice in the Hawk

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Nick in EP120

 

 

 

La Ferte 2016

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Our photographer sent these through last night, as he is a photographer he doesn’t do writing so we will have to guess what was going on.

First off, Bob and Chris M. take a well earned rest having just enjoyed the best of  French cuisine.

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Next up Roy (you can never be too careful) Smith finishes re-arming EP120, “just in case”.

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Ah,the Flying bit, Nick in the Mk Vb….

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…and Patrice in the Hawk 75

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Finally Nick with  possibly the   best  seat at the  display.

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We may have more tonight!