Hangar update for end of May

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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 …

Fair stood the wind for France

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We are grateful for contributions from our Friends in France, John Fox and Fred of FBD Studio for these contributions both on the ground (featuring a rather shy and retiring TFC engineer ) and in the air with Nick proving anything a Spitfire can do the Gladiator can too!  Just to say both are now  back at Duxford after their …

October Hangar Catch up

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With the winter drawing ever closer, the flying season is has drawn to a close and so the engineers set about servicing the aircraft. Currently the Gladiator is in in a rather revealing mode with a  chance to catch some interesting internal detail, elswhere the Hellcat and Wildcat now carry engine  inhibited warnings. Among other happenings this week  one of our …

More Preparations for the Weekend

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At Duxford today even the slightly murky weather could not put a stop to TFC activity, with the H75 having an air test, Gladiator and the Willis jeep departing for the Goodwood Revival and the P-40F was also up for a test flight. On the subject of the P-40F, our friends at VEAO have sent us an exclusive public release images …

Gladiator goes to see a friend at Old Warden

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Today the  Gladiator made the trip out to Old Warden to display alongside the Shuttleworth Collection’s example, Pilot Brian Smith and Engineer Paul Treadaway were  along to make sure she  behaved: