New Month, New Desktop!

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With March upon us perhaps a new desktop is in order. This month we feature a last hurrah for the Hellcat – pictured as Nick Grey is about to taxi out for the Joker slot at Legends last year.

A “tearful” farewell

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Today we waved a tearful farewell to a true friend as Grumman Hellcat F6F left Duxford en-route Southampton to its new home in the USA. As friends may remember the Hellcat arrived in the UK in 1990 in a less than auspicious colour scheme before its true history was known and finally recognised.   Ready to  roll on  a frosty …

Where to find us this weekend

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OK, The DCS guys are in the hangar with P40, P-51, Fw190 demos and more. Friends of TFC are out by hangar 3 in a marquee thingy with merchandise, goodys , membership renewals and people who like to talk about old aeroplanes. The Fighter Collection have a few aeroplanes in the display, you can check out some of the practice …

Another Hellcat Update

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The Hellcat had an engine test earlier this week and a few people  noticed a discrete change, Martin Espin explains: “It’s been a long time coming but with Legends 2014 firmly behind us we have finally made time to fix the ‘missing’ windows on the Hellcat. Armed with Grumman drawing 24538 and illustrated diagram J27 the side windows and rear …

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Tuesday update

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Lots of brilliant photo reports around the internet. In brief a busy day for the team at TFC with test flights and display practices from the Hellcat, Bearcat Gladiator and notably Corsair (first time in the air since 2012) as well as other display participants. The P-40C had engine runs to whet the appetite. To add to the splendid photos …