Seven Days in May

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In the 7 days  leading up to the IWM air display at the end of  May   TFC were   “busy”. Despite this  they  managed to  grab a few clips of video.  We were  also lucky enough to  catch the  TFC  Hellcat (thanks to Pete C from veao who were setting up the Flight Sim stuff in the  hangar at the time …

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So we are sitting in the excellent Duxford Aviation Society volunteers cafe last Sunday and long term TFC volunteer Gareth passes me a DVD and says “thought you might be interested guv”. Too right! This is part 1. “Friends of TFC” will be able to watch the “air to air” stuff in part 2 later this week. Roll on Flying …

TFC Volunteers

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We’ve  been  following the engineers work during the last week.  Today it is the  turn of  the  volunteers. So  first thing a  meeting to decide on a plan of  action in a rather  chilly  hangar as the heating was on strike:   Next off to clean the Hellcat and Spitfire which had been covered with dust during the floor repairs …

More Hellcat progress

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More news on the  installation of the  new  Carburettor.                   The  pipework is all fitted.  The   induction trunking  is  now on, just waiting for some hoses  then comes the   attachment of the  lower trunking then it’s ground runs 🙂  

Hellcat Progress

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A  busy  day at  Hangar 2.  With the  removal of the  old  Carburettor previously                     and the arrival of the new carb back from the ‘states                       work will start later  this  week on fitting the replacement.   Comparison view for carb …

Hellcat Engine Run

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That was  the plan anyway  -Hellcat  has  just been out onto airfield and then the  rains  came….and no that  doesn’t  mean it  will be flying at the  display this week end!   Martyn C  caught these pictures  just  before the  weather  changed Spitfire Mk Vb and Hawk 75  have also  been out  for engine  run ups, pictures  may well  follow. …