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.

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 …

A Busy Sunday

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Today was partly spent  playing  Hangar  Drafts where  Martin decides we need the aircraft at the back  of the  hangar moved to  the  front.  In over  20 years of    moving aircraft at TFC  no one  has yet devised a simple  solution.  Anyway  having moved some of the  aircraft outside we thought it might be a  good  idea to  fly a …

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 …

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 …

TFC at Duxford May Show

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Great Weather  today !  A few  pictures  of TFC  aircraft and  some of the crew participating in the week end  Great to see and chat to everyone who stopped  by the  Friends of TFC stall:   First the  Flight Simulation department who were  busy  both  days EP120 who  had  great fun in the tail chase with the Buchons and assorted  …

More Flying Legends participants confirmed

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The Fighter Collection are delighted to announce additional Participants for Flying Legends 2014 We hope you are pleased to hear that the following aircraft will be joining other confirmed participants over the weekend of 12th and 13th July Charlies Heavies TBM Avenger Jan Friso Roozen Hurricane Mistral Warbirds P51D Morane Saulnier D-3801 Zephyr Aviation Ltd P51D “Sharkmouth” The Fighter Collection …

Wildcat in the Sky

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The  Wildcat   blew  out a  few  cobwebs  today  with  Dave Southwood at the  controls. TFC Grumman Wildcat