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 …
Looking around the hangar and the winter maintenance continues, if you think you might like to volunteer with the Fighter Collection we will have an announcement of interest soon: Volunteers cleaning Sea Fury parts Wildcat Engine Gladiator Engine Sea Fury Spitfire Mk 1
As the first month of 2014 comes to an end work continues around the hangar. Since last week the Wildcat has come into the maintenance area. While the Corsair and Hellcat await parts before undergoing engine runs. The Spitfire mk XIV is well into the …
A day of great changes, at one stage the Wildcat didn’t know whether it was an inside or outside day. Eventually the sun shone through and the aircraft emerged for some great flying in the afternoon
on the ground pics from Rob – Sunday and in the sky by Harry on Saturday. Good to see everyone in Hangar – lots of chat and also people on DCS Flight sim stand having a go at flying a P-51!
all pics this post courtesy Brian Marshall
Pleased to report that the P40-F and Wildcat have been up and about for successful test flights with the latter having just landed.
While the temperature was a very humid 27 degrees today. Roy was demonstrating what happens to naughty engineers at TFC – they have to handcrank the undercarriage on the Wildcat for retraction tests. Just remember pilots do this while taking off! Thanks again to Greg who caught the Wildcat “in the air” today. In other news, further flight tests are …
Monday 17th June, pm Wildcat has a successful test flight – thanks to Greg for the pic
Update from the hangar window, Wildcat dusting out the cobwebs this morning: