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"Flying Legends 2012" photo-report. Pic heavy!!


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Hey Ian,

 

Great photo report, thanks for posting! Looked like another great year at Duxford…Did the rain hold off? It’s a shame we couldn’t be there but we’re hoping to make it next year again. Hope you didn’t spend too much money at the Eastman tent! ;)

 

Will

 

Hi Will...yes it did, pretty much, apart from a light shower or two on Saturday am. As for Eastman's...not this year! How many A2s does one bloke need @ £500+ per throw!? ;)

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Wonderful gallery of Warbirds! Thanks for sharing them. :thumbsup: Bob

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Good Lord what a nice gathering of birds!

 

We just had a nice little fly-in a few miles from my house. The B-17, Sentimental Journey was there. My son spent the day there working with his CAP squadron. I didn't take in the show as I've been burning the candle at both ends the last few months and my first low-key weekend in ages meant I got to sleep and lay low.

 

Thanks for posting the photos!!

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The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's Lancaster.

 

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I think I heard this bad boy fly over this weekend.

But I was too late to see him though.

 

Erwin

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I think I heard this bad boy fly over this weekend.

But I was too late to see him though.

 

Erwin

 

Escorted by a pair of Spits actually Erwin. It's been a very active week for the BoBMF as the new Bomber Command Memorial was recently unveiled by HM The Queen in London. The Lanc flew over the ceremony and released a shower of poppy petals from its bomb-bay.

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Johnny Signor

For those of us not able to make the over the "Pond" trip , thanks very much for sharing your experience with us , man that looked like a very good show and good weather for it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I have had the chance to see the Candian Lanc recently at the MAAM show in Penn , and got to go inside her , also right up near her when she cranked up for taking off for the show , nothing better than hearing those engines right there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Hope to get to see that P-36 some day and the early P-40 , I ahve alos been lucky to have seen a few Spits and a Hurricane here in the US and most of our fighter types , bomber types at a few shows here/there , looking forward to seeing "Razorback" P-47 and hopefully a 109 and 190 soon and the 262 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Johnny

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For those of us not able to make the over the "Pond" trip , thanks very much for sharing your experience with us , man that looked like a very good show and good weather for it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I have had the chance to see the Candian Lanc recently at the MAAM show in Penn , and got to go inside her , also right up near her when she cranked up for taking off for the show , nothing better than hearing those engines right there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Hope to get to see that P-36 some day and the early P-40 , I ahve alos been lucky to have seen a few Spits and a Hurricane here in the US and most of our fighter types , bomber types at a few shows here/there , looking forward to seeing "Razorback" P-47 and hopefully a 109 and 190 soon and the 262 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Johnny

 

Thanks Johnny...glad you enjoyed! :thumbsup:

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Duxford panoramas. The carapace of the American Air Museum can be seen in the background. The grass field is extensive.

 

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Still looks kind of futuristic...even today! Must've been like seeing "The Millennium Falcon" in its day!

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Just look at those distinctive eliptical wings. Poetry in motion!

 

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Jack's Son

I've only just begun to read this thread, and my goodness. Another great looking masterpiece!

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I've only just begun to read this thread, and my goodness. Another great looking masterpiece!

 

You're too kind JS...thank you. Glad you enjoyed! :thumbsup:

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I just found this thread too. I can't believe the variety of planes at the show! It must have been amazing to see AND hear those planes! Thanks so much for being our "roving reporter"!

 

....Kat

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