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Offline JudgeDredd

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Duxford Flying Legends
« on: July 11, 2015, 04:03:51 AM »
Going here this weekend with my wife and youngest

http://www.iwm.org.uk/events/iwm-duxford/flying-legends-air-show

This is a list of aircraft taking part

https://www.flyinglegends.com/aircraft.html

Unfortunately all I have is an Olympus SP-610uz, 14Mp with 10x Optical zoom...so my pictures of the in-flight entertainment may not be great...and I'm not a photographer anyway - so getting great pictures will prove difficult - but hopefully I'll get a few good ones.

Also - as Hannants (a model shop) is going to be there and offered 10% off online orders to be picked up, I managed to snatch a 1/32 Revell Spitfire Mk IIa and a 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3  ;D
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Re: Duxford Flying Legends
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2015, 10:44:48 AM »
Take me! Take me!

Seriously, have a good time and any pix you can post will be greatly appreciated.

One of my "bucket list" items is visiting all the aviation museums on the planet and Duxford is right up there.
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Re: Duxford Flying Legends
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2015, 11:16:26 AM »
Have a great time, JD - get plenty of piccies.
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Re: Duxford Flying Legends
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2015, 01:12:56 PM »
Awesome - looks like a great time!

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Re: Duxford Flying Legends
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2015, 03:41:35 PM »
Photos coming...there's ALOT!

Sorry - they aren't great quality, but I'm no photographer, I don't know about exposures, lighting etc (and it was quite a dull day mostly) - so the images aren't like the ones you see from people who take this big ass cameras and lenses.

Some are quite arty though  :2funny:

I'm sifting through them now, removing duplicates...but there's a lot. Then I have to upload them and then post the links!
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Re: Duxford Flying Legends
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2015, 04:28:10 PM »
I'm jealous. Looking forward to the pics though ;)
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Re: Duxford Flying Legends
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2015, 04:33:04 PM »
Ok - a quick snip before I go to bed...

These were The Manhattan Dolls and apparently they were genuinely from New York. They were singing 40's songs and doing a fantastic job.



Anyway - when the B-17 was flying around, the commentators kept quiet and The Manhattan Dolls sang "Gonna take a sentimental journey"...it was just classic. Seeing that big beautiful bomber fly past and hearing that song sang in authentic 1940's style...just stunning

« Last Edit: July 16, 2015, 12:31:46 PM by JudgeDredd »
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Re: Duxford Flying Legends
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2015, 04:44:54 PM »
Me likey very much!
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Re: Duxford Flying Legends
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2015, 04:56:44 PM »
Quite a list.

Isn't that P-38 the only one anywhere close to flying condition?

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Re: Duxford Flying Legends
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2015, 07:38:19 PM »
Very nice! O0
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Re: Duxford Flying Legends
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2015, 07:43:24 PM »
One of the great things about living in England in the 80's was the their love for the B-17's.  Coming back to the states and no one seemed to know what a B-17 was.
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Re: Duxford Flying Legends
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2015, 11:22:50 PM »
One of the great things about living in England in the 80's was the their love for the B-17's.  Coming back to the states and no one seemed to know what a B-17 was.
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The most beautiful bomber of the era in my opinion. Such a sleek, mischievous, beautiful looking big girl. Iconic in every way
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Re: Duxford Flying Legends
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2015, 11:38:04 PM »
One of the great things about living in England in the 80's was the their love for the B-17's.  Coming back to the states and no one seemed to know what a B-17 was.
:o

The most beautiful bomber of the era in my opinion. Such a sleek, mischievous, beautiful looking big girl. Iconic in every way

I think the B-24 looks better.  May not have been quite as sturdy but it was easier on the eyes.

The B-29 was pretty damn ugly in comparison to the others.  ;D

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Re: Duxford Flying Legends
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2015, 12:36:31 AM »
great pics  O0    that must have been a terrific weekend
please more  pics :)


ps: what are those two guys in the background on the pic carrying in their strange formed backpacks ...ironing boards? a bay watch swimming buoy?

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Re: Duxford Flying Legends
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2015, 01:32:56 AM »
lol - I noticed that MikeGER - I'm going with foldable surf boards. It rained enough to take them.

When I post the pics, you'll see how angry the sky was - it was a real mix of weather. Hot, cold, wet, dry, sunny, cloudy...I had it all. Even got a nice face tan!
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