‘Daks over Duxford’ 4-6-19

daks lineThe 75th anniversary of D-Day was to be marked by a commemoration at Portsmouth, UK with various dignitaries from around Europe and the US in attendance. This event was to include a mass flypast of Douglas C-47/DC 3 Dakota aircraft and as such a mass gathering of ‘Daks’ was arranged at Duxford Airfield UK with several aircraft making the epic journey from all corners of the United States in order to attend. A large proportion of the aircraft arriving from the USA did so a week or so prior to the D-Day event scheduled for the 5th June 2019, and attended local flying displays such as Old Warden. Entry into the event on the 4th was by advance ticket purchase only, and tickets were £25 plus £5 parking permit. The day was to be practice flying and parachute drops in preparation for the main event on the 5th. The car park at Duxford was due to open at 9:30am with entry to the airfield at 10am, however thankfully the car park was already open just before 9am when we arrived – and there was already a log queue of enthusiasts waiting to enter the event.

Entry to the airfield was permitted 30 minutes early and we eagerly made our way in. The Daks made for an impressive sight, with some 23 examples parked on the airfield. 7 examples were parked on the northern side of the main taxyway close to the spectators, with the remainder parked in two rows  on the southern side of the taxyway. During the day 7 of the aircraft departed for photoshoots away from the airfield returning an hour or so later, although the Norwegian Dakota suffered engine issues when departing and returned to the airfield immediately. Later in the day a practice parachute drop was scheduled and a further 6 or so Daks took to the skies, but by this time the rain and a gusty wind had arrived,  sadly preventing the drop from happening. With the weather showing no signs of improvement, we had a wander around the USAF museum and left the event about 2:30pm. Our impression of the event was that it was good, but could have been perhaps arranged better to get people closer to the aircraft, and to have more aircraft flying, nevertheless it was an enjoyable and unique day.
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For high quality images please visit the Flickr Album for this event by clicking the following link; Daks Over Duxford Photo Album

Tue 04 Jun 2019 Duxford (Daks Over Duxford)
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120235 Heinkel He-162A-2 120235 Luftwaffe
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A-549 (ZD487) FMA IA58-A 050 Pucara Argentina Air Force
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B21-27 CASA 2.111
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D-IBIS Cessna T303 Crusader T303-00024 Private
D-IBIS
F-AZOX Douglas C-47B 33352/16604 Seine Aviation
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G-ACMN de Havilland Leopard Moth DH.85 7050 Private
G-ACMN
G-AGJG de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide Srs.A 6517 Private
G-AGJG
G-AGPK/PG657 de Havilland Tiger Moth DH.82A 86566 Private
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G-AIDL/TX310 de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide Srs.A – 6 6968 Cirrus Aviation Ltd
G-AIDL
G-AIST/P7308 Vickers Supermarine Spitfire Ia WASP/20/2 Comanche Warbirds
G-AIST
G-AIYR/HG691 de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide Srs.A 6676 Classic Wings
G-AIYR
G-AKIF de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide Srs.A 6838 Classic Wings
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G-ALWF Vickers Viscount 701 5 British European Airways
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G-ALZO Airspeed Ambassador AS.57 5226 Dan-Air London
G-ALZO
G-AMPI SNCAN Stampe SV-4 C 213 Private
G-AMPI
G-AOVT Bristol Britannia 317 13427 Monarch Airlines
G-AOVT
G-ARAZ de Havilland Tiger Moth DH.82A 82867 Private
G-ARUL Le Vier Cosmic Wind 103 Private
G-ARUL
G-ASAJ Auster Aircraft Beagle A.61 Terrier 3732 Private
G-ASJV/MH434 Vickers Supermarine Spitfire LF.IXb CBAF.5562 The Old Flying Machine Company
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G-ATBG/NJ+C11 Nord 1002 Pingouin II 121 Private
G-ATBG
G-AVMU British Aircraft Corp One-Eleven 510ED 148 British Airways
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G-AYHA American Aviation AA-1 Yankee Clipper AA1-0396 Private
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G-AZHX Scottish Aviation Bulldog Sk-61E BH.100-126 Private
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G-BCOU/WK522 de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 C1/0559 Private
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G-BDAM/ER992 Noorduyn AT-16ND Harvard IIB 14-726 Private
G-BDAM
G-BEDF/44-85784 Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress 8693 B17 Preservation Group
G-BEDF
G-BESY/1133 British Aircraft Corporation Strikemaster Mk.80A EEP/JP/4099
G-BESY
G-BEVT Britten-Norman Trislander BN-2A Mk.III-2 1057 Aurigny Air Services
G-BEVT
G-BGPB/1747 Canadian Car & Foundry T-6J Texan CCF4-538 Private
G-BGPB
G-BILI/454467 Piper L-4J Grasshopper 13207 Private
G-BILI
G-BIXL/472216 North American P-51D Mustang 20NA 122-38675 Private
G-BIXL
G-BJST/AJ841 Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard IV CCF4-292 Private
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G-BKGL/1164 Beech Expeditor 3TM CA-164 Private
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G-BKGM Beech Expeditor 3NM CA-203 Private
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G-BNGE/TW536 Auster Aircraft Auster AOP.6 1925 Private
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G-BNKP Cessna 152 15281286 Private
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G-BPIV/L6739 Bristol Bolingbroke Mk.IVT The Blenheim Association
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G-BRPK Piper PA-28 140 Cherokee F 28-7325070 Private
G-BRPK
G-BSAJ CASA Jungmann 1-131E 2209 Private
G-BSAJ
G-BTXI/FE695 Noorduyn AT-16ND Harvard IIB 14-429 The Fighter Collection
G-BTXI
G-BWWK/S1581 Hawker Nimrod I 41H-43617 The Fighter collection
G-BWWK
G-BXCV/WP929 de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 C1/0807 Private
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G-CBZP/K5674 Hawker Fury I 41H/67550 Historic Aircraft Collection
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G-CFET Vans RV-7 70686 Private (Departed)
G-CFET
G-CGZP/X-17 Curtiss P-40F Kittyhawk 19503 The Fighter Collection
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G-CIBO Cessna 180K Skywagon 180 18053177 Private
G-CIBO
G-CIXJ/PA50 Curtiss P-36C Hawk The Fighter Collection
G-CIXJ
G-CORS/KF183 Noorduyn AT-16ND Harvard IIB 14A-1884 Aircraft Restoration Company
G-CORS
G-CWFT Cessna 172N Skyhawk 17273576 Private
G-CWFT
G-DHCZ de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver 1442 Private
G-DHCZ
G-DHDV/VP961 de Havilland Devon C2 04205 Keith Michael Perkins
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G-EXIL Extra EA.300 S 1036 Private
G-EXIL
G-FGID Goodyear FG-1D Corsair 3111 The Fighter Collection
G-FGID
G-FOKK Reproduction Fokker Dr I Replica PFA 238-14253 Private
G-FOKK
G-GBHB SOCATA TB10 Tobago 6 Private
G-GBHB
G-GLAD Gloster Gladiator II G5/75751 The Fighter Collection
G-GLAD
G-GUAR Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II 28-7816576 Private
G-GUAR
G-HERC Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP 172S8985 Cambridge Aero Club Ltd
G-ILUA Alpha R2160 160Ai-07007 Private
G-ILUA
G-LFIX  Supermarine Spitfire IX cbaf/8463 Private
G-LFIX
G-LFVB Vickers Supermarine Spitfire LF.Vb CBAF.2403 The Fighter Collection
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G-OVPM Europa Aviation Europa XS LAA 247-15051 Private
G-OVPM
G-PBYA Catalina Canso A CV283 Catalina Aircraft LTD
G-PBYA
G-RUMM Grumman F8F-2P Bearcat D.1088 The Fighter Collection
G-RUMM
G-RUMW General Motors Wildcat FM-2 5765 The Fighter Collection
G-RUMW
G-SHWN North American P-51D Mustang 122-40417 Boultbee Aviation
G-SHWN
G-SWEE Beech Baron B55 TC-1406 Private
G-SWEE
G-TDJN North American AT-6D Texan 121-42228 Private
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G-THUN Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 399-55731x Fighter Aircraft Engineering
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G-TSIX North American Harvard IIA 88-9725 Private
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HA-LIX Lisunov Li-2 P 18433209 Gold Timer Foundation
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LN-WND/268823 Douglas C-53D 11750 Stiftelsen Dakota Norways
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N103NA Douglas C-47B 9531 Flabob Express
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N147DC/2100884 Douglas C-47A 19347 Aces High
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N150D Douglas C-47DL 4463 Basler Turbo Conversions
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N18121/256630 Douglas C-49A 1997 Blue Skies Air
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N207HV Piper PA-28R 201T Turbo Arrow III 28R-7803303 Private (Over flight about 10am – did not land)
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N24320 Douglas DC-3 20197 McNeely Charter Services
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N25641 Douglas DC-3C 9059 JB Air Services
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N33611 Douglas C-47B 34378/17111 Courtesy Aircraft
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N341A Douglas DC-3 -253A 2145 Aerotechnics Aviation
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N431HM Douglas C-47A 9995 Private
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N45366 Douglas DC-3 11757 American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum ‘D-Day Doll’
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N47E Douglas C-47 13816 K & K Aircraft ‘Miss Virginia’
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N47SJ Douglas C-47B 25869/14424 Estrella Warbird Museum
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N47TB Douglas C-47A 12693 American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum ‘Thats All Brother’
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N55001 Maule MX-7 180 AC Sportplane 33002C Private (Landed in the rain about lunchtime)
N62CC Douglas C-47A 13798 Private ‘Virginia Ann’
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N74589 Douglas C-47A 9926 Tunison Foundation Inc ‘Placid Lassie’
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N8336C Douglas C-53 7313 JM Air LLC
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N877MG Douglas C-47B 20806 Historic Flight Foundation
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OH-LCH Douglas C-53C 6346 Air Veteran
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OY-BPB Douglas C-47A 20019 Association for Flying Museum Planes
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SE-CFP Douglas C-47A 13883 Stiftelsen Flygande Veteraner
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VP-FAZ de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 310 748 British Antarctic Survey
VP-FAZ
VX653 Hawker Sea Fury ??? The Fighter Collection
VX653 SEA FURY
XF708 Avro Shackleton MR3  ??? Royal Air Force
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XH648 Handley Page Victor K.1A HP80/48 Royal Air Force
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ZH590 Eurofighter Typhoon DA4 Royal Air Force
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ZJ215 AgustaWestland Apache AH.1 WAH-49 Army Air Corps
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Tue 04 Jun 2019 USAF Museum (List formulated from photos on the day and the Duxford website)
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14286 Lockheed T-33A 580-5581 French Air Force
155529 McDonnell Douglas F-4J(UK) Phantom II 2746 United States Navy
226413 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 399-55731
231983 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 32376
42165 North American F-100D Super Sabre 223-45 French Air Force
43-15509 Douglas C-47A 19975
44-31171 North American B-25J Mitchell 108-37246
44-61748 Boeing B-29A Superfortress 45-BN 11225
56-0689 Boeing B-52D Stratofortress 464060 United States Air Force
56-6692 Lockheed U-2T 359 United States Air Force
61-7962 Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird 2013 United States Air Force
67-0120 General Dynamics F-111E 165 United States Air Force
76-0020 McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle A172 United States Air Force
77-0259 Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II A10-0184 United States Air Force
CF-EQS Boeing Stearman A75N1 PT-17 Kaydet 75-1728 Imperial War Museum
CF-KCG General Motors TBM-3E Avenger 2066 Imperial War Museum

 

 

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