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RE: OT: Flying Legends Airshow at Duxford today!! - 7/10/2017 6:37:26 AM   
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Another Cat.






Yet another awesome picture.

Would it be possible to post it in better quality so that I can make a background picture of it?

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RE: OT: Flying Legends Airshow at Duxford today!! - 7/10/2017 7:13:39 AM   
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Cool pictures, all those fighters airborne at once must have been surreal.

I read the Blenheim was airworthy, crashed, and was painfully restored back to flyable condition. I believe it's the only flyable one in the world. That P-36C was restored at Chino, CA and had a chance to fly with the last flyable P-35 (actually AT-12, 2 seat variant) at the 2015 air show there before being shipped to the UK.

Berlin Express is a P-51C. The main difference between the B and C was where they were built, the Bs in California and the Cs in Texas. The early marks of both were identical, but the line in Texas started with the vents just behind the prop before switching over to P-51D production and the California plant started with the vents with D production. (The Army also started a different designation system between starting B/C and D production adding a two letter code for the factory to the end of the designation.) So the later P-51Cs were the only non-bubble canopy P-51s with the nose vents.

Sea Furys are pretty common in California. The only place in the US that still does air racing is at Reno, NV and there are a lot of retired air racers on the air show circuit in the western US.

It's been years since I've been to an air show. I used to work one in college and that was a lot of fun. I was on the duty to close the runway to regular traffic at the start of the airshow one year. We put a big X at the end of the runway (which was blown off by the prop wash from the first planes to take off). Just after was got the X down, 4 P-51s came and took off to start the show. They took off in pairs and the noise was both deafening and awesome at the same time. I was only a wing's length from two Merlins wide open.

Bill

Sorry Bill but its a North American P-51B-15-NA Mustang 43-24837.

24837 (382nd FS, 363rd FG, 9th AF) crashed from unknown cause at Beckley, England Jun 10, 1944. Pilot bailed out and survived, aircraft was destroyed. Restored by Pacific Fighters and to civil registry as N515ZB
May 29, 2014 to Gardner Capital Management Corp of Little Falls, NJ as "Berlin Express"


You never know what changes the restorers made.



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RE: OT: Flying Legends Airshow at Duxford today!! - 7/10/2017 10:46:00 AM   
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That's the one I was thinking of Warspite - thanks for clearing up my confusion. Still amazed the pilot survived that.

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RE: OT: Flying Legends Airshow at Duxford today!! - 7/10/2017 11:47:48 AM   
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Awesome pics, Obvert. Thanks!

What camera and lenses did you use?

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RE: OT: Flying Legends Airshow at Duxford today!! - 7/10/2017 11:49:06 AM   
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Fantastic pictures Obvert- really well done- professional quality.

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RE: OT: Flying Legends Airshow at Duxford today!! - 7/10/2017 1:12:24 PM   
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Hi all,

Fantastic photos - many thanks!


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RE: OT: Flying Legends Airshow at Duxford today!! - 7/10/2017 1:49:26 PM   
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Fun thread, thanks for sharing!

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RE: OT: Flying Legends Airshow at Duxford today!! - 7/10/2017 4:02:04 PM   
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We were lucky enough to catch two Lancasters over where we live a couple of years ago.

Amazing, and very unlikely to be repeated.

Great pics Obvert btw!

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RE: OT: Flying Legends Airshow at Duxford today!! - 7/10/2017 4:57:10 PM   
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That's the one I was thinking of Warspite - thanks for clearing up my confusion. Still amazed the pilot survived that.
warspite1

If someone in a film survived a crash like that you would laugh at the absurdity. Incredible escape - though sadly not for the 11 on the ground


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RE: OT: Flying Legends Airshow at Duxford today!! - 7/10/2017 5:18:57 PM   
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great pics and a lot of fun to look at. Thanks for posting

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RE: OT: Flying Legends Airshow at Duxford today!! - 7/10/2017 5:36:48 PM   
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Awesome pics, Obvert. Thanks!

What camera and lenses did you use?


I'm a photo teacher and photographer by profession, but I've never been too much of a gearhead.

I've got a decent full frame Canon 5D Mk II, and the lens is a Canon Pro 100-400 F4.5. Good as long as I shoot in the mid-aperture ranges at distance. I found it tough to focus though with so many moving objects against a blue sky. Doing it again I'd stop down to F11 and shoot at a set almost infinite focal distance. Still, got a lot of what I'd hoped anyway.

I can add airshows to sports and wildlife photography as some of the hardest I've tried to do!

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RE: OT: Flying Legends Airshow at Duxford today!! - 7/10/2017 7:28:46 PM   
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Another Spit formation shot






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RE: OT: Flying Legends Airshow at Duxford today!! - 7/10/2017 10:36:13 PM   
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Looks like a really good show - wish I hadn't been otherwise busy. Seeing all those warbirds together looks like a treat, and something different from the same-old same-old that too many airshows seem to be.

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RE: OT: Flying Legends Airshow at Duxford today!! - 7/11/2017 2:44:21 AM   
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I read the Blenheim was airworthy, crashed, and was painfully restored back to flyable condition.



Absolutely true. Not once by twice!! (Admittedly with two different airframes...)

The story is here: Restored Bristol Blenheim

Not only that, it was converted from a Mk-IV to a Mk-I during the rebuild.

(Where the Mk-I nose section came from.....)




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RE: OT: Flying Legends Airshow at Duxford today!! - 7/11/2017 5:45:48 AM   
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quote:

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Another Cat.



Yet another awesome picture.

Would it be possible to post it in better quality so that I can make a background picture of it?


There is a limit to size on the forum. I've created a dropbox so if you want to have access either post or PM to me your email and I'll add you.


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RE: OT: Flying Legends Airshow at Duxford today!! - 7/12/2017 4:12:57 AM   
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Sorry Bill but its a North American P-51B-15-NA Mustang 43-24837.

24837 (382nd FS, 363rd FG, 9th AF) crashed from unknown cause at Beckley, England Jun 10, 1944. Pilot bailed out and survived, aircraft was destroyed. Restored by Pacific Fighters and to civil registry as N515ZB
May 29, 2014 to Gardner Capital Management Corp of Little Falls, NJ as "Berlin Express"


You never know what changes the restorers made.




I stand corrected.


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RE: OT: Flying Legends Airshow at Duxford today!! - 7/12/2017 6:35:53 PM   
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Excellent pictures! Thanks so much for posting. Kevin

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RE: OT: Flying Legends Airshow at Duxford today!! - 7/12/2017 8:48:01 PM   
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Man how I miss going to airshows like this! When I was stationed in England I went to Duxford and North Weald airshows ever chance I could.

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