‘Those Magnificent Men…’

Thanks Hilary

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[This is a post for aeroplane nuts, feel free to pass on by.]

On Saturday we went with aeroplane enthusiast friends to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. This is an airfield, plus many great hangers, with aircraft spanning both world wars and up to today’s fighting/rescue aeroplanes. I did my best with my little camera. Here we have a Gypsy Moth.

DSCN6312And here is the Rapide from the 1930’s, in which people can take joy-rides from Duxford.

Rapide Rapide

The Boeing B 17 Flying Fortress Sally B being fettled before she took off. Memphis Belle

One of the most exciting displays was the wing walkers. Here is one warming up.

DSCN6343And here they are in the air. One of them is piloted by David Barrell, who used to be a partner in our local garage, keeping my series of very fourth-hand cars on the road.DSCN6366DSCN6367 I worry about the G force. Here’s one for you…

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4 thoughts on “‘Those Magnificent Men…’

  1. I was there Sunday, a real
    Pickle getting in but a fabulous show as ever. Duxford never fails to please bringing a super selection of airframes old and new to the masses. A stunning museum to boot!

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