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Daks Over Duxford

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The 38 DC-3s and C-47s taking part will be assembling on the turf at Duxford on the 4th & 5th June (Tuesday and Wednesday) with practice jumps and other flying on both days with the Daks setting out for Normandy around midday on the 5th along with escorting Spits and Mustangs. The paras are due to jump over the beachhead between 4 & 5pm.

Anyone fancy going along to Duxford to watch the action? tickets (for either day) are £25 (including museum entry) and I'm planning to go on the Wednesday.

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Certainly you're not likely to see so many Daks in one place again. I've been looking for rooms near Caen too - not many left and VERY expensive.

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I wonder if Mme Gondree is still around...Incredible that the Dogz met someone who had lived through the occupation and liberation of Caen 75 years ago.

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Phew, saw a post on FB that tickets for this had sold out at DX - a slightly panicked visit to the website and it turns out not to be the case. I’ve bought my tickets now just to be on the safe side.

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5 hours ago, Jabo said:

Phew, saw a post on FB that tickets for this had sold out at DX - a slightly panicked visit to the website and it turns out not to be the case. I’ve bought my tickets now just to be on the safe side.

Fakebook News!

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4 June

Opening hours from 10.00 to 18.00
This is a ticketed event

   
10.00  Official Opening
10.30  Take-off Dakota Formation Flight
11.00 – 12.00 Morning Flight program
* Dakota Formation Demo
* Parachute jump Free fall Team
* Flight Demo C-53  LN-WND
11.30     Landing Dakota Formation Flight
14.00 Take-off Dakota Formation Flight
14.30 – 15.30 Morning Flight program
* Dakota Formation Demo
* Parachute jump Free fall Team
* Flight Demo C-53 LN-WND
15.30 Landing Dakota Formation Flight
15.30 – 16.30 Practise mass parachute jump with round parachutes
All day Air market, vendors, food trucks
All day Scenic DC-3 Flights
All day Photo flights DC-3’s with T-6’s as photo aircraft.
All day Photo flights DC-3’s with Dragon Rapide as photo aircraft

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For those interested - here's the participation list with country of origin.

Super DC-3S N29TN (USA)
DC-3 N877MG (USA)
DC-3A N18121 (USA)
R4D-6S N151ZE "Ready for Duty" (USA)
C-53D N45366 "D-Day Doll" (USA)
C-47 "That's all Brother" (USA)
C-53 N534BE "The Duchess of Dakota" (USA)
C-47 N73DC "Drag 'em Oot" (UK)
C-47 N47SJ "Betsy's Biscuit Bomber" (USA)
C-47A N47E "Miss Virginia" (USA)
C-53DO N8336C "The Spirit of Benovia" (USA)
C-47B N836M "Luck of the Irish" (USA)
DC-3 F-AZTE (France)
DC-3A N472AF "KG668" (USA)
DC-3 N24320 "Miss Montana" (USA)
AC-47 N2805J "Spooky" (USA)
C-47A RA-2944G (Russia)
DC-3 TF-NPK "Pall Sveinsson" (Iceland)
DC-3C N25641 "Liberty" (USA) - D-Day veteran
DC-3 SE-CFP "Daisy" (Sweden) - D-Day veteran
DC-3A OH-LCH (Finland)
DC-3 N431HM (Switzerland)
C-41A N341A (USA)
DC-3 N28AA (USA)
C-47 N834M (USA)
DC-3 (C-53D) LN-WND (Norway)
C-47A RA-05738 (Russia)
DC-3 "Gamle Dame" OY-BPB (Denmark)
C-47 "Flabob Express" N103NA (USA)
DC-3 "Prinses Amalia" (Holland) - D-Day veteran
DC-3 ZS-NTE (Germany)
DC-3 PH-DDZ (Holland)
C-47 "Virgina Ann" N62CC (USA) - D-Day veteran
C-47 "Placid Lassie" N74589 (USA) - D-Day veteran
DC-3 HB-IRJ (Switzerland)
Lisunov Li-2 "Karman Todor" HA-LIX (Hungary)
DC-3 F-AZOX (France)
C-47 N147DC (UK)

Very much looking forward to this!

 

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