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The Big One!

The Big One!

The story of the Spruce Goose

With Christmas on the way those of us of a certain age will remember as kids asking our parents for a present of a Keil Kraft balsa wood plane model. While making it our mind’s would wander to real aeroplanes that were made of wood maybe even the huge, in our child’s eyes, de Havilland Mosquito. But I’m sure nobody ever thought of the grandaddy of all wooden planes the Hughes H-4 Hercules. Better known as the ‘Spruce Goose’, with a wingspan greater...

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When I’m cleaning windows….

When I’m cleaning windows….

VC10 Window Cracking

Whilst thanking George Formby for the title of this piece, I’m sure unlike DAS volunteers he had never cleaned and polished around 90 VC10 cabin windows! This onerous task had fallen mainly to the Tuesday team and it was one of their members Dave Coates who was bemused about why all the windows had vertical stripes in the Perspex. After some head scratching it was thought this was due to masking tape being applied to the windows during the last fuselage repaint. Dave...

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Winter work in the workshop 3

On board the Ambassador volunteers Ray and Cliff were doing major renovation work on the freight door. This...

Winter work in the workshop 2

The BAe146 axle stands have been created and painted also in for a repaint were the BAC 1-11 engine support panels.

Winter work in the workshop 1

The aircraft workshop looked pretty clear early February but new challenges arrived mid month. Huge fibreglass...

NEW ITEM

A recent visit to Duxford provided the opportunity to showcase the STROND watches in Concorde 101 G-AXDN's...

STROND Automatic Concorde Watch

*** Act soon to get a pre sale discount on this fantastic watch ***   An exciting new watch has...

DAS Museum 360-degree tour.

Click on image below to enter the DAS Museum 360-degree tour. Click on image below to enter the DAS...

New home for the Herald
New home for the Herald

  We can now confirm the rumours that Handley Page Herald G-APWJ will be moving from Duxford...

BAe146 flies into Duxford
BAe146 flies into Duxford

Over 100 members of the Duxford Aviation Society, IWM staff, press and TV gathered at IWM Duxford on Monday...

An addition to the BAC

British Aerospace 146 ZE701 from the RAF’s Number 32 Squadron (the Royal Squadron) is flying in to...

Trident 360° Cabin Tour

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York 360 pano's

Click on image below to enter the York Flight Deck 360-degree tour.   Click on image...

Trislander 360 degree Tour
Trislander Flight 360

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BAC 1-11 360° flight deck tour.
BAC 1-11 360° pano

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BAC 1-11 Passenger Cabin 360°
BAC 1-11 Passenger Cabin 360°

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Viscount Passenger Cabin 360°
Viscount Passenger Cabin 360°

Click on image below to enter the Viscount 360-degree passenger cabin tour.  

Viscount 360° pano

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Ambassador Passenger Cabin 360°
Ambassador Passenger Cabin 360°

Click on image below to enter the Ambassador 360-degree passenger cabin tour.  

Ambassador 360 pano

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Britannia 360 Pano

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Trident 360 pano

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VC10 360 Pano

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VC10 360 Pano

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Comet 360 Pano

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Britannia 360 pano

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All in a lifetime
Alcock & Brown

100 years on the 15th June 1919 the Vickers Vimy of Alcock and Brown 'landed' in Ireland to complete...

First of the Many
First of the Many

  On 13th June 1965 the prototype Britten Norman BN2 Islander G-ATCT took off from the grass airstrip...

Breitling Formation
Breitling team

Breitling team in formation A great display. Fantastic picture! Photo Charles Butler

Trident and VC10
Boarding

A great day out! It’s always busy and DAS volunteers work hard but showing the public the result...

A busy day boarding
Herald

Boarding now! Sales of Boarding Passes were brisk. The British Airliner Collection aircraft welcomed visitors...

Stearmans in formation
Aero Super Batics Stearmans

Hold on tight! Aero Super Batics gave an astonishing display of skill, bravery and elegance. Photo Charles Butler

Sally B fires up!
B17 Sally B

Sally B fires up The Boeing B-17G starts up in a cloud of smoke ready for her display. A firm favourite...

Viscount in the Sun
Viscount

The oldest surviving Viscount shows off her new paintwork Seen outside in the sunshine, no one would guess...

Apache
Apache

Fire! An exciting display by the Attack Helicopter Display team (AHDT)  featuring an Apache AH1 gave...

Tiger 9 in Formation
Tiger 9 Team

Bi-planes in formation In an impressive display on a gusty day, the Tiger 9 Formation team showed just...

Concorde Nose Lowering
Concorde nose

Concorde’s ever-popular nose lowering drew a large crowd at the Air Show. Restored to full working...

Back in the hot seat
Concorde crew

Ex- Concorde crew Captain Andy Mills, Flying Officer John Tye and Flight Engineer Ian Radford, visited 101...

Nellie steps up
AEC Militant

A wet Sunday saw the dedicated DAS crew shifting the Trident into the Conservation Hall for repainting. On...

50 Glorious Years

Back in March 1969 - the second of March to be precise - test pilot André Turcat gathered...

Viscount Repaint
Our Viscount moves out for her new coat of paint

It’s always exciting to see one of the British Airliner Collection aircraft moving down the runway...

Berlin Airlift Exhibition

In 1948/9 the York was one of a fleet of Allied aircraft which delivered the largest humanitarian airlift...

Emotional Reunion
Barbara Halbert and the Comet meet again after sixty years

Barbara Halbert made a special trip from her home in Guernsey to be aboard her beloved Comet 4 to celebrate...

Happy 50th
BAC 1-11 on the tarmac at Heathrow

Our BAC 1-11 first flew exactly 50 years ago today on 29 January 1969 and still looks as good as new thanks...

124m Air Miles
Avro York in Hangar

That was the total distance flown by allied aircraft 70 years ago during the 15 months of operations known...

 
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Duxford Aviation Society gratefully acknowledges the generous support given by the Association of Independent Museums.

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Dates for your diary

December

Sunday

10

2023

Concorde Nose Lowering Demonstration

One of the unique features that made the Concorde able to cruise at twice the speed of sound was its ability to change the shape of its forward fuselage. For ground handling, take-off and... more >

 

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