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Duxford War Museum - 2015

April - 2015

The Duxford War Museum fly-in trip  26th April 2015. The whole fleet airbourn again

After a morning of waiting for the weather to clear 3 PPL students, 5 PPL hour builders and 4 instructors in 3 R22’s and 2 R44’s departed Blackbushe on Sunday. Lining up in formation the lead aircraft began the departure for the flight to the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

Once the Phoenix convoy had arrived at the museum they were taken on a guided tour of the hangars at Duxford and were able to see the impressive B-17 flying fortress alongside the spitfire and interesting looking Catalina flying boat.

The Airfield, built during the latter stages of world war one, plays host to historical warbirds and is regularly used for air shows. Whilst there wasn’t an air show during this trip, the Phoenix gang were treated with front row seats to a training sortie performed by the Folland Gnat’s – the aircraft used by the Red Arrows up until 1979.

For the pilot’s the final leg home was put to good use with the R44 routing via the Luton overhead before all returned to Blackbushe before closing. The trip was certainly an eventful one with everyone having a good day and over 12 hours flown.
If you would like to be a part of the next Phoenix fly away let us know. We are going international for the next one. The trip to Le Touquet will be 20th-21st June. Places are filling fast so don’t miss out.