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The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:08 am

The "Duxford" experience ex FKB


Hello, dear readers,
a visit to the Imperial war air museum at Duxford was on my to do list since a long time ago.
The "summer series" continues with a flight into STN.


Saturday, 18.08.2007
FKB (Karlsruhe-Baden-Baden) - STN (London-Stansted)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
FR 9773 operated by Ryanair B737-800 EI-CSM
Scheduled: 09.55 // 10.25
Actual: 09.55 // 10.25
Gate: 1 Seat: 32B
Load factor: near 100 %
Fare: 45,18 per pax per leg

History:
07.12.2000: Delivered to FR

Flight no. 29 on the 737-800 and the first on this machine


Another flight from FKB. This time, we will be present a bit earlier, while online-check-in with bags is not possible at FR.
By car on the way at around 7.00 am, not that much traffic, so arrival at FKB ontime, around 08.30 am, two hours ahead to
departure. Two counters open, around ten minutes to wait, sequences no. 95/96, sounds like a good load today.
A friendly female accepted our bags. As I hate these queueing scenery, I´ve bought two priority stickers, 3.-- Euros each.
No time to wait at security, some shopping and some minutes outdoor. Nice to follow the arrival of an AB F100 from TXL.
Once again, no time to wait at passport control and at the gate around 09.30 am. Our machine arrived early, also the first bus
for boarding. Priority pax first, but some others joined the first bus till one of the gate agents noticed it.

Nice wheather ab FKB:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07002.jpg

Boarding:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07004.jpg

Apron:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07005.jpg

Something new for my log:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07006.jpg

Stressless bus boarding, a friendly male FA at the rear door when we boarded the 737-800.
In total two male (ok) and two females (one ok, one non-friendly) doing the FA job on this leg.
The purser introduced the cabin crew by name.
Shabby fabric seats, clean?, not today.
Departure from runway 21, no other action, no time to wait there.
Mostly cloudy skies on the route.
After a short welcome on the ground nothing more from the flightdeck. It seems the Captain was from the UK.
A short departure delay according to the wheather conditions on the route.
So, route and flightlevel, a hidden secret on this flight.
Arrival on STN´s runway 23 ontime, deboarding at the usual FR terminal area by feet.

STN, where is the sun gone?:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07011.jpg

No one in front at passport control, the belt was not announced when we reached the baggage area, real fast.
Bags arrived, to the Budget desk, a nearly new VW Polo, once again booked by AutoEurope fare 48,02 EUR, not bad.
First we drove to our accomodation, the Days Inn Haverhill, around 45 minutes from Stansted and only ten minutes till Duxford.
Opened around a half year ago, a recommendable place to stay there.
Cloudy, but no rain, so time to visit Duxford:

Near Hangar 1:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07016.jpg

Bronco:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07017.jpg

Nice metal:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07018.jpg

En detail:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07019.jpg

Parked:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07021.jpg

Still active:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07022.jpg

Engines up:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07024.jpg

Taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07025.jpg

Departure:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07026.jpg

Flightdeck BAC One-Eleven:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07027.jpg

Amazing stairs:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07028.jpg

Monarch:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07030.jpg

Also a nice one:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07031.jpg

Flightdeck:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07033.jpg

Cabin:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07034.jpg

F-15:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07035.jpg

Nice plane´s:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07036.jpg

Entering the american area:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07037.jpg

Inside:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07038.jpg

Phantom:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07039.jpg

B-52:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07041.jpg

SR-71:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07043.jpg

The engines:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07044.jpg

Close-up:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07046.jpg

Phantom again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07048.jpg

Huey:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07049.jpg

Maintenance area:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07050.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07051.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07052.jpg

Still in flying conditions:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07053.jpg

UK Hall:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07054.jpg

Sunderland:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07055.jpg

Sunderland close up:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07056.jpg

Vulcan:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07057.jpg

Concorde:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07058.jpg

Flying again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07059.jpg

No, but in perfect conditions:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07060.jpg

Concorde cain:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07062.jpg

Under the Vulcan:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07064.jpg




Sunday, 19.08.2007
STN (London-Stansted) - FKB (Karlsruhe-Baden-Baden)
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
FR 9774 operated by Ryanair B737-800 EI-DLN
Scheduled: 14.15 // 16.45
Actual: 14.30 // 16.45
Gate: 45 Seat: 5E
Load factor: around 90 %

History:
24.04.2006: Delivered to FR

Flight no. 30 on the 737-800 and the first on this machine



Time limit for car return was 11.00 am, so we leave our hotel at around 10.00 am.
No queues on the road, arrival ontime, returned the car without problems till now.
Around three hours to go for our departure back home to FKB.
A friendly BAA guy told me where to go for our not yet announced check-in desks.
The other flight there was closed, so we built a queue, desk open was announced
two hours prior to departure as usual.
A rather long queue when the two agents arrived, a friendly girl checked us in and send our bags
in the arms of BAA, hopefully we see them again, later this day.
Incredible how much people are at STN today. Another short queue at the FR ticket counter to buy the
priority stickers. Security was weird, all AFAIK six gates open, pax all around.
40 minutes to wait, I´ve had a personal check, the guy asked me where to go today and whats the reason for my travels.
A special shoe scan followed. At the gate only 15 minutes prior to boarding, the plane arrived minutes later.
Incredible was also the queue at arrivals for passport control.
When you know Stansted, you walk from the FR area above a bridge in direction main building, downstairs to the groundlevel
and at the next corner was the end of the queue. That was before the tunnel and the main building. I dont want to know
how long they waited.
I dont see such a high number of running pax, people near panic, when we waited at our gate.
Always the calls waiting for late pax for flight XYZ.
It seems BAA rename STN into "Runners airport". No joke, that was really weird.

Rainy STN:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07068.jpg

EI-DLN parked:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07069.jpg

Boarding:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07070.jpg

We´re called for boarding, once again stressless with the priority sticker.
Only female FA´s on this service. The two in the front of the cabin friendly.
The flightdeck crew was scandinavian, a friendly welcome during boarding. The captain told us that we had to wait for late pax.
We´re around half an hour in our seats till doors closed. I saw some bags offloaded.
Departure from runway 23 after another company 738.
The route follows the way to Dover, into Belgium and straight to FKB.

Traffic:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07073.jpg

The plane fitted with the dark, blue leather seats, not really clean, but ok .
Arrival at FKB´s runway 21, heavy brakes and parked beneath another company 738 just arrived from CIA.

Sunny again at FKB:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07075.jpg

Bye-Bye EI-DLN:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/STN07/STN07076.jpg

By bus to the terminal, some minutes at passport controls and for the bags and on the way back home.

Finally , time for my opinion.
FKB was ok, short ways. STN a real mess, not the airport for my next visit.
Ryanair, delivered us to our destination and back, both flights ontime, fare not cheaper than on other trips the last time.
The FA´s mostly ok, flightdeck outbound nothing special, inbound ok.
FR is always the last opinion for me to go.
Duxford is really worth to visit.

Comments welcome,
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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:30 am

Hallo Markus!

Thanks again for another interesting TR.

My last trip on FR (GRO-CIA) was a real mess. Although planes were more or less on time flight attendants were rude and really unfriendly.

I do not blame them really as their working conditions seem to be no the best ones. They used the toilets at GRO airport as changing rooms and the lounge as their personal makeup desks.

Duxford contains a lot of beauties making it worth a visit as you mention.

Grüsse,

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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:45 am

Hola, Roger, mi companero,

thanx for your reply.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 1):
My last trip on FR (GRO-CIA) was a real mess. Although planes were more or less on time flight attendants were rude and really unfriendly.

FR is nowadays the last possible opinion to go for me!

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 1):
Duxford contains a lot of beauties making it worth a visit as you mention.

 checkmark  , true.

Salud,
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Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:06 am

Hello Markus, another top report from your side!  Smile It was really interesting to see the old aircraft in your report. What a shame about the weather though, looks like original UK weather  Wink

I completely agree on Stansted, it is simply overcrowded. I much prefer Luton...

Enjoy your next trips and best regards

Thomas
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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:17 am

Hello, Thomas,
thanx for your nice reply.

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 3):
a shame about the weather though, looks like original UK weather

The typical mid-european summer wheather 2007!.

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 3):
I completely agree on Stansted, it is simply overcrowded. I much prefer Luton...

Luton is still missing in my log, but if it´s better than STN, so we will see...

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)

BTW: Your signature show an A340 on BSL-ZRH, some checks or what´s the reason for it?.
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Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:41 am

I hope you will fill your log soon with a flight to LTN.  Smile

The A-340 is coming for a special event because the aircraft will be named after the city of Basel (was lucky to get a ticket). Should be fun- if I am lucky to get a window seat a report will follow of course.

Best regards and a good evening!

Thomas
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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:46 am

Hi, Thomas,

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 5):
I hope you will fill your log soon with a flight to LTN.

For example ex BSL on EZY
 Wink

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 5):
The A-340 is coming for a special event because the aircraft will be named after the city of Basel (was lucky to get a ticket). Should be fun- if I am lucky to get a window seat a report will follow of course.

That sounds real interesting, good luck for the window seat and hope to read a report about it!

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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:41 am

Hi Markus!

Well, Duxford is high on my wish-list and I really enjoyed those pics and the whole TR. Pitty they don't have that 707-420 anymore  Sad

As for FR, it seems that nobody is impressed with them, but as long as they are cheap and on-time, it's OK, I guess.

So, what's next?

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Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:04 pm

Hi Markus,

once again an enjoyable report. Duxford looks interesting, some nice aircraft from the times when the British built their own aircraft.

What happened to that B707 which is no longer there?

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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:44 pm

Hallo Markus. Very nice report again!

Was this the last holiday-tour for your son? You've been away a lot lately! Good to see you've enjoyed the museum.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Departure from runway 23 after another company 738.

Not very difficult to get in such a situation at STN Big grin Anyway... about STN, it's indeed a mess up there, but OK, usually I know my way and where to go at an airport, so no probs for me. But I can imagine other unexperienced travellers might get confused in such airport scenes  Sad The 'wait in lounge' announcements for almost everyflight are really annoying to me (same thing happens also at LGW all the time). The general lounges get overcrowded by people waiting for their flights!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
STN a real mess, not the airport for my next visit.

 Smile Then I've to do it I think. End of October it's on my list...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The A-340 is coming for a special event because the aircraft will be named after the city of Basel (was lucky to get a ticket). Should be fun- if I am lucky to get a window seat a report will follow of course.

That's interesting indeed. I simply missed the announcement I think, would be fun to ride that plane!

Cheers,
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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:00 pm

Hi Markus,
Great report, I always wanted to go to Duxford. It looks really nice , especially being able to go into the older A/C cabins etc...

Thanks for a great TR

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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:55 pm

Hi Markus,

Another great report, many thanks.

Thanks for all the Duxford pictures, I've been meaning to go back there as I've not been since I was a kid, my it has really grown based on looking at the pictures.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The "summer series" continues with a flight into STN.

- I must say the Summer series has been pretty neat.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Flight no. 29 on the 737-800 and the first on this machine

- Yikes, I've has 2 738 flights, both on the same machine.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
FR is always the last opinion for me to go.

- Me too, never flown them yet  Smile

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
Luton is still missing in my log, but if it´s better than STN, so we will see...

- Luton is ok, much better than STN.

Best Wishes

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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:46 pm

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 11):
I've been meaning to go back there as I've not been since I was a kid,

Ditto for me too. I'm always driving past Duxford early in the morning on my way to STN (or late in the evening on my way home from STN) for flights to STR, MUC or FKB.

I did my first trip into FKB with FR from STN only 3 weeks ago and was very impressed with the airport - modern clean and compact. I thought the bus transfer was a bit too much though - is it not cheaper to construct a pathway from the gate to the apron than run buses over that short distance? Incidentally there was a 747 parked up at FKB on a remote stand, is it a long term resident or what is it passing through that day?

BTW, if you're hungry at FKB and have some time, I would recommend the Restaurant zum Schwan in nearby Hügelsheim - good food and good value too!

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Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:07 am

Hello and thanx all for your replys.

Aleksandar:

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 7):
Duxford is high on my wish-list

For sure, an recommendable place to go.

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 7):
So, what's next?

Biz first, that means I will clear my autumn timetable before thinking about some more leisure!.


Alex:

Quoting Ndebele (Reply 8):
What happened to that B707 which is no longer there?

Don´t know, there was no 707 parked!.


Eric:

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 9):
this the last holiday-tour for your son

NCE last weekend, report will be online soon!.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 9):
End of October it's on my list...

STN is always a kind of gambling, good luck  Smile

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 9):
The A-340 is coming for a special event because the aircraft will be named after the city of Basel (was lucky to get a ticket). Should be fun- if I am lucky to get a window seat a report will follow of course.

That's interesting indeed. I simply missed the announcement I think, would be fun to ride that plane!

Me too, especially on that short hop!.

BTW, have a nice time at Tenerife, and don´t forget to tell us something about your experience
 Smile

Philip:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 10):
, especially being able to go into the older A/C cabins etc...

Also one of the big positive things there from my point of view. Amazing to view how to fly 30 years ago.

Mark:

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 11):
I've been meaning to go back there as I've not been since

I was really impressed, especially around the American hangar, a real good preserved exhibition.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 11):
R is always the last opinion for me to go.

- Me too, never flown them yet

You´re the lucky non FR traveller!.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 11):
- Luton is ok, much better than STN.

I will check it out!.

Eurohub:

Quoting Eurohub (Reply 12):
ncidentally there was a 747 parked up at FKB on a remote stand, is it a long term resident or what is it passing through that day?

FKB is often used by Gulf travellers on visits for example Baden-Baden, so that might be a "private" one.

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Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:53 am

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 13):
Gulf travellers

Makes sense now, I thought I saw a UAE flag on the tail...

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Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:06 am

Hey, again Eurohub,

Quoting Eurohub (Reply 14):
a UAE flag on the tail...

 checkmark 

Baden-Baden is well known in the gulf area for it´s secret and luxurious hospital´s.

BTW, thanx for the restaurant tip.

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Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:43 am

Hi Markus,

again a nice report of your summer series with some great pics of Duxford which seems to be worth a visit. So you have visited two of the main European airshows this summer, Kecskemet and Duxford, which seem to be quite different according to your descriptions and your photos. Can you tell which one you liked better?

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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:01 am

Hey, Christoph,
thanx for your reply.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 16):
of Duxford which seems to be worth a visit.

 checkmark  100 % true.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 16):
have visited two of the main European airshows this summer, Kecskemet and Duxford, which seem to be quite different according to your descriptions and your photos. Can you tell which one you liked better?

That´s a rather difficult question,
Kecskemet is a "living" airfield and some displays there are rather basic, but nevertheless interesting,
Duxford is really well preserved and you think about the aircraft, push it out of the hangar and they will fly again.
If I split my 100% than 60 % goes for Duxford and the remaining 40 % for Kecskemet.

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Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:24 pm

Another nice combination of fun and education for your son!

I've never flown into STN, but the press are giving it and LHR a right pounding at the moment. It seems the regional airports really are the places to choose right now.

Which Concorde is that in the museum?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
FR is always the last opinion for me to go.

will be interesting to see if their what effect their check-in fee will have on things. What will they start charging for next? Using the toilet?!

Happy flying
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Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:48 am

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 7):
Pitty they don't have that 707-420 anymore

Duxford never had a 707. You mix it up with Cosford which ditched most of their civil exhibits last year.
I also mixed them up sometimes. Cosford is between Birmingham and Manchester, while Duxford is near Cambridge.
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Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:57 am

Thank you for this report with all the nice pictures.
Nice to see Concorde prototype G-AXDN.  Wink
Her very first flight was 17 december 1971 ex-Filton.
She looks like she is being well taken care of.
There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
 
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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:23 am

Hello and thanx all for your replys.

Infodesk:

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 18):
. It seems the regional airports really are the places to choose right now.

Sure the better places to fly nowadays.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 18):
Which Concorde is that in the museum?

While searching my papers from Duxford, MadameConcorde answered your question in a perfect style!.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 18):
. What will they start charging for next? Using the toilet?!

Nothing is to weird to make money for FR!.


Servaas:

Thanx for the information about Cosford and Duxford.


MadameConcorde:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 20):
Nice to see Concorde prototype G-AXDN.
Her very first flight was 17 december 1971 ex-Filton.
She looks like she is being well taken care of.

 checkmark  Thanx for the details.

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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:21 am

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 13):
Don´t know, there was no 707 parked!.



Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 19):
Duxford never had a 707. You mix it up with Cosford which ditched most of their civil exhibits last year.

Yep, you're right. My mistake  blush   ashamed 
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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:36 am

The BEA Vickers Viscount was a plane I often flew on when I was your son's age. The Vickers Viscounts had nice big windows. Have not seen pa icture of one in years. At the time they seemed "big" but now they look small. Lufthansa had them in their fleet also. Thanks for the great pictures.
 
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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:46 am

Hello and thanx again for your replys.

Aleksandar:

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 22):
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 13):
Don´t know, there was no 707 parked!.



Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 19):
Duxford never had a 707. You mix it up with Cosford which ditched most of their civil exhibits last year.

Yep, you're right. My mistake

No problem!.



semsem:

Quoting Semsem (Reply 23):
The BEA Vickers Viscount was a plane I often flew on when I was your son's age. The Vickers Viscounts had nice big windows. Have not seen pa icture of one in years. At the time they seemed "big" but now they look small. Lufthansa had them in their fleet also. Thanks for the great pictures.

Yeah, the good old days. That was one of the reason´s to visit Duxford!.

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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:19 am

WOW!!!!!!

What a great trip! All those old birds in 'top notch' condition! They really have an amazing collection on display!
Duxford is also very high on my list, as i'm an WW II aircraft junkie  Smile
Did they have some german aircraft aswell? Would love to see the HE111 in real life, but so far no success!
Thanks for sharing this! Next year, I will post a Duxford report aswell!!

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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:31 am

Hello, Joost,
once again nice to read your reply.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 25):
Duxford is also very high on my list, as i'm an WW II aircraft junkie

The collection from this time period is not bad , for sure.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 25):
Did they have some german aircraft aswell?

Good question, we visited not all hangars, not enough time!.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 25):
I will post a Duxford report aswell!!

Great!.

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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:40 am

Hi Markus,

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 26):
The collection from this time period is not bad , for sure.

That is exactly my thoughts when looking to your pictures  Smile

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 26):
Good question, we visited not all hangars, not enough time!.

What a pity, when the factor time comes round the corner.

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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:53 am

Hi, Joost,

Quoting DALCE (Reply 27):
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 26):
Good question, we visited not all hangars, not enough time!.

What a pity, when the factor time comes round the corner.

Sure, but I think you show me the missed one´s after your visit!.

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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:24 am

Great pics from Duxford.

They gave an impressive collection. Took dad and I nearly all day a couple of weeks ago to look at everything.

I thought it was a silver Dragon Rapide in RAF markings that did the joyflights. That was the one I flew on.
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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Sat Sep 15, 2007 4:14 pm

Hello, Ryan,
thanx for your reply.

Quoting Ryan h (Reply 29):
I thought it was a silver Dragon Rapide in RAF markings that did the joyflights. That was the one I flew on.

Impressive machine still flying!.

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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:11 pm

Very nice report with some fascinating pictures of aircraft from an era long gone by.  Smile I wonder if we will see todays generic Boeings and Airbusses with the same kind of nostalgia in half a century like we do with the museum's exhibits.
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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:51 am

Hi, Jens,
thanx for your nice reply.

Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 31):
I wonder if we will see todays generic Boeings and Airbusses with the same kind of nostalgia in half a century like we do with the museum's exhibits.

I had similar thoughts when I was in Duxford. My conclusion: Let´s fly as much as possible "future classics" before they´re
gone to the museum!.

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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:27 pm

What a interesting TR.

The pics are really good.

Thank you for sharing.

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RE: The "Duxford" Experience Ex FKB

Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:45 pm

Hej, Gabriel,

once again, thanx for your reply.

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