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P-51D Mustang

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There goes the siren that warns of the air raid,
Then comes the sound of the guns sending flak.
Out for the scramble we’ve got to get airborne,
Got to get up for the coming attack.

Jump in the cockpit and start up the engines,
Remove all the wheelblocks there’s no time to waste.
Gathering speed as we head down the runway,
Got to get airborne before it’s too late.

Running, scrambling, fire,
Rolling, turning, diving, going in again.
Running, scrambling, fire, Rolling, turning, diving,
Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die.
Won’t you run, live to fly, fly to live, Aces high!

Move in to fire at the mainstream of bombers,
Let off a shell burst and then turn away.
Roll over, spin round to come in behind them,
Move to their blindsides and firing again.

Bandits at 8 O’clock move in behind us,
Ten ME-109’s out of the sun.
Ascending and turning our spitfires to face them,
Heading straight for them I press down my guns.

Rolling, turning, diving,
Rolling, turning, diving, going in again.
Rolling, turning, diving, Rolling, turning, diving,
Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die.
Won’t you run, live to fly, fly to live, Aces high!!!

Iron Maiden 1984



Hurricane Mk.IIc

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Duxford Flying Legends is an anually held airshow at Duxford airfield, a famous WW2 airfield known especially for its role in the Battle of Britain – and since it was 70th anniversary of this famous battle this year, it would be a sin not to visit. This will be a multipart report, as are from my previous airshows so keep checking back for new updates.

A pair of Spitfires taking off at the beginning of the airshow

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On my trip around England, I’ve stumbled upon this museum unexpectedly, recommended and guided to, by my editor Jay and one of the co-writers for the Scale Aircraft Modelling magazine, Brian. Unfortunately, we didn’t have much luck with weather as it was pouring outside, so we decided to visit the nearby pub and wait until the rain stops over a couple of pints… After an hour or so, weather remained soaky wet and since there was a long drive ahead of us,  we decided to get wet and see the exhibits anyway…

Google Maps pic of the museum


Sea Vixen FAW.1 once ruled the decks of Royal Navy carriers.


Another ’50s fighter – French Air Force Mystere IVA


It was the first time I saw the Javelin and oh my, what a big bird it is – reminded me of a fighter version of the Vulcan bomber.


Meteor was one of the first British jet fighters – and still looking good!


War Trophy from the Falklands war in 1982 – Argentinian Pucara


There are numbers of exhibits in hangar as well, but due to the lack of time, bad lightning and cramped exhibitis, I took only a few photos… but defintely worth visiting though…

Sea Harrier FA.2, upgraded from FRS.1 sporting the Argie Dagger kill from Falklands war


For full list of exhibits, visit the museum webpage:


And here’s the tenth and last post of this years RIAT. I thorougly enjoyed the show and would love to spend 2 days at it, to fully explore the huge static display and everything that’s going on around the airfield. The only drawback is it’s price…

Eurofighter & Spitfire

Royal AF Harrier Gr.9

Royal AF Tornado Gr.4

Royal AF Typhoon T.1

Spitfire Mk.1, Hurricane, Spitfire Mk IX, Bf 109G

Spitfire Mk Vb, Spitfire TR. IX, Hurricane Mk.1, Buchon HA-1112

Bf 108 Taifun, Hurricane Mk.1, Spitfire Mk LF IXe

Royal Air Force – Hawk T.1, Hawk T.2, Tornado F.3

USAF F-15C Eagle, Royal New Zealand AF Boeing 757

French AF Mirage 2000, Belgian AF F-16AM

Avro Lancaster