2016-09-12 Rick Marshall's visit to Duxford Aircraft Museum in England

These photos were taken by UteRC member, Rick Marshall, on Sept. 14, 2016, at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford airfield during his 12-day tour of England.

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B-17G-105-VE the "Sally B / Memphis Belle", the only airworthy B-17 in Europe.

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina.

Three de Havilland DH-82 Tiger Moths available for rides.

A de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk.

Replica of a Supermarine Spitfire for dispay outside.

The de Havilland DH-89 passemger biplane nicknamed "Nettie".

A de Havilland Dragon Rapide DH-89.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX.

Sopwith Pup

Hawker Fury Mk 1 foreground, Hawker Nimrod Mk 2 in background.

Nose of a Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb in foreground, Hawker Fury and Nimrod in background.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1A in foreground.

Hispano Aviacion HA 1112 M1L Buchon version of the Messerschmit Bf-109.

North American P-51D-25 "Ferocious Frankie".

Fairey Gannet EMC.6 with its double-folded wing and counter-rotating props.

Grumman TBF Avenger.

Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.2B.

Time for Rick's booked scenic flight in the "Nettie", a DH-89 built in 1946. Modern aircraft are seen through a maze of bracing cables and struts of the passenger biplane.


Inside the "Nettie" cabin: 4 rows of 2 seats, minimal isle, no lavatory, no flight attendant, and no co-pilot, but the views of London are breathtaking at the low altitude.

The London Eye Ferris Wheel on the Thames, built like a bicycle wheel with cables for spokes and with a single axle support on one side of the wheel. It looks even more flimsy than the plane you are flying in, Rick.

Named for a pickle, London's "Gherkin" office building with its spiral-wound windows is at upper center, Tower Bridge at lower right.

London's tallest building, The Shard, at Tower Bridge Station, Tower Bridge in background.

Safely back on terra firma, Rick captures detail of the right engine nacelle of the "Nettie".

Gloster Gladiator II (Gloster SS.37).

Grumman F8F Bearcat.

Noorduyn AT-16 Harvard IIB of Canadian manufacture.

Carbon Cub.

Grumman Martlet, the British version of the F4F Wildcat.

Beechcraft B17S Staggerwing.

A de Havilland DH-89A Dragon Rapide in Scottish Airways Ltd. livery.

Boeing PT-17 Stearman.

Fairey Firefly Mk 1.

North American T-28S Fennec with cowling removed.

Stampe-Vertongen SV-4C of Belgian manufacture.

LaVier Cosmic Wind "Ballerina" racing plane.

Curtiss P-36C Hawk.

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