View Full Version : Dutch Connie due into Duxford today 14:18 local

25th Sep 2002, 10:48
Just spoke to Duxford who expect the Dutch Constellation to land at Duxford at 14:18 local TODAY (Wednesday). Plan is for it to depart for Manston tomorrow (then onto Holland) and it may not return to the UK in the future ... so see it while you can.

25th Sep 2002, 12:10
Take it you will be there Damien - hope you'll post some of your great pics here - sadly I can't get there, my only hope is that it routes close to Calais tomorrow while I'm there - fat chance, eh!



25th Sep 2002, 13:15
Lovely jubbly! Thanks for the heads-up - I'll be hurtling past this evening about 1730, be great to see the old girl. She was arriving yesterday, but got held up before departure.

25th Sep 2002, 14:42
Any ideas what sort of time it departs tomorrow???? I'm working late afternoon, would love to see it depart though! :) :)

25th Sep 2002, 14:56
Just read on WIX that she's only staying for an hour and a half or so and then pushing straight on to Manston...

Hope you get to see her...


Who has control?
25th Sep 2002, 15:50
That means she'll be overhead me in a 10 mins - just as I leave work. Perfect!

25th Sep 2002, 16:09
Is this the one that did a low approach and go-around at Prestwick today from Kelfavik???

N registered one tho wasnt dutch?!?!?

25th Sep 2002, 16:20
Lucky sod! I'm still hoping to go to Manston in the morning and see it, if it's going to be there.

Reg is N749NL, presumably to enable it to fly. Think the Captain is Frank Lang who brought the MATS one over in '99.

25th Sep 2002, 16:34
She's due to depart Duxford any minute now I'm afraid... nightstopping at Manston - Duxford say that she *was* due to leave at 16:35 local but has been slightly delayed... however she's 'definitely' leaving this afternoon.

Never any guarantees with shaky old bits of kit like this though ;)

25th Sep 2002, 17:56
And here she is...


25th Sep 2002, 18:02
Bootiful, absolutely bootiful !!!! Wish I was darn sarf !!

25th Sep 2002, 19:00
Drove like a man possesed to Duxford after Treadigraph's post. Fabulous machine, lovely departure and flypast. Get down to Manston, where it will be residing until Friday http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/cheers.gif

25th Sep 2002, 19:16
Well I hope the mobile camera team on the M11 didn't catch you on film then EGGW! Sods were sat on one of the bridges North of Duxford... think I slowed down in time though :)

25th Sep 2002, 20:48
I'll let ya know in 2 weeks :D No dodgy vans, but plenty of fixed cameras on the A505, luckily know where they all are !! http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/biggrin3.gif

25th Sep 2002, 21:13
Don't we all ;)

26th Sep 2002, 08:43
Great pics Damien!

Hoping to see her when she arrives at Lelystad (EHLE) on saturday. In the meantime I'll just drool over your shots some more... ;)

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26th Sep 2002, 10:57
Nice one Damian,
Beautiful aircraft!
Are you taking those with a digital camera? Your Bruntingthorpe ones were decent quality too... I need to invest I think!!

26th Sep 2002, 11:46
Yes, digital - a Canon EOS D60.

26th Sep 2002, 13:14
Curses! She'd long gone by the time I went by - in retaliation, I shall watch no more Dutch videos until it comes back... :rolleyes:

I believe the saying is 'Als je tandvlees maar lekker smaakt!'

Smashing pics, Damien - and I think the cameras are only for tax discs; they've been there for about ten days now. Time will tell, though, eh?????

PPRuNe Pop
26th Sep 2002, 17:07

Brilliant pics as usual.

Could you drop me a mail please. Need a favour.


27th Sep 2002, 08:40
Excellent pics Damien! That one on finals... what a classic pose!

Wish I'd got the chance to see her, couldn't manage Manston. Still, maybe she will fly a bit next year...

Glad you made it EGGW, hope no one has to contribute to the Cambridgshire Constabulary Mess Fund... :D