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Want to see the Dakota armada heading for France, places to be

Old 5th Jun 2019, 08:53
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Will be on Beachy Head from 2pm if anyone I know is there then get in touch! Should be a fine spectacle!
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 09:35
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Trying to persuade a mate to come and will go onto the pier, Beachy a possibility but maybe ground level a better idea.
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 09:36
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Will be in Eastbourne on the front somewhere, close to whichever pub we are in at 2pm...
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 10:12
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You just know the assembled news crews are going to phuq their coverage up with idiotic commentary and hyperactive editing...
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 10:15
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....and you just know the whinging and moaning about it will precede it...
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 12:24
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Latest Update from Duxford-Dakota takes offs at around 15.24.
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 12:53
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Will it be possible to follow the flight on FR24?
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 15:10
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 15:23
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Have a look at what G-AOEI has drawn in the sky on adsb just east of Duxford! Not sure why the track stayed up when I clicked on G-GGEM!


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Old 5th Jun 2019, 15:45
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Any idea where the two Hurricanes that just flew NE near Sudbury, Suffolk, were from? The Dakotas went through 10 mins earlier.
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 16:15
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Will it be possible to follow the flight on FR24?
Strung out across the Channel south of Eastbourne right now. Only a handful (8?) squawking helpfully.
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 17:27
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So....who of the gathered at Eastbourne found the sweet spot of the flypast and where was it ? Pier ? Beachy Head ?
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 19:09
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Cause of the delay?
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 19:20
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Cause of the delay?
There was a delay on the ground (possibly to do with getting all the parachutists onboard?), but the commentary stated there was an issue with a VVIP in France (not sure what), totally outside the control of Duxford....
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 19:24
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So....who of the gathered at Eastbourne found the sweet spot of the flypast and where was it ? Pier ? Beachy Head ?
Sadly it wasn't the pier .

Great view BUT they were just a bit too inland where as many people were expecting to have them come down parallel to the beach and over the pier before turning at Beachy Head.
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 19:35
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So....who of the gathered at Eastbourne found the sweet spot of the flypast and where was it ? Pier ? Beachy Head ?
Definately Beachy Head, they come directly over the top, which was exactly the route as planned and published in the NOTAM etc, so don't know why people thought they would be taking a different route?......plus you could see them coming from some distance away from up on the Head. Seriously large number of people up there though...!!
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 20:22
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The USA putting up a Herc and Osprey formation over Duxford was superb.... Like 14 ish of them.


Dakota heaven by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


Dakota heaven departure day one by Tony Taylor, on Flickr

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Old 5th Jun 2019, 21:51
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Late but impressive! Shame they could not fly closer formation! Wonderful atmosphere on Beachy!
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 22:42
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Could have done with being further west along the front than the Band Stand but still pretty impressive and handy for the previous pub and the next one...

I gather two were hors de combat at Duxford, lost count of how many actually took part. + 2 x P-51 (over the top of us), 2 or 3 B-18, 3 AT-6, a Cessna Caravan and one of the Dunkeswell sky-diving Beech 99s which was a surprise.
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Old 6th Jun 2019, 07:50
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Any photos of the flypast from Beachy Head ? The sound must've been glorious. What happens now with the gathering the Daks ? Do they return to Duxford for a while, or disperse to whence they came ?
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