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RAMP RAMBLINGS 14

RAMP RAMBLINGS………..By Keith Bradshaw. All photos by the author and Steve Jeal unless noted. Welcome to Ramp Ramblings 14, your regular update to what’s going on here at DAS together with other news and stories . Just before the Flying Legends airshow in July, a long term temporary resident here at Duxford, the BBMF Lancaster […]

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Mud in Your Eye.

Military Vehicle Photoshoot Sunday 20 August 2017. If you’re a military photographer, nothing much beats seeing a Russian T55 tank in the mud hole at Duxford against a perfect early evening sky of low sunshine and fluffy clouds. T55 Stuck in the mud while 432’s approach. Organised by Timeline Events and hosted by the Military […]

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Busman’s Holiday

What do professional museum guides like to do on their day off? Visit a museum, of course! Enthusiasm for the art of presenting to the public is their stock-in-trade. On 12 August Graham Cahill and John Dunlevy of Heritage Concorde hosted a group of guides from the Aerospace Bristol Museum at Filton. They had heard […]

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Concorde arrived at Duxford on August 20 1977, forty years ago.

On a fine August day in 1977, Concorde 101 touched down at her final home at Duxford. It had not been easy or straightforward. Her test career over, 101 had been donated to the Duxford Aviation Society and we were eagerly awaiting its arrival. But a few problems had to be overcome first. The runway at […]

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“The One and Only”…Ambassador LZO.

A short article to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first flight of an Airspeed Ambassador and the 65th birthday of the world’s sole remaining example.  By Keith Bradshaw. All photos by the author and Steve Jeal unless noted.   The One and Only … Ambassador LZO Photo credit Airspeed.       Prototype G-AGUA […]

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RAMP RAMBLINGS 13

RAMP RAMBLINGS………..By Keith Bradshaw. All photos by the author and Steve Jeal unless noted. Welcome to Ramp Ramblings 13. After the recent Trislander special and an anniversary Ambassador restoration special coming up, there is just time for a quick update on what we have been up to here at Duxford. Well as you have hopefully […]

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Duxford Aviation Society Wishes to Announce the Arrival of its New Baby!!

An article by Keith Bradshaw to celebrate the arrival in the British Airliner Collection of a Britten-Norman BN-2 111 Trislander. All photos by the author and Steve Jeal unless noted. Britten- Norman BN-2A Mk 111Trislander, G-BEVT, was delivered on Thursday 22 June by Aurigny to the British Airliner Collection here at Duxford. Our sincere thanks […]

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Trislander Arrives at Duxford – Press Release

Trislander aircraft arrives at IWM Duxford to become part of the Duxford Aviation Society British Airliner Collection On Wednesday 21 June, Britten-Norman Trislander G-BEVT flew into IWM Duxford from Guernsey to take its place in Duxford Aviation Society’s British Airliner Collection. G-BEVT was built in 1977 by Britten-Norman at their factory at Bembridge on the Isle […]

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Romance in the Air?

A private tour of Concorde 101 with friends turned into a very special occasion for Kalika. As she set off from Luton little did she know that her boyfriend, Minesh had been in touch with the Duxford Aviation Society, the owners of Concorde 101, and together they had hatched a plan using a Concorde tour as a smokescreen.  Canadian […]

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RAMP RAMBLINGS 12

RAMP RAMBLINGS………..By Keith Bradshaw. Photos Steve Jeal and Keith Bradshaw Hello and welcome to this bumper issue of Ramp Ramblings. First off this month, as hinted at last time, our airliner day has been replaced by a cockpit experience day . Those of you who are regular visitors to Duxford will know our cockpits are […]

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