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RAMP RAMBLINGS 6

RAMP RAMBLINGS……….By Keith Bradshaw, photo’s Steve Jeal. Welcome to Ramp Ramblings number 6. Here at DAS we are lucky enough to be assisted with the restoration and maintenance of the British Airliner Collection by various other groups, companies and individuals. One of those groups is Concorde Heritage. This a group of ex Concorde engineers and ardent […]

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RAMP RAMBLINGS 5

RAMP RAMBLINGS……….By Keith Bradshaw, photo’s Steve Jeal. Welcome to Ramp Ramblings number 5, I thought we would start this one off with a “Plane Fact”. Anyone interested in aviation will know the world’s first Jet airliner was the De Havilland Comet. But they may not know it was also a Comet that flew the first Jet […]

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RAMP RAMBLINGS 4

RAMP RAMBLINGS……….By Keith Bradshaw, photo’s Steve Jeal. During the run up to our two week Christmas break the DAS management treated the volunteers to an early prezzie when new lights and heaters were fitted to the workshops. No more being kept in the dark and freezing our bits off! With these new found comforts, effort in […]

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RAMP RAMBLINGS 3 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

RAMP RAMBLINGS……….By Keith Bradshaw, photo’s Steve Jeal. Welcome to the Christmas edition of ramp ramblings, an update of activity by DAS on the British Airliner Collection at Duxford. With the unexpected spell of good weather running well into November, the opportunity was taken to paint a bit more of the white top coat on the roof […]

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RAMP RAMBLINGS 2

RAMP RAMBLINGS……….By Keith Bradshaw, photo’s Steve Jeal. An occasional update of DAS’s progress on the aircraft restorations. The aeroplane showing the most progress is without doubt the Herald. Last year this was stripped back to bare metal and a basic Air UK paint scheme applied. Since then to the untrained eye not much has happened, well […]

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RAMP RAMBLINGS

RAMP RAMBLINGS……….By Keith Bradshaw, photo’s Steve Jeal. An occasional update of DAS’s progress on the aircraft restorations. What’s new? You may well ask. Well over the last few months there has been a flurry of progress on the airliners out on the ramp at Duxford. Back in June the Ambassador was finally finished after 29 years […]

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VC10 Upper Fuselage Repainted

The British Airliner Collection includes 12 airliners that illustrate key milestones in the development of British civil aviation from WW2 until the 1970’s. The aircraft are all owned by the Duxford Aviation Society and the collection includes particularly notable aircraft such as a pre-production Concorde and a Comet 4, the first jet powered aircraft to […]

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DAS Launches New Archive Section.

Over the years DAS has acquired or had donated large quantities of aircraft components, memorabilia, photographs and documents. That’s apart from the books, magazines and other items that continue to come in.  We also have filing cabinets full of documents and photographs that record the history of the aircraft and the restoration projects that have […]

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Poem for DAS 40th Anniversary

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Duxford Aviation Society Karina Bailey-Watson has written the following poem. DAS’s 40th Anniversary 1975-2015 Duxford Aviation Society motto:- Restituere et Conservo = Restore & Preserve Took off in 1945 To keep aviation history alive Now 40 years on DAS is still going strong Charity reaches for the skies Yet grounded it […]

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DAS Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Over 200 members and invited guests were present at Duxford Aviation Society’s 40th anniversary celebrations and all enjoyed a full day of entertainment. After an arrival coffee and cake in the AirSpace Concorde Suite all guests made their way to the Marshall Auditorium for a series of talks. First up was David Garside (DAS Chairman) who gave a talk […]

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