A joy of Duxford is that it has acres of under cover aircraft to see, but the rain was so tremendous that despite being mostly in hangars all day, I still ended up drenched to the skin. Though that may have partly been due to a) standing in the rain for some time watching a Harvard doing an engine run - worth getting wet for - and b) walking the entire length of the crowd line from 'Airspace' to beyond the 'tank bank' and back, as part of my training for the Spitfire 10k in September. :)
If, like me, you are interested in aviation photography, Duxford is a gem. After taking lots of action shots at Flying Legends earlier in the month, the rain meant that this day would be a day for details.
Here they are, and I hope you enjoy them.
|P40C Curtis Tomahawk|
|Sea Fury Wheel|
|Harvard Undercarriage With Tow Text|
|Prop Tip - Fairey Firefly|
|Dragon Rapide Prop Detail|
|Look at the Size of That Prop! |
|'Scramble!' Detail from Battle of Britain Monument|
|Crash Damaged Prop from Messerschmitt BF109E|
|Heinkel Tail Fin|
|Wheel. Spitfire N3200|
|Spitfire N3200 with Patterned Hangar Doors Behind|
|Spitfire Shapes, Airspace|
|Mosquito and Lancaster|
|Spitfire under Lancaster Wing|
Lancaster, Spitfire, and Vulcan
|Still Raining! There's a Hurricane and a Tank in this Shot!|
Despite the rain I had a very enjoyable day at Duxford, and can highly recommend it as a wet weather venue.