After a brief stay in Wick, Scotland I flew south along the east coast of England to Duxford. The "high" mentioned in my previous post pushed "May" along at 160 knots as temperatures rapidly rose.
Bucket list item #12: fly my plane over the green fields of England ... check!
"May" just arrived from Wick, Scotland. Unpacking gear.
Photo Credit: David Whitworth, Duxford Diary.
G-GDRV. Manuel Queiroz flew his RV6 around the world in 2006. I read his engaging book "Chasing the Morning Sun" (www.chasingthemorningsun.com) and corresponded with him prior to my trip. Thank you Manuel for sharing trip preparation and technical information with me.
During my approach to Duxford, I shared the sky with a Supermarine Aviation Works, Ltd Spitfire and a de Havilland Tiger Moth.
I never grew tired of the roar of the V12 Merlin engine or watching a Spitfire tear up the sky above Duxford.
An iconic flying Spitfire located at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, England. (www.ifm.org.uk). IMF Duxford hosts an incredible collection of aircraft and museums open to the public.
Thank you Allan,Peter, and Chris for assisting me during my stay in Duxford. Allan was instrumental to help me plan my flight across the complex European air space from England to Italy.
SR-71 located in the American museum. A "slightly" faster aircraft than the Spitfire.