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Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« on: April 06, 2018, 10:17:15 AM »
02-05 June 2019

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the 'big drop', starting at Duxford and doing drops over the LZs before continuing to Caen.

Scenic flights to be available at each airport.

33 C-47s / Dakotas confirmed already:

https://www.daksovernormandy.com/aircraft/

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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2018, 07:25:44 PM »
That would be some sight and sound.

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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2018, 10:46:30 PM »
I will be in Benouville from 1st to 15th June 2019, assuming I'm still breathing.

They were very successful in 2014, albeit on a slightly smaller scale but I'd have to say that they were incredibly lucky with the wx that year.
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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2018, 11:12:53 AM »
And the previous or following weekend will be the 2019 Tiger Meet at Mont-de-Marsan near Toulouse.  I sense un voyage en voiture brewing...

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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2018, 12:28:12 PM »
Beaucoup de crossiants seront mangés comme les amateurs admirent l'aviation spectaculaire.

Mais ma question est, où sera le professeur et l'éléphant de regarder de.Hee Hee.
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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2018, 07:40:39 AM »
Single most frequently used phrase when I'm in France (by others)   "Your french is great, but do you mind if I practice my English?"

They're great at saving your feelings!
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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2019, 10:35:22 AM »
I've booked for Duxford Daks.

Not sure what to expect but I thought it was too important to miss.
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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2019, 11:03:12 AM »
I`ve never been to a Duxford show,the static line in front of the crowd always put me off,but it is on my "to do" list.

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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2019, 09:59:16 AM »
I've booked for Duxford on both 04 and 05 June.

Not sure what to expect but I thought it was too important to miss.

See you there :-)

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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2019, 03:59:33 PM »
Won't be at Daks, but will be at Duxford the weekend before for the May airshow. Hopefully a good few of them will be over by then as the ones from America are making the transit in May.

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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2019, 11:32:49 AM »
I've booked for Duxford Daks.

Not sure what to expect but I thought it was too important to miss.

I'm booked for Carpiquet on the 8th.
Edit:- There's another event at the same time, L-Birds Back To Normandy. Largest collection of light obs/army co-op aircraft gathered since the big day allegedly. They have an public day, but one kind of gets the impression through e-mail etc. that it's more in the nature of a fly-in in cammo.
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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2019, 03:26:02 PM »
Full timetable is up at https://www.daksovernormandy.com/program/
As well as the 8th at Carpiquet, I should be at DZ-N on the 5th, should be just in time for 'apero' with a couple of the locals.
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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2019, 06:57:13 PM »
Think I might have to get this booked. Going to see if I can do 1st to 5th. Will try to squeeze in Sunday at Shuttleworth as a bonus hopefully.

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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2019, 01:39:16 PM »
Finally geting my first trip to England...off to see the flying festival at Duxford on both day in May :)

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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2019, 08:42:36 PM »
DAKS and Shuttleworth Flying Festival booked up.
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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2019, 01:19:21 PM »
Up to a round 40 Daks now if everyone shows up!
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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2019, 08:09:04 PM »
Probably not going to make a massive amount of difference to the Duxford end of things, but the organisers and the folk who own the DZ/LZ in France appear to have fallen out big style. 

Currently slinging insults at each other on social media, so I expect there'll be itinerary changes.  Shame as there's a nice little restaurant next to DZ-N.
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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2019, 03:22:13 PM »
Saw that earlier
Be interesting to see what happens now

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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2019, 04:21:02 PM »
The odd thing is, I know a guy on the local débarquement committee and they met last night.  No problems reported with the Daks.
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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2019, 04:50:20 PM »
If anyone is heading over for this from NI by Ryanair be aware that they have cancelled their Stansted flights as of June.  Would have been nice of them to let me know...

So that was my first and last booking with O'Leary!

Managed to get rebooked on Easy, not great flight times but at least it'll work.

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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2019, 10:34:13 AM »
Thankfully i had used Easy jet as I don't really like Stansted. A bit more driving from Brum but doesn't really bother me. Squeezing in a few other places I want to see while I'm across. Cramming in Bletchley Pk, Shuttleworth Flying Fest, Muckleburgh Collection and a bit of time at Lakenheath and then two days at Duxford

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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2019, 12:22:10 PM »
In all honesty chaps, if I were booking anything based solely on seeing the Daks right now, I'd pay the extra few quid for the "option to cancel"  if possible.   Will be clearer after mid-May when the N. American contingent are scheduled to cross the pond.
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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2019, 07:22:22 PM »
What ever the issues are,I hope they can be overcome sensibly,it would be a real disaster for something as special,and important as this to be affected by petty squabbles.
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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2019, 05:40:34 PM »
There is a bit of chatter on FB that PIPER J3C-90 CUB, G-AKIB will be doing a beach landing in Normandy.

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Re: Daks over Normandy, June 2019
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2019, 05:45:48 PM »
There should be a rake of them.

http://l-birds.fr/en/
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