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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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