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    Calling all Dakota Fans

    As part of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Dakota aircraft from all over Europe Canada and the U.S are assembling at Duxford prior to a mass flyover and parachute drop over Normandy on the 6th of June. About 40 aircraft are provisionally booked , the biggest assembly of these classic planes since W.W 2. They are due to fly in formation with a fighter escort to France on Weds 5th of June crossing the coast over Eastbourne! This will be a once in a lifetime chance to see such a spectacle and will never be repeated. More info if and when I get it.

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    Re: Calling all Dakota Fans

    Thanks, without this post I'd likely have had no idea - wouldn't want to miss that! (one of the less regular London crowd was a Territorial Para who jumped at the 25th anniversary, I must let him know and offer to put him up if he wants to come along...)

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    Re: Calling all Dakota Fans

    one of my favourite planes of all time . Gotta lov a Dac !
    OMG it started !!!!!

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    Re: Calling all Dakota Fans

    AC-47,..."where do you want it?"....."dump it on my position, my call, Charlie is all around"....

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    Re: Calling all Dakota Fans

    PROGRAM DUXFORD AIRFIELD
    2 JUNE
    OPENING HOURS FROM 10.00 TO 18.00
    All day Arrival all aircraft
    3 JUNE
    OPENING HOURS FROM 10.00 TO 18.00
    All day Normal opening day at IWM Duxford
    22.00 – 23.00 Photo shoot for aviation photographers
    4 JUNE
    OPENING HOURS FROM 10.00 TO 18.00
    THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT

    10.00 Official Opening
    10.30 Take-off Dakota Formation Flight
    11.00 – 12.00 Morning Flight program
    * Dakota Formation Demo
    * Parachute jump Free fall Team
    * Flight Demo C-53 LN-WND
    11.30 Landing Dakota Formation Flight
    14.00 Take-off Dakota Formation Flight
    14.30 – 15.30 Morning Flight program
    * Dakota Formation Demo
    * Parachute jump Free fall Team
    * Flight Demo C-53 LN-WND
    15.30 Landing Dakota Formation Flight
    15.30 – 16.30 Practise mass parachute jump with round parachutes
    All day Air market, vendors, food trucks
    All day Scenic DC-3 Flights
    All day Photo flights DC-3’s with T-6’s as photo aircraft.
    All day Photo flights DC-3’s with Dragon Rapide as photo aircraft
    5 JUNE
    OPENING HOURS FROM 10.00 TO 18.00
    THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT

    10.30 Take-off Dakota Formation Flight
    11.00 – 12.00 Morning Flight program
    * Dakota Formation Demo
    * Parachute jump Free fall Team
    * Flight Demo C-53 LN-WND
    11.30 Landing Dakota Formation Flight
    All day Air market, vendors, food trucks
    Morning Scenic DC-3 Flights
    Morning Photo flights DC-3’s with T-6’s as photo aircraft.
    Morning Photo flights DC-3’s with Dragon Rapide as photo aircraft
    12.00 – 13.30 Flight preparations and preparations of the Parachutists
    13.40 – 14.05 Departure all aircraft to Normandy
    PROGRAM CROSS CHANNEL FLIGHT & JUMP

    5 JUNE

    UK TIMES ( ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE)

    13.40 – 14.05 Take-off Duxford Airfield
    14.21 Colchester Flypast
    14.29 Southend-on-Sea Flypast
    14.37 Maidstone Flypast
    14.50 Eastborne Flypast
    FRENCH TIMES ( ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE)
    16.20 Le Havre Flypast
    16.30 Sannerville Drop zone ‘K’
    16.30 – 17.00 Daks over Normandy Jump program Sannerville Drop zone ‘K’
    16.45 – 17.15 Landings Caen-Carpiquet Airport
    NO TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR WATCHING THE JUMP AT DZ ‘K’ (UK) AT SANNERVILLE
    PROGRAM CAEN-CARPIQUET AIRPORT
    7 JUNE
    OPENING HOURS FROM 10.00 TO 17.00
    THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT

    10.00 Official Opening
    10.30 Take-off Dakota Formation Flight
    11.00 – 12.00 Morning Flight program
    * Dakota Formation Demo
    * Parachute jump Free fall Team
    * Flight Demo C-53 LN-WND
    11.30 Landing Dakota Formation Flight
    14.00 Take-off Dakota Formation Flight
    14.30 – 15.30 Morning Flight program
    * Dakota Formation Demo
    * Parachute jump Free fall Team
    * Flight Demo C-53 LN-WND
    15.30 Landing Dakota Formation Flight
    All day Air market, vendors, food trucks
    All day Scenic DC-3 Flights
    All day Preparations and take-off Paras
    20.00 – 24.00 Photo shoot for aviation photographers
    8 JUNE
    OPENING HOURS FROM 10.00 TO 17.00
    THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT

    10.30 Take-off Dakota Formation Flight
    11.00 – 12.00 Morning Flight program
    * Dakota Formation Demo
    * Parachute jump Free fall Team
    * Flight Demo C-53 LN-WND
    11.30 Landing Dakota Formation Flight
    14.00 Take-off Dakota Formation Flight
    14.30 – 15.30 Afternoon Flight program
    * Dakota Formation Demo
    * Parachute jump Free fall Team
    * Flight Demo C-53 LN-WND
    15.00 Landing Dakota Formation Flight
    All day Air market, vendors, food trucks
    All day Scenic DC-3 Flights
    All day Preparations and take-off Paras
    THE DAKS OVER NORMANDY PROGRAMS FOR DUXFORD AIRFIELD, THE CROSS-CHANNEL FLIGHT & JUMP AND CAEN-CARPIQUET AIRPORT ARE TENTATIVE. THEY MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
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    Re: Calling all Dakota Fans

    Gotta go. Once in a lifetime chance to see these numbers in the sky at once. ��


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    Re: Calling all Dakota Fans

    Poor old Last Shovel, I'd bet he'd love to be there! (teach him to live in the wrong country!) - I don't suppose there'd be any point in trying to agree a view spot we could all aim to be? I'd guess more to the west end of the sea front as the best chance for free parking for the drivers is (yes, bit of a walk) at that end? I intend to take the bike but could be car bound if I am facing more than one passenger of course.

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    Re: Calling all Dakota Fans

    I think the westend boys with bikes will be up on Beachy Head. Easier to park off the road if it`s crowded and I`ve a feeling it will be

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    Re: Calling all Dakota Fans

    I might just be able to make it to Eastbourne in time. I’ve a 5000 mile service booked on that day. I’ll let fate take it’s due course.

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