de Havilland Chipmunk 75th Anniversary Fly In, Old Warden

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The first fly in that I had attended since September 2019, and it was hard not to feel a swell of emotion on account of the gradual return to normality after Covid coupled with the sight of 30+ DHC 1 Chipmunks, 16 of which took to the air in an impressive formation flypast towards the end of the event. Early drizzle and cloud gradually cleared by lunchtime resulting in some nice sunshine to photograph these pristine aircraft. Entry was £15 to non members of Shuttleworth, which also enabled access to the 6 hangers housing the collection. A nice touch was the free escorted flight line walk, although these were limited to 40 minutes and progress along the line was limited by the slowest member of your group.

All in all an enjoyable day and it was good to see so many familiar faces out in force!

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Log:

G-AKDN de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 1A 11 Private

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G-ALWB de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk 22A C1/0100 Patricia Neville

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G-AMUF de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk 21 C1/0832 Private

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