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    Posted: 03 June 2021 at 21:04
Short notice Dyxum mini-meet invitation to anyone who is free next Tuesday 8th June.

THIS IS NOT A ZOOM MEET

Bob J and I have arranged to meet up at Duxford aerodrome on the 8th and would like to extend an invitation to any Dyxumer who would like to join us for a real human to human meet to take some photographs and enjoy a social day together.

Details to follow.
 



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I'd love to come, but I'll be in t' Yorkshire. Have a good one and steer clear of any dodgy car auctions!
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Not to worry Howard. Iím sure we will get together for some stereo adventures soon.

Thanks for letting us know

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Its a bit short notice for me.
If it was the Tuesday after next I might have joined and may be even offered to pick up Bob along the way, may be next time...
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Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:

Its a bit short notice for me.
If it was the Tuesday after next I might have joined and may be even offered to pick up Bob along the way, may be next time...


I have a membership so am always up for a later trip as well...
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Originally posted by bonneville bonneville wrote:

Short notice Dyxum mini-meet invitation to anyone who is free next Tuesday 8th June.

THIS IS NOT A ZOOM MEET

Bob J and I have arranged to meet up at Duxford aerodrome on the 8th and would like to extend an invitation to any Dyxumer who would like to join us for a real human to human meet to take some photographs and enjoy a social day together.

Details to follow.


FYI for anyone who might be interested - we have a slight change on this - Duxford is only open the back end of the week, so we are now looking at Thursday 10th June...
 



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Originally posted by Bob J Bob J wrote:

FYI for anyone who might be interested - we have a slight change on this - Duxford is only open the back end of the week, so we are now looking at Thursday 10th June...

The Duxford IWM website suggests pre booking to avoid waiting (COVID restrictions). Bob and are are booked for an 11am visit if anyone finds they can join us.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 June 2021 at 09:14
The whole site is quite airy and open. If anyone can only join later there are lots of landmarks to meet at.
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Unfortunately 10th is still no good for me.
I hope you folks have a good meetup. Certainly would have enjoyed some real human interaction outside my family.
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For those unfamiliar with Duxford..

Duxford is part of the UK's Imperial War Museum.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford

The collection extends beyond warplanes though with a collection of civil airliners that includes one of the prototype Concorde Aircraft, a VC10, BAC111 and a Comet. As well as static displays that include examples of aircraft right from the early days of powered flight, there are also 'working' hangers, where aircraft are being restored and which house airworthy aircraft (mainly prop driven) which are flown on a fairly regular basis.

You can never guarantee what aircraft will be up, but in reasonable weather I've never gone away dissapointed. In particular there are commercial flights of Tiger Moths, Dragon Rapides and two-seat conversions of Spitfires.

Unfortunately, prices at Duxford have hiked a bit this year*, but photographic potential is still very good.

* nb also very good for static displays, is the RAF Museum at Hendon - a massive collection and free entry.
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I have noticed that prices in lot of places have hiked this year. I think the reason is due to the reduced capacity. They need to staff nearly to the same level as it would have been were they running normally. So with a reduced capacity people will have to bear the costs of others who are not able to attend. Otherwise places would run under a loss at which point it'd be better for them to be closed than run at all.

I am personally happy to pay the hiked price if it means it keeps the places in business and I am able to support local establishments. I appreciate that not everyone shares my view but that's how I see it anyway.

p.s. I can also recommend RAF museum. Its really amazing and its open now too. Haven't been in a while, I might go in the near future. I have my vaccination coming up, so I will feel a bit more "responsible" going out to such places once we have our shots.

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Personally, the cost of entry for a day with one or more fellow Dyxumers to enjoy making photos after the past eighteen months is not my highest priority. I only have my pension but I cannot think of a better way to spend some time than in the company of like minded photo enthusiasts. I am so looking forward to it, and with two arms full of Astra Zeneca I am confident the risk level is okay.

So if you can, come and join us for the first mini-meet of 2021
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 June 2021 at 23:57
Originally posted by bonneville bonneville wrote:

So if you can, come and join us for the first mini-meet of 2021


Not quite - DMM Oxford Apr '21

Sadly I'm away next week or it would be very tempting to join you.

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Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

Originally posted by bonneville bonneville wrote:

So if you can, come and join us for the first mini-meet of 2021


Not quite - DMM Oxford Apr '21

Sadly I'm away next week or it would be very tempting to join you.

You are quite right Phil of course. I enjoyed seeing that too, but it slipped my mind it was only a couple of months ago.

Sorry you and Howard canít make this one. Hopefully it wonít be long before we can arrange another.
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