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Daks start crossing the Pond this Sunday

PostPosted:Fri May 17, 2019 11:30 am
by CloudHound
As part of the June 'Daks over Normandy' commemorations the D-Day Squadron http://ddaysquadron.org are congregating at Oxford, Connecticut (KOXC) ready to set off across the Atlantic this Sunday.

News article here-
http://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/d-day-squadron-announces-kick-off-for-north-atlantic-crossing.html?fbclid=IwAR0az_7ocHCCtlx8FzsAJHXALtDLC-lsEJUKLpf1i48RreKScude4i-h5lk

Looks like around 6 C-47s including "That's all Brother" are their so far.

If anyone has tracking info can the post please.\

God Speed.

Re: Daks start crossing the Pond this Sunday

PostPosted:Fri May 17, 2019 7:17 pm
by Korenwolf
They will show up on numerous tracking sites, FR24, PlaneFinder, and Flightaware. Just pop the relevant N-numbers in the search boxes -

http://ddaysquadron.org/american-contingent/

Looking forward to this event :thumleft:

Re: Daks start crossing the Pond this Sunday

PostPosted:Fri May 17, 2019 7:21 pm
by Katamarino
I was just desperate to get across before they turned up and gobbled up all the AVGAS...

Re: Daks start crossing the Pond this Sunday

PostPosted:Fri May 17, 2019 7:40 pm
by Aerials
There's a rather immaculate DC3 which started life as a C-47B coming. There is a link to the tracker on their Home page: https://www.clippertabithamay.com/

Re: Daks start crossing the Pond this Sunday

PostPosted:Fri May 17, 2019 10:47 pm
by CloudHound
It’s the Tico Belle I’m hoping is in the Balbo. That’s all Brother is rightfully the star but Valiant Air Command really wanted to join in with their historically important ship.

Re: Daks start crossing the Pond this Sunday

PostPosted:Sat May 18, 2019 9:45 am
by riverrock
There are 12 or so of them congregating at Prestwick during this week with viewing days Fri / Sat https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/daks-ove ... 1123622400

Re: Daks start crossing the Pond this Sunday

PostPosted:Sat May 18, 2019 2:40 pm
by Dave W
What a great picture. :D


If you click through to Facebook, there are more to see and scroll through.

Re: Daks start crossing the Pond this Sunday

PostPosted:Sat May 18, 2019 2:42 pm
by CloudHound
It's Saturday morning in KOXC and around a dozen Daks/C47s are going for a flight down the Hudson River.

Here's their FB page https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=d-day%20squadron&epa=SEARCH_BOX

And they should show on FR24 soon. ETD is 09.45 LT

Re: Daks start crossing the Pond this Sunday

PostPosted:Sat May 18, 2019 11:25 pm
by Dave W
Via Facebook:

Re: Daks start crossing the Pond this Sunday

PostPosted:Sun May 19, 2019 7:43 am
by neilmurg

Re: Daks start crossing the Pond this Sunday

PostPosted:Sun May 19, 2019 11:27 am
by CloudHound
Today's the day the main group sets off to cross the north Atlantic.

One a/c Clipper Tabitha May, is already at Goose Bay and there's a straggler trying to catch up from the west coast.

Nevertheless, looks like half a dozen or so setting off from KOXC later today.

Re: Daks start crossing the Pond this Sunday

PostPosted:Sun May 19, 2019 12:24 pm
by Iceman
A taster from D-Day +70. Ten DC3s were in for the weekend. On the Sunday, there was a 25 Hercules fly-past, Black Hawks and a number of US governmental large civil jets. Para dropping was taking place on Sainte-Mère-Église all weekend. We had a flight along the Normandy beaches in a DC3 that had actually para-dropped on Sainte-Mère-Église on D-Day itself and subsequently at Arnhem. Some of the many photographs from the weekend.









Sainte-Mère-Église


Omaha Beach


Omaha Cemetery




Pointe du Hoc - between Utah and Omaha Beaches - taken by the US Rangers








Iceman 8)

Re: Daks start crossing the Pond this Sunday

PostPosted:Sun May 19, 2019 6:50 pm
by jgs43
There is a video of the aircraft at Presque Isle Airport this afternoon. It can be viewed on the facebook page for "Northern Maine Community College". Cannot link the URL as it shows my log in etc. so not practical.

Re: Daks start crossing the Pond this Sunday

PostPosted:Sun May 19, 2019 7:36 pm
by Korenwolf
These ones should be at Goose Bay by now - https://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/N47E

"Miss Virginia" - N47E
"Spirit of Benovia" - N8336C
"Placid Lassie" - N74589
Historic Flight Foundation's "Pan Am" - N877MG
"Virginia Ann" - N62CC
"Flabob Express" - N103NA
"Betsy's Biscuit Bomber" - N47SJ
"D-Day Doll" - N45366
"Legendary" - N25641
"That's All Brother" - N47TB

plus "Miss Montana" N24320 catching up, and of course "Clipper Tabitha May" N33611 ahead of the rest, landed in Narsarsuaq yesterday.

Re: Daks start crossing the Pond this Sunday

PostPosted:Tue May 21, 2019 9:36 am
by Trent772
Miss Montana is in Connecticut, Tabitha May landed in Prestwick last night.