A Tiger Moth apparently 'got in to difficulties' after take off this afternoon and ended up a little bent and battered at Goodwood airfield. Both occupants reportedly escaped with minor injuries thankfully but a big tub of polish is going to be needed to sort the a/c.
Follow up to our chat earlier - the original D-Day 'leader'
"It's going to be quite an operation. We'll do a flight around the Statue of Liberty and then head to Goose Bay, Labrador. After Goose Bay we're going to cross to Greenland, make a fuel stop, Iceland overnight. Then down to Scotland and Duxford, England.
"Other aircraft are going to meet us in Duxford – as many as 40 C-47s/DC-3s, and we'll drop troopers over the beaches of Normandy on 6 June."
AviationPosted by Gary Sat, May 11, 2019 17:09:25 Called into the Aeropark at East Midlands Airport this afternoon on the way home. Apart from a RN Lynx and Sea King and a Jetstream, things are as normal up there. Work was on-going on the target-tug Meteor and Buccaneer. The Jet Provost was from Morton Wiltshire and loads of work have gone into making it a wonderful static display aircraft. Threw in a few roadcones and galvanised fences just for old times sake.
AviationPosted by Gary Tue, May 07, 2019 17:57:16 Upon entering the TFC hangar 5-5-2019 I caught one of Bruce Almighty's little helpers f*rting about with this. According to our friend Dennis Voss (ex ASB) he reckons this is a Bristol Hercules !! Beaufighter ?.
AviationPosted by Gary Mon, May 06, 2019 21:37:53 Hun Hunter From Texas had the canopy cover off and got a fairly good snap . Back at Old Warden the Aces High C-47 appeared half painted but looked more of a RAF green to me unless me old eyes are going.
AviationPosted by Peter Smith Sun, April 28, 2019 18:41:57 Interesting to see that Ultimate Warbird Flights have announced their own display team - Ultimate Fighters. P47, P51, Spit and a Buchon as a display team - must be worth a look!
Although I now have the full set of Lancaster at War books the first one on my shelf was volume 2, probably around 1979 when it was published. In it is a section titled as above which was the first time I had realised that some Lancs had Hercules engines fitted instead of merlins which I found quite interesting. So, many years later when Airfix brought out a Lancaster BII kit I couldn't refuse the chance to add it to the collection! It's been in the cupboard a couple of years and I expected it to be the previous kit with new engines but was pleasantly surprised to find it was a completely new moulding with decent fit of parts and a little more attention to detail than I am accustomed to with Airfix. I guess this is a trial run as there is now a much bigger one to crack on with.
Sad to see that the sole Northrop N9M 'Flying Wing' was involved in a fatal crash yesterday in California. The Planes of Fame aircraft went down with the pilot who is reported to be the only casualty. Rest in Peace.
Looking at the BBMF schedule for 2019 (here if you haven't seen it) I couldn't help but notice that the Lanc doesn't come out to play until the Cosford show on 9th June and then calls it a day on 1st September with the Dak filling in for remaining 3 ship appearances. Seems a short season for the old girl especially after the fairly recent major overhaul.
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