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Tiger Moth downAviation

Posted by Peter Smith Wed, May 22, 2019 18:15:46

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.

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Tony ....Video

Posted by Peter Smith Tue, May 21, 2019 18:04:38

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."



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Daks over NormandyVideo

Posted by Tony Mon, May 20, 2019 14:02:16

Looks brilliant.



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Miss MontanaVideo

Posted by Peter Smith Tue, May 14, 2019 00:22:28



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EMA Aeropark 11-5-2019 2Aviation

Posted by Gary Sun, May 12, 2019 15:19:53

Tell a lie mate, the wings for the Sea Venom were there see here along with a few more snaps with the Galaxy 6 'thingy'.
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EMA Aeropark 11-5-2019Aviation

Posted 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.

Regards Gaz...................
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Big Bristol ?Aviation

Posted 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 ?.
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Duxford Visit 5-5-2019Aviation

Posted 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.
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Duxford Visit 5-5-2019Aviation

Posted by Gary Sun, May 05, 2019 22:15:55

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One to watchAviation

Posted 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!

How would you like to drive 8,000 horses?Aviation

Posted by Peter Smith Sat, April 27, 2019 17:13:09

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.

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Lucky boy!Video

Posted by Tony Fri, April 26, 2019 23:12:53

Seems the pilot got away with this one.




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Berlin ExpressVideo

Posted by Peter Smith Fri, April 26, 2019 18:19:00



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Flying Wing crashAviation

Posted by Peter Smith Tue, April 23, 2019 17:53:40

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.

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Cutting back?Aviation

Posted by Peter Smith Sun, April 21, 2019 19:37:51

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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