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More TXI67 shots

AviationPosted by Gary Sun, May 06, 2018 16:24:47
A few more shots of Avro Anson TX167 showing the detail and worked gone into the re-paint. Oh and sadly there were no road-cones to be seen anywhere, but I've treated you to a JCB and fuel pump because I know your into that sort of thingsmiley

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Sywell 5-5-2018

AviationPosted by Gary Sat, May 05, 2018 21:46:39
Missed the Jug by about three hours, but young 'Mr Grace' returned with the Sea Fury. Out came 'Red 11' and the Grace Spitfire to practice for the Abingdon show.

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Shuttleworth 5-5-2018

AviationPosted by Gary Sat, May 05, 2018 21:34:02
Got 'out there' today at Old Warden taking three 'pit-stops' in the process to get there and lunch at Sywell. Did not see the Did see the newly re-painted Avro Anson 19 srs this morning before heading back north to Sywell. No red and white road cones to be seen anywhere.

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ARCO 'Lizzie'

AviationPosted by Gary Sat, April 28, 2018 15:55:56
Anyone have any idea what the colour scheme will be for the roll-out of ARCO 's Westland Lysander ? Target-tug yellow and black similar to the CWH Example or Tempsford colour-scheme ?

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Duxford pre-60th 'Jolly'.

AviationPosted by Gary Sat, March 24, 2018 18:13:29
Had a run out this morning to Duxford with the intention of going onto Shuttleworth to see AR501 no longer in bits but started to feel unwell, so ran for home. Saw 'Pen Pusher' aka Brian Marshall doing what he loves doing in the Aerospace hangar. Great to see him out there and looked like he had spied something from the top gallery walkway. HAC was going 'punter's ' a £70 'special' and all seem to going well. Bruce Almighty's aircraft were in'bits' which is normal for this time of year. Some images contain certain items which some viewer's might find disturbingsmiley

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Legend at Legends ?

AviationPosted by Gary Sat, March 17, 2018 19:11:07
Nope, not me a Russian IL.2 powered by an Allison and under-going flight testing and 'yap' about them wanting to bring it to FL/DX. But pending the flight testing going to plan and no more 'nerve-agent' incidents fingers crossed.

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RAF Cosford 11-3-2018

AviationPosted by Gary Sun, March 11, 2018 20:06:23
The Ju 88 has now been fully put together as also the Me 262 at the museum. seen 11-3-2018.

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DH Mosquito TA639

AviationPosted by Gary Sun, March 11, 2018 19:57:32
Seen this morning at RAF Museum Cosford DH 98 Mosquito TA639. Also included that vile sign board because there simply was no red and white road cones anywhere.

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Hawker Hart Trainer K4972

AviationPosted by Gary Sun, March 11, 2018 15:13:16
RAFM Hendon has moved Hawker Hart Trainer K4972 to Cosford. There were some Cosford chaps working on the BOAC Comet l and asked if I could just 'nip' over the rope to get a better shot and they said yes no problem. The chap I asked told me his son had taken some of the panels off and discovered that the panels had been screwed back in the wrong holes at some stage and had wonderful time putting the 'heavy handed' work back to a reasonable state. That's the great thing about RAFM Cosford, they are not up their own arses and all you have to do is 'ask'.

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RAFM Cosford Defiant l N1671

AviationPosted by Gary Sun, March 11, 2018 15:01:40
Heard RAFM Cosford Boulton and Paul Defiant l N1671 had been moved up from RAFM Hendon and had been positioned nicely for photography, so I nipped out with the 'box-brownie' and snapped away.

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Honour to help out.

AviationPosted by Gary Wed, February 21, 2018 21:38:01
After seeing the posts by the 'Boss' of memorials he has come across during the last few days, thought I'd show you a memorial project I'm involved with this week at Loughborough Uni. It's a bench which will be 'fixed' over looking the American football pitches at Loughborough University this Saturday. The bench is a memorial bench for Alan Scott a former student at Loughborough and was a member of the American football team 'The Loughborough University 'ACES' . Alan Scott 32 was also Flt Lt Alan Scott RAF who was killed with is friend in Afghanistan in June 2015 when the RAF Puma aircraft which he was part of the crew, was coming in to land at base and struck a security balloon cable which wrapped it's self around the rotor blades with tragic results. I have the honour of giving the bench three-coats of 'danish teak oil'. Over the years I've laid tributes at various memorials but never thought one day I would be involved remembering a hero and I'm honoured to do so.

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Just asking ......

AviationPosted by Gary Tue, February 20, 2018 21:05:54
Did the Goodwin Sands Do 17 have a rear-fitted 'flame-thrower' installed on the aircraft ?

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The things I've see over the years LoL 2 !!

AviationPosted by Gary Sun, January 21, 2018 13:06:21

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The things I've seen over the years LoL !!

AviationPosted by Gary Sun, January 21, 2018 12:07:27

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Info request please Canada

AviationPosted by Gary Sun, January 21, 2018 11:52:31
Noe it's been established that Marcus is now a '20 minuter' and not a member of the Women's Auxiliary Balloon Corps, may I request he has a 20 minute 'sniff' to see how this project is going in Canada ? Me and my Dad saw this being restored by Windmill Aviation at Spanhoe yonks ago before the project was sold on ending up in France and Later to New Zealand and now Canada with HF Aerospace. This is Hawker Tempest ll MW376 and they have an engine for it too or so I understand possibly at the Macdonald Campus McGill University Montreal. Wish my Dad could see this.

Photos: HR Aerospace Wikipedia commons.


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