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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:34 am

Here's a few from this year's Goodwood Revival:

The P38 Lightning is a rare sight in this country, this one comes from the Red Bull Collection in Austria:
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The variable weather that we had, offered opportunities as the light changed - these were taken in the Saturday evening display - Spitfire Mark IX MH434 and P51D Mustang "Miss Helen" dance amongst the clouds :D
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Post by steve bryant » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:25 pm

stunning photo's Roger.
the chap that introduced me to the idea of coming to S.Africa was a tail gunner in a Lancaster bomber [one of the not so many to survive] and in his lounge he had a painting of Lancaster in amongst the clouds, I can still see the image 35 years on.



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Post by b.c.flat hat » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:50 pm

Thread revival!

Following the Daks from Duxford practising for Tamara, I found a Tiger Moth with a very clever pilot who has flown the outline of a Dakota east of the airfield!

Go on "Flightradar24" to have a look!😳😃. It's reg is G-AOEI from Cambridge.



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Post by scimjim » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:30 pm

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Post by Lukeyboy46 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:01 pm

Have had the BBMF flying over my garden all week, nice for the flying season to be back!!

Nice to see the Lancaster back up again too.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:20 pm

Talking of Dakotas, earlier this afternoon I heard the sound of two radial engines, looking up I saw a lovely vision in polished aluminium, wheels down at circuit height, heading in to land. Only one thing to do then - grab my camera, jump in the car, and head for the airport! :D

They'd stopped off for coffee, so I didn't have long to wait before they were ready to depart again. they fired up the engines, and got reay to taxi out:

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Taxiing out to the holding point:

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Beginning the take off roll:

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And they're off! :D

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Apparently it's the only flying C41A, and it was one of the aircraft involved in the recent "Daks over Normandy" event.



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Post by scimjim » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:34 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:
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Apparently it's the only flying C41A
I think it was the only C41A (VIP transport) ever built - along with one C41 (VIP transport)?


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Post by cannonball » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:34 pm

The last time I saw one of these things in the air was nearly twenty years ago when Air Atlantique used them in oil pollution control.
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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:21 pm

scimjim wrote:
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Apparently it's the only flying C41A
I think it was the only C41A (VIP transport) ever built - along with one C41 (VIP transport)?
Yes I think that's right - used by "Hap" Arnold and the Air Staff - it's one of the lowest hours aircraft as well.

Seems amazing looking back, but growing up as a teenager in the mid/late '60s, I lived and went to school under the flightpath to Manchester Ringway Airport. Dakotas, Viscounts, and Vanguards, still made up the majority of the aircraft then.


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:22 am

Me with my favourite plane, RS71 at Duxford.

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Post by scimjim » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:54 am

My favourite plane too - they used to fly over us in Cyprus as they came in to land in Akrotiri. We were allowed to see it close up in 1979.


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Post by cannonball » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:40 am

2300 mph or there about.



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Post by scimjim » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:46 am

World record of 2,193.2 mph -(Mach 3.3) set 43 years ago!!

One of the pilots wrote that he got to Mach 3.5 evading a missile.


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:36 pm



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Post by blackers » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:03 am

Regarding the SR-71 - one of the pilots once noted 'you can never say you have been lost until you have been lost at mach 3'!

One of my other 'lives' is as an officer in the Air Cadets - and I occasionally use some of the cadets at a local car club event - they love it!
I got into it when my daughter joined, and as I worked in Filton at Airbus, popped along to assist.
5 years later I was running the place - go figure!

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