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Old 18th Jun 2007, 08:18
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teeteringhead

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single engine over London

It's all elfansafety innit!!

I recall an aged spec aircrew sqn ldr who once worked for me telling tales of the Coronation flypast (600+ aircraft?) in which he partook in a Meatbox.

Biggest problem he related were the Sabres (IIRC) who had many flameout problems ......

....... on more than one occasion they heard on the formation freq:

"Mayday - Sabre c/s flameout, leaving the formation"

to be fairly swiftly followed by:

"Sabre c/s cancel Mayday - successful relight, rejoining formation!"

.... an yer tell that to't young folk of terday.......

But they probably had Richard Dimbleby doing the commentary..

Sorry for the thread drift
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