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Old 30th Apr 2010, 09:16
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kookabat
 
Join Date: May 2003
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Age: 35
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Here's hoping Reg is back on his feet shortly... for now, today's silly question (I'm allowed one a day):

I've been flying a Tiger Moth over the last few months, for the hell of it. It's been great fun, especially trying to remove the grin from my face after soloing it last week!!
I've been led to believe that the normal 'command' seat on a Tiger is the rear cockpit and passengers (or instructors in my case) sit in the front. It's certainly the back seat that I've done all of my flying from.
I've also read in a few places that in wartime the *pupil* was normally in the front...

So my question to any of our wartime pilots who learned to fly in a Tiger Moth - from which seat did you do your basic training, and was that the same seat you soloed the aeroplane from?

Adam
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