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The AvgasDinosaur
18th Dec 2006, 14:30
If you were to meet Harry Potter or the Christmas Fairy and be granted ONE wish to bring an aircraft back to life what would it be and why?
It could be the auster or Tri-Pacer you first solo'd in or the Hermes or 707 of your first command or the 1-11 that took you off on honeymoon. Or it could be type that you miss Viking or Javelin whatever, I'm sure you've got the idea by now.
Be lucky
David

Bandit650
18th Dec 2006, 14:39
If you were to meet Harry Potter or the Christmas Fairy and be granted ONE wish to bring an aircraft back to life what would it be and why?
It could be the auster or Tri-Pacer you first solo'd in or the Hermes or 707 of your first command or the 1-11 that took you off on honeymoon. Or it could be type that you miss Viking or Javelin whatever, I'm sure you've got the idea by now.
Be lucky
David

c'mon be sensible. it has to be Concorde:D

The SSK
18th Dec 2006, 14:53
Regrets, I've had (only) a few. Like the trip I planned but never made, London - Seattle - Anchorage - London, with the SEA-ANC leg flown in a Pacific Northern Connie.

G-CPTN
18th Dec 2006, 14:56
APART from Concorde (which wouldn't require DIVINE intervention IYSWIM), it would be the SARO Princess and the Dornier X (and not necessarily in that order).
http://www.uh.edu/engines/saroprincess.jpg
http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en-commons/thumb/4/4d/600px-Dornier_Do_X.jpg


Edited to add:- I never saw the SARO Princess FLYING, but I did see her cocooned on the Solent. I visited the Dornier Museum with great interest (I grew up with the belief that the Germans never achieved anything good or peaceful) and was amused to discover that the Do X was 'steered' by means of a ship's wheel.

ORAC
18th Dec 2006, 15:14
http://www.uh.edu/engines/mgorky.gif

http://www.century-of-flight.net/Aviation%20history/coming%20of%20age/images/12a.jpg

Designed by Andrei Tupolev the ANT20 was named after Maxim Gorky and dedicated to the 40th anniversary of his literary and public activities. With a wingspan greater than a 747, it was intended for Stalinist propaganda purposes and, therefore, equipped with a powerful radio set called "Voice from the sky", a printing press, photographic laboratory, film projector with sound for showing movies in flight, a library and lights under the wings where the crew could spell out messages to people on the ground. The aircraft did not use direct current, but alternating current of 120 volts.

The ANT20 could also be disassembled and transported by railroad if needed.

allan907
18th Dec 2006, 23:52
Not one aircraft but four. That way one would be able to recreate the noise, power and spectacle of a scramble take off.



http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c92/allan907/Vulcan2.jpg

tony draper
19th Dec 2006, 00:13
Worra bout this puppy,scared the poo out of Ivan it did,trouble is it scared the poo out of the American Aviation Industry even more,so it had to go.:(

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k226/Tony_Draper/TSR2.jpg
Way way berra looking than Concorde,a veritable work of art

GrumpyOldFart
19th Dec 2006, 00:38
FSL:

Canada's Avro Arrow got the same treatment from the spineless leader here, at the same time. Pressure or blackmail by the cousins.

Google it and read the whole sorry, disgusting story. Today, 50 years later, it would still be running circles around most of the stuff now flying.

Unforgivable.

F:mad:g b:mad:ds.

Howard Hughes
19th Dec 2006, 00:56
I am a simple man, with simple tastes...:ok:

http://www.seabee.info/images/twinbee/HB-LSK_07_240.jpg

Blacksheep
19th Dec 2006, 01:59
TSR2.

To see if it was as good as everyone says it would have been... :suspect:

miikey
19th Dec 2006, 22:39
Concorde:ok: , when i was younger i so wished i could have the joy of being a passenger on that white arrow.
i wonder what its like to fly supersonic, do you feel any G's? apparently not really due to balance cabin pressure???:bored:

http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/46/conwvp7.jpg

miikey
19th Dec 2006, 22:46
Not one aircraft but four. That way one would be able to recreate the noise, power and spectacle of a scramble take off.



http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c92/allan907/Vulcan2.jpg

this aircraft is amazing and huge!!,,i sat in the cockpit, which was pretty dam small and had a over powering smell of leather and steel. i even got to listen to live ATC via its still working radio :p.

G-CPTN
19th Dec 2006, 23:50
http://www.stockportexpress.co.uk/ContentResources/419.$plit/C_58_ImageGallery_5093_Image.jpg

allan907
20th Dec 2006, 00:05
That was a flypast G-CPTN........This is a scramble :ok:

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c92/allan907/scrambs2.jpg

Blacksheep
20th Dec 2006, 00:07
That was a flypast G-CPTN........This is a scramble Those are BMk2s allan, the older BMk1/1As did more spectacular scrambles 'cos they were faster and made more smoke. B2s didn't often use the mass rapid system 'cos it usually led to problems and you can't have a stalled aircraft on a scramble. B1As used simstart trolleys and would be rolling while still spooling up. We stood on the gear to pull the plugs out as soon as the engines started and you had to get out of the way sharpish, 'cos the crew chief would have whipped your chock away already...

If one of your cables got stuck, it were called "Wheel Dancing" :}

If I had the Harry Potter wish, I'd bring back the whole 'V' force, but I'd bagseye the cushiest number - NCO I/C QRA - for myself... ;)

blue up
20th Dec 2006, 05:47
De Hav Hornet. Mosquito on steroids. Anyone got a pic?

Maybe Martin Baker MB5 (IIRC)

tinpis
20th Dec 2006, 05:51
They sat one out in the weather sun and rain here in Darwhine to see how long it would take to bugger up :{
http://www.johnjohn.co.uk/compare-tigermothflights/photos/DH103_HornetF_1.jpg

verticalhold
20th Dec 2006, 09:45
Any DH82 Tiger Moth. Did my first solo on one at seventeen. Compared to many other aircraft the handling is c:mad: but, it still causes a very misty eye.

Failing that then a Rapide. Used to fly around in one on my grandfather's lap. First aircraft I ever held the controls of and felt that a machine could truly be alive.

Bloody sight warmer than the tiger as well!!

BombayDuck
20th Dec 2006, 11:07
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/38322000/jpg/_38322791_f14tomcat_ap300.jpg

....and they just retired her!

miikey
20th Dec 2006, 18:28
i thought they retired the F14 tomcats last year, but after 36 years of service Grumman should redevelop the F14 again but of course to modern standards:ok:

The AvgasDinosaur
20th Dec 2006, 20:03
Grumman should redevelop the F14 again but of course to modern standards:ok:
Why bother carries more bang further than an F/A-18 already.
Be lucky
David

NIGELINOZ
20th Dec 2006, 20:21
Can I have a wish on behalf of Geoff Dixon?
In that case my wish is that Airbus somehow start delivering the 380's they promised I could have for Christmas,(wait a minute the phone's ringing,who's that?,Macquarie Bank,!You want me to cancel the order if they can't deliver?Oh what a shame!:p

TheDesertFerret
21st Dec 2006, 00:26
My honest reply is the Vulcan (many happy memories of seeing it perform at RAF Church Fenton in the 70s) - but every bugger has beaten me to it.

Given that - I would've dearly loved to have seen (heard) this behemoth...

http://www.aviationexplorer.com/aircraft_thumbs/XB-70_takeoff.jpg

The AvgasDinosaur
21st Dec 2006, 19:34
Regrets, I've had (only) a few. Like the trip I planned but never made, London - Seattle - Anchorage - London, with the SEA-ANC leg flown in a Pacific Northern Connie.
Like this one?
http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=51401512&context=set-878010&size=o
Hope it helps
Be lucky
David

tony draper
21st Dec 2006, 20:12
Yer that beast looked about thirty years ahead of its time Mr Ferret,I have seen a clip of when the chase plane hit it and it went down,great shame I think there were two of them,can't recal what happened to the other one.
:(

The AvgasDinosaur
21st Dec 2006, 20:27
Yer that beast looked about thirty years ahead of its time Mr Ferret,I have seen a clip of when the chase plane hit it and it went down,great shame I think there were two of them,can't recal what happened to the other one.
:(
Hello Tony,
I think its at USAF museum Wright Patterson.
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0322713/L/
Its the third one that fascinates me
http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=214415
http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=216233
Be lucky
David

av8boy
22nd Dec 2006, 04:43
Any of these sweethearts before the chopper chops 'em. Prefer an "A" model though...

http://www.atcmuseum.org/DM141s.jpg

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