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mad_jock
19th May 2012, 12:16
BBC News - Bust Highland Airways' plane in new Batman film The Dark Knight Rises (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-18114689)

Nice looking learjet... not.

And I want to meet this stunt pilot that was landing a jet at Fieshy it will the pilot with the balls the size of elephants. The F406 had gone in a few times and apparently it was a bit bum twitching on the way out.

OFSO
19th May 2012, 12:27
Hey, "parachutists" too !

Milo Minderbinder
19th May 2012, 12:32
some interesting photos here

Chasing Batman on a pink pedal bike (http://www.meejahor.com/2011/07/08/chasing-batman-on-a-pink-pedal-bike/)

Mr Chips
19th May 2012, 20:15
can't find any reference to a lear jet??? :confused:

Milo Minderbinder
19th May 2012, 20:32
It would appear to be an editorial problem
Everything points to the main aircraft being that Bandeirante

The nose sections are interesting - is that red & white one the remains of an RAF or RN Jetstream? If you look the radar has been removed and replaced with a nosecone in the same livery as that Jetstream in the BBC photo
Maybe thats all they wanted? Presumably the radar would have been removed before the bird was sold?
It looks like the other Jetstream nose section may also be in the same colours though its hard to be sure

west lakes
19th May 2012, 20:46
So who told them???

They've changed the story and removed the Lear reference

11Fan
19th May 2012, 21:45
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/60325000/jpg/_60325507_catwoman_reuters.jpg

Anne Hathaway plays Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises

Here kitty kitty kitty....... :E

Milo Minderbinder
19th May 2012, 21:53
"Anne Hathaway plays Catwoman"

What as - a ghost or corpse? She died in 1623

11Fan
19th May 2012, 22:29
What as - a ghost or corpse? She died in 1623

Hardly a ghost....

https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ1-pnI_SD4ONdmqrko_U49so8kHmSyMZJ-ZSINziKEnii1GEWq

Anne Hathaway - IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004266/)

G-CPTN
19th May 2012, 22:32
Will Shakespeare?

11Fan
20th May 2012, 00:57
If the opportunity presents itself.

probes
20th May 2012, 06:53
" Therefore, when I read articles about things I know little of, are they wrong too?"
We've had similar conversations and I fear you're right. :p