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23rd Apr 2015, 05:26

23rd Apr 2015, 07:20
I know it's a bit early but....

"Dear Santa, if I'm a vewy. vewy good boy, please may I have..."

23rd Apr 2015, 09:23
Only if you eat your meat..

I would sure love to see that aeroplane. Where was the clip taken please?

23rd Apr 2015, 09:42
Ask Bob M on the Flyer Forum as he was flying it.
Takes a lot of polishing :p
It certainly was not Little G where it is kept.

joy ride
23rd Apr 2015, 10:48
Very nice and brief appearances of an Annie too!

23rd Apr 2015, 11:30
The video was taken at Old Warden

The aircraft is a regular performer, often with the other Spartan from its home base, at the Children In Need show at Lt Gransden, this year on 30 August.


joy ride
23rd Apr 2015, 12:52
I thought it might be OW as I think that is their Anson getting in the picture!

23rd Apr 2015, 19:55
I wonder how much elbow wax per hour it takes to maintain the pristine finish? More than most of us would want to invest, I dare say.

23rd Apr 2015, 20:36
One of the most memorable things I ever saw in the USA - a Spartan Executive taxis up, stops, and out emerge a middle-aged couple. He strolls off to talk to the onlookers, she gets out the polishing kit and starts working!!!

23rd Apr 2015, 22:20
34 of them were built - a project of oilman J. Paul Getty in the late 1930s. Only thirty-four were built, perhaps twenty remaining 80 years later. Delightfully light on the controls!

Only disadvantage I can see is a disappointingly small useful load, compared e.g. to a DGA-15P. It seats 5, but with any fuel on board, it only lifts 3.

23rd Apr 2015, 23:36
If I could have three American light aircraft from the 30s, it would be a Spartan Executive, Howard DGA-15 and a Staggerwing. Oh and maybe a Waco... Four...

joy ride
24th Apr 2015, 06:54
So with a useful fuel load, personal effects and polishing kit it is a two seater!
Very stylish al the same.

2nd May 2015, 16:48
Sitting at my desk, my head started lightly buzzing at its natural resonant frequency of 1700 rpm - the result of riding many hours behind a Wasp Jr. of P&W at economy cruise. I walked over to the window to observe an aeroplane stirring up memories.

Alas, 'twas only a lawnmower at the neighbor's lawn. :{

It reminded me that I am the black sheep in my family. Dad became spoiled on the Pratt radials as a FI in WWII. I in turn went for a few decades working for P&W's archrival. :suspect::E