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Old 6th Apr 2017, 23:05
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Anyone remember this one:-

Aircraft G-IDDY (1950 De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 C/N C1/0359) Photo by Malcolm Clarke (Photo ID: AC406672)


& what happened to it.
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Old 7th Apr 2017, 00:10
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It went to the States as N311SH and was subsequently cancelled as destroyed, though there's no FAA or NTSB record of any accident involving it that I can see.
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Old 7th Apr 2017, 10:00
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What engine in that then?
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Old 7th Apr 2017, 10:13
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1 x LYCOMING O-540-G1A5 according to G-INFO
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Old 8th Apr 2017, 13:56
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My last flight in a Chipmunk a very long time ago, April 24th 1952. I never had any trouble with spin recovery. Did have a worry once, spinning down happily from 10,000, when I realised I was heading for a Bristol Freighter. Application of full rudder immediately/
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Old 8th Apr 2017, 15:00
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Jheiminga - VMT -W
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Old 8th Apr 2017, 19:27
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With acknowledgements to the copyright holder of the original image prior to Photoshopping.

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Old 8th Apr 2017, 22:09
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If it has a Lycoming, it ain't a Chippy. Used to be, but isn't any more. Much of the character of the aeroplane emanates from its engine.
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Old 9th Apr 2017, 00:28
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G-IDDY wasn't destroyed as far as I know.
Sean De Rosier was rebuilding it at the time he was killed in an accident in his One Design. subsequent status not known
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Old 9th Apr 2017, 07:47
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Originally Posted by SFCC View Post
G-IDDY wasn't destroyed as far as I know.
Sean De Rosier was rebuilding it at the time he was killed in an accident in his One Design. subsequent status not known
It was offered for sale as a project a year ago, still located at de Rosier's workshop as Vacaville/Nut Tree Airport, CA :

https://www.facebook.com/45020956506...221861/?type=3
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 15:41
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Pilot's Notes for the Chipmunk T Mk 10 - originally issued by the British Ministry of Defence - will soon be available as a free-to-view e-document. It is expected that the Flight Reference Cards will also be available in this format.

29 Jan was the 52nd anniversary of my first flying lesson: Chipmunk 915 (we didn't record reggie letters in our log books for some reason), instructor Flt Lt Dick Kidney, Church Fenton, Leeds UAS.

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Old 1st Feb 2019, 16:06
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Chipmunk WP 915 was around at that time.



According to UK Serials it is buzzing around the States as N 915 WP
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 17:19
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My first AEF was back in 94 at 9 AEF based at Finningley

25 minutes up in WD390 with FLT/LT Baddeley. I still have the little blue certificate.

Is this old girl still flying?
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 19:04
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WD 390 last known at Compton Abbas wearing G-BWNK.

All information from www. ukserials.com
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 20:12
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post




WD390 last known at Compton Abbas wearing G-BWNK.
Or vice versa, even.

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Old 2nd Feb 2019, 04:52
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I was groundcrew for those air experience flights !!Between64 and 68!! Prince Charles did his basic flying from Oakington in a Chipmunk!!
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Old 2nd Feb 2019, 10:20
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Had 2 flights in the Chipmunk from RAF Newton when in the ATC, had some good sights of Lincolnshire.
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