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Old 28th Mar 2024, 17:23
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OUA,sadly it`s not...it`s me..however..
3 yrs earlier,a conversation with DM went something like this..amidst much smoke from his pipe..
DM;`Now laddy,have you read all the Gladiator`s Notes...?
Me; `Yessir`, (respect for a Wg.Cdr(rtd)....
DM,now accompanied by JohnLewis(CTP R-R,and Dep CP SC);;;`A few questions then..Speeds??engine limits????carb heat..??etc,etc...More smoke,like the Pope`s chimney,and non-audible conversation between DM and JL..
DM...`Right Ho`..Go and get airborne,do some stalling,some aerobatics-No negative `G`,Practice display,and a circuit to land..Don`t forget the carb-air!!`Fly it like a Tiger Moth`...
And so off I went into the `Wide blue Yonder` It`s not like a T-M,more like a 900 hp Stampe ;so then we` have to land,and of course `everybody`,engineers,pilots,staff,photoggies,are all watching,waiting,as `we` land on all 3 wheels,no bounce ,skip or hop,run straight,and taxi back in to shutdown,,,(You do land it like a T-M).
DM..`Well done, old boy...You can take it to the Staverton Air Display next weekend,OKAY..`.
Me,`Yessiirr`...(how to go from `laddy` to `old boy` in one flight...)
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Old 28th Mar 2024, 19:34
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How splendid.... The Autair Operations Office was always full of smoke, one really needed an instrument rating to work in there - DM being a major contributor along with Maurice (Have you got a light Old Boy ?) Rowan.
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Old 28th Mar 2024, 20:33
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I flew on an Autair Viking airtest after an engine change at Luton; It was -AGRW, and Capt Rowan was in charge...I was just a bit of `ballast` in the back..
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Old 30th Mar 2024, 13:30
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Well when we get the museum we'll get the aircraft..................

Is that a Beech in front of the challenge?
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Old 30th Mar 2024, 18:06
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Helicopter on the right looks like a SA330
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Old 30th Mar 2024, 18:16
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A Puma and a VampireT55...does it have `wobbly wheels`...? Shorts `Shed`...?
Assume it`s high wing,with engine controls in roof...
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Overhead power levers. Is this a flying boat?
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Old 30th Mar 2024, 23:14
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Not a flying boat.
High wing.
What are 'wobbly wheels'?
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Old 30th Mar 2024, 23:32
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Go up/down,usually on command....
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Old 31st Mar 2024, 09:15
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Ah!
No, wigid wheels.
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Old 31st Mar 2024, 09:18
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half teh world seem to have used the Vampire T55
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Old 31st Mar 2024, 09:49
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I think that correlating a nation to its museum exhibits is a policy fraught with pitfalls, else followiing a visit to Duxford you might think the UK had operated SR71, U2, Pukara and Focke-Achgelis types...
The nation that built this type never operated Vampires anyway though some of the several countries it was exported to did. This pic is from one of those.

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Old 31st Mar 2024, 10:03
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I think that's wise advice - this museum seems to also have a very early aircraft top left - it's clearly an eclectic collection. Tho' I'd guess unlikely to Warsaw Pact.

The challenge looks pretty austere - so I'm guessing not from the USA?
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Old 31st Mar 2024, 11:11
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
half teh world seem to have used the Vampire T55
Or is it the T.11?
Assuming it is - and assuming this is a military aircraft museum that used all the aircraft depicted over a period (the T.11, Beech and Puma) - one common denominator for all three - is Mexico.





Looking at Mexico's inventory (1973), it lists four high-wing aircraft - the Mitsubishi MU-2, Britten-Norman BN-2, IAI-201 Arava and the Catalina. We know it's not a flying boat.
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Old 31st Mar 2024, 12:18
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the Mexican AF have a museum - but it I can't see a full list of aircraft

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Old 31st Mar 2024, 14:52
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
the Mexican AF have a museum - but it I can't see a full list of aircraft
Well, they have one of these…

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Old 31st Mar 2024, 17:19
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - I'd forgotten all about those...................................

nice polish on it mind!
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I had ruled out anything powered by PT6s as they normally have three sets of engine controls and I can only see two in the photo.
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Old 31st Mar 2024, 21:39
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If it's a fixed gear airplane, what is that lever on the overhead panel just above and left of the left throttle ?
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