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Old 26th Apr 2020, 19:29
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Is it a motor glider?
Perhaps Germany?
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Old 27th Apr 2020, 07:58
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No and no.
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Old 27th Apr 2020, 20:42
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I have looked at English trainers
and French I could not find a cockpit photo of the Sipa s 100.
so that is my last guess.
I think we (or am I the only one?) need some clues.
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 08:00
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You're pretty close if you're looking at English trainers. It's a jet-powered one.
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 08:25
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Is it an early mark of Jet Provost? A T1?
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 08:32
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Answering my own question: donít think itís the Jet Provost but possibly the Miles Student?
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 10:08
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oncemorealoft is the winner of a well deserved pat on the back. The Miles M.100 Student is correct.


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Old 28th Apr 2020, 10:39
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Thank you! To be honest, there arenít many British jet trainers of that era it could be. Open House please as Iím unable to upload images arm.
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 10:45
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Originally Posted by oncemorealoft
Answering my own question: donít think itís the Jet Provost but possibly the Miles Student?
Well deserved for OMA.
I did look at the Miles Student but could not find a cockpit photo.
And although not experimental only one prototype built.
Was that fully certified? Or flying in the experimental class?
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 11:28
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Seeing as it was sold on and operated as a private aircraft, I assumed that it was fully certified. I did have my doubts when I answered that question, so apologies if I mislead you there.
The fact that there are hardly any cockpit photos online made this an excellent subject
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 21:40
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Great challenge, Jhieminga.

I found this picture after OMA had identified it. The keel beam and the stick are very distinctive.



It's in the Berkshire Museum of Aviation at Woodley, but apparently more complete now.
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 09:25
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The photo I used (cropped slightly) came from this page with restoration photos: https://museumofberkshireaviation.co...estoration.htm
The page about the aircraft shows it to be almost complete: https://museumofberkshireaviation.co...ts/student.htm

If no-one else has anything, I found a photo I took a couple of years ago:


This should be easier to solve than the Miles Student.
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 14:36
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Is it the Eclipse 500? One of the Very Light Jets.
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 15:17
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It is indeed, this one to be precise: https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/7917608

Your controls oncemorealoft.
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 17:59
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Donít think we have had this one before.
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 19:44
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Beechcraft Starship? OH if correct.
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 21:32
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Well done, J. Open House it is.
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Old 30th Apr 2020, 07:13
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Originally Posted by oncemorealoft
Donít think we have had this one before.
It featured short in February but was recalled as the Starship1 logo was not blacked-out.
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Old 30th Apr 2020, 08:30
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That was my bad!
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Old 30th Apr 2020, 09:36
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The 'flap/fwd wing' switch behind the condition levers is a dead giveaway for this type.
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