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The Lady Who Flew Africa

Old 19th Oct 2015, 13:06
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This SOLO stuff sucks sometimes! So much walking involved......
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Old 20th Oct 2015, 12:54
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Race2Darwin - Amanda Harrison

First official photo session for Race2Darwin for the Oxford Times/Mail..... Sun is shining and the Tiger is looking great.......goggles on and scarf flying....

See Race2Darwin Amanda Harrison blog and twitter and Facebook pages for pix
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 10:01
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Great fun yesterday doing photoshoot with the Tiger, sun shone all day... Look out for article in Oxford Times and Mail.... Friends are so supportive and enthusiasm is high - https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/Mike-Wigg
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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 09:57
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Love airfields at Dawn all quiet. Practising for #Race2Darwin pic.twitter.com/mAR6pB732K
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Old 24th Oct 2015, 08:32
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Amanda Harrison
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Always good to find your a pin up! #Race2Darwin pic.twitter.com/II1428kiCi
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Old 30th Oct 2015, 15:45
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Amanda was on Radio Oxford this week, for the next 29 days will be on iPlayer.

BBC Radio Oxford - Kat Orman, Recreating Amy Johnson's flight + safety for cyclists
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Old 30th Oct 2015, 18:05
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Suggest this thread be renamed The Amanda Harrison Show
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Old 30th Oct 2015, 23:52
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I'll repeat what I posted before, what's the ultimate point of it all beyond a "look at me" exercise? If someone wants to do it for their own satisfaction why publicise it? Just go and do it, and please explain the fascination with taildraggers...as "birdbraininabiplane" demonstrated they have a very fundamental flaw, in fact 2.
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Old 31st Oct 2015, 10:14
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[QUOTE= please explain the fascination with taildraggers...as "birdbraininabiplane" demonstrated they have a very fundamental flaw, in fact 2.[/QUOTE]

There's plenty of things I'm facinated in that have fundamental flaws: Women, beer, capaitalism, high heels, the self check outs at the Asda, self cleaning glass. Tail wheel or tail dragger aircraft are fun to look at and to fly and are a good tool to improve general handling of an aircraft lest it be eroded by the advances of modern technology.
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Tail wheel or tail dragger aircraft are fun to look at and to fly and are a good tool to improve general handling of an aircraft lest it be eroded by the advances of modern technology.
As someone who learned to fly in a Piston Provost I whole heartedly agree.
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Old 31st Oct 2015, 13:03
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Wish I still had this so I could teach my A320 pilot grandson how to use his feet !
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Old 31st Oct 2015, 15:34
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"The Lady Who Flew Africa".

Bluudy 'ell! Still, I suppose it proves the old adage that you make anything fly if you put a big enough engine on it!
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Old 3rd Nov 2015, 09:19
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On BBC 1 now Tuesday 3 November 9.15am with the fab Joy Lofthouse. Honouring the ATA girls. Never to be forgotten. Amy Johnson was also in ATA. #Race2Darwin
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Old 3rd Nov 2015, 10:25
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Mand - thanks - just caught the end where she flew in the Tiger Moth - nice to see WW too, where I flew in the early 60s
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Do see here:
BBC iPlayer - The People Remember - Series 2: 2. The Battle of Britain
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Old 4th Nov 2015, 12:53
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And Oxford Mail today!
Female pilot to follow pioneer solo flight across globe to Oz (From Oxford Mail)
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mand luvvy........

.......as I'm not on the book of faces or tw***ter I thought you'd already gone.

When is the actual departure day?

I wish you well on your journey anyway.

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Old 6th Nov 2015, 16:13
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Thank you for your interest... Very soon we hope!
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Old 6th Nov 2015, 16:14
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Thank you for your interest... Very soon we hope!
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To cheer you up on a Saturday afternoon. The answer to the 2nd most asked question for #Race2Darwin pic.twitter.com/ZOdm337ix8
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