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Old 23rd Apr 2020, 12:04
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Not a video but a fascinating personal collection of (mostly) historic aircraft and wrecks in the '60/70/80s - one or two well known personalities from the past make occasional appearances!

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Old 11th May 2020, 18:45
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Slightly different subject than the usual
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Old 1st Jun 2020, 19:57
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Really interesting video about the RAF in the 1930s.

Had fun trying to work out the orientation of the aerial shots of RAF Henlow - the athletics track threw me - and I struggled to identify the aircraft at 29 minutes - Vickers Type 264 Valentia

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Old 15th Jun 2020, 21:56
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Steve Hinton has recently been test flying a Bearcat after 12 year rebuild and talks about the process.

The aircraft is N3025 which was flown by Elmer Ward in Al Williams' Gulfhawk 4 colours until badly damaged at Oshkosh in 1993 during a forced landing.

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Old 28th Jun 2020, 13:38
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Lockheed Constitution - rather interesting landing at around 2:45!

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I enjoyed this
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Old 29th Dec 2020, 23:34
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Very interesting video with what must be the world's worst commentary! It took me back to my youth, watching the Superfreighters of Silver City Airways at Lydd. I was also reminded of the last time I saw a Bristol Freighter in the air. One appeared head-on to me, on a day when even Special VFR would have been a joke, on a LH (wrong side) downwind for 34 at Calgary. I presume it was a HawkAir aircraft. At the time, I didn't know there were any in Canada.

Back to the commentary, I couldn't imagine how the narrator could read it, without laughing. Then when the credits rolled, I discovered he wrote it!
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Old 28th Jan 2021, 16:17
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Embraer Tucano video

Great film about design, development and flying the Tucano. English subtitles .. 1h 44m long!
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Old 27th Mar 2021, 13:02
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Short video about recovering the B-29 now at March AFB from NAS China Lake in 1976 - and at least two more have been recovered subsequently!

(Shame about the dubbed Twin Beech take off noise!)

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Old 4th Apr 2021, 16:29
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Another interesting, slightly different, video.





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Old 13th Apr 2021, 15:02
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Saw this on WIX - moving a Starliner through NYC - it's now complete and acting as a cocktail bar atop the TWA hotel at JFK...

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Old 5th May 2021, 20:20
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Those Magnificent Men behind the scenes stills - don't think we had this before...

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Old 26th Jul 2021, 20:05
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Strathallan Lanc G-BCOH with Dick Richardson

YouTube channel "Warbirds and weather vintage cine films" has period cine films of Strathallan aircraft, including the Comet after it's bumpy landing, one of the airshows, as well as the Vulcan arriving at East Fortune in 1984.

This one shows the Lanc at Glasgow, waiting for favourable winds down the runway at Strathallan, and then shows Dick R with the ac after arriving.

I'm transported back to a museum I visited only a few times, but made a huge impression on me.
​​​Big thanks to the uploader!

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Old 18th Jan 2022, 16:48
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Interview with Pete Kynsey - how did I know what his favourite warbird would be? Oh and some other bits which are fun...

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Old 14th Mar 2022, 02:46
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I've just stumbled on this very interesting video about the CF-104:


There are a lot of excellent shots of its predecessors. I've never seen so many Clunks!

I was a bit disappointed about the politically correct use of SI for the performance figures!

The last time I saw a 104 flying, in the mid-70s, we were "almost formating". The 104 was doing circuits at Cold Lake, approaching at ~170 kts. I was being checked out in a Motorfalke, approaching the parallel taxiway at 50 kts!
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Old 10th Jul 2022, 06:58
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Abram's p1 explorer

Quite a interesting video , I have never heard of it before
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