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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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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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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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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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Those Magnificent Men behind the scenes stills - don't think we had this before...

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