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Old 27th Oct 2019, 17:57
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Currently on the peri-track on Kenley Aerodrome and with an hour to walk home across here and another common before dark I propose open house!
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Old 27th Oct 2019, 18:42
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G-AISC was indeed owned by Fairey in the early 60's and also got taken over by Westlands funnily enough, being subsequently based at Compton Abbas in North Dorset with the Wagtail Flying Group which was very much Westland orientated., I got my hands on it a couple of times in the later 60's ( it was red then) including a fascinating dual session with ex Westland CTP Harald Penrose .
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Old 27th Oct 2019, 23:40
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My favorite aicraft when I worked at Fairey, flew it to Belgium, the Netherlands and France. 85mph at about 3gph, very light on the controls. Nearly had a head on with HRH at WW as he flew in wrong direction at 1500ft while i was on approach returning from the IoW.!
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Old 27th Oct 2019, 23:46
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Nearly had a head on with HRH at WW
You would have had a lot more than "five minutes of fame" if that had come to pass!
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Old 28th Oct 2019, 14:10
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No open house takers? OK. Never heard of this but I bet someone will have it toot sweet...

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Old 28th Oct 2019, 14:19
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Have you really not heard of the ugly Great Lakes XSG ?

Fortunately there was only one built.
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Old 28th Oct 2019, 14:30
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Nah. It's a Grumman Duck
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Old 28th Oct 2019, 14:36
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I recently heard of the Kingsford-Smith P.L.7 Tanker and I resolved not to hear of ugly lash-ups again!

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Old 28th Oct 2019, 15:03
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Cheers treadigraph.

That aeroplane features on several sites dedicated to somewhat ugly aeroplanes.

I'm not sure why Herod thought it was the Duck.

I wonder if many have heard of this one :


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Old 28th Oct 2019, 21:31
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Nah. It's a Grumman Duck
... without a DA!
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Old 29th Oct 2019, 01:14
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Not only heard about it,flown it several times....conflict of interest...night ,night...
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Old 29th Oct 2019, 02:16
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I recently heard of the Kingsford-Smith P.L.7 Tanker
I wish you hadn't mentioned that. Of course, I had to look it up and now I won't be able to forget it. I thought the Airtruk was ugly, but it's beautiful compared to the P.L.7! Even the Wikipedia page had the good graces to not include a picture!.
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Old 29th Oct 2019, 07:58
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Funnily enough I42, I looked it up again and found reference to an item in Air Pictorial about the PL7; this mentions their correspondent N R Shennan who I believe might be my Uncle Noel - so a family member probably saw it in the flesh!
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Old 29th Oct 2019, 13:16
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Originally Posted by dook View Post
Cheers treadigraph.

That aeroplane features on several sites dedicated to somewhat ugly aeroplanes.

I'm not sure why Herod thought it was the Duck.

I wonder if many have heard of this one :


Possibly the Dudley Watt D.W.2 however the wing tips in your image appear too square.
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Old 29th Oct 2019, 13:19
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Good afternoon M.

I am surprised that you have the wrong aeroplane.

Please monitor your PMs.
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Old 29th Oct 2019, 16:25
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This aeroplane is British and one survives.

It would seem that sycamore has flown it.
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Old 29th Oct 2019, 16:39
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Parnall Elf?
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Old 29th Oct 2019, 16:57
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Originally Posted by dook View Post
This aeroplane is British and one survives.

It would seem that sycamore has flown it.
Similar aircraft to the DW.2 the Parnell Elf perhaps
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Old 29th Oct 2019, 17:04
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A bit late on parade 24050.

treadigraph has it with the Parnall Elf.

Your thread.
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Old 29th Oct 2019, 17:26
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Although this is a drawing, I believe three were built and flew...
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