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Old 18th Mar 2021, 15:36
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I was fortunate to have many RHS (and a couple of LHS) rides in G-AWRO when owned by Air Kilroe at MAN. This aircraft suffered gear collapse early in its life. Owned and repaired by Northair at Leeds IIRC.

I know the Captain of said RO looks in here from time to time he may add some interesting narrative.

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Old 18th Mar 2021, 15:45
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Here is a few

https://www.aviationphotocompany.com/p896525394
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Old 18th Mar 2021, 17:31
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No, his treasures all went through Blackbushe back then.
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Old 19th Mar 2021, 22:15
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I have an article on the B206 (Fit wings to your briefcase) from the programme for the first airshow I attended, Farnborough 1964. It says the basic price was 35000 rising to 50k fitted out to a decent standard. It sounded astronomical to a 12 year old! I wonder how much the American competition went for?
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Old 20th Mar 2021, 05:29
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It sounded astronomical to a 12 year old!
Quite right! The Bank of England tells me that 50,000 in 1964 would have been 1,036,200 in 2020. No wonder Beagle went broke!

https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/mone...ion-calculator

For comparison, I've just seen a 2019 Beechcraft Baron advertised for $1.4 million, which is ~1,010,000

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Old 20th Mar 2021, 08:22
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Remember seeing a Beagle 206 on the grass at Topcliffe having ground-looped, my instructor remarked that the 206s were prone to doing it.
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 07:32
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It has been alluded to above but I think that it is worth mentioning specifically that Prince Charles did some training on XS770, hence its interesting colour scheme.
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 10:29
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Beagle B.206

"It has been alluded to above but I think that it is worth mentioning specifically that Prince Charles did some training on XS770, hence its interesting colour scheme"

Thereafter known as the "Regal Beagle"
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 10:48
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The Regal Beagle was on the UK register as G-HRHI but cancelled about a dozen years ago - what became of it?
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 12:30
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I had a jolly in XS765 in 1985 from Boscombe Down to West Freugh, stop and refuel then back to Boscombe via Warton to get some AOG Avionics bits for the new Tornado F2 that was a BD resident then. Seems like yesterday and loved the flight.
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 13:20
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What happened to the 206 at Valley that started and taxied happily of Avgas but refused to get fully airborne on Avtur.
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 14:14
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
The Regal Beagle was on the UK register as G-HRHI but cancelled about a dozen years ago - what became of it?
Its last resting place was Boscombe Down. It never flew again after arriving there, being used as a spares source to keep BD's airworthy Basset XS743 flying until it too was grounded in 2014.

One or both were subsequently used there for QinetiQ apprentice training - I don't know if that's still the case.
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 15:16
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
What happened to the 206 at Valley that started and taxied happily of Avgas but refused to get fully airborne on Avtur.
Sadly it did get airborne and the Nav was killed.
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 15:18
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Its last resting place was Boscombe Down. It never flew again after arriving there, being used as a spares source to keep BD's airworthy Basset XS743 flying until it too was grounded in 2014.

One or both were subsequently used there for QinetiQ apprentice training - I don't know if that's still the case.
There should be three Bassets at Boscombe: hopefully the museum at Old Sarum will get whatever is left when they finish with them
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 17:00
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Originally Posted by Quemerford View Post
Sadly it did get airborne and the Nav was killed.
The only Basset to have been lost in RAF service.
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 18:52
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Re G-HRHI, thanks chaps.
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 19:21
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N46880 was looking very forlorn at Orange County Airport, Montgomery NY in late August 2020
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 19:47
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Looks like the right hand wing tip is missing and the prop blade might be bent...
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 20:00
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Looks like the right hand wing tip is missing and the prop blade might be bent...
There's a similar photo of it on the Net dated 2012, sitting in almost the same spot with that crude tie-down looped over the fuselage and deflated tyres.

https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1356607

I don't think it's going anywhere any time soon.
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 20:16
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Looks like the tyres have been pumped up since the the AB pic was taken!
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