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Old 11th Apr 2021, 08:15
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Originally Posted by Musket90 View Post
I seem to remember "Rainbow" being the callisgn when Prince Phillip was piloting the Royal Flight aircraft and Prince Charles's callsign was "Unicorn".
I believe the Rainbow callsign is currently used for the Queens Helicopter Flight S-76s. Other callsigns used in addition to those above include "Leopard" for when Prince Andrew was PIC and "Kittyhawk" (and just "Kitty"when positioning empty) for the 32Sqn HS 125s and 146s when a VVIP is on board. More recently, royals have increasingly been using civilian private jets which use "Sparrowhawk" when a VVIP is onboard.
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Old 14th Apr 2021, 09:17
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Prince Philip: Derby plane flown by duke to be restored

The "Royal" Turb, now owned by Derby Aero Club (it didn't fall at the first at Epsom...)

Presume this was the prang that has led to its restoration - very luck escape for the pilot by the sound of it...
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