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HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, Flying Hours.

Old 6th Jan 2022, 15:28
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Perhaps what is remarkable is that he flew that much and stayed married.
But he wasn't flying as a commercial pilot. Makes a difference
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Old 6th Jan 2022, 15:52
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There was a really nice photo of an RCAF DHC-3 Otter on floats taxing up to the dock at a Fishing lodge in Northern Quebec / Labrador in the late 50s / early 60s with him in the pilots seat. The RCAF pilot stated that he flew very well, did the float landing with minimal coaching and was a very professional in his actions.
JOKE Of course the RCAF pilot would have probably said that even if the aircraft was upside down and underwater. JOKE OVER
I will try, once again to find the photo unless some kind soul happens to have a copy to share.
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Old 6th Jan 2022, 16:10
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Originally Posted by The Flying Stool
Any others I've missed out? Feel free to add.
My comment above about him being at Seattle for the handover (and to fly) the first Britannia Airways 767 has been amplified by my colleague who witnessed it, as he learned exactly the same had happened for the first BA 737-200, and also their first 757.
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Old 6th Jan 2022, 17:57
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Originally Posted by The Flying Stool
Even the number of aircraft types flown is impressive. Just raf/royal flight /32 sqn aircraft include the following:
Beagle Bassett
BAe 146

Any others I've missed out? Feel free to add.
See also my posts in the What Cockpit thread

Slingsby Eagle glider
Skylark 2 or 3 glider
Westland Whirlwind HCC.12
Boeing 757
Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C
Hawker Siddeley HS-780 Andover
Whirlwind HAR.1 or HAR.2
Blackburn Beverly

Further I found Photos of HRH in
Herald Dart
Vickers Viking
Vickers Viscount
Bell Sioux
AVRO Vulcan
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Old 7th Jan 2022, 09:01
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As recorded elsewhere on PPRUNE, The Duke also famously flew the Tiger Club's Turbulent G-APNZ.

Wonder if he ever flew with Prince William of Gloucester before his crash.
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