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treadigraph 27th Oct 2019 16:57

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!

Haraka 27th Oct 2019 17:42

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 .

creweite 27th Oct 2019 22:40

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.!

India Four Two 27th Oct 2019 22:46


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!

treadigraph 28th Oct 2019 13:10

No open house takers? OK. Never heard of this but I bet someone will have it toot sweet...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....816eb707cc.jpg

dook 28th Oct 2019 13:19

Have you really not heard of the ugly Great Lakes XSG ?

Fortunately there was only one built.

Herod 28th Oct 2019 13:30

Nah. It's a Grumman Duck

treadigraph 28th Oct 2019 13:36

I recently heard of the Kingsford-Smith P.L.7 Tanker and I resolved not to hear of ugly lash-ups again!

You have control...

dook 28th Oct 2019 14:03

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 :


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....2e17d9961a.jpg

India Four Two 28th Oct 2019 20:31


Nah. It's a Grumman Duck
... without a DA! :E

sycamore 29th Oct 2019 00:14

Not only heard about it,flown it several times....conflict of interest...night ,night...

India Four Two 29th Oct 2019 01:16


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!.

treadigraph 29th Oct 2019 06:58

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!

MReyn24050 29th Oct 2019 12:16


Originally Posted by dook (Post 10605160)
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 :


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....2e17d9961a.jpg

Possibly the Dudley Watt D.W.2 however the wing tips in your image appear too square.

dook 29th Oct 2019 12:19

Good afternoon M.

I am surprised that you have the wrong aeroplane.

Please monitor your PMs.

dook 29th Oct 2019 15:25

This aeroplane is British and one survives.

It would seem that sycamore has flown it.

treadigraph 29th Oct 2019 15:39

Parnall Elf?

MReyn24050 29th Oct 2019 15:57


Originally Posted by dook (Post 10605901)
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

dook 29th Oct 2019 16:04

A bit late on parade 24050.

treadigraph has it with the Parnall Elf.

Your thread.

treadigraph 29th Oct 2019 16:26

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....64355b37ef.jpg
Although this is a drawing, I believe three were built and flew...


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