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Anyone here had a flight in a Spitfire?

Old 17th Oct 2020, 15:50
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I'd never remember all that. I think I'd go down with it, still grinning ear-to-ear.
Nor me, but I always thought that the drill was to invert the a/c having undone your belt, and just drop out.
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 00:31
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Originally Posted by VP959 View Post
The cockpit is tight, and not exactly ergonomically laid out.
Ah yes, certainly a common trait of that time period. Back in the day people were much shorter.
First time I sat in a DC-3 I thought "oh boy it's pretty cramped up there, must be a real struggle if your height 6 feet + " (I'm 5'11")

Then I saw the gear levers set up!



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Old 18th Oct 2020, 11:54
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Many congrats on achieving your Spifire Flight VP

You cannot beat that sort of mechanical 'symphony'
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