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Old 25th Feb 2018, 08:57
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1996, with No.10 AEF at Woodvale having the honour of being the last.
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Old 25th Feb 2018, 09:03
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BBMF still have two working examples, but they are black and white.
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Old 25th Feb 2018, 09:13
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MtheM I stand to be corrected, but I believe I flew the last Chipmunk AEF Sortie in
WP 970 at No 5 AEF Cambridge on 31st March 1996 with CWO Dockery (an apprentice at Marshalls). I was then the Commandant of Air Cadets with full responsibility for AEFs and Gliding - happy days!
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Old 25th Feb 2018, 10:40
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This one was RAF silver with roundels!Could not see the serial number Looked like it landed in a field of winter wheat and the front eng cowling was covered in mud.Pitot tube cover was in place!
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Old 25th Feb 2018, 11:06
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The Chipmunk that tows the gliders from Sleap WP788 is flown by guys who often land in fields in the Shawbury area. This aircraft is silver with roundels.
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Old 25th Feb 2018, 11:29
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Of course after the AEFs converted to the Bulldog 2 Chipmunks WP 833 and WP 962 continued in RAF service and flew around the world. They were piloted by Ced Hughes OC 5 AEF, Bill Purchase OC 7 AEF and Tony Cowan a No 5 AEF pilot. Two books were published about this adventure "Around the World at 90 knots" by Bill Purchase and "Chipmunks Around the World" by Tony Cowan. Both are now out of print, but if you can track them down on eBay or on Amazon they are well worth a read and cover one or 2 'interesting' moments!
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Old 25th Feb 2018, 12:01
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Originally Posted by 45-25-25 View Post
Of course after the AEFs converted to the Bulldog 2 Chipmunks WP 833 and WP 962 continued in RAF service and flew around the world. They were piloted by Ced Hughes OC 5 AEF, Bill Purchase OC 7 AEF and Tony Cowan a No 5 AEF pilot. Two books were published about this adventure "Around the World at 90 knots" by Bill Purchase and "Chipmunks Around the World" by Tony Cowan. Both are now out of print, but if you can track them down on eBay or on Amazon they are well worth a read and cover one or 2 'interesting' moments!
Couple of interesting links to the RTW flight:

Around The World @ 90 Kts

Around The World @ 90 Kts - Part 2
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Old 25th Feb 2018, 15:04
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Old 25th Feb 2018, 17:00
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452525 re 31/3/96

I trust you bought a round (or two) at the Ancient Shepherds'.

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Old 25th Feb 2018, 17:49
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Originally Posted by Linedog View Post
BBMF still have two working examples, but they are black and white.

Not any more. One (WK518) is silver with dayglo nose, rear fuselage and wingtips (as worn at Hull UAS in 1961).

WG486 is to reappear imminently in a scheme representing Bristol UAS.
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Old 25th Feb 2018, 19:13
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From Aviation Services Net:


Date:24-FEB-2018
Time:Typee Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-BTWF (WK549)
C/n / msn: C1/0564
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 /
Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Minor
Location:Goole, East Yorkshire - United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport
Destination airport:Breighton Airfield
Narrative:
On the way back from an air show, the pilot struggling to find his landing strip then land his plane in a muddy field near Goole.
The plane's propeller hit the ground. No one was in injured.
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Old 25th Feb 2018, 20:11
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BBMF still have two working examples, but they are black and white.
Not any more. They are both in legacy UAS colours these days. WK518 is now painted in the colours it actually wore when it served with Hull UAS in 1961. WG486 is now painted in Bristol UAS colours from 1972.





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Old 25th Feb 2018, 22:22
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Clearly you were never a cadet in the ATC Basil!

Simply a quote from the pre-flight safety briefing video we were all treated to whilst waiting in the hangar at 8 AEF all those years ago. The first time I saw it I didn’t realise it was a safety brief, but a demonstration of what I was expected to do on my flight. Spent the next couple of hours bricking it as I thought I was going to be jumping out over Shropshire.....
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 16:44
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Originally Posted by MAD Boom View Post
Clearly you were never a cadet in the ATC Basil!

Simply a quote from the pre-flight safety briefing video we were all treated to whilst waiting in the hangar at 8 AEF all those years ago. The first time I saw it I didn’t realise it was a safety brief, but a demonstration of what I was expected to do on my flight. Spent the next couple of hours bricking it as I thought I was going to be jumping out over Shropshire.....

For those who were never CCF/ATC or for those that have forgotten the finer points of the briefing film, I invite you to indulge ......


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Old 26th Feb 2018, 17:01
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Thanks Dave. Worth it for the footage of the Chippie. I flew for two AEFs, once as a regular officer and once as a VRT. How to have fun at the same time as doing something rewarding. Wonderful old aeroplane.
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 17:14
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WG486:




Taken at Filton, then the home of BUAS, in 1971. Looks like BBMF got it right! (though the prop then looks to be black with yellow tips)
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 17:24
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WK 518 was on U.L.A.S, 71/72 with yes, black prop with (eroded) yellow tips.......
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 19:06
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Looks like BBMF got it right! (though the prop then looks to be black with yellow tips)
Mostly. Since the black/white banded prop blades didn't appear until 1978, there's clearly an error here. WK518 perpetuates this mistake. But otherwise, well done.
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 19:10
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WK 518 was on U.L.A.S, 71/72 with yes, black prop with (eroded) yellow tips.......
Haraka - the 1971 issue of the Painting Guide calls for red/white/red bands (all measuring at 2", except the outboard red which was 2.5") on the face, and 6.5" yellow tips on the rear - but some examples still had yellow tips on both sides years later!
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 19:32
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Well it had the black prop and yellow tips when I used to fly it IIRC .
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