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Old 24th May 2016, 20:40
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There were a couple of very smart examples at Sun 'n' Fun in Florida in April. One in full RAF colours and the other in green camo. Took me right back to RAF Turnhouse 1976! Will try and post pics.

BTW, I never saw it on a UK aircraft but the one piece bubble-canopy fitted to some Canadian aircraft is a thing of beauty to behold.
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Old 24th May 2016, 21:02
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Please post away ... If you need a spot of help PM me with an eMail address and I'll send you a crib sheet on pic posting
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Old 25th May 2016, 02:06
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Just converting to type and the collective wisdom would be useful!
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Send me your email address by PM and I'll forward my collection of Pilot's Notes.

Same applies to anyone else.

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Old 25th May 2016, 07:54
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On it's way!

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Old 25th May 2016, 09:15
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Three more Twitter pics from the Formation last weekend ...

The following images were posted by Jon Higgins with the images taken by Chris Hayball, by way of Image Credit.

https://twitter.com/_JonHiggins/stat...44201160167428
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Old 25th May 2016, 09:30
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The RAF Air Historical Branch also published a couple of cracking pics to celebrate the Chipmunk 70th ...

Proper 'Blue' Flying Suits, the 'Grubby Yellow' Life Preserver and the 'Blue' 4 Point Seat Harness



Image Credit : MOD RAF AHB

Formation aerobatics from the 'Blue Chips' July 1971



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Old 25th May 2016, 10:05
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Exclamation Ex 8 Sqn Chipmunk G-HAPY (WP803)

Bit of a long shot here, but I am trying to establish contact with the current owner of this particular aircraft as part of our planned reunion event for the Shackleton Preservation Trust on July 9th when we are celebrating 25 years in preservation of ex-8 Sqn Shackleton WR963 at Coventry!
WP803 shows up on G-INFO as registered to a company called Astrojets in Luton but their email is a dead link?
We would very much like to see this aircraft attend our reunion so that ex-8 Sqn crews get to see their old Squadron "Hack" once again, and I believe it is still flying?

Does anyone know who flies her, and can put us in touch with the owner / pilot etc?

I can be emailed at: [email protected] regarding this...

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Old 25th May 2016, 10:09
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Just a note to let you know you can post pics directly to the site.

Start writing in the submit box, scroll down and you'll see a box titled 'Attach Files.' Wide variety of file types supported

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Old 25th May 2016, 10:17
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Yellow bar at top of page - User CP also has a photo library facility for you to upload from your hardrive to create a library. First example below is with that method.

Second example is as described in the post above. Much higher resolution allowed with this method. Showing it as a thumbnail until you click on it allows this greater resolution without messing up page loading times.

Option 1 gives you a long term library on the server.

Option 2 is a one shot method giving you much higher resolution and expanded file types. Makes pics better obviously but more importantly helps with documents and letters.

One drawback with option 2 is no image preview in the submit box - be brave and hit submit once typing and image upload and selection is complete

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Old 25th May 2016, 11:17
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WP803

PB- try writing to the address shown on G-Info?
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Old 25th May 2016, 11:20
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Thanks, I've actually just been emailed the contact number for the owner who flew her in to the recent 70th Bash.... quick progress on this enquiry
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Old 25th May 2016, 19:23
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Hi folks,
Just signed up following perusal of this thread, but been a lurker for a while.
Immensely enjoyed the Chipmunk 70 at Old Warden last Sunday, which got me thinking.
I managed to get a few trips in Chippies with the Air Cadets, most of which I have full details for.
However, my first, as a very naive 13 1/2 year old wet behind the ears cadet, was at St Mawgan on 17th August 1976. I managed to not record the reg. of the aircraft.
Can anyone help with the numbers of any of the aircraft that might have been there at that time?
Many thanks,
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Old 25th May 2016, 19:32
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Evening all,
I was lucky enough to be in the formation on Sunday. Here's the '7' and the '0' joining up. It was made up of 6 elements.
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Old 25th May 2016, 19:37
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Chickenlover: I thought the "70" formation was brilliant! Well done to all concerned.

Two more AHB photos, both of 2 FTS and one of the same looping sequence:
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Old 25th May 2016, 20:31
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Chickenlover ... Well played, we had at least one PPRuNe Member on the 'inside' ... Really nice tight formation

Hi Dora-9 ... Thanks for the additional pics Are there to be any Chipmunk 'events' downunder coming up ... I appreciate it's late Autumn turning Winter in your part of the globe
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Old 26th May 2016, 03:45
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chickenlover,

Great photo and I'm very envious of your flight.

I only participated in four-ship Chipmunk formations. I would be interested to read how this formation was planned and then brought together.
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Old 26th May 2016, 06:28
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G'day Coff:

First off, do you have a location/date/serial number for the Chipmunk with the Lightning in the background please?

Are there to be any Chipmunk 'events' downunder coming up .
Not really. On the day only two of the five local Chipmunks were serviceable, while the owner of the other "goer" was overseas working, so I took My Girl alone for a run around the houses to celebrate.

However, the recent Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia annual event at Echuca was themed "The Chipmunk's 70th". 171 aircraft attended, including FIFTEEN Chipmunks. It's the largest number I've ever seen, in fact. Here are some photos from that day - they're all ex RAF Chipmunks:















Not quite the green grass of Old Warden!
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Old 26th May 2016, 06:37
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Dora-9 ...

Well played that man ... Nice aerial photography and formation flying from you guys

I'll have a chat with the AHB and see what they have ... and come back to you.

Best regards ...

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Old 26th May 2016, 07:16
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For those interested ...

The BullChip Meeting held earlier this month in France (Abbeville) had a good turnout and more great photography.

Select the 'BCM 2016' tab

http://www.bullchipmeet.eu
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Old 26th May 2016, 07:25
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Not quite on theme but thought this photo might be of interest, my father used it for the 1967 Kings Cup,and other races, as the official Naval entry


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