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New Gen AirShips - Hybrid Air Vehicles, UK

Old 13th Aug 2016, 11:32
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Looking forward to seeing it fly.

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Flagged on BEagle's other thread.

Now, on MilAvn 2, we have extensive coverage of the Olympics.

Here you can continue discussing balloon shaped things
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Old 14th Aug 2016, 21:13
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Apparently it was supposed to have flown earlier on at dinner time - according to their twitter feed but due to a bit of ill wind, might not happen for a few days

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Old 14th Aug 2016, 22:38
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Wouldn't it have been rather dark at that time of day for a first flight ?
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Never seen a thread so full of NIMBYs before. But at least their old and will disappear soon enough.
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Old 17th Aug 2016, 19:27
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Taking off right now.
It's being live streamed on Facebook and other places.
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Old 17th Aug 2016, 21:03
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Old 17th Aug 2016, 21:41
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQNnoZY_mAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wApc8n_wHBo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kSuzxTMYfA

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Old 17th Aug 2016, 22:45
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Blast, was just coming up from a funeral of a close friends parent in London, decided to take the A10 scenic route opposed to M25 and M11. I had seen on my FB feed on leaving the wake - that it was being prepped.

How long did the flight take and what route ? If I had headed overtowards the A1 would I have seen it from a distance? I take it that next to the camera crews, the crowd gathered at the fence were selected members of the Airlander Club?

I hope they will continue to fly it again this week....

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Old 17th Aug 2016, 23:36
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Chopper2004,

The "other" enclosure was our families.

We were short of day-time so it was one RH circuit, take-off was south easterly.

It was a good day for flying, as I walked down the perimeter track to my station I saw what I am pretty sure was the Lysander in the circuit at Old Warden. If I believed in omens, that was a good one.

Post-flight the non-handling pilot reported that the local roads were jammed.

This was my second first flight as a team member in 13 months. I love my job.

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Old 18th Aug 2016, 00:02
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I love that middle link of yours, thank you. 40 years ago I was that small child and so I suspect were a lot of the rest of us at HAV.
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I love that middle link of yours, thank you. 40 years ago I was that small child and so I suspect were a lot of the rest of us at HAV.
I was hoping someone would understand why I put it there :-) Yay.

Here is an HAV-supplied aerial view:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icbR369FZZs

... and one from the front (and directly underneath)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju-UXiW8G-I
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Old 18th Aug 2016, 08:03
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More good links, thanks.

The air-to-air is not from a UAV, it's from a R44 with a real pilot and a real camera operator. They were working for Dean Arnett who is producing the official video history. I ordered mine months ago!

deanarnett.com ? The Story of Airlander

Cardington happens to be inside a small danger area, D206, which is active H24 Monday to Friday so they (and we) need permission to operate in it.

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If they're looking to produce 10 a year by 2021 (as per BBC). Where are they going to do this? That's going to be quite some factory!
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Old 18th Aug 2016, 08:56
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Originally Posted by JOE-FBS View Post
t43562,

More good links, thanks.

The air-to-air is not from a UAV, it's from a R44 with a real pilot and a real camera operator. They were working for Dean Arnett who is producing the official video history. I ordered mine months ago!

deanarnett.com ? The Story of Airlander

Cardington happens to be inside a small danger area, D206, which is active H24 Monday to Friday so they (and we) need permission to operate in it.

Cheers
Joe
Cool - so we can expect it to fly again before the weekend,

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Old 18th Aug 2016, 13:25
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This interview is worth a quick listen:

BBC World Service - Newsday, World's largest aircraft takes flight
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It just got a bit bent...

Dail Fail...



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It'll buff out.............
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It'll buff out.............
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