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Platinum Jubilee Fly Past

Old 11th Jun 2022, 21:19
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Thanks, airsound, for the sensible assessment of the reasons for the suboptimal BBC commentary.
`It`s something like a 4-engined `Gooney-bird`.
My Dad had the good fortune to go from Hastings at Lyneham to an exchange tour with the RCAF on their own version of the "4-engine Gooney Bird", the North Star (a Canadair-built DC4 with Merlin engines) - unfortunately, the longer engines put the props exactly in line with the pilots' seats, which led to the start of the tinnitus which plagued him thereafter.
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Old 11th Jun 2022, 21:46
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There's a Hastings at the Allied Museum in Berlin. Handsome beast, and although they were only ready for the last couple of months of the airlift they contributed a startlingly large percentage of the UK contribution through some function of (capacity, speed, all-weather capability, serviceability)
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Old 13th Jun 2022, 10:12
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Closest we could get was Hyde Park but it was still very impressive:


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Very nice photo ... the sun on the wings and the clouds really make it "Tick VG"
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Thank you!
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Old 13th Jun 2022, 10:37
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Originally Posted by MPN11 View Post
Very nice photo ... the sun on the wings and the clouds really make it "Tick VG"
Agreed - perfect!
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Old 13th Jun 2022, 11:17
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Ahh, a Top-side pass!

Shame there’s not a better way to keep the inside of the Lanc cool, she always looks somewhat better with the 2 upper hatches fitted?

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Old 13th Jun 2022, 17:42
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Sorry to intrude- we didn't get aything better on the Shack - Just a bit more detail on the hatches. Mac
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Old 13th Jun 2022, 18:21
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H Peacock and Mactism1 - one lives and learns, watched the Lancaster display countless times over 45+ years and I never knew they did that with the hatches!
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Old 13th Jun 2022, 19:07
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That's what Photoshop was invented for.
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Old 13th Jun 2022, 21:33
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I've just seen a couple of videos showing an unusual object flying over the the Red Arrows as they approached the Mall during the fly past. Firstly - this was described as a "UAP" not a "UFO" and secondly - the videos were recorded simultaneously by seperate camerman. One was on the ground near Buckingham Palace and the other was the SKY TV helicopter over the Thames but shooting the same scene. I'm thinking this might be the first time such an event was independently photographed?



Fancy a Tic Tac ?

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Of course they were. But times change. As an example, instead of a whole squadron dropping a couple of bombs each to damage a target, you can now have one jet drop one bomb and destroy a target. And that jet can carry a few of those bombs.

I know where this conversation will end up though so Iíll leave it there.

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You'll not get any argument on that from me! :-)
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