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Old 14th Apr 2019, 07:11
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Amanda Harrison

I have just seen from the Telegraph that Amanda Harrison is planning to fly solo to Darwin and is scheduled to depart next month. Amanda had previously expressed her plan to do this trip but 'someone else' beat her to it - I will say no more. It seems that Amanda has had some significant personal problems to deal with also. I wish her all the best and do hope she succeeds. You have to admire her gumption.
https://www.amandajharrison.com/solo2darwin
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Old 14th Apr 2019, 09:05
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Wish her all the best with her adventure; I thought it had all gone quiet which really didn't seem to tally with her nature - pleased that the problems are behind her, as hopefully will be the UK as she heads SE across the globe towards her goal.

I think I suggested before that her adventure should begin on the Purley Way playing fields, across the A23 from the hallowed grounds of Croydon Airport (the airport site really isn't suitable any more). There is plenty of space for a Tiger...
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Old 14th Apr 2019, 11:50
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This indeed looks like a worthy project and I would suggest Amanda might set-up up a Go Fund Me page. The spirit of her adventure seems likely to attract private aviators who might each feel able donate the cost of an hours flying.
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 01:29
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Go Amanda!
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 06:41
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Link to Amanda's GoFundMe page.
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 06:46
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Isn't solo2 an oxymoron?
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 07:08
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Looks like a nice trip, good luck to her!

Referring to oneself as "Captain" on ones' website is a bit cheesy though
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 08:38
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Originally Posted by Flyingmac View Post
Isn't solo2 an oxymoron?
Let's just absolutely not go there...
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Old 17th Apr 2019, 19:38
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Fantastic news. I always maintained this trip in memory of Amy Johnson had to be in a Tiger Moth.

Looking at her website she has had to undertake breast cancer treatment so the last few years have been difficult.

Why stop at Darwin? Go to Sydney Amanda.

Good luck.
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Old 10th May 2019, 13:21
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Just seen Amanda's Tiger circling Croydon Aerodrome before heading east towards Biggin ...Is she off? If so good luck and a safe trip!
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Old 10th May 2019, 18:01
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Scheduled to depart tomorrow.

https://www.facebook.com/amandajharrisonpilot/

Safe flying, Amanda.

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Old 11th May 2019, 07:57
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Good luck Amanda.



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Old 11th May 2019, 11:25
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And she's off! Heading east across Kent now. Looks like one of Biggin's Spitfires may have just given her an airborne salute!
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Old 12th May 2019, 06:19
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Latest from the Daily Telegraph.

Ms Harrison tonight had taken a a detour and landed at Saarburcken Airport in Germany, the first stop of her 37-step journey, less than six hours after she took off today.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...reated-female/
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Go Amanda, good luck
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According to her Facebook page, Amanda had a bird-strike on the spinner as she landed. One hopes the bird wasn't in a biplane...sorry....sorry..sorry.

Good luck to Amanda - and blue skies.
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Old 14th May 2019, 17:51
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She seems to be playing this very low key and matter of fact.
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Old 14th May 2019, 18:05
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Must be using a different firm of public relations consultants to the other bird who did some flying in a bi-plane. Shucks.....can't remember her name, will have to "Google" it....!!!

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Old 14th May 2019, 19:42
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Blog here - spinner seems so have departed the hub with no further damage, might decrease airspeed by half a knot or so!
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Blog here - spinner seems so have departed the hub with no further damage, might decrease airspeed by half a knot or so!
And not to forget the effect on the engine cooling airflow - it may well be a required item !
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