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Old 30th Sep 2021, 15:28
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Tornado wrecks 40 aircraft at Essex airport

40 aircraft damaged by a tornado in Essex.

Insurance bill will be expensive!

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/162837...rcraft-damage/

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Old 1st Oct 2021, 18:46
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No sign of tie downs. Can see plenty of wing covers though!
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Old 1st Oct 2021, 18:57
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Originally Posted by 3wheels View Post
No sign of tie downs. Can see plenty of wing covers though!
Is insurance conditional on being tied down? I'd have thought so.
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Old 1st Oct 2021, 21:34
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The tie-downs I've seen in the US are usually cable buried under tarmac with bits coming out to fix to.
The tie-downs in the UK are usually tyres filled with concrete or similar.
Or a spike driven into the soil if not provided by the airfield.
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Old 2nd Oct 2021, 17:10
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Did the Sun article exaggerate the event a little?
Incident 7 Various light aircraft + one helicopter , 29 Sep 2021 (aviation-safety.net)
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If the 'new' helo they refer to was G-IDEB, well, yes, it was new... in 1982!
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Old 3rd Oct 2021, 00:02
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Of course. Itís what they do...
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Old 3rd Oct 2021, 17:26
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Less than 10 miles from where Gemma Collins films 'The Only Way Is Essex'
..........how thorughly irrelevant.
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Old 3rd Oct 2021, 20:54
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Originally Posted by 360BakTrak View Post
..........how thorughly irrelevant.
Perhaps she was the source of the wind.
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Old 4th Oct 2021, 10:16
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Originally Posted by Grummaniser View Post
Perhaps she was the source of the wind.
Fair point.
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Old 6th Oct 2021, 13:06
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Often had doubts about tie downs. A 5 gallon drum with concrete in might seem heavy until you consider that the plane two of them are tied to is capable of lifting (more or less) 3 x 200 lb guys ....... if a 50 knot gust suddenly happens along,
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