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Old 30th Jan 2021, 10:54
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And yet another 'notch' in the 'getting old tree' ! First view of the Puma was when Dick Langworthy brought one up to Tern Hill to demo his shiny new machine to we Whirlwind peasants. Most striking memory was the sight of unoccupied yaw pedals, and Dick's feet on the floor, as he 'verticalled' for his departure. Didn't operate with them until Boscombe, which included Cold Weather trials in Norway - a tale in itself !
Boscombe test flight with both doors open produced some disturbing breathing problems and cabin 'oil-canning'. Not enough hours to form a proper opinion.
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Old 30th Jan 2021, 11:03
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They may have been slow to spool up when grabbing a hand full of lever in a hurry but those Turmos were a great sounding engine!
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Old 30th Jan 2021, 11:32
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
IIRC they were zapped.
...and in the first photo, "CHEERS" on all of the Hueys, would be the payback from 33 Sqn, I expect.
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Old 30th Jan 2021, 11:39
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FED

Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
IIRC they were zapped.
Correct! What a laugh
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