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Old 12th Feb 2021, 12:48
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Engine off

I did a tour in Aldergrove in 1971 with the Air Corps flying Scouts. We shared a hangar with the Wessex squadron. There was a rumour that an American pilot on exchange with the RAF used to demonstrate engine-off landings in the Wessex without touching the collective, just a massive flair and lots of judgement. Any truth in that rumour?
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Old 12th Feb 2021, 18:25
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He’d need to have a lot of personal “flair” to do it all using just the “flare”, but not impossible, I’m sure.
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Old 13th Feb 2021, 00:38
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Our squadron QHI in 848 used to do EOL just using the cyclic in the Wessex 5. However it was not standard practice for us plebs!
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Old 13th Feb 2021, 09:47
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Nigel - did I not teach you that one?
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Old 15th Feb 2021, 04:40
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I don't know your real name but message me if you wish! I had it demonstrated but only did 2 as that was enough! In Malaya come to think of it!
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Old 15th Feb 2021, 11:46
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Going back to Oct 20 in this thread, XP330 lingers at Teesside airport. Sorry for the Whirlwind content.

http://www.dtvmovements.co.uk/images...C/XP330_SR.jpg

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Old 16th Feb 2021, 13:11
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Sad picture, but I guess we all end up like that. The powers that be were never sentimental about aircraft, I speak as one who worked on the last Two Beaufighters in service. At the end these Two still flying aircraft were broken up by Chinese contractors using an axe.
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