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27th Aug 2019, 08:34
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Posted By atb1943

Rotorflug Bell 206L-3 D-HOTT and Aeroprakt...

Rotorflug Bell 206L-3 D-HOTT and Aeroprakt EC-GU1. German family of four aboard the Bell, Italian pilot, two Spanish in the UL.

R.I.P.
21st May 2019, 09:04
Replies: 67
Views: 36,720
Posted By atb1943

In his initial thread query, g-kest mentions the...

In his initial thread query, g-kest mentions the two Spitfires that collided (over Fleet Hants) and which I witnessed. I don't believe they were connected with an air show, rather an inter-service...
17th Nov 2018, 16:54
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Views: 7,491
Posted By atb1943

I recall cycling up to Heathrow to see it...

I recall cycling up to Heathrow to see it displayed on the Queen's Building. See here: https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1004037
15th Jan 2018, 20:23
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Posted By atb1943

Very sorry to learn of John's passing. I recall...

Very sorry to learn of John's passing. I recall visiting British Eagle in the early sixties with John and Bob Ruffle, bumping into Dave Cotterell while we were there. Bob and John were together at...
25th Apr 2016, 17:48
Replies: 6
Views: 3,420
Posted By atb1943

Try to get a copy of 'The Concorde Story' by...

Try to get a copy of 'The Concorde Story' by Christopher Orlebar ISBN 0 600 33369 8
There's a chapter 'The Flight-Acceleration' and another on Deceleration, The Navigation Chart is printed on the...
27th Dec 2015, 12:13
Replies: 38
Views: 11,353
Posted By atb1943

Very many thanks BEagle! I had forgotten that it...

Very many thanks BEagle! I had forgotten that it was that - shall we say - unusual! Glad the engine was strapped in tightly, otherwise it might have ended up in the Flight chalet! IIRC they had a few...
10th Dec 2015, 19:47
Replies: 38
Views: 11,353
Posted By atb1943

Heehaw, guess I asked for that! Well, I'd better...

Heehaw, guess I asked for that! Well, I'd better get ahead and post those photos....

Possibly one of the worst burgers I've ever had... ...
10th Dec 2015, 15:34
Replies: 38
Views: 11,353
Posted By atb1943

Whoops! Thanks for the headsup!:ugh:

Whoops! Thanks for the headsup!:ugh:
10th Dec 2015, 13:39
Replies: 38
Views: 11,353
Posted By atb1943

@FL575 Not sure where 'RAE' has been mentioned,...

@FL575 Not sure where 'RAE' has been mentioned, but the lovely long-nosed RRE Canberra WH953 did appear on 6 September according to 'Farnborough Spotter' referring to it as a 'low level photo shoot'....
10th Dec 2015, 10:54
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Posted By atb1943

We had a pretty good system at Oxford of chart...

We had a pretty good system at Oxford of chart kits for students and I suggested we try to get Hamble and Perth on the same scheme. Good idea said the boss, let's go. I did the honours by mail and...
9th Dec 2015, 22:23
Replies: 38
Views: 11,353
Posted By atb1943

Talking @Flybiker I'll have to learn how to all over...

@Flybiker

I'll have to learn how to all over again; tomorrow methinks, somewhat too much водка
9th Dec 2015, 21:29
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Posted By atb1943

Believe you're right Haraka, seem to recall...

Believe you're right Haraka, seem to recall hearing about it at MAKS in '95. Was visiting friends in Zhukovsky one evening after the show and his apartment just across the way was pointed out,...
9th Dec 2015, 14:55
Replies: 38
Views: 11,353
Posted By atb1943

It is indeed, Tredders! I remember there was a...

It is indeed, Tredders! I remember there was a bit of a barney going on, probably about where to go or what to do next, and he was a bit pi**ed. I don't know who the chap is next to Duncan Simpson,...
9th Dec 2015, 09:53
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Views: 11,353
Posted By atb1943

I happened to be standbuilding on the day and was...

I happened to be standbuilding on the day and was taking a break at the Greasy Spoon when the weather seemed to turn black over towards the east, and an aircraft with huge headlights was spotted on...
25th Nov 2014, 06:00
Replies: 62
Views: 22,398
Posted By atb1943

I'll have to see if I got a better shot of it,...

I'll have to see if I got a better shot of it, though I fear I was more interested in the MiG, of which I took several detailed photos. I was fortunate in that the exhibits were in daylight, there...
23rd Nov 2014, 10:00
Replies: 62
Views: 22,398
Posted By atb1943

@ India Four Two Lauriebe is correct - I've...

@ India Four Two

Lauriebe is correct - I've dug out the original photo print and the aircraft is Ventura TS-306. Its full history is here:
Photos: Lockheed (Vega) 237 Ventura V Aircraft Pictures...
2nd Nov 2014, 08:21
Replies: 62
Views: 22,398
Posted By atb1943

Mainly SAAF Shackletons

In his #14 Proplinerman asks for shots of SAAF Shackletons, which prompted me to dig up those I photographed in South Africa (Cape Town and Swartkop) in 1992 and re-scan them.

I've put them on my...
Forum: Freight Dogs
9th May 2013, 11:01
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Views: 11,653
Posted By atb1943

Bit old now, but three aircraft are still parked...

Bit old now, but three aircraft are still parked out at Frankfurt.
Local press 3 May:

http://http://www.airliners.de/air-cargo-germany-meldet-insolvenz-an-und-plant-neustart/29558

I put it...
12th Apr 2013, 01:21
Replies: 16
Views: 3,382
Posted By atb1943

Here's a link to a previous...

Here's a link to a previous threadhttp://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/225668-ndn-firecracker.html

and my photos (scans of prints)

Firecracker arriving at Le Bourget early '80's ?...
30th Nov 2012, 18:13
Replies: 181
Views: 62,825
Posted By atb1943

Prentice G-AOPL

@ old, not bold

You wrote, back in July:

'I have only just seen your post above with the picture of the dismantled Prentice in 1992.

Unless someone repainted mine back in Service colours and...
23rd Oct 2012, 22:45
Replies: 3
Views: 1,864
Posted By atb1943

Peter, may I assume that you have a copy of...

Peter,

may I assume that you have a copy of her book 'Alone in the Sky' and that you are looking for more details than are contained in its Chapter 17?

If not, please pm me, I'll be happy to...
20th Aug 2012, 23:30
Replies: 3
Views: 2,648
Posted By atb1943

I've done a bit of digging, and am told that the...

I've done a bit of digging, and am told that the first issue was dated 21 May 1976, the first revised issue 11 June 76, and that there were a total of 39 re-issues before AERAD took over. I am not...
14th Aug 2012, 18:51
Replies: 3
Views: 2,648
Posted By atb1943

Hi there, I think you'll find that what you...

Hi there,

I think you'll find that what you have is a pukka chart as used by BA for their trans-Atlantic operations. I recall we were chuffed to be asked to produce them considering that BA had...
26th Jul 2012, 18:28
Replies: 47
Views: 42,153
Posted By atb1943

J. B. 'Tommy' Thompson

It's my sad duty to inform you that Tommy passed away on Tuesday, July the 24th after a fight with cancer that prevented his getting up for the past six-odd weeks. He would have been 91 in September....
26th May 2012, 15:09
Replies: 181
Views: 62,825
Posted By atb1943

Seahawk crash at Blackbushe 1 September 1958, 1405z

Mike,

Last September you wrote:

Much as I hate to argue with a fellow Old Fernebergian, it was Tom Boulter who took the much used photo of the Seahawk crashing. Tom, along with my brother, was...
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