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2nd Dec 2022, 14:59
Replies: 70
Views: 14,694
Posted By DHfan

If Wiki is to be believed, Lufthansa as launch...

If Wiki is to be believed, Lufthansa as launch customer received their first 737 on 28/12/67 and it/they didn't enter service until February 1968.

I realised fairly early on that I had no interest...
2nd Dec 2022, 11:49
Replies: 70
Views: 14,694
Posted By DHfan

The occasions I'm talking about in the mid...

The occasions I'm talking about in the mid sixties, the 737 probably hadn't even flown and certainly wasn't in service.
2nd Dec 2022, 01:24
Replies: 70
Views: 14,694
Posted By DHfan

It always puzzles me when I see the Trident...

It always puzzles me when I see the Trident referred to as the "ground gripper".
I only went spotting on the Queen's Building a few times when I could persuade my dad to take me - it was 50 miles...
29th Nov 2022, 02:24
Replies: 38
Views: 4,194
Posted By DHfan

When Tri-ang went broke in the early 70s a good...

When Tri-ang went broke in the early 70s a good number of the FROG moulds were sold to Russia and marketed as Novo.

I've still got a couple of boxed DH Hornets I paid 30p each for, the price...
18th Nov 2022, 11:48
Replies: 12
Views: 1,571
Posted By DHfan

PPrune doesn't actively block youtube videos. I...

PPrune doesn't actively block youtube videos.
I have scripts disabled, using Pale Moon with an ad blocker, and can see the link to click on if I wished to.
However, on the V Bomber Emergency Escape...
13th Nov 2022, 11:44
Replies: 18
Views: 2,165
Posted By DHfan

I seem to recall it's nothing to do with PPrune...

I seem to recall it's nothing to do with PPrune but fussy browsers.
28th Oct 2022, 20:26
Replies: 24
Views: 2,474
Posted By DHfan

I immediately thought Connie too but couldn't...

I immediately thought Connie too but couldn't make the numbers or timescale work.

The O-49 seems a lot different to all the other aircraft mentioned.
24th Oct 2022, 09:49
Replies: 20
Views: 3,104
Posted By DHfan

PS890 was easy to pick out during the massed...

PS890 was easy to pick out during the massed Spitfire takeoffs at Duxford - it went up like a lift!
24th Oct 2022, 04:08
Replies: 20
Views: 3,104
Posted By DHfan

Unlike the props fitted to the Gannet, the...

Unlike the props fitted to the Gannet, the Spitfire/Seafire propeller is one single prop, not two separate items.
14th Sep 2022, 19:48
Replies: 39
Views: 3,439
Posted By DHfan

So much for my good intentions... I'll be...

So much for my good intentions...
I'll be passing on my way to and from Penzance this Saturday and the following one.
They're closed Fridays and Saturdays.

I appreciate they are change-over days...
12th Sep 2022, 11:40
Replies: 81
Views: 7,170
Posted By DHfan

It was the Hummingbird that finally convinced...

It was the Hummingbird that finally convinced Geoffrey de Havilland that motorcycle engines or similar were never going to be any good to power a practical light aircraft.

Off he went to Frank...
10th Sep 2022, 19:02
Replies: 33
Views: 2,479
Posted By DHfan

In 1956 the Short C class, G Class and Boeing...

In 1956 the Short C class, G Class and Boeing 314s were extinct. The Sikorsky VS-44 was in Peru and the Princesses were already cocooned.

The only large passenger flying boats that appear to have...
9th Sep 2022, 23:47
Replies: 33
Views: 2,479
Posted By DHfan

I can't believe that Chevvron wouldn't be able to...

I can't believe that Chevvron wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a passenger flying boat and a Martin Mars.

Let alone Southampton Docks, did a Mars ever visit the UK?
9th Sep 2022, 11:35
Replies: 33
Views: 2,479
Posted By DHfan

What big flying boats were still extant then...

What big flying boats were still extant then apart from the Short boats and the Princess(es)?

I'm certain I saw the cocooned hulks of the Princesses from a boat trip from the Isle of Wight and up...
9th Sep 2022, 09:49
Replies: 33
Views: 2,479
Posted By DHfan

I don't use Chrome as I don't install spyware,...

I don't use Chrome as I don't install spyware, but trying three different Chromium-based browsers - Brave, Opera and Vivaldi, Vivaldi is the only one that works.

My normal browser is Pale Moon and...
8th Sep 2022, 16:14
Replies: 81
Views: 7,170
Posted By DHfan

Isn't the ex-Sandtoft Lincoln rear fuselage with...

Isn't the ex-Sandtoft Lincoln rear fuselage with Kermit Weeks to replace the ex-Charles Church Lancaster fuselage that was destroyed in the Woodford (?) hangar collapse?
6th Sep 2022, 11:09
Replies: 81
Views: 7,170
Posted By DHfan

I have no problem with 633 Squadron which I first...

I have no problem with 633 Squadron which I first saw with my dad when it came out.

Mosquito Squadron I think is terrible but since I literally never watch it when it's on TV, which it is...
6th Sep 2022, 09:44
Replies: 39
Views: 3,439
Posted By DHfan

So, contrary to their statement, they weren't...

So, contrary to their statement, they weren't prepared to pay commercial rents?
6th Sep 2022, 01:22
Replies: 39
Views: 3,439
Posted By DHfan

Yet again you're saying they were never going to...

Yet again you're saying they were never going to be able to afford the ongoing costs.

The Heritage Centre doesn't mention that, only you do.

All they are saying is they're being "evicted" from...
5th Sep 2022, 15:01
Replies: 39
Views: 3,439
Posted By DHfan

There were no flies on Mike Collet so I've never...

There were no flies on Mike Collet so I've never really understood why he decided it was a good idea to move a good proportion of his aeroplanes, and buy a couple more, to Cornwall for what turned...
5th Sep 2022, 10:09
Replies: 39
Views: 3,439
Posted By DHfan

It's only other people, like you, suggesting the...

It's only other people, like you, suggesting the museum isn't sustainable.

The Heritage Centre itself seems perfectly happy to continue.
I had forgotten it had had to move.
5th Sep 2022, 00:08
Replies: 39
Views: 3,439
Posted By DHfan

The museum isn't suggesting it's not sustainable....

The museum isn't suggesting it's not sustainable.

I can easily believe that it might not be, but there's no mention of it in their statement.
4th Sep 2022, 17:51
Replies: 81
Views: 7,170
Posted By DHfan

As I recall, Mosquito Squadron used some...

As I recall, Mosquito Squadron used some out-takes from 633 Squadron in the flying sequences.

I'm sorry you wasted your money - it was a terrible film...
4th Sep 2022, 10:05
Replies: 39
Views: 3,439
Posted By DHfan

I'd wondered about that. As I recall, the former...

I'd wondered about that. As I recall, the former RAF St Mawgan is a huge site and I find it hard to believe that every part of it is let out to tenants.
If there isn't a tenant lined up that wants...
2nd Sep 2022, 21:52
Replies: 39
Views: 3,439
Posted By DHfan

Not that it makes any difference since it was...

Not that it makes any difference since it was known to be a short term lease anyway, but the Heritage Centre's statement says that they pay commercial rents.

If they do, what difference does it...
1st Sep 2022, 19:53
Replies: 39
Views: 3,439
Posted By DHfan

How? It's a decision that's been made by Cornwall...

How? It's a decision that's been made by Cornwall Council and nothing to do with the PM, or any other MP.

I should be fairly close to St Mawgan in the next few weeks so I'll make a point of...
1st Sep 2022, 17:21
Replies: 49
Views: 5,066
Posted By DHfan

What mind?

What mind?
1st Sep 2022, 14:34
Replies: 39
Views: 3,439
Posted By DHfan

What's it got do with the PM?

What's it got do with the PM?
25th Aug 2022, 11:41
Replies: 49
Views: 5,066
Posted By DHfan

No, you don't. Avro York, Avro Tudor, Canadair...

No, you don't.
Avro York, Avro Tudor, Canadair North Star...
I assume Haltons and Lancastrians were on the civil register too.
22nd Aug 2022, 23:56
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By DHfan

I guess one of the problems to a potential buyer...

I guess one of the problems to a potential buyer could be that he's qualified to fly them - but who else is?

IIRC, last I heard he was training a female pilot who had got as far as taxying one,...
21st Aug 2022, 11:43
Replies: 49
Views: 5,066
Posted By DHfan

Actually, they were engineering masterpieces. ...

Actually, they were engineering masterpieces.
As the Sabre stayed in service until the middle 50s and the Centaurus until the late 60s, and was certified for civil use, they can't have been that bad.
21st Aug 2022, 10:02
Replies: 49
Views: 5,066
Posted By DHfan

Re oil. #15. Apparently not. Centaurus specific. ...

Re oil. #15. Apparently not. Centaurus specific.



It was years ago. I think it was to to do with the location of ancillaries rather than the basic engine core but I wouldn't take bets on it...
20th Aug 2022, 18:35
Replies: 59
Views: 9,450
Posted By DHfan

Roy Jacobsen tried that with either XM655 or...

Roy Jacobsen tried that with either XM655 or XL426, or possibly both, in the 80s.
Admittedly that was planned for more than just a single ferry flight but as it didn't work then, although XH558 did...
20th Aug 2022, 01:50
Replies: 59
Views: 9,450
Posted By DHfan

Don't start that rubbish, yet again. The...

Don't start that rubbish, yet again. The naysayers were going on, and on, and on, and on... all the time the project was underway.

Rightly or wrongly, the money was donated directly to VTTS,...
19th Aug 2022, 00:09
Replies: 59
Views: 9,450
Posted By DHfan

And quite apart from the eye-watering cost to get...

And quite apart from the eye-watering cost to get it there, who's going to pay the rent?

Mike Collett baled out after a very short time partly as, IIRC, the rent on the hanger was £250,000 a year...
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