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1st Jul 2020, 15:06
Replies: 19
Views: 1,644
Posted By VictorGolf

Jambo treadigraph. I remember the Venom. I tried...

Jambo treadigraph. I remember the Venom. I tried to get close enough to take a picture but was chased off by a couple of askaris before I could get one. Rumour had it that it went u/s on detachment...
1st Jul 2020, 11:51
Replies: 19
Views: 1,644
Posted By VictorGolf

Jomo Kenyatta International was called Embakasi...

Jomo Kenyatta International was called Embakasi before the name change. Eastleigh is the military base.
25th Jun 2020, 11:15
Replies: 11
Views: 2,106
Posted By VictorGolf

I don't think the Griffon Spitfires are valued as...

I don't think the Griffon Spitfires are valued as much as the Merlin engined versions. The "Mark 1s" and Mark 9s seem to be highly favoured.
24th Jun 2020, 17:07
Replies: 6
Views: 2,789
Posted By VictorGolf

You might get more results in "Military Aviation"...

You might get more results in "Military Aviation" perhaps?
17th Jun 2020, 09:54
Replies: 34
Views: 7,736
Posted By VictorGolf

There's a 3-axis microlight school at Little...

There's a 3-axis microlight school at Little Gransden and also at Sandy near Old Warden. Classic Wings also do training at Duxford on Cessnas.
7th Jun 2020, 16:56
Replies: 15
Views: 2,626
Posted By VictorGolf

Interesting one. Originally registered to BOAC,...

Interesting one. Originally registered to BOAC, G-AHYH was transferred to Lancashire Aircraft Corporation on 29/9,48 and did 313 sorties on the Berlin Airlift. It was permanently WFU on 1/11/49 which...
28th May 2020, 13:39
Replies: 9
Views: 2,209
Posted By VictorGolf

Hi Nick, I've sent you a PM with a little bit...

Hi Nick,
I've sent you a PM with a little bit more information.
12th May 2020, 11:48
Replies: 55
Views: 10,164
Posted By VictorGolf

Does anything ever "escape" from this boneyard or...

Does anything ever "escape" from this boneyard or is it the end of the road for these airframes?
5th May 2020, 16:24
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By VictorGolf

Africa is a big continent. Are you looking for a...

Africa is a big continent. Are you looking for a particular country?
22nd Apr 2020, 11:25
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By VictorGolf

You might want to consider a Victa Airtourer....

You might want to consider a Victa Airtourer. Although the original design was Australian, they were later manufactured in New Zealand so the paperwork trail might be easier? I love mine although...
1st Apr 2020, 09:49
Replies: 157
Views: 46,688
Posted By VictorGolf

When I lived in Kenya I used to live on the...

When I lived in Kenya I used to
live on the opposite side of Nairobi to Embakasi, the main airport at the time. On a quiet African night we could hear the East African VC-10s taking off for London...
30th Mar 2020, 10:06
Replies: 127
Views: 33,429
Posted By VictorGolf

Was the idea of overhead escape hatches carried...

Was the idea of overhead escape hatches carried over from the Rapide I wonder?
25th Mar 2020, 11:17
Replies: 377
Views: 38,253
Posted By VictorGolf

I'm afraid I don't have an exact date for the...

I'm afraid I don't have an exact date for the start of the Stansted-Frankfurt route but I would hazard a guess that it might have been the November that I flew on it. Purely on the basis that I liked...
25th Mar 2020, 10:53
Replies: 377
Views: 38,253
Posted By VictorGolf

I see from my passenger logbook (OK it's anorak...

I see from my passenger logbook (OK it's anorak time) that I flew Frankfurt to Stansted on Air UK Flt no UK725 on 5/12/86. It was one of Phileas Fogg's F27 flights which, if I remember correctly, had...
16th Mar 2020, 12:56
Replies: 12
Views: 3,844
Posted By VictorGolf

Always think the Frecce Tricolori have the best...

Always think the Frecce Tricolori have the best smoke.
16th Mar 2020, 12:48
Replies: 377
Views: 38,253
Posted By VictorGolf

Not too terrible. I seem to remember a quite...

Not too terrible. I seem to remember a quite famous actress sunbathing topless on the foc'sle or whatever. Poor girl, she looked frozen.
26th Feb 2020, 14:35
Replies: 89
Views: 12,014
Posted By VictorGolf

Thanks nipva. Quite a story. Could have been a...

Thanks nipva. Quite a story. Could have been a very expensive hi-fi!
26th Feb 2020, 13:29
Replies: 60
Views: 39,814
Posted By VictorGolf

I see on another forum that parts of the first...

I see on another forum that parts of the first A380 to be parted out are being sold off as key rings and baggage tags printed with the registration.. Unfortunately they've sold out as I've flown on...
26th Feb 2020, 13:21
Replies: 89
Views: 12,014
Posted By VictorGolf

Slightly confused here. Presumably the F4 in...

Slightly confused here. Presumably the F4 in question was the Phantom not the Hunter F4?
31st Jan 2020, 17:08
Replies: 71
Views: 16,116
Posted By VictorGolf

Gone for housing. Covered with containers last...

Gone for housing. Covered with containers last time I flew over.
31st Jan 2020, 15:01
Replies: 65
Views: 27,675
Posted By VictorGolf

I don't know if I dare ask this as a lowly PPL...

I don't know if I dare ask this as a lowly PPL but where does the Gripen fit in to this scenario,if at all?
26th Jan 2020, 14:17
Replies: 17
Views: 3,286
Posted By VictorGolf

I think I must have been luckier than the chap in...

I think I must have been luckier than the chap in the Cessna. I was chugging along in my Airtourer at the regulation 100kts,up from a farm strip near Royston heading towards Nuthampstead,when doing...
26th Jan 2020, 13:33
Replies: 38
Views: 4,922
Posted By VictorGolf

I like the elastic bands holding the u/c fairings...

I like the elastic bands holding the u/c fairings on.
7th Jan 2020, 10:07
Replies: 11
Views: 964
Posted By VictorGolf

Flown a lot with a chum who has a Commander 112...

Flown a lot with a chum who has a Commander 112 and he loves it, although it is quite maintenance heavy. However the 112 is not a four pax plus bags and fuel aircraft. Probably worth checking the 114...
5th Dec 2019, 14:56
Replies: 113
Views: 35,939
Posted By VictorGolf

Yes indeed, very well done. I remember the first...

Yes indeed, very well done. I remember the first time I saw her at Duxford, after it had come back from Holland,looking very tatty and minus the rudder. I thought at the time that it might make a...
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