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9th Nov 2021, 17:27
Replies: 408
Views: 171,830
Posted By VictorGolf

The Albatross is just going back in to production...

The Albatross is just going back in to production in Australia I believe.
3rd Oct 2021, 10:34
Replies: 266
Views: 54,644
Posted By VictorGolf

Naive question from a civvie PPL but other...

Naive question from a civvie PPL but other countries have Hawk fleets so how do they handle this problem?
16th Sep 2021, 15:26
Replies: 39
Views: 5,616
Posted By VictorGolf

I fly from a farm strip which is 8 miles/15...

I fly from a farm strip which is 8 miles/15 minutes away. Lucky me.
6th Sep 2021, 10:08
Replies: 44
Views: 18,549
Posted By VictorGolf

Thanks for the update on MC, Waltzer. I hadn't...

Thanks for the update on MC, Waltzer. I hadn't seen him in a while and his moving on is probably why.
5th Sep 2021, 17:34
Replies: 44
Views: 18,549
Posted By VictorGolf

Hmm, did the wings come off on impact or the...

Hmm, did the wings come off on impact or the recovery. For those in the know was MC the pilot?
3rd Sep 2021, 17:59
Replies: 40
Views: 5,685
Posted By VictorGolf

Oh go on. Anything on British light aviation is...

Oh go on. Anything on British light aviation is worth hearing in my book..
2nd Sep 2021, 12:26
Replies: 31
Views: 7,090
Posted By VictorGolf

OK so no weapons bay so where could the toolkit...

OK so no weapons bay so where could the toolkit have been stored that could be opened in flight? Just asking because it did happen.
2nd Sep 2021, 09:39
Replies: 31
Views: 7,090
Posted By VictorGolf

Not quite the same type of "stuff" but I remember...

Not quite the same type of "stuff" but I remember the Sea Vixen, when it was in Red Bull's hands, mistakenly dropping a mechanics toolkit from the weapons bay on a slow flypast at a Coventry airshow....
21st Aug 2021, 12:56
Replies: 43
Views: 9,591
Posted By VictorGolf

I had just unloaded a charming elderly lady from...

I had just unloaded a charming elderly lady from her 2-seat Spitfire "experience" , when she called over to her nephew and asked if he'd got her record book. Said book was duly found and the lady...
16th Aug 2021, 17:42
Replies: 98
Views: 16,194
Posted By VictorGolf

I was there last week and we parked in the grass...

I was there last week and we parked in the grass paddock to the left of the hangars as you come in from the new road.
8th Aug 2021, 15:05
Replies: 98
Views: 16,194
Posted By VictorGolf

In response to Nige 321, I think I saw a golf...

In response to Nige 321, I think I saw a golf type buggy being used to convey the less agile from the "new" carparking area to the hangar/cafe area when I visited last week. What I didn't see were...
27th Jul 2021, 12:50
Replies: 122
Views: 29,884
Posted By VictorGolf

Two laybys closed on the A1 near Biggleswade. No...

Two laybys closed on the A1 near Biggleswade. No signs of any f-35s though..
23rd Jul 2021, 10:26
Replies: 36
Views: 4,129
Posted By VictorGolf

Time savings were the reason for my using...

Time savings were the reason for my using Cambridge-Manchester on Suckling Airways. I live 30 minutes from the airfield, 30 minutes check-in, 30 minutes flight and 30 minutes to my destination at...
18th Jun 2021, 15:21
Replies: 90
Views: 10,756
Posted By VictorGolf

I was on board Globe Air flight GG5213 on 3/9/66,...

I was on board Globe Air flight GG5213 on 3/9/66, flown by a Dart Herald, cruising along above the Alps when I spotted an airfield almost vertically below. After some very tight descending turns we...
8th Jun 2021, 18:27
Replies: 2
Views: 1,209
Posted By VictorGolf

I think there was a group at North Weald that...

I think there was a group at North Weald that used to offer Jet Provost flights but I don't remember the details.
8th Jun 2021, 14:32
Replies: 44
Views: 5,841
Posted By VictorGolf

Saw a picture of the Arrows at the Midland Air...

Saw a picture of the Arrows at the Midland Air Festival later that day and there were only 8 aircraft.
1st Jun 2021, 17:52
Replies: 145
Views: 15,880
Posted By VictorGolf

Coming back from watching the Targa Florio, my...

Coming back from watching the Targa Florio, my wife and I presented ourselves at Palermo airport on18/10/88 to catch a BIA flight back to Gatwick on 1-11 G-AXMU. It was a hot evening and the flight...
25th May 2021, 12:06
Replies: 34
Views: 4,972
Posted By VictorGolf

Quite correct. My apologies to Downsview.

Quite correct. My apologies to Downsview.
25th May 2021, 10:32
Replies: 34
Views: 4,972
Posted By VictorGolf

Are we sure that DH never built a bad aeroplane?...

Are we sure that DH never built a bad aeroplane? DH 108, 3 built 3 crashed. The Ozzies have views on how bad the DH86 was and didn't the Leopard (or Puss>) Moth have a habit of shedding wings Or more...
12th May 2021, 17:24
Replies: 41
Views: 6,155
Posted By VictorGolf

Coming back from Belfast to Luton on a Capital...

Coming back from Belfast to Luton on a Capital 360 back in 1989, the pilot came on the blower to announce "We've got some weather ahead, if we go up you turn blue and I get icing, if we go down we...
22nd Apr 2021, 14:47
Replies: 3
Views: 1,725
Posted By VictorGolf

I believe it's an Alpi Pioneer 300.

I believe it's an Alpi Pioneer 300.
11th Apr 2021, 12:59
Replies: 17
Views: 2,228
Posted By VictorGolf

But would a Hawk Trainer qualify as a "beautiful...

But would a Hawk Trainer qualify as a "beautiful aircraft" as remembered by the poster?
10th Apr 2021, 18:20
Replies: 17
Views: 2,228
Posted By VictorGolf

It's in one of the hangars at the Shuttleworth...

It's in one of the hangars at the Shuttleworth Collection.
10th Apr 2021, 16:22
Replies: 18
Views: 2,962
Posted By VictorGolf

Crikey, didn't Imperial Airways have some...

Crikey, didn't Imperial Airways have some outdated kit. HP 42s and Shorts Scyllas versus Fokkers and Junkers. Even the French had a trimotor. As a plane spotter from "oop North" Croydon was always...
4th Apr 2021, 15:37
Replies: 33
Views: 6,357
Posted By VictorGolf

I put mine in the tug for my hangar neighbour's...

I put mine in the tug for my hangar neighbour's Commander 112. (With his agreement as the farmer doesn't like it chucked on the grass).
4th Mar 2021, 17:32
Replies: 25
Views: 2,640
Posted By VictorGolf

There's a very nice video of the final flypast of...

There's a very nice video of the final flypast of the HKAAF Spitfires on www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060042560. Might be of interest?
15th Feb 2021, 18:34
Replies: 22
Views: 5,440
Posted By VictorGolf

Thanks sycamore, that's very helpful. I remember...

Thanks sycamore, that's very helpful. I remember seeing the dissimilar formations out of North Weald. Very impressive to a non-formation flyer like me.
14th Feb 2021, 13:21
Replies: 22
Views: 5,440
Posted By VictorGolf

Thanks "mudmover" for the explanation. I hope...

Thanks "mudmover" for the explanation. I hope it's not a further daft question but in a 9-abreast formation would the leader be in "position" number 1 or number 5 i.e. in the middle of the line?
14th Feb 2021, 11:11
Replies: 36
Views: 6,641
Posted By VictorGolf

I flew "backwards" from Amsterdam to Heathrow on...

I flew "backwards" from Amsterdam to Heathrow on Trident 2 G-AVFA, flt no BE511 on 5/3/72 if that helps.
13th Feb 2021, 18:18
Replies: 22
Views: 5,440
Posted By VictorGolf

Thanks for flagging this up, it was a real time...

Thanks for flagging this up, it was a real time capsule, especially the 9 Hawker Furies in formation.. Not being an aerobatic pilot of any sort, could somebody enlighten me as to how you do the "line...
21st Jan 2021, 10:53
Replies: 35
Views: 6,201
Posted By VictorGolf

To my ageing eyes, the older, simpler, colour...

To my ageing eyes, the older, simpler, colour schemes seemed to identify the airlines much better than some of today's more garish schemes. I just about remember there being wall-to-wall Tridents as...
8th Jan 2021, 10:36
Replies: 13
Views: 1,548
Posted By VictorGolf

I don't know whether it helps but I flew LBA -GLA...

I don't know whether it helps but I flew LBA -GLA on 27/10/92 on Loganair Jetstream 31 G-LOGU in 44 minutes. Flight number was LG296. Anorak mode off.
3rd Jan 2021, 11:42
Replies: 37
Views: 10,529
Posted By VictorGolf

HI GQ. Roger, reply sent.

HI GQ. Roger, reply sent.
2nd Jan 2021, 09:37
Replies: 37
Views: 10,529
Posted By VictorGolf

Thanks GQ, that makes it clear. It's a long time...

Thanks GQ, that makes it clear. It's a long time since GCE O-level English Literature so I missed the reference
1st Jan 2021, 12:49
Replies: 37
Views: 10,529
Posted By VictorGolf

Oh dear thank you "treadigraph" for the very sad...

Oh dear thank you "treadigraph" for the very sad update on the Airtourers. There is reference to a Lady Bracknell being upset at the news. What was her involvement?
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