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10th Oct 2020, 14:38
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Posted By DownWest

The photo looked gen and his description was much...

The photo looked gen and his description was much longer, plus some other comment about the letter. Think he was ex military from Korean times.
9th Oct 2020, 18:28
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By DownWest

A Fokker DRI, but big..

I think it was in '73, that I read a letter in the EAA mag, sent by a guy in the mid west. He happened to have a Packard Merlin in his barn...and fancied building an aircraft. So, he did.. Decided on...
15th Sep 2020, 06:59
Replies: 12
Views: 2,106
Posted By DownWest

Got a call from an operational RAF base. Do you...

Got a call from an operational RAF base. Do you have a Mooney reg G-XXXX based with you? Yes. Then do you mind coming and moving it? It is blocking our main runway...
Pilot said he was running it up...
Replies: 25
Views: 9,176
Posted By DownWest

Can't help think but with such a business model,...

Can't help think but with such a business model, you want to fail your clients as fast as possible.
11th Sep 2020, 18:51
Replies: 22
Views: 3,604
Posted By DownWest

Back in '74, we has a Comanche 260 in and while...

Back in '74, we has a Comanche 260 in and while putting her in the hanger, I noticed a ding in the stabilator. It had been filled and faired, but I thought to check... Nothing in the logbook, so...
2nd Sep 2020, 10:42
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By DownWest

Thank you sycamore! I will get to it. Yes, close...

Thank you sycamore! I will get to it. Yes, close relative.
1st Sep 2020, 17:42
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By DownWest

Service record

Just thought I would ask here first, but where should I start to find a family members wartime service file? '38 to '46 in the RAF. I know some of It, but there is a gap of some importance.
Thanks...
1st Sep 2020, 17:33
Replies: 51
Views: 9,090
Posted By DownWest

I had a US friend, now gone, who, while in school...

I had a US friend, now gone, who, while in school in Germany, argued with the Hitler Youth guy who came round to talk to them about how good it was going to be. After the debate, the school principle...
31st Aug 2020, 05:53
Replies: 51
Views: 9,090
Posted By DownWest

Father of a girl I knew once showed me an invite...

Father of a girl I knew once showed me an invite to a pre war embassy function he attended. It was signed by one A Hitler.... Also, a close friend from Sweden told me over lunch one day that his...
26th Jul 2020, 09:05
Replies: 1,800
Views: 185,861
Posted By DownWest

Hope you don't mind some Fred Drift, but Mignet's...

Hope you don't mind some Fred Drift, but Mignet's grandson lives not far from here and he showed me round the buildings where he built the later versions of the canards. I didn't realise that they...
15th Jul 2020, 19:45
Replies: 70
Views: 5,096
Posted By DownWest

Me too. My father was in the BoB and would have...

Me too. My father was in the BoB and would have cringed at that presentation. But he was just doing what was needed and moved on afterwards. Still had the bad dreams later.
8th Jul 2020, 08:07
Replies: 70
Views: 5,096
Posted By DownWest

Quite.. Most of it good, but the...

Quite..
Most of it good, but the presenters......
3rd Jul 2020, 14:16
Replies: 1,800
Views: 185,861
Posted By DownWest

Thats a 40 litre Toyota engine??

Thats a 40 litre Toyota engine??
3rd Jul 2020, 05:35
Replies: 9
Views: 1,010
Posted By DownWest

When they were filming 633 Squ, Taffy Rich and...

When they were filming 633 Squ, Taffy Rich and Neal Williams had a bet about that, Rich did the SE roll, but not at low level!
3rd Jul 2020, 05:29
Replies: 9
Views: 1,010
Posted By DownWest

XV, thanks fot the heads up. My father was in 32...

XV, thanks fot the heads up. My father was in 32 at Biggin/Hawkinge at the time.
24th Jun 2020, 18:53
Replies: 1,800
Views: 185,861
Posted By DownWest

The Agcat referance might have something. There...

The Agcat referance might have something. There seems little reason for some of the bits (cut off wing tips) and pilot placement, if it was not a working a/c. Lots of space in the middle for spray or...
24th Jun 2020, 18:43
Replies: 18
Views: 3,653
Posted By DownWest

Two things come to mind. CO poisoning and the...

Two things come to mind. CO poisoning and the problems with Pa 28 wing failures. Time will tell..
19th Jun 2020, 06:56
Replies: 1,800
Views: 185,861
Posted By DownWest

FV, what engine does it have?

FV, what engine does it have?
7th Apr 2020, 07:20
Replies: 1,800
Views: 185,861
Posted By DownWest

Funnily enough, Melmouth came up in conversation...

Funnily enough, Melmouth came up in conversation the other day. I too spotted it right off. Garrison was asked about the best clothes to wear for long distance flying. He said probably a skirt,...
17th Mar 2020, 22:10
Replies: 9
Views: 3,037
Posted By DownWest

Ah,Yes! Holds hands in front and puts labels on...

Ah,Yes! Holds hands in front and puts labels on them.
DW
IIRR, they are hydraulic? So not interconnected?
15th Mar 2020, 07:53
Replies: 9
Views: 3,037
Posted By DownWest

Maybe the left U/C didn't extend? then a diagonal...

Maybe the left U/C didn't extend? then a diagonal cartwheel?
3rd Feb 2020, 14:55
Replies: 6
Views: 1,741
Posted By DownWest

Lysander

Saw this on another site in the US, not historic, so thought I would put it here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vOSG2aDuOc

DW
17th Jan 2020, 07:01
Replies: 2
Views: 925
Posted By DownWest

That takes me back: While at Shipdham, I answered...

That takes me back: While at Shipdham, I answered a call asking if we had some space over the week-end to put one of their a/c inside. Humm... how big is the a/c? Oh, our Mosquito....... Short pause...
12th Jan 2020, 16:55
Replies: 13
Views: 1,418
Posted By DownWest

I liked this one: ...

I liked this one:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/720x960/polish_airmens_map_phonetic_567d713c0418103dee18add42e547587c1266b2d.jpg
Phonetic one issued to Polish flightcrew in WW11
5th Jan 2020, 06:27
Replies: 1,800
Views: 185,861
Posted By DownWest

Close...Would it be French with an inverted...

Close...Would it be French with an inverted air-cooled V12?
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