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29th Jan 2011, 19:53
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Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

On enlarging the photo to 400% you are of course...

On enlarging the photo to 400% you are of course correct, my mistake the props are forward as stated
29th Jan 2011, 19:07
Replies: 310
Views: 94,093
Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

We can't be sure that the bent prop job was TG575...

We can't be sure that the bent prop job was TG575 or not, but she later came to grief at El A and these pictures taken by the late John Brignell shows the props bent forwards and back tg575 ela...
29th Jan 2011, 17:15
Replies: 310
Views: 94,093
Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

Re the props hitting the 'glassy sea' there is a...

Re the props hitting the 'glassy sea' there is a photo and report at the bottom of this page The Royal Air Force (http://splashdown2.tripod.com/)
28th Jan 2011, 22:13
Replies: 310
Views: 94,093
Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

Co-pilots DV window ...

Co-pilots DV window

http://inlinethumb24.webshots.com/24279/2000570790035970728S600x600Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2000570790035970728NRqtSg)
27th Jan 2011, 20:32
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Views: 94,093
Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

WD483

There is a first hand report here on WD483 at Ataq Hastings Bangs and Prangs and Splashes and Crashes (http://splashdown2.tripod.com/id11.html)
26th Jan 2011, 18:36
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Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

Each underslung wing tip tank held 350 gallons

Each underslung wing tip tank held 350 gallons
26th Jan 2011, 12:20
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Views: 94,093
Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

Nicely trimmed on this shot of TG517 formating...

Nicely trimmed on this shot of TG517 formating with TG568, both from the Vulcan OCU at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire (Photo courtesy of S/Ldr Bill White)

...
25th Jan 2011, 16:02
Replies: 310
Views: 94,093
Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

VX275 I distinctly recall being on a Jeep...

VX275

I distinctly recall being on a Jeep Drop at Watchfield, there were two Jeeps in tandem underslung Hastings TG531 on 6th April 1955, the flight time from Lyneham to Watchfield and return was...
25th Jan 2011, 08:08
Replies: 310
Views: 94,093
Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

I have hundreds of photos of Hastings, some of my...

I have hundreds of photos of Hastings, some of my own and others donated, a few of them are shown on here

Handley Page Hastings pictures from aviation photos on webshots...
6th Mar 2010, 14:56
Replies: 24
Views: 3,379
Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

Having had experience of a rear facing seat...

Having had experience of a rear facing seat prang, along with many others I have met along the way in the past ten years, I think that I would opt for rear rather than forward facing and after 'three...
6th Mar 2010, 12:30
Replies: 24
Views: 3,379
Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

Hastings TG613 ditched in the Med on 22nd July...

Hastings TG613 ditched in the Med on 22nd July 1953 after that accident it was considered safer for all RAF Pax A/C to be fitted with rear facing seats, the story is told here Splashdown in the...
27th Feb 2005, 21:19
Replies: 5
Views: 1,319
Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

The only details I can find for a Viking at...

The only details I can find for a Viking at Northolt in 1948 is for G-AHPK of BEA which crashed on 6th January 1948 sadly with the loss of two lives.
27th Feb 2005, 20:51
Replies: 2
Views: 970
Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

The York must have been repaired as it is shown...

The York must have been repaired as it is shown here at Dusseldorf in 1961

http://airlines.afriqonline.com/airlines/828.htm
3rd Jan 2005, 18:23
Replies: 6
Views: 1,413
Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

This may refresh a few memories ...

This may refresh a few memories

http://stripe.colorado.edu/~steinerd/Phoenix.html
18th Nov 2004, 18:32
Replies: 2
Views: 859
Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

This is the home of Lghtning Pilots, they may be...

This is the home of Lghtning Pilots, they may be able to help

http://www.lightningpilots.com/
3rd Nov 2004, 21:08
Replies: 16
Views: 2,042
Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

Cessna 172: 39,600 manufactured between 1955 and...

Cessna 172: 39,600 manufactured between 1955 and 2002, and still in production.
31st Oct 2004, 20:24
Replies: 17
Views: 2,633
Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

JP lived at Gt Finborough, near Stowmarket,...

JP lived at Gt Finborough, near Stowmarket, almost within earshot of Wattisham. The press, radio and TV have given him an excellent coverage locally, and truly deserved too.

RIP
11th Oct 2004, 19:06
Replies: 66
Views: 11,570
Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

A friend of mine lives very close to Llanbedr and...

A friend of mine lives very close to Llanbedr and confirms the base is to close at the end of the month and has also stated that the fire section is to be disbanded, so nothing likely to take its...
9th Oct 2004, 06:38
Replies: 54
Views: 12,984
Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

This one late 50's, if it helps, 'twas Airwork...

This one late 50's, if it helps, 'twas Airwork too but under the tailplane in very small letters B.O.A.C. could be seen.

My flight log records this journey:
By Hermes G-ALDC of Airwork...
12th Jul 2004, 06:57
Replies: 23
Views: 2,991
Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

" Made a big fuss about it being one of four...

" Made a big fuss about it being one of four possibles but seeing as it was in the mooring area and one of the four sank at moorings during a storm I wasn't too surprised when they decided that that...
11th Jul 2004, 19:02
Replies: 23
Views: 2,991
Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

Yep Channel 4 Sunday 11th July 1725hrs. ...

Yep Channel 4 Sunday 11th July 1725hrs.

Where a Sunderland had been located in Pembroke Dock from WW2. A Pegasus engine was retrieved complete with a three bladed prop attached, one further prop...
2nd Jun 2004, 10:44
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,065,542
Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

Thinking of everyone involved.....................

Thinking of everyone involved.....................
31st May 2004, 06:50
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,065,542
Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

[The crash, which killed 25 senior intelligence...

[The crash, which killed 25 senior intelligence officers and four air crew, was the RAF's biggest peace-time disaster]


Sirs
Whilst perusing your article on the Chinook Inquiry you refer to 'The...
11th May 2004, 07:13
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

From 'Aircraft of the World' Avro Type 707 ...

From 'Aircraft of the World'

Avro Type 707

Was a third scale low speed model of The 698 Vulcan, the first prototype flew on Sep 4th 1949 but was destroyed during early flight testing.

A...
7th May 2004, 07:56
Replies: 11
Views: 1,795
Posted By John (Gary) Cooper

Use GOOGLE search engine, type in AIRFIELDS IN...

Use GOOGLE search engine, type in AIRFIELDS IN EAST ANGLIA and wallah, all the info you want plus click on to images, the PRO, now The National Archives will also hold most plans of old airfields as...
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