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5th May 2021, 18:31
Replies: 12
Views: 1,614
Posted By Rallye Driver

56 Squadron was involved in the trials to find a...

56 Squadron was involved in the trials to find a revised fighter day scheme at North Weald. I wrote an article for the Airfield newsletter about this. Part is reproduced below, which explains the...
30th Jan 2021, 09:22
Replies: 16
Views: 4,227
Posted By Rallye Driver

When I was learning at Stapleford Eric always...

When I was learning at Stapleford Eric always took time to answer questions and be helpful. I spent a couple of sessions in the sim with him watching how it all worked. He had some great anecdotes...
20th Jan 2021, 14:58
Replies: 22
Views: 3,835
Posted By Rallye Driver

You could try contacting Ken at the Norwegian Air...

You could try contacting Ken at the Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron. They operate two Vampires, so may have contacts for tyres.
27th Dec 2020, 10:02
Replies: 6
Views: 1,413
Posted By Rallye Driver

I learned to fly there many years ago. The saving...

I learned to fly there many years ago. The saving on landing fees is useful, but they now have a fuel surcharge, I believe, which will need to be factored in. The issues which led me to seek...
11th Nov 2020, 21:12
Replies: 47
Views: 4,711
Posted By Rallye Driver

I flew aircraft with yokes – Cessna 152, Warrior...

I flew aircraft with yokes – Cessna 152, Warrior / Arrow – and used an A4 landscape kneeboard across my lap with no problems.

I flew aircraft with sticks – Bulldog, Pup, Yak 52 – and used A5 sized...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Aug 2020, 16:09
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By Rallye Driver

Very often the directors buy the good stuff back...

Very often the directors buy the good stuff back at knock-down prices then set up shop again around the corner. This happened in a company I worked for. When it went down a second time due to a...
25th Jun 2020, 12:20
Replies: 11
Views: 2,418
Posted By Rallye Driver

The Spitfires increasing in value are the...

The Spitfires increasing in value are the two-seaters now they can do 'experience' flights legally and charge for them. Hawker Restorations have even converted a Hurricane to a two-seater, which is...
25th Jun 2020, 10:35
Replies: 41
Views: 9,653
Posted By Rallye Driver

The norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron...

The norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron operates a single seat Vampire along with a trainer. They have used North Wedald as their summer airshow base several times. These images are from their...
24th Jun 2020, 19:54
Replies: 41
Views: 9,653
Posted By Rallye Driver

It used to be based at North Weald. Here is an...

It used to be based at North Weald. Here is an A2A of it over the QE2 Bridge

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/v165/YakRider/LondonPass1000.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds...
22nd Nov 2019, 10:56
Replies: 12
Views: 1,446
Posted By Rallye Driver

There were Aerial Lighthouses as well. The glass...

There were Aerial Lighthouses as well. The glass dome structure of the one from Hatfield was outside the Squadron at North Weald for a fes=w years. It has now been returned to the university campus...
11th Oct 2019, 06:26
Replies: 23
Views: 7,860
Posted By Rallye Driver

Argentinian pilot reunited with his UH-1 Huey

Lt Col Francisco 'Pancho' Ramirez last saw his UH-1 Huey helicopter at Port Stanley in 1982. On Thursday he was flying in it again at North Weald....

Back in March we were contacted by former...
6th Sep 2019, 10:35
Replies: 19
Views: 3,817
Posted By Rallye Driver

Frank Roses' Hurricane, L1980, was the first to...

Frank Roses' Hurricane, L1980, was the first to be fitted with a de Havilland variable pitch propeller. It was subsequently repaired and served with 46 Squadron as part of the Norwegian Campaign. It...
17th Jun 2019, 15:55
Replies: 60
Views: 17,144
Posted By Rallye Driver

North Weald was in at the beginning and end of...

North Weald was in at the beginning and end of the V-1 campaign:

On 16 June 1944 the USAAF base at Boreham reported that an ‘unusual missile’ had come down near that airfield. F/Lt Cripwell from...
19th Feb 2019, 11:05
Replies: 8
Views: 1,875
Posted By Rallye Driver

Two of the three pilots who made a Great Escape...

Two of the three pilots who made a Great Escape ‘home run’ were Norwegians based at North Weald – Jens Müller from 331 Squadron and Per Bergsland from 332 Squadron. The third was Dutchman Bram van...
25th Sep 2018, 14:37
Replies: 18
Views: 2,248
Posted By Rallye Driver

The short pilot in the centre is Edward 'Jumbo'...

The short pilot in the centre is Edward 'Jumbo' Gracie, who was B Flight commander. The Flight also had sky spinners rather than black ones. Geoffrey Page was also in B Flight. He joined the Squadron...
2nd Jul 2018, 16:56
Replies: 2
Views: 1,296
Posted By Rallye Driver

The World's Greatest Refueller has passed away

Sad news today. John Walter. aka John The Refueller at North Weald, passed away last night after a debilitating illness. As someone who flew from North Weald for many years before moving onto the Ops...
13th Mar 2017, 11:17
Replies: 161
Views: 100,642
Posted By Rallye Driver

That he started at NWA as an Ops Officer in...

That he started at NWA as an Ops Officer in August 2014
13th Mar 2017, 08:15
Replies: 161
Views: 100,642
Posted By Rallye Driver

That statement is correct

That statement is correct
6th Mar 2017, 19:15
Replies: 161
Views: 100,642
Posted By Rallye Driver

The allegation from the Flyer forum is also...

The allegation from the Flyer forum is also wrong. No one was sacked for stealing Avgas. Someone did resign for a separate, non-aviation related incident. That was several years ago, well before...
8th Feb 2017, 17:48
Replies: 7
Views: 2,319
Posted By Rallye Driver

I was fortunate to give a lift to one of these...

I was fortunate to give a lift to one of these pilots back in 2006. Jimmy Stewart, who flew Typhoons with 609 Squadron, was over from Canada to attend a reunion during Flying Legends at Duxford that...
11th Jan 2017, 16:34
Replies: 67
Views: 22,980
Posted By Rallye Driver

The Tower at North Weald is on of seven Type...

The Tower at North Weald is on of seven Type 5223a/51 control towers, which were built to a standard 1951 design featuring a central, two-storey tower surrounding a steel frame with an octagonal...
13th Nov 2016, 19:06
Replies: 18
Views: 5,649
Posted By Rallye Driver

At North Weald the Hangar 11 Collection's P-51D...

At North Weald the Hangar 11 Collection's P-51D Mustang is a Red Tails veeran, and was repainted as 'Tall-In-The-Saddle' earlier this year.

On 4 October we welcomed a very special visitor –...
6th Oct 2016, 09:52
Replies: 32
Views: 5,153
Posted By Rallye Driver

There is a pdf of Pilot's Self Briefing Notes...

There is a pdf of Pilot's Self Briefing Notes available for download on our website at http://www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/index.php/out-and-about/north-weald-airfield

All circuits on the main runway...
1st Oct 2016, 16:40
Replies: 6
Views: 3,742
Posted By Rallye Driver

While I cannot offer any extra evidence about...

While I cannot offer any extra evidence about what happened to the crew, I can offer an anecdote about the combat.

My uncle Bill 'Tommy' Tucker, who was an inspector at Supermarine and lived in...
15th Sep 2016, 07:11
Replies: 8
Views: 2,439
Posted By Rallye Driver

The Airfield Research Group's Airfield...

The Airfield Research Group's Airfield Information Exchange forum has huge amounts of information about all aspects of airfields, listed county by county
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