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7th Sep 2015, 14:42
Replies: 23
Views: 6,050
Posted By abeaumont

A not entirely unknown problem for German owned...

A not entirely unknown problem for German owned aluminium.
There's still quite a bit of it in the ground here in Kent.
7th Sep 2015, 14:22
Replies: 23
Views: 6,050
Posted By abeaumont

That's the earlier incident. Today was indeed...

That's the earlier incident.
Today was indeed in a field recently combined.
And the port wing was removed at the root.
Expensive and lengthy repair...
7th Sep 2015, 11:29
Replies: 23
Views: 6,050
Posted By abeaumont

Spitfire down in Kent

A couple of hours ago.
According to witnesses the engine started spluttering, pilot executed a forced landing in a field. Near Woodchurch.
Pilot ok.

Pictures on Kent On Line.
Forum: Cabin Crew
29th Nov 2011, 14:07
Replies: 65
Views: 16,134
Posted By abeaumont

I know how it works, but as I am a retired...

I know how it works, but as I am a retired teacher that is hardly surprising.

She will be reported to the General Teaching Council for England. There will be a formal hearing following which a...
15th Jul 2011, 16:22
Replies: 35
Views: 7,492
Posted By abeaumont

The grave of Flying Officer Wilson.

This is the grave of Flying Officer Ernest Wilson RAF, at St Peter's Church, Broadstairs, Kent, with his granddaughter Sarah.

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz115/Ex-Chalky/IMG_1092.jpg
...
11th Jun 2011, 12:35
Replies: 35
Views: 7,492
Posted By abeaumont

An update on this crash.

It has taken over four years, but I now know rather more about this tragic accident.

From enquiries on a Kent local history forum, one poster who is deeply into the aviation history of the Isle of...
13th May 2011, 16:34
Replies: 1
Views: 1,063
Posted By abeaumont

Hawker Hind crash in 1939

I'm researching a midair collision that occured down here in darkest Kent involving a civilian Gypsy Moth and an RAF Hind K5418.

I do hope that as this was so long ago it does not cause offence...
10th Mar 2011, 11:01
Replies: 25
Views: 6,483
Posted By abeaumont

...that wasn't him flying the Apache over...

...that wasn't him flying the Apache over Canterbury yesterday, or was it?

Unusual sight for this area...
16th Jan 2011, 13:43
Replies: 354
Views: 61,118
Posted By abeaumont

What an exciting first post.... You wrote ...

What an exciting first post....

You wrote

"B - 52, F - 86, P - 47, B - 17, C - 130, KC - 135, P - 3, SR - 71, F - 15, etc.
The same applies to most civilian aircraft, such as the DC - 10, MD...
1st Dec 2010, 10:56
Replies: 146
Views: 33,803
Posted By abeaumont

More news.

BBC News - Crash pilot 'threatened to kill UKIP's Nigel Farage' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-11886985)

Ten minutes ago.

It just gets more confusing - now the pilot is...
26th Jul 2010, 11:30
Replies: 3
Views: 1,425
Posted By abeaumont

More Malabar Princess.....

I was there last year, and that glacier is not a safe place to be...
A lot of other debris has been found over the years.

Another Malabar Princess engine found? - Chamonix news...
26th Jul 2010, 10:59
Replies: 29
Views: 32,416
Posted By abeaumont

Answers found......

Thank you one and all for your wise counsel.
I've managed to find out more, as follows:

Aircraft were Dornier 217E-4 of KG2, with some Heinkel 111H of KG100 acting as pathfinders, operating from...
18th Jul 2010, 16:30
Replies: 29
Views: 32,416
Posted By abeaumont

Thanks again!

Thank you again everyone.

I'll let you all know what really happened when research is complete, but as a better man than me once said, "I may be some time".
17th Jul 2010, 16:51
Replies: 29
Views: 32,416
Posted By abeaumont

Thanks

Many thanks!

My research can continue. I thought the weight seemed rather high, and the thought of two such beasts carried by the same aircraft.....

ab
17th Jul 2010, 14:27
Replies: 29
Views: 32,416
Posted By abeaumont

German bombs in WW2...

I am researching the Luftwaffe raids on Canterbury, most notably the big raid in June 1942 that destroyed so much of my city and so nearly got the cathedral as well.

This quote is from a guide...
23rd Oct 2009, 07:41
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By abeaumont

Boulton Paul Defiant

Gentlemen...

May someone who was never anything more than a limited ground hugging pongo please ask a question of you....

In relation to the Boulton Paul Defiant of years past.

It could...
23rd Oct 2009, 07:34
Replies: 84
Views: 15,648
Posted By abeaumont

Boulton Paul Defiant

Gentlemen...

May someone who was never anything more than a limited ground hugging pongo please ask a question of you....

In relation to the Boulton Paul Defiant of years past.

It could...
4th Oct 2009, 10:51
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By abeaumont

Thank you!

Thank you!
4th Oct 2009, 09:57
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By abeaumont

Tracking airliner in flight.

Good morning all.

Can anyone suggest a website where I might follow the flight of a Japan Airlines flight (JL0404) later today.

My son is flying from Heathrow to Japan and a worried father...
31st Mar 2009, 14:27
Replies: 16
Views: 1,921
Posted By abeaumont

POW Camp - Epping Forest

Oh it's there, and preserved.......

Belongs to the Metropolitan Police, or at least it did when I wore the blue uniform and spent time there on a training course. Lovely place.

At the time...
18th Oct 2007, 19:10
Replies: 3,441
Views: 649,917
Posted By abeaumont

Wise words

Wise indeed! It was an utter joy to see XH558 back where she belongs. I've made sure every class I taught today knew what was going on - all were truly impressed.

All we need to see now is a...
14th Sep 2007, 06:25
Replies: 34
Views: 6,407
Posted By abeaumont

Off topic - to Wycombe

Sorry, I am not a teacher at that certain well-known establishment on high ground where the World Archery Championships were held in July. Dover is a fairly small town yet has three, and soon to be...
13th Sep 2007, 14:28
Replies: 34
Views: 6,407
Posted By abeaumont

Dover

Sadly, no sight or sound of them in White Cliffs country.
Ears were straining and eyes peeled though.

Adrian
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Sep 2007, 20:06
Replies: 13
Views: 2,121
Posted By abeaumont

Time over Dover

Many thanks indeed - should happen during the school lunch break.

I'll tell those who run the RAF side of our CCF contingent so they can try to make sure the cadets look out for them.

Much...
12th Sep 2007, 20:06
Replies: 34
Views: 6,407
Posted By abeaumont

Time over Dover

Many thanks indeed - should happen during the school lunch break.

I'll tell those who run the RAF side of our CCF contingent so they can try to make sure the cadets look out for them.

Much...
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