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30th Nov 2022, 13:04
Replies: 38
Views: 3,868
Posted By VictorGolf

I was much cheered when I asked my 14 year old...

I was much cheered when I asked my 14 year old grandson what he wanted for Christmas and he replied he'd like some money for a kit he's buying. I thought perhaps he'd seen the Spitfire but oh no it's...
23rd Nov 2022, 10:21
Replies: 46
Views: 7,552
Posted By VictorGolf

And yet the USN fighters such as the...

And yet the USN fighters such as the Corsair,Wildcat, Hellcat, Bearcat and Tigercat all used radials. Were radials more reliable than in-line engines for over-sea ops?.
20th Nov 2022, 12:22
Replies: 158
Views: 22,423
Posted By VictorGolf

The Dam Busters has lasted well so I'm with you...

The Dam Busters has lasted well so I'm with you Steve.
8th Nov 2022, 15:22
Replies: 158
Views: 22,423
Posted By VictorGolf

In 1967 I was working as a civil engineer at...

In 1967 I was working as a civil engineer at Misurata in Libya. As part of my team I had four chainmen (these are the chaps who hold the staff while the engineer fiddles about with his theodolite)....
21st Oct 2022, 16:12
Replies: 22
Views: 2,680
Posted By VictorGolf

Fascinating range of "intercepters" on show in...

Fascinating range of "intercepters" on show in the pictures. Just as an interested observer what were the "rules of engagement" on these intercepts and were the Russians aware of them?
11th Oct 2022, 16:13
Replies: 19
Views: 5,456
Posted By VictorGolf

At least No 2 went through the "motions"....

At least No 2 went through the "motions". Literally.
11th Sep 2022, 18:16
Replies: 36
Views: 7,597
Posted By VictorGolf

Probably a daft question but there were a lot of...

Probably a daft question but there were a lot of EiiR crests on the back of the ceremonial dress being worn by the trumpeters and so on yesterday. Will these all have to be scrapped and replaced by...
11th Sep 2022, 18:10
Replies: 11
Views: 2,264
Posted By VictorGolf

It would have been 25 if one of the Spitfire...

It would have been 25 if one of the Spitfire pilots hadn't over-indulged on Greene King the night before (allegedly).
1st Sep 2022, 17:44
Replies: 39
Views: 3,417
Posted By VictorGolf

Mainly that it's a strongly Conservative area and...

Mainly that it's a strongly Conservative area and he/she could win some Brownie points for doing some "levelling up".
1st Sep 2022, 12:04
Replies: 39
Views: 3,417
Posted By VictorGolf

This should be near the top of the incoming PM's...

This should be near the top of the incoming PM's "to-do" list. I've subscribed.
17th Aug 2022, 10:46
Replies: 19
Views: 2,104
Posted By VictorGolf

Two very nidely restored Beavers still fly from...

Two very nidely restored Beavers still fly from Duxford.
16th Aug 2022, 10:17
Replies: 59
Views: 9,406
Posted By VictorGolf

But remember that's how it all started before it...

But remember that's how it all started before it first flew again.
9th Aug 2022, 12:19
Replies: 19
Views: 1,572
Posted By VictorGolf

Some "familiar faces" in that list. I had my...

Some "familiar faces" in that list. I had my first flight in G-AGTV, 7/6d round Blackpool Tower, when it was owned by a rather off the wall mink farmer called George Pine I think. The Rapide 'GSH...
29th Jul 2022, 15:19
Replies: 13
Views: 2,826
Posted By VictorGolf

There was a Dick Bishop who was the check pilot...

There was a Dick Bishop who was the check pilot for the Rapides of Classic Wings. If it's the same chap, he had been the banjo player in Chris Barber's Jazz Band after Lonnie Donegan left. Apparently...
15th Jul 2022, 18:22
Replies: 9
Views: 1,896
Posted By VictorGolf

At the risk of getting some flak, could I suggest...

At the risk of getting some flak, could I suggest that it was the Republic of Korea's AT-50 B Golden Eagles aerobatic team. The "loose one" was a photo ship. Here for RIAT and Old Warden on Saturday...
7th Jul 2022, 09:35
Replies: 24
Views: 3,896
Posted By VictorGolf

Ballpark figure (before the latest fuel price...

Ballpark figure (before the latest fuel price increases) was £1 per second to operate the Spitfire. Times have changed.
6th Jul 2022, 20:48
Replies: 24
Views: 3,896
Posted By VictorGolf

Hi Rick We're very lucky here in UK. There are...

Hi Rick
We're very lucky here in UK. There are at least 10 2-seat Spitfires flying and 3 more on the way. There's also a 2-sear Hurricane for some variety. Good looking P-51 you have.
6th Jul 2022, 17:40
Replies: 24
Views: 3,896
Posted By VictorGolf

If it's any reassurance, I work with a company...

If it's any reassurance, I work with a company that provides flights in a two-seat Spitfire. We have used several different aircraft and the only problems, while I've been on duty have been two...
10th Jun 2022, 17:41
Replies: 151
Views: 30,378
Posted By VictorGolf

Plus one for Sophie Raworth. She did an excellent...

Plus one for Sophie Raworth. She did an excellent series at Duxford and also went flying at Stow Maries which is a hidden gem of a WW1 airfield. Not forgetting a terrific effort on a D-Day...
8th Jun 2022, 12:53
Replies: 151
Views: 30,378
Posted By VictorGolf

Thanks 212, that's re-assuring.

Thanks 212, that's re-assuring.
8th Jun 2022, 12:04
Replies: 151
Views: 30,378
Posted By VictorGolf

They're Handley Page Hastings, one of which is...

They're Handley Page Hastings, one of which is still to be seen in the Airspace building at Duxford. It was based to some extent I believe on the Halifax especially the wing. (Dons tin helmet for the...
31st May 2022, 15:40
Replies: 280
Views: 123,152
Posted By VictorGolf

Probably a daft question but is the canopy...

Probably a daft question but is the canopy missing at about 2:30? If so why?
25th May 2022, 18:17
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By VictorGolf

Perhaps we'll see a "Flying Legends" in a year or...

Perhaps we'll see a "Flying Legends" in a year or two. No signs at the moment I fear.
23rd May 2022, 14:47
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
Posted By VictorGolf

Jambo Treadi. I remember these club Chipminks but...

Jambo Treadi. I remember these club Chipminks but never flew in them as I was learning with Bosky on Cessna 150s, 5Y-KTE and 5Y-ADU I think. I believe there is somebody at Fenland who is offering...
26th Apr 2022, 10:50
Replies: 92
Views: 9,286
Posted By VictorGolf

Thanks Goofer. So no common cause but probably a...

Thanks Goofer. So no common cause but probably a reflection of the intensity of the training at the time.
25th Apr 2022, 17:49
Replies: 92
Views: 9,286
Posted By VictorGolf

The totals I find surprising are for the lighter...

The totals I find surprising are for the lighter types such as the Auster, Chipmunk and Proctor. Even the poor old Tiger Moth had 8 accidents. Was there a common cause for these? Possibly there are...
12th Apr 2022, 16:16
Replies: 22
Views: 5,167
Posted By VictorGolf

Practising for something?

Practising for something?
26th Mar 2022, 16:33
Replies: 6
Views: 2,822
Posted By VictorGolf

Aviation Safety Network has it as a Flight Design...

Aviation Safety Network has it as a Flight Design CT2K which ran off the runway in to a field of rape on landing. The pilot was fatally injured. Very sad for all concerned.
17th Mar 2022, 19:26
Replies: 25
Views: 6,133
Posted By VictorGolf

Myth or not I heard the VC-10 supersonic story...

Myth or not I heard the VC-10 supersonic story from an East African pilot. Apparently it was on an acceptance flight and the crew agreed to see "What will she do".True or not I still loved being SLF...
21st Feb 2022, 12:18
Replies: 20
Views: 1,804
Posted By VictorGolf

There's a blue plaque on the Alverbank Hotel in...

There's a blue plaque on the Alverbank Hotel in Gosport to the memory of Major Robert Smith-Barry RFC. The dedication reads:- "Established a system of pilot training which is still in use now and...
16th Feb 2022, 16:09
Replies: 20
Views: 4,017
Posted By VictorGolf

That and his obsession with DV windows and using...

That and his obsession with DV windows and using the same diameter tyre on the nose and main wheels is tedious in the extreme.
15th Feb 2022, 15:56
Replies: 20
Views: 4,017
Posted By VictorGolf

I'm not sure that's correct Dave. I thought Flyer...

I'm not sure that's correct Dave. I thought Flyer was digital only and comes out monthly?
1st Feb 2022, 15:58
Replies: 42
Views: 6,090
Posted By VictorGolf

"Go away" treadi, you were lucky. More normally...

"Go away" treadi, you were lucky. More normally it was "F*****t O***r" I seem to recall. Never did make it in to the hangar.
17th Jan 2022, 12:32
Replies: 46
Views: 7,140
Posted By VictorGolf

But everybody wore hats!

But everybody wore hats!
9th Nov 2021, 17:27
Replies: 483
Views: 204,051
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.
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