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12th Oct 2022, 06:59
Replies: 23
Views: 4,587
Posted By DH106

Tyre blew and came spinning off its rim...

Tyre blew and came spinning off its rim presumably. Probably when braking was applied at the start of retraction.
20th Sep 2022, 10:34
Replies: 155
Views: 47,366
Posted By DH106

Avro/HS 748?

Avro/HS 748?
9th Sep 2022, 08:56
Replies: 33
Views: 2,463
Posted By DH106

I'm using Firefox, but can't see any of the links...

I'm using Firefox, but can't see any of the links - except the partial link in post #9
8th Sep 2022, 12:38
Replies: 81
Views: 7,134
Posted By DH106

Could that be the same Lincoln parts of which...

Could that be the same Lincoln parts of which were dumped behind a hanger at Sandtoft for quite a few years in the late 90's / early 2000's? I think there was a B-25 there dismantled as well.
I...
2nd Sep 2022, 16:25
Replies: 39
Views: 3,417
Posted By DH106

Usual story.... money trumps culture. (Wow -...

Usual story.... money trumps culture.

(Wow - see there I used the words 'Trump' and 'culture' in the same sentence :})
8th Jul 2022, 21:55
Replies: 14
Views: 2,575
Posted By DH106

Is it the curved sloping area between the...

Is it the curved sloping area between the underside of the prop and the wing leading edge?
The longer nosed Spitfires certainly seem to have a less prominent area here.
22nd Jun 2022, 11:44
Replies: 44
Views: 8,382
Posted By DH106

The most recent of those was G-APMB, Comet 4b...

The most recent of those was G-APMB, Comet 4b which was only scrapped relatively recently, but I think prior to that there was another Comet 4, possibly G-APDM.
30th May 2022, 15:19
Replies: 44
Views: 8,382
Posted By DH106

That's a H.P Hermes I believe, not an Argonaut.

That's a H.P Hermes I believe, not an Argonaut.
30th May 2022, 14:24
Replies: 44
Views: 8,382
Posted By DH106

It's a shame that Argonaut wasn't deemed worthy...

It's a shame that Argonaut wasn't deemed worthy of preservation - broken up in 1965 apparently.
I wonder if the plaque survived - somebody surely would have saved it?
26th May 2022, 10:48
Replies: 33
Views: 3,944
Posted By DH106

High amounts of sweep tends to produce a dihedral...

High amounts of sweep tends to produce a dihedral effect, so the designed in anhedral is there probably to counter act this. The wings on these have quite a lot of sweep compared to western designs.
17th May 2022, 09:11
Replies: 77
Views: 15,554
Posted By DH106

I know - I noticed this earlier this morning,...

I know - I noticed this earlier this morning, there's something wierd that goes on when some users post, they don't seem visible in the thread immediately for some reason.
That post from FITHfan is...
11th May 2022, 09:52
Replies: 48
Views: 8,110
Posted By DH106

TIny, belated correction - the LBA overrun L-1011...

TIny, belated correction - the LBA overrun L-1011 was G-BBAI.
9th May 2022, 16:17
Replies: 33
Views: 5,141
Posted By DH106

If nothing else - checkout the map at the front...

If nothing else - checkout the map at the front showing the location of 'Corsairville'with respect to the village of Faradje.
I'm coming to the conclusion that the map isn't very accurate as the...
7th May 2022, 10:46
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Posted By DH106

I think the Varsity wreck was removed as part of...

I think the Varsity wreck was removed as part of the extension project in the early eighties. From memory, those hangers didn't appear until quite a bit later.
4th May 2022, 13:42
Replies: 12
Views: 2,052
Posted By DH106

Is it a special alloy not used any more in the...

Is it a special alloy not used any more in the spars perhaps?
11th Apr 2022, 11:43
Replies: 33
Views: 5,141
Posted By DH106

Just checked the distances - 40 miles along the...

Just checked the distances - 40 miles along the N26 road westwards from Aba more or less just gets them to Faradje - with the site of the landing being someway (10-15 miles?) further westwards, so...
10th Apr 2022, 11:03
Replies: 33
Views: 5,141
Posted By DH106

Yes, I read that in the Haynes book -...

Yes, I read that in the Haynes book - interesting. Thinking about it, the length of the 2000yd road (just over a mile) cut from the main road (presumably the east-west road that runs out of Faradje...
1st Apr 2022, 14:31
Replies: 33
Views: 5,141
Posted By DH106

Good thinking - the remnants of that channel...

Good thinking - the remnants of that channel (although probably considerably erroded) should have survived the years.
I did try to make a study of the various river shots to try put together a river...
1st Apr 2022, 12:44
Replies: 33
Views: 5,141
Posted By DH106

Absolutely!

Absolutely!
31st Mar 2022, 21:55
Replies: 33
Views: 5,141
Posted By DH106

Further details from Graham Coster's book...

Further details from Graham Coster's book indicate that the Dungu river landing site chiristened 'Corsairville' was situated 6 miles overland from the village of Nagero, which lies a little over 13...
23rd Mar 2022, 16:32
Replies: 64
Views: 6,807
Posted By DH106

Hardly a unique misuse! :-D

Hardly a unique misuse! :-D
23rd Mar 2022, 16:30
Replies: 64
Views: 6,807
Posted By DH106

Angus McVitie - there's a name you don't forget...

Angus McVitie - there's a name you don't forget easily!
I did a week's course at Cranfield in the mid-80's as part of my degree, and I'm sure Angus flew the Jetstream sorties that were part of the...
23rd Mar 2022, 16:28
Replies: 64
Views: 6,807
Posted By DH106

I think one of the Leopards is in the museum at...

I think one of the Leopards is in the museum at Coventry Airport?
22nd Mar 2022, 20:58
Replies: 64
Views: 6,807
Posted By DH106

Not biting :)

Not biting :)
22nd Mar 2022, 12:20
Replies: 64
Views: 6,807
Posted By DH106

Geez - I think we all know what we're trying to...

Geez - I think we all know what we're trying to list here, can we move on from the pedanticism? :suspect:
11th Mar 2022, 11:38
Replies: 10
Views: 3,148
Posted By DH106

Definitely looks like Kjeller from the northwest...

Definitely looks like Kjeller from the northwest - but the photographer would have to be sitting on the RIGHT side of the aircraft to be on approach to one of the northerly runways at Gardermoen.
8th Mar 2022, 12:04
Replies: 73
Views: 11,179
Posted By DH106

The second of the three photos posted by OUAQUKGF...

The second of the three photos posted by OUAQUKGF Ops (https://www.pprune.org/members/240330-ouaqukgf-ops), reply #67, featuring Nora Batty herself amongst other characters.
8th Mar 2022, 10:57
Replies: 73
Views: 11,179
Posted By DH106

Is that definitely LBA? I can't orientate the...

Is that definitely LBA?
I can't orientate the position & angle of that photo on the main apron of LBA at the time (pre-extension) - with the F27 parked facing left, the tower visible to the right -...
3rd Mar 2022, 22:28
Replies: 91
Views: 21,649
Posted By DH106

224 surely?

224 surely?
2nd Mar 2022, 13:47
Replies: 45
Views: 9,729
Posted By DH106

Thanks rog747 - I didn't expect any 'regular'...

Thanks rog747 - I didn't expect any 'regular' flights of these typs with the restrictive runway length, I was really looking to see if there were any specials/diversions etc. of these type.

Comets...
2nd Mar 2022, 09:46
Replies: 45
Views: 9,729
Posted By DH106

Sorry for the thread drift (maybe I should start...

Sorry for the thread drift (maybe I should start my own on this), but Mooncrest - I too grew up under the approach of 15/14 at LBA and have often wondered if the airport ever saw certain types in the...
1st Mar 2022, 19:56
Replies: 33
Views: 5,141
Posted By DH106

Yes, but why no details?

Yes, but why no details?
1st Mar 2022, 13:36
Replies: 33
Views: 5,141
Posted By DH106

"The Flying Boat That Fell To Earth" has a map...

"The Flying Boat That Fell To Earth" has a map that indicates that the site of the landing on the Dungu river was about 10-11miles west-north-west of Faradje, just south-west of the northern most...
21st Feb 2022, 20:57
Replies: 37
Views: 3,858
Posted By DH106

Runway length at gross weight perhaps?

Runway length at gross weight perhaps?
21st Feb 2022, 17:54
Replies: 119
Views: 11,048
Posted By DH106

Not all 700's - only the very early 701's of BEA...

Not all 700's - only the very early 701's of BEA and 708's of Air France had the pumps on the outers I believe. They'd routinely shut down the inners when taxiing in rather than the more usual...
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