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4th Mar 2019, 00:56
Replies: 67
Views: 9,670
Posted By Dave Hadfield

I came close to that last summer in the Spitfire,...

I came close to that last summer in the Spitfire, flying to British Columbia and back (from Ottawa) with a few diversions for airshows.

No guns though -- swapped them for gas tanks.
19th Jan 2019, 13:41
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By Dave Hadfield

Well I haven't flown both, so I can't really say....

Well I haven't flown both, so I can't really say. And I've found that flying the old aircraft is quite surprisingly different than reading about them.

But with these two, I know which one I'd...
17th Jan 2019, 16:19
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By Dave Hadfield

Thanks for the kind remarks. I have 2 more to do...

Thanks for the kind remarks. I have 2 more to do -- an airshow with Spit and Corsair, and one about my 5000-mile Spitfire flight last summer.
Forum: Canada
13th Jan 2019, 22:48
Replies: 7
Views: 3,867
Posted By Dave Hadfield

Sorry I didn't see this. Thanks for the kind...

Sorry I didn't see this. Thanks for the kind remarks. The video of my song was an unexpected surprise.

Yes, I had the tasking of flying Mike Potter's out to BC and back last summer. It was a...
13th Jan 2019, 22:46
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By Dave Hadfield

Helmet-Cam, Spitfire Display, DH Vampire

I ran a helmet-cam for most of the 2018 season -- when I remember to turn it on... Here is a video I've edited of an airshow in St. Thomas ON last June, with commentary. There had been no time to...
26th Dec 2018, 10:21
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By Dave Hadfield

You're welcome. I'm a child when it comes to...

You're welcome. I'm a child when it comes to video editing, but I kept the camera On for most of the summer.

The AH doesn't work because of the paranoia regarding instruments with WWII radium...
26th Dec 2018, 03:57
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By Dave Hadfield

Spitfire Helmet-Cam Video at Airshow, with DH Vampire

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rHcq4v_tP3E


This is a video I've edited using a Sony AS50 on my helmet, plus ground-based video, plus stills.

The display had to be non-aerobatic -- the...
Forum: Canada
31st Mar 2018, 01:12
Replies: 10
Views: 4,238
Posted By Dave Hadfield

The great thing about modern systems like this is...

The great thing about modern systems like this is that the supervisors are so overwhelmed by emails and notices already (hundreds per day), that they don't really have time to see what's going on,...
Forum: Canada
31st Mar 2018, 01:06
Replies: 9
Views: 5,996
Posted By Dave Hadfield

The grass ain't greener, because there is no...

The grass ain't greener, because there is no grass.
31st Mar 2018, 00:58
Replies: 13
Views: 1,902
Posted By Dave Hadfield

When you're stuck -- running out of gas, with no...

When you're stuck -- running out of gas, with no alternates -- you let-down with whatever you have.


There's no other option.


And then, when you have a glimpse of the ground, you hope it's...
9th Feb 2018, 17:59
Replies: 22
Views: 6,397
Posted By Dave Hadfield

Prince Phillip soloed on the Harvard in 1953 or...

Prince Phillip soloed on the Harvard in 1953 or so.


Pathe film is easily found on youtube.
14th Jan 2018, 14:01
Replies: 19
Views: 4,994
Posted By Dave Hadfield

Are you asking for yourself? If you're new to a...

Are you asking for yourself? If you're new to a Tiger, or new to taildraggers in general, make your limit about 5 kts crosswind component. Pick nice days only until you get 20 hours or so in, and you...
7th Apr 2017, 15:37
Replies: 257
Views: 67,715
Posted By Dave Hadfield

It was a lousy airliner. George Lothian, one of...

It was a lousy airliner. George Lothian, one of the first TCA pilots, mentions it in his book "Flight Deck" -- which is a very good one, BTW. He was a Ferry Command pilot, with many Atlantic...
4th Apr 2017, 20:02
Replies: 2
Views: 1,419
Posted By Dave Hadfield

I have about 7,000 hours in AC DC-9s, both the...

I have about 7,000 hours in AC DC-9s, both the -15 and the -32, the latter as Captain. I remember flying fin 727 once and saying, "Hey -- we should get paid more, we're in a 727!"


I wish you...
29th Jan 2017, 23:11
Replies: 4
Views: 1,398
Posted By Dave Hadfield

Anyway, on another note, here is a brand-new...

Anyway, on another note, here is a brand-new acquisition of the Collection:


http://www.vintagewings.ca/Portals/0/Vintage_Stories/News%20Stories%20P/Back%20To%20Basics/BacktoBasics02.jpg


It...
29th Jan 2017, 23:09
Replies: 4
Views: 1,398
Posted By Dave Hadfield

Sure, but the sentence seem self-explanatory to...

Sure, but the sentence seem self-explanatory to me. The biggest challenge to all flying museums is, unfortunately, usually, funding.


What would you like to know?
26th Jan 2017, 17:46
Replies: 4
Views: 1,398
Posted By Dave Hadfield

Changes at Vintage Wings of Canada

Hi All,

Just to dispel rumours, things have changed at VWoC, but the aircraft will still fly, and events will still take place. It's only the previous charity-entity which has shut down.

Good...
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