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20th Oct 2020, 09:00
Replies: 24
Views: 8,894
Posted By POBJOY

New Company NO DEBT

Nothing to loose here if you wish to get into the travel business 'that suits you'.
No need to go back to old routes that bleed money, No need to spend most of your time trying to 'plug holes', No...
18th Oct 2020, 17:28
Replies: 1,182
Views: 500,732
Posted By POBJOY

As I recall one went to Halesland to do an...

As I recall one went to Halesland to do an 'advanced course' which meant getting checked out on the Prefect on what was not exactly a large site. The 'extra' bit was going for the BGA 'C' cert (15...
15th Oct 2020, 23:51
Replies: 1,182
Views: 500,732
Posted By POBJOY

What the Air Cadets was all about

Makes you realise what the Corps lost when they 'upgraded'.
Zillions of 'SOLO's', and single seaters that Cadets could fly even at Halesland. !!!!
15th Oct 2020, 23:41
Replies: 89
Views: 20,135
Posted By POBJOY

Hush Hush

When I went on ATC camp to RAF Catterick several decades ago there was a very large bomb behind a curtain in one of the hangars.
Upon asking to see it I was informed it was secret and then we were...
1st Oct 2020, 08:39
Replies: 9
Views: 1,969
Posted By POBJOY

Sound proposal

At that time there would have been some Airshow/promotion income available to help with flying costs, and also lots of expertise around post the BoB film, but also the costs of an engine/prop OH...
28th Sep 2020, 19:27
Replies: 9
Views: 1,969
Posted By POBJOY

G-AIDN

To think DN was given to the Hampshire Aero Club decades ago and kept at Eastleigh Airport as was. The account of the delivery / collection flight from Tarrant Rushton to Southampton is recalled in...
28th Sep 2020, 18:35
Replies: 25
Views: 13,212
Posted By POBJOY

AS regards the Tiger Club,the 'Super Tigers' were...

AS regards the Tiger Club,the 'Super Tigers' were sans wing slats and lightweight. They also had a lower stalling speed than the standard tiger. Can not remember whether thay had the anti spin...
26th Sep 2020, 19:18
Replies: 7
Views: 1,125
Posted By POBJOY

Dowding and Churchill

It is well known that Dowding was quite forthright in appraising Churchill and the Ministry of the facts, but Churchill must have trusted him as he never sought to replace the head of Fighter...
26th Sep 2020, 07:37
Replies: 7
Views: 1,125
Posted By POBJOY

Dowding and Park

Dowding and Park paid the price for being 'right' and not allowing themselves to be swerved from the only way it had to be done.
They grasped the new technology way ahead of their time and coupled...
24th Sep 2020, 09:19
Replies: 7
Views: 1,125
Posted By POBJOY

No shortage of of controversy in the BoB

[QUOTE=JetSetJimbo;10891107]Just listenend to an enthralling interview with this historian and writer - who has some quite controversial opinions about the Battle of Britain - particulary in the...
24th Sep 2020, 01:32
Replies: 43
Views: 8,507
Posted By POBJOY

PZ 865 LF 363

Both old time film stars Reach for the Sky Kenley 1956 and Angels one five before that.Often wonder what happened to the Portuguese Hurricanes that flew over for RFTS, they all went back. The Lanc...
20th Sep 2020, 19:39
Replies: 7
Views: 1,326
Posted By POBJOY

C337 Twin

Although the C337 had no assymmetric issues an engine failure would need to identify the 'failed unit' which has to be done on instument readings as opposed to the classic twin 'dead leg dead engine'...
17th Sep 2020, 22:14
Replies: 31
Views: 4,948
Posted By POBJOY

Kenley As was

Well done again Treads,
That view of Kenley has changed very little since 1940,as there is no development on 'the common' and most of the e pens are still visible. The most noticeable difference is...
16th Sep 2020, 22:49
Replies: 31
Views: 4,948
Posted By POBJOY

Kenley

[QUOTE=DODGYOLDFART;10886450]I was living right across the way from your family in Sanderstead during the Battle and from where we lived we could see the aircraft landing and taking off at Kenley...
15th Sep 2020, 19:33
Replies: 31
Views: 4,948
Posted By POBJOY

Kenley ops room

When i went to join 450 ATC Squadron at Kenley in 1959, the airfield had only just lost its 'flying' status apart from 615 Gliding School with the fretwork fighters. Kenley had a gate guard Spitfire...
7th Sep 2020, 18:56
Replies: 25
Views: 4,072
Posted By POBJOY

Its A Spitmunk

reminds me of Jask !!!. Aircraft part looks to be retouched.
6th Sep 2020, 20:25
Replies: 46
Views: 5,443
Posted By POBJOY

The 10 prototype G-ARTA had an eventful early...

The 10 prototype G-ARTA had an eventful early life doing stalling tests for the type. It was on one of these that as BT put it 'All h... broke loose' and he thought they would loose the machine.
Not...
5th Sep 2020, 20:05
Replies: 166
Views: 25,966
Posted By POBJOY

Eye watering costs

You have to have very deep pockets to 'operate' warbirds, and the opportunity for other people to enjoy seeing and hear them fly was a mutual benefit at Duxford.
The difference between static and...
3rd Sep 2020, 17:00
Replies: 46
Views: 5,443
Posted By POBJOY

Company pressure

There was enormous commercial pressure on both the 111 and the 10 to perform as offered in the 'brochure', and as it happens the 111 was the machine that paid off commercially even after the initial...
3rd Sep 2020, 08:53
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By POBJOY

Wartime axe for wartine materials

I have one of these, and one without the full quadrant. They work fine on light aircraft structures and the full quadrant is to prevent the axe jamming if it fully penetrates the skin. Supplied with...
2nd Sep 2020, 22:24
Replies: 46
Views: 5,443
Posted By POBJOY

Wisley incident

The Wisley incident is dealt with in the BT book. PIO on landing not helped by the 'peculiar' handling as described by BT. This machine had been 'Part modified' with one elevator powered and one as...
31st Aug 2020, 19:28
Replies: 166
Views: 25,966
Posted By POBJOY

Brendan Just arriving and playing to the crowd is...

Brendan Just arriving and playing to the crowd is a display in itself !!!! He is not easy to miss.
31st Aug 2020, 19:23
Replies: 20
Views: 6,688
Posted By POBJOY

Where were the Mustangs

Daylight No Mustang cover what do you expect !!! You would think the Ruskies could find some 50 year old machines to intercept them !!!!
29th Aug 2020, 12:57
Replies: 166
Views: 25,966
Posted By POBJOY

Political

Nice to see that you are keeping politics out of the thread !!!! Amazing so many people voted for the 'current' Gov, and they secured so many seats must be all of the same 'ILK' as you would say....
29th Aug 2020, 08:49
Replies: 166
Views: 25,966
Posted By POBJOY

Reminding the 'Suits' at Duxford

The Government needs to remind 'The Management Suits' at the IWM that they exist as a National facility to provide a Museum service for the Country (and indeed our Visitors) and that they are lucky...
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