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1st Jan 2021, 14:59
Replies: 15
Views: 2,790
Posted By DeepestSouth

New GA/Gliding Airfield in the Bicester Area?

Bicester Gliding Club is looking to lease or purchase a site in the Bicester area for gliding, GA and community use. Could be useful if any GA groups wanted to join in a joint venture.

They are...
17th Jun 2020, 17:21
Replies: 3
Views: 1,445
Posted By DeepestSouth

This Spitfire absolutely delighted a couple of US...

This Spitfire absolutely delighted a couple of US Air Cadets on exchange to the UK! Cardiff 1978, RAF Recruiting 'Town Show' in the 'moat' (it was dry!) of Cardiff Castle. Two cadets, really great...
4th Apr 2020, 16:12
Replies: 129
Views: 32,460
Posted By DeepestSouth

What about RAF Rufforth? Opened in, I think, 1941...

What about RAF Rufforth? Opened in, I think, 1941 and was still open, with hard runways, in the early 1970s and still has a gliding club using part of it. When things got busy at Church Fenton we'd...
1st Feb 2019, 11:16
Replies: 35
Views: 10,462
Posted By DeepestSouth

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1130/wp_20181230_13_07_28_pro_77828f79132dd917218abd6eb8d8151195cdd130.jpg
A recent visitor to the Manx Aviation and Military Museum at...
27th Jan 2019, 17:58
Replies: 6
Views: 1,900
Posted By DeepestSouth

RAF Staff Car - Lanchester

A friend here on the Isle of Man is restoring a Lanchester car - no, not an armoured one! It is currently in what looks very like RAF Blue and not a recent respray either. I have a vague recollection...
25th Jan 2019, 16:47
Replies: 29
Views: 7,803
Posted By DeepestSouth

They are mudguards, to not only reduce damage to...

They are mudguards, to not only reduce damage to rear fuselage and tailplane and to avoid obscuring camera ports in PR aircraft, but also to reduce debris being thrown up into the undercarriage bay.
11th Nov 2018, 13:03
Replies: 36
Views: 6,210
Posted By DeepestSouth

At the well-attended service at the Garden of...

At the well-attended service at the Garden of Remembrance in Port St Mary, wearing my GSM w/c NI as I always do. I was accosted by a lady, the widow of a chap blown up in NI in 1971. He survived but...
23rd Oct 2018, 12:36
Replies: 23
Views: 4,434
Posted By DeepestSouth

I suggest that you search '48 Sqn RAF' on line as...

I suggest that you search '48 Sqn RAF' on line as there is quite a lot about the squadron. I'd not bother with Wikipedia but try some other sites - 48 Squadron...
13th Oct 2018, 17:23
Replies: 32
Views: 8,477
Posted By DeepestSouth

Slight but I hope excusable thread drift. A book...

Slight but I hope excusable thread drift. A book I read recently 'The Cry of the Jets' by John Du Cane (that was his nom de plume real name John Wilkinson) deals with almost exactly that same...
11th Oct 2018, 13:51
Replies: 85
Views: 14,379
Posted By DeepestSouth

Ooh yes - older gliders. If you are lucky your...

Ooh yes - older gliders. If you are lucky your club will have some open cockpit gliders. One of my finest experiences - single seater (Grunau), good high winch launch, straight into a thermal and as...
9th Oct 2018, 16:53
Replies: 85
Views: 14,379
Posted By DeepestSouth

My three pen'orth. Started gliding at 15, long...

My three pen'orth. Started gliding at 15, long break (exams and University) then started again at 21, then motorglider PPL as it then was - really started off practicing for land outs and caught the...
16th Sep 2018, 12:11
Replies: 120
Views: 25,522
Posted By DeepestSouth

OC Detachment for a major NATO exercise...

OC Detachment for a major NATO exercise "somewhere in Southern Germany", the detachment was multi-national in a German Army barracks with catering provided by the US and Canadian Armies. I'm in the...
26th Aug 2018, 15:28
Replies: 139
Views: 35,511
Posted By DeepestSouth

RAF Bicester – 1974. There was a national alarm,...

RAF Bicester – 1974. There was a national alarm, fuelled by the ‘red top’ newspapers, that terrorists were at large in the UK with man-portable anti-aircraft missiles, intending to target civilian...
2nd Aug 2018, 09:17
Replies: 109
Views: 19,119
Posted By DeepestSouth

1954, Dyce (Aberdeen) and I'm 3 years old, in my...

1954, Dyce (Aberdeen) and I'm 3 years old, in my siren suit (a sort of early onesy!) and in the crowd at a brilliant display with my ex-RAF Dad. I was entranced by the Chipmunks balloon-bursting...
29th Apr 2018, 19:25
Replies: 6
Views: 1,401
Posted By DeepestSouth

You might also try the de Havilland Chipmunk...

You might also try the de Havilland Chipmunk Appreciation Society page on FaceBook for further info or pictures. Some of the contributors have a tremendous knowledge.

DS
4th Apr 2018, 16:02
Replies: 61
Views: 30,146
Posted By DeepestSouth

In 20 years service I flourished a sword only 3...

In 20 years service I flourished a sword only 3 times after training, all on parades, so I'd wholly endorse the cufflinks suggestion. The pair my parents gave me and which I wore on passing out...
28th Feb 2018, 10:07
Replies: 16
Views: 2,052
Posted By DeepestSouth

It's Great!

On a rota I volunteer/man the shop at the Manx Aviation and Military Museum (we are all unpaid volunteers - no paid staff or management - and entry is free) and I get as much as I give, usually a...
18th Jan 2018, 18:45
Replies: 7
Views: 1,701
Posted By DeepestSouth

Not too far from you but an interesting trip -...

Not too far from you but an interesting trip - come over to us at Ronaldsway. Very GA friendly, good facilities, smashing caff (Cafe 26) almost on the perimeter, and a lovely little Museum to boot!
7th Oct 2017, 18:04
Replies: 16
Views: 3,519
Posted By DeepestSouth

Walbro Monoplane

I believe that it is in the Ken Wallis Hall at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum at Flixton.
26th Aug 2017, 13:00
Replies: 6
Views: 3,512
Posted By DeepestSouth

Alex Henshaw did fly Lancasters - quite a few -...

Alex Henshaw did fly Lancasters - quite a few - starting at Castle Bromwich in October 1943. Lots of information in 'Sigh for a Merlin' , including his unusual specification for the length of the...
21st Mar 2017, 19:22
Replies: 2
Views: 1,178
Posted By DeepestSouth

General Aircraft Ltd and Angelo Colarossi

A bit of an obscure question and no reason for asking it other than curiosity!

The model for the statue of Eros (actually Anteros) in Piccadilly Circus was a young man called Angelo Colarossi....
30th Nov 2016, 12:57
Replies: 1
Views: 1,529
Posted By DeepestSouth

Unidentified Building at RAF Bicester

There is a public appeal for help in identifying a small, partly collapsed building at RAF Bicester. It is damp-proofed, unusual for a shelter if that is what it is, so it's a mystery. I was...
19th May 2016, 16:54
Replies: 52
Views: 14,682
Posted By DeepestSouth

Ronaldsway Has A New Restaurant

The old Manx Flyers building near the threshold of Rwy 26 has been refurbished and opened as a new cafe and restaurant - Cafe Bar Two-Six. Ideally located for GA traffic parking area and it's getting...
30th Apr 2016, 10:32
Replies: 39
Views: 15,789
Posted By DeepestSouth

Skyfame Swift

I don't recall a Swift at Skyfame either. So .... I've checked in Ken Ellis superb book 'Lost Aviation Collections of Britain'. Chapter 4 is devoted to The Short Sunderland Trust and Skyfame and...
5th Apr 2016, 23:40
Replies: 39
Views: 15,789
Posted By DeepestSouth

According to Lesley Hunt's 'Veteran and Vintage...

According to Lesley Hunt's 'Veteran and Vintage Aircraft of the World', the Swift was XF114.
8th Feb 2016, 19:40
Replies: 13
Views: 2,102
Posted By DeepestSouth

I strongly second rjay259's advice. That's what I...

I strongly second rjay259's advice. That's what I did (many, many years ago), was warmly welcomed at 121 Sqn and had a great time.
27th Aug 2015, 14:12
Replies: 62
Views: 30,115
Posted By DeepestSouth

Thanks very much. I have very fond memories of...

Thanks very much. I have very fond memories of seeing a Swift flying in the 60s.

DS
25th Aug 2015, 18:28
Replies: 62
Views: 30,115
Posted By DeepestSouth

Just curious - has she flown yet? If so, it would...

Just curious - has she flown yet? If so, it would be lovely to see a video!
30th Jun 2015, 11:38
Replies: 4
Views: 1,780
Posted By DeepestSouth

CAA Consultation on NPPL/PPL Medical Requirements

From another site I've been made aware of this interesting consultation - I'm just bringing this to your attention, not starting a debate. Not a lot of time left if you want to contribute via...
19th Jun 2015, 10:41
Replies: 13
Views: 2,176
Posted By DeepestSouth

Thank you all SO much for all this information -...

Thank you all SO much for all this information - I cannot overestimate how grateful and moved the lady is with with all this help from - as she put it - total strangers. She wants me to express her...
17th Jun 2015, 17:38
Replies: 13
Views: 2,176
Posted By DeepestSouth

Halifax V9992 Crashed 18 August 1942 near Thirsk

I'm hoping the the Power of Prune can help bring some peace of mind to an elderly lady.

76 Sqn Halifax II V9992 (MP-M) crashed near Sowerby, Thirsk, N Yorks on 18 Aug 1942. All crew were lost....
14th Jan 2015, 15:11
Replies: 8
Views: 1,996
Posted By DeepestSouth

CR 42 Restoration

Yes, there is an ongoing restoration, by The Fighter Collection. The latest information is here:

An update on The Fighter Collection's Fiat CR.42 restoration....
30th Dec 2014, 22:45
Replies: 80
Views: 20,348
Posted By DeepestSouth

Talking Brilliant - such memories...!

Sounds fantastic.:D:D:D it'll be just like the 70's when the place was (literally) buzzing with light aircraft. I remember a question in 'Air Clues' in about 1971. IIRC it was something like:

Q....
22nd Dec 2014, 23:36
Replies: 14
Views: 6,033
Posted By DeepestSouth

First Comment from The Mosquito Page

First comment, from Andy Dawson, as follows:

"There certainly look to be some Mosquito parts in there.

Picture 1 contains nacelles (one appears to have been cut for some reason so only the...
22nd Dec 2014, 12:27
Replies: 14
Views: 6,033
Posted By DeepestSouth

Also look Mosquito-ish to me, so I've stuck a...

Also look Mosquito-ish to me, so I've stuck a message on The Mosquito Page, linked to your post. The communal knowledge of those on The Mosquito Page is phenomenal and I hope that they'll help!
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