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Yorkshire Air Museum - Elvington
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:13 pm    Post subject: Yorkshire Air Museum - Elvington Reply with quote

Yesterday I found myself near York, and by happy coincidence the YAM was just down the road. A pleasant couple of hours were spent having a mooch, here are some photos... Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've long been promising myself a visit there Rick. It looks like it is more interesting than I thought. Thanks for posting those pics.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's all very civilised, they had Jerusalem and then Rule Britannia booming out of the tannoy while I was walking around Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After a break of 7 years, it was high time to re-visit Elvington to see the new arrivals, and changes to what was there in 2010.

Firstly, the aircraft ...











































Plus a few other old vehicles of interest ...



















It's well worth a visit, the restored WW2 buildings are especially interesting and make for the perfect environment to admire elderly aircraft - I just hope the poor old Gloster Javelin receives a wash and a spot of TLC sooner rather than later, same for the old fuel tanker.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
re: the Mirage IV there was an item about it on Inside Out just after it arrived, and there were some French Pilots talking about it and the lack of range which meant they would be able to get to their targets and do their Bomb Toss and turn away from the blast area but would be extremely unlikely to cross any borders back to friendly lands.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The airshows there were excellent. I used to take my father, he got preferential treatment from the air crews when he wore his RAF tie and Veterans badge.
I remember him getting a chewing from an ATC officer for being too close to a Mitchell?, which was running up its engines " Because it was dangerous"
"Dangerous?" The Old Man replied, "They were only dangerous if you got caught in flack, that could make it a bit bumpy"
He joined in September 1939 for a short adventure, demobbed in 1946! He was still finding bits of flack under his skin in his 80's.
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