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Rick
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:28 pm    Post subject: Classic Aircraft site updates Reply with quote

Classic Aircraft.

Although I don't often find time to add much to it, and parts of it really want re-doing, I try to do updates to a site I run about old aircraft on a semi-regular basis.

As there are one or two aircraft buffs who visit the forum, I'll pop a mention in this thread, as and when new things get added to that site.

This afternoon I dug out some photos that had been sent over in 2009, and added them on.

Blackburn Beverley, performing test air-drops of supplies to an airfield in Borneo, 1965.
http://www.classicaircraft.co.uk/blackburn-beverley.htm

Post-war photographs of the prototype Miles Aerovan.
http://www.classicaircraft.co.uk/miles-aerovan.htm

RJ
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some good news

Fred Panton has confirmed that Just Jane will Fly again

Will we see two Lancasters in the air now that would be nice.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
This is quite a good site for finding old as well as current airfields, also has gallery pages.
http://www.homepages.mcb.net/bones/06airfields/UK/uk.htm
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:04 pm    Post subject: lancs Reply with quote

It certainly would be nice to see Just Jane airborne, but whether we will see two Lancs together may be doubtful. The BBMF are very reluctant for anything private / none RAF to be around their aircraft.
The Yanks are much more laid back. There you can see, for instance, an F22 Raptor, in formation with a Korean war vintage Sabre, and a WW2 P38 Lightning. I am going to the big air show at Oshkosh in July, and hoping the Canadian Lancaster goes again, so I can see it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:28 pm    Post subject: De Havilland Dragon Rapide Reply with quote

Last year my daughter and son in law gave me a voucher for a classic fight.
Today I took up the offer and can highly recommend it.

I took a couple of cameras with me, a modern digital still camera and my old palmcorder. Despite the convenience of the modern I'm afraid it doesn't match the palmcorder for sound quality as you will hear half way through the video.

http://www.youtube.com/user/pmscott6135?gl=GB&hl=en-GB#p/u/0/36sorCbiCMQ

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the Rapide video Peter, excellent picture quality.

Glad to see aircraft on here. I'd have to say that I was an aviation enthusiast before getting 'into' cars and in the 60's would spend most of my school holidays spotting at Rhoose airport having hitch hiked daily to get there (unthinkable today for a 14 year old!)

By age 15 I had managed to blag my way into the local flying club and earned the odd hour at the controls by cleaning aircraft - the wings take a lot of T-Cut I can tell you! and other errands.

Being recognised, through spending so much time there, I could wander freely airside and around the Cambrian maintenance hangar and occasionally sit in the DC3s and Viscount 701s. Security? What security?How times have changed
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Used to take a sixpenny bus ride from Streatham to Croydon Airport when I was a kid. You could have a flight on a Rapide for 10/- (50p.) Yes, times have changed.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spotted a VC10 overhead Cardiff last week. Flaps & gear down. Approaching St Athan I expect.

Stunning shape and despite not looking that ancient gives a reminder of a more glamorous age of air travel...

Yes I know it's an RAF Tanker but apparently those airframes are Ex-BOAC.


Anyone have any links to classic aircraft sites? Not much to be found when I search.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

52classic wrote:
Spotted a VC10 overhead Cardiff last week. Flaps & gear down. Approaching St Athan I expect.

Stunning shape and despite not looking that ancient gives a reminder of a more glamorous age of air travel...

Yes I know it's an RAF Tanker but apparently those airframes are Ex-BOAC.

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I was pondering about VC10s (or lack of) only today at the RAF Cosford museum. There used to be all manner of interesting airliners on display outside, include a (standard) VC10 in BA colours. RIP G-ARVM - although I believe the cockpit did survive, the rest - along with the early BA 707 and the Trident - got the chop a few years ago Evil or Very Mad

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much is a second hand Harrier?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny you asking that Nic.

The question about preserving and keeping one flying has come up on the Vulcan to the sky website.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

52classic wrote:
Spotted a VC10 overhead Cardiff last week.


That's interesting - I live near the flight-path into Glasgow Airport and last week I was in the house when I heard extremely loud aircraft jet engines, which are unusual nowadays.

I popped out of the front door and just caught going into a cloud what I thought was a light gray VC 10 rear fuselage / engines, but thought it was my imagination - perhaps not now.
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My beloved gave me a present that was a play in the Concorde simulator at Brooklands. I had a Concorde pilot in the right seat and did a couple of circuits around Prestwick. One touch and go and a tricky landing. Just superb.


One of the guides disrespected the Morris 8 that is on show there. After I had a word with him he;
1 wished he had not got out of bed that morning
2 wished he had not been quite so pompus
3 understands the 8 was an important car in the developement of safe family motoring.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
If you are in the Carlisle area this is worth a visit.
http://www.solway-aviation-museum.co.uk/

Open Fri, Sat, Sun and BHs
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought some might like this.
Just imagine yourself back in the 1940s.
19 Squadron were the first to get the spitfire and were based in Duxford.

The sound alone is tingling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6c3v9iihgw
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