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Rick
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:49 pm    Post subject: Harrier rebuild Reply with quote

Interesting story:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-2079321/Royal-Navy-Sea-Harrier-Meet-man-loved-jump-jets-bought-lovingly-restored-working-order.html

RJ
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can recall my brother-in-law knowing someone who privately owed a Vampire and how it cost 450 to fill its tanks for 30 minutes of flight but the Harrier is orders of magnitude more costly. 150/minute just for fuel!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter scott wrote:
I can recall my brother-in-law knowing someone who privately owed a Vampire and how it cost 450 to fill its tanks for 30 minutes of flight but the Harrier is orders of magnitude more costly. 150/minute just for fuel!

Peter Shocked


As kids my brother and I used to play in a semi-derelict Vampire T11 stored outside on a farm. I often wonder what happened to it Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in the 70s, when I lived just outside Ashford Kent. A guy two doors frm me had a Tiger Moth (with wings removed,) in the garage of his three bedroomed semi.
It was a type I had never seen before with an enclosed cabin. Wonder what happened to that?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:20 pm    Post subject: tiger Moth Reply with quote

There may be others pigtin, but the enclosed cockpit Moths that i know of are Thruxton Jackaroo's. They had seating for three i think, and were used as early air taxi's.Conversions were done at Thruxton. There is one based at Baxterley i think, Nr Coventry. G-AOIR Google this and you should get a picture up.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the one and I remember now being told it was a Jackaroo.
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