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Rick
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:56 pm    Post subject: Youtube Aircraft (mostly) Reply with quote

Perhaps my favourite aircraft of all time, the Lockheed Constellation. A few years back I was taking a walk during a lunchbreak at work (nr Knutsford). I heard an old piston-engined aero rumbling away, looked up, and in the clear blue sky an all-over aluminium finish Constellation flew over. Turned out it was on a ferry flight into Europe, heading cross country, away from the main airways. I was extremely chuffed to spot it fly over Smile

A similar example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d51cvLQ5n9k

I saw this one at Woodford airshow some years back:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I__vPup6qU

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, the Connie's are pretty cool! Very Happy

Boeing B-17's are my favorite birds especially when they have Studebaker power! Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The B-17 is my favourite as well. The more I read about that bomber, the more I like it.

Stuchamp: Have you read the story about the B-17 ''Buffalo Gal'' That was one with Studebaker power?

One thing I am certain of though, the guys who flew them were BRAVE!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Youtube Aircraft (mostly) Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
Perhaps my favourite aircraft of all time, the Lockheed Constellation. A few years back I was taking a walk during a lunchbreak at work (nr Knutsford). I heard an old piston-engined aero rumbling away, looked up, and in the clear blue sky an all-over aluminium finish Constellation flew over. Turned out it was on a ferry flight into Europe, heading cross country, away from the main airways. I was extremely chuffed to spot it fly over Smile

A similar example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d51cvLQ5n9k

I saw this one at Woodford airshow some years back:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I__vPup6qU

RJ


Could have been worse if like me you were working for the competition in Wythenshawe Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Youtube Aircraft (mostly) Reply with quote

ukdave2002 wrote:

Could have been worse if like me you were working for the competition in Wythenshawe Wink


who was that then?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uncle Joe wrote:
The B-17 is my favourite as well. The more I read about that bomber, the more I like it.

Stuchamp: Have you read the story about the B-17 ''Buffalo Gal'' That was one with Studebaker power?

One thing I am certain of though, the guys who flew them were BRAVE!



I was just looking at the Buffalo Gal site. very interesting.
I just bought a book called "B-17 Combat Missions" by Martin Bowman.
It's full of stories of the crews who flew them from the pilots to the tail-gunners. They were a special breed of men back then!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's hard to choose just one aircraft as my favourite but I think perhaps the Messerschmitt 262... has any aircraft ever looked so menacing and purposeful?

Add to that the technical innovation, it must have appeared in the skies like a UFO 500+ mph and the looks of a shark, yeh, that's the one... the shark of the skies!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of sharks, the Tempests & Typhoons had that kind of look about them with that 'mouth' intake beneath the prop, but my favourite was the Kittyhawk...Or the P-51 Mustang....Or the Spitty...Or the...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuchamp, I posted this for you yesterday, but it disappeared. Hope you like it!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks UJ!
I have that one and a few others.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vid showing the first post-restoration flight of the Vulcan, from the starboard side and much closer than other vids I've seen Cool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VECwLl06ik0

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it just me or does anyone else think that the aliens who designed the spacecraft in Ridley Scott's film "Alien" were influenced by the tail design of the Constellation? Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple more Constellation pictures. This one was General MacArthur's personal transport. The other exhibits are located at the same museum.
The engine is one from Hughes' Spruce Goose.











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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Constellation is one of my favourite aircraft of all, great pics! Smile
what museum was this at??

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rick,

The museum is the satellite of http://www.planesoffame.org/ in Arizona just south of the Grand Canyon.

See also http://www.planesoffame.org/featured-aircraft.php?ID=9
and http://www.planesoffame.org/aircraft.php

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