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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:30 pm    Post subject: East Midlands Aeropark Reply with quote

On our return from the Donington Park autojumble, we called in to the Aeropark for a quick walk around. There are some neat exhibits here, well worth a visit if you're in the viscinity of East Midlands airport, Donington etc.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of my favourite Aircraft there!........especially like the Lightning....like a dart....beautiful Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greg wrote:
Some of my favourite Aircraft there!........especially like the Lightning....like a dart....beautiful Smile


Agreed, some real classic jets. As kids my brother and I used to go to a farm with dad where the remains of a Vampire T11 were stored, we'd play in it for ages. If something similar turned up again I'd be half tempted to set some concrete blocks into the garden and spring a surprise on 'er indoors.

I think we'd struggle with a Lightning, but we'd get a Vampire or a Venom in I think, plus they break down into smaller more manageable lumps too for transportation (ie no crane required). Hmmmmm

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://rainbowaviation.co.uk/aircraftsales.html

Several Venoms up for grabs!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed, some real classic jets. As kids my brother and I used to go to a farm with dad where the remains of a Vampire T11 were stored, we'd play in it for ages. If something similar turned up again I'd be half tempted to set some concrete blocks into the garden and spring a surprise on 'er indoors.

I think we'd struggle with a Lightning, but we'd get a Vampire or a Venom in I think, plus they break down into smaller more manageable lumps too for transportation (ie no crane required). Hmmmmm

RJ[/quote]

I bet that was great as a kid, I would've loved something like that !
....between you and me.......I'd still like it now....and yes I'd still play in it! Wink

One for the garden?.....when you think about it...it's the only logical option really Wink
I think you should do it Very Happy

Ps.....I do hope you good lady wife doesn't read this otherwise I might get told off....a lot! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greg wrote:

I bet that was great as a kid, I would've loved something like that !
....between you and me.......I'd still like it now....and yes I'd still play in it! Wink

One for the garden?.....when you think about it...it's the only logical option really Wink
I think you should do it Very Happy

Ps.....I do hope you good lady wife doesn't read this otherwise I might get told off....a lot! Wink


She's up for it in theory, but doesn't believe we have enough space, or . On both points she's probably correct, but I've not ruled it out entirely one day Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This fella has it right (although he needs to find the rest of it Smile)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2258902/Plane-crazy-Aviation-fanatic-restores-Cold-War-fighter-jet-cockpit-displays-driveway-wife-doesnt-mind.html

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