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Offline VirginiaJim

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2013, 06:07:40 pm »
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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2013, 07:20:25 pm »
OK Guys

This is a nice little demo VT of planes we all enjoy from what we are posting. I'm sure you have seen it before but these old war birds are so beautiful in there natural environment.

Breitling Fighers - Low Level Flying


I never saw that before. AWESOME!  :goodpost:

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2013, 07:22:03 pm »
I'm amazed no one has said Spitfire yet.

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2013, 08:10:19 pm »
I'm amazed no one has said Spitfire yet.


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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2013, 12:55:01 am »
Did someone mention Spitfire.................................... :chugbeer: :chugbeer:

Spitfire under bridge

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2013, 10:02:41 am »
Did someone mention Spitfire.................................... :chugbeer: :chugbeer:

Spitfire under bridge


Would love to be standing on that bridge.

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2013, 10:58:11 am »
The P-40 Warhawk has been my favorite looking warbird for the longest time.  I find the visual appeal of its design very appealing, even before the Chennault 'tiger' grin is painted on.

I have built flying balsa and tissue models after assembling quite a few 1/72 and 1/48 plastic scale models as a young boy.  The P-40 is a fun looking flyer to me.

I know about the British variants and the Australian ones that still survive too.  I appreciate having the EAA museum in Oshkosh, WI nearby to get a Warbird fix once in a while.  However, there is no Warhawk in their collection.

One of my favorite bookmarks to waste time watching:

Military Documentary Channel
Flying Aces --- P-40 Warhawk (The Flying Tigers)
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA3B6B6EE9285415A
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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2013, 12:52:46 pm »
I'm lucky that I live in what was known as Bomber County.

Enjoy the following

90 minutes down the M11 we have Duxford


http://www.iwm.org.uk/events/iwm-duxford

40 minutes up the road we have

http://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/

The Red Arrows are 30 minutes up the road

http://www.raf.mod.uk/reds/

under an hour away is Scampton and the home of 617 Sq.

http://www.dambusters.org.uk/

also under an hour away is

http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/

Footage from Lancaster bomber of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at Derwent Reservoir.


Lancaster Bomber East Kirkby

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2013, 12:58:08 pm »
Would love to be standing on that bridge.

You and me both  ;D

but would love to be in the cockpit :)

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2013, 01:12:14 pm »
To keep all you P40 / F4U / P51D / Spitfire fans happy bunnies  ;D

Note B17 Sally B parked up . This is the only airworthy B17 this side of the pond and has feature in many films including Memphis Bell

Breitling Fighters' Display Team Duxford 2002

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« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2013, 01:25:03 pm »
Me sitting in the bombardier seat of B-17 "Aluminum Overcast".



Sorry, all this talk of WWII aircraft, I just had to share.

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2013, 01:28:29 pm »
To keep all you P40 / F4U / P51D / Spitfire fans happy bunnies  ;D

Note B17 Sally B parked up . This is the only airworthy B17 this side of the pond and has feature in many films including Memphis Bell

Breitling Fighters' Display Team Duxford 2002


That does make me a happy bunny! One of these days I've got to get to Duxford!

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2013, 01:58:27 pm »
Rhino ...........................................words fail me.............................Lucky Lucky Boy  :chugbeer: :chugbeer: :chugbeer: :chugbeer: :chugbeer: :chugbeer: :chugbeer:

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2013, 02:03:26 pm »
Rhino..............it would be my pleasure to show you Duxford and my part of the world........................I got really hooked on Thorpe Abbotts and "The Bloody Hundredth" after reading Harry Crosby's book "Wing and a Prayer"...............again UK is a small over crowded island so we could get it all seen in 21 days lol

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #35 on: November 05, 2013, 02:07:54 pm »
If you liked that, here I am shooting down Messerschmitt's on the same flight.



And yes I feel very lucky getting the chance to fly in a B-17. I took my son with me. Made it even more special.

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2013, 02:10:44 pm »
Rhino..............it would be my pleasure to show you Duxford and my part of the world........................I got really hooked on Thorpe Abbotts and "The Bloody Hundredth" after reading Harry Crosby's book "Wing and a Prayer"...............again UK is a small over crowded island so we could get it all seen in 21 days lol

Thank you! I will look you up if I ever get the chance to go there. I get to Europe often enough on business but have never had the chance to go to the UK.

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #37 on: November 05, 2013, 02:14:01 pm »
Also got a chance to fly a T-6 from the back seat. We were in a formation of 4 when I took this photo:


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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #38 on: November 05, 2013, 02:47:46 pm »
Book a night taxi run in the Lanc at East Kirkby then create that window of opportunity to of ridden in the 2 most iconic multi's ever made.......................

I'll provide the transport ...............your choice is

1) Most of my mates run M3 (common as muck here)..................I prefer Thunder from down under badged Vauxhall Monaro 6.0 VXR

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2) Renault Avantime

Top Gear's opinion on Renault Avantime


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May even show you a brewery tour + sausages for you to tell Jim about lol

Just seen your T6 pic's  :chugbeer: :chugbeer:

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #39 on: November 05, 2013, 02:50:04 pm »
On the B17 how did you get past the bomb racks ????

I thought you had to weigh in at 100lbs to get through ?