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Local airshow
« on: 15.06. 2014 17:28 »
I've just returned on my Beeza from an air display near me at Wellesbourne Warwickshire airfield. The main attraction was an Avro Vulcan:  she is not allowed to fly but I watched her carrying out fast taxi runs, lifting the nose wheel off the runway. Glorious sights and sounds! Also saw an RAF owned Hunting Jet Provost, a DC3 in D-day colours, Tiger Moth, DH Rapide, Pitts aerobatic biplane. Someone was flying a large, (and I mean Cessna sized) model of a Vulcan with real turbo-jet engines. Awesome! Sounded and looked almost real.
The ride there and back on quiet tree lined lanes on the old thumper was fab.

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Re: Local airshow
« Reply #1 on: 15.06. 2014 18:14 »
You lucky so n so
Sounds like a good day out to me, many years ago we used to visit  Leuchars yearly, where one year amongst others a vulcan did a fly past and a bit more, he made another low pass then put the nose up and went near enough vertical, the noise was glorious but the thrust could be felt as the ground shook.
As an aside BSA owned a firm called Airco at one point, but not being interested in aircraft they just wanted the factory to build cars, so a certain young man at Airco went on to form his own company - Geoffrey de Havilland
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Re: Local airshow
« Reply #2 on: 16.06. 2014 10:32 »
And just as well He did Bill ,what else would we have used all that plywood for??? all his aircraft were marvelous , gray beard sounds like you had a day to remember alright! I was given a real surprise present by my Son and grandkids yesterday , they got me a tour round the lancaster " lady jane " in lincolnshire , we have been going to watch her taxi for a couple of years now so this will be the boost I need to sort dates and get there,this Lanc is now airworthy or close to it so I'm told and hope , regards Bob
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Re: Local airshow
« Reply #3 on: 16.06. 2014 11:24 »
A foreman on one of the farms I worked on was an aircraft enthusiast and had me and a few others earmarked for a trip in one of the Shackleton's before they were decommissioned at Lossiemouth, didn't come off unfortunately.

Take it you guys have seen the programme "what the dambusters did next" a good watch, was on the Iplayer but not there now
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Re: Local airshow
« Reply #4 on: 20.06. 2014 00:54 »
I love the local air show at Point Cook,
my mate from Townsville & I had the pleasure of going up in a couple of old Tiger moths a couple of years ago.
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Re: Local airshow
« Reply #5 on: 20.06. 2014 00:57 »
The RED BARON strikes again...    *whistle*
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Re: Local airshow
« Reply #6 on: 20.06. 2014 00:58 »
...  *smile*
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Re: Local airshow
« Reply #7 on: 20.06. 2014 11:35 »
Lucky sod Wozza, that'd be something else , open cockpit and more angle of dangle than you could manage on a BSA . A couple more "moths" have been restored here in the uk saw em inflypast last week. regards Bob.
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Re: Local airshow
« Reply #8 on: 20.06. 2014 12:17 »
We did a loop de loop... & my butt was clinging onto the seat harder than any bike I have ridden   *eek*
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Re: Local airshow
« Reply #9 on: 20.06. 2014 18:11 »
Got to travel a bit to see much stuff now (travel being a relative term I know)
Nice JP in there, when we first came up this part of the UK this was a designated low flying area (probably still is) Provosts flew from RAF Acklington, shortly after they got Jet Provosts, this was in early sixties still some Gloster Javalins, Canberra's (see what I did there)  flying about then and an occasional Meteor that belonged to Ferranti
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Re: Local airshow
« Reply #10 on: 30.06. 2014 09:41 »
Just found this: it includes footage of the model Vulcan that I saw at Wellesbourne. The Vulcan is not really Cessna sized but it's still pretty impressive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7-lUBm-Guw&sns=em

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Re: Local airshow
« Reply #11 on: 30.06. 2014 10:57 »
awesome
If I could afford bikes and something else, think that would be it
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Re: Local airshow
« Reply #12 on: 30.06. 2014 11:57 »
I have a model aeroplane that a friend gave me; he never got around to finishing it. I'm planning to get to grips with it when we have our house sorted. It's a Ben Buckle/Keilcraft Falcon. The Falcon is based on a pre WW2 design; the Cloudbuster. It's quite big; 86" wingspan if I remember correctly. I bought a 10cc fourstroke (exposed pushrods and rockers) engine for it so it will have a vintage lazy quiet engine sound. I used to fly model planes when I was young but never had the money for radio control. I'm thinking that I'll join a model flying club and get some training before I fly the model.

Here is a short film of a Falcon flying with the same engine that I have:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCoUyq8my_A&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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Re: Local airshow
« Reply #13 on: 25.07. 2014 18:00 »
I've just found this amazing video of the large scale model Vulcan that I recently referred to. Worth watching!
http://youtu.be/7Qj8w6xkuy0

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Re: Local airshow
« Reply #14 on: 25.07. 2014 22:13 »
large scale model Vulcan, amazing!  *smile* +++
Can only imagine the number of hours that went into building it.

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