When the Wick Express met the Berlin Express

When the Wick Express met the Berlin Express

Postby wallace on Mon 03 Jul 2017, 10:59 pm

I took a gamble and make the 230 mile trip up to Wick for the arrival of Mustang N515ZB, The Berlin Express... and struck it lucky

I thought that this was my "money shot" as it was through the fence under a cloud
ImageN515ZB P-51 , Wick by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

... and then I got lucky with air side access
ImageN515ZB P-51 , Wick by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
ImageN515ZB P-51 , Wick by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
ImageN515ZB P-51 , Wick by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
ImageN515ZB P-51 , Wick by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
The gentleman in the flying suit was the guy with Balls of steel, to fly this old girl across the Atlantic
ImageHorsemen N515ZB P-51 , Wick by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

They were debating whether or not to fly on or night-stop at Wick tonight and by the looks of it they may have stopped at Wick

My sincere thanks to HIAL Wick / John O'Groats Airport for their hospitality
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Re: When the Wick Express met the Berlin Express

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Mon 03 Jul 2017, 11:07 pm

Those white-wall tyres. :love:
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Re: When the Wick Express met the Berlin Express

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Mon 03 Jul 2017, 11:08 pm

Thst is one lovely aeroplane.

Not a huge fan of those white-walled tyres though.
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Re: When the Wick Express met the Berlin Express

Postby Mike on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 10:42 am

Great catch!
wallace wrote:The gentleman in the flying suit was the guy with Balls of steel, to fly this old girl across the Atlantic

He's done pretty much everything else possible with a P-51, with over 8,000 hours on type he's the highest-time Mustang pilot in history.
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Re: When the Wick Express met the Berlin Express

Postby tuska2 on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 5:37 pm

Glad your gamble paid off! Great Pics, great aircraft, great achievement, I don't think they should risk flying back, I reckon it should stay here!
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Re: When the Wick Express met the Berlin Express

Postby Maccyd on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 5:54 pm

Not only did the gamble pay off, you were rewarded with good weather! Great shot's Wallace, hopefully they'll visit Prestwick on the return leg.
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Re: When the Wick Express met the Berlin Express

Postby planemadbird on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 9:11 pm

Really great shots Wallace, worth the trip indeed :clap:
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Re: When the Wick Express met the Berlin Express

Postby Domvickery on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 9:38 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:Those white-wall tyres. :love:


I got laughed at when I told of my fondness for them!

Great captures Wallace, I'd love to see her keep her drop tanks on when she's displaying
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Re: When the Wick Express met the Berlin Express

Postby Couger44 on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 9:46 pm

He has more than 9,000 hours in P-51's, 21,000 hours total time...
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Re: When the Wick Express met the Berlin Express

Postby coanda on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 7:59 am

Nice!
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Re: When the Wick Express met the Berlin Express

Postby jag636 on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 6:01 pm

A little stunner :clap: :clap: also clocked that its a 4 blade high back, so is she a hybrid B variant?
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Re: When the Wick Express met the Berlin Express

Postby AlexC on Fri 07 Jul 2017, 5:32 pm

As far as I'm aware, all P-51B's and C's had four blade props, that's if that's what you're referring to?
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Re: When the Wick Express met the Berlin Express

Postby dconnery1966 on Fri 07 Jul 2017, 6:56 pm

Great shots Wallace superb mate, and well worth the trip :smile:

Dougie :biggrin:
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