Flying Proms - 20th August 2016

Flying Proms - 20th August 2016

Postby WG655 on Thu 04 Feb 2016, 12:08 pm

Visiting Aircraft
AeroSparx (Vigilant Pair pyros)
Extra 330SC pyros
Hot Air Balloon Glow
Illuminated Models
Pilatus glider


http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/flyingproms/
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Re: Flying Proms - 20th August 2016

Postby WG655 on Thu 09 Jun 2016, 11:38 pm

Spitfire IX MH434 has been added to the listings for this event. :up:
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Re: Flying Proms - 20th August 2016

Postby WG655 on Tue 09 Aug 2016, 1:49 pm

A small change:

Visiting:
GliderFX (Ian Gallagher)

Removed:
AeroSpark (G109 pair)
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Re: Flying Proms - 20th August 2016

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Sat 20 Aug 2016, 3:36 pm

Sea Hurricane just went up for a practice display and landed quite hard making the tail wheel fall off. Everyone is okay though
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Re: Flying Proms - 20th August 2016

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Sat 20 Aug 2016, 5:21 pm

Jakub.Zurek wrote:Sea Hurricane just went up for a practice display and landed quite hard making the tail wheel fall off. Everyone is okay though


Just if anyone is wondering and to add to my previous post, it wasn't anything serious, just a fairly hard landing that the tail wheel didn't like. Only damage to the aircraft is the tail wheel coming of on impact and any small damage caused by the friction of the tail on the ground during the landing.

No injuries or anything, very quick response by everyone on the ground. Aircraft and pilot both driven from the airfield to one of the hangars.
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Re: Flying Proms - 20th August 2016

Postby capercaillie on Sun 21 Aug 2016, 11:00 am

Jakub.Zurek wrote:
Jakub.Zurek wrote:Sea Hurricane just went up for a practice display and landed quite hard making the tail wheel fall off. Everyone is okay though


Just if anyone is wondering and to add to my previous post, it wasn't anything serious, just a fairly hard landing that the tail wheel didn't like. Only damage to the aircraft is the tail wheel coming of on impact and any small damage caused by the friction of the tail on the ground during the landing.

No injuries or anything, very quick response by everyone on the ground. Aircraft and pilot both driven from the airfield to one of the hangars.


Thank you for the update and the airframe report, pleased you were able to assist. :up:
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Re: Flying Proms - 20th August 2016

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Sun 21 Aug 2016, 12:47 pm

capercaillie wrote:
Jakub.Zurek wrote:
Jakub.Zurek wrote:Sea Hurricane just went up for a practice display and landed quite hard making the tail wheel fall off. Everyone is okay though


Just if anyone is wondering and to add to my previous post, it wasn't anything serious, just a fairly hard landing that the tail wheel didn't like. Only damage to the aircraft is the tail wheel coming of on impact and any small damage caused by the friction of the tail on the ground during the landing.

No injuries or anything, very quick response by everyone on the ground. Aircraft and pilot both driven from the airfield to one of the hangars.


Thank you for the update and the airframe report, pleased you were able to assist. :up:


Oops sorry if I didn't make it clear in my post! But the bit where I said there was a quick response by everyone on the ground I meant the fire crew and ground crew :smile:
They got to the aircraft in a matter of seconds, but like I said it wasn't anything serious luckily.

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Re: Flying Proms - 20th August 2016

Postby T_J on Sun 21 Aug 2016, 6:27 pm

Sea Hurricane tail wheel incident. See landing from 7:00.

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Re: Flying Proms - 20th August 2016

Postby The Baron on Sun 21 Aug 2016, 7:13 pm

Jeez, that really was a heavy landing.
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Re: Flying Proms - 20th August 2016

Postby GertrudetheMerciless on Sun 21 Aug 2016, 9:58 pm

The Baron wrote:Jeez, that really was a heavy landing.


Ouch indeed.
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Re: Flying Proms - 20th August 2016

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Sun 21 Aug 2016, 11:34 pm

A terrible landing. Lucky not to come down on the hedge from the looks of it. Do we know who the pilot was?
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Re: Flying Proms - 20th August 2016

Postby st24 on Mon 22 Aug 2016, 11:01 am

Dan O'Hagan wrote:A terrible landing.


Which one?!?! Shockingly bad - a tad draughty by the looks. Obviously a Ryanair driver.. :joystick:
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Re: Flying Proms - 20th August 2016

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Mon 22 Aug 2016, 11:17 am

I don't recall ever seeing such hurried approaches, almost as if there was a problem beforehand.

Clearly the machine gets caught in a down-draught over the road/hedge, but the approach looked all wrong from way before that.
Last edited by Harlequin67 on Mon 22 Aug 2016, 11:31 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Edited for accident speculation.
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Re: Flying Proms - 20th August 2016

Postby Elliott Marsh on Mon 22 Aug 2016, 11:36 am

The pilot's flown that aircraft for many years and is vastly experienced. These things happen regardless of experience and skill. I remember Ray Hanna bouncing along in '434 at Duxford as a group of men stood nearby and speculated that it must be a new Spitfire pilot! I'd suggest that respecting the pilot's privacy (particularly given it was a practice display before the main event) is the most sensible approach here.

This looked like an enjoyable, if chilly, event from what I've seen. Stu Goldspink's MH434 solo, perfectly timed to Walton's Spitfire Prelude & Fugue, looked grand. Shame to have missed it but as much as I've enjoyed the last few, the idea of spending the night sat cold and potentially wet put me right off. Had conditions been nicer and the Dove's return been on the cards, I'd have been there in a flash! Hopefully next time for that and the Triplane...
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Re: Flying Proms - 20th August 2016

Postby alpha586 on Sat 03 Sep 2016, 9:25 pm

The wind was very strong with powerful gusts very difficult conditions the aircraft comes in on a seemingly normal glide path but as it neared the ground it just suddenly dropped like a stone guessing it got caught in a down draft?
Apart from the sad loss of the Sea hurricane from the main display (and probably the rest of the season) and the obvious withdrawals of the more delicate items, the spitfire was worth the entry fee alone! It was probably the best spit display I've seen in a very long time if not ever! The display was brilliant, aggressive yet graceful, very close and personal, the music just enhanced the beautiful sound of the merlin. All in all a great evenings entertainment Old Warden doing what it does best, there really is nowhere quite like it!
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