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by Andover
Tue 08 Dec 2020, 12:46 am
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: 20th anniversary run. for Lindy
Replies: 7
Views: 1584

Re: 20th anniversary run. for Lindy

Now that we'll no longer see the Brunty one run, will she be doing high speed runs next year?
by Andover
Wed 25 Nov 2020, 12:07 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 11140

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

Pledges coming in...not much time to reach the target though. (Link below)

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-the- ... y-aircraft
by Andover
Fri 16 Oct 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 11140

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

I'm sure I read something a while ago saying it would be the first post war British aircraft to go into production of which there would be no complete survivors if its broken up. I'm guessing this now counts if the engines are going separate ways. It may have been military types, as there are no co...
by Andover
Sat 10 Oct 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 11140

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

XB259 represents the breed, regardless of its personal history. What if the owner kept it at Elvington, which is just up the road, boosting that museums income, and he charges people a small sum to go on board. Then in the future he uses that money, along with some from the museum for its upkeep? Ju...
by Andover
Sat 10 Oct 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Tommy at Kemble - Negus Retirement
Replies: 13
Views: 1665

Re: Tommy at Kemble - Negus Retirement

Love the Arthur Negus livery.
by Andover
Tue 06 Oct 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Hunters over Kemble
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Re: Hunters over Kemble

50th anniversary in 2001, not 2008.
by Andover
Tue 06 Oct 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 11140

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

'Chinooking' a Bev would take several expensive trips:

Main fuselage
Boom
Wing centre section
2 x outer wings
Tail section

And then there's Engines, rear doors and undercarriage by road.
by Andover
Sun 13 Sep 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: September 27 Airshow: Drive-In-Airshow (de Havilland)
Replies: 29
Views: 5089

Re: September 27 Airshow: Drive-In-Airshow (de Havilland)

Aero Legends' Devon VP981 would be nice to see, especially in a formation with Rapides, (etc.)
by Andover
Sun 03 May 2020, 1:01 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Season Premier 2020- 3rd May
Replies: 7
Views: 4261

Re: Season Premier 2020- 3rd May

I would most likely have gone to the season premiere show today, but now I can still give some financial support. I'll be magically transported to the Shuttleworth grandstand (in front of my TV) with a nice dinner...and I'll even have a bottle of red with me this year. :grin:
by Andover
Thu 23 Apr 2020, 11:48 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Old Warden Navy Day - May 1989
Replies: 13
Views: 2627

Re: Old Warden Navy Day - May 1989

Back then, an airshow like that was probably taken for granted to a certain extent, but what we'd give to see that variety today!
by Andover
Mon 03 Feb 2020, 11:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft seen randomly at unexpected but most welcome times
Replies: 96
Views: 12493

Re: Aircraft seen randomly at unexpected but most welcome ti

Growing up under the flight path to RAF Benson, I saw a few unusual visitors. The most impressive was a Concorde in 1986, which was on the approach with gear down, but I judged it too high to land. It then came over again, but even higher. Never have found out why. I was used to the sound of Rolls-R...
by Andover
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 9:30 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: RAF dark sea grey query
Replies: 1
Views: 601

RAF dark sea grey query

Hi guys. I know the Shackleton AEW2 and naval stuff like the Sea vixen and Buccaneer are in dark sea grey, but RAF grey/green camouflage in the '70s/'80s seems to be named as the same colour, yet it sometimes looks more of a blue-grey than the grey applied to the Shack/Bucc/Vixen. Some photos of RAF...
by Andover
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12:08 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Fort Paul Closed?
Replies: 9
Views: 2487

Re: Fort Paul Closed?

Very worrying...again. I remember when MAT closed and the headline in Flypast , showing the previous scrapping of XH124 was: ' This must not happen again.' Thus, XB259 is the last of its type, and just because it's not a bomber or a fighter, needs to be saved. Not least to highlight the British appr...
by Andover
Tue 10 Dec 2019, 1:23 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Caribou at Coventry circa 1995
Replies: 6
Views: 2227

Re: Caribou at Coventry circa 1995

They were on a stop over, ultimately on their way to the states to be re-engined to turboprops. One is featured in an Avion DVD that I have.
by Andover
Mon 16 Sep 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF to sell BAe 146s
Replies: 2
Views: 2943

RAF to sell BAe 146s

Could this be the beginning of end for 32 sqn?

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/raf-to- ... aft-fleet/
by Andover
Fri 09 Aug 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Gathering of Moths - OW 8 August
Replies: 22
Views: 5295

Re: Gathering of Moths - OW 8 August

Yes, it was lovely day. Great turn out of both Moths and people. I know it's the holidays, but I was surprised at how many cars turned up. The only thing I was a bit miffed about at first, was when i was walking among the Moths - just after which the commentator had announced was about to become acc...
by Andover
Tue 06 Aug 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Gathering of Moths - OW 8 August
Replies: 22
Views: 5295

Re: Gathering of Moths - OW 8 August

Looking forward to this and weather is looking very good!

Will there be much flying? Will Rapides the DH.84 Dragon be there?
by Andover
Thu 01 Aug 2019, 11:42 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Aircraft owners given notice to leave Old Sarum Airfield
Replies: 5
Views: 2952

Re: Aircraft owners given notice to leave Old Sarum Airfield

Boscombe Down aviation collection is unaffected, so is safe! :smile:
by Andover
Sat 13 Jul 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Saving for the future
Replies: 5
Views: 1833

Re: Saving for the future

I agree with you about the old propliners such as the elegant Britannia, or the sound of a Viscount....if only. The nearest thing to those now is the Hercules, and as it's such a global success, at least one ought to be kept flying in years to come. By the way, apart from the C.3 at Coscord, did any...
by Andover
Fri 28 Jun 2019, 10:54 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Great Vintage Fly In- 29th & 30th June, Kemble
Replies: 21
Views: 6423

Re: Great Vintage Fly In- 29th & 30th June, Kemble

tankbuster wrote:anybody any idea of quantity/quality of visitors expected.

Should be a reasonable crowd of people.
by Andover
Sat 15 Jun 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: June Evening Airshow - 15th June 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 5921

Re: June Evening Airshow - 15th June 2019

Doesn't look a particularly great line up to me, coupled with cloud and possible rain, so I'm gonna wait till next months.
by Andover
Mon 10 Jun 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Trooping the colour flypast 8th June
Replies: 49
Views: 7507

Re: Trooping the colour flypast 8th June

baggy wrote:Worst flypast in history

Nope, the worst flypast is a cancelled flypast. :grin:
by Andover
Fri 07 Jun 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Daks Over Normandy - June 2019
Replies: 885
Views: 147581

Re: Daks Over Normandy - June 2019

A couple of queries regarding the Daks gathering: I know the C-53 had a different engine - or version of engine, but at least one other sounded different to me. How many had differing engines, and what were the differences, please?

Also, how many of those actually took part in D-Day?
by Andover
Thu 06 Jun 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Daks Over Normandy - June 2019
Replies: 885
Views: 147581

Re: Daks Over Normandy - June 2019

Appears to be live stream now of para drops. Can someone clarify: Did they jump yesterday AND today?
by Andover
Mon 27 May 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: 'Plane savers' and 'Night Fright'
Replies: 6
Views: 3250

'Plane savers' and 'Night Fright'

Just wondered if anyone is keenly following these projects? I only found out about Plane savers the other week (Youtube). Mikey McBryan from 'Ice pilots' is restoring a DC-3 to fly in Montreal on D-Day. And a team at Coventry are restoring another one (C-47) called 'Night fright' - with a big announ...