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by BriLlo
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Wright Brothers Plane featured on Bradley Walsh & Son
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Re: Wright Brothers Plane featured on Bradley Walsh & Son

I wouldn't bother looking it up on iplayer - not least because it was on ITV.... But it was a truly awful programme - and the more you know about aircraft the more you'll hate it. All the usual false jeopardy stuff, and authoritatively perpetrating the myth that stalling an aircraft is all about sta...
by BriLlo
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Wanted: Lancaster Pic
Replies: 9
Views: 3176

Re: Wanted: Lancaster Pic

Thanks Will
I'd never have guessed that keeping cool and ventilated was much of a problem at 2000' and 180kts in UK skies!

I had assumed it had more to do with rapid evacuation in case of an emergency landing... every day is a school day, as they say.

Cheers Brian
by BriLlo
Tue 28 Jan 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Wanted: Lancaster Pic
Replies: 9
Views: 3176

Re: Wanted: Lancaster Pic

Sorry Stu, can't help with the pic. But, maybe this is the opportunity to solve something that's long puzzled me. PA474 always flies with what I assume are 2 escape hatches on the top fuselage open, the 2 black squares that are clearly visible on both these excellent topsides. I didn't notice this o...
by BriLlo
Sun 11 Aug 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: OMG not more OW Military......
Replies: 7
Views: 1942

Re: OMG not more OW Military......

Very good! But, shouldn't that mark of Spitfire have three exhaust stubs either side rather then six? Your partially right : ) Mk V Spitfires were built with Merlins with 3 exhaust stubs per side, but quite a few were re-engined during their RAF service with later marks of Merlin, with 6 stubs each...
by BriLlo
Sun 07 Jul 2019, 10:09 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Paris Air Show - 23rd June 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 2378

Re: Paris Air Show - 23rd June 2019

Hi all That C-130 is a new one on me, obviously an older C-130H era airframe, but it's got an awful lot of propeller blades! Quick bit of online research hasn't thrown up any more pics, but I assume it's got the T56 series 3.5 engines (?) and NP2000 props as per Hawkeyes? As flown a few years ago on...
by BriLlo
Sat 29 Jun 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: The Silver Spitfire - first flight?
Replies: 4
Views: 1640

Re: The Silver Spitfire - first flight?

Great - thanks guys, much appreciated.
Rather beautiful.
Flying Legends?
B
by BriLlo
Sat 29 Jun 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: The Silver Spitfire - first flight?
Replies: 4
Views: 1640

The Silver Spitfire - first flight?

According to ARCos Instagram posting the Silver Spitfire has flown.

I know IWC/Boultbee didn't want any pictures taken during the ARCo Open Day this year...but are there any shots/footage of the first flight out there? Pretty please?

Many thanks

BriLlo
by BriLlo
Tue 04 Jun 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Dakotas at Duxford 02/06/19
Replies: 3
Views: 2364

Re: Dakotas at Duxford 02/06/19

Arrived at Duxford today to see the Norwegian Dak on the downwind leg with one prop feathered. It completed a low circuit and thankfully landed safely. Hopefully they'll have it fully serviceable soon. There were 23 Daks on the airfield today. The BBMF aircraft was conspicuous by its absence. Does a...
by BriLlo
Tue 29 Jan 2019, 10:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Tornado Farewell Tour
Replies: 209
Views: 30829

Re: Tornado Farewell Tour

It was Filton, it flew under RR's FTB Vulcan XA903 from there in the early 70's. The only Vulcan to fire a gun!
by BriLlo
Fri 02 Nov 2018, 10:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Typhoon & Mosquito in the UK
Replies: 16
Views: 7394

Re: Typhoon & Mosquito in the UK

Wow!
ARCo are going to be busy, Pathfinder's Mosquito (I think it's theirs?), Typhoon, Tom Harris's Walrus, their own Firefly! Not to mention the Wildcat...
Impressive collection. I wonder whether Paul Allen's tragic premature demise will impact on their workload?
by BriLlo
Mon 02 Jul 2018, 9:01 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Shuttleworth Military Pagent *Last few added*
Replies: 8
Views: 1500

Re: Shuttleworth Military Pagent

Great pics, the P-47 looks like it's being brilliantly displayed. One question about the Lancaster. Every topside view I remember seeing of BBMF's aircraft shows 2 open hatches between the canopy and the turret. I've not noticed this on any other Lancasters, certainly not Vera. There's an Alamy libr...
by BriLlo
Mon 02 Jul 2018, 8:33 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Yet another Headcorn post.. (A few more added)
Replies: 10
Views: 1422

Re: Yet another Headcorn post.. (A few more added)

Thank you Brian for an informed and sensible response. Personally I love the effort that goes into making historic aircraft look as accurate as possible, even if it means that they don't conform to everyone's expectations or personal preferences. That extends to the aircraft not always looking prist...
by BriLlo
Tue 26 Jun 2018, 10:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Most influential aircraft company?
Replies: 32
Views: 2921

Re: Most influential aircraft company?

A vote for Bristol. World's first real aircraft producer - Boxkite series production First organised flying schools in UK (Brooklands & Larkhill) First (and only successful) British monoplane fighter in WW1 (M.1) Bristol Scout - hugely influential early fighter - the inspiration for the Sopwith ...
by BriLlo
Fri 23 Feb 2018, 6:52 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Heavy prop from Jerez to Mildenhall this evening
Replies: 3
Views: 1950

Re: Heavy prop from Jerez to Mildenhall this evening

Thanks 'Effects'
You answered my next question before I'd even asked it : )
Much appreciated, I'll give it a go.
BriLlo
by BriLlo
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 11:21 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Heavy prop from Jerez to Mildenhall this evening
Replies: 3
Views: 1950

Heavy prop from Jerez to Mildenhall this evening

Heard a heavy sounding prop aircraft passing over SW London Wimbledon at about 17:45. Flightradar24 had no aircraft type/flight number/reg details at all, but it was cruising at about 12,000' and 230mph (or knots - not sure). Followed into Mildenhall where it landed at around 18:00. Any ideas/info g...
by BriLlo
Sat 13 Jan 2018, 8:25 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford January Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 2~ 25Jan18*
Replies: 20
Views: 4711

Re: Duxford January Bimbles ~ 12Jan18

Hooray, the Bimbles are back!

Thanks Brian.

I often flew in that Chippie as a young Air Cadet at 3AEF, Filton in the late 60s and very early 70s.

Great colour scheme, and great to see the T20 running. Wouldn't be so noisy if it had it's proper engine : )

Pleasure flights anyone?

Brian
by BriLlo
Fri 08 Dec 2017, 8:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Chateaudun - anything to see from the outside?
Replies: 6
Views: 1695

Re: Chateaudun - anything to see from the outside?

Thanks Tankbuster, so OK to look, but keep your camera out of sight : )
by BriLlo
Fri 08 Dec 2017, 8:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Chateaudun - anything to see from the outside?
Replies: 6
Views: 1695

Re: Chateaudun - anything to see from the outside?

Thanks Tankbuster, so OK to look, but keep your camera out of sight : )
by BriLlo
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 10:28 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Seoul ADEX 2017 - image heavy
Replies: 11
Views: 3915

Re: Seoul ADEX 2017 - image heavy

Amazing images of some stunning (and surprising) aircraft. A pristine 748! A heavily modded 125. I had no idea, ex Japanese by any chance? And what is the helicopter in shots 12 & 13? Indigenous I guess, but looks like a Black Hawk & Puma's love child. Definitely worth a visit! Thanks for po...
by BriLlo
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 10:03 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Seoul ADEX 2017 - image heavy
Replies: 11
Views: 3915

Re: Seoul ADEX 2017 - image heavy

Amazing images of some stunning (and surprising) aircraft. A pristine 748! A heavily modded 125. I had no idea, ex Japanese by any chance? And what is the helicopter in shots 12 & 13? Indigenous I guess, but looks like a Black Hawk & Puma's love child. Definitely worth a visit! Thanks for po...
by BriLlo
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 9:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Chateaudun - anything to see from the outside?
Replies: 6
Views: 1695

Chateaudun - anything to see from the outside?

Hi all
I'll be driving back from Toulouse next week and night stopping in Orleans. I wondered whether it's worth a detour to the FAF storage base?
Any hints gratefully received.

Many thanks
BriLlo
by BriLlo
Sun 26 Nov 2017, 6:03 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Over Axalp... Wildgarst 2017 by Rzepka
Replies: 20
Views: 5455

Re: Over Axalp... Wildgarst 2017 by Rzepka

As ever. Wow!
Rzepka and Axalp, apart from scoring high in Scrabble, will never disappointment.

All brilliant, but 6 and 10 stand out for me.

Superb!
by BriLlo
Sat 23 Sep 2017, 8:45 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Daedalus 100 Lee-on-Solent 16 Sep 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1838

Re: Daedalus 100 Lee-on-Solent 16 Sep 2017

Great pics Terry, looks like an interesting line-up.

Is the Aurigny Trislander still airworthy?

And anyone any idea G-ESSL is painted up as GWLAD?

Cheers

Brian
by BriLlo
Tue 19 Sep 2017, 9:47 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford September Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 2~19Sep17*
Replies: 13
Views: 5944

Re: Duxford September Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 2~19Sep17*

I only realised when I visited Duxford on the 9th and saw that they were about to put a four bladed prop on the 2 seat Sea Fury that it's had it's Centaurus replaced by an American engine - I thought the rocker covers looked odd in Brian's picture, but the penny didn't drop. Such a pity, but I guess...
by BriLlo
Thu 10 Aug 2017, 7:38 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford August Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 3-27Aug17*
Replies: 13
Views: 4080

Re: Duxford August Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 1-10Aug17*

Nice pics as ever Brian, welcome back.

Nice to see the Freelance, didn't know it was still airworthy. According to Wikki there was only 1, but there are pics of 2, G-NACA & G-NACI. I suspect CA was the modified Britten Norman Nymph prototype G-AXFB.