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by Wyvernfan
Sun 01 Aug 2021, 7:32 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Scone 1st August
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Scone 1st August

Interesting size comparo with the full size Spit replica against the Mk.26!
by Wyvernfan
Mon 24 May 2021, 5:43 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: The Sywell & Air Leasing Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 11823

Re: Hawker Tempest at Sywell

After so so many false starts, and I really can’t remember how many it’s been, it finally looks like we will actually get to see a Tempest II flying in the air. It looks absolutely stunning and will together with their magnificent Fury be the star of many airshows. Congratulations and many thanks to...
by Wyvernfan
Wed 28 Apr 2021, 6:34 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Sea Fury T.20 VX281
Replies: 57
Views: 7539

Re: Sea Fury T.20 VX281

After seeing that I’m so relieved the crew are ok but I just can’t believe it, another Sea Fury lost ffs.

Losing ‘Invincible ‘ last year was bad enough but for Navy Wings to lose their flagship display act is a massive blow for them!
by Wyvernfan
Mon 12 Apr 2021, 5:03 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Sea Fury T20 G-INVN Forced Landing at Duxford
Replies: 4
Views: 1835

Re: Sea Fury T20 G-INVN Forced Landing at Duxford

I should imagine the engine is down at Farnborough with the AAIB.
by Wyvernfan
Thu 04 Mar 2021, 6:45 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Gannet XL500
Replies: 6
Views: 1523

Re: Gannet XL500

You guys are not the only ones who were looking forward to seeing this fly. Although I seem to recall it was the quoted cost of overhauling the propeller units that actually stopped the project progressing any further. Either way it’s a great shame to of got so far with its restoration to flight and...
by Wyvernfan
Thu 21 Jan 2021, 7:11 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: The Jet Provost that nobody likes!
Replies: 21
Views: 7014

Re: The Jet Provost that nobody likes!

capercaillie wrote:
Wed 20 Jan 2021, 9:13 am

And Wyvernfan, yep the Vixen and P-38 looked absolutely naff as well. There you go. :kissing:

Capercaillie - Should’ve gone to Specsavers :kissing: :kissing:
by Wyvernfan
Tue 19 Jan 2021, 11:17 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: The Jet Provost that nobody likes!
Replies: 21
Views: 7014

Re: The Jet Provost that nobody likes!

Who cares what colour scheme it is? It looks pretty damn cool and it’s still flying - that’s good enough for me!
Those moaning are probably the same ones who complained about the Sea Vixen or P-38 flying in Red Bull colours.

Nice pics by the way.
by Wyvernfan
Sun 27 Dec 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)
Replies: 381
Views: 127978

Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

That’s excellent news - well done. I’m guessing that with Kemble being an already active Airfield there will be commercial costs such as rent and security to pay etc.. but as you have already stipulated there are also many benefits from residing within such an establishment which appears to be takin...
by Wyvernfan
Sun 20 Dec 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: DH Chipmunk WK640/G-BWUV Restoration Project
Replies: 41
Views: 5180

Re: DH Chipmunk WK640/G-BWUV Restoration Project

Nice acquisition blue, and I too like the idea of it being wheelchair accessible - similar to my own cockpit rig, as there are very few out there with that sort of unrestricted access. Personally I’d probably restore and keep the accident damage, as it’s part of its history and makes a great talking...
by Wyvernfan
Sat 12 Dec 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 249
Views: 51599

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Ok thank you. Any idea if they will still be able to ground run the engines on the new site?
by Wyvernfan
Fri 11 Dec 2020, 7:00 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 249
Views: 51599

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Any news on what’s happening with the Dave Thomas airframes of Sea Vixen, Meteor and Venom?
by Wyvernfan
Mon 30 Nov 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Westland Wessex HU.5 XS484 History
Replies: 10
Views: 1460

Re: Westland Wessex HU.5 XS484 History

Many thanks for that Arno, that helps enormously. I have an engine panel from ‘484 which still shows the ‘Spade’ emblem from its time with 771 NAS, plus traces of the different paint colours used during its career. But my real confusion was the fact that the top coat is a hand painted dark green (po...
by Wyvernfan
Sat 21 Nov 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Westland Wessex HU.5 XS484 History
Replies: 10
Views: 1460

Re: Westland Wessex HU.5 XS484 History

Thanks Eric. That was with 771 squadron, and I’m looking for it’s other operators if possible!
by Wyvernfan
Sat 21 Nov 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Westland Wessex HU.5 XS484 History
Replies: 10
Views: 1460

Re: Westland Wessex HU.5 XS484 History

Thanks Pete. Any idea which squadron that was?
by Wyvernfan
Sat 21 Nov 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Westland Wessex HU.5 XS484 History
Replies: 10
Views: 1460

Re: Westland Wessex HU.5 XS484 History

Thank you Keith. Regarding the sand and spinach livery - any idea what squadron that would have been as there’s a chance it may have entered RN service in 1964 in those colours, coded ‘469 RS’?
by Wyvernfan
Sat 21 Nov 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Westland Wessex HU.5 XS484 History
Replies: 10
Views: 1460

Westland Wessex HU.5 XS484 History

I know the first flight, delivery date to the Royal Navy and when this particular Wessex was scrapped but I would appreciate some help with what happened to it in between, such as it’s first squadron, was it used in the Falklands War, did it subsequently serve with the RAF etc? Any help gratefully r...
by Wyvernfan
Sun 15 Nov 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Sea Vixen update
Replies: 25
Views: 7074

Re: Sea Vixen update

Totally understandable news re the Sea Vixen and I’ll be very pleased to see another Sea Fury active - especially a single seater, but I wonder why the Sea Hawk hasn’t taken the Sea Vixens place in the line for restoration to airworthiness?
by Wyvernfan
Mon 07 Sep 2020, 6:34 am
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Stansted AN-12
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

Re: Stansted AN-12

Nice capture especially at Stansted. I don’t think I’ve seen one yet!
by Wyvernfan
Mon 24 Aug 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 249
Views: 51599

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Fantasy fairyland, really Mike, and what about before lockdown? And surely the reality is that the RAF museum has far more resources than some might care to remember. For example did they not exchange a valuable Spitfire airframe in a deal that was supposed to bring the ex Dennis Copping P-40 to th...
by Wyvernfan
Sun 23 Aug 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 249
Views: 51599

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Some enthusiasts seem to inhabit a fantasy fairyland, where space, money and resource are unlimited and no curatorial decisions are required. “We’ll have one of everything please, especially the big stuff!” The reality is that all museums are hurting from the effects of lockdown. Some have had to m...
by Wyvernfan
Sat 22 Aug 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 249
Views: 51599

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Agreed.... And yet Hendon CAN find the resources to recover the remains of a WW2 Luftwaffe bomber that barely resembles its original form. So, are we to deduce from this that the RAF museum decided that the thirty years of stirling work of a modern day RAF refuelling Aircraft is far less worthy of ...
by Wyvernfan
Sat 22 Aug 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 249
Views: 51599

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Agreed.... And yet Hendon CAN find the resources to recover the remains of a WW2 Luftwaffe bomber that barely resembles its original form. So, are we to deduce from this that the RAF museum decided that the thirty years of stirling work of a modern day RAF refuelling Aircraft is far less worthy of r...
by Wyvernfan
Sat 22 Aug 2020, 5:20 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 249
Views: 51599

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

I had always hoped that one of the Tristars there would make it into preservation in the UK. Regardless of the fact that it’s not a British type - which some seem to hold against it, after thirty years of service in the RAF it surely deserves a place in our preservation.
by Wyvernfan
Thu 20 Aug 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 249
Views: 51599

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

But presumably the sale was made by The Walton family without any guarantees for the airframes on site that are not owned by the Waltons being part of the deal? It just sounds like the idea of a museum continuing there is an after thought rather than a priority - a surprising situation given that mo...
by Wyvernfan
Thu 20 Aug 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 249
Views: 51599

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Archer wrote:
Thu 20 Aug 2020, 2:25 pm
If the VC10s are still at Bruntingthorpe on October 31st, the owner will be taken to court and he will have to remove them. If that happens, the scrapman’s axe may be involved.
And that’s by Airfield owners who previously purported to be aviation enthusiasts, right?