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by TEXANTOMCAT
Wed 03 Mar 2021, 10:51 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Sywell Aviation Museum Book & Model Sale 22/5/21 & reopening
Replies: 0
Views: 225

Sywell Aviation Museum Book & Model Sale 22/5/21 & reopening

SYWELL AVIATION MUSEUM BOOK & MODEL SALE - 22/5/21 1000-1400HRS Sywell Aviation Museum has been hit hard by the COVID-19 lockdown and as such we are hosting this one off event to help raise funds for the Museum as we rely on donations to survive. - Military/Aviation Books/ Model Kits and more for sa...
by TEXANTOMCAT
Sun 21 Feb 2021, 10:54 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 486
Views: 189067

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

Top work as ever matey well done!

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by TEXANTOMCAT
Sun 21 Feb 2021, 10:51 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Melvyn Hiscock
Replies: 10
Views: 1928

Re: Melvyn Hiscock

A top bloke blue skies Melv

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by TEXANTOMCAT
Fri 05 Feb 2021, 2:15 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: IWM Duxford Transferring Land Warfare Hall Contents to Pima?
Replies: 39
Views: 3374

IWM Duxford Transferring Land Warfare Hall Contents to Pima?

A friend recently sent me this link - I appreciate its not historic aviation but may have implications for the rest of the collection! https://webcms.pima.gov/UserFiles/Servers/Server_6/File/Government/Administration/CHHmemosFor%20Web/2021/February/bd-Expansion%20of%20the%20Pima%20Air%20and%20Space%...
by TEXANTOMCAT
Fri 29 Jan 2021, 9:51 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Anyone room for a V bomber cockpit?
Replies: 9
Views: 2081

Re: Anyone room for a V bomber cockpit?

Surely the suggested price is bonkers- I would have thought each cockpit would be 15kISH - the Nimrod fuse from Scotland was around 12k and was complete - then the Hunter was about 10 and the Buccs 15k IIRC - plus you need to add in the buyers premium and VAT etc - and move the damn things - and res...
by TEXANTOMCAT
Tue 26 Jan 2021, 11:49 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Scotland's National Museum of Flight
Replies: 7
Views: 1667

Re: Scotland's National Museum of Flight

Great pics thanks for sharing

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by TEXANTOMCAT
Tue 19 Jan 2021, 12:08 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: DH Chipmunk WK640/G-BWUV Restoration Project
Replies: 26
Views: 2883

Re: DH Chipmunk WK640/G-BWUV Restoration Project

This is excellent stuff - our own Chippax has been put to very good use with our younger visitors and I agree the SYAM Scout idea is genius. I might suggest though that you put a PR out to the LAA as well as FP etc for Chippie bits - there are of course many flyers and the front of a scrapped canopy...
by TEXANTOMCAT
Thu 07 Jan 2021, 4:20 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RAFM disposals
Replies: 31
Views: 3923

Re: RAFM disposals

oooor to accentuate the positive 1) shows people are aware of Newark' Air Museum 2) believe you to be good custodians/ have a good reputation 3) people want to help. Tis ever this - I get bizarre requests all the time via the museum phone number and email address - many for the aerodrome proper - my...
by TEXANTOMCAT
Thu 07 Jan 2021, 3:24 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RAFM disposals
Replies: 31
Views: 3923

Re: RAFM disposals

I fully appreciate the debate aspect, in this case elsewhere about 'supposed' disposals, that may or may not be happening. As someone who almost lost a hard-won delivery location for a Saab Viggen aircraft, due to speculation and 'debate' based on 100% wrong 'inside' information, I tend to be a bit...
by TEXANTOMCAT
Thu 07 Jan 2021, 1:55 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RAFM disposals
Replies: 31
Views: 3923

Re: RAFM disposals

I suspect Howard disposal of 25 airframes from a National collection may well stimulate some opinions and debate - thats what fora are for!!
by TEXANTOMCAT
Mon 21 Dec 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 138430

Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Ditto - many thanks!

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by TEXANTOMCAT
Thu 17 Dec 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Amazing resource of private WW2 aircraft photos - mainly SAAF - check it out!
Replies: 0
Views: 321

Amazing resource of private WW2 aircraft photos - mainly SAAF - check it out!

Am sure many of you will have seen this before but if not you can happily while away the hours here with these collections of private albums- Hurris, Tomahawks, Kittyhawks, Spitfires, Harts, Tiger Moths, B-24s, even a Puss Moth! PLUS loads of captured Axis aircraft before and after their repaint int...
by TEXANTOMCAT
Sat 12 Dec 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Berlin-Gatow - December 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1894

Re: Berlin-Gatow - December 2019

Great photos thanks for sharing

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by TEXANTOMCAT
Fri 11 Dec 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Chuck Yeager
Replies: 19
Views: 2316

Re: Chuck Yeager

It’s his short hand for shooting enemy aircraft down. It made me chuckle each time he wrote it because I am juvenile
by TEXANTOMCAT
Thu 10 Dec 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Chuck Yeager
Replies: 19
Views: 2316

Re: Chuck Yeager

I think he was quite a marmite character TBH - certainly a brave chap but ruthless as well. His autobiography mentions 'waxing a lot of fannies' with Bud Anderson

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by TEXANTOMCAT
Wed 09 Dec 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)
Replies: 91
Views: 12977

Re: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)

Thunderbolt & Thunderbolt II - in formation - Marvellous!

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by TEXANTOMCAT
Mon 07 Dec 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Reid & Sigrist RS4 Bobsleigh Desford aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 1500

Re: Reid & Sigrist RS4 Bobsleigh Desford aircraft

Good for Newark👍 Weird that the Council spent money on getting it flying only to bench it shortly afterwards following no public displays!

Ah the wonders of local authority Museums!
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by TEXANTOMCAT
Sun 06 Dec 2020, 10:13 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 486
Views: 189067

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

Where is the Yorkshire Jet Groper? Is he in a Jaffa cake based coma somewhere?
by TEXANTOMCAT
Sun 06 Dec 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: North Weald Diary 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 5673

Re: North Weald Diary 2020

Lovely thanks for sharing 👍
by TEXANTOMCAT
Sat 05 Dec 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 486
Views: 189067

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

Many thanks for all the updates, info and fun through the year mate. She’ll be patiently waiting til you can get back on the tools (after the first hour trying to remember where you left them :) )

Happy Xmas to you and the team from all at Sywell

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by TEXANTOMCAT
Fri 04 Dec 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Musée de l'Air
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

Re: Musée de l'Air

IIRC the Pioneer Hall has been open for some time, there was an article in Aeroplane or Flypast about it recently :)
by TEXANTOMCAT
Thu 03 Dec 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Musée de l'Air
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

Re: Musée de l'Air

Super photos thanks very much for sharing

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by TEXANTOMCAT
Tue 01 Dec 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Catalina loch Ness difficulties
Replies: 37
Views: 5585

Re: Catalina loch Ness difficulties

Brilliant news - well done everyone!

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by TEXANTOMCAT
Wed 25 Nov 2020, 9:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: DB Cooper Hijacking Programme
Replies: 10
Views: 1523

Re: DB Cooper Hijacking Programme

🤦‍♀️ oke doke $195k!!