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by ozplane
Sat 19 Sep 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: My flight in Hawker Hurricane BE505
Replies: 17
Views: 998

Re: My flight in Hawker Hurricane BE505

Thanks AD. I met him when he was flying the 2-seat Spitfire for us at Duxford. He's a really pleasant chap and full of interesting flying stories. Sell some more kits and complete the set by flying the Spitfire perhaps?
by ozplane
Fri 18 Sep 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: My flight in Hawker Hurricane BE505
Replies: 17
Views: 998

Re: My flight in Hawker Hurricane BE505

Good stuff. Who was your pilot in the Hurricane?
by ozplane
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 231
Views: 32303

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - 18th-20th September.

Apologies,already posted.
by ozplane
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 231
Views: 32303

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - 18th-20th September.

The late news on BBC East said there would be an announcement "today" Friday.
by ozplane
Tue 25 Aug 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Air-to-Air with N3200 - Duxford 23/08/2020
Replies: 5
Views: 1297

Re: Air-to-Air with N3200 - Duxford 23/08/2020

I'm pleased you enjoyed it Ralph and those are excellent shots of the Mark One. I'll pass on your thoughts to my colleagues at Classic Wings who I'm sure will appreciate them (Just out of interest I was the bloke doing the Rapide "briefing" before your flight.)
by ozplane
Fri 22 May 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian/South African restorations
Replies: 9
Views: 1776

Re: Ethiopian/South African restorations

That's good news Mike. Is it airworthy?
by ozplane
Thu 21 May 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian/South African restorations
Replies: 9
Views: 1776

Re: Ethiopian/South African restorations

Thanks for the replies so far. So to summarise there are possibly 2 in Canada, one in France (?) and others in Ethiopia. Any updates on the one at Duxford?
by ozplane
Thu 21 May 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian/South African restorations
Replies: 9
Views: 1776

Ethiopian/South African restorations

I was doing some "lockdown" reading of old magazines and came across a reference in a May 1999 edition referring to a cache of aircraft discovered and retrieved to South Africa from Ethiopia. Among the rarer finds were 2 Saab B17s and 2 Fireflies along with a clutch of Saab Safirs and Globe Swifts. ...
by ozplane
Fri 15 May 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Any swifts/swallows yet?
Replies: 15
Views: 1655

Re: Any swifts/swallows yet?

Thanks for the updates chaps. Guess I'll just have to be patient here in Herts.
by ozplane
Thu 14 May 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Any swifts/swallows yet?
Replies: 15
Views: 1655

Any swifts/swallows yet?

It does say this thread is for stuff that doesn't fit elsewhere so I just wondered if anybody has seen swifts/swallows or martins yet this year. Our house martins have usually arrived by now but the only avian activity to date was half a dozen swifts in transit elsewhere. In the absence of actual ai...
by ozplane
Wed 22 Apr 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Red Bulls P38
Replies: 6
Views: 2564

Re: Red Bulls P38

Thanks Mike,that's good to know.
by ozplane
Wed 22 Apr 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Red Bulls P38
Replies: 6
Views: 2564

Re: Red Bulls P38

Is it still airworthy for when the lockdown finishes (if ever?)
by ozplane
Thu 02 Apr 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft storage question.
Replies: 23
Views: 3478

Re: Aircraft storage question.

In the case of light aircraft with Lycoming engines, their recommendation is a minimum of a 30 minute flight every 30 days to prevent corrosion developing. No chance at the moment with the lockdown going on.
by ozplane
Wed 25 Mar 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 110331

Re: Duxford Diary 2020

I didn't have you down as a car enthusiast DCW?
by ozplane
Tue 17 Mar 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 110331

Re: Duxford Diary 2020

More please Duxman! (And indeed all of you)
by ozplane
Mon 16 Mar 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Wellesbourne Airfield
Replies: 5
Views: 1971

Re: Wellesbourne Airfield

Not unreasonably, the folk I spoke to were being a bit cagey about their comments but one did say he "thought the council were on board". We shall see.
by ozplane
Sun 15 Mar 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Wellesbourne Airfield
Replies: 5
Views: 1971

Re: Wellesbourne Airfield

I called in at Wellesbourne on Friday last week and the people I spoke to were all fairly hopeful that flying would continue. The return of Aeros with plans for expansion, as mentioned in the newspaper article, was seen as a positive step in the right direction. (And the cafe was still open and good...
by ozplane
Wed 04 Mar 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Montrose Air Station
Replies: 6
Views: 2861

Re: Montrose Air Station

I know what you mean "wallace". The only reason I felt it worthy of mention was that I was never sure why the RAF Museum had it in the first place. It struck me that it should be airworthy in a civilian scheme at somewhere like Old Warden as it's a significant 1930s type.
by ozplane
Thu 27 Feb 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Montrose Air Station
Replies: 6
Views: 2861

Re: Montrose Air Station

It's not actually a Miles hawk Trainer but a Miles M2H Hawk Major but good to see it being worked on after many years in store. Personally I would like to see a swap with the Hawk Trainer in the Museum of Berkshire Aviation as the Hawk Trainer has more relevance to Montrose and the Hawk major is a s...
by ozplane
Fri 21 Feb 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 146454

Re: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]

Pleased to hear that WR963 is being cared for. She certainly seems to have a better chance of survival than the Duxford Shackleton which looks very unloved but is at least under cover. Hopefully it might get some TLC when the Victor is finished but that looks as though it has quite a long way to go.
by ozplane
Tue 18 Feb 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Museum reopens
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

Re: De Havilland Museum reopens

Thanks chaps. I feel a visit is in order.
by ozplane
Mon 17 Feb 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Museum reopens
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

Re: De Havilland Museum reopens

Good news indeed. Have they moved any exhibits in there yet?
by ozplane
Tue 11 Feb 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Duxford Storm Damage
Replies: 36
Views: 6095

Re: Duxford Storm Damage

A long time since I did my civil engineering but I have a theory about the cladding's departure. The roof profile resembles a wing cross-section and with the wind in the SSW the airflow over the roof could make the roof act as a "wing" and thus generate a lift force that the attachments ar...
by ozplane
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Been a while, a trawl through the archives part 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1809

Re: Been a while, a trawl through the archives part 2

A nice set. What's happened to the Seafire in picture No 13. I haven't seen it since it's accident in France and it always looked good in the RN colour scheme.