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by ozplane
Mon 08 Feb 2021, 10:59 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 486
Views: 189288

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

Wasn't there a Halifax nose section in Hangar 5 at Duxford or was I dreaming (not unknown). If there was then perhaps it might shed some light (no pun intended).
by ozplane
Sat 12 Dec 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Berlin-Gatow - December 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1903

Re: Berlin-Gatow - December 2019

I remember going to an air display at Aschaffenburg in the early 80s when Doug Arnold's (?) Ju52 arrived with the swastika in place. I did notice a certain stiffening of the right arms of the older members of the crowd.
by ozplane
Tue 01 Dec 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Scone 27 Nov 20, winter sunshine
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: Scone 27 Nov 20, winter sunshine

Some lovely shots there, many thanks. I bet the chaps in the Quiks were cold and the "moonshot" was a good capture.
by ozplane
Tue 17 Nov 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Festival 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 3632

Re: Duxford Festival 2021

It was on the General Aviation forum on the Flyer Forums. The thread was entitled "End of an era". It also gives a list of the "Flying Days" which I think are the "Showcase" days re-branded and there are a lot more of them. Only two big airshows though, the other one being the B of B show in Septemb...
by ozplane
Mon 16 Nov 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Festival 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 3632

Duxford Festival 2021

Looks like the Duxford Festival will be on 24/25 July next year. I wonder what the format will be.
by ozplane
Sat 19 Sep 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: My flight in Hawker Hurricane BE505
Replies: 19
Views: 2527

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: 19
Views: 2527

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: 258
Views: 48316

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: 258
Views: 48316

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: 1544

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: 1982

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: 1982

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: 1982

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: 1924

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: 1924

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: 2797

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: 2797

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: 3947

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: 290
Views: 138487

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: 290
Views: 138487

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: 2102

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: 2102

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: 3044

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.