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by BEX
Tue 05 Sep 2017, 6:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Tyre question
Replies: 8
Views: 2089

Re: Tyre question

Something else to consider re airliner tyres.

Apart from the set that came with the aeroplane when it was delivered brand new, most other tyres will be re-treads, albeit remanufactured to the same standard are the originals. The carcasses are re-used... again ... and again. :smile:

Cheers
BEX
by BEX
Sun 29 Jan 2017, 7:37 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Heathrow T2 Early 1990s
Replies: 3
Views: 1651

Re: Heathrow T2 Early 1990s

Thanks for the update. No dates on the album, so had to guess. Old brain isn't what it used to be :sad:
by BEX
Sun 29 Jan 2017, 4:34 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Heathrow T2 Early 1990s
Replies: 3
Views: 1651

Heathrow T2 Early 1990s

Had a loft turn out and found a few pictures from my past. Like many, I spent the odd Sunday afternoon on top of Queens Building at Heathrow. Here are a few of the ahem.. "better" pics. Hope they are of interest. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/647/32211651660_53dcfe27fb_b.jpg EGLL by gospor...
by BEX
Mon 18 Apr 2016, 3:00 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Popham airfield Jodel Fly In 10-04-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

Re: Popham airfield Jodel Fly In 10-04-2016

Nothing as far as I know. I had many happy hours flying in FO but the time had come to move it on to the next owner.

The chap I sold her to intended to keep the aeroplane at Thruxton and I think it's still there.
by BEX
Sun 17 Apr 2016, 7:53 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Popham airfield Jodel Fly In 10-04-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

Re: Popham airfield Jodel Fly In 10-04-2016

Nice pictures.

It was indeed a windy and gusty day, with lots of low level turbulence.

How do I know? That's me in the Pup, 'EV :wink:

BEX
by BEX
Mon 28 Mar 2016, 6:20 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Storm Damage at Popham
Replies: 2
Views: 1910

Storm Damage at Popham

Storm Katie swept through last night. Unfortunately there were a couple of aviation casualties at Popham. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1652/25487229294_bef9bd8b19_b.jpg Untitled by gosport_flyer , on Flickr From another angle. Up on the hill you can see the AN-2 which has also been "bent"...
by BEX
Tue 15 Sep 2015, 6:29 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Tiger Moth: Return from Italy
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

Re: Tiger Moth: Return from Italy

I believe they are housings for pyrotechnics

ImageDSC05802 by gosport_flyer, on Flickr

The aeroplane was used for aerobatic air displays whilst in Italy. I guess these had something to do with it.

BEX
by BEX
Mon 14 Sep 2015, 7:31 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Tiger Moth: Return from Italy
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

Tiger Moth: Return from Italy

This DH82a (G-ASPV) was rebuilt in the early 2000s, but sadly the chap who did the restoration was seriously injured in a car accident. The aircraft then went to Italy for a few years. It was brought back to the UK by AT aviation in an epic 20 hours flying time (and many stops!), arriving at Bransco...
by BEX
Wed 15 Apr 2015, 12:58 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Greenham in the wet late 1970s early 1980s
Replies: 3
Views: 2764

Re: Greenham in the wet late 1970s early 1980s

Aha! That's it, the Newbury Air Festival. I knew it wasn't an IAT, but couldn't remember the event... or why I traipsed around in the wet?

Thanks
BEX
by BEX
Wed 15 Apr 2015, 12:39 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Greenham in the wet late 1970s early 1980s
Replies: 3
Views: 2764

Greenham in the wet late 1970s early 1980s

Sorry, can't remember exactly when I took these, but I do remember it was at Greenham Common and it was VERY wet. Not the best quality as they've been in a drawer for 30 odd years. I think used an early Practika LTL or some such at the time. I have scanned them to the best of my ability. I hope you ...
by BEX
Thu 29 Jan 2015, 8:49 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Very old and somewhat rare !
Replies: 22
Views: 5671

Re: Very old and somewhat rare !

Like all these, especially the Comper Swift and the Blenheim pic.

Although the starboard undercarriage on the Blenheimhas collapsed, it doesn't look like the engine was running at the time. (Propellor blades aren't bent).

BEX
by BEX
Tue 08 Apr 2014, 10:03 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Sun 'n Fun Splash In 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 2913

Sun 'n Fun Splash In 2014

Surprised no-one has posted pics here from this Central Florida event as there seemed to be a fair number of Brits in attendance. (Including several UK ATC cadets who volunteer for this and the main Sun 'n Fun event. Good for them) The Splash In was held at Lake Agnes, next door to the recently clos...
by BEX
Sat 11 Jan 2014, 9:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New C-17 Customer...
Replies: 18
Views: 3599

Re: New C-17 Customer...

Agreed, it does look rather good, doesn't it. Can't help but wonder what a C-17 would look like in the 1970s MAC scheme (White / Grey), like this C-141A http://webspace.webring.com/people/qb/b31640/c141-2.jpg There's precedent for these sort of "legacy" schemes in the civil world of course.
by BEX
Wed 29 May 2013, 9:40 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Popham 26th May Andover Strut LAA Fly-In!
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: Popham 26th May Andover Strut LAA Fly-In!

Sorry I missed you too.... I ended up chatting with the owner / pilot of the UH-12C, a friend I haven't seen for a while.

Hope to be at the Vans fly in :)

BEX
by BEX
Wed 29 May 2013, 4:50 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Popham 26th May Andover Strut LAA Fly-In!
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: Popham 26th May Andover Strut LAA Fly-In!

Seconded, a very nice set of pictures.

The weather was excellent, all I can think is that confusion over the date put some people off

I wonder how many turned up on the Monday? :wink:

Cheers
BEX
by BEX
Mon 27 May 2013, 9:11 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Sunday at Popham
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Re: Sunday at Poham

Not many visitors...


Well, I was there in G-ARFO!

The Hiller UH-12C (last pic) is historic btw, but not as a US Army machine. It was the LAPDs first police helicopter :smile:

Cheers

BEX
by BEX
Wed 31 Oct 2012, 8:21 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Duxford visit 1975 (Airshow added)
Replies: 13
Views: 3417

Re: Duxford visit 1975

Here's the same B-24 again, 37 years later.... pretty much unchanged. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8044/8142541063_18aa563d00_c.jpg [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/55366415@N08/8142541063/] It is indeed owned by Kermit Weeks. Taken at Fantasy of Flight museum Florida a couple of weeks ago
by BEX
Fri 29 Jun 2012, 10:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Latest an aircraft can land? (Unlit runway)
Replies: 12
Views: 1465

Re: Latest an aircraft can land? (Unlit runway)

Just for the record then, official "night" is the period from half an hour after sunset to half an hour before sunrise So, a landing after sunset may not actually be a night flight. Remember, the horizon is further away at altitude. That said, landing at night on a completely unlit surface...
by BEX
Sun 10 Jun 2012, 2:29 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Air Britain Fly In 9th June 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1836

Re: Air Britain Fly In 9th June 2012

It was a bit grey, windy and damp wasn't it?

Some nice pics here though, despite the weather... I particularly like the classic Cessna 150A G-ARFO....

(but then I would, that's me driving it :biggrin: )

BEX
by BEX
Tue 05 Jun 2012, 4:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Queens diamond jubilee
Replies: 201
Views: 45402

Re: The Queens diamond jubilee

According to local radio (Wave 105) Reds cancelled at Southampton due weather..... :sad:

Not surprised, it's been raining most of the afternoon here

BEX
by BEX
Wed 28 Mar 2012, 9:15 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Turweston VAC Fly-In 25/03/2012 - Pic Heavy
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: Turweston VAC Fly-In 25/03/2012 - Pic Heavy

Thanks for that, a nice find. Not a bad landing, even if I do say so myself :wink:

BEX
by BEX
Tue 27 Mar 2012, 6:51 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Turweston VAC Fly-In 25/03/2012 - Pic Heavy
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: Turweston VAC Fly-In 25/03/2012 - Pic Heavy

Thanks for looking Ralph,
I did spot (but not photograph) a couple of young fillies in period dress wandering around - I should have asked them to pose!

One lady, lots of changes of clothes. (don't ask how I know :shock: )

BEX
by BEX
Tue 27 Mar 2012, 5:02 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Turweston VAC Fly-In 25/03/2012 - Pic Heavy
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: Turweston VAC Fly-In 25/03/2012 - Pic Heavy

Nice set of pictures of a really nice day. I wonder if you captured any of Cessna 150A G-ARFO? I ask because I flew in with my wife as passenger, her first visit to a fly in (my wife, not the aeroplane!) Whilst wandering around I took a picture of this pretty thing (the girls quite nice as well... a...
by BEX
Fri 17 Feb 2012, 8:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Best examples of aircraft improvisation?
Replies: 56
Views: 4651

Re: Best examples of aircraft improvisation?

Ref the Harrier "people pod", yes it was built and fitted, but as far as I know, never actually flown with anyone in it (unlike the P-38 pod which was used a lot). Here's a pic.. http://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getasset.aspx?itemid=1699 The Americans had a similar plan, but again, I don...
by BEX
Fri 17 Feb 2012, 4:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Best examples of aircraft improvisation?
Replies: 56
Views: 4651

Re: Best examples of aircraft improvisation?

How about the P-38 Lightning Transport ? From Wiki Standard Lightnings were used as crew and cargo transports in the South Pacific. They were fitted with pods attached to the underwing pylons, replacing drop tanks or bombs, that could carry a single passenger in a lying-down position, or cargo. This...