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by Northdownaeros
Mon 22 Jun 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Headcorn 20/06
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Headcorn 20/06

DOUGHNUT wrote:
Sun 21 Jun 2020, 3:33 pm
What is the story with the wing walker Stearman. Is somebody selling flights ??

Yes. https://thewingwalkcompany.com
by Northdownaeros
Sat 16 May 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Headcorn Air Show
Replies: 42
Views: 11379

Re: Headcorn Air Show

Postponed until 25th-27th September
by Northdownaeros
Sat 07 Mar 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: ‘Pegs’ joins the Biggin Hill stable
Replies: 13
Views: 3093

Re: ‘Pegs’ joins the Biggin Hill stable

I'm afraid that I just dont understand the trend in converting airframes into 2 seaters


Think of it as a Hurricane Money Box... :lmao:
by Northdownaeros
Sat 29 Feb 2020, 11:01 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Tiger Moth from Ireland mid 1980's.
Replies: 9
Views: 1600

Re: Tiger Moth from Ireland mid 1980's.

Here is 'PGM at Redhill in 1986

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by Northdownaeros
Tue 11 Aug 2015, 8:49 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: London City Airport for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 1652

Re: London City Airport for sale

wonder what will happen to the planned expansion.


I'm sure they could extend the runway another 1.6m if they get an industrial shoehorn in. Very expensive to expand this airport, the site is constrained by housing, water and industrial parks.
by Northdownaeros
Sun 03 May 2015, 4:40 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2015- Sunday 3rd May
Replies: 240
Views: 48168

Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2015- Sunday 3rd May

The gnat team have just displayed in awful conditions and one of them came very very close to tragedy.... Everyone thought he was going in... Very close call.


What happened?
by Northdownaeros
Fri 03 Apr 2015, 8:45 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: MH-1521 Broussard
Replies: 9
Views: 2776

Re: MH-1521 Broussard

It flew from Bruntingthorpe to Rochester. It is now at At Headcorn and owned by Dale Featherby. No Broussards at Headcorn... F-GKRO (as seen in the picture) left Headcorn for Damyns Hall a few weeks ago. The Broussard which was at Rochester left by road a few months ago after sitting outside for a ...
by Northdownaeros
Tue 06 Jan 2015, 7:29 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: The Mick Freer Archives (Updated more photos added 07/12/17)
Replies: 113
Views: 47603

Re: The Mick Freer Archives (More photos added 05/01/15)

I think the fin fillet on XV814 was added when the large under fuselage trials pod was installed. I bagged a 5 hour passenger ride in '814 in May 1983 from RAE Farnborough and the fin fillet & front pod had been removed by then.
by Northdownaeros
Fri 31 Oct 2014, 9:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Missing Mustang
Replies: 16
Views: 3070

Re: The Missing Mustang

P51D = Mustang IV, P51K = Mustang IVa. About twice as many of the IVa delivered to the RAF as the IV. Not sure what the differences are, P51K has the same canopy as P51D. Different type of propeller. The P-51K had an Aeroproducts Propeller instead of the 'standard' Hamilton Standard type on the P-51D
by Northdownaeros
Tue 26 Aug 2014, 7:48 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: top side passes- why so difficult?
Replies: 14
Views: 3041

Re: top side passes- why so difficult?

You must remember that air displays are not only there for the snappers. Most people who pay to get in don't really care what the aeroplane does as long as they see it fly. Pilots fly their routine.... To answer your original question, it's not difficult but dependant on the crowd line layout. Old W...
by Northdownaeros
Fri 15 Aug 2014, 9:36 am
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Storm clouds over Headcorn delay Vintage Aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 1737

Re: Storm clouds over Headcorn delay Vintage Aircraft

Looks like you missed the two German Focke Wulf Steiglitz which arrived later...
by Northdownaeros
Fri 25 Apr 2014, 9:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A "decent" Hunter back in the air soon???
Replies: 50
Views: 8049

Re: A "decent" Hunter back in the air soon???

What's the significance of the white spine?


ISTR Lightnings in the Far East had white painted spines to keep the AVPIN tank cool. I think Hunters had AVPIN starters so maybe that?
by Northdownaeros
Tue 04 Mar 2014, 10:15 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: G-UKAL Rarely Photographed Aircraft + Update !
Replies: 11
Views: 4115

Re: G-UKAL Rarely Photographed Aircraft ?

Looking at the lack of windows, and the owners details, I'd say that was one of the Met Police's 'sneaky beaky' surveillance aircraft, based out of Farnborough. G-BVJT and G-TDSA are also theirs...

Guess I'll have a black Vauxhall Omega turning up outside my gaff next :heyhey:
by Northdownaeros
Sun 23 Feb 2014, 10:02 am
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Dream flight taken
Replies: 4
Views: 1750

Re: Dream flight taken

Callair?
by Northdownaeros
Wed 19 Feb 2014, 8:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Loss of Gypsy Moth G-AAZG near Banbury, Sunday
Replies: 51
Views: 9859

Re: Loss of Gypsy Moth G-AAZG near Banbury, Sunday

18000 hours beats my 630 naturally!


Wow! You are experienced aren't you? :lmao:
by Northdownaeros
Wed 08 Jan 2014, 9:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Kings Cup Air Race 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2210

Re: Kings Cup Air Race 2014

Same weekend as Red Bull at Ascot, Sywell and Woburn? Great planning! I don't think the Royal Aero Club Racing mob do it for the spectators benefit….I 'watched' a race last year (Well, I happened to be at the airfield anyway) and the most exciting bit was watching a crew posing in their matching fl...
by Northdownaeros
Sun 18 Aug 2013, 7:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Do airshow organisers ever consider static placings?
Replies: 11
Views: 2078

Re: Do airshow organisers ever consider static placings?

Airshows are not just for the photographers.

Little Johnny and his parents who go just to see aeroplanes close up really couldn't give a monkeys if the aeroplanes are not parked in the right place..... They probably make up 75% of the paying punters
by Northdownaeros
Fri 16 Aug 2013, 4:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Do airshow organisers ever consider static placings?
Replies: 11
Views: 2078

Re: Do airshow organisers ever consider static placings?

My experience with taking aeroplanes to airshows as static has proved that the greater distance between them and the public, the less I worry. We took a very expensive Warbird fighter to an event a few years ago. Aeroplanes parked in an enclosure without barriers around them to encourage photographs...
by Northdownaeros
Tue 30 Jul 2013, 7:26 am
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Worth the Wait - AND AGAIN!!
Replies: 15
Views: 3715

Re: Worth the Wait

I'd love to be the guy in the back!


I think the guy in the back is actually a girl..
by Northdownaeros
Mon 15 Jul 2013, 3:32 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Kenley Revival weekend 7th/8th September
Replies: 3
Views: 1046

Re: RAF Kenley Revival weekend 7th/8th September

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Kenley Air Show Ltd greatly regret that we have had to postpone this years event. However, we are fully committed to providing an even better show in 2014. All bookings will be fully refunded for this year and please monitor this page and the website for fur...
by Northdownaeros
Thu 11 Jul 2013, 10:08 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: This guy is just crazy!
Replies: 21
Views: 2675

Re: This guy is just crazy!

Don't the rules of the air state you must remain 500ft above ground level?


No, in UK just 500ft clear of person, vessels, vehicles and structures.. That is until EASA spoil the fun and bring in the 'not below 500ft' rule some time soon :wall:
by Northdownaeros
Tue 02 Jul 2013, 8:55 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Help with photograph ident.
Replies: 7
Views: 1377

Re: Help with photograph ident.

It's definitely a DH82a Tiger Moth, the frame with holes in at the tail end, the wheels and undercarriage struts give it away.. .
by Northdownaeros
Tue 28 May 2013, 6:51 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Are you in or out?
Replies: 180
Views: 21006

Re: Are you in or out?

I wonder how long it is before the CAA, who grant the display permission and amongst other things take into consideration the risk to third parties outside the event, insist that the area under the display line/area is clear of people or refuse to issue the permission. Looking from the airfield, the...
by Northdownaeros
Tue 30 Apr 2013, 6:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Video! Bagram Airfield 747 Crash 29 APR 2013
Replies: 58
Views: 9543

Re: Video! Bagram Airfield 747 Crash 29 APR 2013

Nobody (yet) has quoted that bl00dy awful poem that gets posted when anyone dies in a plane crash :wall: