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by DOUGHNUT
Sat 17 Oct 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 74
Views: 8640

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

Museums and organisations across the UK have had the money. It is just how they choose to spend it. The RAF Museum choose to spend money on recovering a German bomber aircraft from the seabed, the Heritage Lottery choose to spend money on a privately owned post war bomber. Each will have there opini...
by DOUGHNUT
Sun 11 Oct 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 122
Views: 10601

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

It is only a coat of paint !! Let's be thankful that somebody is thinking about saving it from the scrapman. If the 747 is still around in ten years time then will be the time to discuss what colour to paint it.
by DOUGHNUT
Tue 29 Sep 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Jet suit paramedic tested in the Lake District
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Re: Jet suit paramedic tested in the Lake District

As had been said the lack of equipment that the jet pack flyer can carry will make it of little practical use. Perhaps the funding and training for such equipment could be used to provide a drone surveillance system that would allow the on foot teams to find the injured quicker. Assuming the injured...
by DOUGHNUT
Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Hunter XF526, Birlingham
Replies: 0
Views: 390

Hunter XF526, Birlingham

Hunter XF526, stored on farm at Birlingham. Would like to contact owner Graham Revill ??
by DOUGHNUT
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Meteor T7 WA591
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: Meteor T7 WA591

Congratulations to your friend and best of luck with flying the Meteor. The point is many aircraft live at Chino but not all aircraft there fly. It is a great shame on the UK and the CAA that we can not operate and enjoy these types in British sky's. If USA can do it best of luck and I hope to once ...
by DOUGHNUT
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: September 27 Airshow: Drive-In-Airshow (de Havilland)
Replies: 29
Views: 4492

Re: September 27 Airshow: Drive-In-Airshow (de Havilland)

Anybody operating a Dove / Devon at this time ?
by DOUGHNUT
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group
Replies: 7
Views: 3192

Re: Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group

May be these two projects need to talk to each other.....
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by DOUGHNUT
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Meteor T7 WA591
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: Meteor T7 WA591

Would be very surprise if PoF actually fly the Meteor. Many aircraft in their collection are described as airworthy but are rarely flown. Assume its "donation" is because the owner was sadly killed in a Venom crash couple of years ago. Tragic turn of events as it had only just been sold by Air Atlan...
by DOUGHNUT
Sat 29 Aug 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford and Sally B Membership
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: Duxford and Sally B Membership

Thanks for the update
by DOUGHNUT
Thu 27 Aug 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends to cease at Duxford
Replies: 135
Views: 13606

Re: Flying Legends to cease at Duxford

I can think of several airfields that have all the requirements for safe Warbird maintenance and operation. Maybe there are issues with locations but Sywell and Goodwood both spring to mind.
by DOUGHNUT
Thu 27 Aug 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends to cease at Duxford
Replies: 135
Views: 13606

Re: Flying Legends to cease at Duxford

The idea that TFC can operate its fleet of aircraft away from its home base is hard to comprehend. Old Warden has had TFC aircraft but was a single display, take off and land at home base. TFC have taken aircraft to European shows, Ferte Alasis for example, but never more than two or three aircraft ...
by DOUGHNUT
Thu 27 Aug 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford and Sally B Membership
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Duxford and Sally B Membership

Do Sally B members still get free entrance to Duxford on non-event days ?
If so how can you pre book an entrance time, the website seems to only accept IWM membership for free entry.
by DOUGHNUT
Tue 25 Aug 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends to cease at Duxford
Replies: 135
Views: 13606

Re: Flying Legends to cease at Duxford

How long before TFC decide to move all restoration and operations away from Duxford ? Always understood TFC received favourable rent from IWM in return for providing access to the hangar to see their collection all year around. It is not just about airshows.
by DOUGHNUT
Wed 19 Aug 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Lynx AH7 XZ655
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: Lynx AH7 XZ655

The village is having a scarecrow festival this week. I will try for better images later when the landlord gets his coat and trousers back.
by DOUGHNUT
Wed 19 Aug 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Lynx AH7 XZ655
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Lynx AH7 XZ655

Lynx AH7 XZ655 has turned up in the back garden of my local pub. Located behind the Blue Bell Inn, 7 The Green, Werrington, Peterborough, PE4 6RU https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50243672748_d543f71094_b.jpg IMG_20200816_191353 by paul marsh , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5024451...
by DOUGHNUT
Mon 17 Aug 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 252
Views: 36128

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

If you are not comfortable with crowds, why buy a ticket to go to events that attract a large crowd ?
by DOUGHNUT
Sun 16 Aug 2020, 8:42 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 252
Views: 36128

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

[/quote] I was told pre-booked tickets was around the 1200 mark for the last showcase day. [/quote] There you have the answer 1200 compared to 15000. Can that number be safely allowed to walk thought the hangars ? What about stalls, food vendors and toilets ? The limited number of cars parked on the...
by DOUGHNUT
Sun 16 Aug 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Sea Fury forced landing in Harston, Cambs.
Replies: 44
Views: 7925

Re: Sea Fury forced landing in Harston, Cambs.

Rebuilt Sea Fury's are no different from the Mark 1 Spitfire's which grace our sky's as genuine Dunkirk veterans.
Not saying there is a problem with the system that manufactures these machines, just suggesting an honest approach to what is being sold.
by DOUGHNUT
Wed 22 Jul 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 228
Views: 41471

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Before I consider making a donation to the VC-10 group for what is a very worthy cause I would like to have it confirmed by the group who owns ZD241. The last time this was asked it was suggested that Gary Spores / GJD owned both the VC-10 at Bruntingthorpe. If this is so then I find it hard to acce...
by DOUGHNUT
Tue 21 Jul 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Marham 16/07/2020 – Grey but busy
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Re: Marham 16/07/2020 – Grey but busy

an you comment on which runway was in use and where you were stood to take these photos please.
by DOUGHNUT
Thu 16 Jul 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group
Replies: 7
Views: 3192

Re: Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group

Whilst not wishing to degrade anything that Typhoon Preservation Group plan to achieve with RB396. I wish there was more cooperation with their Canadian friends www.typhoonlegacy.com and their project to rebuild and fly JP843. Surely better to share information and work together to achieve double th...
by DOUGHNUT
Mon 13 Jul 2020, 6:51 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Current List of Airworthy Classic Aircraft in the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 1403

Re: Current List of Airworthy Classic Aircraft in the UK

Nice idea. Best of luck.
Problem will be your definition of classic. Your first list is for Spitfires, normally considered as Warbirds. Classics would include all pre war civil aircraft and who deny the likes of Chipmunk be included.
by DOUGHNUT
Tue 07 Jul 2020, 6:01 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Historic Helicopters Thread
Replies: 38
Views: 7962

Re: The Historic Helicopters Thread

Excellent news.
Operating vintage aircraft of any sort is an expensive business. Other than airshow what income can these aircraft generate ?
Have military specification Sea King ever been used commercially on the UK civil register ?
by DOUGHNUT
Sun 21 Jun 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Headcorn 20/06
Replies: 6
Views: 1180

Re: Headcorn 20/06

What is the story with the wing walker Stearman. Is somebody selling flights ??
by DOUGHNUT
Sun 21 Jun 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: TR-1/U-2 Patch Value/Age
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Re: TR-1/U-2 Patch Value/Age

Would suggest if printed on cloth this is a simple "airshow" job from the 80s/90s. Secondly the TR-1 reference was only used by the Alconbury aircraft. The aircraft from Beale bring referred to as U-2. Each had a different role and equipment fix. So unlikely a single USAF unit would have used both n...