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by centaurus18
Sun 16 Aug 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Sea Fury forced landing in Harston, Cambs.
Replies: 43
Views: 7203

Re: Sea Fury forced landing in Harston, Cambs.

Mike wrote:
Sun 16 Aug 2020, 5:00 pm
Resurrected - maybe. But it is still yet to see air beneath its wings.
Has gone a bit quiet admittedly... doesn't look that far off from running... but that's from the outside looking in.
by centaurus18
Sun 16 Aug 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Sea Fury forced landing in Harston, Cambs.
Replies: 43
Views: 7203

Re: Sea Fury forced landing in Harston, Cambs.

I think Sanders built up a ‘windvane’ Sea Fury out of non-airworthy parts to mount outside their facility as a gate guard. It may well have been that that you saw. That was what we were told it was going to be, but wasn’t sure if they were winding us up! Edit: Found the photos showing the fuselage ...
by centaurus18
Sun 12 Apr 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Lt. 'Hoagy' Carmichael Sea Fury WJ232/114
Replies: 14
Views: 2879

Re: Lt. 'Hoagy' Carmichael Sea Fury WJ232/114

I assume this is for the Fury just arrived at Sywell, 232's scheme has been done to death as has the 115 scheme, I know the owner can paint it as they like but would it not be worth considering the history of that flight and painting it as the real mig killer, would be a great change IMHO, best reg...
by centaurus18
Sun 05 Apr 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: HHA aircraft list
Replies: 9
Views: 2740

Re: HHA aircraft list

Hunters G-GAII, G-HPUX and G-CGHU are still stored outside as of this past week :)
by centaurus18
Sun 22 Mar 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RNHF airframes now civil!
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

Re: RNHF airframes now civil!

What’s happening with the other Swordfish, LS326? To quote the parliamentary statement back in January.... "The future of a fifth aircraft, Swordfish (LS326), is currently under consideration" ...so I guess it's still officially a military-owned airframe at the moment, but that could chan...
by centaurus18
Sun 22 Mar 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: 69 deg North
Replies: 11
Views: 4403

Re: 69 deg North

Super dooper pooper scooper :) Outstanding!
by centaurus18
Sun 22 Mar 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RNHF airframes now civil!
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

RNHF airframes now civil!

Following the Ministerial Statement made in January, whereby the MoD intended to gift most of the RNHF airframes to the Fly Navy Heritage Trust, three of the four airframes have now appeared on the CAA register.... Swordfish I W5856 reverts back to G-BMGC, whilst Chipmunk WK608 and Sea Fury FB.11 VR...
by centaurus18
Sun 22 Mar 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Sea Vixen update
Replies: 19
Views: 4685

Re: Sea Vixen update

Mike wrote:Do Fly Navy (as they are now) still use Tim Manna's Harvard as a tailwheel trainer?


Yes I think it still has access to using it - Tim is on very good terms with the guys at Yeovilton.
by centaurus18
Tue 10 Mar 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Sea Vixen update
Replies: 19
Views: 4685

Re: Sea Vixen update

Not saying anything should necessarily be sold, just that it's an interesting question. In theory I get the logic for using the two seat Sea Fury as a trainer, but it seems a bit of a luxury as a trainer when they also have the Chipmunk. And to extend your BBMF comparison... they don't have a 2 sea...
by centaurus18
Tue 10 Mar 2020, 5:13 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Sea Vixen update
Replies: 19
Views: 4685

Re: Sea Vixen update

As an aside, if the question does get asked going forward about operating two Swordfish/Furies.... the same could be posed about BBMF needing all those Spitfires....
by centaurus18
Tue 10 Mar 2020, 5:08 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Sea Vixen update
Replies: 19
Views: 4685

Re: Sea Vixen update

I think that's a really interesting question. Do they need multiple examples of the Sea Fury or Swordfish? What would the sale of one or more of their duplicates raise? And crucially, how would it stack up against the cost of getting the Sea Vixen back to airworthy status? Realistically if this hap...
by centaurus18
Wed 22 Jan 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Al Walker
Replies: 4
Views: 2121

Re: Al Walker

Always remember him wearing the Arabic headscarf when piloting the OFMC ISS Fury in the 90s.... top display pilot.
RIP.
by centaurus18
Sun 17 Nov 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New HHA Hunter.
Replies: 19
Views: 4277

Re: New HHA Hunter.

Once this flies, it'll increase the number of flying Hunters based in the UK by 50%, to 3.
That is pretty much it (Dutch-based F.6A G-KAXF not being considered) and is likely to remain like this, with the grounding of all Avon 100-series Hunters. :(
by centaurus18
Fri 16 Aug 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Current aircraft being restored to flight
Replies: 61
Views: 22198

Re: Current aircraft being restored to flight

TFC will hopefully have its single seat Sea Fury back from restoration in the USA... it's already on the CAA register as G-SEAF and is the ex-OFMC red 'frame from Duxford in the 90s.
by centaurus18
Fri 09 Aug 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New CAA registrations G-RNTB / RNFA
Replies: 36
Views: 7289

Re: New CAA registrations G-RNTB / RNFA

Domvickery wrote:And the airframes are.........?


Sorry, meant to add that in to the original post. :oops:
by centaurus18
Fri 09 Aug 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New CAA registrations G-RNTB / RNFA
Replies: 36
Views: 7289

New CAA registrations G-RNTB / RNFA

G-RNTB and G-RNFA.

...or "Royal Navy Tee Bird" and "Royal Navy Fighter Attack"

An interesting project - both airframes in good nick having been looked after well since their flying careers ended...
enthusiastic and wealthy owners....

It could happen...!


:shock: :sweat: :worship:
by centaurus18
Sun 04 Aug 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Football Grounds
Replies: 59
Views: 23762

Re: Football Grounds

You dont appear to have any photos of Ipswich at the mighty Carrow Road. Especially last November when Super Grant Holt was putting 3 past you! Ah, the poor man's Rickie Lambert.... As a Saints fan, I went to a few grounds when they were in League One.... so much more character than those in the PL...
by centaurus18
Sun 04 Aug 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gareth Bale move
Replies: 10
Views: 2624

Re: Gareth Bale move

Southendnick wrote:He of the stupid manbun,


..tis allegedly an elaborate attempt to cover his baldness.... Lewis Hamilton has a similar issue.
by centaurus18
Tue 23 Jul 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RIAT 2050 wish list
Replies: 22
Views: 3282

Re: RIAT 2050 wish list

Chinook Mk.21 RAF display demo.
by centaurus18
Fri 19 Jul 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 551764

Re: RIAT 2019

Big Eric wrote:What is a "full murmors"?


speeling. Should be written as few :whistle:
by centaurus18
Fri 19 Jul 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 551764

Re: RIAT 2019

Right... I went today as I cannot make tomorrow and couldn't commit to Sunday due to work. Getting in: - Arrived in blue car park at around 0650 (M4 - A419)... no problems drove straight in and parked up no issue. - Joined the queue to get in, no issues with queue jumpers but it did not seem to open...
by centaurus18
Sun 09 Jun 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Teichman 'unretired' already?
Replies: 19
Views: 5848

Re: Teichman 'unretired' already?

His P-51D was at Solent Airport today on static, no flying display planned according to the man on the mic however.
by centaurus18
Sun 31 Mar 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Royal Navy Historic Flight - disbands 31/03/19
Replies: 4
Views: 2144

The Royal Navy Historic Flight - disbands 31/03/19

Today, the Royal Navy Historic Flight stands down. From the humble beginnings of Swordfish II LS326, Sea Fury FB.11 TF956 and Firefly AS.5 WB271 in 1972, through the additions of airworthy Sea Fury T.20 WG655 (1976), Sea Hawk FGA.6 WV908 (1982), Swordfish I W5856 (1993) and Sea Fury FB.11 VR930 (199...
by centaurus18
Thu 13 Dec 2018, 4:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: ATAC Hunter Down
Replies: 2
Views: 1557

Re: ATAC Hunter Down

Another one lost :(

Best wishes to the pilot with his recovery.
by centaurus18
Sat 24 Nov 2018, 6:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Peter Teichman's thoughts
Replies: 62
Views: 11766

Re: Peter Teichman's thoughts

Brevet Cable wrote:Baffling's not the term I'd use.
Conceited, egotistical or arrogant, yes, but not baffling.


I was being polite!