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by Archer
Wed 13 Jan 2021, 3:12 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RAFM disposals
Replies: 28
Views: 2900

Re: RAFM disposals

A delta wing research aircraft is not significant ? The question is not whether it's a significant aircraft, the question is whether it is significant within the story that the museum aims to tell at this point. If that particular aircraft could go to Woodford, to be displayed at the Avro Heritage ...
by Archer
Mon 11 Jan 2021, 1:56 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RAFM disposals
Replies: 28
Views: 2900

Re: RAFM disposals

I actually enjoy playing devil's advocate, so apologies in advance. If you look at the RAFM's policy, the museum is basically there to tell the 'RAF story'. As both World Wars were integral to that story, it makes sense to have several aircraft from the opponent's side in the collection to balance o...
by Archer
Mon 21 Dec 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 136807

Re: Duxford Diary 2020

It has been a wonderful diversion to be able to follow the goings on at Duxford while everything else has been distinctly non-normal. Thank you for that! Best wishes for the festive season and let's hope for a better 2021!
by Archer
Wed 02 Dec 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Catalina loch Ness difficulties
Replies: 37
Views: 5430

Re: Catalina loch Ness difficulties

Photos of the lift and take off here: https://www.northern-scot.co.uk/news/pi ... ss-220055/
by Archer
Tue 01 Dec 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Catalina loch Ness difficulties
Replies: 37
Views: 5430

Re: Catalina loch Ness difficulties

The Cat was spotted overflying Inverness, so it looks like she's off the loch and on the way back home (via Inverness).
by Archer
Mon 09 Nov 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: NHS Spitfire - PL983. Royalty free photo
Replies: 7
Views: 1583

Re: NHS Spitfire - PL983. Royalty free photo

https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=PL983&license=2%2C3%2C4%2C5%2C6%2C9 I see that these are all shared on Flickr under a Creative Commons licence, but does that always allow full use of the image? I'm not sure that all variants of the licence allow commercial use, but that may also be because of m...
by Archer
Thu 22 Oct 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Catalina loch Ness difficulties
Replies: 37
Views: 5430

Re: Catalina loch Ness difficulties

I guess she needed a pick-up.....

I’ll get my coat.
by Archer
Wed 21 Oct 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Catalina loch Ness difficulties
Replies: 37
Views: 5430

Re: Catalina loch Ness difficulties

cometguymk1 wrote:
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 2:11 pm
I asked on Twitter and after investigation its more serious than first thought so the engines got to come off.
That clears up my confusion, thanks. I did my best to go to the source of the story and tried various outlets but could not find confirmation of impending engine change.
by Archer
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Catalina loch Ness difficulties
Replies: 37
Views: 5430

Re: Catalina loch Ness difficulties

A post on WiX by the crew chief stated that it was just a busted starter, but in this GoFundMe appeal, an engine change is needed. The post on The Catalina's Society Facebook page also mentions their engineer changing a starter motor only... I would want to know a bit more before contributing to a f...
by Archer
Thu 08 Oct 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 10477

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

They can protest all they want, but they didn't cough up the £34,000 so they don't own it. As the new owner, it's up to mr. Wiseman to decide what to do with it. Personally, I think it's a smart scheme and if it will keep the aircraft intact, why not. Keeping this large chunk of aluminium intact and...
by Archer
Thu 24 Sep 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Three injured in B-25 off-airport landing.
Replies: 11
Views: 1426

Re: Three injured in B-25 off-airport landing.

... as I believe this B-25 is an actual combat veteran and not a TB-25 as quite a number of the flyers seem to be. It may well be a combat veteran, but it was still converted to TB-25N spec after returning to the USA in July 1945. See here: http://www.warbirdregistry.org/b25registry/b25-4428938.htm...
by Archer
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Three injured in B-25 off-airport landing.
Replies: 11
Views: 1426

Re: Three injured in B-25 off-airport landing.

My bad, didn't pick up on that one. I thought they were transiting to Stockton when they got into trouble. Note to self: read the previous posts and pay attention :wink:
by Archer
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Three injured in B-25 off-airport landing.
Replies: 11
Views: 1426

Re: Three injured in B-25 off-airport landing.

Night VFR is a lot more common in the USofA. I'm not saying it's a great idea, but if the weather was VMC and they wanted to get home...
by Archer
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Perth NHS Spitfire Content into context
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Re: Perth NHS Spitfire Content into context

Impressive effort though! What was the setup and software you used for this?
by Archer
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 136807

Re: Duxford Diary 2020

I quite like the exhaust stains on PL983! Great photos again!
by Archer
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Three injured in B-25 off-airport landing.
Replies: 11
Views: 1426

Three injured in B-25 off-airport landing.

B-25 'Old Glory' developed a mechanical problem last Saturday and had to be landed in a field, resulting in significant damage and three injured occupants. See here: https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/thr ... h-landing/
by Archer
Sat 19 Sep 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 10477

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

Bidding has ended at £21,000, I hope it's going to a good home!
by Archer
Tue 15 Sep 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RW382 in US markings
Replies: 16
Views: 2695

Re: RW382 in US markings

If you’ve only got one Spitfire in a country, it makes sense to paint it in a local scheme. I guess the UK Spitfire population is big enough that a bit of diversity is possible.😉
by Archer
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RW382 in US markings
Replies: 16
Views: 2695

Re: RW382 in US markings

Who was it that famously replied "and what colour is your Spitfire?"
by Archer
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RW382 in US markings
Replies: 16
Views: 2695

Re: RW382 in US markings

... and was designed in response to a request from the British Purchasing Commission. :slight_smile:
by Archer
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Marham Victor XH673
Replies: 16
Views: 5572

Re: Marham Victor XH673

by Archer
Wed 09 Sep 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RW382 in US markings
Replies: 16
Views: 2695

RW382 in US markings

Just saw a post on LinkedIn showing Spitfire RW382 from the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar in a nice new US scheme: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/ras-comp ... 87616-pW2Q
by Archer
Wed 02 Sep 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: (Updated) Dundee Spitfires 30/8/20 & 17/9/20
Replies: 16
Views: 2328

Re: Spitfire Duo at Dundee 30/8/20

Appears to have been worth the effort, very nice photos!
by Archer
Thu 27 Aug 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: VC-10 ZA150 to return to flight
Replies: 22
Views: 3830

Re: VC-10 ZA150 to return to flight

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