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by Archer
Sun 25 Feb 2024, 8:17 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2024
Replies: 92
Views: 29735

Re: Duxford Diary 2024

DCW wrote:
Sat 24 Feb 2024, 9:19 pm
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What is the flying greenhouse behind the Auster?
by Archer
Fri 16 Feb 2024, 9:28 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 1328
Views: 598444

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

Blue_2 wrote:
Tue 13 Feb 2024, 6:52 pm
from the inside; memories for anyone who ever AEF'd in one as a cadet
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Yep, that looks familiar! 😉
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IMG_8305_resize by Jelle Hieminga, on Flickr
by Archer
Thu 01 Feb 2024, 9:36 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 111
Views: 23238

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

Now that the cat's out of the bag... I get the impression that this is a serious attempt to save the airframe and I wish them well! It will be an interesting move to Carlisle, but hopefully it will enjoy many more years there.
by Archer
Mon 29 Jan 2024, 10:51 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 1328
Views: 598444

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

Good choice! Hope you had a good weekend!
by Archer
Wed 17 Jan 2024, 3:09 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2024
Replies: 92
Views: 29735

Re: Duxford Diary 2024

They are actually the same blisters and were present on the aircraft long before 1976 (a photo in 'Spitfire In Blue' by Hugh Smallwood shows them fitted in 1960/61). We have no reason to believe they are anything other than original wartime fitment. Thanks for that Mark V. I thought I had found a p...
by Archer
Tue 16 Jan 2024, 9:11 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2024
Replies: 92
Views: 29735

Re: Duxford Diary 2024

Hi all, Did anyone get any photos of Harvard T6G G-BGHU on Sunday 7th Jan? It was my first few trips in the front seat and it would be great to have a picture for my logbook if anyone has one. Thanks in advance! Congrats on graduating to the front seat of a T-6/Harvard! It's an impressive beast fro...
by Archer
Mon 15 Jan 2024, 10:02 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New CAA registrations G-RNTB / RNFA
Replies: 48
Views: 12475

Re: New CAA registrations G-RNTB / RNFA

Having it fly conventionally is at least a foot in the door. Who knows, it may lead to further extensions of its flight envelope when the operator can show that the type can be operated safely and successfully for a number of years.
by Archer
Mon 15 Jan 2024, 9:59 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2024
Replies: 92
Views: 29735

Re: Duxford Diary 2024

These appear to be more elongated though, not the round ones shown in the photos above. The blisters are teardrop shaped... https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhEHYdmb9Qo-2nOGg15E58SxqOpLGZdjPQopJhFHbfha8JPbQY9T9m-Bs8rVUGY_Ijg_s06fxss2Seyu60hQNVY-Ci28KHbQaEkKS0cKy4yfrvk98hyph...
by Archer
Tue 09 Jan 2024, 2:43 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2024
Replies: 92
Views: 29735

Re: Duxford Diary 2024

There are pictures online of PL965 in the museum at Overloon which show that it had the blisters fitted then, so that would make sense. Photos suggest that the underwing blisters were fitted during a refurbishment at RAF Brüggen in 1976, here is a photo that shows them (or one of them): https://www...
by Archer
Mon 18 Dec 2023, 12:43 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 1328
Views: 598444

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

Camo for me, not only because I like the looks of it but also because you can pay homage to two different phases of the airframe's life that way.

Also.... it's (partially) green and it's pretty close to Christmas.... and I cannot think of another reason but there is a tenuous link there... right? 😉
by Archer
Thu 14 Dec 2023, 1:29 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2023
Replies: 468
Views: 229969

Re: Duxford Diary 2023

Was there ever any efforts to restore P-51D Mustang 'Big Beautiful Doll' after its 2011 crash or was it too destroyed? Photo from Mustangsmustangs.com , copyright Simon Steel: https://www.mustangsmustangs.com/p-51/p51survivors/pages/picfiles/A68-192/A68-192_8557_ss3.jpg Not a lot left to restore......
by Archer
Thu 07 Dec 2023, 3:15 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Cornwall aviation heritage centre
Replies: 152
Views: 41087

Re: Cornwall aviation heritage centre

Dismantling sounds a positive development... keeping my fingers crossed for that particular Vickers product!
by Archer
Wed 29 Nov 2023, 10:01 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Cornwall aviation heritage centre
Replies: 152
Views: 41087

Re: Cornwall aviation heritage centre

Nice photos, thanks for sharing them! ZA148 was 'abandoned' twice if you ask me. The short-lived 'Classic Air Force' at Newquay started out with big promises but pulled out of the plans after only two years. The Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre was set up to rescue what was left, built up a nice co...
by Archer
Tue 28 Nov 2023, 9:19 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Cornwall aviation heritage centre
Replies: 152
Views: 41087

Re: Cornwall aviation heritage centre

That's the one, thanks for the confirmation and link!

Sad to see it broken up, but at least part of it went to a good home.
by Archer
Mon 27 Nov 2023, 11:11 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Cornwall aviation heritage centre
Replies: 152
Views: 41087

Re: Cornwall aviation heritage centre

Good to see that it is now in Southampton and will be looked after. The BBC was a bit harsh in the description, stating that it was 'stored in Cornwall' and was 'saved from the scrap heap' (see here: BBC News article ). Does not really do justice to the work that CAHC put in looking after her until ...
by Archer
Thu 02 Nov 2023, 11:57 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: HOWLR 21/22 Departure, Fairford 17-10-23
Replies: 7
Views: 3854

Re: HOWLR 21/22 Departure, Fairford 17-10-23

[2] Excellent video which illustrates a feature I've never noticed before. The lower part of the Rudder below the tail-plane seems to move independently of the main rudder( & isn't linked to nose-wheel steering?) I'm guessing it's an in-flight Trimmer, I'll have to Google that. :thinking: It's ...
by Archer
Wed 01 Nov 2023, 11:12 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 1328
Views: 598444

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

It's amazing to see how many stories, memories, images and sensory recollections are attached to what is basically a lump of metal. Lovely post and great to see how much your (Graham + team) hard work is enjoyed by all!
by Archer
Thu 12 Oct 2023, 2:38 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Tempest flies at Sywell
Replies: 14
Views: 4374

Re: Tempest flies at Sywell

That air-to-air shot is just lovely! How long has it been since that was possible?
by Archer
Wed 11 Oct 2023, 11:41 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Tempest flies at Sywell
Replies: 14
Views: 4374

Re: Tempest flies at Sywell

There's a nice video here:
by Archer
Tue 10 Oct 2023, 5:10 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Tempest flies at Sywell
Replies: 14
Views: 4374

Re: Tempest flies at Sywell

There is a photo here:
The Facebook link above doesn't appear to work anymore.
by Archer
Sun 08 Oct 2023, 3:13 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Cornwall aviation heritage centre
Replies: 152
Views: 41087

Re: Cornwall aviation heritage centre

Was not that long ago really there was a genuine proposal of the Cornwall VC10 getting serviceable engines installed and being returned to a runnable state, to think its come to this and for what. I am not talking just about the VC10 but the museum as a whole, such a shame that a growing collection...
by Archer
Fri 06 Oct 2023, 11:21 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Cornwall aviation heritage centre
Replies: 152
Views: 41087

Re: Cornwall aviation heritage centre

There's a rumour going around that work has started on the VC10... anyone able to confirm that?
by Archer
Wed 04 Oct 2023, 11:14 am
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Trawling the Leuchars archive, lightroom edition
Replies: 9
Views: 3018

Re: Trawling the Leuchars archive, lightroom edition

Vc10 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53180004066_bb7b954270_h.jpg IMG_2313 by andrew abbott , on Flickr I have added a link to this one to my page on XV104: https://www.vc10.net/Airframes/cn_834__XV104.html. I assumed that the 'date taken' information was correct and this was a Leuchars airshow...
by Archer
Wed 04 Oct 2023, 11:06 am
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Cold War Jets 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 9452

Re: Bruntingthorpe Cold War Jets 2014

The Nimrod, Comet and Victor are now parked in a corner of the site, hidden away, but the other remaining airframes are next to the Q-shed and are still able to taxi. The Buccaneers moved to Kemble but there are still some airframes worth seeing at Bruntingthorpe. They just don't have the same amoun...
by Archer
Thu 14 Sep 2023, 1:23 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Martin Baker’s Meteors - Threshold Aero event
Replies: 10
Views: 3282

Re: Martin Baker’s Meteors - Threshold Aero event

Is it just me or is WL419 missing an ejection seat in the front office? I was also wondering about whether the front office seats had been upgraded. It would be ironic to have a test object in the rear pit that was decades more advanced than the one in the front pit. Would not be good for the pilot'...