Pic 'n' Mix 1991 large post, wooden

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planenuts
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Pic 'n' Mix 1991 large post, wooden

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Hi chaps,

It's the turn of 1991, the year of freedom (driving = independence). Some locations will be very deja vu.....did I say that before ?
As always, being photos of old photos, they are as fuzzy as a photo of Nessie. But hey, I don't mind if you don't :smile:

These are only a fraction of what I took, but gives you guys a flavour of the old types that we took for granted so much then......

East Surrey College, Redhill

DH Sea Devon G-KOOL (VP967). I ended a previous post with it, so I'll start one with it too. Looked better presented by then
ImageIMG_5692 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Vallance Byways, Charlwood. Wasn't open to visitors, so this was an illegal visit, where I drove in slowly and took piccies from inside car.

Hunter (E-430 ex-Danish). Strangely, currently reported to be headed for East Surrey College, Redhill.....
ImageIMG_5693 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Shackleton WR974, now separated from its twin WR982, and at Bruntingthorpe
ImageIMG_5694 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Meteor VZ638, still there but inside and repainted
ImageIMG_5695 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Whirlwind XP398, plus Datsun. Currently, no-one seems to know where it's gone, unknown (Whirlwind, not Datsun)
ImageIMG_5696 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Sea Prince G-DACA (WF118), now separated from its twin WP308, and at St Athan
ImageIMG_5697 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Pembroke N46EA (XK885), broke up the love triangle and eloped off to St Athan with WF118
ImageIMG_5698 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Canberra WH773, now departed these shores to Germany and the museum at Weeze (must've walked there)
ImageIMG_5699 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Sea Vixen XS587, still there and now inside. This is one of my favourite aircraft photos, guess why...... :whistle:
ImageIMG_5700 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Park Aviation Supply Yard, Faygate. Again illegal, jumped over back gate, nobody there anyway. Work lunchbreak

Hawker P.1127 Kestrel XP976, near the end of its life
ImageIMG_5701 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Worthy of a second one. Returned 6 months later, and the fuselage was in several sections. A wreck, but an interesting one
ImageIMG_5702 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Anonymous Canberra nose, sandwiched between fence and Harrier wings. Any ideas as to its identity please ?? Ta
ImageIMG_5703 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

North Weald Airshow

Yak-11 G-KYAK, now apparently flying as D-FMAX in Germany
ImageIMG_5704 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Tornado ZA606 from 45 sqn, Honington in special scheme. No longer with us
ImageIMG_5705 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

T-33A 54-21261 based at Duxford, sadly crashed there on landing 6/9/06, both crew survived ok
ImageIMG_5706 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Harvard modified N15798 based at Duxford, now flying as VH-ZRO at Brisbane, Australia
ImageIMG_5707 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Hispano HA-1112 #14 with Charles Church at Micheldever, currently no idea......
ImageIMG_5708 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Hispano HA-1112 G-BOML based at Duxford. Crashed in Barcelona 25/9/99 killing pilot Mark Hanna. Big respect, he was one of the greats
ImageIMG_5709 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Shackleton WR963, now wonderfully ground-running at Baginton
ImageIMG_5710 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

TB-25N Mitchell 430823 based at North Weald, now based in Texas
ImageIMG_5711 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Hunter G-BOOM (ET-274 ex Danish), now #800 with Jordan Historic Flight
ImageIMG_5712 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

A-26 Invader 434602 from Scandanavian Historic Flight, with Yak-11 G-KYAK
ImageIMG_5713 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Mildenhall Air Fete

USAF T-43A from West Buckley
ImageIMG_5714 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Chipmunk WP981 from 5 AEF Cambridge, now flying as VH-SHX in Australia
ImageIMG_5715 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Tornado ZA447 based for a while in Saudi Arabia for the Gulf War. Currently with DSAE at Cosford
ImageIMG_5716 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Jaguar XZ367 based as above. Currently with DSAE at Cosford as well, discussing the good old days with his Tornado friend
ImageIMG_5717 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Buccaneer XV352 based as above (hat-trick), nose now at Manston Museum
ImageIMG_5718 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

USAFE F-4G Phantoms from Spandahlem, Germany
ImageIMG_5721 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

USAF B-52G from Griffiss, New York.......cool tail
ImageIMG_5719 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

(The) Vulcan XH558, then based at Scampton, now at Doncaster Sheffield Robin Hood steals from the rich former base Finningley airport
ImageIMG_5720 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Caen Airport, France

Mystere IIC 52, now dismantled at Orange Museum. Special one this : my first aircraft photo abroad
ImageIMG_5722 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

NC2501 Noratlas 180, still stored there
ImageIMG_5723 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Fellow stored Noratlas 100......well, half of it anyway. That doesn't make it 50. The rest is a sorry tail. Now scrapped, so definitely now 0
ImageIMG_5724 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Villperdue (middle of Loire nowhere)

Vertol H-21C banana ex-French Army FR60 outside scrapyard......still there in the same state
ImageIMG_5725 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Laval Airport (middle of Brittany nowhere)

FAF Xingu 098 based at Avord. A very pleasant surprise
ImageIMG_5726 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Biggin Hill Air Fair

Spitfire PM631 on terminal ramp, with the BoBMF, Coningsby
ImageIMG_5727 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Him again. Vulcan XH558 landing on arrival day
ImageIMG_5729 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Static was packed. RAF Hawk XX290 from 4 FTS, Valley in old scheme. Now sitting wfu at St Athan
ImageIMG_5730 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Tornado ZE832 from 111 sqn, but with Pilot's Pals sticker on tail.......remember them, chaps ? (mmmmm !!) :love:
ImageIMG_5731 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Another RAF 4 FTS Hawk, XX338.....apologies, but it's good to see the other old scheme
ImageIMG_5732 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Spitfire MH434 from OFMC, Duxford....in Belgian AF colours. Nice
ImageIMG_5733 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

F4U-7 Corsair 133722 based at Duxford, now privately flying in Oregon, USA
ImageIMG_5734 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Jaguar XZ399, again from the Saudi Arabia based force, taking part in the Iraq live demonstration airshow. Now at DSAE Cosford with others
ImageIMG_5735 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

And there's the hat-trick (blame the World Cup)......Mr XH558 bringing on the noise
ImageIMG_5736 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Fokker F-27 Netherlands AF from Soesterberg doing a handbrake landing
ImageIMG_5737 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Hurricane PZ865 with the BoBMF, Coningsby
ImageIMG_5738 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Muckleburgh Collection, Weybourne

Hunter XG254, now at Flixton Museum
ImageIMG_5740 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Meteor WD686, now recently moved and stored dismantled at Boscombe Down Museum, Old Sarum
ImageIMG_5741 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Lakenheath

F-100D Super Sabre 63319, still there preserved at gate
ImageIMG_5742 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Marham fire dump

most of Victor XL192, scrapped around 1995
ImageIMG_5743 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

all of Victor XH675, scrapped around 1993
ImageIMG_5744 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

I believe this was Victor XL189, scrapped soon after, with anonymous Vulcan nose.......any ideas of identity ? Thanks in advance
ImageIMG_5745 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Park Aviation Supply Yard, Charlwood

Wasp XT788, was used as a travelling exhibit for charity for years. Now stored at Storwood, Yorkshire
ImageIMG_5746 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

IAT Fairford. Statics only, as arrivals I've covered on another post 24/1/18. Check it out. Go on........shoo

FAF CM170 Magister from EC12, Cambrai base flight
ImageIMG_5747 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Tiger FAF CM170 Magister from GI312, Salon De Provence
ImageIMG_5748 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

GAF Antonov An-26 from TS-24, Dresden.....retired not long after in 1993
ImageIMG_5749 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Tiger GAF RF-4E Phantom from AKG52, Leek
ImageIMG_5750 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Oh yes.....Czech AF Mig-23ML from Ceske Budejovice
ImageIMG_5751 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Just as yummy Czech AF Antonov An-12 from Kbely.....only one they had
ImageIMG_5752 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

blue RAF Phantom XT899, now retired and gifted to the Czech museum at.........yep, Kbely !!
ImageIMG_5753 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Tiger FAF Mirage F.1C from EC12, Cambrai
ImageIMG_5754 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Tiger F-104S Starfighter from 53 stormo, Cameri, Italy
ImageIMG_5755 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Tiger Fiat G-91T from Beja, Portugal
ImageIMG_5756 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Favourite for me.....USN EA-3B Skywarrior from Rota, Spain......they retired later that year
ImageIMG_5757 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Jaguar XZ112 from Coltishall in 54 sqn special scheme, now at DSAE Cosford
ImageIMG_5758 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Czech AF Tu-134A from........yep, Kbely
ImageIMG_5759 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Phantom XT907, 74 sqn Wattisham......now stored at Bentwaters with Everettt Aero
ImageIMG_5760 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Bournemouth Airshow (Hurn Airport, not seafront)

RAF Buccaneer XX885 from 208 sqn Lossie, in Gulf War hemp. Now stored at Scampton
ImageIMG_5761 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RN Sea Devon XJ319, now VH-DVE stored Warnervale, Australia
ImageIMG_5762 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Buccaneer XV342 from 237 OCU, Lossie. No longer with us
ImageIMG_5763 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

DH Sea Vixen XJ580 preserved memorial Christchurch, now at Tangmere Museum
ImageIMG_5764 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Stampe SV-4B B-38 in Belgian colours, outside Acebell Aviation hangar, Redhill. No info found on this at all.......sorry !!
ImageIMG_5765 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Helitech Airshow, Redhill

Auster/Beagle WZ711 privately owned Middle Wallop, now stored at SYAM Doncaster
ImageIMG_5766 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Wessex XS676 from 2 FTS, Shawbury, now no longer with us
ImageIMG_5769 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

MoD Sea King ZG829 from Boscombe Down, crashed and burned there 20/10/92
ImageIMG_5768 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Wessex XV733 from Queens Flight, Benson. Now at Rotorcraft Museum, Weston Super Mare
ImageIMG_5767 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Sea King from Koksijde, Belgian Navy
ImageIMG_5770 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Civvie alert !! EH-101 Heliliner G-OIOI from Yeovil
ImageIMG_5771 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

And again, sort of. Whirlwind G-AYXT (XK940), privately owned, Redhill. Now at Rotorcraft Museum, WSM
ImageIMG_5772 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Back to Charlwood

Gannet XL472, now used as spares for XL500 at St Athan
ImageIMG_5773 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Venom FB50 J-1605 still there, but inside
ImageIMG_5774 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Buccaneer XN923, now in better shape and repainted
ImageIMG_5775 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

IWM Duxford, only a few outdoor shots

Yak-11 27 (G-OYAK)........no idea now
ImageIMG_5776 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

PBY-5A Catalina 'JV928', scrapped 27/6/12 at Weston Airport, Ireland
ImageIMG_5777 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Wessex XS863 still there, inside
ImageIMG_5778 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Victor B1 XH648 still there, inside......only Mk.1 left
ImageIMG_5782 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Lastly.....visiting Vampire FB50 SE-DXY with Scandanavian Historic Flight.....had only just joined it. Made my day, this one !!
ImageIMG_5783 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr


That's all folks, hope you enjoyed another chapter of my aircraft journey. If you're infectious, I'll catch you again soon.

C+C always welcome, good or bad. Happy snapping, chaps.

Rupe :smile:
Last edited by planenuts on Thu 21 Jun 2018, 10:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Amp
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Re: Pic 'n' Mix 1991 large post, wooden

Post by Amp »

Thank you for sharing, those have generated some memories! Particularly like the flying shot of 'YXT, envious of that one!

XR219
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Re: Pic 'n' Mix 1991 large post, wooden

Post by XR219 »

Awesome, thanks and carry on!

I think Victor XL189 was Bob Tuxford's BB1 jet and hence scrapped eventually at Waddington; if so this must be another aircraft. I could be wrong though...
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jaguar54
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Re: Pic 'n' Mix 1991 large post, wooden

Post by jaguar54 »

Use to be one of the enginners on the B.25 "Dolly"

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