Britain's Mustangs - let's see 'em..

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Re: Britain's Mustangs - let's see 'em..

Wed 01 Jul 2009, 10:30 am

G-CVIX wrote:What's the story behind Princess Elizabeth then?


If you mean that in the modern sense, TFC sold her following a lengthy restoration (first flight 1997) and a comprehensive rebuild at Chino from 1997/8-2005. 'Liz then went to the USA for the Gathering of Mustangs and Legends and stayed there. Last I heard, she'd been sold, possibly to Tom Friedkin or Jim Beasley?

Apologies if there are any errors in the above post, I'm going on memory alone!

Re: Britain's Mustangs - let's see 'em..

Wed 01 Jul 2009, 10:40 am

Couple of oldies

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Re: Britain's Mustangs - let's see 'em..

Wed 01 Jul 2009, 11:13 am

What's with the masts behind the cockpit canopies of Jumpin' Jacques, Janie and Marinell? Looks like fake ones made of wood unpainted?

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Wed 01 Jul 2009, 11:46 am

AlexC wrote:What's with the masts behind the cockpit canopies of Jumpin' Jacques, Janie and Marinell? Looks like fake ones made of wood unpainted?


And you forgot the one on Janie as well (all from the same source oddly enough...) We have an original wooden one in the stores too...

Re: Britain's Mustangs - let's see 'em..

Wed 01 Jul 2009, 11:48 am

EMarsh wrote:
G-CVIX wrote:What's the story behind Princess Elizabeth then?


If you mean that in the modern sense, TFC sold her following a lengthy restoration (first flight 1997) and a comprehensive rebuild at Chino from 1997/8-2005. 'Liz then went to the USA for the Gathering of Mustangs and Legends and stayed there. Last I heard, she'd been sold, possibly to Tom Friedkin or Jim Beasley?

Apologies if there are any errors in the above post, I'm going on memory alone!


Priness Elizabeth had been sold to Jim Beasley a year or so before the Gathering, he has since sold it on to Dan Freidkin. 'Twighlight Tear' was the aircraft that went across for the Gathering and has been under rebuild at Chino since then.

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Wed 01 Jul 2009, 3:09 pm

Yak 11 Fan wrote:And you forgot the one on Janie as well (all from the same source oddly enough...) We have an original wooden one in the stores too...


I didn't forget Janie. So the original wartime masts were made of wood?

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Wed 01 Jul 2009, 3:40 pm

Yak 11 Fan wrote:
MrAngry2 wrote:Good point what happened to 'Susy'?


Susy became Darlin Ann and was then sold to a German owner in 2007.
And then on to a Swiss owner in 2009 (but staying in Germany) - currently in bare metal awaiting a new name.

Re: Britain's Mustangs - let's see 'em..

Wed 01 Jul 2009, 10:12 pm

Two from Old Buckenham last saturday .... Keith.

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Wed 01 Jul 2009, 11:03 pm

Yak 11 Fan wrote:
EMarsh wrote:
G-CVIX wrote:What's the story behind Princess Elizabeth then?


If you mean that in the modern sense, TFC sold her following a lengthy restoration (first flight 1997) and a comprehensive rebuild at Chino from 1997/8-2005. 'Liz then went to the USA for the Gathering of Mustangs and Legends and stayed there. Last I heard, she'd been sold, possibly to Tom Friedkin or Jim Beasley?

Apologies if there are any errors in the above post, I'm going on memory alone!


Priness Elizabeth had been sold to Jim Beasley a year or so before the Gathering, he has since sold it on to Dan Freidkin. 'Twighlight Tear' was the aircraft that went across for the Gathering and has been under rebuild at Chino since then.


Ah thank you. She is a lovely aircraft, shame I never got to see her.

Re: Britain's Mustangs - let's see 'em..

Wed 01 Jul 2009, 11:35 pm

A couple from me!
Pre- DSLR
Frankie at Biggin, 2007
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Miss Velma, Fairford, 2007
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Post DSLR
Jumpin' Jacques, Shoreham 2008
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Miss Helen, 'That' Duxford- not the sharpest, but the only one i got of her landing approach...
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Miss Velma, Legends 2008
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Miss Velma and Ferocious Frankie
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Hope you like them!!! :)

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Thu 02 Jul 2009, 6:36 am

Biggin-08
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Thu 02 Jul 2009, 6:59 am

A few oldies, from the making of 'Memphis Belle' in summer 1989

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Thu 02 Jul 2009, 8:42 am

Please tells me you have more of the Memphis Belle filming... :drool:

Iceman - where was that BBD/Janie/JJ pic taken? I don't recognise the airfield. Backdrop looks slightly akin to Old Warden, but it clearly isn't.

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Thu 02 Jul 2009, 5:50 pm

Great shots Mike, do you have any pic's of the other two Mustangs that took part in the filming?

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Thu 02 Jul 2009, 9:37 pm

A few of mine, some older than others.
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(I can't understand what's made the odd greenish coloured mark on this?)

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Probably my favourite
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Andy :smile:

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Thu 02 Jul 2009, 9:45 pm

Notwithstanding the dozen or so I've just posted, this is the one I was really looking for. Seen at Lakenheath Open House in 1986 this, apparently, became Big Beautiful Doll. If anyone knows otherwise, I'd be pleased to know. Seen here in the markings of No3 Sqn RAAF.

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Andy :tongue:

Re: Britain's Mustangs - let's see 'em..

Thu 02 Jul 2009, 10:35 pm

Blackbird wrote:Notwithstanding the dozen or so I've just posted, this is the one I was really looking for. Seen at Lakenheath Open House in 1986 this, apparently, became Big Beautiful Doll. If anyone knows otherwise, I'd be pleased to know. Seen here in the markings of No3 Sqn RAAF.

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Andy :tongue:

Very nice shot, yes you are correct it is the former OFMC Mustang now with Rob Davies as BBD.

Re: Britain's Mustangs - let's see 'em..

Fri 03 Jul 2009, 1:09 am

Three from me



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Fri 03 Jul 2009, 7:05 am

A couple more shots - landing at Legends this time:
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Cheers
Rob :smile:

Re: Britain's Mustangs - let's see 'em..

Fri 03 Jul 2009, 9:46 am

Some more JJ for you. :smile:

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Re: Britain's Mustangs - let's see 'em..

Fri 03 Jul 2009, 10:20 am

Mmm lovely - keep em coming please! :smile:

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Fri 03 Jul 2009, 11:20 am

F-86; Thanks :smile:

Andy

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Fri 03 Jul 2009, 8:58 pm

Hey
Two of Jumping Jaques from me. Taken at last years Cosford :smile:

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Fri 03 Jul 2009, 9:29 pm

A couple of the more interesting pics....

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Fri 03 Jul 2009, 10:14 pm

A few of mine, I don't have time to faff about in photoshop so they are as they came out of the camera.

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