"Miss Velma" Remarkable feat of Airmanship (Photos back)

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"Miss Velma" Remarkable feat of Airmanship (Photos back)

Sun 09 Jul 2017, 9:06 pm

Witnessed a truly remarkable bit of airmanship at the Duxford Flying Legend display this afternoon,as the elements of the finale were landing,Miss Velma landing in the second element was heard to have a problem,on hearing this I tried to position to see what the problem was only to witness the events seen below,as seen in the photos the pilot made a landing in the field between the M.11 and the road leading to Duxford village,

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G-TFSI[44-84847].9.7.17. by Pete, on Flickr

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G-TFSI[44-84847].9.7.17. (2) by Pete, on Flickr

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G-TFSI[44-84847].9.7.17. (3) by Pete, on Flickr

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G-TFSI[44-84847].9.7.17. (4) by Pete, on Flickr

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G-TFSI[44-84847].9.7.17. (7) by Pete, on Flickr

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G-TFSI[44-84847].9.7.17. (8) by Pete, on Flickr

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G-TFSI[44-84847].9.7.17. (8) by Pete, on Flickr
Last edited by tink_norfolk on Mon 10 Jul 2017, 8:02 am, edited 4 times in total.

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable fete of Airmanship Duxford

Sun 09 Jul 2017, 9:19 pm

Pretty incredible sequence. How did the canopy end up off?

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable fete of Airmanship Duxford

Sun 09 Jul 2017, 9:20 pm

Probably popped it to make a quick escape?

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable fete of Airmanship Duxford

Sun 09 Jul 2017, 9:22 pm

Didn't know you could pop the canopy in a Mustang?

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable fete of Airmanship Duxford

Sun 09 Jul 2017, 9:26 pm

Big red or yellow handle on the right side.

You can in virtually everything

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable fete of Airmanship Duxford

Sun 09 Jul 2017, 9:27 pm

Think all dome canopy mustangs have a jettison mechanism.

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable fete of Airmanship Duxford

Sun 09 Jul 2017, 9:29 pm

Every day is a school day. :up:

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable fete of Airmanship Duxford

Sun 09 Jul 2017, 9:39 pm

Is the 'Fete of airmanship' the new name for a Mildenhall show?

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable fete of Airmanship Duxford

Sun 09 Jul 2017, 9:43 pm

He even phones the fire brigade himself, what a guy!
On another note, the OP is clearly an 'extended centreline dweller', perhaps this incident will show you how silly you are, but I doubt it.

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable fete of Airmanship Duxford

Sun 09 Jul 2017, 9:48 pm

UKTopgun wrote:Is the 'Fete of airmanship' the new name for a Mildenhall show?

Sorry Topgun but I was typing with my Feet.Hands were full eating my tee.

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable fete of Airmanship Duxford

Sun 09 Jul 2017, 10:00 pm

tink_norfolk wrote:
UKTopgun wrote:Is the 'Fete of airmanship' the new name for a Mildenhall show?

Sorry Topgun but I was typing with my Feet.Hands were full eating my tee.


multi-talented, playing golf as well! :grin:

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable fete of Airmanship Duxford

Sun 09 Jul 2017, 10:02 pm

UKTopgun wrote:He even phones the fire brigade himself, what a guy!
On another note, the OP is clearly an 'extended centreline dweller', perhaps this incident will show you how silly you are, but I doubt it.

As the so called OP I was positioned near residential houses and primary school no where near the extended centreline with other members of the public.

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable feat of Airmanship Duxford

Sun 09 Jul 2017, 10:02 pm

With your feet, now that is a fete

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable fete of Airmanship Duxford

Sun 09 Jul 2017, 10:05 pm

tink_norfolk wrote:
UKTopgun wrote:He even phones the fire brigade himself, what a guy!
On another note, the OP is clearly an 'extended centreline dweller', perhaps this incident will show you how silly you are, but I doubt it.

As the so called OP I was positioned near residential houses and primary school no where near the extended centreline with other members of the public.

Silly me, there was me thinking you were standing in a field of wheat. Do you mean Duxford school, what were you using, the Hubble Space Telescope?

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable feat of Airmanship Duxford

Sun 09 Jul 2017, 10:29 pm

Prob taken from the dusty layby near the main road and you wouldn't need the hubble to see it !

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable feat of Airmanship Duxford

Sun 09 Jul 2017, 10:35 pm

But a school and houses were mentioned :dunno:

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable feat of Airmanship Duxford

Sun 09 Jul 2017, 11:13 pm

Looks like he is retracting the gear only just missing the fence .the wing doesn't look healthy.

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable feat of Airmanship Duxford

Sun 09 Jul 2017, 11:33 pm

Interesting photographs, which I hope for your sake you don't sell to the media. This is not something to profit from, and we all know what tone the papers will take. And how you will be forever viewed among fellow enthusiasts.

The only people these pictures should be going to are the AAIB and the aircraft's owners.

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable feat of Airmanship Duxford

Mon 10 Jul 2017, 5:39 am

While not condoning those standing where they shouldn't, it is up to the OP what he does with his photos. No-one else. If he wants to sell them ,share them, delete them, it's his call.

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable feat of Airmanship Duxford

Mon 10 Jul 2017, 6:21 am

*scratches head* We (the staff team) had already been in touch with him soon after they were posted last night saying we were fine with the images being on the forum, no idea why they have been removed. :dizzy:

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable fete of Airmanship Duxford

Mon 10 Jul 2017, 6:28 am

UKTopgun wrote:On another note, the OP is clearly an 'extended centreline dweller', perhaps this incident will show you how silly you are, but I doubt it.


With the ARCo buildings in the background he was no where near the centreline but was closer to the A505.

Brian

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable feat of Airmanship Duxford

Mon 10 Jul 2017, 6:48 am

Even so, a man as familiar with the surrounding geography as you, Brian, will know there are no schools or houses in that immediate vicinity.

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable feat of Airmanship Duxford

Mon 10 Jul 2017, 6:52 am

boff180 wrote:*scratches head* We (the staff team) had already been in touch with him soon after they were posted last night saying we were fine with the images being on the forum, no idea why they have been removed. :dizzy:


I know we don't speculate on the incident itself but are we allowed to speculate on what has happened to the images? :whistle:

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable feat of Airmanship Duxford

Mon 10 Jul 2017, 6:58 am

Seeing as the OP has now been bullied into removing his photos (which I haven't seen as they were removed before I saw this thread) then surely we may as well delete the thread entirely as it makes about as much sense as snooker on the radio without the pics :dunno:

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable fete of Airmanship Duxford

Mon 10 Jul 2017, 6:58 am

UKTopgun wrote:He even phones the fire brigade himself, what a guy!


More likely phoning family to let them know he is safe as the aircraft identity would probably be out on social media by that point.

Brian
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