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Another addition to the South Wales Aviation museum, as well as the Varsity from Newquay that they announced yesterday, Provost T1 XF690...




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I believe that this is a new gate guard for RNAS Yeovilton(?)

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Professor_M wrote:
Fri 08 Dec 2023, 1:06 pm
Another addition to the South Wales Aviation museum, as well as the Varsity from Newquay that they announced yesterday, Provost T1 XF690...


Judging from my visit earlier this year they could have done with another hanger before they got these aeroplanes!

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📸 Look at this post on Facebook https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... tid=WC7FNe


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Hopefully the new machine will be different to every other boring bmf USAF schemed Mustang out there
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The hardworking volunteers at Speke finally managed to get some air under the wheels of G-BEJD today after over a decade of being sat on her belly. Possibly the last HS-748 “flight” in the UK…

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Super job well done folks!

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She’s stunning in the flesh- Steve has done his usual top work!

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Wasn't this airframe owned (or at least stored in his garage) by Peter Arnold?

Does he still have any connection with '224?
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TonyC wrote:
Sat 16 Dec 2023, 4:39 pm
Wasn't this airframe owned (or at least stored in his garage) by Peter Arnold?

Does he still have any connection with '224?
Not sure but he did reply to someones question on the post about when it will likely fly and replied end of 2024, early 2025.

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JonMann wrote:
Sat 16 Dec 2023, 7:26 pm
TonyC wrote:
Sat 16 Dec 2023, 4:39 pm
Wasn't this airframe owned (or at least stored in his garage) by Peter Arnold?

Does he still have any connection with '224?
Not sure but he did reply to someones question on the post about when it will likely fly and replied end of 2024, early 2025.
They're certainly taking their time with this one then - there were suggestions in 2019 that it could be flying that year [https://www.key.aero/forum/historic-avi ... 224-thread] - well, it'll be worth the wait to have another Griffon engine in the air, let alone a unique survivor.

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Talking of Mr Arnold, this vid popped up on my facebook feed from the BBC archive.

https://fb.watch/peSon9mVgk/

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https://www.facebook.com/PartridgeExter ... h6spFPsFgl

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JonMann wrote:
Sat 30 Dec 2023, 3:00 pm
https://www.facebook.com/PartridgeExter ... h6spFPsFgl

Bruntingthorpe Victor has been given a clean.
The video is now up on Youtube
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You beat me to it. :grinning: Just finished watching it myself.


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B17 "Pink Lady" will be fired up for an engine test again today


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jasonT1981 wrote:
Sun 07 Jan 2024, 4:40 pm
B17 "Pink Lady" will be fired up for an engine test again today

According to this website, 2 engines were successfully started on Sunday:
https://www.aeroweb-fr.net/actualites/2 ... -pink-lady
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EDIT: 3 engines out of 4 started, according to eyewitness.
There seems to be a willingness to send it back in the sky ... sooner or later !

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Col. Chibani wrote:
Mon 08 Jan 2024, 1:44 pm
jasonT1981 wrote:
Sun 07 Jan 2024, 4:40 pm
B17 "Pink Lady" will be fired up for an engine test again today

According to this website, 2 engines were successfully started on Sunday:
https://www.aeroweb-fr.net/actualites/2 ... -pink-lady
Image

EDIT: 3 engines out of 4 started, according to eyewitness.
There seems to be a willingness to send it back in the sky ... sooner or later !
A short video of the event:


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Fascinated to read, engines from Lightnings (presumably Avons) are still in use today, as compressors for the UK gas distribution network. Apparently 68 in service. Now up for replacement, but a very good innings !

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/20 ... hter-jets/

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Apparently these are commercial Avon gas turbines, not repurposed ex-Lightning engines.

https://www.rolls-royce.com/media/press ... rades.aspx

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