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Ady120/07/2021 13:01:27
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Now this I find interesting, new technology, new design materials, new limits with practical applications, can be attempted by amateurs and pro's

The little tech firm gunning for an airspeed record



Amateurs can design amazing airframes nowadays



J Hancock20/07/2021 13:42:33
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Schneider had an interesting life , 'The Belsfield Hotel ' overlooking Lake Windermere was one home and a much smaller version of The Belsfield at Roa Island., another.

He was forced to move out of the latter home for security reasons.

Peter Cook 620/07/2021 14:24:07
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That really brought back memories!

I was a DEC manager during the years (84-91) they sponsored the revival, and attended quite a few of the events. The flying was "lunatic" everything from Spitfires down to tiny single seat stunt aircraft. I remember the commentator, who was standing on the finish line, diving flat as someone undertook - literally underneath - another finisher. He was probably less than 10 feet off the ground! I even got to ride round the race circuit in Peter Crisp's Pull-Push Skymaster. I still swear I could see wake on the water surface from the wingtip vortex as he went round the nab tower in a breakaway turn below the top of the tower.

The logistics in suppling a first class black tie sit down dinner dance for pilots, customers and Dec staff in a marquee in the middle of Bembridge airfield was equally impressive.


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Alan Wood 420/07/2021 18:49:22
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Connected theme - I can recommend 'The Spitfire Kids' by Alasdair Cross

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