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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

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Amateurs can design amazing airframes nowadays

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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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