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Cornish Jack25/05/2020 14:18:52
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 24/05/2020 20:36:09:

Grief,

Was I the only one who noticed that its a Victor 1a?

I know you lot aren't exactly fans of L33T but...

N31L

thinkingthinkingthinking ...dont know

For those old enough to recall Harry Hemsley on the wireless ..."What did Horace say, Winnie?"

rgds

Bill

Neil Wyatt25/05/2020 19:35:17
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Posted by Cornish Jack on 25/05/2020 14:18:52:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 24/05/2020 20:36:09:

Grief,

Was I the only one who noticed that its a Victor 1a?

I know you lot aren't exactly fans of L33T but...

N31L

thinkingthinkingthinking ...dont know

For those old enough to recall Harry Hemsley on the wireless ..."What did Horace say, Winnie?"

rgds

Bill

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet

V8Eng30/05/2020 09:05:44
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Some interesting news from the BBC on Nine seater Electric Flight.

BBC News

 

Edited By V8Eng on 30/05/2020 09:08:02

Cornish Jack30/05/2020 09:41:45
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Thank you , Neil - so that's what Horace said! yes

rgds

Bill

Cornish Jack30/05/2020 09:55:08
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V8 - interesting concept ... but ...

Rather too many battery-related aircraft incidents for unlimited confidence at the moment. Batteries are only an intermediate in the 'power train' ... the charge source (coal, nuclear, gas) really needs to be hydrogen to have any realistic value in climate change.

The discharge curve would make interesting viewing.

rgds

Bill

robjon4403/06/2020 09:56:20
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Hi all, yesterday while sitting in the back garden with the missus minding our collective own business I heard a puttering noise ( technical term ) a few moments later a Piper J3 Cub flew past quite low & at a leisurely pace, the only one I have ever seen, coincidentally there is a scale modelling magazine on the desk next to me with an advert for a Thunder Tiger ARTF kit of this aircraft on the back cover & to round it out my other halfs maiden name is Piper!

Bob H.

Martin Kyte03/07/2020 13:51:40
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Heads up (literally) 5th July Spitfire flight Cambridgeshire.

**LINK**

regards Martin

Danny M2Z24/07/2020 04:02:15
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Qantas just pensioned off it's last 747 to the Arizona graveyard.

After 50 years in service the fleet is being replaced.

The flight path of the last flight over the Pacific Ocean was most interesting. (Tracked on FlightAware)

* Danny M *

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martin perman01/08/2020 21:04:13
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Shuttleworth has its first airshow this weekend, the grass field has been marked out into squares to allow for one car and family to watch the display and distance from the next bay, we had a Spitfire over yesterday heading towards the airfield but didnt see anything elso going in, lets hope they have a good weekend.

Martin P

Cyril Bonnett01/08/2020 23:40:11
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The Antonov-225 Mriya is heading for Prestwick, landing around 2.30pm and leaving at 4.30pm.

martin perman04/08/2020 18:52:03
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The two seater Sea Fury that lives at Duxford crashed today, the two on board the plane were ok. The aircraft looks a mess.

Martin P

Neil Wyatt04/08/2020 19:09:48
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Posted by martin perman on 04/08/2020 18:52:03:

The two seater Sea Fury that lives at Duxford crashed today, the two on board the plane were ok. The aircraft looks a mess.

Martin P

Only minor injuries, at least to the pilot and passenger. Local press cuase far worse damage to the English language:

"The aircraft had to undertake a false landing"

Neil

martin perman04/08/2020 19:15:25
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If it was Look East I wouldnt be surprised, they reported that the airship had crashed at Cardington when it hadn't even taken off!

Martin P

robjon4405/08/2020 18:16:06
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Hi all, on recent trip to North Lincolnshire went to range at Donna Nook & saw 2 Apache attack helicopters giving targets on the beach some wellie with their 30mm chain cannons, surprised we can afford it these days smile p

Bob H

martin perman16/09/2020 18:52:02
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Two Spitfires passed over Bedford this lunchtime at around 2000 feet heading north east, I believe that they were BBMF because the engines were quite low rpm and flying in close formation with the left of the pair with his nose in front.

Martin P

Michael Gilligan19/09/2020 22:07:49
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Watched three of these at play, on Thursday, from the beach at Rhosneigr

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MichaelG.

Martin Connelly20/09/2020 15:14:18
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I saw the BBMF 80th anniversary flight heading back to Coningsby this afternoon after their flypast in London. They must have done a few other flypasts on the way back for me to see them. I am not near a line drawn from London to Coningsby.

Martin C

martin perman20/09/2020 22:31:12
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I was at my Brothers with my sister and our wives and husband in Olney Bucks when the BBMF passed over his house at 12:45 approx on their way home.

Martin P

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