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This plane is famous, anyone know why?

 

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Andrew
2 hours ago, RussH said:

This plane is famous, anyone know why?

 

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Andrew

I started watching that daft video, then had to find and watch the next part too. :laugh:

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Meatibald Archpants

Ex soviet delfin and a couple of  hueys

 

 

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Quinten

Serious question: how do they get the helicopters to reverse so neatly in their parking spaces?

 

 

 

Ok, maybe not so serious, but still, how do they get parked?

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Man On The Clapham Omnibus

b*******! I'm off to Airbourne at Eastbourne on Saturday and the BoBMF was scheduled to appear! :(

Probably means no other Spitfires or Hurricanes will appear either...

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John K
1 hour ago, Man On The Clapham Omnibus said:

the BoBMF was scheduled to appear!

Seeing the level of interest on the forum, as soon as I read it I posted it thinking folk might be planning to go.

However safety must come first for the pilots, spectators and these wonderful pieces of flying history. We need to look after them for future generations so they can also hear the Mighty Merlins* roar..!

*The only other engine worthy of the prefix 'Mighty'

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Man On The Clapham Omnibus
4 hours ago, John K said:

Seeing the level of interest on the forum, as soon as I read it I posted it thinking folk might be planning to go.

However safety must come first for the pilots, spectators and these wonderful pieces of flying history. We need to look after them for future generations so they can also hear the Mighty Merlins* roar..!

*The only other engine worthy of the prefix 'Mighty'

The only "other" engine? I take it that Gryphon isn't the principal 'mighty engine' but the Crossflow is? :o

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Andrew
1 hour ago, Man On The Clapham Omnibus said:

The only "other" engine? I take it that Gryphon isn't the principal 'mighty engine' but the Crossflow is? :o

I believe the prototype Lancaster flew with four of the mightiest Pintos fitted. The engines were subsequently found to be too powerful for the airframe so they had to fit RR Merlins instead. :yes: ... or maybe it was just a dream.. :laugh:

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Meatibald Archpants
8 hours ago, Man On The Clapham Omnibus said:

b*******! I'm off to Airbourne at Eastbourne on Saturday and the BoBMF was scheduled to appear! :(

Probably means no other Spitfires or Hurricanes will appear either...

The other spits I know of are also grounded and not appearing elsewhere this weekend. 

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Man On The Clapham Omnibus

Ah, Russ I heard they were already committed elsewhere, but news reports are often inaccurate. Do we know what the problem is with the Merlin - a pin, I read? 

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