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Tizer
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Posted -  21/12/2007  :  11:56
I have uploaded my first picture to the Barlick site I hope to be able to add it in this thread if/when it gets approval from Doc. It is a postcard from the 1940s entitled Winged Heroes and showing Hawker Hurricanes. (The picture is in the next post if you are on page 1 of the thread; if you are on another page you need to go back tp page 1 to see it.)

Please feel free to add your own stories, pictures or comments regarding everything to do with aeroplanes and their pilots, both past and present.

Edited by - Tizer on 11/11/2010 15:11:42


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Stanley
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Posted - 12/07/2011 : 05:56
Sorry to hear that David. Nice that there were no deaths. Much more important than Murdoch!


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panbiker
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Posted - 12/07/2011 : 17:08
Found this footage on the net, the crash actually invoved a Mustang and a Douglas Skyraider. Very lucky escape for both pilots. Any display would have to be clear of the crowdline, essentially to cater for this type of eventuality.

P51 Mustang and Douglas Skyraider Crash - Duxford

More pictures from the MailOnline here

Edited by - panbiker on 12/07/2011 17:13:53


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Stanley
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Posted - 13/07/2011 : 05:27
Lucky to get away with it at that height.


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panbiker
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Posted - 13/07/2011 : 08:46
Agreed, considering that the Mustang pilot had to "bail", no ejector seat in that baby. Skyraider pilot did very well to put it down on half a wing.


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thomo
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Posted - 23/07/2011 : 14:50
Sighted over here at 1255 Hawker Hurricane, probably G-HURI as I understand that the BBMF Hurricane is undergoing maintenance.


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Tizer
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Posted - 24/07/2011 : 12:49
Thanks everyone for bringing the Duxford crash to our attention. Amazing photos!

Having only recently said how sad it was that the Hercules wouldn't be flying over us in the future, one circled around us last week. I think it might have been on its way to visit the RNAS Culdrose air day in Cornwall and was perhaps passing a bit of time so as not to arrive too early.


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Posted - 25/07/2011 : 06:53
The Hercules is a bit like the 747 in that when you see it close up and flying slowly you wonder how they manage to stay in the air. Something to do with the size I think.


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Tizer
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Posted - 25/07/2011 : 17:09
Cryolite! That's how they stay up. No, it's not a magic material from Superman comics. I happened to see a page about it when looking for something else in a geology book. A picture of a rather boring looking rock but the caption said it was one of the most important minerals and "aeroplanes could not stay in the air without it". After a bit more reading I found that cryolite is essential to the manufacture of aluminium from bauxite. The bauxite has to be dissolved in molten cryolite so that it can be electrolytically treated to extract aluminium. We could argue that there were aeroplanes before aluminium but it's pretty important for jumbo jets and the like!


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Bradders
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Posted - 25/07/2011 : 17:38
So is "LIFT "  ......(strange stuff .......it's used all over the place .......eh !)

Without it.......

Planes wouldn't stay up.

Hitch-hikers would stay put .

Plastic surgeons (some ) would be out of business.

...and Spirits would stay Low..!

Discuss ? 

 

Edited by - Bradders on 25/07/2011 17:47:47


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thomo
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Posted - 25/07/2011 : 17:53
Hercules is a STOL aircraft, the wings are designed to give high lift at lower speeds, they are straight with neither dihedral or anhedral. power is 4 Alison Turboprops, they can be operated from the larger Aircraft Carriers, this gives some idea of the lift potential. The other big one is the Globemaster and is not STOL, swept anhedral wings support 4 P&W turbofans. Faster but needs a longer runway.


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Bradders
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Posted - 25/07/2011 : 18:36
I've always liked the way that  aircraft were referred to as  "kites" !

Edited by - Bradders on 26/07/2011 12:29:26 AM


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panbiker
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Posted - 26/07/2011 : 00:17


quote:
thomo wrote:
Sighted over here at 1255 Hawker Hurricane, probably G-HURI as I understand that the BBMF Hurricane is undergoing maintenance.

One of the two Hurricanes operated by the BBMF was at Caister then Breighton (nr Selby), Windermere and Southport. Take of was from Conningsby for it's 4 venue sortie accompanied by one of the BBMF Spitfires to all four venues, though a tad later than your sighting Peter. It may well have overflown Barlick on the Selby to Windermere transit.. The Lancaster was in the area too making an appearance at Bingley which my lad Jack had the pleasure of seeing. Saturdays sorties were all flypasts.  All three aircraft then landed at Blackpool for a re-appearance for a display on Sunday, again at Southport.

Edited by - panbiker on 26/07/2011 00:27:31


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Tizer
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Posted - 26/07/2011 : 09:55
quote:
thomo wrote:
Hercules is a STOL aircraft, the wings are designed to give high lift at lower speeds, they are straight with neither dihedral or anhedral. power is 4 Alison Turboprops, they can be operated from the larger Aircraft Carriers, this gives some idea of the lift potential.
The Hercules often fly over us very low and weave about a bit, presumably changing course but always banking steeply. You get the feeling the pilots are enjoying themselves!



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Posted - 22/10/2011 : 16:37
This helicopter flew over our house a few days ago and I managed a quick shot through the window glass. What type is it and what is the orange bulge on its back? We are near to Yeovilton navy air base so it might be one of theirs.

What type of helicopter


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thomo
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Posted - 22/10/2011 : 17:03
That looks like a "Twin Huey" to me. I will have a poke around and see if I can find out which one. There are two Bell iroquois in UK, one at Duxford, the other at Weston Super Mare. there may also be a twin huey at Yeovilton.

Edited by - thomo on 22/10/2011 5:32:44 PM


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