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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 - 04/10/2009 : 09:44
During the inquest on Big Harry's death one expert drew attention to the fact that the plane they were in was forty years old and he expressed a strong opinion that regardless of the quality of maintenance, all aircraft should be derated at a certain age, certainly less than forty years. That would put the cat amongst the pigeons!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westland_Sea_King

According to this you are right. 1969.


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Tizer
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Posted - 04/10/2009 : 10:56
I notice that wikipedia page says "The last of the Royal Navy's Sea King ASW [anti-submarine warfare] helicopters was retired in 2003, being replaced by the AgustaWestland Merlin HM1. The Airborne Surveillance and Area Control (ASaC) or Airborne Early Warning (AEW) variant is expected to be replaced in time for the two Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers, some time in the next decade."

I presume it is these AEW aircraft that are being sent out to Afghanistan.


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panbiker
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Posted - 24/03/2010 : 20:32
Thank goodness no one was injured in the Red Arrows accident. This recently emerged footage is on the BBC News Channel Website.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8586114.stm?ls

Shows how close to the edge they fly to provide the thrilling displays.


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Stanley
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Posted - 03/05/2010 : 06:22


Pic posted for GAK


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Posted - 07/08/2010 : 06:43
Blackpool Air Show this Sunday 8th August at 4.15 starting with Battle of Britain flight and finishing at 5.15 with Red Arrows. Free on Blackpool seafront. Nolic


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Stanley
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Posted - 07/08/2010 : 06:53
Could be a better day. I hope they come over Barlick, the sound of eight Merlins growling does something to my back hairs! That Griffon is even better! I think it goes back to the war, we soon got to know that Merlins didn't hurt us. On a similar theme, I once read somwhere that the Germans deliberately de-synchronised the engines on multi-engined bombers to make them more threatening. Lancasters were always synchronised and it was one of the ways we could identify the Jerrys at a distance. Any truth in the theory? The hand of Goebels?


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Posted - 07/08/2010 : 12:11
Not sure how that comes to eight Merlins, more likely to be six or five with a Griffon. The part of the flight plan which includes Blackpool comes from Chicksgrove in Wiltshire via Blackpool and on to Elvington near York. This puts Barlick on or near the flight path and given the association with the town we may well see them. Sadly the times for the 8th have not been published but mid to late afternoon could be about right, I will add app time later if I can get it. The Lancaster, the Hurricane and three of the Spitfires have Merlins, the other two both MK XIXs have Griffons, other current aircraft are the DeHaviland Chipmunk and the Douglas DC3 or Dakota. One of the Spitfires, a MK 11a was sold for scrap in 1948 for the princely sum of £25. Listen, Watch and enjoy. PS, on the 22nd they will be at Lytham app 1400 then to Whitby and on to Skegness a flight time of 55mins, again we could be on the flight path.

Edited by - thomo on 07/08/2010 12:19:11 PM


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Stanley
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Posted - 07/08/2010 : 16:36
I thought the Battle of Britain flight was a Lamcaster, a Spitfire and a Hurricane. It was the last time I saw it but that was a few years ago.


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Posted - 07/08/2010 : 17:06
That was the earlier flight. The current Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is made up of all of the above aircraft but not all are used at the same time, there was a flyable Mosquito as well but I think it may have come to grief at some time, there is a "Mossie" on display at Elvington near York at the Yorkshire Air Museum along with 49 other exhibits.


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Posted - 07/08/2010 : 18:23
Superb pics thomo. The Lancaster makes a great desktop background. Nolic


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thomo
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Posted - 08/08/2010 : 10:25
The Blackpool Gazette puts the time of the display at 1615 this afternoon with the Red Arrows taking off at the airport also in the display will be a Hawker Hunter, very significant as Hawkers had a factory at Squires Gate, dependant on whether the BBMF are opening or closing this event any activity here will probably be soon after 1615 given that any of the aircraft involved can get from Blackpool to here in 10 minutes if they wish, direction of approach should be from Clitheroe.

Edited by - thomo on 08/08/2010 11:03:43 AM


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Posted - 08/08/2010 : 17:00
Well I almost got it right, two of the aircraft passed to the South of here at 1640, one definately a Spitfire the other could have been the Hurricane, no sign of the Lancaster though, may have been further South, never mind, better luck on the 22nd.


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wendyf
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Posted - 08/08/2010 : 17:35
I saw them too Thomo, just south of me. No time to get the camera out  as they flew over, but we have been sitting out waiting just in case anything else came this way.


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catgate
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Posted - 08/08/2010 : 19:30
The Lancaster passed over here a couple of hours ago heading South, on its own, and at quite a lower than normal height, and may well have been over Elvington ( 4 miles north of here). It had been preceded, at least half an hour earlier, by two fighters that were very much higher than usual and, had they passed over Elvington they must have passed over at a considerable height. They were too high and to far away for me to be sure what they were. They too were going South.


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Stanley
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Posted - 09/08/2010 : 05:55
So if it was a Spit a Hurricane and a Lancaster how many Merlins?


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