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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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TOM PHILLIPS
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Posted - 09/08/2009 : 18:32
Yes Ian,all the planes you mentioned flew over my house in Blackpool today for the air display on the prom which i watched from the back garden,Think there was the Vulcan ?? the large triangular shaped plane and no show would be complete without the fantastic Red Arrows..



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frankwilk
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Posted - 09/08/2009 : 20:02
Tizer  I came back from Singapore in 1971 in a VC10 say it was 6 years old then, It would now be about 45. I think it is time to replace them !!!!!!!!!!



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panbiker
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Posted - 09/08/2009 : 20:11
Yes Tom, we heard about the display a couple of weeks ago and mean't to take a run out to Blackpool to watch but forgot all about it. Drat, drat and double drat, still the Hurricane on it's way home was a bonus for the day.


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TOM PHILLIPS
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Posted - 09/08/2009 : 20:44
Theres always Southport next month,we will have to get a nominated driver when we go,I do spend rather too much time in the beer tent.



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HerbSG
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Posted - 10/08/2009 : 00:19
When is the Southport show?


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Tizer
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Posted - 10/08/2009 : 11:25
Tom, you're a lucky man if you saw the Vulcan! I have great memories of a Vulcan at air shows in the 1980s. It used to shake the ground and was VERY impressive. The Red Arrows passed over us in formation on Saturday flying between a private military event and the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. They were booked for Blackpool on Sunday.

Frank, I don't know the latest on the VC-10 replacement but the Airbus replacement for the Hercules has been set back three years.


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panbiker
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Posted - 10/08/2009 : 13:59
Herb, according to the BBMF schedule, Southport is on the 26th September. They are due to have Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster giving a display. Another good day to watch for them in Barlick as they are all due to transit back to Coningsby after the event.

You can find all current details on the BBMF fight including the full flying details and events here:

http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/displayinfo/

Southport Airshow is here, September 26th and 27th

http://www.visitsouthport.com/airshow/home



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wendyf
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Posted - 16/08/2009 : 15:41
The Red Arrows flew over again this afternoon heading NW. They were in 2 groups of 6 and making a very distinctive noise. 
They were heading to Galloway Country Fair for a 4pm display, and passed here at  2.50pm. I'll watch out for them coming back around 5.30pm and see if I can get a piccy.

Wendy

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panbiker
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Posted - 20/08/2009 : 19:29
Red Arrows were at Cromer yesterday afternoon, Last night of holiday in Norfolk tonight,back to Barlick tomorrow.


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 21/08/2009 : 06:59
I once flew to Canada on a Tri-Star and it was probably the quietest and most comfortable jet I ever flew in. 707s were very noisy. Once flew to Canada in a DC3 that had graffiti written on the outside of the fuselage round the door... not very reassuring! An RAF helicopter pilot on the same flight (out of Prestwick) told me he had spent more time shepherding sick DC3s in from the Atlantic than any other plane. He was only on the flight because he had got a freebie.


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Tizer
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Posted - 31/08/2009 : 12:37
By coincidence I chanced on a web site with a lot of details of one man's national service in the RAF in the 1950s and it might interest some of you:

http://www.ventnorradar.co.uk/Subsindex.htm

 


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GAK
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Posted - 01/09/2009 : 03:53
Hi Tizer
I have to say that when I went into the RAF in 1960 to do my National Service, it had not changed very much at all from what is related herein. I was delivered to Bridgnorth instead of West Kirby, but the situation was virtually identical. Most interesting.
GAK


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 01/09/2009 : 07:54
A single engined plane flew over Barlick on Sunday and what interested me was that despite being definitely a single engine it had a variation in the engine note very similar to the de-synchronised sound of the German multi-engined bombers during the war. Any ideas?


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GAK
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Posted - 09/09/2009 : 13:52
Hi Tizer
I have been reading Ventnor radar. As a result of this I looked up RAF Bridgnorth and lo and behold I found a Squadron photo with me on it.
I was really chuffed. I have posted to try to get in touch with some of my contempories. Wish me luck, it was a long time ago.
GAK


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Tizer
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Posted - 10/09/2009 : 11:25
GAK, that's great news! I hope you manage to make contact with them. Were you able to save a copy of the photo image file from the web site onto your own computer?


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