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On 12/12/2017 at 12:21, molemot said:

Nice day for a bit of open cockpit...elbow nonchalantly on the airframe....(!)

 

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Amazing picture, Molemot (and that article on spinning. I remember the spin-recovery drill was pretty unusual for the Fin).

Used to fly these. Now a boring old airline pilot, who's flown A330s, A340s, B747s and now flies B777s. Very, very tedious compared to these (and Hawks, which are/were lovely)

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Latest magnificent machine, not flown it yet, will wait for ideal conditions for the first one.  

Just back from a two day trip. Gatwick-Catania-Gatwick-Madrid-Gatwick-Milan Malpensa-Gatwick. Saw the international Space station last night... You can even see the curvature of Earth from 38

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For anyone who may be a radio amateur or SWL, FIFI has a fully operational restored vintage radio  and often makes contacts on the longer flights with hams with the command sets. I've heard FIFI on a few occasions, but have not made a 2 way contact yet.

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On 22/07/2018 at 14:09, ChrisJ said:

Not strictly about pilots

 

Just watched this in full. Bloody amazing.

As an ex RAF and civil pilot, the skill involved in getting the subject Lancaster 'V' Victor out and back in one piece is mind-blowing. Never mind the fact they were being shot at! Makes our modern flying seem totally tame in comparison, with massive automation, reliability, GPS approaches and landings in 75 meter visibility routine.  75,000+ RAF aircrew lost in WW2... humbling.

Thanks for the link ChrisJ

 

 

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On 07/09/2015 at 10:49, redshift said:

Speaking of Falklands and low flying, there was the case of the F4 that was snagged by maintenance when it landed with a cable wrapped round the fin and ingested into one of the engines.

The cable was apparently a radio ham's antenna that he had flown through. Given that the highest part of the antenna was less than 30 feet....

RAF inspectors turned up, checked the damage and denied all knowledge of any 'fly past'. Unfortunately the farmers wife had captured the event on film. Analysis of the photo estimated a height of less than 10 ft AGL and the PIC was shipped home very shortly after.

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Ah the famous "Kenny" Everett! That is seriously low. 

 

There were Falklands videos that were even more impressive/scary.......

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I come across this and thought it would be good to share......

 

POV of flying a P-51C Mustang.  This is part#1 of multiples....

 

 

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Cheers, Gavin

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On 15/08/2018 at 23:43, EGTE said:

Ah the famous "Kenny" Everett! That is seriously low. 

 

There were Falklands videos that were even more impressive/scary.......

Just avoiding low level radar... :>)

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Brave kid, good job Maggie :)

 

 

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Mind blown! :huh:

 

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:huh:

 

 

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This is a video I've edited using a Sony AS50 on my helmet, plus ground-based video, plus stills.

The display had to be non-aerobatic -- the aircraft was just out of the restoration shop, and there wasn't time for me to gain an aerobatic accreditation. But it was great fun!

Doing this in a Spitfire has spoiled me forever!

Dave

 

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