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Sunday, 9 July 2017

[wrecksnwrelics] "Berlin Express" Canopy shatters during display

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Subject: [wrecksnwrelics] "Berlin Express" Canopy shatters during display
 
Berlin Express lost its canopy in flight yesterday during the display. It shattered for some unknown reason and damaged the tail section. It's down safe and sound. This pic was posted on the UK Airshow Review by TKK 140 at the moment it shattered....pieces everywhere and it looks like a large piece about to hit the horizontal! In the second pic, you can see the clear blown Malcolm Hood and the thick leading edge it has.
Just glad no one was hurt and the plane landed safely….Good thing this didn't happen during the flight over!!!!! Would have been a cold flight!
In this video, you can see the shards blow out….enlarge the video to full screen with the broken square in the lower right corner of the small black screen.
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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Video : a little bit noisy but ...

Thx to Laurent for sharing

Cavanaugh Flight Museum
23 h
Enjoy the Skyraider/3350 duet! Chuck and Stuart firing up the 5 and 6 for Warbirds Over Addison. Both of these aircraft should be flying at the Kaboom Town fireworks and airshow, July 3rd at Addison Airport. For the best seats in the house, become a member of the museum and join us for the show! Only 300 seats available for this even!. Call 972-380-8800 ex 100 to reserve yours today! www.cavflight.org




Monday, 23 May 2016

Stunning, pin-sharp images of the final 55 airworthy Spitfires




Stunning, pin-sharp images of the final 55 airworthy Spitfires
Using the skill and experience of former RAF pilot Tim Ellison, north London born photographer John Dibbs was able to fly to within 15ft of different Spitfire planes.
Clip Better http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3598540/The…

Saturday, 12 March 2016

[GAR] Historic Aviation Nostalgia – Blackbushe 1978-1984




Elliott Marsh posted: "Paul Filmer's trip down memory lane continues as he looks back at the many vintage aircraft that visited Blackbushe in the 1970s and 1980s. Whilst Blackbushe was not the closest airfield to where I grew up, it was the most interesting airport in a wide ar"

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Historic Aviation Nostalgia – Blackbushe 1978-1984

by Elliott Marsh
Paul Filmer's trip down memory lane continues as he looks back at the many vintage aircraft that visited Blackbushe in the 1970s and 1980s.
TB-25N NL9494Z - © Paul Filmer - Global Aviation Resource





[GAR ] GAR – Huw Hopkins – Spitfire at 80





Huw Hopkins posted: "On 5 March 1936 the Spitfire took to the sky for the first time at Eastleigh Airport.  80 years on, Huw Hopkins provides a pictorial look at Europe's airworthy Spitfire population. The Spitfire - the British icon recognised by small children and the el"

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BlogGAR – Huw Hopkins – Spitfire at 80

by Huw Hopkins
On 5 March 1936 the Spitfire took to the sky for the first time at Eastleigh Airport.  80 years on, Huw Hopkins provides a pictorial look at Europe's airworthy Spitfire population. The Spitfire - the British icon recognised by small children and the elderly alike, and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful aeroplanes of all time. […]

© Huw Hopkins - Global Aviation Resource

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Monday, 29 February 2016

Video: "Melun Villaroche"

 


Pour ce numéro de Tour de Piste, Magali Rebeaud a atterri en Seine et Marne sur l'aérodrome de Melun Villaroche.

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Elle est disponible sur la canal 109 de la TV d'Orange ainsi que sur le site internet ...


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Thursday, 3 September 2015

Listen: WWII Aircraft Engines - Mitchell, Mustang, Tomahawk, Hellcat, Zero, etc. Enjoy the introductory chorus to some of the most influential aircraft of WWII, including the P-51 Mustang and Spitfire's Merlin V-12, Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3's Daimler-Benz 601, BMW-801 powered F




Listen: WWII Aircraft Engines - Mitchell, Mustang, Tomahawk, Hellcat, Zero, etc.
Enjoy the introductory chorus to some of the most influential aircraft of WWII, including the P-51 Mustang and Spitfire's Merlin V-12, Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3's Daimler-Benz 601, BMW-801 powered F
Clip Better
http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/listen…






Monday, 10 August 2015

Friday, 29 May 2015

Video: "Meeting de La Ferté-Alais : zoom sur le P-51 Mustang"






Plus de 40 000 passionnés en tout genre ont fait le déplacement au Meeting de La Ferté-Alais ce week-end pour sa 43e édition. Un rendez-vous incontournable organisé chaque année par l'Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis.

L'occasion de découvrir ou redécouvrir ces avions mythiques qui ont fait l'histoire. Parmi eux, le P-51 Mustang, cet avion de chasse américain conçu par North American Aviation et utilisé lors de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale.


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Monday, 11 May 2015

Video: "Arsenal of Democracy Flyover"






To honor the heroes who fought in the War and those on the home front who produced the tanks, ships, and aircraft that enabled the United States and its Allies to achieve victory, one of the most diverse arrays of World War II aircraft ever assembled flew above the skies of Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 8, 2015, the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, as part of the Arsenal of Democracy World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

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Monday, 23 June 2014

3D printing in the warbird industry



Warbird MagazineZincVIZ Aviation – Warbird Magazine Article

Posted on May 29, 2014
ZincVIZ Aviation was featured in a four page article in Warbird Magazine – Digest 54, highlighting 3d digital modeling and part creation.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

[vintage-and-warbirds] 778 'Rosie the Riveters' show up to set world record - and save bomber plant



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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

[vintage-and-warbirds] Restored WWII plane to return to Normandy for D-Day anniversary

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Restored WWII plane to return to Normandy for D-Day anniversary

March 24, 2014

Associated Press

The next time the American military transport plane known as Whiskey 7 drops
its paratroopers over Normandy, France, it will be for a commemoration
instead of an invasion.

Seventy years after taking part in D-Day, the plane now housed at the
National Warplane Museum in western New York is being prepared to recreate
its role in the mission, when it dropped troops behind enemy lines under
German fire.

At the invitation of the French government, the restored Douglas C-47 will
fly in for 70th anniversary festivities and again release paratroopers over
the original jump zone at Sainte-Mere-Eglise.

"There are very few of these planes still flying and this plane was very
significant on D-Day," said Erin Vitale, chairwoman of the Return to
Normandy Project. "It dropped people that were some of the first into
Sainte-Mere-Eglise and liberated that town."

Museum officials say the twin-prop Whiskey 7, so named because of its W-7
squadron marking, is one of several C-47s scheduled to be part of the D-Day
anniversary, with jumpers made up of active and retired military personnel.
But it is believed to be the only one flying from the United States.

The plane will fly to France by way of Labrador, Greenland, Iceland,
Scotland, and Germany, each leg 5-½ to 7 hours. Vitale compared it to trying
to drive a 70-year-old car across the country without a breakdown. "It's
going to be a huge challenge."

Among the 21 men it carried in 1944 was 20-year-old Leslie Palmer Cruise
Jr., who also will make the return trip to France, his fifth, and be
reunited with the craft -- once it's on the ground. He is flying
commercially from his Horsham, Pa., home outside Philadelphia.

"With me, it's almost, sometimes, like yesterday," Cruise, now 89, said by
phone, recalling his first combat mission. "It really never leaves you."

Although the C-47 looks much the same today as it did on June 6, 1944, it
looked very different when it arrived at the museum as a donation eight
years ago. It had been converted to a corporate passenger plane.

"We had to take an executive interior out," said the museum's president, W.
Austin Wadsworth. "It had a dry bar, lounge seats, a table with a nice map
of the Bahamas in there. It was beautiful."

The museum's restoration of the historic plane to its original condition has
been a roughly $180,000 project so far. Most of the money went toward two
rebuilt engines and the rest to parts, equipment, and service. The museum is
trying to raise a total of $250,000 for the restoration and return to
Normandy.

One upgrade it did allow was the installation of two GPS systems to keep the
aircraft on course.

"The avionics in the airplane are modern. We're not going to go with what
they had in 1943," Wadsworth said. "They would have had probably a radio
beacon receiver and a lot of dead reckoning."

There is still no autopilot, said Wadsworth's daughter, Naomi, who will be
among five pilots -- one including her brother, Craig -- taking turns at the
controls on the way to Europe. That's fine with her, she said.

"It's history. It's real flying," she said. "With a lot of the computerized,
mechanized things that you see in the airliners today, the airplane
basically flies itself....This is not a situation where you can be asleep at
the wheel. You really have to pay attention."

Said her father, also a pilot: "You don't just grab something and push it.
There's a kind of feel to everything you do in these old birds. It doesn't
have a soul obviously, but you don't just tell it what to do. You ask it."

Cruise still remembers being squashed between other paratroopers seated on
pan seats as the plane left England's Cottesmore Airdrome. He was weighed
down with probably 100 pounds of gear, including an M-1 rifle that was
carried in three pieces, 30-caliber rifle ammo, a first-aid pack, grenade,
K-rations, and his New Testament in his left pocket, over his heart.

"We could hear the louder roar as each plane following the leader
accelerated down the runway and lifted into the air," he wrote in an account
of the mission. "Our turn came and the quivering craft gathered momentum
along the path right behind the plane in front."

The airplane's engines were so loud he had to shout even to talk with the
paratrooper next to him, he said, and the scenery through its square windows
looked like shadows in the dark. Over the English Channel, a colonel pointed
downward.

"In the partial darkness below, we could make out silhouetted shapes of
ships and there must have been thousands of them all sizes and kinds,"
Cruise wrote. "If we had any doubts before about the certainty of the
invasion, they were dispelled now."




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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

[vintage-and-warbirds] Buried secrets: The REAL story of the Nazi warplanes found in an Indiana field

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This is from March 2012, but I hope still of some interest.

Jeff

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Buried secrets: The REAL story of the Nazi warplanes found in an Indiana
field

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2109029/The-story-secret-Nazi-airplanes-buried-Indiana-field.html

or go to: http://tinyurl.com/kcsyh3v

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Saturday, 26 January 2013

[vintage-and-warbirds] North American Dates Set for Mosquito

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North American Dates Set for Mosquito

AVwebFlash

Januaryt 7, 2013

The only flying De Havilland Mosquito will have a busy schedule in North
America this summer, according to its owner Jerry Yagen of the Fighter
Factory. As we reported earlier (http://tinyurl.com/b879vp8), the
reconstructed Mosquito, which flew for the first time in September, has made
several public appearances in New Zealand where AVspecs, the company that
did the restoration, is based.

Sometime this spring, the aircraft, which was originally built in Canada,
will be shipped to North America and Yagen said it will be at a lot of
airshows this coming season, including his own Warbirds Over the Beach
(http://tinyurl.com/al9wxml) in Virginia Beach May 17-19.

It will also make an appearance not far from the factory where it was built.
The Mosquito will headline the Hamilton Air Show June 15-16. Hamilton is
about 30 miles west of Toronto, where the original aircraft was built. In
addition to its solo performance, the Mosquito will join a formation flight
of warbirds that will include the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's
Lancaster bomber along with a Spitfire and a Hurricane. There will also be a
gathering of Mosquito pilots.




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Thursday, 19 April 2012

[vintage-and-warbirds] Key publishing Forum P-40 found in the Sahara

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A couple of interesting links in this posting..one about a P-40 found in the
Sahara and the other further down about Bill Lancaster who was Lost in the
Sahara After Attempting to Break the England-Cape Town Flight Speed Record.

The P-40 is just too much!

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=116221

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[vintage-and-warbirds] Doolittle Raiders Reunion 2012

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