The plane enthusiasts thread

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  1. tribanjules

    tribanjules Über Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
     
  2. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Billund airport is BLL. Next to the Lego factory, must be a lego plane then....
     
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  3. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Possibly, but tethered to what/
     
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  4. midlife

    midlife Guru

  5. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    May explain the no movement, but not how it's staying up there.
     
  6. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

  7. Tail End Charlie

    Tail End Charlie Guru

    Location:
    Altrincham
    Today I went to the "Wings and Wheels" show on the site of Woodford aerodrome. What I hadn't realised is the Avro museum is there and it was a great find, really well laid out and informative. Several large models of various Avro planes, especially early ones. Hard to believe that it's only a little over a hundred years ago that pilots were flying what looked like cloth stretched over wood, held together by wire! Apparently 4000 Lancaster bombers (out of 7000) were put together there. The Vulcan bomber is special too. Really interesting museum, it's open regularly, with guest speakers etc.
     
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  8. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    Location:
    Valhalla
    There's a Vulcan at the Coventry airport museum, and according to their website they let people climb into the aircraft to explore, albeit supervised. Think I'll pay them a visit in the next week or so.
     
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  9. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Two places at the same time!
    FE5C.jpg FE5D.jpg
     
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  10. Diogenes

    Diogenes Opinions, schminions

    The Vulcan flew only 7 years after WWII
     
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  11. midlife

    midlife Guru

    Been inside the cockpit of the Vulcan at Carlisle Airport. Blimey its tiny!
     
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  12. DaveReading

    DaveReading Veteran

    It's fortunate that whatever app you're using only displays your relative bearing to one decimal place. :hello:
     
  13. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

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    Valhalla
    Indeed, only 11 years separate the first Lancaster flight and the first Vulcan flight.
     
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  14. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

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    Valhalla
    Had to go down to Lydd airport (sorry, London Ashford) where my Dad keeps his Socata TB20 hangered to attend to some business.

    I checked in with the flying club who manage the plane on Dad's behalf, and then got to go walk around the storage and maintenance hangers. Too many photos for now, but here's one to keep you going. I'll post the rest when I eventually get home.

    IMG_20190814_094227810.jpg

    PS, I've just googled the flag. Burkina Faso.
     
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  15. DaveReading

    DaveReading Veteran

    Interesting - it's on the UK civil register, but has been given special permission from the CAA to fly wearing its former Burkina Faso AF markings (a fairly common situation with ex-military aircraft).
     
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