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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Gramaisc, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Hixon & MOD Fireworks

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    Haven't worked out how to attach on here but the ACDC Thunderstruck Apache video on youtube is awesome
     
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    Here's a strange thing - two Iranian F-14s and a Russian Tu-95 on the same errand, that wasn't what was intended.



    Iran was the only country outside the USA to be supplied with F-14s and they've managed to keep them flying with no official support for most of forty years.

    And the Tu-95 chugs on - it's entirely possible for a pilot today to be flying an aircraft that his grandfather flew.
     
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    Saw a film on TV a short while back about a team studying weather in the US. They were using an airship and definitely using a road atlas to navigate.
     
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    Two fire engines at the end - they would have been handy here,

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    It's not something that i shout about, but...

    ... my Mum worked for Avro in the 50's and was part of the design team for the Vulcan - she was one, of many, that was ic tail fin.

    My Mum is, tbf, feckin' awesome.
     
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    This got withdrawn - I've started saving, in case it pops back up again.

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    A marvellous thing.

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    Angels in Paradise: The Development of the U-2 at Area 51
     
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    I was subject to U2s for a while around 1970 - I assume it's OK to mention it now.... :ninja:

    Very, very noisy on take-off - I expected them to be a lot quieter, I must say - and very 'floaty' on landing, it all looked rather dodgy and very Heath-Robinson. I was surprised that they didn't have more "events" than they did.

    I also got arrested at bayonet-point during their stay, for 'theatrical' purposes - that was their fault.

    Strangely, I looked on Google Earth the other day, and there's a U2 there on the current view, presumably for the Syria/Iraq situation.

    They came with support from Starlifters, the first plane that I saw with a really flexible wing. They always looked exhausted, as the wings subsided during landing, as the speed came off it looked as though the tips might end up dragging on the ground.
     
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    My other half and I witnessed the Vulcan Bomber flying over Manchester last year, the noise was amazing.
     
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    Were was 'there' ? I remember watching a film/video shot at an RAF base, on you tube, the camera operator was following an RAF jet taxing and as the camera panned a U2 could be seen in the background. As far as I know they were not officially on UK soil at that time. There were no details on who shot the movie.
     
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    Here - fairly sure that's one, a later issue, with the wing pods.

    They weren't 'officially there', either. I've never seen one in the British isles.

    I had that all hours of the day, and night, for years - the novelty wears off....
     
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    I've always liked the Bristol Boxkite, one of the first truly practical aircraft - an elegant and efficient design.

     
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    A friend, back in my school days had a box kite, an ex RAF/army one. He told me they were used as a distress/signalling device and there design allowed them to fly in almost any weather. I never checked this fact but it sounded plausible at the time. :hmm:
     
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    They were used for lifting aerial wires from lifeboats/rafts, amongst other things..

    The man-lifting Cody kites of WW1 were modifications of the basic box kite, with wing appendages.
     
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