Aviation MegaThread!!!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Just had to post this! The only de Havilland Mosquito flying in the world. Beautifully restored here in NZ - soon to be sent Stateside to it's lucky owner. Really wish I could pop up to Auckland tomorrow to see it being put through it's paces...

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  2. GSPeP

    GSPeP Long timer

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  3. GSPeP

    GSPeP Long timer

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    Saw the Lancaster in action during the Airhow in Fairford (UK)

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  4. GSPeP

    GSPeP Long timer

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    I really would like to see that one live ... The only problem is that it's on the other side of the world for me :cry
  5. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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  6. GSPeP

    GSPeP Long timer

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    In 2009 there was a Boeing 757-2K2 of the Royal New Zealand Air Force at the Fairford (UK) Airshow

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  7. Shadow10

    Shadow10 Been here awhile

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    Nice pics.

    You will notice that the Australian Hornets are fitted with the very sophisticated external, centre line drop tank.....and thats about it. State of the art or what?
  8. riderjohn

    riderjohn Tag Sniper

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    I saw a flying Mosquito at an air show in Texas about 20 years ago.I wonder what happened to it if this one is,in fact,the only one in the world flying?
  9. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    Mosquito TT.35 RS712 is on display at the EAA AirVenture Museum, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, but is owned by Kermit Weeks. It was civil registered G-ASKB in 1963 for use in the film 633 Squadron. Aircraft last flew in 1989
  10. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Thanks. More sophisticated than our non-existant strike aircraft...

    Apparently this is the first to take to the skies in 15 years - rebuilt from a wreck found in Canada. http://www.warbirdrestoration.co.nz/index.html
  11. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer

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    How turbulent is the air in back seat? Reason I ask is that I've kicked around the idea of getting a Hatz to putz around in. The only open cockpit plane I've flow is a friend's PT-19. The air was smooth as silk but it was a low wing so I'm wondering what kind of turbulence you get off the top wing. Not that it's a big deal - I've got a lot of hours flying a J-3 with the door open. Just curious.
  12. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    You are fine as long as you stay behind the little windscreens. Nothing noticeable from the wings. Put a hand out and its like...well putting your hand out of the car window at 100mph
  13. Flying-D

    Flying-D Just Passing Through

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    They pulled these out of the hangar yesterday while the owner used it for a little get together...

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    These are few more of his collection.

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  14. pilot815

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    There was a staggerwing at my local airport for awhile. The owner had it in the corner of one of the hangars the FBO owned with cones and caution tape around it at all times. I heard he ended up trading it in for a Stinson Gullwing. He had a thing for classic luxury radials.
  15. Shadow10

    Shadow10 Been here awhile

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    On a slightly different note - anyone in Queensland, Australia know if theres a couple of F22's buzzing around the coast?

    A couple of people I know reckon they have seen one this weekend (29 & 30 Sep) but I was under the impression that none have been delivered yet?

    Google is no help and no one has any pics.
  16. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    They are operational but under restriction because of problems with the oxygen system.

    I saw one over Wisconsin two years ago:

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  17. Shadow10

    Shadow10 Been here awhile

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    Cheers, but Wisconsin isn't Queensland, Australia.

    I'm pretty sure the observers have it wrong, as the RAAF website lists them as a "future acquisition" and the events section only mentions Hornets flying around South East Queensland. Having said that, there may be one or two already here.
  18. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    You just asked if they were operational, and yes, they are. They may be visiting US aircraft. Are you thinking of the F-35, which Australia is looking to acquire?
  19. Shadow10

    Shadow10 Been here awhile

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    No I didn't.

    I specifically asked - "...anyone in Queensland, Australia know if theres a couple of F22's buzzing around the coast?"

    Please re-read the post you quoted.
  20. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    There could well be USAF F22s buzzing about Queensland. They've attended airshows down under. Again, I'm pretty sure Australia is not looking to acquire any.