Post by corsair5517 on Dec 6, 2013 23:05:05 GMT 12
On the subject of A-4s.... there was a painting at Wigram of a flight of A-4s at speed low over the Nevada desert someplace; I only saw it the once and cannot remember where I saw it. anyone know anything more?? Please?!
The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese
It's possibly Lanc X KB994 built in Canada, which went with the remains of KB976 to Kermit Weeks' in Florida. KB976 used to be at the Strathallan Collection in Scotland and was sold in aution, but had its fuselage crushed when a beam fell on it at Woodford. When Kermit bought it, the remains of KB994, which was a fuselage only also went with it. The nose section forward of the cockpit of KB976 is at Brooklands where it has been fitted with a reproduction fuselage/cockpit section. So out of any of the survivors, I'd hazard a guess and say its KB994/KB976.
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend, inside of a dog, it's too dark to read" Groucho Marx
NZ3301 is back in the air following its lightning strike. It has undergone an extensive ground test programme and completed a number of ground runs before today's flight test. The seventh aircraft arrived a few weeks ago. No flights with external yet (to my knowledge).
cheers mate so all the comments regards big damage etc were totally incorrect ? was it mainly thorough checks IAW relevant publications required plus other things. any word on new blades fitted. would I be right in that number 7 has a more advanced avionics suite than say the first 2.
My laptop is not up to this. What are the registrations ? I would be guessing CIK and BZB and I can't make the fourth out at all. I think it has to be similar to a 140 though, if BZB is there then that is a 160 anyway.
Dont forget he also has a real Lancaster in storage in wellington as well.
Are you sure about that?
He has been listening to far too many of my stories.
I think it may have come from this quote...
PETER JACKSON: Yeah, life-sized, yeah. We've got it at Weta Workship at the moment a fullsized Lancaster sitting in pieces and we're taking molds from it and from those molds we'll make fiberglass copies for the fullsized ones for the movie.
The Piper at the rear isn't a 140 is it? Yes an aircraft I'm very familiar with having done all my training on the 140, bit sad the club has only one operational now. (Must mean I'm getting into historic aircraft just by looking at my logbook!)
This plan's as cunning as a fox that used to be Professor of cunning at Oxford University but has now moved on and is working with the U.N at the high commission of cunning planning