Zac said "Seeing a little dot approaching Omaka over the hills on Good Friday morning brought the biggest grin to my face.......I knew in my heart there was only one thing that it could be. " That was a pass to make the hairs on your neck stand up wasnt it Zac ? By the time I heard you say " whats this ... is it .... " and I'd turned around to look , she was already half way down the runway in that first pass . Nice pics ( and like you , I think that evening display was excellent )
Dear Warner Brothers: Now that I'm an adult, I feel I'm old enough to hear what the "Beep Beep" is hiding when Road Runner talks to Wile E. Coyote.
Post by sputnik767 on Jul 14, 2009 22:27:49 GMT 12
Just home from a school holiday adventure, the nearest I got to an aircraft was seeing a fletcher from the road at 70 kph. Many many thanks Zac for posting the restoration pictures, they great to see, makes you think really...
Post by Gavin Conroy on Sept 21, 2009 19:38:23 GMT 12
A Battle Of Britain service was held at Ohakea yesterday and a Spitfire display was to follow so I asked Al Marshal is he would like to go up and watch the display and of course he did. We took the trusty Chang up and had a relaxing few hours at Ohakea.
Sean Perrett flew the aircraft very well, it was a great display.
Was great to catch up with Brendon and the team as well as some RNZAF guys we know well.
We had good flying conditions and a good day all round. It was great to hear a merlin again.
I posted this in the "Books" section but thought it may be appropriate here too.
This news had totally passed me by until my daily Facebook catchup: Brendon Deere has written a book about his magnificent Spitfire Mk.IX PV270/ZK-SPI and it is available for pre-order at the below address:
It looks to be a spectacular work on a truly beautiful restoration, I for one will pay for my copy as soon as my pay comes through. Just thought I'd share the link so any other Spit fans can also place their orders.
There is a podcast just posted on the RAF Museum website Al Deere A biography of Al Deere, a fighter pilot whose autobiography was appropriately titled 'Nine Lives'. He became a highly decorated RAF fighter pilot. www.rafmuseum.org.uk/podcasts/