Post by Gavin Conroy on Mar 16, 2011 20:01:12 GMT 12
This photo shows Brendon Deere (front) and Jim Rankin formating on the Nanchang. Really enjoy flying with inspirational people like these guys. This photo was taken last Saturday, Spitfire was on the other side of the Nanchang, and while taking photos of the Harvard, the Spitfire could be clearly heard due to the ex Red Arrow flying it
Sean is seen here at 1500ft flying the Spitfire on Saturday and living the dream. Top bloke.
Post by Gavin Conroy on Mar 18, 2011 20:59:53 GMT 12
Yes Dave you are quite correct in terms of the Checkers, however the rest of the aircraft is an accurate FAC scheme that the aircraft wore during it's RNZAF service. The checkers, although not original have a connection back to Ray Hanna and is just one small way that we are reminded of a great man.
Post by Gavin Conroy on Mar 19, 2011 9:37:18 GMT 12
Here is a photo taken by Brendon Deere last week as we flew with the Spitfire and Harvard. Really like this photo, it is not an angle I see very often but everytime we fly with a Spitfire it is one of the best experiences I can think of. This was flight number six alongside a Spitfire.
Thursday 15th September - Battle of Britain National commemoration, Wellington Overfly National War Memorial, Buckle Street (NOT Cenotaph as noted earlier) at 1005 Pilot: Squadron Leader Sean Perrett Note the Spitfire is not landing at Wellington Airport this year
Sunday 18th September - Battle of Britain Sunday, Wanganui Airport at 1030 - time provisional and subject to change. The Spitfire will land at 1030 and be on ground display for 1 hour. The aircraft will give a handling display on ARRIVAL at 1030 Pilot: Squadron Leader Sean Perrett