Not sure where this fits so will chuck it here. Just caught this on the news, she does look nice with the clean gunless wing and all that polished alloy, there are a few clips and quite a bit about her on the net.
Post by johnnyfalcon on Aug 7, 2019 8:31:42 GMT 12
I'm not sure how I feel about this. Risk v benefit. Single-engined valuable, historic airframe on a mission for which it wasn't designed. She looks beautiful and inspirational. I wish the team all the luck and hope any gremlins are elsewhere.
I have had the privilege of sitting in this aircraft. Specifically fitted with additional fuel cells in the fuselage and wet wings plus additional oil capacity. Has an endurance of four hours which is in excess of the legs proposed for the flight. Substantial testing undertaken from Duxford for the attempt. Believe me, from the discussions I have had, the 'attempt' would not be taking place if there were the slightest doubt. Engine failure.....it could happen in the aircraft's home airfield circuit.....