Post by Dave Homewood on Jul 22, 2020 23:11:14 GMT 12
The Vildebeest and Vincent really grew on me when I started to talk with veterans who flew them. That really enhanced my perspective of them. They were no longer just big old biplanes, the stories about them and the history really brought them to life for me and I developed a real soft spot for them. That happens with some aeroplanes, the more you learn the less you want them overlooked by people.
I cant recall if anyone has answered this question but since you have been to see the Vincent most recently Dave you might know. Do they have the mainplanes for it? That certainly would be an impressive sight with all 4 of them bolted on.
Post by Dave Homewood on Jul 16, 2021 16:17:29 GMT 12
With the recent sale of the property where the famous Subritzky collection resided for decades, some of the aircraft have now found new homes, but some of them have also moved down the road to a hangar at North Shore Aerodrome where Steve and Don will continue to tinker with them.
Here is some video that Steve kindly sent me of the Vincent travelling to its new home.
Post by corsairarm on Jul 18, 2021 22:16:38 GMT 12
That Vincent is pretty impressive as it is. What the chances of it appearing at MOTAT in its present state for a short while or longer. Just the shear size of it against the other aircraft would be mind blowing. Wouldn't take up much room without its wings.