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    Them slides again

    Some more slide copies,some not the best in quality and focus but these days we've just got to "treasure the past" it may be all we have to add a bit of colour to what is a grey future with some saying we could end up with a six squadron air farce,sorry force.

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    Nice shots.

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    Yes beautiful...thanks for posting

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    Thanks for looking Bazv and 92fis....Glad you both liked the slides and with a bit more time on my side again I'll stick some more up.I had a dodgy slide holder and it kept putting the edge of some slides out of focus but I now have cured this by just slipping in an empty plastic frame and it levels things out a little.

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    Great stuff JB.
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    Thanks Anna,

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    Nice John
    Best Regards Steve

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    Very nice. Some of them bring back memories. Was the Comet snapped at Fairford by any chance?
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    Hi to Steve and Mike....glad you both liked the slides even though they aren't the best quality wise.The Comet Mike was taken at Finningley about 93 or there abouts.Taken at the 02 end of the field,I really miss that place as it was a good spot to watch the aircraft come in.I shall do some more copies and add them on the end of this thread so keep a look out.Cheers ..John.B

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    Ah thank you, having looked at the photo again I can see it was not Fairford as the area around the airfiel is far too hilly.
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    Thanks for posting the images. Is that the Comet called Canopus? A lovely aircraft.

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    Most certainly is, to answer both your question and your remark. Of course I would agree with you that the Comet is a lovely aircraft as I'm a great fan of all things de Havilland.
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    Great ones. Always enjoy seeing this personal photos (loving memories)

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    Thanks,Martin and JP Vieira and Mike for answering the comet question.I was enthused by the good feedback and have tried a little harder into jigging this little handful of copies to look a little better,"hopefully".

    Trouble is when you keep having to swap glasses from focusing with long distance specs and then changing for the reading set to use on the photo suite it starts to get a bit irritating and something always gives and its the focus along the way.Anyway see what you think.

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    that'll be the Finningley home team then?
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    I think your in the right area blue_2.

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    more please! Especially anything Finningley, early 90's would be nice
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    Will look them up when I get some spare time at the weekend Blue_2.cheers..JB.

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    Oh someone is spotting for sometime now. Great shots, please more...
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    In my best Dutch Pieter,"Hartelijk bedankt junge" ik will stuur nog meer als tijd nodige been,Something must be amiss there and no doubt you,ll spot the faults but you get the gist about when I get the time I'LL put some more up.Cheers..JB

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    Very nice, lovely shot of the former Kennet aviation Hunter.

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    Thanks for the photos of the Dove and Flat Iron
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    Cheers 92fis and Mike.

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    Wouldn't it be nice to see a Javelin flying again. There must be enough left to get one complete and air-worthy.

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    Hi Deskpilot....Yes a good idea and it would be a sight and sound to many an enthusiast that would be a show stopper.Maybe the real experts who have seen your question, about the feasibility of one flying will get back to you sometime.

    I once saw people working in earnest to get a swift into the air during the 90s but haven't heard or saw of it since then.Perhaps as your name suggests this might be the only way to fly the old jet,Cheers....JB.

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    Some odds and sods to add to the thread.One showing the fastest man on earth Andy Green, to good to miss who I caught wondering around Waddington a few years back.Another people photo I have included shows what the dress code was in the early 90s for spotting couples at Leeming.Others are from Farnborough and some other shows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deskpilot View Post
    Wouldn't it be nice to see a Javelin flying again. There must be enough left to get one complete and air-worthy.
    I agree, the Sapphire had a sound all its own. Once again you've added some interesting pics. Especially the light bulb/toasting fork crossbreed that was/is the Optica and the Skyraider in something other than the early Viet Nam era colour scheme.
    Last edited by mike currill; 24th January 2011 at 21:20.
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    Airshow colour

    slides.... colour.... excitement.... Wonderful.... RR



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    Hi RR....Those are some well copied scans from some well exposed slides.I hope you can send some more in when you get some time to do them,by the way what gizmo did you use to get such good results?.I find copying time consuming and frustrating but the rewards are well worth the effort when a copy comes out o.k.ish.

    Glad you liked the pic's again Mike and it was a sight to see the skyraider wizzing about low level at barton and viewing the machine at eye level from the control tower.I too would loved to have seen a javelin fly and feel in this climate the future in aviation for the enthusiast will be in looking to the past as if we don't air shows will be all that much poorer for not doing so.

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