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    PILOTS TO SEE

    YOU KNOW WHAT THOUGH? ITS ALL WELL AND GOOD SLATING THESE PILOTS WHO END UP IN THE DECK, BUT THEY ARE THERE TO ENTERTAIN! MANY PEOPLE PAY THEIR MONEY TO GO TO AIRSHOWS WITH THE WHOLE IDEA OF A MISHAP BEING A BONUS! , I BET YOU COULDNT HEAR THE CRUMPLING OF THE AIRFRAME FOR CAMERA SHUTTERS! HAD HE PULLED OFF THAT RIDICULOUS 'CIRCUS STUNT' AND LIVED TO FLY ANOTHER DAY THEN I DARE SAY THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN MANY ADMIRING LOOKS AND REMARKS AS HE TAXIED IN PAST THE CROWDLINE.IT WAS A MISJUDGED MANOUVRE AND I ,IF I'M BEING TOTALLY HONEST I MISS THOSE SPIRITED DISPLAYS WHICH BEST MIMICKED THE WAY THESE AIRCRAFT WERE FLOWN WHEN IN THEIR NATURAL WARTIME ENVIRONMENT. I CAN WELL REMEMBER SOME VERY SPIRITED DISPLAYS BY SPITS AND OTHER HOT METAL AT MUCH LOWER HEIGHTS THAN ALLOWED TODAY AND THE WORLD SEEMED A BETTER PLACE FOR IT.

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    Hoof Proudfoot in anything of TFC's
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    Quote Originally Posted by nostalgair2 View Post
    YOU KNOW WHAT THOUGH? .....
    This was in response to what?

    Meanwhile, with my moderator hat on can I ask you to turn your Caps Lock off please?

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    Hard just to pick one out, for me apart from those already mentioned I'd say John Larcombe in the Blenheim and John Watts in Plane Sailing's Tigercat. Two great pilots that are often overshadowed by others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moggy C View Post
    This was in response to what?
    This I'm guessing, I'm certainly confused?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moggy C View Post
    Alternative answer: Don Bullock and the Invader. Then a lot more people would still be alive.

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    Norman Lees & Gary Webb (Numan) Radial Pair Team
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    It would be Ray and Mark Hanna for me too, I owe my love of aircraft in so many ways to the performances I saw them do. Gone but sure as hell not forgotten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duxfordhawk View Post
    It would be Ray and Mark Hanna for me too, I owe my love of aircraft in so many ways to the performances I saw them do. Gone but sure as hell not forgotten.
    Good Choice .
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-ASEA View Post
    Biggles in the BE2:diablo:

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    All good responses but I'd love to have seen John Derry in the Seafire 47 doing his routine with his inverted loop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92fis View Post
    Hard just to pick one out, for me apart from those already mentioned I'd say John Larcombe in the Blenheim and John Watts in Plane Sailing's Tigercat. Two great pilots that are often overshadowed by others.
    Did John Watts fly the Tigercat. I only remember Paul Warren-Wilson flying it!?.
    But John was much admired by me in Lindsay Waltons Corsair, and he actually came over and spoke to little ole teenager ME at Mildenhall.. all because i was carrying an F4U-7 Corsair sticker


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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Knight View Post
    .. with his inverted loop.
    There is some other kind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moggy C View Post
    There is some other kind?

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    Outside loop then???? Start upside down & push :diablo:

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    I mean't I would have liked to have seen John Watts get to fly the Tigercat. I was in a hurry earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flygirl View Post
    Norman Lees & Gary Webb (Numan) Radial Pair Team
    Gary flying Eddie Coventy's Yak 11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Knight View Post
    Outside loop then????
    That I understand

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    Hi Moggy. Try straight and level ( with a bit of alt) and then push and then push 'arder and give it heaps and hope you make it round to straight and level again. Mighty hard on the eyeballs but good fun. If you don't push hard enough and run out of steam on the way up just turn it into a stall turn. Easy Peasy. (Sarky B aren't I)

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    No thanks. I hate negative G.

    Pushed -4 once, never again

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    This was in response to you Moggy, You mention Don Bullock and it seems to me far too many people are eager to criticice him. Caps lock firmly off!

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    Eager? Not me, I'd much rather there were no grounds to.

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    "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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    Don Bullock for those who missed his flying


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    Unfortunately the events at Biggin Hill with the Invader speak for themselves !

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    Much missed...for those who never had the chance, here's Neil Williams coming round the bend at Old Warden to begin his peerless display in AR501.
    Also remember his Tiger Moth displays, with falling leaf...beautiful.

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    Dizzy Addicott in any thing with wings -------

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAFRochford View Post
    Easy for me....

    Stefan Karwowski + Bearcat.

    Saw Stefan's display at GWAD in 1983. Blew me away.
    My choice as well, and yes that GWAD routine in '83 sticks in my memory as well..........even though it is almost 30 years ago

    His displays in a Hunter were equally impressive
    I was with it all the way until letting the brakes off..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yak 11 Fan View Post
    Gary flying Eddie Coventy's Yak 11
    Good choice Chris! Remember Gary's display in the Yak at Earls Colne in 92 for the 323rd Veterans? Great display. I think that his slipstream ruffled my toupee somewhat!!

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    Not sure the name of the pilot or who owned the aircraft but one display that sticks in my mind as a kid. Sea Fury (invasion stripes) at Biggin Hill in the 80's doing a perfect (and I mean perfect) 8 point hesitation roll at low level.

    The other aircraft and crew sadly missed the ill fated Mossie.
    Their display at Biggin Hill the year the aircraft was lost was one of the most impressive and powerful displays I've ever seen.

    Of course, not forgetting the Suez painted Corsair and Lyndsay Walton (sorry bout the spelling).

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    Would have to say! Paul Bonhamme? Saw him display No Guts No Glory at Duxford ages ago just awesome! A repeat with Snafu would be stunning!
    But have to agree the Hanna's warbird legends I miss them so much "The Master's"
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    Quote Originally Posted by hampden98 View Post
    Not sure the name of the pilot or who owned the aircraft but one display that sticks in my mind as a kid. Sea Fury (invasion stripes) at Biggin Hill in the 80's doing a perfect (and I mean perfect) 8 point hesitation roll at low level.
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    I would think that would have been Pete Shepard in the RNHF FB11
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Blue Max View Post
    I would think that would have been Pete Shepard in the RNHF FB11
    I remember as a kid being taken to Seething airshow. We stopped in the queue of traffic waiting to get in at the best possible place, directly in line with the runway, and just at the right time Sea Fury TF956 came in to land. Gear and flaps down, and low level right over the top of our car. Life just doesn't get much better than that.

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