Ref Oxcart, post 57. MANDATORY viewing for all on this forum.
A magic restoration!!
What a great restoration job and congratulations in order to all those involved.
Last edited by Lobster; 20th July 2012 at 06:04.
ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD
simply breathtaking a fantastic achievement! This is an aeroplane that should be seen in British skies and although unlikely what a draw she would be if the owner could be persuaded to bring her here for a summer's flying! So many emotions for all the team involved as they watch their creation accelerate down the runway and at last its all been worth it - airborne! Congratulations she's a beauty!!
- Daren CogdonWasps are the Katie Price of the Animal Kingdom - utterly pointless and bloody irritating!
I believe the plan is to sell it in a year or two, so get out your chequebooks!
Last edited by Mark_pilkington; 21st July 2012 at 23:20.
"Never has a Country so Big!, owed so Much!, to those who Flew!"
I have kleptomania,But when it gets bad
I take something for it.
Stunning aircraft,well done everyone involved ! Seems NZ is the place for classic British aircraft !
A very interesting project. After my wireless operator's training at Yatesbury, I was posted to 7 Advanced Flying Unit at Bishops Court, Nothern Ireland for the last stages before gaining my S brevet. I was there for a month, June to July 1944. Several of us flew in the Anson at the same time, flights lasting from 2 hours 20 mins to 3 hours 30 mins.
I wonder if the owner, after 10 yrs. working on it would be able to sell it, thats a pretty strong bond to break.
There's a lovely Gavin Conroy air-air shot now up on airliners.net.
"Talking about airplanes is a very pleasant mental disease." Sergei Sikorsky
I love the Anson especially that mark.
It has all the old fashioned charm you expect from an early ww2 aircraft.
Be good to see it a Duxford with the Blenheim.
Superb new picture. Nearest I got to flying in a Mark I was in MkXII PH783 as an ATC cadet in 1956. So much different from the later 19s.
The Reid Avro 652A Anson Mk.1 was also at the Mosquito Launch Spectacular.
Although somewhat overshadowed by it's more glamorous cousin, I really do like its sedate charm.
What a Fantasticly Beautiful aircraft. That colour scheme is perfect for that model. I luv the Annie.
" If a Test pilot tells you something that's so bloody complicated you can't understand it, then its all Balls "
Magic just magic!!!!
Cheer's all far and WIDE!! , Tally Ho from Phil in Oz!
WHAT GOE'S UP MUST COME DOWN
If I recall correctly, 'The Big Show' has a cracking account of flying as a passenger in the Anson - for a fighter pilot it was an 'emotional' experience!
Here's a video (taken by Warren Denholm of AvSpecs) from the right-hand seat during the Anson display at Warbirds Over Wairarapa last weekend. Ten minutes of twin Cheetahs!
Bill Reid (owner) talks about the Anson in RAF service as part of Dave H's podcast.
WONZ thread for the airshow, there might be some other aircraft of interest...
[QUOTE=ErrolC;1981055]Here's a video (taken by Warren Denholm of AvSpecs) from the right-hand seat during the Anson display at Warbirds Over Wairarapa last weekend. Ten minutes of twin Cheetahs!
WOW! Big round of applause all round. Brilliant flying and filming. This also bought back memories of the smell of leather when I sat in the pilots seat of an Anson at RAF Colerne.
Bomb Gone Skipper
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