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    OOPS I got the airline wrong it was Channel Airways not Channel Express...


    As to the Sea Fury parts I beleve only small componants surrive and they are being used in a re-build of another machine, this is also useing parts from G-AGHB & D-CIBO it is not known is she will be a flyer or what aircraft will be repersented it could possibly a T20.
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    Tiger Moth G-ANDE is registered to an owner near Bedford and has a current CofA.

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    Old Fart, Do you have details of where this is happening and who owns it all?

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    All I know is that the Sea Fury is being used in a composite machine being put together in Colchester I beleve its by Craig Charlston but dont hold me to that.
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    Is this stuff definately in the UK, last time I spoke to the owner it was all stored out of the country.

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    Just going on Word of mouth and W&R.

    Yak Fan could you find out exactly what is left of the Sea Fury for me please, like I said I am trying to put a booklet or web site together detailing the history of the museum, I hope to get pictures off what all the aircraft are like now.

    Whos willing to stump up the cash for me to go to New Zealand...and Florida!

    free copy in return! if it go's to print!
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    From the darkest parts of my mind I remember a Hurricane & BF109 both replica's used in BoB

    I think and its very hazy the Hurri wore DT-A

    whilst the 109 was marked up as < - + -

    They could be the replicas at the BoB museum in Kent if so anyone know which BAPC numbers they are.
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    Lightbulb

    I know where Provost WV483 is, it is in Nashua USA, partially restored and for sale. Unfortunately it doesn't come with any paperwork!! Here's a then and now photo of her.

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    2nd time lucky?

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    If anyone wants pictures of her then email me!

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    Smile

    Ooh it worked that time!!

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    How much do they want for her? Is she flyable?

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    Flyable with the aid of a catapult from the look of it, may not stay in the air long though

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    The reason I know about her is because I have been looking for a Provost to buy for myself and fly privately. After lots of communication with the broker I found out that the aircraft doesn't have any paperwork whatsoever. After a brief chat with the CAA it looks like it will never be possible to fly her in the U.K unless some paperwork miraculously appears. Ideas anyone?

    The only work done on the aircraft that I can see is that she has been stripped and primed. Thats it. Wings are untouched, and the 3 engines and 2 props that come with the package are all in need of overhaul. An expensive task!!

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    Thanks for posting the pics FL200 I have been looking for that provost for years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpernel
    Re: Blackburn Beverley, Southend.

    Instruments in cockpit
    Cor! there are some memories there!

    I used to regularly visit the museum when I was a whippersnapper in the early-mid '70s and used to love going in the Beverley.

    Back in those days if you continued past the museum and went around the corner, you could drive straight onto the airfield (unchallenged!) we used to go that way to meet up with my Grandfather at work (Channel Airways)
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    BTW Tiger G-ANDE is operated from Sywell by Ant West...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEXANTOMCAT
    BTW Tiger G-ANDE is operated from Sywell by Ant West...

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    BTW G-ANDE was sold by Ant West last year and is no longer at Sywell. She has since been Reregistered as G-YVFS and live in Yorkshire

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    Forgive the quality but these were taken by me with an instamatic,i believe these were taken at Southend ,must've been in the 70's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Blue Max
    BTW G-ANDE was sold by Ant West last year and is no longer at Sywell. She has since been Reregistered as G-YVFS and live in Yorkshire
    I knew that didnt I....Doh!
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    I remember going into the Beverley, climbing up the steps and over the rudimentary barrier into the tailboom passenger compartment, at the point where I was near the back, there seemed to be a definate shift in the centre of gravity, it started creaking, so I got out quickly, and I'm still only a skinny git.
    I have a full set of colour slides taken of the aircraft that day which may have been 1975 or 76, it was my first visit to Southend and it's pier, which by coincidence burnt down the next day, I'm sure I threw my fag ends into the sea though.
    I remember the Sea Fury inside was dripping oil everywhere and the Casa 111 was full of birds nests, similarly the Lincoln was covered in bird droppings, I've probably got the programme somewhere amongst my multitude of stuff.

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    I'd love to see them slides of the Museum and pier if you still have them,

    I am slowly very slowly building a web site all about the museum and Southend its all in HTML so takes ages to do even one page, my big stumbling block is lack of photos of the aircraft.

    Finding the money to get it up on web is also a problem was going to use my brothers free space with his server but he cant rember the password.

    A few people have said see if I can get comercial sponsorship and permit advertising on the site, yes I really want to get it on line but I dont want to loose any control on how the site is developed.

    Thursday 29th July 1976: Fire destroys the Pier head 50,000 gallons of water was pumped on to the fire by two fire tugs, these were later joined by five more, Ladi Mormol dive bombed the pier with his crop sprayer dumping 400 gallons of water at a time swooping down to 100ft, the flames were at time leaping 100+ foot into the air, 500people had to be rescued by the pier trains just two were injured.
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    The tiger moth according to the caa site is in Pavenham, Bedfordshire and owned by a Mr Anthony West:
    http://www.caa.co.uk/application.asp...regmark=G-ANDE

    GAXPG Mignet HM.293:
    http://www.caa.co.uk/application.asp...regmark=G-AXPG
    I hope that has helped in your reserch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trumper
    Forgive the quality but these were taken by me with an instamatic,i believe these were taken at Southend ,must've been in the 70's.
    In the corner of one of those pictures is the Robot, I had forgotten about that, used to scare me witless.... (I was 5!) What was that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wessex boy
    In the corner of one of those pictures is the Robot, I had forgotten about that, used to scare me witless.... (I was 5!) What was that?
    It was built for film use dont know if it was ever used in a film or TV would love to have it now though.
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    [QUOTE=ollieholmes]The tiger moth according to the caa site is in Pavenham, Bedfordshire and owned by a Mr Anthony West:
    http://www.caa.co.uk/application.asp...regmark=G-ANDE

    Suggest you check GINFO closely. G-ANDE transfered to G-YVFS and new owner on 19/10/04, see top of the CAA site page! Check G-YVFS and see what you get.

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    Ollie old bean, my memory is rubbish(I forgot Ant had sold her) but Uncle Blue Max not only worked on her but also she was kept in the adjacent hangar to where he keeps his BE porn....
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    Southend Museum 1972.

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    Okay i ment to do that but we got kicked out the computer room before i had a chance so i have just enterd that code and this is what it has come up with:
    http://www.caa.co.uk/application.asp...regmark=G-YVFS

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    A few photos of the Southend Museum,winter 1973/4
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