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  • Propstrike
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2004
    • 4010

    HRH Harry Windsor logs some Spitfire time.

    Report and video in Daily Telgraph

    ''In a gesture that recalls the young Battle of Britain heroes who defended this country during World War Two, Prince Harry has taken to the skies in the cockpit of a vintage Spitfire fighter plane.
    Video footage released on Saturday shows the Prince giving the thumbs up as he flies upside down above the English Channel, performing a series of daring manoeuvres with a co-pilot, in the plane that has become synonymous with Britains finest hour.

    After undertaking their first flights in a Tiger Moth at Boultbee Flight Academy, at Goodwood, West Sussex, they will move on to a Harvard, before getting to grips with a Spitfire itself enabling them to take part in the fly-past across the south of England, on September 15, to commemorate the Battle of Britain.
    This will see 35 Spitfires and Hurricanes from the UK, Europe and US, flying in formation from Boultbee across those parts of the country that saw the fiercest aerial combat during the battle for Britains skies''

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...-veterans.html
  • 1batfastard
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2013
    • 3449

    #2
    Hi All,
    Does he have fixed wing qualification then ? I thought he was only a Co-Pilot on rotary aircraft and would still need training like all other trainees.

    Geoff.

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    • PanzerJohn
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Aug 2008
      • 768

      #3
      This happened last year.

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      • Mark12
        MEANS MOTIVE OPPORTUNITY
        • Jan 2000
        • 10868

        #4
        Following in his father's 'air-steps'.

        Prince Charles flew in MT818/G-AIDN with John Fairey.

        4th March 1971.

        Mark




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        Last edited by Mark12; 4th April 2015, 18:09.
        "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney"

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        • Tonk
          Hand-swing THAT..?!?!?!?!
          • Oct 2014
          • 80

          #5
          Do all of Boultbee's two-seater Spitfires have dual-controls?

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          • DazDaMan
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Aug 2003
            • 18719

            #6
            Can't think of a two-seater that doesn't....
            Daren Cogdon

            Spitfire fanatic

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            • nibb100
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Sep 2006
              • 345

              #7
              Originally posted by 1batfastard View Post
              Hi All,
              Does he have fixed wing qualification then ? I thought he was only a Co-Pilot on rotary aircraft and would still need training like all other trainees.

              Geoff.

              yes he did his flight training before he moved onto helicopters

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              • Wokka Bob
                Thread Killer
                • Jun 2011
                • 382

                #8
                Nibb100 you beat me to it. You need fixed wing before rotary. It’s all part of the training. If I remember correctly, Prince Harry quailed as Captain of rotary before his desk job. Top of the class, one of the boys, this man can fly. I just hate this daring do that journalists talk about, it is all measured, safe and within this pilots exceptional abilities. The more aerobatic training the safer and more rounded the pilot. Well done Prince Harry. Good luck with the Aussies Special Forces.

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                • TonyT
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Oct 2006
                  • 9042

                  #9
                  This was done last year with Phil O'Dell

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                  • ~Alan~
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Mar 2010
                    • 5021

                    #10
                    I wonder if they have sorted out the route they will take ?
                    Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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                    • 1batfastard
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Jan 2013
                      • 3449

                      #11
                      Hi All,
                      Many thanks Nib100 and Wokka Bob.

                      Geoff.

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