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  • thedawnpatrol
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Oct 2009
    • 580

    #21
    I have got a flight booked with Boultbee confirmed for the end of September, and a wheels up landing would not put me off !

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    • Meddle
      Rank Bajin.
      • Sep 2014
      • 1626

      #22
      Originally posted by TEXANTOMCAT
      There was a recent mishap with a different warbird firm recently who imposed an immediate blackout on photos/reporting etc - I guess the same thing has happened here - any negative publicity with Spitfire Operator A might cause punters to pick Spitfire Operator B....
      To me it simply looks like backside covering, and an attempt to circle the wagons. Maybe the problem is that aviation enthusiasts will always play armchair pilot and try and apply their own, usually faulty, analysis to a given situation?

      These incidents are, surely, par for the course? These are the risks inherent in the design and age of these aircraft. If one of those Buchons doing the rounds happens to ground loop at some point during this airshow season, I won't be too surprised. This is what Bf 109s did during active service, fairly frequently.


      Originally posted by Nachtjagd
      Pretty sure the press don't read this forum. If they did, they might at least get some of their stories factually correct!
      I'm pretty certain they do. This forum is quoted and referenced on other forums, and I recall one article following the Shoreham crash that cited individual forum posts by name. Journalists probably rely on the hive consensus of a forum, even if the conclusions are a bit wobbly.

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      • R4118
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Aug 2015
        • 369

        #23
        Anyone heard any more about this?

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        • Fournier Boy
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Mar 2007
          • 1019

          #24
          I believe, it’s pretty stuffed. Spars, gear, lower fuselage mounts etc. Suspect there is a mass collation of parts going on to try and speed up the repair.

          FB

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          • TonyT
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Oct 2006
            • 8920

            #25
            Ripping off both legs? Or them folding neatly into the wings.

            Just a shame as it neatly folds up, as did Rolls Royces when they retracted the gear on the runway, the rest of it beats the crap out of itself. That picture above is minor compared the PS853's damage. Though luckily they only had 5 blades to turn to matchsticks unlike the Daily Fails contra rotating version.

            http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...d-landing.html
            Last edited by TonyT; 28th July 2018, 00:22.

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            • 24 Threshold
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Nov 2007
              • 44

              #26
              G-ILDA was flying at Duxford yesterday.

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              • Duxman
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Mar 2005
                • 930

                #27
                and again today at Duxford thanks to the hard work by the ARCo/HFL engineers .

                SM520 / G-ILDA by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                Duxman
                Flikr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/64209520@N05/

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                • ZRX61
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • May 2005
                  • 4612

                  #28
                  So we went from having the gear ripped off, ******** mounts & knackered spars to flying again in two months?
                  If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: It's all balls. RJM.

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                  • Propstrike
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Mar 2004
                    • 3919

                    #29
                    If it can earn 12 K a day, that is pretty motivating !

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                    • R4118
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Aug 2015
                      • 369

                      #30
                      In all honesty it wouldn't surprise me! The 2 seaters get president on repairs with them being money makers so anything that could affect business needs to be rectified quickly! Did anyone actually see how stuffed it was?

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                      • paulmcmillan
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Jan 2000
                        • 2623

                        #31
                        I see SM520 flew yesterday who do ARCo think they are the civilian repair organisation?
                        Weather - Fair with cloudy patches, clear by early evening.

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