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  • Mark V
    Steve Atkin
    • Jun 2003
    • 3091

    #21
    This cannot be for real. I have never seen such utter dross. The take off video with the aircraft absent from the screen for most of the time, shaky focus and the repetition of a Merlin take-off sound track that has no conection with the image have to be seen to be believed. If these people are serious then they have a lot to learn.
    www.warbirdcolour.co.uk

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    • DazDaMan
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Aug 2003
      • 18673

      #22
      Just thought I'd post the reply about this that I got from the guy who seems to be running this. Still sounds fishy to me, despite the guy's obvious enthusiasm!

      Since the advert was published we have been swamped with eng - We will commence flights in the T51 then the Special Spitfire Duo Mark 28 - ( 90 % scale ) 280 Knott performance and in late 2004 start work on the ME 109

      A picture appears of the only T51 to come to UK - in next months Pilot so watch out for it - we will be the only Assoc in Uk that offers Members Pilots and None Flyers not one but a Squadron of great War bird Fighters - a ride in a Dual Seater Spitfire currently has a 6 yr waiting list & priced at 2000 for 45 mins - we expect demand to be very strong

      We are offering a UNIQUE proposition - A share in operation from entry level for none pilots from 1000 up - this allows a ride /single flight in one of the planes and be founder to get an option to make a return and sell your share ( if you ever were to get bored !!!!!) to future members at a profit.

      This advanced Founder membership should save you alot of money as we will charge 500 - rising to 1000 Joining fee and then on top a Annual Fee. We also benefit --- as it keeps our costs down in building these 250,000 planes on site for Members enjoyment, they see it being built in front of their very eyes and TV film crew from Discovery Channel film it for later in yr tv airing so you may also get to be on TV as added bonus !

      Imagine what your friends think - when they ask you what you got up to at weekend !! - also the possibilities to impress your customers with a ride in your own War - Bird ( we wont tell them you don't own it all )

      If you have a PPL & want to fly then depends on how many hrs /current type etc and no of hrs plan to fly - fee starts at c 2000 for 10 /12 hrs - that's less than 200 hr to fly yourself

      Founder Members will be restricted in no and get to the top of the list to fly as a passenger /pilot in these planes

      planes will visit thru summer 5 main airfields inc Booker /white waltham - where are you based

      Members also get

      Lapel Pin to recognise each other
      Fully Transferable Share Certificate in War - Bird Squadron Ltd
      Weekend Course at the War Bird Build School in Wales
      Membership BBQ and advanced notice of VIP Events Airshows etc
      let us know if this appeals to you

      kind regards

      cheers

      Squadron Leader

      (Funny this, I've never heard of a Spitfire Mk28 before!!)
      Daren Cogdon

      Spitfire fanatic

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      • Auster Fan
        Dreaming of my PPL
        • Dec 2003
        • 1530

        #23
        The thing that sold it for me was the chance to wear a lapel pin!!! I can't even get into the web site, but judging by previous comments, I'm lucky!!
        I like being grey - it means I can worry without it showing!

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        • Chipmunk Carol
          Surly bond slipper
          • Aug 2003
          • 2688

          #24
          Oooh. I like the idea of a lapel pin to recognise each other! What a bonus.

          Well seeing as this subject has nothing to do with Historical Aviation, I think this thread has had it's day. Thanks very much Daz for doing the research for us. I think we can safely say it's a guaranteed failure.
          de Havilland forever!

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          • Mark V
            Steve Atkin
            • Jun 2003
            • 3091

            #25
            "swamped with eng"

            Surely he means "swamped with egg"!
            www.warbirdcolour.co.uk

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            • Yak 11 Fan
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Jan 2000
              • 4377

              #26
              ........or swapped for eggs........
              www.hardwickwarbirds.com

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              • Mark V
                Steve Atkin
                • Jun 2003
                • 3091

                #27
                Do these replicas have a control column or a yolk?
                www.warbirdcolour.co.uk

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                • Chipmunk Carol
                  Surly bond slipper
                  • Aug 2003
                  • 2688

                  #28
                  You whisked that one up quickly. Go on, crack another.
                  de Havilland forever!

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                  • Firebird
                    Avons with attitude
                    • Mar 2003
                    • 2153

                    #29
                    I would'nt be surprised if these cowboys don't land themselves in hot water with Trade Descriptions Act........
                    I was with it all the way until letting the brakes off..........

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                    • Yak 11 Fan
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Jan 2000
                      • 4377

                      #30
                      you beat me to it.

                      bit of an eggsageration to call those things warbirds
                      www.hardwickwarbirds.com

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                      • Mark V
                        Steve Atkin
                        • Jun 2003
                        • 3091

                        #31
                        Yes, they are nothing more than scale replicas with names poached from illustrius forebears.
                        www.warbirdcolour.co.uk

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                        • Chipmunk Carol
                          Surly bond slipper
                          • Aug 2003
                          • 2688

                          #32
                          Yolk 11 Fan. Lay that one on me again. It was a little scrambled.
                          de Havilland forever!

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                          • von Perthes
                            Senior Member
                            • Jul 2003
                            • 1480

                            #33
                            I don't think I'll be shelling out

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                            • DazDaMan
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Aug 2003
                              • 18673

                              #34
                              I'd be too chicken.... (groan!)
                              Daren Cogdon

                              Spitfire fanatic

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                              • Ant.H
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Jan 2000
                                • 3048

                                #35
                                "I'd be too chicken.... "

                                Don't say that Daz-scratch around for a bit and you'd soon pluck up the courage...
                                "Talking about airplanes is a very pleasant mental disease." Sergei Sikorsky

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                                • Super Guppy
                                  Senior Member
                                  • May 2003
                                  • 103

                                  #36
                                  Does anyone know how to get on to this '6 year waiting list' for genuine Spitfire flights ?

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                                  • Chipmunk Carol
                                    Surly bond slipper
                                    • Aug 2003
                                    • 2688

                                    #37
                                    Originally posted by Super Guppy
                                    Does anyone know how to get on to this '6 year waiting list' for genuine Spitfire flights ?
                                    Sure. Write to:
                                    Solo Enterprises, PO Box 1174, Halstead, Essex CO9 2QF

                                    That is Carolyn Grace's organisation.

                                    Or email info@ml407.co.uk
                                    Or goto http://www.ml407.co.uk/pages/main.html

                                    Good luck.
                                    de Havilland forever!

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                                    • Super Guppy
                                      Senior Member
                                      • May 2003
                                      • 103

                                      #38
                                      Thanks Janie.

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                                      • Marius Titulesc
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Aug 2016
                                        • 12

                                        #39
                                        How long does one stay on the waiting list nowadays?
                                        ___________________________________________
                                        Marius from Les Revetements Agro

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                                        • Propstrike
                                          Rank 5 Registered User
                                          • Mar 2004
                                          • 3965

                                          #40
                                          From the time you ring the bell, they aim to be airborne within three minutes..................


                                          Only guessing, but with 5 or 6 two-seat Spits presently operating in the Air Experience business, I bet if you were flexible on slot time and location, Duxford, Headcorn, Biggin, Sywell, Goodwood, you could be flying within 2 weeks, maybe.

                                          It might be cheaper to fly to New Zealand and fly that one for 2,000 http://www.warbird.co.nz/spitfire.html

                                          Uk flights seem to start about 2,750 for 25 mins

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