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  • SADSACK
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    • Jan 2000
    • 3473

    #41
    Many thanks for sharing. These are fantastic images.
    pb::

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    • LN Strike Eagle
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      • Jun 2003
      • 1184

      #42
      Originally posted by CADman View Post
      What is the construction work for ?
      The compound/hangar for the National Police Air Service - should be two helicopters and a fixed wing aircraft when they move in.
      UK Airshow Review

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      • LN Strike Eagle
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        • Jun 2003
        • 1184

        #43
        Further to the above post, the latest airfield newsletter says 3x EC-135 and 1x EC-145 helicopters for the Police when they move in.

        Couple of shots, and a video, of the Huey yesterday. Overcast conditions and dull paint on (ex-)military helicopters do not make for the best photos unfortunately.





        UK Airshow Review

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        • YakRider
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          • Jan 2000
          • 912

          #44
          The Huey doing a some general handling on Wednesday 24 April.

















          The NPAS helicopters coming are the three ex- Met Police EC145s from Lippitts Hill and the Essex Police Ec135 from Boreham

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          • YakRider
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            • Jan 2000
            • 912

            #45
            Tuesday 30 April saw the Gnat G-RORI on a local flight with some missed approaches on return. The Huey was out again. The Scout XW613 returned to Middle Wallop and the visiting Nanchang was ferrying another pilot back to White Waltham























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            • Bob
              Bob
              Aerophile
              • Jan 2000
              • 3614

              #46
              NPAS should fit out the Huey as a gunship to deal with drivers/mopeds that won't stop!!!
              Under my gruff exterior lies an even gruffer interior...

              行雲流水

              Warbirdskies Blog

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              • trumper
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                • Aug 2003
                • 6652

                #47
                Lovely photos ,Thank you

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                • Human Factor
                  Professional Aviator
                  • Mar 2018
                  • 13

                  #48
                  A nice one of the Nanchang. I was picking up the pilot of the Yak-52 which is in for maintenance. The chap in the white bone dome is me.

                  Would I be able to have a hi-res copy please?

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                  • YakRider
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                    • Jan 2000
                    • 912

                    #49
                    No problem PM me your e-mail address

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                    • YakRider
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                      • Jan 2000
                      • 912

                      #50
                      The Spitfire PRXI was out on Monday 13 May. It now has its original wing camera blisters refitted. Peter reckons they make about a 5mph difference to the cruising speed.











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                      • Trolly Aux
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • May 2006
                        • 3724

                        #51
                        good to see PT still 'going for it' ( a saying at The Squadron in the Hutton days)
                        Thanks for the update
                        SMOKE SMOKE GO!
                        TA out

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                        • RogerN
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                          • Apr 2011
                          • 165

                          #52
                          Stunning set of photographs of the PR XI, thanks for sharing

                          Roger

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                          • Human Factor
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                            • Mar 2018
                            • 13

                            #53
                            Sadly not me in that one.

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                            • trumper
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                              • Aug 2003
                              • 6652

                              #54
                              Do any of P T 's aircraft still display or now just for personal pleasure? .

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                              • YakRider
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                                • Jan 2000
                                • 912

                                #55
                                Pete is keeping his DA and may still do few few outings. The Spitfire went to Headcorn on Saturday.











                                C-47 Drag-Em-Oot came back from East Kirkbyon Sunday afternoon for fuel before departing to Membury.















                                Our L29 Delfin did some taxying practice, then went off on a couple of local sorties. The Jet Provost G-BKOU was also doing some taxying.















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                                • trumper
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                                  • Aug 2003
                                  • 6652

                                  #56
                                  Thank you

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                                  • SADSACK
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Jan 2000
                                    • 3473

                                    #57
                                    Many thanks to the photographers for sharing
                                    pb::

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                                    • Tony C
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • May 2003
                                      • 369

                                      #58
                                      Originally posted by YakRider View Post
                                      I have a question?

                                      Whilst I appreciate that the complete sequence isn't shown plus not being a pilot, to my untrained eye, it seems odd for an aircraft to operate on two differing surfaces with the possibility that the transition between the grass surface onto concrete could cause an issue during the landing (or take-off) sequence?

                                      Thinking along the lines that the grass area immediately next the the concrete surface could either have sunk or even be higher than the concrete surface, creating on uneven surface, which may unsettle the aircraft during the landing/take off sequence!

                                      Hope that makes sense...

                                      Tony

                                      ...and pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in Space cos there's bugg*r all down here on Earth!

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                                      • DazDaMan
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Aug 2003
                                        • 18661

                                        #59
                                        I wonder if PT will get a wraparound windscreen for the Spit, now that PL983 has one?
                                        Daren Cogdon

                                        Spitfire fanatic

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                                        • Hooligan
                                          Rank 5 Registered User
                                          • Mar 2017
                                          • 398

                                          #60
                                          TonyC, at North Weald the grass runway crosses a taxiway which isn't unusual. I presume the level between the two is inspected regularly. On the other hand, I was at Mildenhall one year when the Shuttleworth Hawker Tomtit landed on the grass and hit a lip of some sort which removed the undercarriage and led to a lengthy rebuild. The cross runway at Nairobi's Wilson Airport was only tarmaced for about half its length when I was there in 1970.
                                          Last edited by Hooligan; 21st May 2019, 05:30.

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