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J Boyle
J Boyle
With malice towards none
Last Activity: 14th November 2018, 03:07
Joined: 27th October 2004
Location: Where you wish you were.
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  • J Boyle
    replied to Duxford Diary 2018
    Suburb rear quarter shot if the Hurricane at take-oftake-offf, a seldom seen view.

    The low (early morning?) light really makes the photo. Well done.
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  • Airfare for three from the east coast of the U.S....$5,000 If you go premium economy.

    Four nights in hotel x three rooms =12 night rooms @$300 a night per room...$3600

    ​​​​Rent car for 4 days plus fuel...$1000

    Per diem...@$200 a day per...
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  • J Boyle
    replied to BREXIT - Merged thread.
    John Green
    I'm all for further argument if something constructive might come of it...but that's not the case here.
    The anti-exit member isn't going to change his mind after 136 pages.

    As my UK born wife says quoting her beloved granny.. "Save your breath to coo l your porrage"....
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  • Oh, they're bringing a drone!
    They must be high tech!
    That changes everything!

    Anyone care to speculate what a drone will tell them other than confirm that England is still on an island and the channel is still there?
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    Last edited by J Boyle; 12th November 2018, 20:35.

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  • J Boyle
    replied to BREXIT - Merged thread.
    This thread seems to have become a argument between one anti-exit (you lost, get over it...I haven't seen this n st hand wringing over a lost cause since the last ship left Bremen for Argentina) and 2-3 pro.
    Really, with 136 pages, I don't think anyone is going to change their mind at this late...
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  • J Boyle
    replied to FHCAM JU-87R-4 Stuka revealed
    Anyone volunteer to be the first one to put it in "...a near vertical dive"?

    R4118...you can see it anytime, BA has daily non-stop from LHR to SEA. The cost isn't much more than going to a Duxford air show or weekend in France.
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  • J Boyle
    replied to Low Flying C130? 6/10/18 Braintree Area
    I can't imagine any 4 engine types that have any business at 500 feet other than Hercules or A400s.
    I'd like to think the BBMF or Sally B crews would know better.
    Likewise, P-3 operators...(a forum reader recently mistook one for a B-17).
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  • J Boyle
    replied to Vote for the face on the new 50 note
    Moggy...
    That Cooper is American and not dead pales in comparison with the biggest reason he won't be selected...he's fictional.

    But my point still stands, he's the one scientist the average person "​​​​​​the man on the Clapham omnibus" is most familiar with.
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  • J Boyle
    replied to Vote for the face on the new 50 note
    To correct Moggy..."the only scientist that the man on the Clapham omnibus knows of"...
    I would amend that to include Sheldon Cooper.
    Yes, he's American, but since no one actually uses paper currency anymore, the entire subject is largely academic.e...
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  • J Boyle
    started a topic Darryl Greenamyer, Test pilot, Racer 1936-2018

    Darryl Greenamyer, Test pilot, Racer 1936-2018

    Darryl Greenamyer, best known for setting a world's speed record in his Grumman Bearcat has passed away at the age of 82.

    After graduation from university with an engineering degree, he flew fighters with the Air National Guard and later joined Lockheed as a test pilot for the SR-71 program....
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  • J Boyle
    replied to 'missing' Aircraft??
    "Coming along nicely" ...or perhaps just in storage or on someone's "I'll get to it one of these days " list.
    I know of a rare 1930s car that hasn't moved under it own power in 60 years...another friend is finishing restoring a Stampe that he's had for 20-30 years.
    ...
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  • The forum's wonderful new software won't let me modify my post, so I have to make a new entry...but if anyone is interested in the development of American gliders in WWII, I can highly recommend flight test engineer William Norton's book: American Aircraft Development of WWII: Special Types 1939-45...
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  • Did they have a display in WWII gliders?
    The American civil glider/sailplane community played a huge part in military glider training and development.

    BTW: If you are interested in the development of American military gliders, I can recommend a book by flight test engineer William...
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    Last edited by J Boyle; 27th October 2018, 12:33.

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  • I'm glad he's okay.
    The statements about his apparel choice sounds like a bit of Monday morning officiating, but on the heels of the NTSB report on the 2016 YAK fire, a good reminder for wearing flight suits.

    IIRC, this topic was addressed here a couple of years aho, some posters...
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  • Shows what home-based community wide support can do.
    It helps that B-29s were built in Wichita, so there is a community historic element as well. Also, the The city has been a center for aircraft production since the 1920s and many firms remain in the area which provide some business support (but...
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    Last edited by J Boyle; 25th October 2018, 17:53.

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  • J Boyle
    replied to HAC DH9 first engine runs at DX
    Considering their numbers and length of use, especially in the U.S., I'm surprised there aren't more DH 4 & 9 survivors and airworthy examples.
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    Last edited by J Boyle; 23rd October 2018, 12:40.

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  • J Boyle
    replied to P51 Shark
    The high-end warbird market is global. Aircraft cross the ocean (don't worry usually in containers) all the time.

    I'm a proponent of aircraft going to where they'll be most appreciated, if that means its country of origin, so be it. Also, if an airplane will be shown and displayed in country...
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  • "...could "we" have stayed ahead"?

    Subsequent history casts doubts on that. It isn't that the UK had a technical shortfall with its airliners, rather a political/economic one. The nationalized nature of the industry, which gave too much power to government bureaucrats...
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  • And your point is...?
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  • I note he is gowing in the "peak" tourist season when flights and accommodations are at their highest.
    Since I don't believe they are actually renting a boat to search the Channel (if they were, the budget would have to be considerably higher), I don't think the trip is weather dependent....
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