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    Spitfire TE392 to fly in Australia

    According to this post on Facebook....

    https://www.facebook.com/fighterpilo...26021147431865
    Daren Cogdon

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    Yay one closer to us than Temora
    "If the C.O. ask's you to be Tail End Charlie...just shoot him!!!....A Piece of Cake.
    http://spitfirea58-27.blogspot.com.au/

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    According to two of their responses to their Facebook posting about acquiring TE392, they have indicated that they are also seeking a Spitfire TR.9 for 2019 so they can offer the opportunity for two seat Spitfire flights in Australia. The Spitfire population down under certainly looks to be growing.
    Colin Ford
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    Ahhhhhh some Aussies must have seen the three Spitfire formation at Classic Fighters at Omaka, New Zealand and thought "Well we aren't having that!" Great news as with all the warbirds flying next door I was surprised there were not more than two Spitfires flying.

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    Spitfires have never been popular here for some reason..P40,s and P51,s rule the roost..I need to save my beer change for a two seater flight then now
    "If the C.O. ask's you to be Tail End Charlie...just shoot him!!!....A Piece of Cake.
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    Soon 3 Airworthy spitfires, but there are another 2 not too far away at Pays being rebuilt. There is also another one not too far off in QLD being airworthy as well.

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    Very exciting times for Aussie warbird fans. Great stuff!

    And Baz, you may be onto something there!
    "those who know keep quiet, and those who don't are frowned upon for asking." - snafu

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    Any particular reason why Lone Star got rid of it?

    T J
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    Didn't it get an unexpected bath a while ago?

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    Two hopefully, one with salt water ( not requested) and one with preservative!! A bit rough really, dont poms hate baths))))

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    It will be good for another ex-Warbirds of Great Britain Spitfire to be back in the air again, even if it has got a funny back now! I well remember this and its weird colour scheme when it was stored in the WoGB hangar at Biggin Hill back in the early 1990's.

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    Daren Cogdon

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