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the Memphis Belle on tour at Patterson Field

May 14th, 2018 by admin

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the Memphis Belle on tour at Patterson Field

a WW1 crash landing on a French house.

January 27th, 2018 by admin

the Spitfire

January 16th, 2018 by admin

The design looked like a winner, reinforced by the maiden flight of the prototype on March, 5, 1936, by test pilot Mutt Summers. ‘I don’t want anything touched,’ he declared once he had landed.

The English government, deeply concerned about the pace of Nazi rearmament, was delighted with the early trials and placed an initial order for 310 Spitfires.

By June 1937, the contract had run into severe difficulties. For all its technical expertise, Supermarine was a relatively small company without the facilities for mass production.

Much of the work therefore had to be farmed out to subcontractors, many of which had little experience in aero engineering. One firm put no fewer than 15,000 queries through to Supermarine in 18 months.

The delays over the delivery forced the resignation of the Air Secretary, Lord Swinton in early 1938.
His successor ordered the creation of a vast Spitfire factory at Castle Bromwich, Birmingham.

Warehouses, rolling mills, bus depots, car showrooms, a steamroller works, a strawberry basket factory and a stately home were all commandeered for this purpose.

However, gross mismanagement and a recalcitrant workforce resulted in zero planes completed in the next two years.

magnificent row of pin up nose art. Wow.

January 4th, 2018 by admin

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magnificent row of pin up nose art. Wow.

I bet you never heard about the 1956 flight of a Grumman test pilot that tested the guns, and then outran the bullets. He ended up taking fire – from himself, downrange.

December 19th, 2017 by admin

Flying over the designated gunnery range some 20 miles out from New York, over the Altantic, Attridge entered a shallow dive from an altitude of 20,000 feet, as he readied to test-fire the Tiger’s cannons. He fired a short four-second burst at 13,000 feet, hit the afterburners to pick up speed and then entered into a steeper dive for more speed, and fired the cannons again at 7,000 feet to clear the gun belts. Then the plane rattled, it had been struck, and Attridge’s windshield buckled inward.

Having thought maybe he had hit a bird, a typical hazard when flying over coastal waters, Attridge throttled back the engine to 200 knots, and headed back to the field, the Grumman airbase on the Peconic River, near Calverton, New York.

He reported to the tower at the Long Island facility that he only sign of damage he could observe was damage to the cockpit glass, and a sizeable gash on the outboard side of the right engine’s intake lip. More disturbing, however, was that he could get no more than 78 percent of the engine’s maximum available power without the engine starting to run rough.

But with only a couple of miles to go, at low altitude and high drag, Attridge concluded that, with his rate of descent, he could not safely reach the airfield. Every time he tried to advance the throttle passed 78 percent, the engine growled its displeasure, sounding like, as Attridge described, “a Hoover vaccum cleaner picking up gravel from a rug.”

Finally, the engine gave out. A half mile short of the runway, Attridge retracted his Tiger’s landing gear, and made a dead-stick crash-landing.

coffee and donuts movie of he morning! skip the 1st minute, then it’s sideways take off or landings in 61 mph cross winds

December 2nd, 2017 by admin

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coffee and donuts movie of he morning! skip the 1st minute, then it’s sideways take off or landings in 61 mph cross winds

beautiful cabin on the seashore used as a take off and landing location… a very short, landing and take off

December 1st, 2017 by admin

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beautiful cabin on the seashore used as a take off and landing location… a very short, landing and take off

in 1940, 13 transport planes took off from Berlin, 11 landed on the frozen lake Hartvikvatnet, and never left. The lake melted in spring, they sank, some have been salvaged, a couple are still in the lake (Thanks Asterix!)

October 1st, 2017 by admin

fake plane, but still a damn good roadside attraction gas station

September 29th, 2017 by admin

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fake plane, but still a damn good roadside attraction gas station

The Brunner-Winkle Aircraft Corporation built 220 planes in Brooklyn between 1928 and 1931, and perhaps 60 are still around. But this one was bought by Charles Lindbergh

September 7th, 2017 by admin

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