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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouser View Post
    Cheeky bugger, im on the south side side of sixty.....it was only last month.....
    Had to happen sometime.

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    If only, if only......
    I had a great uncle who was very annoyed that the war senses before he got to europe as he was going to be transferred to a Spitfire squadron which got immediately disbanded and thus ending his dream of flying one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    You sold this yeah?

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    hi Brads,
    yes, about 10 yrs ago now.
    owned for 12 or so and others but wasn't keeping it active enough.
    it went to taupo but dunno about now.

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    To think that some of the chaps had around ten hours in the cockpit before doing sorties ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EeeBees View Post
    To think that some of the chaps had around ten hours in the cockpit before doing sorties ...
    Now that's a baptism of fire if I ever heard one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awaian View Post
    hi Brads,
    yes, about 10 yrs ago now.
    owned for 12 or so and others but wasn't keeping it active enough.
    it went to taupo but dunno about now.
    My old man and few of his mates own it.
    Seems to spending a lot of time at big bay at the moment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    Looks like you sat in it twice @Scouser
    Well he could've, it's a two seater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouser View Post
    Quick amendment to my post, Colin Gray NZs highest scoring ace, did not fly in this particular plane, rather it has been painted in the livery of the spit he flew in North Africa, hence the desert camo........
    Truth. I think this one was purpose built for the Irish Airforce as a two seater, rather than a conversion.

    It's spent a fair bit of time in the hangar after landing " events " including at least one nose over, costing a set of prop blades. Lucky they're wood composite, alloy blades will cost you at least a reduction gearbox, if not a crankcase from a good prop strike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shift14 View Post
    Truth. I think this one was purpose built for the Irish Airforce as a two seater, rather than a conversion.

    It's spent a fair bit of time in the hangar after landing " events " including at least one nose over, costing a set of prop blades. Lucky they're wood composite, alloy blades will cost you at least a reduction gearbox, if not a crankcase from a good prop strike.

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    from the Warbirds site.....
    ZK WDQ (civilian registration) or MH 367 (Royal Air Force designation) was constructed in its original form at the Castle Bromwich factory in July 1943. It was a Mark IX with a Merlin 61 engine.


    The aircraft saw Wartime Service initially with No 65 Squadron RAF with a first operational sortie on 15 Aug 1943. Its last combat sortie was on 18 April 1945. MH 367 was scrapped in 1948 to be rebuilt in the USA using components of several aircraft to fly again in November 2006.


    The aircraft first flew in New Zealand in May 2008. It is presented in the livery of Squadron leader Colin Gray, New Zealand's highest scoring WW II ace. WDQ is one of a few genuine two seat Spitfire's worldwide
    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

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    [QUOTE=BRADS;604314]My old man and few of his mates own it.
    Seems to spending a lot of time at big bay at the moment.

    Hey! Cool!
    I had a lot of fun in that thing.
    Got it from Kapiti coast owner around 93 or so.
    Started with my brothers 90hp Cub (the one parked downtown Franz) before wanting something a little acrobatic!
    spent most of my time in it rolling n looping n stuff. Half hour buzz to last a couple of weeks!
    Took it to Boyds and beaches but not interested in hunting at that point.
    Divorced and went dark and a lot less flying, hence the sale.
    Also had C180 BVV and a glider, which last I crashed, total pilot brain fade, and accepted the truth of no old, bold, pilots. lol.
    Good to hear it's still alive.
    cheers
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    @Awaian we mountaineers have the same saying...."There are bold climbers, there are old climbers....but there are NO old bold climbers".....
    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

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    63 years today the Fletcher had its first flight.
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    VH-EUO (FU-24 Stallion) is missing north of Bathurst. AMSA aerial assets are searching near Wattle Flat for it.

    Not good another young fella.

    Pilot dies in plane crash north of Bathurst | Western Advocate
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    Just had this lot fly past bloody noisy Name:  IMG_5400.JPG
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    Now I may be going out on a limb here but I am going to say that they are not RNZAF. Ha ha ha ha their Tiger Moth is in for a service this week.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
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    Comon @Rushy the writing is in the sky. Read between the lines

 

 

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