#aircraft Tumblr posts

  • Roger Callow (that’s him in the white Luton Minor) wrote to me on Facebook today with this FRED photo and story from over 30 years ago:  “Hi. I’ve just looked at the ‘cluttonfred.info’ site and saw a photo of Tony Oliver’s FRED G-OLVR in flight.I took part in the photo sortie during which this photo was taken. I was flying my Luton Minor G-BBEA and two chaps based at RAF Henlow where Tony’s FRED was also based took the photos from their Bolkow Junior. The date of the flight according to my log book was the 27th May 1987.The sortie took place over Sandy Heath, Bedfordshire and in one of the photos I have in my possession you can clearly see Sandy Heath TV transmitter mast in the background.”  Thanks, Roger!

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  • Douglas C-47A Skytrain ‘N147DC’ by Alan Wilson
    Via Flickr:
    c/n 19347 Built 1943 and delivered to the US Army Air Force with the serial 42-100884. Transferred to the Royal Air Force as TS423 in 1944 and then to the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1945. She is a genuine veteran of D-Day and Arnhem in the glider tug role and later in the Berlin Airlift in a pure transport role. After her military career she was operated by Short Brothers, Scottish Aviation, Marshalls of Cambridge and then Ferranti. At Ferranti she was modified with a bulbous nose and fitted with radar. Saved by Mike Woodley of Aces High in 1979, she was given back her original nose profile and began a career as a film, TV and airshow star. She was initially UK registered as G-DAKS but has since been US registered as N147DC. She is still operated by Aces High, some 40 years later. Half way through a repaint into her original D-Day colours, she is seen taxiing out to display at the Shuttleworth Collections 2019 Season Premier Airshow. Old Warden, Bedfordshire, UK 5th May 2019

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  • Douglas C-47A Skytrain ‘N147DC’ by Alan Wilson
    Via Flickr:
    c/n 19347 Built 1943 and delivered to the US Army Air Force with the serial 42-100884. Transferred to the Royal Air Force as TS423 in 1944 and then to the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1945. She is a genuine veteran of D-Day and Arnhem in the glider tug role and later in the Berlin Airlift in a pure transport role. After her military career she was operated by Short Brothers, Scottish Aviation, Marshalls of Cambridge and then Ferranti. At Ferranti she was modified with a bulbous nose and fitted with radar. Saved by Mike Woodley of Aces High in 1979, she was given back her original nose profile and began a career as a film, TV and airshow star. She was initially UK registered as G-DAKS but has since been US registered as N147DC. She is still operated by Aces High, some 40 years later. Half way through a repaint into her original D-Day colours, she is seen displaying at the Shuttleworth Collections 2019 Season Premier Airshow. Old Warden, Bedfordshire, UK 5th May 2019

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  • Swoop Adds Second Mexico Destination to its Winnipeg Network https://ift.tt/2E8UkhL

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  • Douglas C-47A Skytrain ‘N147DC’ by Alan Wilson
    Via Flickr:
    c/n 19347 Built 1943 and delivered to the US Army Air Force with the serial 42-100884. Transferred to the Royal Air Force as TS423 in 1944 and then to the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1945. She is a genuine veteran of D-Day and Arnhem in the glider tug role and later in the Berlin Airlift in a pure transport role. After her military career she was operated by Short Brothers, Scottish Aviation, Marshalls of Cambridge and then Ferranti. At Ferranti she was modified with a bulbous nose and fitted with radar. Saved by Mike Woodley of Aces High in 1979, she was given back her original nose profile and began a career as a film, TV and airshow star. She was initially UK registered as G-DAKS but has since been US registered as N147DC. She is still operated by Aces High, some 40 years later. Half way through a repaint into her original D-Day colours, she is seen displaying at the Shuttleworth Collections 2019 Season Premier Airshow. Old Warden, Bedfordshire, UK 5th May 2019

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  • Gloster Gladiator I ‘K7985’ (G-AMRK) by Alan Wilson
    Via Flickr:
    Owned and operated by the Shuttleworth Collection. Actually ‘L8032’, but wears the markings of the 73sqn aeroplane flown by WW2 Ace Edgar ‘Cobber’ Kain, during the 1938 Empire Air Day. Seen landing after displaying at the Collections 2019 Season Premier Airshow. Old Warden, Bedfordshire, UK 5th May 2019

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  • Bell UH-1H Iroquois ‘560’ (G-HUEY) by Alan Wilson
    Via Flickr:
    c/n 13560 Built 1973 Allocated US military serial 73-22077, but delivered directly to the Aviacion de Ejercito Argentino (Argentine Army) and given the serial AE-413. Transported to the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by C-130 on 21st April 1982 in support of the occupying Argentinian invasion forces. Captured undamaged at the ceasefire on 14th June 1982 and returned to the UK in airworthy condition. Operated by RAF Air Tattoo Ltd on behalf of the RAF Benevolent Fund from 1985 to 1992. Now privately owned and based at North Weald in Essex. Seen displaying at the Shuttleworth Collections 2019 Season Premier Airshow. Old Warden, Bedfordshire, UK 5th May 2019

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  • Here we go dudes, dudettes, and human trash

    So I’m going to try to figure out this whole Tumblr thing and actually use this blogging site to blog. I’m finally starting the process of moving away from my emotionally manipulative/abusive mother.

    So to celebrate, I’ll be starting a new blog dedicated to the process of Escape, as well as apartment hunting, the process of transferring my disability insurance and such to a new state, and all of the other shit I’ll have to deal with.

    Those of you non-bots that follow me, thanks for coming along for the ride. I’ll need all the help I can get.

    #Escape#From #The human equivalent #of an#aircraft#carrier #Shes what all of the other helicopter parents land on to refuel #Also #ill probs get a #tattoo #at some point #Lets do this shit
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  • Piper J.3C-65 Cub ’42-38384’ (G-BHVV) by Alan Wilson
    Via Flickr:
    c/n 8953 Built 1942 for the US Army Air Corps with the serial 42-38384. Later saw French Army service as ‘238384’. Now privately owned and restored in a false but accurate US Marine Corps scheme, representing an NE-1 (the US Navy designation for the J.3C-65). Seen taxiing out to display at the Shuttleworth Collections 2019 Season Premier Airshow. Old Warden, Bedfordshire, UK 5th May 2019

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  • Cessna O-1E Bird Dog ‘24541 / BMG’ (G-JDOG) by Alan Wilson
    Via Flickr:
    c/n 24541 Built 1957 Restored in genuine French military markings as ‘24541’ Seen taxiing out to display at the Shuttleworth Collections 2019 Season Premier Airshow. Old Warden, Bedfordshire, UK 5th May 2019

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  • Douglas C-47A Skytrain ‘N147DC’ by Alan Wilson
    Via Flickr:
    c/n 19347 Built 1943 and delivered to the US Army Air Force with the serial 42-100884. Transferred to the Royal Air Force as TS423 in 1944 and then to the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1945. She is a genuine veteran of D-Day and Arnhem in the glider tug role and later in the Berlin Airlift in a pure transport role. After her military career she was operated by Short Brothers, Scottish Aviation, Marshalls of Cambridge and then Ferranti. At Ferranti she was modified with a bulbous nose and fitted with radar. Saved by Mike Woodley of Aces High in 1979, she was given back her original nose profile and began a career as a film, TV and airshow star. She was initially UK registered as G-DAKS but has since been US registered as N147DC. She is still operated by Aces High, some 40 years later. Half way through a repaint into her original D-Day colours, she is seen taking off to depart home after displaying at the Shuttleworth Collections 2019 Season Premier Airshow. Old Warden, Bedfordshire, UK 5th May 2019

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  • Top summer destinations from Düsseldorf …… https://ift.tt/2sao37b

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  • ​​Delta opened its Atlanta Military Lounge for the 50th time last week…… https://ift.tt/347ChmF

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  • Cessna O-1E Bird Dog ‘24541 / BMG’ (G-JDOG) by Alan Wilson
    Via Flickr:
    c/n 24541 Built 1957 Restored in genuine French military markings as ‘24541’ Seen displaying at the Shuttleworth Collections 2019 Season Premier Airshow. Old Warden, Bedfordshire, UK 5th May 2019

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  • Buddha Air mountain flight from Kathmandu to Everest.
    This flight is a great experience, it is just a shame the windows were so badly scratched.
    The airplane is an ATR 42.
    Shot on GoPro Hero5 and iPhone 6s on gimbal.

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    Twin Mig 15bis. “Fagot” x2. Sekret project of cold war.

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  • Take-off from an aircraft carrier..

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  • Piper J.3C-65 Cub ’42-38384’ (G-BHVV) by Alan Wilson
    Via Flickr:
    c/n 8953 Built 1942 for the US Army Air Corps with the serial 42-38384. Later saw French Army service as ‘238384’. Now privately owned and restored in a false but accurate US Marine Corps scheme, representing an NE-1 (the US Navy designation for the J.3C-65). Seen displaying at the Shuttleworth Collections 2019 Season Premier Airshow. Old Warden, Bedfordshire, UK 5th May 2019

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