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Monty_Thrud
05-16-2004, 04:31 AM
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uberweng
05-16-2004, 04:35 AM
You are a very luck man. Even if you didnt catch it on film, that is a moment to cherish. Best I ever saw was a catalina buzzing around overhead for about six months.

Red_Storm
05-16-2004, 04:37 AM
Probably a Battle of Britain memorial flight?

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NegativeGee
05-16-2004, 04:48 AM
So unds like good way to start the day if you ask me http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

The BBMF are scheduled to be in Blackpool today, but I don't know if this for a public display or not.

They are stopping buy at the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington later on for a public flyby:

http://www.yorkshireairmuseum.co.uk/events/index.asp?id=5

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NTESLA
05-16-2004, 05:00 AM
WOW! Only if I could only recreate the samething in IL2!! Thank you for sharing your experience http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Extreme_One
05-16-2004, 05:03 AM
Cool!

I saw four Spitfires fly directly overhead of me about 3 or 4 years ago.
The sound was awesome!

S! Simon
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Download the USAAF & RAF campaign folders here (http://www.netwings.org/library/Forgotten_Battles/Missions/index-10.html).

Download "North and South" including the Japanese speech-pack here (http://www.netwings.org/library/Forgotten_Battles/Missions/index-12.html). *NEW*

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Taylortony
05-16-2004, 06:02 AM
Display dates are here http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/displaydates.html

Incidently we flew alongside and over the Lancaster Last year for about 20 mins on the way back from North Weald, enclosed is a picture or two, it's not very clear because it was throwing it down at the time....we were suprised to see him in such bad weather... To show you how bad it was on the second picture, that dark blob almost centre picture is the Lancaster as we are coming up behind him http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Ahhh... bet he a'int had many Italian Aircraft on his six and lived to tell the tale http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


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NTESLA
05-16-2004, 07:02 AM
BEUTIFUL!

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"You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you"

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

Extreme_One
05-16-2004, 07:05 AM
Nice pics - cheers TaylorTony.

Shame we don't get spray on our cockpit glass in-game now.

S! Simon
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Download the USAAF & RAF campaign folders here (http://www.netwings.org/library/Forgotten_Battles/Missions/index-10.html).

Download "North and South" including the Japanese speech-pack here (http://www.netwings.org/library/Forgotten_Battles/Missions/index-12.html). *NEW*

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VW-IceFire
05-16-2004, 08:26 AM
Very much similar to my experience. I was outside in the front yard when the local Lancaster and B-25 pair blew past at fairly high speeds enroute to the harbor for the transfer ceremony of a HMCS heavy cruiser.

Amazing birds they are and the sound you don't quite forget http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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ELEM
05-16-2004, 08:40 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by uberweng:
You are a very luck man. Even if you didnt catch it on film, that is a moment to cherish. Best I ever saw was a catalina buzzing around overhead for about six months.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I knew the Catalina had a long endurance, but 6 MONTHS!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

I wouldn't join any club that would have ME as member!

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NorrisMcWhirter
05-16-2004, 09:57 AM
Hi,

Tres lucky!

I flew out from East Midlands to Prague, last year, and was fortunate enough to see the Rolls Royce owned Spitfire doing aerobatics over Donington Park.

Apart from it looking fantastic, decked out in invasion stripes, the thing that really made it was the awesome sound of the engine (in this case, I think, a Griffon).

If only FB had a decent Merlin sound....particularly for flypast view....

Cheers,
Norris

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Black Sheep
05-16-2004, 10:46 AM
Something else, isn't she ?

I used to live near RAF Benson in Oxfordshire, home to the Queen's Flight - aircraft going to shows in south England often used to stop over at Benson, and I've been lucky enough to see the Lanc, Spit and Hurricane on several occasions, each a cherished moment.

The roar of those Merlins is something I'll always remember.

Taylortony
05-16-2004, 12:20 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by NorrisMcWhirter:

I flew out from East Midlands to Prague, last year, and was fortunate enough to see the Rolls Royce owned Spitfire doing aerobatics over Donington Park.
Apart from it looking fantastic, decked out in invasion stripes, the thing that really made it was the awesome sound of the engine (in this case, I think, a Griffon).
Cheers,
Norris



It lives erm next door to me http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif pic below, BTW you can see more of it if it is fixed in time at the up and coming wings and strings festival to celebrate 100 years of Rolls Royce

see http://www.wingsandstrings.org.uk/

Aircraft
This is a draft schedule. This programme is likely to change at any time. The organisers cannot guarantee that this is the final or full list of participating aircraft.

Rolls-Royce Daytime Event: (Flying Displays from midday onwards)
RAF Nimrod
RAF Harrier GR7
RAF Jaguar
RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster & Spitfire
Formation flying and tail chasing from a Mustang, Spitfire and Hurricane
Hunter, Gnat and Jet Provost
Hughes 500 Helicopter Display
Lynx Pair
RAF Air Sea Rescue Sea King
RED ARROWS! (Concluding approximately 5:30pm)

Wings & Strings: (Gates Open at 6:00pm, Event starts at 7:30pm, concludes 10:32pm) To Music
Lancaster
Spitfire
Hughes 500
Glider
Airbus A340
WW1 Display Team
Harrier
Sea Fury/Sea Hawk
Lynx Pair
Sukhoi x 2
RN Sea King
The evening session is to an Orchestra, now to see an A340 Displaying to music is gonna be something else http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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altstiff
05-16-2004, 03:26 PM
People in the CYHM area can see the Lanc in the air next weekend.

See you in the fence....

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92SqnGCJimbo
05-16-2004, 08:32 PM
i live near preston m8 the best places to go are either to blackpool or southport airshow those are the major ones in lancs
the next ones woulr be to head south to somewhere like waddington or duxford or maybe even cosford.

propDrop999
05-17-2004, 03:50 AM
My dad flew Lancs as a navigator for the RCAF.
He told me the sound of four Merlins roaring in perfect sync at mid fuselage would put Thor, God of Thunder, to shame.

http://katardat.org/marxuniv/2002-SUWW2/Images/images05-Zelma/stalingrad-zelma-downplane.jpg
Stalingrad 1942

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">
... So began the most appalling, devastating and savage conflict in
the history of warfare.

It was conducted on both sides by obsessively ruthless tyrants,
battering one another like a pair of rabid rhinoceroses - with this
difference that they used not their own bodies but those of millions of
men whom, by the exercise of will, they committed to every kind of
suffering, mutilation and death. Until nearly the end of its four
years this fearful contest was remote from the other theatres of war,
so that when it ended its impact on the rest of the world - on those
who were neither Russian nor German - was incommensurate with its
hideous actuality.
</pre>

From the chapter 'Barbarossa', The Penguin History of the Second
World War, Calvocoressi, Wint, Pritchard.

ELEM
05-18-2004, 09:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Moo.Cow:
Something else, isn't she ?

I used to live near RAF Benson in Oxfordshire, home to the Queen's Flight.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not any more it's not. It's now 32 the Royal Squadron based at RAF Northolt. I worked there on the BAe 146's, BAe 125's and Wessex' for the first 4 years after it moved there @ 1994.

I wouldn't join any club that would have ME as member!

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zednine
05-18-2004, 02:53 PM
I was out on my motorbike in the UK and stumbled across a gaggle of spitfires! I pulled off the motorway and up the sliproad (offramp) and was able to stop where a car could not.

I eventually counted 22 Spitfires and 4 Hurricanes all flying around together!!! The sound, the sight, the excitement. WOW!

I had stumbled by chance upon a special gathering of them about 2 years ago at Duxford.

Because I had not planned this it made it a hundred times more thrilling for me.

BREATHTAKING

CraytonRoberts
05-18-2004, 03:40 PM
Speaking to Norris's point about the distinctive sound of the Spitfire. There was a download on rhe CD with eithet PC Pilot or Computer Pilot attached to the last issue, I think. I was labelled "Supermarine Spitfire" sound, or something like that. Can't recall what flight sim it was designed for. But, anyway, couldn't one of the Brits do some recordings this summerduring Battle of Britain week, and, if the sound quality is OK, have it made as a download into FB/AEP/BoE?

RACFrankenstein
05-18-2004, 03:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by propDrop999:
My dad flew Lancs as a navigator for the RCAF.
He told me the sound of four Merlins roaring in perfect sync at mid fuselage would put Thor, God of Thunder, to shame.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Who'd he fly with? My uncle flew with Snowy Owl Sqadron; also in Lanc's as well as Halifax Bombers. He was a photographer.

A few years back, when I was still in college, I got a chance to go up in the Lancaster they have flying out of the Canadian Warplane Herritage Museum. I was doing a school project (shooting a documentary on the Lanc) and I happened to be around when they were doing their early season shake down flight. They let me tag along for the ride!http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I'll see if I can dig out that old footage....

propDrop999
05-18-2004, 05:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RACFrankenstein:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by propDrop999:
My dad flew Lancs as a navigator for the RCAF.
He told me the sound of four Merlins roaring in perfect sync at mid fuselage would put Thor, God of Thunder, to shame.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Who'd he fly with? My uncle flew with Snowy Owl Sqadron; also in Lanc's as well as Halifax Bombers. He was a photographer.

A few years back, when I was still in college, I got a chance to go up in the Lancaster they have flying out of the Canadian Warplane Herritage Museum. I was doing a school project (shooting a documentary on the Lanc) and I happened to be around when they were doing their early season shake down flight. They let me tag along for the ride!http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I'll see if I can dig out that old footage....<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

This was back in the '50s, way before my time. He flew in the 'Cold' War, not WWII, started in '52 I believe. I will email him and find out what squadron it was.

Where is the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum? Is that Trenton or Ottawa? We both went to the one in Trenton recently, where their rebuilding a Halifax I believe. Interesting collection of warbirds there I must say, including a Mig21, don't know how they got that. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Love to see those pics ...

http://katardat.org/marxuniv/2002-SUWW2/Images/images05-Zelma/stalingrad-zelma-downplane.jpg
Stalingrad 1942

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">
... So began the most appalling, devastating and savage conflict in
the history of warfare.

It was conducted on both sides by obsessively ruthless tyrants,
battering one another like a pair of rabid rhinoceroses - with this
difference that they used not their own bodies but those of millions of
men whom, by the exercise of will, they committed to every kind of
suffering, mutilation and death. Until nearly the end of its four
years this fearful contest was remote from the other theatres of war,
so that when it ended its impact on the rest of the world - on those
who were neither Russian nor German - was incommensurate with its
hideous actuality.
</pre>

From the chapter 'Barbarossa', The Penguin History of the Second
World War, Calvocoressi, Wint, Pritchard.

RACFrankenstein
05-19-2004, 11:15 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
This was back in the '50s, way before my time. He flew in the 'Cold' War, not WWII, started in '52 I believe. I will email him and find out what squadron it was.

Where is the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum? Is that Trenton or Ottawa? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

My uncle flew during WWII so I guess there's not much chance of them running into each other...

As for the CWHM, it's in Hamilton, Ontario. They have one of the three (at least there were only three when I made the documentary) flying Lancasters in existence. There's another one that they're working on at Downsview Airforce Base in Toronto (remember the one that use to be on a pedistal at Ontario Place?) they hope to make that one flyable as well. Can you imagine seeing two Lanc's flying together?

Here's the link to the CWHM:

http://www.warplane.com/index.html

and the link to the restoration of the Lanc in Toronto...

http://www.lancasterfm104.com/

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
We both went to the one in Trenton recently, where their rebuilding a Halifax I believe. Interesting collection of warbirds there I must say, including a Mig21, don't know how they got that. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Rebuilding a Halifax? Wow!

That's something I'd love to see! Do you know if it's going to be flyable or just a display piece?

Just a sidenote. If you were out at Trenton, do you remember seeing a bunch of small scale models of the planes? (Display quality, I mean) My uncle built about 75% of them. He also did a few for the War Museum in Ottawa as well.

Indianer.
05-19-2004, 11:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Best I ever saw was a catalina buzzing around overhead for about six months.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Wow how much fuel do those birds carry? Did Oleg work on their FM?

"Wer auf die preussische Fahne schwort, hat nichts mehr, was ihm selber gehort"

propDrop999
05-19-2004, 07:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RACFrankenstein:
My uncle flew during WWII so I guess there's not much chance of them running into each other...
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

True enough. I just feel silly I don't know his squadron, anyway, he'll get back to me on that email sooner or later.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
There's another one that they're working on at Downsview Airforce Base in Toronto (remember the one that use to be on a pedistal at Ontario Place?) they hope to make that one flyable as well.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I always wondered where that old bird went. Thought it was a shame that it disappeared, but if they get it flying again that will be very special. Yes 2 lancs at the T.O. air show - talk about a ROAR to remember!

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
Rebuilding a Halifax? Wow!
That's something I'd love to see! Do you know if it's going to be flyable or just a display piece?
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

As far as I know its just for display. The vet I talked to said it was rescued from a lake in Norway where it crash landed late in the war. Was being shipped back piece by piece. That's the story I heard, but don't quote me.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
Just a sidenote. If you were out at Trenton, do you remember seeing a bunch of small scale models of the planes? (Display quality, I mean) My uncle built about 75% of them. He also did a few for the War Museum in Ottawa as well.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, I remember those well. Great work, made me want to get some of those kits and start building myself. Quite a collection there, some 100+ I'd say, including some IL2's, migs and Yaks!

http://katardat.org/marxuniv/2002-SUWW2/Images/images05-Zelma/stalingrad-zelma-downplane.jpg
Stalingrad 1942

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">
... So began the most appalling, devastating and savage conflict in
the history of warfare.

It was conducted on both sides by obsessively ruthless tyrants,
battering one another like a pair of rabid rhinoceroses - with this
difference that they used not their own bodies but those of millions of
men whom, by the exercise of will, they committed to every kind of
suffering, mutilation and death. Until nearly the end of its four
years this fearful contest was remote from the other theatres of war,
so that when it ended its impact on the rest of the world - on those
who were neither Russian nor German - was incommensurate with its
hideous actuality.
</pre>

From the chapter 'Barbarossa', The Penguin History of the Second
World War, Calvocoressi, Wint, Pritchard.