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jensenpark
08-31-2009, 10:14 PM
Hey all...

Grumpy just landed in Edmonton...on its way to Everett, Wa). Here for two days at our Aviation Museum. One of the volunteers here flew with 180 Squad in WW2 - the the markings on Grumpy are copied from.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/jensenpark/101_1590.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/jensenpark/101_1593.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/jensenpark/101_1600.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/jensenpark/101_1601.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/jensenpark/101_1603.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/jensenpark/101_1587.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/jensenpark/101_1583.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/jensenpark/101_1582.jpg

buchtik
09-01-2009, 05:51 AM
Really nice plane.I'm glad to see that WWII planes like this are still able to fly.

AndyJWest
09-01-2009, 06:40 AM
Nice to see Grumpy made it so far - not that I'd expect anything else.

Only thing not to like is this:
http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae65/ajv00987k/ExperimentalB25.jpg
I'm sure it's FAA regulations or something, but it seems incongruous, and hardly necessary: nobody is going to mistake it for a Cessna, are they... Sorry, I'm a little Grumpy myself today. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

trumper
09-01-2009, 01:02 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif I loved seeing and hearing her at Duxford.I am glad she got there ok but sad she has left here.
One of my favourite memories of her will be sitting in the middle of Graffham Water in a Kayak two months ago,not a sound,no cars and she came over and did 20 minutes of low flying over the top,wonderful http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif sounded gorgeous.
Our loss http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Waldo.Pepper
09-01-2009, 01:06 PM
Nice! I am so stupid though. This is the film/disc I should have made for you instead of the Sea Fury and the other one.

http://www.veoh.com/browse/vid...tch/v49020489pcnb48J (http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/autos_and_vehicles/watch/v49020489pcnb48J)

Crimea_River
09-01-2009, 02:17 PM
Stopping in Calgary too?

I remember many years ago when I looked up to see an He-111 on approach to Calgary international. Almost drove off a bridge craning my neck!

Both He-111 and B-17 were parked there for walk-throughs. Great experience.

Zeus-cat
09-01-2009, 06:44 PM
They painted an amazing likeness of you on the nose of the B-25 JP.

If you ever make it to Urbana, Ohio let me know and I'll arrange for you to work on the B-17 restoration. Better hurry though, I suspect we might be done in 10-15 years.

Zeus-cat
09-02-2009, 09:19 PM
Originally posted by AndyJWest:
Nice to see Grumpy made it so far - not that I'd expect anything else.

Only thing not to like is this:
http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae65/ajv00987k/ExperimentalB25.jpg
I'm sure it's FAA regulations or something, but it seems incongruous, and hardly necessary: nobody is going to mistake it for a Cessna, are they... Sorry, I'm a little Grumpy myself today. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

The FAA regulates just about any man-made object that flies - civilian airplanes, blimps, hot air balloons, model rockets, etc.

I am simplifying this, but the experimental classification is used for aircraft that do not comply with all of the FAA requirements for carrying passengers. These aircraft are usually truer to the original design and the FAA does not allow them to carry passengers for safety reasons. I believe only crew members are allowed in the aircraft during flight, but there may be exceptions to that.

Restored military aircraft that carry passengers have to comply with FAA guidelines before they are certified for that use.