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ARCHIE_CALVERT
04-06-2007, 03:54 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x70t5XuUxOg&mode=related&search=

ARCHIE_CALVERT
04-06-2007, 03:54 PM
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MB_Avro_UK
04-06-2007, 04:19 PM
Good post Archie http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

And Barker flew to 22,000 feet without oxygen...that's almost as high as Mt Everest http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Chaps at that time were of a different breed maybe..

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

WWSpinDry
04-06-2007, 04:35 PM
That's an incredible story. Thanks for the link!

Waldo.Pepper
04-06-2007, 04:48 PM
My wife used to work with the Brother in Law of the guy who wrote "the book" on Barker.

http://www.amazon.ca/William-Barker-VC-Canadas-Decorate...id=1175899618&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.ca/William-Barker-VC-Canadas-Decorated/dp/0470839678/ref=sr_1_1/702-1093574-5968845?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1175899618&sr=1-1)

Also by Wayne Ralph is Aces, Warriors and Wingmen. (which contains only 4 mistakes that I could find!)

http://www.amazon.ca/Aces-Warriors-Wingman-Firsthand-Ac...id=1175899618&sr=1-2 (http://www.amazon.ca/Aces-Warriors-Wingman-Firsthand-Accounts/dp/0470835907/ref=sr_1_2/702-1093574-5968845?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1175899618&sr=1-2)

luftluuver
04-06-2007, 07:24 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
Good post Archie http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

And Barker flew to 22,000 feet without oxygen...that's almost as high as Mt Everest http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Chaps at that time were of a different breed maybe..

Best Regards,
MB_Avro. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Not only that but he was still able to fly the a/c with the injuries he received.

B9966 was one of 6 prototypes Snipes.(B9962-67) It arrived at Martleham Heath May 18 1918. It had an adjustable tailplane, ie trimable stab (from the cockpit).