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Commemorative Fly By
02-23-2019, 11:10 PM
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I’ve been inside a fully operational Vulcan bomber (only on the ground unfortunately) in the mid 60s when I was in the RAF CCF Cadets as a teenager at the Boy’s Grammar School I attended for 6 years. (me not the Vulcan). Every month at the weekend we were taken to RAF Cosford (near Wolverhampton in UK) where the off duty pilots took us up in 2 seater de Havilland Chipmunks - I still remember waddling out as we wore parachutes that you sat on. As a bold 15 year old I once asked the pilot (whilst in the air) if this little training plane could do aerobatics..... Oh Dear, I’ve never found a theme park ride yet to match that day!

On a final more somber note I was at the Coventry Air Show In 1988 with my wife and 2 children when a 1950’s Meteor crashed into a ball of flames.
Another heroic story of Flight Lieutenant Peter Stacey nose diving it into the only patch of unoccupied land in the middle of a large Council Estate after it developed complete engine failure.

https://r3uk.com/index.php/blog/156-last...1-years-on

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Commemorative Fly By - Leviset - 02-21-2019, 11:19 PM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - rprosperi - 02-21-2019, 11:30 PM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - KeithB - 02-22-2019, 05:34 PM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - rprosperi - 02-22-2019, 08:05 PM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - Leviset - 02-22-2019, 11:47 AM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - KeithB - 02-22-2019, 05:19 PM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - KeithB - 02-22-2019, 08:46 PM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - pier4r - 02-23-2019, 11:58 PM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - Leviset - 02-23-2019 11:10 PM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - Leviset - 02-25-2019, 12:14 AM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - KeithB - 02-25-2019, 12:22 AM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - rprosperi - 02-25-2019, 01:33 AM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - BruceH - 02-28-2019, 06:22 PM



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