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CLASSIC AIRCRAFT & HOVERCRAFT LINKS

Discussion in 'Everything else Heritage' started by LSWR, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. LSWR

    LSWR Part of the furniture

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    On this thread I will hopefully assemble a list of heritage Aircraft sights, militery and civil.
    Click on pictures/logos below

    http://www.bamuseum.com/images.html
    [​IMG] Official B.A. Heritage Site

    http://www.petergoodearl.co.uk/airdays/index.htm
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    Aviation Photo Site


    [​IMG]Cold War Fighter Website


    [​IMG] International Auster Club Heritage Group


    [​IMG] Enthusiast Website


    [​IMG][​IMG] Imperial Airways Website

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    HOVERCRAFT WEBSITES


    HOVERCRAFT MUSEUMOfficial website of the British Hovercraft Museum, Lee-on-Solent


    [​IMG]Enthusiast Website
     
  2. Rlangham

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    Heres a few of my favourites;

    http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk - excellent website about many types of RAF aircraft used during the Cold War

    http://www.austerclub.com - website for the club of my favourite aircraft company - Auster

    forum.keypublishing.co.uk - great forum for talking about aviation of any sort, theres a few rotten apples but don't let
    them put you off!
     
  3. Guest

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    Clasic aircraft links

    Thanks a lot LSWR for the classic aircraft links, two great sites, bought a few lumps to my throat,
    and managed to remind me of just how old I am. I have worked on some of the aircraft pictured
    "Happy days" I used to have hundreds of photos from the 60,s 70,s and 80,s I attended most air
    shows in those days, and working at an airport over that period I was able to get some very nice
    privilaged shots, unfortunatly when my marriage broke up my ex wife burned the lot.

    photoman
     
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    great site link

    Thank's RLANGHAM for your link to the lightening and thunder site, it is absolute heaven,
    many great photos of some of my favorite aircraft. For some reason I can't access the
    Austerclub site. Thanks again for a great link.

    Photoman
     
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    I love those Links. Talking of Lightnings and Lincs, I was up in Licolnshre, over the summer and visited the Hemswellantiques centre at the old RAF Bomber station at Hemswell. There is also a small Aviation museum on the site. with one of those lovely Lightnings there. CLICKY The Museum was shut the day I went but you could see all the outside exhibits through the fence.
    I also am a fan of the Vulcan, after spending my childhood in Lincs, I remember those V-bombers which were based at Waddington. There was no ruless then about breaking the sound barrier over land then as I remember, Hearing the Sonic Boom many-a-time

    EDIT; just found these sites, excelent. http://www.airsceneuk.org.uk/index.htm
    http://www.imperial-airways.com/

    NOTE! I will copy and paste all links added to this thread to the initial posting later but won't deleat entries.
     
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    I served for 2 years at RAF Laarbruch, Germany, in the early '70s, in the Cold War, when we were equipped with Canberra B(I)8s and PR7s; later getting Buccaneers and Phantom FGR2s (the recce-pod version). There was also C Flight, 25 Squadron, equipped with Bloodhounds for air defence, and complemented by 1 Squadron RAF Regiment with Bofors 40/70s.

    Laarbruch has now become Airport Weeze, and is about to have a couple of Ryanair 737s based there. There is now an embryonic museum housing a MiG 21 Fishbed H and an F104 Starfighter in the old QRA section.

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    Wow, that starfighter is stunning! Any photos of the Phantoms from your time there?
     
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    @ Rlangham: Sorry, wasn't interested in the 'Tooms, they were new US stuff! This is the best I could do, when the 31 Squadron PR7's were withdrawn, and used as decoys:


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    Does anyone know of an equivalent site for aviation of National Preservation?

    Regards
     
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    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    Flypast mag does/did do a forum but boy was that bitchy.
     
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    A couple of my personal favourites:

    Britain's only airworthy Boeing B17 Flying Fortress: "Sally B": http://www.sallyb.org.uk

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    The Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation: http://www.spiritoffreedom.org

    Based in the USA, but owners and operators of one of only two airworthy Boeing C-97 Stratocruisers in the world (plus a Douglas C-54).

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    For several years now there have 2 C54s/DC4s at North Weald,it is currently possible to see their fins from the M11,why they are there I have no idea,they are also visible on Google Earth.As for aviation sites flightglobal flightblogger is good for current affairs and there is a pilots blog called PPRuNe which covers many topics.
    Colin.
     
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    I've just had a look on Google Earth and they look USAF so I guess they are C54s. Colin
     
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    I just visited the aviation museum. Most soviet made aircraft seem to be there ( no tu144). Planes not looked after. Cheap and well worth it. No link as not sure how to do that from my phone, but google will tell you.
     

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