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dodgy-alan

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  1. Well caught shots of this aviation icon. She was and remains a stunning aircraft. At the time of the retirement, the Concordes were the only aircraft in BA's fleet that still had analogue cockpits and still carried a flight engineer. To convert them to to digital would have been too expensive and although they had comparatively low flying hours they were very old aircraft. Don't forget Concorde's initial design dates right back to the 1950s when the first plans for an SST were proposed. Across the Channel France were already designing their "Super Caravelle" project. the two designs eventu
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    An-3

    Lovely work, Always had a soft spot for the AN-2 and it's debitives. They always look like tough old bush planes. Always a joy to fly in FS as well. Can go just about anywhere. The AN-3 I guess brought a whole new lease of life to the aircraft in much the same way as the Otter and Beaver.
  3. PANAM were an early signee for the Concorde but the order was subsequently cancelled due to a number of reasons. I based this model on Airfix's recently re-released Prototype model which was originally sold in 1966, Due to the age of the moulding it lacked my features that were subsequently rectified when the production standard model was released. I reprofiled the wingtip trailing edges, Added a scratch built tailwheel assembly, Scratch built the engine splitters and ramps, and added the nose strakes. The Visor windscreens were painted in. Decals by R.A.M.
  4. I love Enstone, I learnt to fly Microlights there many years ago, I had friends who lived in the village.
  5. Great paintjobs on this aircraft, Although a somewhat ungainly looking aircraft I really like it. They were damned good fighters and served for many years. ( Rumour had it that Argentina had dragged theirs out of storage during the Falklands conflict and were planning to use them in the GA and Fighter roles. (Though quite how they would have fared against a Sea Harrier is anyone's guess!). Argentina officially retired theirs in 1968 but kept them stored. The last operational ones were retired by Honduras on 1979!
  6. Whilst most of us have been unable to visit airports for some time, Jerry Dyer's Big Jet TV has been doing an amazing job of keeping us aviation enthusiasts supplied with some great live action videos from all over the place. Everything he does is perfectly legal as his channel is run nas a business and he is a licenced broadcaster. He has now also started a series of Sim-Pilots shows for the desktop pilot community. It's a brilliant channel and certainly helps to keep us all sane. You can join in the banter and chat with viewers all over the world. They also have a FB page and are on Ins
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