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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:09 pm
 


How great to have them all flying again. They could scare the krap out of Lufthansa flights over France !! "Achtung - SPITFIER!" would ring out over the airwaves once again !! :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:15 pm
 


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They could re-shoot the Battle of Britain. Minus the old Spanish Air Force 109's and 111's.

That would be sweet but not many of the real ones around yet.

I took a few shots of a FW190 being restored last spring. No idea what the time frame is to complete it but it will be quite something.

http://www.canadaka.net/modules.php?nam ... 0642&pos=4

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:36 pm
 


DrCaleb wrote:
EyeBrock wrote:
Just imagine that!


What an incredible sound they would make!


It's the sound of freedom, baby.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:42 pm
 


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How great to have them all flying again. They could scare the krap out of Lufthansa flights over France !! "Achtung - SPITFIER!" would ring out over the airwaves once again !! :mrgreen:



:lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:05 pm
 


Hiked into this beauty when I was younger. (Not my photos)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:18 pm
 


I saw the Warplane Heritage Lancaster twice. Once at an air show that used to be held for the Heritage Days Festival that used to be held in North Bay, and once close up and personal at the North Bay airport. Hundreds of people greeted it, and we were able to do a walkaround.

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https://picasaweb.google.com/1041628431 ... BayOntario

At the air show it did some fly-pasts close in front of us over Lake Nipissing. What an impressive plane, and the sound of those 4 Merlins, yes, awesome. You probably know, but nobody mentioned so far, that the Merlins used in the Lancaster are the same Merlins used in the Spitfire, so you get 4 for the price of one.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:20 pm
 


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Hiked into this beauty when I was younger.


Catalina flying boat, called the Canso in Canada.

Check here for Canadian Canso's:

http://www.personainternet.com/hjtoby/ceylon.html

http://www.personainternet.com/hjtoby/fareast.html


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:28 pm
 


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I saw the Warplane Heritage Lancaster twice. Once at an air show that used to be held for the Heritage Days Festival that used to be held in North Bay, and once close up and personal at the North Bay airport. Hundreds of people greeted it, and we were able to do a walkaround.

Photos I took:

https://picasaweb.google.com/1041628431 ... BayOntario

At the air show it did some fly-pasts close in front of us over Lake Nipissing. What an impressive plane, and the sound of those 4 Merlins, yes, awesome. You probably know, but nobody mentioned so far, that the Merlins used in the Lancaster are the same Merlins used in the Spitfire, so you get 4 for the price of one.


Great uncle bought a Lancaster at the end of the war. Guy couldn't fly, but he did get a kick out of driving it around the farm until he decided to part it out.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:50 pm
 


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Great uncle bought a Lancaster at the end of the war. Guy couldn't fly, but he did get a kick out of driving it around the farm until he decided to part it out.

8) 8) 8) 8) :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:56 pm
 


Jonny_C wrote:
I saw the Warplane Heritage Lancaster twice. Once at an air show that used to be held for the Heritage Days Festival that used to be held in North Bay, and once close up and personal at the North Bay airport. Hundreds of people greeted it, and we were able to do a walkaround.

Photos I took:

https://picasaweb.google.com/1041628431 ... BayOntario

At the air show it did some fly-pasts close in front of us over Lake Nipissing. What an impressive plane, and the sound of those 4 Merlins, yes, awesome. You probably know, but nobody mentioned so far, that the Merlins used in the Lancaster are the same Merlins used in the Spitfire, so you get 4 for the price of one.

I've seen two Lancs fly. One at Farnborough and the one in Hamilton a number of times. Been inside the one in Hamilton as well. Just a huge beast!!

Lancaster over my house.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:04 pm
 


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Try to imagine hundreds of them in a bomber swarm.


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The ground shakes!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:01 pm
 


Gunnair wrote:
Hiked into this beauty when I was younger. (Not my photos)

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Nice shots but too much HDR. The Canso in Hamilton flies around quite often. I'd love to see it land on the Lake.

When I was a kid back in the Third World, we used to hike up the Pennines and there was a raft of bits of B17's all over the moors as well as the old AA emplacements. We always thought the moors were haunted with the ghosts of the USAAF. Brave kids dying in a corner of a foreign field that is forever American.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:04 pm
 


I saw a Lancaster a few years ago at the Abbotsford Airshow. The sound was glorious.

Regina, I see your parts of a FW-190 and raise an actual one in the air. The BMW engine even sounded German. Deep, guttural, and humourless.

And back to the topic at hand, this is truly a great find. The more Spitfires the are, the better the world is.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:11 pm
 


xerxes wrote:
I saw a Lancaster a few years ago at the Abbotsford Airshow. The sound was glorious.

Regina, I see your parts of a FW-190 and raise an actual one in the air. The BMW engine even sounded German. Deep, guttural, and humourless.

And back to the topic at hand, this is truly a great find. The more Spitfires the are, the better the world is.

Nice!! A very rare sight indeed. Think there are only two flying FW-190s in the world. 8)


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