At last..D and G complete the Loch doon recovery
Planned recovery of 'Highball' bombs from Loch Striven
This story appeared today in the north east regional newspaper The Northern Echo , details here ; http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/new...ombs_mission/# A difficult job I suspect but good luck to them and a project our own Forumite Bluebird Mike might well empathise with .
Rotax E Gearbox - Sprag Clutch ?
G'day All,Recovery from that little altercation with terra firma a month ago is progressing better than expected, so sale of 0455 is on the back burner for the time being - time will tell...getting the 'new' 582-99 fitted to 0455 is now the priority.Today I discovered that the spare gearb...
Loch Ryan Saro Lerwicks?
Been reading in the latest FlyPast about the Saro Lerwick, not a much loved type but there is a mention about three Lerwick's that either sank or crashed on Loch Ryan. Could there possibly one still down there?
Vickers Wellington recovery from IJsselmeer
I noticed a snippet in the news stating that a Vickers Wellington wreck will be recovered from the IJsselmeer in The Netherlands. The area is to be cleaned up as the council is planning to use the area for sand mining. A company has been contracted to build up a dam around the wreck so that the a...
Wellington on Lewis Z1206
Hello, During a recent visit to Lewis, I found the Uig Community centre / museum had info and a section of fuselage from the recovery of Wellington IV Z1206. I believe this is the one Mark Evans is restoring the fwd fuselage of. I hope I am not repeating anything, but could not find any...
Visit to Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum
Enjoyed a trip to the D&G Museum yesterday. Lots of interesting displays featuring personal histories, airfield histories ( including other airfields in the South of Scotland), crash site recoveries and various other artefacts. An excellent display of engines featured the Merlins from the Loch Do...
Upset Recovery Training
In the USA, the FAA has mandated upset recovery training for jet transport pilots. Not so in Australia but at least one large school here includes it in their CPL course. http://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/2012/media/MarApr2012Upright.pdf The complete Training Aid including briefing ma...
Winter is here...
Well, my fellow Acro Nuts... Winter has arrived in the interior, Alaska... Well, like 3 weeks ago... I hung up my chutes in my closet for the winter as temps fall to the low 20's. Tucked the Citabria in the hangar untill we throw skis on her... What a productive and successful Acr...