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  1. BluBear

    The Big Fat Aeroplane Video Thread!

    Yeah, they were just the orchestrated ground explosions, nothing to see here... It does have a poorly Merlin though.
  2. BluBear

    The Big Fat Aeroplane Video Thread!

    The newly restored Mk XVI TB885 was used on the Saturday (Dutch Squadron painted 😏) and what you see is the engine going kaput unfortunately! Also worryingly edited to show the ground explosions, nothing crashed don't worry. He landed safely and used a different Spitfire on the Sunday (TA805 Mk IX Spirit of Kent to be precise)
  3. BluBear

    The Big Fat Aeroplane Video Thread!

    The masterful Dan Griffiths making those .50 cals scream like a Mustang!
  4. BluBear

    All debriefy and things

    Another excellent article by the VAE: http://vintageaviationecho.com/flying-legends-2018/
  5. BluBear

    The Big Fat Aeroplane Video Thread!

    Not sure if I or anyone else has posted this, but there are some gems in this short film of the Queen's Jubilee Celebrations, an Air Pageant staged at White Waltham Airfield in 1977. Of particular note is the VC10 in some serious ground effect at around the 2:45 mark! 😮
  6. BluBear

    All debriefy and things

    Cheers all, glad you enjoyed it.
  7. BluBear

    DCS Formate Shots

    Good shots thanks Sheriff. That's loose formation really, I prefer to be tighter than that usually. @DD_Fenrir we ought to practice the routine again and get a vid made
  8. This week, a single seat IL-2 has been recovered from a lake in Russia and is in remarkably good condition, owing mainly to the conditions on the lake bed and method in which it was put down by the pilot in 1943. See the thread here: https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?145747-Single-Seat-II-2-Lake-Recovery-Russia-this-week And latest photos here: https://scontent.ffcm1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...c8&oe=5BFFDD6Chttps://scontent.ffcm1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...f7&oe=5BF651B1https://scontent.ffcm1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...50&oe=5C02AC7Bhttps://scontent.ffcm1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...7c&oe=5BCC6EB8https://scontent.ffcm1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...93&oe=5C01954D The same restoration team that performed the work on the other two currently airworthy examples will be tasked to return this aircraft back to flight in a few years time. What great news!
  9. BluBear

    All debriefy and things

    Great pics chaps thank you! I got some footage on my smartphone again this year so threw together another little video for those that couldn't make it:
  10. BluBear

    All debriefy and things

    Huge thanks to all the Dogz for being such splendid company at the weekend, I had a blast. The show was fantastic, the weather was sublime and the curry was tasty as usual. Plenty of highlights to choose from, but if I had to be specific, probably the Battle of Britain film salute with four Buchons attacking the field from the south, three Sptifires to defend and all accompanied by the soundtrack over the tannoy. Wonderful stuff! All aircraft involved were actual stars of the film too (50 years ago this July). I'll be putting together a little video again when I get some time later this week hopefully, so watch this space.
  11. BluBear

    Flying Legends 2018

    That's how I understood it Swep. So really this should be called a J11 and in Swedish markings perhaps... wouldn't get as many bookings as that though unfortunately. Like the Buchon, none in Spanish markings yet...
  12. BluBear

    All debriefy and things

    A few more of Dogz. Crash, Jabo, Painless, Friar, Fenrir Caption contest... Ivan (Son of Gec), Fenrir, Sid Jabo, Painless, BluBear
  13. BluBear

    All debriefy and things

    Curry done, more pics to follow soon
  14. "It was only providence that prevented this accident from resulting in a catastrophic outcome" 😨 Full report here: https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/aaib-investigation-to-north-american-p-51d-mustang-g-shwn-and-north-american-p-51d-20-modified-mustang-g-bixl Video of the incident here (From about 10:30):