The week after Legends

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Hangar Talk I can only liken the feeling in the week following Flying Legends to climbing the steepest and highest mountain; (months in the planning and weeks in the execution) only to throw yourself off at the top once you reach the summit, such is the anti-climax post FL. This years FL brought us some extra challenges that we took …

Another Sunny Day in July

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‘Hot off the press’ – CAA Surveyor has issued the full Permit to Fly for G-CIIO which now makes it officially the one and only certified P-40C in Europe….. Grateful thanks to Mike and Neil (and all at GA Unit), not forgetting Dave and John at ACRO Aeronautical Services for making this possible. Oh and  we  flew a few aircraft …

News from the hangar

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Our chief engineer has  found a gap in his schedule to  update everyone on where we  are  with aeroplanes. “With the ‘Tea’ things washed up (giving away my northern roots here) it was time for a strong coffee and think about a hangar update……! This weekend has seen us busy completing the shakedown flights and test flying of the Curtiss …

Hangar update for end of May

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This would usually   be  part of the  Online Fighter  Log update available to Friends of TFC- it answers a lot of “which aircraft was  where and when this week end” type questions so here you go: A busy weekend in May…. The Hawk75 and Gladiator made our first European outing of the 2015 season with Stephen and Patrice at the …

Happy Birthday G-FGID!

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Well 70 years ago this week our Corsair rolled off the production line in Goodyear Aircraft Corporation’s factory in Akron, and was accepted by the US Navy shortly after.  We will be putting up and old article detailing the scheme she currently wears for Friends. Here she is basking in the sun earlier today: Here is a photo of it in a previous scheme: …

April Desktop

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Bet you thought we  had  forgotten!  No,  but this time we feature our Goodyear Corsair as it returns to Duxford from the airshow at Shoreham last year late in the evening, with PK at the controls.