View from the window 24th March
A quick view of the hangar with more bits being put back on the aeroplanes than taken off since the last update.
We are all in the Christmas mood at Hangar Two at the moment. Here is the first in a series of monthly desktop calendar image for your screen! Just click below to download and set as your screen backdrop. There two sizes to go for, low res should be more than adequate for most laptops and iPads!
On Thursday we had a visitor to the hangar. John Cronin was a Fleet Air Arm pilot in 1945, completed his flying training on the Cornell and Harvard before going on to the Martlet (Wildcat) He managed eight deck landings on an aircraft carrier with a collapsed oleo “on the wrong side” which made the take-off swing even worse than …
Well you know what we mean. Line up on the ramp this morning ready for Shoreham
As promised here are some photos of todays action:
Lots of brilliant photo reports around the internet. In brief a busy day for the team at TFC with test flights and display practices from the Hellcat, Bearcat Gladiator and notably Corsair (first time in the air since 2012) as well as other display participants. The P-40C had engine runs to whet the appetite. To add to the splendid photos …
Busy day at Duxford today in the build up for Flying Legends! Some more photos of the P-40C: And an arty shot of the P-40C engine… And the Corsair getting a clean:
The Hellcat was out in the sun today for some engine runs: …and a chance to catch the Corsair having a high octane drink