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2020-02-17 Science & Technology
The Westland Lysander with Shuttleworth Pilot Frank Chapman (video)
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Posted by Besoeker 2020-02-17 07:36|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [278 views ]  Top

#1 That was time well spent. One video leads to another, fun stuff.
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2020-02-17 09:13||   2020-02-17 09:13|| Front Page Top

#2 Shuttleworth has a great collection. If you ever get the oportunity to visit, its well worth it.
Posted by Classer 2020-02-17 15:37||   2020-02-17 15:37|| Front Page Top

#3 Been to RAF Duxford. Only had a couple of hours. Could have spent 2 days. Very impressive.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-02-17 15:56||   2020-02-17 15:56|| Front Page Top

#4 Duxford was great, Besoker! Had a great visit with a mechanic overhauling a Merlin V-12 engine. Saw a B-29, airworthy P-38, German fighters, prototype Concorde airliner, which I saw doing cold weather tests in January 1973 in Fairbanks. It is a fantastic museum. 5 big hangers.

There was a pub there called The John Barleycorn. Great food and drink. Even had the music and words to the song "John Barleycorn" hand written on music paper in india ink in the old style.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2020-02-17 17:05||   2020-02-17 17:05|| Front Page Top

#5 Sitting in the ready room (pre-flight briefing), same chairs, chalk board, hearing engines being run-up on still active flight line just outside... lights go out, actual WWII briefing movie rolls. Goose bumps! Lots of goose bumps.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-02-17 17:50||   2020-02-17 17:50|| Front Page Top

#6 Thank you Besoeker.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-02-17 17:53||   2020-02-17 17:53|| Front Page Top

#7 Here is the website for the JOHN BARLEYCORN PUB in Duxford. Great place.

Also, here is the website for the IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, DUXFORD.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2020-02-17 19:00||   2020-02-17 19:00|| Front Page Top

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