Ken Wallis photos taken 11/4/10

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I visited Ken with a few friends on Sunday and thought I would share the pics with fellow anoraks. I didn't get any of him airborne as he was too quick to catch on film. Incidently, I am significantly better at driving my lorry than I am at photography! Click on the album below, feel free to comment. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=173048&id=597281560&l=f1e14d01a8
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And a reminder for Wallis fans... You can get autographed items (Little Nell Corgi, Books, etc) from the gift shop at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum...proceeds go to the museum. :D The other day I saw a bit of You Only Live Twice on TV and that prompted me to get out the Corgi. I only wish there was a way for him to sign the model itself...but it's rather small.
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Magnificent set of photos. He seems very accomodating! Thanks for sharing.

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And a reminder for Wallis fans... You can get autographed items (Little Nell Corgi, Books, etc) from the gift shop at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum...proceeds go to the museum. :D The other day I saw a bit of You Only Live Twice on TV and that prompted me to get out the Corgi. I only wish there was a way for him to sign the model itself...but it's rather small.
You've obviously not seen how small he can engrave things then! :D I got him to autograph the box mine came n to make it more of a collectors item. Myself and a few friends are going back again later this year if anyone is interested.

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Great photos! He's a really lovely man and remarkable he's still flying at 94.
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Ken Wallis Dangerousdave I was with you on that visit The guy is a living legend. That just dont make them like that any more below 2 video clips I took of him swinging the prop to start http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww125/tarkey/th_DSC_0034.jpg you need to click on the picture to start the video
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Ken Wallis and also him coming back in afterflying http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww125/tarkey/th_DSC_0221.jpg[/URL]

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Went to visit the man many years ago he is a legend, He had some very interesting bits of kit and expreimental craft from memory he had one tucked away under wraps that appeared to be powered by a small turbojet. Well it didnt have a prop and it had a damn big blow lamp glued to if not. He has certainly contributed so much to aviation in his 94 years I hope we can all be able to salute him in another 6 years !!!!!!! Definately a Legend in our time !!!!!!!

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and also him coming back in afterflying http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww125/tarkey/th_DSC_0221.jpg[/URL]
cool picture

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Amazing he still flies - I met him at the Fairyhouse Racetrack Airshow in Dublin over 30 years ago. Me being about 17, I thought he was old back then! Good for him.
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I only met Ken once, at Farnborough years ago. He has nothing but utter respect from me, a real aeronaut, innovator, and all round aviation buff. Good to see him still flying autogiros.