North Weald Diary 2014

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My mistake Stuart, God know what I see that day then !

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I'm fairly sure it didn't fly out, and with the ground effect it is now suffering from, fairly sure it wont fly out of here either!
Once again there was two of them the white one flew out the silver one was cut up after suffering damage in a storm after our 1 eyed Scottish friend left the control locks out how many more times?

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It is, apparently, known as 'Stearman Vermillion'. Many of the surviving Rearwins that I've come across (Speedster, Sportster, Cloudster) are this colour, but there's a black Sportster around in the US and a yellow Speedster in the Oshkosh Museum. They're not a common type by any means though.
You can say that again. Rarity seems to be their appeal these days. It's a nice in your face colour for getting them noticed wherever they go I imagine.
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Once again there was two of them the white one flew out the silver one was cut up after suffering damage in a storm after our 1 eyed Scottish friend left the control locks out how many more times?
Yes I think we've got it now thankyou.
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Hi All, Great news from Nth Weald all round a as usual great photos all you snappers excellent work, Yakrider looks like you have a 747 photo bomber in your gnat pics :D Geoff.

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Shame North Weald no longer host Airshows. It would be a pretty good line up if all the aircraft on site that are being built to flyable condition were ready. 2x Spitfires 1x Seafire 1x Hurricane 1x Mustang 1x P40 1x Skyraider 1x Seafury 1x Tempest 1x DC3 2x Hunters 3x Gnats 1x Huey 1x Vampire 1x Venom Various JP's and Strikemasters. Anyone else think of other aircraft there that would be good on a display a programme.
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I make it three Spitfires and four Seafires. :) Mark

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four Seafires !!! where did the other 3 come from ?

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Just the one Hunter, and no Venom, resident nowadays I think.

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:) Very nice and a great write up ,thank you :)
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I'm fairly sure it didn't fly out, and with the ground effect it is now suffering from, fairly sure it wont fly out of here either!
Don't forget that there were two C-119s at North Weald - the Aces High example was scrapped later, but N3267U was flown out. When it did so it was well laden as it had a spare engine aboard. That aircraft made its way to Africa. It subsequently took part in a film. It became derelict, I think in Kenya, not sure if it survives. My colour slides of it are in store, so here's a link to someone else's picture of it when it was at Stansted: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrischenn76/6912572387/ So maybe someone's recollection concerned this aircraft and not the one of which the nose survives in the UK. Tim
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four Seafires !!! where did the other 3 come from ?
Westlands, Cunliffe Owen and the South Marston Aeroplane Factory. Mark

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Westlands, Cunliffe Owen and the South Marston Aeroplane Factory. Mark
Are they all being rebuilt at Kennet Aviation ?
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Are they all being rebuilt at Kennet Aviation ?
Yes.
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four Seafires !!! where did the other 3 come from ?
Seafire 17 SX336, about to return to flight Seafire 17 SX300, on restoration. Fitting out Seafire 15 SR462, on restoration. Just started Seafire 46 LA564, yet to start :eagerness:
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Seafires are like Cambridge Park and Ride Buses, you wait and wait but don't see one for years, you just hear rumours of sightings and then, suddenly, five turn up/break cover at once. I can't confirm if the drivers are as miserable though...;)