North Weald Diary 2014

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At the risk of rattling the cage. I would rather see the Fighter Meet back on the circuit then some of the air shows we have now.

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The Gants arrived back from Waddington on Sunday afternoon.

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The RNHF Sea Fury did an air test on Tuesday afternoon.

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After a quick refuel, it departed back to its base at Yeovilton.

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More great pictures from NW. I am looking forward to seeing all those aircraft in the next few weeks.;)

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Love the head-on shot of the Sea Fury!

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Gnats in the wet today. G-TIMM and G-MOUR departed to Kemble for a display before ending up at Fairford for RIAT. They are then moving on to Farnborough next week.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/GnatTaxi1-1000_zps2f2080ca.jpg

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Following Waddibgton, G-TIMM now sports a Red Arrows zap…

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The runway was wet, wer, wet, so lots of spray on take off!

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The RNHF Sea Fury did an air test on Tuesday afternoon.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/SeaFuryFinal-1000_zps18f59001.jpg

That's a lovely photo, YakRider.

Rob

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Some activity from Sunday. The Singapore Strikemaster was out for a couple of local sorties.

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/StrikemasterPass-1000_zpsc4ab0bc8.jpg

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The Hangar 11 Spitfire displayed twice over the weekend at the English Heritage History Show at Kelmarsh Hall. It got back just before the thunderstorms rolled in!

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John Beattie also took the Skyraider up for an air test, performing one of his customary low passes on his return. He also did a 'wing wave' before taxying back!

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Cracking shots Yakrider, thank you

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Smashing pictures as ever - especially those JP shots.;)

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A few from Thursday. The Hangar 11 Mustang went off to Turweston.

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The Sea Fury T20 also paid us a brief visit before departing for Coningsby and Benson.

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Some activity from Sunday. The Singapore Strikemaster was out for a couple of local sorties.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/StrikemasterTakeOff-1000_zpse8add47c.jpg

Not sure if its the camera angle or my eyes are deceiving me so can someone help me please?

The nose wheel, does this retract straight up or does it twist as its retracting as I have never noticed this before, if it is the latter what is the reason please?

Thanks.

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Don't know the reason, but it does seem to twist. Here is a similar take off picture of G-VIVM, one of our JP5s and the Thurrock-based Partenavia G-KIMK.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/JPandPartenavia_zpsdfb79663.jpg

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Thanks for your reply YakRider.

Some cracking shots especially of my favourite Hawker.

Thanks again.

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Don't know the reason, but it does seem to twist. Here is a similar take off picture of G-VIVM, one of our JP5s and the Thurrock-based Partenavia G-KIMK.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/JPandPartenavia_zpsdfb79663.jpg

I can understand the requirement for rotation to minimise stowage impact on retraction, but the weird thing is that it seems to rotate in two different directions in the two JPs. I am sure someone has the knowledge!

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maybe its just castoring and that would be why it is to the left and to the right in different images, unlike a locking tailwheel.

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Saturday 2 August

On Saturday G-TIMM, the red Gnat was out for a local flight and some circuits.

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The Huey also departed to Damyn's Hall for a display over the weekend.

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Sunday 3 August

On Sunday we had Nostalgair – the classic aircraft, car and bike show at the Squadron, with some suitable visitors on the static line to set the scene including the Dragon Rapide from Old Warden, a de Havilland Hornet Moth and Queen Bee, Boeing Stearman, Morane Saulnier Alcyon, Miles Messenger, Curtiss Wright Travel Air and Beagle Husky. The Gnats went out to display at Selsey in Sussex, so there were classic jets for people to see too.

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The visitors departed through the afternoon, so some shots of the aircraft on the move...

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