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Post by stovepipe » Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:12 pm

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Hi Folks,
Its a Caravan in the Don. What's so special about it and why was it there?
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Hope this works this time

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Post by stovepipe » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:01 pm

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Hi Folks,
What's going on here? Identify the type, the event and the location (a big buala bos if you get the location!!)

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Post by stovepipe » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:06 pm

Hi all,
Hum,
Is that Tony Doyle, the well-known Coonaghite? The aircraft is the BA Swallow, owned by JJ Sullivan, at SAAC Field.
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Here's a handsome devil(then in possession of hair/no belly) with some oul' aeroplane....

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Post by hum » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:10 pm

Its a Caravan in the Don. What's so special about it and why was it there?

Looks like perhaps a marketing exercise to me - low cost multi-role airpower...

Some external hardpoints for, I guess, air to ground weaponry

Some sort of underslung pod...(one assumes not baggage!) Given the size I would say not realistic to expect it to be something intended to part company with the aircraft - perhaps a sensor pod?

Something whacky at the top of the wing strut - maybe a FLIR sensor or an electronic warfare aerial?

Then again maybe its just an eccentric millionaire's toy!! (or perhaps a way of getting extra parachute jumpers aloft for special forces insertions!!)

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Post by stovepipe » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:12 pm

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Hi all,
We know what it is and who owns it, but where was the picture taken?
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Post by hum » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:14 pm

Yes Mick, the swallow and Tony Doyle, ex CFI at Coonagh and long-time Irish GA stalwart.. Taken at last year's SAAC fly-in. I thought it was nice to see them reunited, Tony used to own the aircraft in the '50s

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Post by stovepipe » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:19 pm

:lol: Hi Hum,

The Cessna 208 was in the Don, on an official trial visit, to try out for what later became the GASU Defender's role. It flew with the Marchetti's camera pods and, as you've guessed, did para-dropping trials with the Rangers. As far as I know, it was the last Cessna actively touted by Pierce Cahill (who was there that day)in his position as Cessna's agent. It was in the Don for about a week.
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Post by Papa8 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:29 pm

The flying fortress pictured was on a television show just on the weekend on a programme presented by John Nicol. It is the one used in Memphis Belle. The yellow and black checker on the starboard inner engine cowling is a tribute to the key man who first put the effort in to restore the aircraft. What the clours mean exactly I don't know. Were there any questions for this picture by the way? Presume photo is of yourself as to publicly accuse anybody else of currently being portlier/hairier than they were seems dangerous.
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Post by Papa8 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:36 pm

The location of what reminds me as being a bit like an aerial topdressing aircraft was taken at 'the right-click photo / left click properties' location. But for those not wishing to spot this error it is close to a piece of airspace starting with a 'D'.
It only takes two things to fly:--- airspeed and money.

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Post by Papa8 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:41 pm

Ditto on the Lancaster. There are two ways to mask the photo's title so as to not allow us to see it. One - name is something different before putting it into a photo album online. Two - ask it to scramble your filename just before you browse for it on your computer.

Hint for the lancaster is : 'initially paddock fruit alright'
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Post by stovepipe » Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:20 pm

Hi all
that's me with Sally B.......the crop-sprayer is a Cessna Agwagon, I think, at Kilworth, around the mid-Seventies. Also present was a Cessna 150 from one of the clubs at Cork Airport. I don't think it was held at a formal airfield, though........the Lanc, of course, is at Cranfield for the PFA Rally.
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This is one of my old mounts, also at Cranfield.

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Post by stovepipe » Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:25 pm

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Hi all,

Don't see many shots of behind the scenes stuff like this. This is an IO-360-D, for a Reims Rocket, in the test cell in Baldonnel, fitted with a test club(cut-down wooden prop) for post-overhaul running-in.
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Post by stovepipe » Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:26 pm

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Hi all,
Well, this is an easy one.I selected the scramble-the-link option in P'bucket, so it should be unnamed.No cheating! Where's the heli flight taking place?

Crop dusters are crazy! I saw loads of them grounded in Florida after 9/11.

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