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Here's one for the funny rego's  --  Easy Peasy.  

Portsmouth NH approach:

Dallas approach.  

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Lovely atmosphere, ready to deploy as soon as the fog starts to lift.

 

Or bugger fog and get the f..k above it and find the hun. Must be able to fly by basic instruments naturally.

 

I do love the sweet alloy polished airless car. 

 

Could really see myself making something fun like that. Could be a lot lighter than  a normal car, make a light space frame etc. 

 

But I might also need a different country to drive it in. Would be good for the hay plains , but turbulence from a road train is a bitch.

 

I thought lemons was a racing class for $1000 cars that race?

 

I have always loved the idea of making a cyclecar with lovely alloy body. I can do the shaping and have a spare 660 cc twin bike motor.

 

Not aero but more practical. Which is still a toy.

 

 

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Lovely atmosphere, ready to deploy as soon as the fog starts to lift.

 

Or bugger fog and get the f..k above it and find the hun. Must be able to fly by basic instruments naturally.

 

I do love the sweet alloy polished airless car. 

 

Could really see myself making something fun like that. Could be a lot lighter than  a normal car, make a light space frame etc. 

 

But I might also need a different country to drive it in. Would be good for the hay plains , but turbulence from a road train is a bitch.

 

I thought lemons was a racing class for $1000 cars that race?

 

I have always loved the idea of making a cyclecar with lovely alloy body. I can do the shaping and have a spare 660 cc twin bike motor.

 

Not aero but more practical. Which is still a toy.

 

You still can build your own car in Australia; you have to get each part of the design approved by a Signatory Engineer, but you don’t have to do the crash testing like production cars do.

 

 

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He wasn't the man as portrayed by Kennith Moore. I've met him and talked to pilots who flew with him. We all had the same opinion, an arrogant bastard by anyone's standard. No people skills at all.

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Bader was a product of wartime propaganda.

And the problem with wartime propaganda is that nobody disputes their own propaganda at the time, and nobody corrects it after the event.

So it can take many years, sometimes generations, for a different story to emerge. Though it's getting much harder to make the lies stick now we all have cameras and the internet.

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He conspired with Mallory to get rid of Dowding and Park who disagreed with the Bader/Mallory Big Wing concept during the BOB. It was lucky that Dowding & Park managed to deal with this at the time or the battle may well have been lost.

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He wasn't the man as portrayed by Kennith Moore. I've met him and talked to pilots who flew with him. We all had the same opinion, an arrogant bastard by anyone's standard. No people skills at all.

 

He was arrogant, dogmatic, wrong about the utility of the Big Wing and egotistical. But he was absolutely a leader of men if the opinions of people like Dundas, Broadhurst, Holden, Turner and Johnson have any credence.

 

His near fatal accident was undoubtedly the consequence of the weaknesses in his personality, and the allegiance he received from his pilots the consequence of his strengths.

 

Extraordinary times saw the most extraordinary achievements by ordinary men and women.

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This may have been posted before - if so, sorry! But.. worth it...

cockpit-pilots.jpg

Buggah! My son picked up the conundrum - if the pilot dies with a lot of people on board, he is not confrontung his fear od dying alone!

 

I feel a little sheepish now!

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