Aeroplane Monthly 1976-10
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Taken in the mid-1960s, shows the Boeing B-17G of the Planes of Fame collection, piloted by Don Lykins, during a one-wheel touch-and-go landing for the camera.
A Curtiss P-40N Warhawk belonging to the Confederate Air Force, resplendent in Chinese Nationalist Air Force insignia.
The photograph show how removal of the fuselage fuel tank made room for a passenger beneath the Mustang's generous canopy.
The photograph show how removal of the fuselage fuel tank made room for a passenger beneath the Mustang's generous canopy.
Messerschmitt Me 163B-1a Komet
Fairey Swordfish No 823 Squadron HMS Glorious 1937
Short S.25 Sandringham 4 VP-LVE Southern Cross arrived at Foynes, Ireland, on July 8, 1976, for a prolonged stay in the UK.
Owned by Antilles Air Boats and based in the Virgin Islands, the boat was flown in by Capt Charles Blair, accompanied by his wife, Maureen O’Hara. The Sandringham arrived over Studland Bay, Dorset, on July 23, 1976, but owing to difficult seas it was unable to land there and put down at nearby Poole Harbour for the night.
The following day it positioned at Studland, where it commenced a programme of passenger flights. Trips were offered to the public at ?15 per head, and flights overflew the old seaplane bases at Calshot and Cowes. One visitor to the flight deck was former flying boat captain Bill Craig, who last flew boats 30 years ago (photo). The pleasure flights were arranged by M. M. Aviation in support of the Air Training Corps and aircraft preservation interests.
During the night of July 26, 1976 vandals removed an inspection panel from the starboard tip float. Choppy seas filled the float, causing the boat to list badly to starboard (photo), and it had to be towed to the calmer, shallower waters of Poole where the float was pumped dry and flying resumed. Unfortunately all of Friday’s flights had to be cancelled.