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  • Spitfire maiden flight re-enacted

    From the BBC, look at photos

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...re/4775726.stm

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/4776986.stm

    Last edited by Trooper; 6 March 2006, 10:10.

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    A beauty to behold.
    If you have to do it, you always have to do it right. Either it makes a difference, or it’s good practice so that when it does make a difference, it gets done right.

    -Me.

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    • #3
      Young mastermind to view Spitfire fly-past

      From:ireland.com
      Wednesday, 8th March, 2006


      One of the most famous aircraft of all time, a Spitfire fighter, will take to the skies today 45 years after it was retired from the Irish Air Corps.

      The plane, which became famous for its role in the Battle of Britain, was rebuilt and painted in Air Corps colours of the 1950s. It will preform a fly-past of Baldonnel Air Corps base in Co Dublin.

      The Air Corps has invited Domhnall Ryan (11) from Knocklyon in Dublin, to meet some of the planes' former pilots and see a Spitfire flying for the first time.

      Domhnall claimed the prestigious BBC Junior Mastermind 2006title last week — with Spitfire as his specialist subject.

      The Spitfire, Irish Air Corps Number 161, was one of several fighter planes sent to Ireland in the 1950s. Pilots - now aged between 65 and 90 - who flew the Spitfire in the past and trained others to fly it are also due to visit it again at Baldonnel.

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      • #4
        When?

        anyone willing to meet up at a close-by Statoil garage with binoculars.....?
        If you have to do it, you always have to do it right. Either it makes a difference, or it’s good practice so that when it does make a difference, it gets done right.

        -Me.

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        • #5
          From:ireland.com
          Wednesday, 8th March, 2006

          One of the most famous aircraft of all time, a Spitfire fighter, will take to the skies today 45 years after it was retired from the Irish Air Corps.

          Looks like we missed it - would have like to seen the Irish Air Corp Spitfire in flight myself

          Is it planned to be at the AirShow in Galway?
          I went into an Italian restaurant and ordered dessert and they gave me tiramisu and a blindfolded horse and I said No, I said mask a pony (mascarpone)

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          • #6
            It didn't make it over as far as I know.

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            • #7
              It did make it over. It flew over my house this morning at about twelve o clock.

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              • #8
                Pitty it was due yesterday :wink:

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                • #9
                  It landed at 12.45 today after an amazing display. Oh my, what a sound, what a sight.

                  Fantastic.

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                  • #10
                    *grumble*

                    I saw it at altitude over the college, bloody traffic on the Belgard Road made sure I missed it on my lunch!

                    stupid road............

                    *throws toys from pram*

                    Actually, it was really weird, I was reading this very thread and thinking about it just when I heard her outside, ran to the window and spotted her.

                    Don't suppose she stayed the night?
                    Last edited by Slacker; 9 March 2006, 19:00.
                    If you have to do it, you always have to do it right. Either it makes a difference, or it’s good practice so that when it does make a difference, it gets done right.

                    -Me.

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                    • #11
                      Sky News Ireland just ran a long piece on it, great pics from the Don today.

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                      • #12
                        The Spitfire was there for the commissioning ceremony yesterday, on which note congratulations should be extended to one of the new officers, who had a passing familiarity with this section of IMO for some time.
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                        With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

                        Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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                        • #13
                          The Spitfire and spot the Tucano as well, phone pics taken by someone else.
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