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Re: Your First Flight

Postby Saracenman » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:31 pm

struggling to remember which was the first - choice of two :p

was either to Helsinki (no idea what a/c) or more likely my one and only flight on a Lockheed Deathstar to Turin, for a skiing holiday

should have paid more attention :(

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Re: Your First Flight

Postby Dan4th » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:53 pm

Saracenman wrote:

or more likely my one and only flight on a Lockheed Deathstar to Turin, for a skiing holiday



Got you there, didn't it?

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Re: Your First Flight

Postby Saracenman » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:35 pm

and back too! =))
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Re: Your First Flight

Postby MadNaddy » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:24 pm

Saracenman wrote:struggling to remember which was the first - choice of two :p

was either to Helsinki (no idea what a/c) or more likely my one and only flight on a Lockheed Deathstar to Turin, for a skiing holiday

should have paid more attention :(

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Re: Your First Flight

Postby Mayfly » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:32 pm

Saracenman wrote:and back too! =))



hmmmmmm :))
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Re: Your First Flight

Postby MadNaddy » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:39 pm

Mayfly wrote:
Saracenman wrote:and back too! =))



hmmmmmm :))





Yes......







I'm glad about that too! :D
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Re: Your First Flight

Postby XA909 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:18 pm

We were taken for an air experience flight in an Anson when I joined the RAF Apprentices at Halton. Prior to the flight we were given a list of instructions of what to do in an emergency including bailing out.
The last line read as follows.
Should your parachute fail to open. On reaching the ground, report sick immediately.

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Re: Your First Flight

Postby Mayfly » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:33 pm

XA909 wrote:We were taken for an air experience flight in an Anson when I joined the RAF Apprentices at Halton. Prior to the flight we were given a list of instructions of what to do in an emergency including bailing out.
The last line read as follows.
Should your parachute fail to open. On reaching the ground, report sick immediately.

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=)) =)) classic
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Re: Your First Flight

Postby MadNaddy » Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:14 am

Mayfly wrote:
XA909 wrote:We were taken for an air experience flight in an Anson when I joined the RAF Apprentices at Halton. Prior to the flight we were given a list of instructions of what to do in an emergency including bailing out.
The last line read as follows.
Should your parachute fail to open. On reaching the ground, report sick immediately.

J



=)) =)) classic



What Mayfly said!! =)) =))
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Re: Your First Flight

Postby Mackrick » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:45 pm

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Re: Your First Flight

Postby Ducati Boy » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:43 am

Tangmere about 1961on ATC annual Camp. Flew in a Vickers Varsity to Gaydon a V-Bomber base at the time I think Valiants. Brilliant flight in the bomb aimers blister all to myself, what a view. :D
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Re: Your First Flight

Postby MadNaddy » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:28 pm

TUT sigh - the things some people post hey



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Re: Your First Flight

Postby Coastergirl » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:15 pm

Mine was a Qantas 747 when I was two and a half!
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Re: Your First Flight

Postby Nickolas » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:24 pm

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Re: Your First Flight

Postby Panel 10 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:22 pm

My first flight was in a converted Anson in 1962 from RAF Scampton. It was the Station Communication Aircraft better known as the pilots taxi. A mate of mine, (an Irishman named Montgomery would you believe), had broken his leg and had been moved to RAF Hospital Halton. I heard that a flight was going to Halton to take some pilots down to visit their respective pregnant wives and I managed to get the afternoon off and captains permission in order to visit my friend. It was great, a loverly sunny day light winds and a grass landing and take off from Halton. A very nice afternoon indeed. And my friend had just been transferred home for sick leave hours before so I didn't get to see him. :D \:D/
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Re: Your First Flight

Postby Jigsaw » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:32 pm

Britannia for me, January 1965 returning from Singapore.
As I was born in December '64 I don't remember it....shame :((
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Re: Your First Flight

Postby Tom.com » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:51 pm

going flying tomorrow!
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Re: Your First Flight

Postby Saracenman » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:58 pm

top man! :D

taking your camera i hope? ;)

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Re: Your First Flight

Postby Tom.com » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:11 pm

of course, will post pics

normally with two others but no-one wanted to go so I get a one on one for three hours
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Re: Your First Flight

Postby Saracenman » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:17 pm

they didn't want to go??? :-o

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Re: Your First Flight

Postby Tom.com » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:21 pm

I know, what a great chance!

here we are
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Re: Your First Flight

Postby Saracenman » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:58 pm

good one Tom.com!

nice and low too i see - any chance of some captions telling us all where/what they are please? :)

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Re: Your First Flight

Postby Mackrick » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:26 pm

Nice photos Tom looks like you enjoyed the flight.
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Re: Your First Flight

Postby RLN » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:02 pm

Nice photos Tom. You could save them for the picture guessing game.
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Re: Your First Flight

Postby Mackrick » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:24 pm

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