Cockpitfest 2011

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  1. Geedee

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    Yup. its that time of year again when cockpiteers from around the UK swarm into Newark air Museum for a weekend of 'plane' p*rn.

    I'm packing up mt '51 tomorrow morning and driving up for a relaxing weekend of bimbling around the aerojumble, catching up with mates and seeing what they've been up to, having a few beers...Spitfire of course !!... and generally ending up hoarse from all the talking :D

    So...whats going to be there ?..... clicky here to find out ! ... Newark Air Museum Archive

    Anybody going, please do stop and have a chat with Tony (rocketeer) and meself, love to see you guys.

    And weather permitting, there will be pccies early next week.
     
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    Great stuff Gary, have a good time!

    ...and can I make a request? Would love to see any pics of the Canberra, Venom and Typhoon cockpits, and Stirling panels you could manage..!

    Cheers!
    Evan
     
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    Have a great weekend gary (and Tony). I had planned to go, but thought it was next weekend - b*gg*r !!
     
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    I'd be there if flights to the UK were free. But have a blast!
     
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    Well, that was a tiring weekend !. Started off well until around 45 miles from Newark when a barn caught fire and the resultant mess closed the road...for over an hour and twenty minutes (with no where to turn off !. There were 7 fire appliances, 4 ambulances, 6 unmarked Police cars and the police helicopter in attendance !.
    Weather wa forecast to be pretty miserable for the weekend... and it almost lived up to it.
    First lot of shots are a some general aerojumble views. Not as big as last years if I remember correctly but still had a few gems hidden around. Did I buy anything ?.... errr, nope....probably on account of me spending all my money on fuel to get to the event in the first place (did 395 miles and used £110 worth of deisel !)
     

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    This is the Tempest. Obviously a work in progress but its going to be a very impressive sight when complete !
     

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    Next in-line was this Jaguar. Never did get the chance to get the inside shots as there was always a queue of people waiting to get to sit inside her
     

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    Then we have the Scimitar. Very well turned out and also very popular with the visiting public
     

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    And on to the first of the Hunters
     

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    Closely followed by another Hunter
     

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    And on to the first of the 'Frightnings'
     

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    Which was spookily enough, parked next to another one of the same breed
     

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    And then we get to the first of the WW2 birds. The P63. she was mounted on a copy of the trolleys used in the factory (the only difference being that the guys had made a solid top for the display, in the War, the trolley had a hole in the top so the workers could get insdie !)
     

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    Next up is the Jetstream
     

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    And a rather unusual shape in the Bolton Paul Balliol !
     

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    Right next door to the Balliol was the first of the Canberra's
     

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    #17 Geedee, Jun 20, 2011
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    And on to the Venom
     

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    And Sea Hawk
     

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    Then its time to start on some of the bigger 'pits, like this Tornado. It big !
     

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    And then onto a slightly bigger one, the Phantom. Actually its not big...its bl**dy huge !
     

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