FLYING THE PROVOST

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  1. FLYBOYJ

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    I've been in California doing my yearly side work. Got to do some work on a Provost - after a condition inspection was completed we flew her around. I had the plane the whole flight and she was a delight to fly. Good aileron authority, lots of "pep" when compared to the L-29 and a lot more maneuverable. Shot the ILS at Palmdale, went back to Fox Field, low approach and landing. A very easy jet to fly, I wish I could own one.

    I hope to be back in Denver Sat. Take care....
     

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    Very cool Joe! Your one lucky SOB!
     
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    Certainly is! Good stuff Joe.
     
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    Very cool. I bet that was blast!
     
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    Very, very nice! Could two chubby pilots be comfortable in a Provost?
    What's the operating cost per hour (I know, if you have to ask, you can't
    afford one...)
     
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    You get to have all the fun, Joe! 8) Great stuff.
     
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    I am curious. What is the zig zagging structure on the inside top of the canopy?
     
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    I didnt know there were any flying over there....
    I've sat in a few but never got to fly in one
    Good on you....keep 'em going !
     
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    Its detonation chord which shatters the canopy on ejection...many RAF jets have them.
     
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    For interest....taken at RAF Waddington airshow 2006
     

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    Thanks guys - she burns about 100 gallons an hour - and for my frineds in the UK - note the RAF flight suit!!! My new standard!
     
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    Crashgate - that Provost has some major tankage there! Mind if I copy the photo and send it to my friend?
     
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    thats awesome!
     
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    Used to see them training in the Welsh hills at very low level. More than once you could see them throw off a 'proper' fighter with a low late turn down a different valley.

    Lucky man.
     
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    Of course.....no problem
    That Provost is privately owned....I'll try to find out more
     
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    Another view...same day (on close inspection,looks like a nice young lady sat there)
     

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    >>I've been in California doing my yearly side work.

    cool..

    Free lunch in Fresno!
     
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    Oh look.......just found another one.
    A bit less tankage,but nice colour scheme (Waddington 2006)
     

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    Man look at those antennas! What are all they?
     
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    hehehe..... didn't get up that far, maybe next time!!!!
     
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