R.C.A.F. Stearman PT-17

Discussion in 'WW2 Museums. Events, & places to see.' started by canuck, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Well, it isn't the Lancaster but a thoughtful birthday gift nonetheless. It will have me in this lovely aircraft for a 20 minute flight on Friday at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

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  2. Pat Atkins

    Pat Atkins Patron Patron

    Well, congratulations! One of the very best memories I have is of a similar birthday gift, 15 mins in a Harvard some years ago. Spearman is supposed to be a lovely flyer, too - I think you're going to enjoy Friday...

    Cheers, Pat.
     
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  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hey Biggles - have a good time and post some photos afterwards

    TD
     
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  4. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    Hopefully the pilot will show you a loop or two. I reckon it's even better with an open cockpit.
     
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  5. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Biggles!!
    I had to look that one up. :)
     
  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Have you not read the most famous of all his books

    "Biggles flies undone"


    :lol:
    TD
     
  7. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    Groan.....

    I think I still have my copies somewhere, I was brought up on Biggles. Sound stout type that he is.
     
  8. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    I have a large number if Biggles books in my bookcase, don't think anyone reads them these days
     
  9. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Peter haven't you got the one entitled "Biggles flies undone" -

    TD
     
  10. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Oh, now I get it.
    He hangs out with Mounties, hunters and lumberjacks too.

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  11. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Get what??

    TD
     
  12. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    What you lunatic Brits have been talking about. Canada is Biggles free. :)
     
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  13. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member Patron

    Just to take the thread further off course:

     
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  14. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    If you can't already, try this one.
    Tim
     

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  15. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    good luck mate

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  16. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hey Canuck

    What happened to all the photos of you doing aerobatics, with your flies undone :-P:blush::omg:

    TD
     
  17. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Dicky,

    I had to postpone due to some bad weather and then they took the plane off line for servicing. I could have had an alternate flight in a Harvard but I'm holding out for the open cockpit experience. Look for the flight report and photos in April or May 2018.
    We have a winter to get through first!
    :D
     
  18. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Finally.
    Scheduled to go up for that flight later today. The weather is sunny, clear and 26C .
     
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  19. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Chocks away
     
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  20. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Finally Biggles flies undone

    TD
     

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