For aviation enthusiasts - Vulcan + Spitfire

A place to chat about non railway items. Please observe the forum rules!
User avatar
teedoubleudee
Posts: 277
Joined: Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:53 pm
Location: Downham Market
Contact:

For aviation enthusiasts - Vulcan + Spitfire

#1

Post by teedoubleudee » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:43 pm

Interesting perspective of a spitfire as seen from the vulcan's bomb bay. As a founder member of VTST my name is on one of those lists stuck on the inside of bomb bay doors, though I can't quite read it in the video :D

Note the video looks very dark to start with as bomb bay doors are closed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9BhdEO ... bf5e7c87b2
Most people are shocked when they find out how bad I am as an electrician

User avatar
RogerB
Site Admin
Posts: 855
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:17 pm
Location: Dorset
Contact:

Re: For aviation enthusiasts - Vulcan + Spitfire

#2

Post by RogerB » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:59 pm

Great video - didn't have time to read any names.

This Silver Spitfire a "pilot's everest" is going to be something isn't it?

R-
Not sure if I have plenty of time on my hands - or I’ve simply forgotten to do something really important.

User avatar
Walkingthedog
Posts: 1426
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:51 pm
Location: HAZLEMERE, BUCKS.
Contact:

Re: For aviation enthusiasts - Vulcan + Spitfire

#3

Post by Walkingthedog » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:19 pm

My name is also on there. Paid a subscription from day 1. Worth every penny.

Thank you for the link TWD.
Last edited by Walkingthedog on Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Nurse, the screens!

User avatar
Walkingthedog
Posts: 1426
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:51 pm
Location: HAZLEMERE, BUCKS.
Contact:

Re: For aviation enthusiasts - Vulcan + Spitfire

#4

Post by Walkingthedog » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:22 pm

Spitfire is amazing.


Image
Nurse, the screens!

User avatar
bulleidboy
Posts: 462
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:30 pm
Location: Basingstoke, Hants
Contact:

Re: For aviation enthusiasts - Vulcan + Spitfire

#5

Post by bulleidboy » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:40 pm

Great pictures and video clip - the Spitfire in the video looked like a Mk9 - twin cockpit?
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

User avatar
Walkingthedog
Posts: 1426
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:51 pm
Location: HAZLEMERE, BUCKS.
Contact:

Re: For aviation enthusiasts - Vulcan + Spitfire

#6

Post by Walkingthedog » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:50 pm

The silver Spit is not the one in the video, it’s the one Roger mentioned.
Nurse, the screens!

User avatar
RogerB
Site Admin
Posts: 855
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:17 pm
Location: Dorset
Contact:

Re: For aviation enthusiasts - Vulcan + Spitfire

#7

Post by RogerB » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:18 pm

Took a while - here are details.

https://www.silverspitfire.com/

R-
Not sure if I have plenty of time on my hands - or I’ve simply forgotten to do something really important.

User avatar
RAF96
Posts: 184
Joined: Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:33 am
Location: Dereham, Norfolk, UK
Contact:

Re: For aviation enthusiasts - Vulcan + Spitfire

#8

Post by RAF96 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:50 am

In a former life we ‘erks’ had to polish the airframes after every flight using Wadpol - an industrial sized tin of Duraglit. This practice was eventually stopped as it was found to be wearing away the aluminium to the point of being structurally unsound.

My favourite Spitfire is the other silver one with the bubble canopy...
https://images.app.goo.gl/923aobQ9fdopbDcX9

Or if your budget doesn’t run to a Supermarine one then you could build this one...
https://images.app.goo.gl/diAENY2CYaBYvgu5A

User avatar
Walkingthedog
Posts: 1426
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:51 pm
Location: HAZLEMERE, BUCKS.
Contact:

Re: For aviation enthusiasts - Vulcan + Spitfire

#9

Post by Walkingthedog » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:29 pm

That is a great colour scheme Rob, but unfortunately it looks like this now.


Image
Nurse, the screens!

User avatar
bulleidboy
Posts: 462
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:30 pm
Location: Basingstoke, Hants
Contact:

Re: For aviation enthusiasts - Vulcan + Spitfire

#10

Post by bulleidboy » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:12 am

The Silver Spitfire leaves Goodwood at 1.30pm today. It would appear its callsign is G-IRTY (its reg.) - should be able to follow on Flightradar24?
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests