Sorry if posted before, anyone who's interested here,s the excellent Wings series featuring our very own Captain Triggers (very clever OBD) Series 1 posted by Luey1809 and series 2 by Martin Lewis..(Plays fine here in the UK not sure if it does elsewhere?)
Stiff upper lip chaps
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.
I was stationed in England when this outstanding BBC series first aired, not but two miles from Old Warden and the farm that served as "St. Marie" in the series. I've no idea how many times during those years that I made the short hop over to Biggleswade to enjoy the fantastic Shuttleworth Collection. In fact, I've just now found the following random bit of film online from the October 1976 Flying Day, which was one of several I attended at that location. What are the odds, eh? And notice a familiar "Wings" plane there starting at the 7:50 mark?
Three RFC Brass Hats were strolling down a street in London. Two walked into a bar, the third one ducked. _________________________________________________________________________
Former Cold War Warrior, USAF Security Service 1974-1978, E-4, Morse Systems Intercept, England, Europe, and points above. "pippy-pahpah-pippy pah-pip-pah"
Fantastic film Lou thanks for posting, that first aircraft was a strange one, half hangglider half aircraft, it could certainly fly though.
The Longhorn, trained many an ace that did.
Thanks again I enjoyed that.
"A great deal of an aeroplane could be holed without affecting its ability to fly. Wings and fuselage could be—and often were—pierced in 50 places, missing the occupants by inches (blissfully unaware of how close it had come until they returned to base). Then the sailmaker would carefully cover each hole with a square inch of Irish linen frayed at the edges and with a brushful of dope make our aircraft 'serviceable' again within an hour."