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Old 30 Apr 2015, 12:28 (Ref:3532150)   #751
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Colin's right, way things are going there will eventually be less red tape involved if flying across Europe rather than driving!

Don't you believe it, Mike, just ask the Private Pilot community
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Old 30 Apr 2015, 12:37 (Ref:3532156)   #752
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..... Also love the Tucano turboprop trainer- just a modern interpretation of a WW2 fighter to me.
2 things about the Tucano:

1. It wasn't the aircraft that the RAF wanted, they originally chose the Swiss Pilatus PC9 but we're over ruled by the Politicians who wanted to secure jobs in N Ireland (the Tucano being built under licence by Shorts)
2. To save money the MOD specified that they remove the hard points for weapons, but the re-design cost money and when Afghanistan happened and the RAF wanted to consider deploying them a s a cheap and cheerful counter insurgency aircraft they couldn't because..... They didn't have the hard points and it would cost too much to re-engineer them back in.
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Old 30 Apr 2015, 12:56 (Ref:3532162)   #753
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Don't you believe it, Mike, just ask the Private Pilot community
I know, but we can manipulate the facts to fit the discussion!

The Tucano story sounds typical of MoD.......
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Old 30 Apr 2015, 13:07 (Ref:3532167)   #754
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Like Question time.

Have you been talking to the TV again?
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Old 30 Apr 2015, 16:57 (Ref:3532241)   #755
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Most will probably be aware of this but just in case - if you intend hiring a hire abroad after 8th June 2015 note the driving licence (paper counterpart) changes mentioned in the BBC link below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32481382

Thankfully, it won't apply to those of us who still have the old style non-photo licence.
Some years ago a friend tried to hire a car using a UK plastic driving licence and was told that he needed the paper one because the plastic one did not show any offences (e.g. whether it is valid or not!).

Of course that was in the UK and not abroad - until now most other countries assumed that possession of a driving licence meant you weren't banned since they tend to physically relieve you of them when you are banned and insist on you having it when driving.

So you should all be grateful that some British bureaucrat has informed the foreign ones of the situation!!
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Old 30 Apr 2015, 18:09 (Ref:3532266)   #756
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Colin's right, way things are going there will eventually be less red tape involved if flying across Europe rather than driving!

Iain, there could be another reason why you can now consume a whole Mallory brekkie- your capacity to do so has increased. One word- seatbelts!

Hmmm well I tested a FJ Gemini today as well and for the very first time , apart from when I drive with a very good mate of mine who is a stick insect I had to slacken the lap belt.
Here is the latest Delta build. ; ;

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Old 30 Apr 2015, 18:13 (Ref:3532268)   #757
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Old 30 Apr 2015, 19:02 (Ref:3532297)   #758
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Attachment 44943 We were well chuffed when asked at the track if this car was one of the Million Pound Heritage E Types.
Very pretty! And a Delta E must be far less common than those Heritage ones, so could be worth more....
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Old 1 May 2015, 05:34 (Ref:3532420)   #759
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Old 1 May 2015, 09:11 (Ref:3532446)   #760
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Just walked past a shop selling "Children's quality shoes". So is that "Children's quality" shoes or Children's "quality shoes"? If the former then surely equal rights people need to be told.....

Good luck and safe racing to any tenthers at Donington this weekend. Now looks like worst rain will be during Saturday night. If so- jammy buggers!
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Seeing as this is a motorracing forum and it seems we've been talking about aeroplanes ... time to join the dots ... did you know that a Tucano force-landed on the track at Silverstone ? If i recall correctly, on the section after Stowe, but before Vale and all that modern nonsense - to be fair it was some time ago!
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Seeing as this is a motorracing forum and it seems we've been talking about aeroplanes ... time to join the dots ... did you know that a Tucano force-landed on the track at Silverstone ? If i recall correctly, on the section after Stowe, but before Vale and all that modern nonsense - to be fair it was some time ago!
Oh for the days when Silverstone had a Fly In of vintage planes during the "Classic" weekend.

Now they are restricted to helicopters. Some of those may be old but hardly vintage.
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Oh for the days when Silverstone had a Fly In of vintage planes during the "Classic" weekend.

Now they are restricted to helicopters. Some of those may be old but hardly vintage.
And when F1 drivers and team principals would fly in to Silverstone in their private planes. And, certainly when I raced there in the sixties, you could apply to the CoC to conduct straight line testing on the runway between practice and your race. Life was so easy in those respects back then.
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Attachment 44943 We were well chuffed when asked at the track if this car was one of the Million Pound Heritage E Types.
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Seeing as this is a motorracing forum and it seems we've been talking about aeroplanes ... time to join the dots ... did you know that a Tucano force-landed on the track at Silverstone ? If i recall correctly, on the section after Stowe, but before Vale and all that modern nonsense - to be fair it was some time ago!
Anything goes in tea break! I can remember planes flying into Snetterton, but obviously old airfield circuits had an advantage in that respect! So now, apart from Goody and Croft, which other UK circuits can you fly into with a fixed wing machine?
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