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Chocks away! Tally Ho!

Article about: Here's a couple of pics of my Grandads Tiger Moths and a pic of one my dad crashed near Cunderdin in the wheat belt area of Western Australia. My dad got a blood nose from this crash but my

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    Default Chocks away! Tally Ho!

    Just had an amazing afternoon at Netherthorpe Airfield flying in a WW2 Tiger Moth!

    An incredible experience !

    Nick
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    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Wow, very cool, Nick!

    Thank you for sharing.

    Cheers!
    Taka

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    Nick , you just joined the twenty minuters !!
    REGARDS AL

    We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
    Always a little further : it may be
    Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
    Across that angry or that glimmering sea...

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    I'm glad the weather held out for you mate!! It is a blast isn't it. I hope you did not pull to hard on that control column, they are rather sensitive these moth's aren't they?? All the best from a fellow(moth) "flyer!" Leon.Click image for larger version. 

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    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    A few more pics
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    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    I'm glad the weather held out for you mate!! It is a blast isn't it. I hope you did not pull to hard on that control column, they are rather sensitive these moth's aren't they?? All the best from a fellow(moth) "flyer!" Leon.Click image for larger version. 

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    I didn't realise they had no brakes until we were coming in to land and the pilot told me!!

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Nice stuff, Gents!

    Like the cloudy "Battle of Britain" look.

    Cheers!
    Taka

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    That moth looks great in it's cammo garb Nick, did they give you a little history of the aircraft, the one I flew was an old RAF trainer used in the war, but then again most were! Maybe we should start a Moth flyers club thread!! Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Quote by FALLSCHIRMJAGER View Post
    That moth looks great in it's cammo garb Nick, did they give you a little history of the aircraft, the one I flew was an old RAF trainer used in the war, but then again most were! Maybe we should start a Moth flyers thread!! Leon.
    Yes Leon, they did. It was used to search for (and bomb!) U Boats in the Irish sea.However it didn't claim any trophies

    The airfield was home to Blenheims in the war and had its own interesting history

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Bomb U-boats!!, that must have been hard work for the Moth, I bet they could only lift a pound of cheese and an old sock to bung at the Reich!! The instructor I flew with said the Aussies still have over 200 of these beauties flying, mainly as crop sprayers! What a great way to kill bugs! Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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