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  1. Beautiful high flying view. Some excellent sky and water too.
  2. Magnificent dreamy shots. Great colourful hazy sky and a wonderful old plane.
  3. A Foster Wickner Wicko to be precise, no I had never heard of one either. G-AFJB was built in 1938 and of the 10 Wickos made it is the only survivor. 1. Here we are at Goodwood ready for a short flight to Shoreham. 2. Passing the control tower it is a pleasant but breezy day. 3. Trundling down 28, almost airborne. 4. 5. Glorious Goodwood and a change of plans. Today I will follow the South Downs instead of the normal coastal flight. 6. The River Arun and the town of Arundel. 7. On the outskirts of Worthing and the Hill Barn Golf Club. 8. Too busy looking at the scenery, we are there already. 9. Turning to land on rwy 02. 10. A nice smooth landing and having a rest before the next flight. A joy to fly and a very resilient plane, apparently it survived falling 80ft off a cliff, not only the Hilux that is unbreakable! Here is a link for the Wicko if you are interested. Being an FS9 plane I am very pleased that this works in both FSX and P3Dv2.4 the latter using that tool! http://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib.php?searchid=54339683
  4. Highly immersive set of caps Adam. The mountains and valleys are an exciting place to explore around here. I like the colours on the arrow even if it would be hard for a spotter to read off the tail rego!
  5. Another of the famous British heavy bombers of WW2 was the Halifax. It is seen here on a flight out of Coffs Harbour. 1. Originally the HP.56 was designed as a twin engine bomber using the RR Vulture. 2. With the failure of the Vulture the HP.57 Halifax was redesigned around 4 Merlins and 100 were ordered off the drawing board as it showed great potential. 3. It first flew in October 1939, the original planes having triangular shape tail fins. 4. 13,000 lbs of bombs could be carried. 5. Halifaxes were built by Handley Page, English Electric, The Rootes Group, Fairey Aviation and the London Aircraft Production Group 6. 6178 were produced up to April 1945 and at peak production one Halifax was coming off the production line every hour. 7. Design changes included more powerful Merlin engines eventually being replaced by the Bristol Hercules in 1943. The tail fin as shown here, replaced the triangular one to solve rudder stall problems. 8. As with the Stirling, the bomb bay could not accommodate the 4000 Cookie bombs so the Halifax became a second choice bomber to the Lancaster. They were relegated to other theatres such as Italy and North Africa. 9. The Halifax was a highy useful transport plane and glider tug. They were widely used by SOE dropping agents and supplies into occupied Europe. 10. Other roles were reconnaissance, meteorological and anti submarine duties with Coastal Command. The Halifax was named after the town in West Yorkshire.
  6. Great shots of a beaut little plane, I like the worn interior too.
  7. Beautiful views of the Tri Pacer and a couple of excellent water shots at the end.
  8. Wonderful shadows in this set. I like the islander too.
  9. Excellent shot, great angle.
  10. Wonderful shot of an amazing plane. Had an incredible safety record for it's era, no lives lost in it's civilian flying career.
  11. Even more I hope you have your Skymaster's de ice set.
  12. Love the PA-28T, great shot of it. Same here John, people leaving screenies keep jogging my memory.
  13. It is a very long flight but you are getting some great shots on the way.
  14. Beautiful shots of a great plane There are a few of us that are patiently waiting for OLC Asia. However South America and Africa are next in OLC so I can hardly wait to see those Continents transformed out of all recognition. The difference OLC made in Central America is astounding
  15. I had the feeling that this would interest you Adam. It works a treat in FSX. I have read they flew nose down like the Whitley but I don't know how accurate the angle is in FSX. I was wondering if it would land but as soon as I dropped the wheels and flaps it flew level and I was able to land really well. I have just got it going in P3Dv2.4 but the glass is not clear. Maybe you can try P3Dv3 and see how you go. In the past I have spoken to people who flew the Lancaster and Halifax but never any one who was in a Stirling. They were a very useful plane especially for glider towing. Ironic that that the designers never allowed for larger bombs like The Cookie but it was useful in towing, something else they would never have thought of in the 1930s. I think this is where I got it from, it was only yesterday but I have forgotten already. The file name should read s29_v5 http://simviation.com/1/search?submit=1&keywords=STIRLING&x=0&y=0