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Old 03-09-22, 02:31
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Default A very fun day

My daughter arranged a flight for me in the CWM Tiger Moth, a BCATP staple. I made good today.

Once I expressed an interest in the mechanics of it I got a cowl off tour of the engine.

Well, just wow!!!
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Old 04-09-22, 03:56
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Now there's a 'cat that got the cream'
Very envious Bruce.
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Old 04-09-22, 04:16
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Now there's a 'cat that got the cream'
Very envious Bruce.
Yes indeed.

Daughter says I'm hard to buy for (Christmas and birthdays) to which I'm now saying arranged flights in vintage aircraft is something she might consider going forward.

A flight in the CWHM Lancaster is $3,600 which, yes is a once in a lifetime 'bucket list' item, but also about the same estimate I figure I need to finish up my Chev HUW. Wife says choose one or the other.....


Oh, and my Moth pilot (an otherwise Airbus pilot) referred to the Tiger Moths as 'almost an ultra lite'. That slight notwithstanding we did get along and he did express interest in a Bren carrier ride.
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Old 05-09-22, 01:57
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It's a great experience and even better on a warm day. Did your pilot show you a slide slip to reduce speed before landing? I've only had one Tiger Moth flight but it was memorable.
The inverted Gypsy engine is interesting too - an unmistakable sound.

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My daughter arranged a flight for me in the CWM Tiger Moth, a BCATP staple. I made good today.

Once I expressed an interest in the mechanics of it I got a cowl off tour of the engine.

Well, just wow!!!
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