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ATAG_Laser
Feb-12-2017, 10:07
But at £2750 it isn't cheap. Better start saving :)

http://www.classic-wings.co.uk/fly-in-a-spitfire/

https://www.facebook.com/ClassicWingsUK/videos/1366002240146963/

ATAG_Vampire
Feb-12-2017, 17:01
Thanks for posting lase interesting for sure.

30 mins Flight for nearly £3000 would certainly empty my 'piggy bank'. Oh well one can dream. :thumbsup:

~S~ :salute:

farley
Feb-12-2017, 19:53
If i had the money for something "frivolous", i think this would be a huge thrill, and for me, very moving.
Just to actually be in the air in a Spitfire (or any of the warbirds actually) and to feel/imagine even the tiniest bit of what it must have been like for the young men who lived and died in them during the war, and to let the history seep in during the flight, would be quite an experience.

I'd certainly rather do a half hour of that than lie on a hot beach for a week somewhere.

ATAG_Highseas
Feb-13-2017, 06:56
I'd certainly rather do a half hour of that than lie on a hot beach for a week somewhere.

Ask if they do trips over Tobruk... you could bail out and do a bit of both.

ATAG_Snapper
Feb-13-2017, 09:12
Ten years ago at a local air show I signed up for a 20 minute ride in a Harvard. Not quite a Spitfire :P but...it was a thrill nonetheless. Once aloft the pilot let me do a couple of very uncoordinated turns, plus when he took back control he did a wingover as we briefly attacked a barn down below. Very cool and it cost a bit less, about $120 CDN on my Visa card IIRC.

Lewis documented a Tiger Moth flight here, once, as well. :thumbsup:

ATAG_Highseas
Feb-13-2017, 10:28
Lewis documented a Tiger Moth flight here, once, as well. :thumbsup:

yeah.. seen that... very cool !

ATAG_Lewis
Feb-13-2017, 11:09
Much as I love Spits the £90 for this 13 minute adventure was by far more worth it...in an older aircraft too...

Also my house is one of the 6 in a row that just start to get obscured by the wheel at 5.45...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLbsPY0qElA&t=550s

Basha
Feb-13-2017, 11:59
Something my family all chipped in to get me this for a Christmas present as i am a pain to buy for so they thought hes got to love this, i am booked up for the summer .

http://goactionstations.co.uk/product-category/fly-with-a-spitfire/

I get to sit in the Spitty cockpit after also and have a chat with the pilot :salute:

ATAG_Snapper
Feb-13-2017, 12:37
Something my family all chipped in to get me this for a Christmas present as i am a pain to buy for so they thought hes got to love this, i am booked up for the summer .

http://goactionstations.co.uk/product-category/fly-with-a-spitfire/

I get to sit in the Spitty cockpit after also and have a chat with the pilot :salute:

Somebody sent this man eight Go Pro cameras with suction cup attachments! LOL

ATAG_Laser
Feb-13-2017, 14:16
Much as I love Spits the £90 for this 13 minute adventure was by far more worth it...in an older aircraft too...

Also my house is one of the 6 in a row that just start to get obscured by the wheel at 5.45...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLbsPY0qElA&t=550s

That looks awesome Lew :thumbsup:

Classic wings also offer a Tiger moth experience from £129, and you get to take the controls too, http://www.classic-wings.co.uk/tiger-moth-flights/

The best flight that I have ever done was a 30 min helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon in 2011 which was fantastic, and such an adrenaline rush, but a flight in a Spitfire has to be the ultimate, although way out of my price range right now.

Who knows, if work picks up and I can get some overtime in between now and July, I could always incorporate a Tiger Moth flight into my trip to Duxford for Legends in July :thumbsup:

ATAG_Highseas
Feb-13-2017, 15:51
I can do you £75 an hour if you want to be co-pilot, or if you want to take controls it's £150 an hour plus a deposit of £5,000 (full returnable)

26749

or we can go by jet

26751

Yeah I know... she looks just like me !

DerDa
Feb-13-2017, 15:52
with 2.200 Euros the P 51 is a bit cheaper.
http://vintage.flights/

as far as I know, no prices are known yet for the BF 109 G 12
http://hangar10.de/news/358-bf109g12

There is a lot to do gentlemen :):):)

ATAG_Highseas
Feb-13-2017, 16:08
OK OK...

I can do £65 but I can't go any lower than that.

ok... £50... but that my final offer. take it or leave it.

OK

£45

DerDa
Feb-13-2017, 16:26
OK OK...

I can do £65 but I can't go any lower than that.

ok... £50... but that my final offer. take it or leave it.

OK

£45

Actually I would really like a ride in that Spit.
Lets just talk about the price:
What about 500 ml of best German craftsmanship
http://www.bierclub.net/bilder_bier/2952_2011-11-12_Eichbaum_Feuerio_Tropfen.jpg
With 8% of alcohol this is the equivalent of 100 octane fuel!

Oh well, I would even offer an imperial pint, because its you.

TWC_SLAG
Feb-13-2017, 18:27
But at £2750 it isn't cheap. Better start saving :)

http://www.classic-wings.co.uk/fly-in-a-spitfire/

https://www.facebook.com/ClassicWingsUK/videos/1366002240146963/

Reading the fine print, I didn't see anything about dual controls, just dual seats. I would need to be able to FLY it for that price. Then again, maybe just flying in it would be thrill enough.

ATAG_((dB))
Feb-14-2017, 01:37
In Biggin Hill those guys are a little cheaper

https://flyaspitfire.com/?gclid=CjwKEAiAz4XFBRCW87vj6-28uFMSJAAHeGZbBxGjP3KXBJj5-p416AzrnK7XowwwVylelsU3nkafUBoCVUvw_wcB

If you wonder if they have dual control they do, they also have a mini museum in the hangar with Hurricane, Jeeps, other MK Spit and they building a 109.

Nice guys and very pro :thumbsup:

RAF74_Buzzsaw
Feb-14-2017, 03:40
In my opinion, if you want to experience flying an aircraft which has the 'feel' of a WWII fighter, the best bet is the T-6 Texan/Harvard.

This was the advanced trainer for both the US and RAF throughout most of WWII. It was an aircraft which had most of the controls of a WWII front line fighter, but with a top speed of approx. 200 mph. It had very similar maneuver parameters and stall behaviour... it was designed to allow training pilots to transition.

There are many companys which offer flights in these aircraft... usually for under $1000 U.S.

The instructor takes the 'hero for a day' through aerobatic training.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic2e76i4508

ATAG_Highseas
Feb-14-2017, 03:49
Actually I would really like a ride in that Spit.
Lets just talk about the price:
What about 500 ml of best German craftsmanship
http://www.bierclub.net/bilder_bier/2952_2011-11-12_Eichbaum_Feuerio_Tropfen.jpg
With 8% of alcohol this is the equivalent of 100 octane fuel!

Oh well, I would even offer an imperial pint, because its you.

I tend to run it on this when in Germany

26757

It's low octane... but if you mix it with Korn.... or better still killepitsch... :dthumb:

III./ZG76_Saipan
Feb-14-2017, 06:37
In my opinion, if you want to experience flying an aircraft which has the 'feel' of a WWII fighter, the best bet is the T-6 Texan/Harvard.

This was the advanced trainer for both the US and RAF throughout most of WWII. It was an aircraft which had most of the controls of a WWII front line fighter, but with a top speed of approx. 200 mph. It had very similar maneuver parameters and stall behaviour... it was designed to allow training pilots to transition.

There are many companys which offer flights in these aircraft... usually for under $1000 U.S.

The instructor takes the 'hero for a day' through aerobatic training.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic2e76i4508

fun fact: they were used in tora tora tora as stand in's for kates.

ATAG_Marlow
Feb-14-2017, 07:55
[QUOTE=ATAG_Lewis;255875]Much as I love Spits the £90 for this 13 minute adventure was by far more worth it...in an older aircraft too...

Also my house is one of the 6 in a row that just start to get obscured by the wheel at 5.45...

...Ha ha! I spotted Lew's House! It was the one being bombed by the JU 88....................!!!!!! LOL! Just remember, Lew'...it's all about the fun! :thumbsup:

ATAG_Marlow
Feb-14-2017, 08:00
I can do you £75 an hour if you want to be co-pilot, or if you want to take controls it's £150 an hour plus a deposit of £5,000 (full returnable)

26749

or we can go by jet

26751

Yeah I know... she looks just like me !

GORDON BENNET, Lase! Judging by Seas' antics in that Blennie last night you'd best take a parachute......and NOT one of Hilda's 'Lasers parachute failed to deploy' duff one's! Ha ha! :thumbsup:

ATAG_Highseas
Feb-14-2017, 09:47
GORDON BENNET, Lase! Judging by Seas' antics in that Blennie last night you'd best take a parachute......

I only crashed twice because you buggers gallantly left me behind !!... and I got shot up first !

I should get a medal. Or rather my family should. Something to remember me by while they scratch all your names into their arms with an ice pick. :-P

ATAG_Vampire
Feb-14-2017, 10:42
You were awarded an immediate DFC after getting the 'chop' on the first sortie.

Then you decided to spawn at Gravesend whilst everyone else spawned in at Eastchurch.........went some convoluted route across southern England........failed to catch up with your Flight........and then decided to get shot down!

Immediate DFC recinded. :thumbsup:

~S~ :salute:

ATAG_Highseas
Feb-14-2017, 10:56
You were awarded an immediate DFC after getting the 'chop' on the first sortie.

Then you decided to spawn at Gravesend whilst everyone else spawned in at Eastchurch.........went some convoluted route across southern England........failed to catch up with your Flight........and then decided to get shot down!

Immediate DFC recinded. :thumbsup:

~S~ :salute:

WHAT ?!

OUTRAGEOUS slander !!!

I heroically navigated all on my todd from (admittedly my accidental spawn airfield, oopise !) from where you said you were at that moment to where I figured you should have been when I got there... and there you were... Intercepted quite spectacularly even if I do say so myself (which incidentally... I do !!).

That's my Navigation 2nd class badge in the bag sonny-me-lad-o... As well you know !!



Dear everyone else:

I've noticed that Vamps is a bit of a rotter actually.

I'm keeping a log though. :thumbsup:

Entry #43 13 Feb 2017 - 22:48 - PO Vamps slightly standoffish, will let it pass on this ocasion, Note to self, keep and eye out for that sort of thing
Entry #44 14 Feb 2014 - 15:42 - PO Vamps records alernative facts of AAR dated 13 Feb 2017

that sort of thing... :D

ATAG_Vampire
Feb-14-2017, 11:47
You will be sending me to the naughty step along with a certain young person who will remain nameless here but Marlow knows him very well!! :thumbsup:

~S~ :salute:

No.119_Marshy (VK-M)
Feb-14-2017, 11:50
Much as I love Spits the £90 for this 13 minute adventure was by far more worth it...in an older aircraft too...

Also my house is one of the 6 in a row that just start to get obscured by the wheel at 5.45...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLbsPY0qElA&t=550s

I did exactly the same from Goodwood a few years ago on a clear, cold October morning - could see for miles. Also had the pleasure of a good chinwag with an ex-special forces chap cleaning his Chipmunk (got to sit in that). He flew special ops troops into tricky areas in an Islander.

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ATAG_Lewis
Feb-14-2017, 11:52
, and you get to take the controls too,

At 8.35 you'll see the pilot in the rear waving and leaving his hands on the fuselage to show the camera that I was in control....Well, when I say 'in control'.....er...you get the idea...That was the moment I wished I had worn my dark brown trousers...:sick:
.

No.119_Marshy (VK-M)
Feb-14-2017, 12:02
At 8.35 you'll see the pilot in the rear waving and leaving his hands on the fuselage to show the camera that I was in control....Well, when I say 'in control'.....er...you get the idea...That was the moment I wished I had worn my dark brown trousers...:sick:
.

We pulled a loop over Hayling Island and was surprised how tight it was. I was bricking it before going up - made the mistake of googling tiger moth videos and ended watching a load of crashes...

Having said that climbing out of Goodwood was fantastic and the negative worries slipped away

farley
Feb-14-2017, 17:51
Much as I love Spits the £90 for this 13 minute adventure was by far more worth it...in an older aircraft too...

Also my house is one of the 6 in a row that just start to get obscured by the wheel at 5.45...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLbsPY0qElA&t=550s

Lew, i also remember seeing picture of you sitting in a Spit, which cost, was it 5 or 10 pounds? That in itself would be great, in that you can probably still see and feel how the cockpit felt and picture where the controls would be etc. Nice!:thumbsup:

dazza
Feb-18-2017, 21:53
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A friend from the ARC took me for a flight in the Stearman in July 2016. A great experience both in flying and it being from the hallowed Duxford grass.
I got a bit of hands/feet on controls plus got to steer us back along the perimeter track after landing.


26831

Payment was a wipe down. Of the aircraft, just to be clear.

A very happy
Daz

ATAG_Lewis
Feb-19-2017, 04:06
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Wow...Are TFS aware of your photoshop skills?...I hear they're looking for talented artists...

ATAG_Lewis
Feb-19-2017, 04:33
Lew, i also remember seeing picture of you sitting in a Spit, which cost, was it 5 or 10 pounds? That in itself would be great, in that you can probably still see and feel how the cockpit felt and picture where the controls would be etc. Nice!:thumbsup:

This one...May have been more than that....Its been at Duxford Flying Legends last 2 years....

http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr232/FS_Lewis/8477f3dc-ce16-46c4-8362-38b84db8b359_zpssfl4x6km.jpg

ATAG_Snapper
Feb-19-2017, 08:28
This one...May have been more than that....Its been at Duxford Flying Legends last 2 years....

http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr232/FS_Lewis/8477f3dc-ce16-46c4-8362-38b84db8b359_zpssfl4x6km.jpg

Wonder if they would supply axle grease so I could squeeze in....

"Hullo, mind if I jump ahead of that fat guy slathering on that goop?"

ATAG_Lewis
Feb-19-2017, 12:44
Always room for you in my Spit Snapper.......er....but not in a gay way!

farley
Feb-19-2017, 13:09
I tend to run it on this when in Germany

26757

It's low octane... but if you mix it with Korn.... or better still killepitsch... :dthumb:

I may have this wrong seas, but isn't "killepitsch" German for "I have to vomit!"? :sick:

ATAG_Highseas
Feb-19-2017, 13:17
I may have this wrong seas, but isn't "killepitsch" German for "I have to vomit!"? :sick:

It's character building.

:alcohol::whacky:

farley
Feb-19-2017, 13:21
It's character building.

:alcohol::whacky:

Explains why there are so many "characters" here at ATAG!:salute:

Lensman
Feb-19-2017, 14:42
This one...May have been more than that....Its been at Duxford Flying Legends last 2 years....

http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr232/FS_Lewis/8477f3dc-ce16-46c4-8362-38b84db8b359_zpssfl4x6km.jpg

RAF Hendon have one you can sit in. £10.00 I paid last year. You get a little chat from the museum guy, wiggle the controls and go through a start up with an audio track. Lasted about 15 minutes I think.

IIJG27Rich
Feb-20-2017, 16:57
Fly a 109...ACCEPT TAKING OFF AND LANDING!!!!! :)

http://www.warbirdsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/Bf109-G-12-2_Matthias-Dorst1.jpg