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Old 09-15-2007, 12:25 PM
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SO SAD, on this, our Battle of Britain day, at an airshow, a Hawker Hurricane fighter has crashed, pilot and aircraft lost, great sorrow,
my heart goes out to the family of the pilot, who died doing what he loved
Old 09-15-2007, 12:48 PM
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2007 has not been a good year for the Warbirds or their pilots and families...


God bless.
Old 09-15-2007, 01:22 PM
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not again! what is the deal with this year
Old 09-15-2007, 02:43 PM
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A sad event indeed. This year we have lost many WWII planes and pilots.
My prayers are with them and their families too.
Old 09-15-2007, 03:21 PM
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Has this been in the news yet ?

Very sad indeed...
Old 09-15-2007, 03:24 PM
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Yes,very sad for the pilot and his loved ones.Tom
Old 09-15-2007, 04:05 PM
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whats the reason/ are they pushing the planes too much. leroy, the oskosh crash, the check crash, the hurricane, the b -25 mishap(plane ok) here in michigan. WOW fossett too
Old 09-15-2007, 04:13 PM
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and then, on the very latest BBC news, i hear that Colin Macrae, one of our rally driving heroes, is possibly killed in a heli crash, dire dire day
Old 09-15-2007, 04:56 PM
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Very, very sad to hear this news. For both the aviation world and the rallye world. Indeed, this has been an awful year..........[]
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alanc and all of my wonderful British friends,
My heartfelt sorrow, a great tragedy and on that very special day. God bless you all and especially the pilot and his family!
hookemut
Old 09-15-2007, 08:12 PM
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Link to BBC story on the crash:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/6996734.stm


http://www.bbmf.co.uk/index.html
Old 09-16-2007, 04:04 AM
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It was not one of the BBMF aircraft, but the link is well worth exploring
Old 09-16-2007, 05:58 AM
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Very sad news.

Does anyone know which Hurricane it was?
Old 09-16-2007, 06:09 AM
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it was based at duxford, part of a 2 ship ownership its companion is a spitfire
Old 09-16-2007, 06:58 AM
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We have lost 3 pilots in four days at the Reno air races. Not war birds but tragic none the less. This is a dangerous buisness.
Old 09-16-2007, 07:40 AM
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This has been the year of the airshow type crashes. One right after another. Redbull is next week
Old 09-16-2007, 10:57 AM
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redbull is a disaster waiting to happen. airshows now hold such high insurance claims that they are shutting down all over the country
Old 09-16-2007, 01:00 PM
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ORIGINAL: BOLTMAN

Very sad news.

Does anyone know which Hurricane it was?
It was G-HURR, previously with the RAC at Breighton (sp?) and painted all black. If I'm not mistaken the airplane had recently been purchased by Tom Blair and was recently refinished into an RAF day scheme.
Old 09-16-2007, 01:05 PM
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leaves me speechless, my uncle who was in the army during ww2 and in the battle of the bulge died friday.
Old 09-16-2007, 01:27 PM
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IMO these warbirds are flown aggressivly and thay is to thrill the crowds. 10 years ago we were happy with flybys and low stress maneuvers. The pilots who fly them are not young men for the most part and maybe the g force overwhelms. I think we should fly warbirds but keep it low key to save these flying museum pieces
Old 09-16-2007, 02:33 PM
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Dear Mr Thompson,

I think you may need to check your facts, if necessary you can look at the video of the display on youtube - these aircraft were not being flown agressively - they were flying carefully chorographed gentle circuits.

Speculation not based on facts is not helpful.

Best regards

Jason

Old 09-16-2007, 03:46 PM
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I was there....

It was an amazing display, 6 Spitfires, 2 Hurricanes, 2 ME108's and a ME109 all in a mock dog fight.
Not gentle, but with 11 warbirds over an airfield, there was choreogography.
Saw the hurricane go in and was stunned.... really humbling experience to see it and be there.

The spits formed in minutes and flew in a "man missing in action" formation which was very emotional.
Crowd was very subdued after and applauded every pilot who flew.

Total respect !!
Old 09-16-2007, 05:17 PM
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Having been at barton, when the mosquito went in, i know how you must have felt, its a horrible expeiance, and not one i would ever want to see again, keep them flying, but, remember how prescious they are
Old 09-16-2007, 05:49 PM
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We have also lost three aviators this week at the Reno Air races. Luckily, Jason Somes, survived his midair Friday where Gary Hubler was killed instantly when his Formula 1 racer <MAria" Hit Jason's "Alley Cat." Jason is still in the hospital with severe head, face and eye injuries. Jason is also one of the best RC pilots . He flew The Huges Racer in the movie "The Aviator"
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Old 09-16-2007, 06:39 PM
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I agree 100%. They are just beautiful to see in the air.

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