FlightNight July 21st - RAF Centenary Flight

11 Jul 2018 19:32 - 16 Jul 2018 22:06 #39313 by Algernon
Royal Air Force Centenary Flight
Saturday 21st July 2018

Now that the RAF have shown us how it's done, it's FGUK's turn to celebrate one hundred years of the Royal Air Force. This will be a flight starring both helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, and will comprise of two "rounds" of flypast over Buckingham Palace, each taking around 45 mins, so that you can fly a different aircraft before and after the halfway break. Each round will comprise four "waves" - helicopters, warbirds, heavies and then fighters. We'll be ambitiously trying to form up and pass over the Palace at roughly the same time - the chances are, we'll fail hilariously, but it will hopefully be fun trying!

The usual rules apply - I will elaborate slightly on this later. In the meantime, please choose one or two aircraft from the FGUK hangar which fit somewhere into the four waves. If you're picking something unusal, please let us know so we can download well in advance. If you're not sure if it's appropriate, please ask, and dependent on your aircraft, please make sure you spawn at the right place, on the right runway.

More to follow!

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12 Jul 2018 07:58 #39316 by J Maverick 16
I'm up for either fighters or heavy planes.
Mag

Breakin' the sound barrier every day.
Oh God, that's EGOD!

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16 Jul 2018 22:06 - 16 Jul 2018 22:07 #39427 by Algernon
First post updated.

Please post your thoughts on aircraft you'd like to take - just to clarify, you can stick with one aircraft or one wave if you prefer, or you can change halfway through, when we land for a 10 min break.

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16 Jul 2018 22:16 #39429 by StuartC
ill fly anything, except the f35
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17 Jul 2018 14:20 #39444 by J Maverick 16
I'm sticking for the Voyager for either one of the two waves, then unsure whether to use a Spit or a Tonka.
Mav

Breakin' the sound barrier every day.
Oh God, that's EGOD!

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18 Jul 2018 18:28 #39462 by Vodoun da Vinci
Oh maaannnnn....for some reason a Hurricane is calling my name. Can't have a 100 year celebration of the RAF without a tribute to the Hurricane.

Is that legal?

VooDoo
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18 Jul 2018 19:44 #39463 by enrogue
Why wouldn't the hurricane be legal? - there were a couple in the real RAF100 flight from memory

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18 Jul 2018 20:49 #39465 by Algernon
Absolutely there were, and absolutely it's legal - I'll be happy if we have more than one aircraft in each class "wave" and I'm hoping there will be a few helicopters who haven't spoken up yet, so we're getting there :)

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18 Jul 2018 20:57 #39467 by J Maverick 16
If VooDoo brings the Hurricane, I'd be more than happy to be his wingman with the Spitfire.
Mav

Breakin' the sound barrier every day.
Oh God, that's EGOD!

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19 Jul 2018 13:07 #39471 by Vodoun da Vinci
Now I have to learn to fly it again.....new version is really a PITA - no AP, no HUD, .AMB values are jacked, can't control mixture, one gear does not retract...:pinch:

Back "In the Day" I had a modded Hurricane but seem to have lost my version. Free Virtual Beer for anyone who has a past version of my modded Hurricane.

VooDoo

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19 Jul 2018 13:22 #39472 by enrogue
I'll check when I get home - I had an archive of your stuff on my drive at home somehere, it may be in there still
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19 Jul 2018 14:28 #39474 by enrogue
I have an archive of an old Hurricane here:

www.dropbox.com/s/i2akroy87rbzwua/HurricaneV1.2.amb_0.zip?dl=0
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19 Jul 2018 17:29 #39475 by Vodoun da Vinci
That's the one!! Thank You!! :woohoo: :kiss:

VooDoo

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19 Jul 2018 18:08 #39476 by enrogue
I'll try & talk to the missus about attending, I'd like to fly the Lancaster if I can make it - not sure what I would fly for the second wave - I take it we are sticking to what was in the official flypast?

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19 Jul 2018 20:25 #39477 by Vodoun da Vinci
Ahhhhh....*MY* Hurricane. Yum. I'm bringing it...just flew her from LOWI to LIML and back on a shake down cruise with some aerobatics and ACM and I'm back in the saddle.

Love rolling the canopy back on approach and letting the wind blow thru my beard.

VooDoo

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20 Jul 2018 08:40 #39478 by Avionyx
a400M Atlas for me on the first wave. Perhaps Hawk or Tucano Second.

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20 Jul 2018 08:59 #39479 by Algernon
Nice one guys - having a Lanc, Hurricane and Spit is obviously ideal :) I hope to be publishing flight schedules tonight...

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20 Jul 2018 12:05 - 20 Jul 2018 12:07 #39480 by J Maverick 16
Can't believe my eyes...



I wish I could go up there and spot it.
Mav

Breakin' the sound barrier every day.
Oh God, that's EGOD!

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20 Jul 2018 12:51 - 20 Jul 2018 13:04 #39481 by Vodoun da Vinci
Uh. Oh. :dry:

Flying the Hurricane has Uncle VooDoo all turgid.....lookie what I found....







Looks like there will be a daVinci_Hurricane soon. another Warbird Candidate for Warbird Tag on the next go 'round.

VooDoo
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20 Jul 2018 17:43 #39486 by Avionyx
Love that scheme on the Hurricane. Do we have a Spit scheme like this?

After the passing of Sqn Leader Geoffrey Wellum Today I feel a Spitfire would be more fitting to fly
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