Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Your Sunday Morning Big Prop Noise

A Vickers Vimy, the RFC's heavy bomber from the Great War:

3 comments:

CenterPuke88 said...

Was to be the heavy replacement for the Bloody Paralyzer, the Handley Page O/100 and O/400, but never saw service. It was however a great player in the post-war long distance flight arena. A Vimy (with added tanks) is what Alcock and Brown used in 1919 to cross the Atlantic, non-stop.

bluemoonfever said...

I had the good fortune a number of years of meeting Peter McMillan and seeing the full-size Vimy replica whose construction he financed. As a fellow "homebuilder", I was somewhat blown away.

Nangleator said...

A little bit of modern flying experience magnifies the amazing stories that come from WW1 and inter-war flying books. You read parts of those books with your jaw hanging open, and the rest shaking it from side to side.

It also makes me regret that all the allied generals that stood in the way of parachutes for aircrew weren't executed bloodily for treason.