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Aviation Meeting at Warton Thursday 29th March 2018.

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johnhowe
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Aviation Meeting at Warton Thursday 29th March 2018.

Post by johnhowe » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:14 pm

The well known Aviation Author and Historian Peter Cunliffe will be giving a talk on the B 17 Flying Fortress.
The meeting will be held in the Lightning Club on Mill lane and will commence at 19.30pm everybody welcome.
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Re: Aviation Meeting at Warton Thursday 22nd February 2018.

Post by johnhowe » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:38 am

Last night's meeting was attended by 30 club member's, Peter started his lecture with a video named "Start Up"
This was the start up procedure on the Flying Fortress first one engine cranked and sputtered into life followed by the other three, the scene shifted to the end of the runway there the fortress revved up its engines and started its take off roll and rotated straight above the cameraman it was a very evocative sound.

Peter started his lecture with a detailed description of the engineering aspects of the aircraft. Followed by how the Fortress performed its bombing role in the second world war.

Apart from Sally B there are 12 other Flying Fortresses operating in the world today.

At the end of the lecture one of our members declared that he had heard that passenger flights may be authorised later this year.

This was the third lecture that Peter has given to the club a vote of thanks was given by our Ex Chairman Trevor, and a well deserved vote of thanks was the order of the day.

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Re: Aviation Meeting at Warton Thursday 22nd February 2018.

Post by johnhowe » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:02 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOzYR6ZRMnw Found this film of The B17 Start up. Enjoy the sound of the engines.

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Re: Aviation Meeting at Warton Thursday 22nd February 2018.

Post by Malcolm » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:45 pm

johnhowe wrote: At the end of the lecture one of our members declared that he had heard that passenger flights may be authorised later this year.
I know one of Sally B's flight engineers through a car club I'm in. He say's it's highly unlikely Sally B will ever take fare paying passengers. The problem is that European & CAA rules mean insurance is based on weights, and for 3rd party liability this puts the B-17 in a similar weight class to a large biz-jet or small airliner - for example a BMI Embraer 135/145. And for passengers you need roughly £250K insurance cover per passenger. Charity operators like Sally B will never be able to afford the insurance premiums.

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Aviation Meeting at Warton Thursday 29th March 2018.

Post by johnhowe » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:32 pm

Hopefully the snow will have gone away for the rest the year. However for the meeting on the 29th, March 2018 we will be travelling to warmer climes..

One of our members John Wiseman will be telling us about his recent visit to the Spanish Air Force Museum the title of his talk will be "A morning is not enough" as usual the talk will be in the Lightning
Club Mill lane commencing at 19.30pm

A reminder for our members that on the 14th, March,2018 one of Warton's Test Pilots Peter Kosogorin
will be giving a lecture at BAESystems Samlesbury on the advanced Hawk, buffet starts at 18.45pm followed by lecture at 19.30pm

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