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knightflyte
01-14-2011, 11:38 PM
You think James May is having the time of his life? How many of us would have a smile that broad?

I'm not sure if I just came across this while perusing You Tubes of what, but if it hasn't been shown here I think most of us would get a kick.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b8NOlqCDhc

knightflyte
01-14-2011, 11:38 PM
You think James May is having the time of his life? How many of us would have a smile that broad?

I'm not sure if I just came across this while perusing You Tubes of what, but if it hasn't been shown here I think most of us would get a kick.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b8NOlqCDhc

RAF_OldBuzzard
01-15-2011, 12:45 AM
Yeah, those three have what just may be the best job on the planet.

Getting to play with all of those 'toys' and getting payed for it.

Those 3 Spits where used in the beginning of this episode. The vid above was most likely done at the same time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...eY70&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5xd97HeY70&feature=related)

Here's another, and my favorite, vid on one of the Top Gear guys in another airplane:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...4Zjk&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6cZLfK4Zjk&feature=related)

Choctaw111
01-15-2011, 08:03 AM
I can only imagine that being a proud citizen of England and fully realizing the history and those that fought to preserve what the people have today, would find it beyond exhilarating to take a flight in a Spitfire.

Low_Flyer_MkIX
01-15-2011, 03:30 PM
Oh yes - it's certainly part of the national psyche over here, Choctaw. It's amazing how many people - male, female, young and old - will approach you if you get a Spitfire book out in a pub.

danjama
01-15-2011, 06:20 PM
That video just makes me so happy. Not at all jealous, strangely. Jeremy is so happy. I'm sure they all are, but he really knows how to express it.

knightflyte
01-15-2011, 09:05 PM
Did I goof? Is the guy going dugguh dugguh dugguh James or Jeremy? I don't watch the show except for You Tube excerpts, but I did see James May's Toy Stories where the kids built model Spitfires and then finally a built a full scale plastic Spitfire model. (That's why I called him James)

Any way. It was just amazing to see him filled with pride, and child like enjoyment. I think I'd feel the same as he..... and I don't know how long it would take me to come down from that emotional high.

Great clip.

K_Freddie
01-16-2011, 04:36 AM
"Allies could not have launched D-Day if Brtiain had fallen"
Very observant of him, I might add.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Nice flip, makes me green. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

RAF_OldBuzzard
01-16-2011, 07:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by K_Freddie:

...Very observant of him, I might add.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif ... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, but he missed it with the "Spitfire won the BoB".

If any one plane could be said to have 'won' the BoB, it would have to be the HURRICANE, as it did the majority of the work. However, it wasn't a 'sexy' enough plane for propaganda purposes.

Metatron_123
01-16-2011, 09:12 AM
It's nice to see him spontaneously scream like that, you can tell it's a dream come true for him.

Low_Flyer, you'd be surprised at how many young adults in the UK barely know what a Spitfire is, or don't know at all. It's simply weird!

KRISTORF
01-16-2011, 11:23 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Metatron_123:

Low_Flyer, you'd be surprised at how many young adults in the UK barely know what a Spitfire is, or don't know at all. It's simply weird! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Shows the failings of the modern 'teach them how to do test' methods used today instead of actually passing knowledge and national pride

Messaschnitzel
01-16-2011, 01:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by KRISTORF:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Metatron_123:

Low_Flyer, you'd be surprised at how many young adults in the UK barely know what a Spitfire is, or don't know at all. It's simply weird! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Shows the failings of the modern 'teach them how to do test' methods used today instead of actually passing knowledge and national pride </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I know what you mean. For instance, I'll check and ask folks if they knew the names of Alvin York, Audie Murphy, and who other famous individuals were, and the younger ones got no idea and could care less about history in general.


Speaking of what's 'really' important:

Who's on Facebook right now, and where TF is my Ipod? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif