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XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 12:00 AM
Gentlemen,

as a small tribute to the men who flew the Firefly at Duxford three pictures of her last flight minutes before the tragedy:

http://www.icaghq.com/members/Snip/firefly/firefly1.jpg

http://www.icaghq.com/members/Snip/firefly/firefly2.jpg

http://www.icaghq.com/members/Snip/firefly/firefly3.jpg


Respect to all the pilots and support staff at Duxford for honouring the 2 dead pilots with a world class display. The Final "Balbo":

http://www.icaghq.com/members/Snip/firefly/firefly4.jpg


We should hold these daring pilots in awe !


Snip

Remember that the first law of motion is to look where you're going. A man with a stiff neck has no place in an airplane.
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XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 12:00 AM
Gentlemen,

as a small tribute to the men who flew the Firefly at Duxford three pictures of her last flight minutes before the tragedy:

http://www.icaghq.com/members/Snip/firefly/firefly1.jpg

http://www.icaghq.com/members/Snip/firefly/firefly2.jpg

http://www.icaghq.com/members/Snip/firefly/firefly3.jpg


Respect to all the pilots and support staff at Duxford for honouring the 2 dead pilots with a world class display. The Final "Balbo":

http://www.icaghq.com/members/Snip/firefly/firefly4.jpg


We should hold these daring pilots in awe !


Snip

Remember that the first law of motion is to look where you're going. A man with a stiff neck has no place in an airplane.
TM 1-210, Elementary Flying, US AAC, 1942

XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 12:05 AM
~S! to another crew lost in a tragic and unfortunate loss to aviation. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 01:35 AM
well put, a fitting tribute without the usual, this was the cause etc, my hat comes off to you sir, i wish more would do it this way................ my heart felt grief goes out to the families and all that were touched by these people /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif Salute,
I would like to add the following that was put in a far more eloquent way than i could ever aspire to....

Looking heavenward you cannot help but shed a tear... mournful... lonesome... a hole that screams out almost as loudly as the roar of the engines that pass overhead.

XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 01:43 AM
A very nice tribute ICAG_Snip.

My heartfelt condolences to their family and friends.


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XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 01:53 AM
...what happened? I heard a He-111 crashed, but not a Firefly..

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XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 02:09 AM
Well,

I am no expert, but as far as I can tell as an eye whitness:
The Firefly - after the first pass in formation with a Sea-Hurricane and two Navy-stile Bibplanes - riding the stall to make the "diamond" formation work - the Firefly - started some sort of - unusual shortly after - maneuvers for a plane of its class - the speaker took notice.

Looks like the crew tried to turn away from the grand-stand with thousands of on-lookers, managed to get across a busy 4-lane high way and miss the outskirts of a small town - my gues by less than 300 yards.

I think, these pilots knew what they where at ...

Snip

Remember that the first law of motion is to look where you're going. A man with a stiff neck has no place in an airplane.
TM 1-210, Elementary Flying, US AAC, 1942