The Official 4th Annual Mudspike Christmas Flight - 2018 Edition

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#684

Mumble mumble bah humbug mumble mumble. I’ll be at the bar… :wink: .


#685

Agreed Paul. It’s amazing the types of aircraft that were conceived and developed in the 2 decades following the end of WW2. Doing some follow-up reading on the Vulcan after your previous flight, I found this BBC documentary fascinating.


#686

Nice route and nice last leg…! Thanks for sharing your journey…


#687

Thanks for sharing another incredible journey. I share your enthusiasm for space, but probably not so much for the math of it :rofl: I did surprise my mother as a young boy when I went to the library (what are those???) and checked out a book on orbital mechanics.

Have a great 2019! Good luck with the new job posting…


#688

I Highly recommend the following books. Valiant boys, Victor boys and vulcan boys if you even have a passing interest in the subject of the development of the v bomber’s. The author Tony blackman was an avro test pilot and is a fantastic writer. Well worth a read.
I have a slight obsession with the Victor… And by slight I mean huge.


#689

Thanks for the link Dan. That was interesting to watch. The 1950’s would have been exciting times to be a pilot I think. Progress was being made at such a rapid pace during that period.

My time in the RAF (1990-1999) was at an interesting time when it came to types used. We had the Phantom, Buccaneer, Nimrod, Tornado GR1, Tornado F3, Harrier GR5/GR7, Jaguar, Victor K2, Hawk T1/T1A, Tucano, C130, and Dominie (HS125). The Vulcan and Victor had been retired only a short time before I joined up. Now, only the Tornado is still in service as the GR4, soon to be retired, as well as the C130 (much like the B52, I suspect I’ll probably be retired before they leave service)…

Enough of my reminiscing on a previous life. Seems like yesterday though.


#690

No! More please! I could read about and listen to RAF anecdotes till the end of time! My stepfather was a dog handler at brize norton and never went near an aircraft as far as I can tell, even his stories are amazing!


#691

Hmm… well lets see what I can come up with. I’ll post on a separate thread though…


#692

Looking forward to it Paul. :slight_smile:

Wheels


#693

Don’t expect anything too exciting from me. I was just a lowly Senior Aircraftman who made tea and coffee in the tower. :wink:


#694

I drive eggs around in a lorry with a 25 foot chicken painted on the side in the dark with a bit of real flying in the summer! Trust me your stories are the ones we want to hear! Looking forward to it!


#695

That’s ok, Someones gotta do it. :sunglasses:
No matter the person’s rank it seems everyone who served has at least one absolutely hilarious, screwball, or downright WTF story from there time in the military.

Wheels


#696

Doh, I’m still on FSX, maybe it’s time to make the plunge to Xplane or P3D. Decisions, decisions,…


#697

You should give X-Plane 11 a try. It is on sale through Steam right now for just under $40 (usually $59).


#698

MUDSPIKE FLYING CLUB!


#699

@Victork2 Just a bit of a coincidence. The other day I found my very first attempt at oil painting. It has been packed away with all my old engineering study notebooks, because that is when I did it (1994).

Guess what?

Yeah, I was more of a pen and ink specialist, but thought I would try oils. This was the only one I did on paper, with primer applied to it first. After that I did a few more oils, on canvas. But this was the only aircraft I painted in oils. I know it isn’t great, but as you are a fan of the type, I hope you like it. :slight_smile:


#700

You have some serious talent there CP! Do you still do any pen and ink work?


#701

@Cygon_Parrot - that is excellent!

One thing to consider is that the details/summary tag seems to hide content for emails subscribers (a bug) so wanted to let you know. We actually have quite a few ‘email lurkers’ that just like to receive a summary of stuff happening here. I need to sort out how the details/summary reveal thing will work for that.


#702

WOW! you are hugely talented! Thanks for posting that it’s an incredible painting you should be very proud of your work!
Plus the K2 in the hemp colour is a gorgeous monster

I think yours looks like it has much more life in it!


#703

ŠNR 2019 ! ( Happy New Year '19 )

To all that reached destination and also to all others ( including me :slight_smile: ).
I got stuck very early on my trip. Distracted by irl stuf and my new 4k monitor ( flying all the DCS I was omiting lately ).

I hope I will slowly continue on this virt adventure in 2019 as it will be shame to skip it completly.