Author Topic: Life Through Your Camera  (Read 520033 times)

Offline FlyboyGil

  • Alpha Rooster
  • *****
  • Posts: 1640
  • AW, CRAP!!!
    • MYSPACE!!!
Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1140 on: November 11, 2008, 10:28:15 PM »
Last weekend.

Where am I and why the manic grin...? ;-)

You're in the cockpit of the Concorde!

Really?
How do you know, Gilly?
Clue me in!!

I looked at Leia's profile, and then clicked on her homepage, which is her flight journal. And it has that picture and says that she imagines herself behind the wheel of the Concorde.

and here was I complimenting you on your aircraft recognition skills.... ::) :)

Aircraft? What's an aircraft? Some kind of drink?  ::) ::loony:: ::loony::
IF YOU CAN'T SAY ANYTHING NICE, YOU'RE PROBABLY AT THE ICE CAPADES

Offline Oddball

  • Chicken Farmer
  • Alpha Rooster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2413
  • I crash better than anybody I know
    • Myspace profile
Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1141 on: November 11, 2008, 10:30:34 PM »
Last weekend.

Where am I and why the manic grin...? ;-)

You're in the cockpit of the Concorde!

Really?
How do you know, Gilly?
Clue me in!!

I looked at Leia's profile, and then clicked on her homepage, which is her flight journal. And it has that picture and says that she imagines herself behind the wheel of the Concorde.

and here was I complimenting you on your aircraft recognition skills.... ::) :)

Aircraft? What's an aircraft? Some kind of drink?  ::) ::loony:: ::loony::

Nope does not ring a bell wi me either gill   ??? ???
"You can teach monkeys to fly better than that!"and "spring chicken to sh**e hawk in one easy lesson"

Offline Mike

  • Supreme Overlord
  • Alpha Rooster
  • *****
  • Posts: 3376
Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1142 on: November 11, 2008, 10:43:31 PM »
ohhhh . . . .  :-[

Gilly is a cheater.....  ::sick:: ::whistle::


Dear IRS: Please cancel my subscription.

Offline FlyboyGil

  • Alpha Rooster
  • *****
  • Posts: 1640
  • AW, CRAP!!!
    • MYSPACE!!!
Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1143 on: November 11, 2008, 11:56:50 PM »
ohhhh . . . .  :-[

Gilly is a cheater.....  ::sick:: ::whistle::

Oh the war is on now!! >:D >:D ::rambo:: ::rambo:: ;D ;D
« Last Edit: November 12, 2008, 12:21:40 AM by FlyboyGil »
IF YOU CAN'T SAY ANYTHING NICE, YOU'RE PROBABLY AT THE ICE CAPADES

Offline Oddball

  • Chicken Farmer
  • Alpha Rooster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2413
  • I crash better than anybody I know
    • Myspace profile
Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1144 on: November 12, 2008, 12:35:52 PM »
what do you expect from a Canuk lol
"You can teach monkeys to fly better than that!"and "spring chicken to sh**e hawk in one easy lesson"

Offline Frank N. O.

  • Alpha Rooster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2446
  • Spin It!
Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1145 on: November 12, 2008, 02:46:43 PM »
Congratulations!!! That is totally awesome (in the correct sense of the word). I seriously understand the Joker-smile (The Joker from the Batman comics/series/movies). I think if I saw in a XB-70, YF-23, SR-71 or GA-112 I'd feel the same.

Is it the one in Heathrow? (I saw it on satellite photos, parked at the curb of a large taxi-way I think), and where did you get the cool cap?

Gilligan: Oh come on, anyone can recognize that yoke and instrumentpanel. Btw, that weird yoke is also used on Embraer aircraft and I got a picture of the cockpit of a Twin Commander Shrike where one such strange device is evident. I already don't like the normal yokes where the axle is at the absolute bottom of the yoke since it must give a strange movement when banking but that type there looks to be very very weird to fly imho.

Frank
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."
Leonardo da Vinci

Offline leiafee

  • Cockerel
  • ***
  • Posts: 183
    • "Lets go flying": Scribblings of a novice PPL
Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1146 on: November 12, 2008, 09:47:46 PM »
Heh, I looked before I posted to see if zooming in enough would make the placard saying G-BOAC readable  ;D

Some friends from another online bulletin board went to Manchester, where one of them volunteers as a tour guide round the aircraft, and "did" Concorde (Also half a DC10, a Trident, and an Avro RJX -- and if anyone recognises one of them then they need more than one virtual pint!). 

I suspect every single one of us went away with a photo of us in the P1 seat of the beautiful "Alpha Charlie".  (complete with hat!) ;)

Offline Oddball

  • Chicken Farmer
  • Alpha Rooster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2413
  • I crash better than anybody I know
    • Myspace profile
Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1147 on: November 13, 2008, 07:54:59 AM »
The Concorde at East Fortune has a perspex partition so you cant get into the cockpit....but you can sit on the Royal seat  ::rofl::
"You can teach monkeys to fly better than that!"and "spring chicken to sh**e hawk in one easy lesson"

Offline Frank N. O.

  • Alpha Rooster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2446
  • Spin It!
Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1148 on: November 13, 2008, 08:19:01 AM »
Royal seat? As in "the throne" ?

The Caravelle III I sat in with my dad also had such a cover.

Frank
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."
Leonardo da Vinci

Offline Oddball

  • Chicken Farmer
  • Alpha Rooster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2413
  • I crash better than anybody I know
    • Myspace profile
Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1149 on: November 13, 2008, 03:24:29 PM »
This was the seat the Queen sat in when she flew on/in Concorde
"You can teach monkeys to fly better than that!"and "spring chicken to sh**e hawk in one easy lesson"

Offline leiafee

  • Cockerel
  • ***
  • Posts: 183
    • "Lets go flying": Scribblings of a novice PPL
Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1150 on: November 13, 2008, 06:14:09 PM »
The Concorde at East Fortune has a perspex partition so you cant get into the cockpit....but you can sit on the Royal seat  ::rofl::

I think the Manchester one is one of very few where you can get "up front".  Certainly the two others I've toured at Duxford and Brooklands have the flightdeck roped off.

Offline TheSoccerMom

  • Chicken Farmer
  • Alpha Rooster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2590
Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1151 on: November 14, 2008, 09:44:56 PM »
This is a moldy oldie, but here is a Doug load full of Special Forces, about to jump into an abandoned airbase to carry out a fake attack.  It was about impossible to get up to the front, they had so much gear.

Don't make me come back there!!!!

Offline Skid Kid

  • Fledgling
  • **
  • Posts: 67
  • Zulu Time!
Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1152 on: November 16, 2008, 06:51:16 AM »
I wonder if your threat of "Don't make me come back there!" would work on that crowd?
Don't worry, it'll buff out.

Offline G-man

  • Alpha Rooster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2046
  • Cogito sumere potum alterum.
Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1153 on: November 16, 2008, 08:34:05 AM »
I wonder if your threat of "Don't make me come back there!" would work on that crowd?

I'm sure it would---Have you met S'mom.. ::whistle:: ::whistle::
Life may not be the party we hoped for---but while we're here--we might as well dance..........

Offline Ragwing

  • Rooster
  • ****
  • Posts: 346
Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1154 on: November 16, 2008, 02:59:56 PM »
It was about impossible to get up to the front, they had so much gear.
You can also forget about going to the loo.  Great bunch of guys.  Thanks S'Mom it has been a while.