RTW in a Spitfire Mk IX (solo, yes really)

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Re: RTW in a Spitfire Mk IX (solo, yes really)

#101 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:21 am

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Since when has a flag flown against the airflow? We had this incorrect criticism on 10 Sqn. On the port side the flag pole should be imagined left of the Union Flag. On the starboard to the right. They are quite correct. Don't know who this Moore chap is but he can wind his neck in. Used to piss me off when folk came up with this crap.
But quite right..
When flags are painted onto a vehicle, or on the tail fin of an aircraft, the flag on the port side should show the obverse of the flag (ie. the flagpole on the left), while that on the starboard side should show the reverse (ie. the flagpole on the right). On surfaces perpendicular to the direction of travel (eg. the back of the vehicle) the obverse of the flag should be shown.
https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/britis ... -protocol/
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Re: RTW in a Spitfire Mk IX (solo, yes really)

#102 Post by Ex-Ascot » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:34 pm

TheGreenGoblin wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:19 am
Ex-Ascot wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:38 am
Since when has a flag flown against the airflow? We had this incorrect criticism on 10 Sqn. On the port side the flag pole should be imagined left of the Union Flag. On the starboard to the right. They are quite correct. Don't know who this Moore chap is but he can wind his neck in. Used to piss me off when folk came up with this crap.
You might accuse me of being an agent provocateur here but what about the case where a chap wants to do some aero's and includes a tail slide in his routine? It is not like he can hop out mid air and change the orientation of one flag mid air before the tail slide? =))

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Actually I did think of this GG or on the apron with a tail wind. Anyway, if we were in a tail slide in a VC10 the last f...ing thing on my mind would be the protocol of which way the Union Flags were. :-o Thanks for the reference GG, never seen that. I will read it. When taxiing in on a Royal visit you had to fly the standard of the principle pax and the national flag of the county. Can't remember which way around they went but in the USA it had to be opposite as nothing was allowed to be a certain side of the stars and stripes thing.

Doing world Royal tours there were of course Union Flags all over the place 50% were upside down.
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#103 Post by CharlieOneSix » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:47 pm

Thanks for that GG - just shows that one can never know everything. I have been educated! :-bd
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#104 Post by CharlieOneSix » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:03 am

On their way to Karachi at the moment.
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#105 Post by ian16th » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:44 am

Are they saving all of the good video for a TV show that they are making?
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#106 Post by CharlieOneSix » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:33 pm

In the support aircraft they have a TV Producer and a "world class videographer" so I presume a documentary will be forthcoming.
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#107 Post by ian16th » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:59 pm

CharlieOneSix wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:33 pm
In the support aircraft they have a TV Producer and a "world class videographer" so I presume a documentary will be forthcoming.
Ah!
So these weekly updates are just the teaser.
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#108 Post by CharlieOneSix » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:54 pm

They arrived in Crete today from Aqaba. Week 12 video update:
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#109 Post by Boac » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:07 pm

Amazing progress! Thanks for posting.

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#110 Post by CharlieOneSix » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:37 am

The Spitfire crossed the Alps yesterday and is presently in Friedrichshafen. I think before they left UK they planned on a 5 December arrival at Goodwood - looks as though they''ll make that.
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#111 Post by CharlieOneSix » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:09 pm

15 second video of crossing the Alps.....https://twitter.com/i/status/1200785529241055233

Now landed in Altenberg, south of Leipzig and weatherbound overnight.
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#112 Post by CharlieOneSix » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:56 pm

The weather cleared so via a nightstop outside Berlin they are in Lelystad tonight - just one more hop will complete the trip back to Goodwood!
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#113 Post by CharlieOneSix » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:34 pm

The Spitfire is still 6ft under at Lelystad. Weather permitting she departs tomorrow 5 December for Goodwood and the conclusion of the trip. Planned ETA 1130.

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#114 Post by Stoneboat » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:09 am

Weather permitting she departs tomorrow 5 December for Goodwood and the conclusion of the trip. Planned ETA 1130.
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#115 Post by CharlieOneSix » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:55 pm

She's safely back home - escorted by two Red Arrow Hawks. Excellent live coverage but sadly no sound until the Spitfire was on finals.
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#116 Post by CharlieOneSix » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:32 pm

The sound of freedom....G-IRTY victory rolls on arrival at Goodwood
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#117 Post by FD2 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:56 pm

Thanks for posting that C16 - what a sight (and sound).
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#118 Post by barkingmad » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:57 pm

Must restart the production line again in view of our soured relations with that island off the S E of the Kent coast? :-w

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#119 Post by G-CPTN » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:06 pm

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#120 Post by Stoneboat » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:12 am

Congratulations seems a puny word to address this feat, but or want of a better one... :-bd ^:)^ :YMAPPLAUSE:

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