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    Lovely, especially the Mosquito, but for me the pinnacle came 29 years later when Concorde 001 took to the air for the first time. I always knew she was clever, but I didn't really understand what an extraordinary achievement she was until I found what must be the best thread about anything on any forum anywhere. It's now reached a hundred pages, and contributors include flight deck and cabin crew, maintenance engineers and some of the guys who designed and developed her. There's a lot of intricate technical detail, but it's worth persevering to get a real insight into one of the greatest engineering achievements ever. And I it all starts with an obscure technical question from a geek like me. If you're a geek like me, be prepared to be immersed for the next six hours or so!

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    Living only a couple of miles from Heathrow and often under the take off path (depending runway used), I used to see Concorde all the time. Noisy, but not as noisy as the VC10 was.

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    Reno Air Races. Grumman Bearcat 'Rare Bear' qualifying laps. This thing is just beautiful and very fast. Turn the wick up, it sounds awesome! The fast bit is the second half of the video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CQLpByAbns

    Rare Bear has held the piston engined aircraft world speed record for many years, at 528 mph!

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    This was always one of my favourites, spent many happy hours together.

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    Sorry, couldn't resist.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian7633 View Post
    This was always one of my favourites, spent many happy hours together.

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    Sorry, couldn't resist.....
    Hmm.




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    Naa...


    have hifi n stuff

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    The real thing is better.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsVAO_U78Qg

    The French hardly need the Typhoon Eurofighter when they have THIS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Reno Air Races. Grumman Bearcat 'Rare Bear' qualifying laps. This thing is just beautiful and very fast. Turn the wick up, it sounds awesome! The fast bit is the second half of the video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CQLpByAbns

    Rare Bear has held the piston engined aircraft world speed record for many years, at 528 mph!
    That is one stonkingly big prop on that plane, amazing.
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