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    Default Forget flying boats

    Say hello to skiing planes!

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    Not much margin for error there if you have a momentary loss of engine power! Still, it's South Africa, so the water should be warm when you ditch.

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    Wow, great skills and you wouldn't want to get that wrong !

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    That's great! Displays true flying ability...or, is it seamanship?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick62 View Post
    Not much margin for error there if you have a momentary loss of engine power! Still, it's South Africa, so the water should be warm when you ditch.
    Warm water + South Africa = Sharks!
    Rob.

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    I think they did this on a lake, Rob.

    But this is the correct altitude for a short range torpedo run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marechallannes View Post
    I think they did this on a lake, Rob.
    Yes, I think the 4th photo makes that pretty conclusive.

    So, no sharks; the crocs had probably eaten them all anyway.

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    Or to be! a torpedo, Sven...

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    certainly spectacular but it seems a bit 'too reckless.

    Yesterday I saw in the main railway station of Rome an acrobatic plane sposored by Hamilton showed, a famous watch company It could one of the plane of Nicolas Ivanov. I had no time to take a picture of it.

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    Video of these wonderful madmen here -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeeAI1wTMiA

    Pity about the soundtrack: I'd much rather have heard the engines (and the screams of the pax in #4).

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    Also note: Only possible in a taildragger. Throttle adjustments cause the nose to tip; on a tricycle-gear, that means the nosegear digs in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    A new addition to Sails of Glory?
    I was thinking along the same lines, but more of...

    A new ploy by Ares to get the Wings of Glory crowed to also play Sails of glory!

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    What fantastic flying skills.
    Thanks Keith for posting those great pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick62 View Post
    Yes, I think the 4th photo makes that pretty conclusive.

    So, no sharks; the crocs had probably eaten them all anyway.
    That's the motivation to get it right the first time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Attila57 View Post
    certainly spectacular but it seems a bit 'too reckless.

    Yesterday I saw in the main railway station of Rome an acrobatic plane sposored by Hamilton showed, a famous watch company It could one of the plane of Nicolas Ivanov. I had no time to take a picture of it.
    Yesterday I take a pic of it

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    That's a sleek looking plane!

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    I think my eyes are finally going weird, in each picture I look at, that plane appears to have more and more ghost images...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oberst Hajj View Post
    I was thinking along the same lines, but more of...

    A new ploy by Ares to get the Wings of Glory crowed to also play Sails of glory!
    Like they need a ploy! Take my money please!



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