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Josip Vrandecic -Mes13/03/2017 19:49:49
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Breitling DC-3 , and worthy accompanied :


Edited By Josip Vrandecic -Mes on 13/03/2017 19:50:19

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator13/03/2017 20:05:18
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Very nice Jo. Excellent bit of high precision formation flying! I enjoyed that!


John Privett13/03/2017 20:31:54
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I enjoyed it too. Thanks for posting, Jo!

And what a glorious blue sky. I'd almost forgotten it''s meant to be that colour...

Graeme Poke14/03/2017 08:44:55
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Superb flying. Kathy & I were in Croatia in 2013. What a lovely country. Thanks Jo. All the best, Graeme

Josip Vrandecic -Mes14/03/2017 10:50:49
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Thanks guys, all for your pleasure face 1


Martyn K15/03/2017 14:53:35
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Got my BOAC Silver Wing Badge from flying in Dakotas from the UK to Nigeria and back - several times. A long long time ago..


Colin Leighfield15/03/2017 16:31:01
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Hi Jos, fascinating to see the (PC7s)? Flying with about 15 degrees of flaps and airbrakes extended. 110 knots or so? When I was a kid living in Great Barr, Birmingham, DC3s from British European Airways (BEA) were flying in and out of Birmingham Airport (Elmdon Aerodrome) all of the time. They were the most common things in the sky, although there was quite a lot of military around then, many Meteors and Vampires.

BEA called the DC3 the "Pionair". My little brother went on a school holiday to Guernsey in, I think, 1956. I remember watching him board a PionIr outside the old art-deco terminal building and waving him off. Strong and lasting memories.

Edited By Colin Leighfield on 15/03/2017 16:32:21

Josip Vrandecic -Mes17/03/2017 10:30:02
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@ Hi Colin , These are the '' new '' acro-pilots, because ''old''s went to work in Saudi Arabia, of course for better pay .... if they so well continue to fly so good , probably .... looking for a better payment p
Otherwise my first flight, in the life, was with the DC-3, when I was 4 years old in 1951, from Sinj airfield, where now, I fly my RC models.face 1

Dear Colin.... all the best


Colin Leighfield17/03/2017 10:44:40
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I still haven't flown in a DC3, although I have flown in an An2 in Croatia! Never to be forgotten!

Best wishes,


Charles Pic22/03/2017 07:36:15
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Very nice. I have visited Zadar a few times. On the first occasion my contact there explained how the city was changed in the Second World War and asked who we might think caused the damage which necessitated the rebuilding. The answer he provided when we came up blanks was "it was your RAF!!", which subdued the conversation a little!

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