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DONNINGTON AEROPARK

Coming up in 2018

DONNINGTON AEROPARK

Coming up in 2018

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This guy looks a little old
Brian Walbey: These were built in the early 1950's specifically to be training aircraft.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Jan 2018, 03:34
Wonderful dramatic composition, Brian...I am looking forward to this series.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray. Trouble with places like this is there are always signs and bits and pieces all over the place as some of my shots in the series will show.
very nice shot, Brian. i would have liked it more with the cowls off.
Brian Walbey: I agree Ayush but it is an open air museum so I guess the engine parts need to be protected from the elements.
Celui-là  a quelques heures de vol, je n'aimerais pas monter dedans.
Brian Walbey: Built in the early 1950's Martine, I bet it has flown a good few miles/kilometres.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 8 Jan 2018, 06:21
Can you identify this for me, please, Brian?
Brian Walbey: It is a Vickers T1 Varsity and they were built in the early 1950's for crew training.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 8 Jan 2018, 06:35
In graceful retirement
Brian Walbey: It is a Vickers T1 Varsity and they were built in the early 1950's for crew training. No doibt she has flown a good few miles.
I like your angle on this beauty, Brian.
Brian Walbey: The trouble with places like this is there are always signs and bits and pieces all over the place as some of my shots in the series will show. I was able to cut a lot of 'stuff' out with tbis angle.
That's an fine old aircraft
Brian Walbey: It is a Vickers T1 Varsity and they were built in the early 1950's for crew training. No doibt she has flown a good few miles.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 8 Jan 2018, 10:18
I like the engine cosies Brian.
Brian Walbey: I guess the engine parts need to be protected from the elements.
Needs a paint job.
Brian Walbey: It is a privately run aero musuem with a large number of planes so I guess funds are used for more urgent work on the planes, at least it is there to be seen and not in a scrpyard somewhere.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Jan 2018, 15:15
I like this - though I wouldn't be keen to travel in it!


I think my brain is working the same way as Mary's - I was going to suggest it needs a bit of a wash smile
Brian Walbey: I'm not keen on traveling in any planes these days Anne, new or old. They have a lot of planes on site to look after and keep clean, I guess they are all done in turn.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Jan 2018, 15:22
I like these propeller airplanes. We used such a plane on our way to Venice and we could see the peaks of the Alps very closely.
Brian Walbey: It was a plane similar to this we flew to the Isle of Man and back many years ago.
Looks as though it could do with a little tlc!
Brian Walbey: They have a lot of planes on site to look after and keep clean, I guess they are all done in turn.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Jan 2018, 21:04
Ah... for some reason or other I was thinking that this was a DC something ro other! Does it still fly? This could be an early fly by wire.. metal cables rather then electrical wiring, though!
Brian Walbey: Thjey have quite a lot of planes on site, whether this, or any of the others, are still airworthy I don't know.

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