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  1. A Cat and a Spitfire

    Recently I tried my hand at making two short YouTube videos to visualize two of the flights from In a Moon’s Course, my flightsim ebook about the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA). So I thought I would share links to them here.

    The first video ‘A Cat for Sullom Voe’ is one of my favorite scenic routings – a flight in a PBY ‘Catalina’ flying boat north from Greenock, a key centre for Catalina ferry deliveries, to Sullom Voe in The Shetlands.

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  2. Spitfires to Prestwick: 15th March 1942

    Despite a ‘bookful’ of flight simulations of the Air Transport Auxiliary (see In a Moon’s Course) I continue to be fascinated by the flights from this brief era of aviation. In part it is the aspect that these pilots flew advanced (for the period) aircraft with minimal training and sometimes little prior experience in the type. It is also that these VFR flights were often made in borderline weather conditions without recourse to instrument flying or radio assistance.

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    Updated 06-25-2013 at 12:58 PM by allanj12

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