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    Thanks for sharing the reminiscences, Tony. They...

    Thanks for sharing the reminiscences, Tony. They brought back one or two shudders of my own travels!
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    Thanks Tony, for sharing great first-hand...

    Thanks Tony, for sharing great first-hand experiences. The mention of Genoa brought a smile; I once found myself sitting next to a woman passenger with a different diversionary experience. She had...
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    Another ATA pilot passes way - Margot Duhalde...

    Another ATA pilot passes way - Margot Duhalde died yesterday, age 97. From Chile, she answered the call in WWII, arriving by sea into Liverpool speaking no English. She was arrested as a suspected...
  4. Hi Tony, thank you for the fine articles on CAP...

    Hi Tony, thank you for the fine articles on CAP and your experiences there. Other than the name, I had little idea of what was involved. It made think to look up the Canadian equivalent, CASARA.
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    Hi Keith; in the later stages of the war the...

    Hi Keith; in the later stages of the war the bombing casualties in the UK were largely due to the V1 and V2 rockets. The barrages would be ‘down’ more often, I suspect, and so less significant for...
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    Hi Tony, thank you for your kind words. I, too,...

    Hi Tony, thank you for your kind words. I, too, had thought about the idea of ‘balloon lane’ add-ons when I wrote the article (and previously when I wrote the ebook, as there is a flight through a...
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    Mea Culpa. The link to Cheeseman’s book ‘Brief...

    Mea Culpa. The link to Cheeseman’s book ‘Brief Glory’ (and other ATA materials) is now via the Maidenhead Heritage Trust website at http://maidenheadheritage.org.uk/shop/ not the ATAmuseum site.
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    Nice experience and photos - well done!

    Nice experience and photos - well done!
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    Michael; thank you for the comprehensive and...

    Michael; thank you for the comprehensive and thoughtful review of this new CRJ. I hope you will do more!
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    Thank you for the very interesting article...

    Thank you for the very interesting article reminding us of the fever pitch of aircraft design prior to and during WWII.
  11. I read just now, very belatedly, the news of the...

    I read just now, very belatedly, the news of the death of Brian Powell in June 2014. His obituary in the Independent can be found here. He was a remarkable pilot with a fine career.
  12. Thanks for this excellent article. It made me...

    Thanks for this excellent article. It made me think again about the much longer "Double Sunrise' flights Qantas made in WWII and how challenging the navigation was. They had opportunity for a couple...
  13. Alexander, I like the Polikarpov U-2 - made me...

    Alexander, I like the Polikarpov U-2 - made me want to find some 'virtual' feeler gauges and tools and make adjustments to the engine... :). Nice job, nice interview, thank you!
  14. Thank you - and Happy New Year! I should have...

    Thank you - and Happy New Year! I should have mentioned also that sections of the book about Hazel Raines are available on-line at Google Books, for anyone wanting to read a little more about her.
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    Dan, thank you for the tour of Sun 'n Fun; it...

    Dan, thank you for the tour of Sun 'n Fun; it gives a good perspective of the wide range of things going on there for those of us who have never attended.
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    Thanks, franzair. I will share more on my...

    Thanks, franzair. I will share more on my experiences in simming there in time, I think.

    In the meantime I have added a new entry on the subject of 'Lysanders in the Moonlight'.

    Allan
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    Thanks Nels for the compliment! The blog tool is...

    Thanks Nels for the compliment! The blog tool is straightforward to use. I write mine in Word and copy and paste into the text box. I still have to explore other functions available.

    I also used...
  18. People interested in this topic may want to check...

    People interested in this topic may want to check Polly Vacher's site http://www.worldwings.org/books.htm as she did plan to fly her Piper Dakota on a circumnavigation over both poles for charity...
  19. Glad you like it. I enjoy looking into the...

    Glad you like it. I enjoy looking into the backgrounds of these flights (and others like them) and turning them in to FS flight ideas.
  20. Thanks for the comment. You are right about the...

    Thanks for the comment. You are right about the research - it took time but I enjoyed it!
  21. LOL ... "....Roll of medal honours.."

    LOL ... "....Roll of medal honours.."
  22. Thank you. Un-sung indeed. In 2008 the UK...

    Thank you. Un-sung indeed. In 2008 the UK government introduced the ATA Veterans badge into the role of medal honors, recording it " for pilots from 22 countries who flew more than 300,000 aircraft...
  23. Thank you for your comment. Copies of Bergel's...

    Thank you for your comment. Copies of Bergel's book 'Fly & Deliver' are around, even though it is out of print. He also contributed to a book 'Flying Wartime Aircraft: ATA Ferry Pilot's Handling...
  24. I flew the routes at different times with...

    I flew the routes at different times with diferent aircraft (incl. the Beaufort). As I am new to making 'screenshots' I sent in a mix for the article ... In the book it was the same plane Prestwick...
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