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  1. Thank you for the article. I think that the Air...

    Thank you for the article. I think that the Air Transport Auxiliary also lost some aircraft in the Wigtown area during ferry deliveries in WWII. A couple ended up lost off the coast but one or more...
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    Well, a family connection to the Furrow! Thanks...

    Well, a family connection to the Furrow! Thanks for the 'Monsoon' reference, I'll chase that one up. I have seen the BBC documentary previously and agree it is worth watching.
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    Thanks for the reference to Cobham's book. Glad...

    Thanks for the reference to Cobham's book. Glad you sorted things out with Benito for overflight rights! Frater's book has a lot of detail on the later route segments drawn from anecdotal...
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    Glad you liked it. They were different times for...

    Glad you liked it. They were different times for flying, that's for sure!
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    Very nice! enjoy the flight!

    Very nice! enjoy the flight!
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    Thank you both for the feedback and I'm glad you...

    Thank you both for the feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed it. Copies of Frater's book are still available on Abebooks, I see. It's a good read; not only for the details and anecdotes of the original...
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    Thanks for the tip! I read a number of Shute's...

    Thanks for the tip! I read a number of Shute's novels years ago, but not that one.
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    I enjoyed this very much; the combination of...

    I enjoyed this very much; the combination of flight simulation and aviation history. It was something I tried to do with my 'Fly & Deliver' articles here some years ago. so well done.
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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...
  12. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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...
  21. 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!
  22. 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...
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