Canberra WK163 Aviation


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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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After the previous post on Vulcan XH558 I found this great article on the Canberra now owned by the Vulcan to the sky trust.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20161216-the-british-jet-that-flew-higher-than-any-other-plane

I should mention that my father was a radar technician (ground crew) on Canberra's during the 50's so these aircraft hold a rather special place in my fascination of all thing flying  thumbsup

hopefully the dream to put her back where she belongs gets back on track.
Posted February 02, 2017, 21:58:20 PM Logged
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Offline Freddy
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Nice plane. We used to have one of those flying around locally in Mid Norfolk. Very low too, just above the trees - it was a smaller town then in the 80s and less people to complain !
Posted February 03, 2017, 02:25:55 AM Logged

Offline Data
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Interesting and unusual job your Dad had DD  Cool
Posted February 03, 2017, 16:00:59 PM Logged

Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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He was on national service at the time Data.

They helped train Indian crews on the Canberra, apparently they had trouble working out the radar set had 2 on switches  lol
Posted February 12, 2017, 10:22:24 AM Logged
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