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  1. Movie.......Hell's Angels Book........ At the Sharp End by Tim Cook
  2. Sorry Hauksbee but there are 2 flying Lancasters. One in the RAF Memorial Flight, and one here in Hamilton's Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Last summer it flew to England and spent the summer flying formation with the RAF Lanc at airshows in England before flying back to Canada. As a matter of fact this morning I stood looking up into the bomb bay of the Lanc that we are rebuilding at our museum in Windsor.
  3. O/T A Great Day

    Olham: Great to hear from you. I hope you had a great vacation. Back to the grind again now. Tony
  4. O/T A Great Day

    Second best Christmas present ever!! Best was last week when the Oncologist told me there was still no sign of the the cancer returning Tony
  5. I was at the airport working on our Mosquito project when one of the pilots came into the workshop. He said to me "hey you want to go for a ride?" I said "sure." He said "meet me in the pilot's lounge in an hour."I got a 1/2 hour ride in this: What a great day. We flew from Windsor airport to the Ambassador Bridge. North along the Detroit River to Lake St Clair the landed back at Windsor
  6. There is the old bit about someone translating the phrase "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak" into Russian and then translating the Russian phrase back into English, and it came out as "The wine is good, but the meat is rotten". Don't know if it is true or not but it makes for an amusing anecdote. Tony
  7. We hope to have it fly, and we want to have a C of A, but there are some in our group who think it will be too valuable to fly. The wing has been passed as airworthy by Transport Canada Tony
  8. Well last Saturday the powers that be decided it was time to test fit the Mosquito fuselage to the wing. It fit like a glove. All we had to do was plane 3/16" off the panels under the wing and it was all good. Here are some pictures. Getting ready to lift. Over she goes. Starting down. Almost there. I"m telling him to move it forward a bit. Finally there. The guy on the left is one of our pilots, the guy in the blue coveralls is one of the guys restoring our Lancaster. Gwen is our secretary and not much would get done without her work. The red arrow on the right hand side points to the tail gunner position of the Lancaster that they are restoring. In Place and it fits like it was made for it. This is the crew that was involved in the lift. Red arrow is me. In the immediate foreground is the top of one of the two brand new Merlin engines that we have aquired
  9. Next time I see one of our Stearman pilots I'll ask him about the windscreen and the effects of the rain
  10. Well last Saturday the powers that be decided it was time to test fit the Mosquito fuselage to the wing. It fit like a glove. All we had to do was plane 3/16" off the panels under the wing and it was all good. Here are some pictures. Getting ready to lift. Over she goes. Starting down. Almost there. I"m telling him to move it forward a bit. Finally there. The guy on the left is one of our pilots, the guy in the blue coveralls is one of the guys restoring our Lancaster. Gwen is our secretary and not much would get done without her work. The red arrow on the right hand side points to the tail gunner position of the Lancaster that they are restoring. In Place and it fits like it was made for it. This is the crew that was involved in the lift. Red arrow is me. This is the complete Mossie crew. some of whom were not involved in the lift I had to photoshop myself into the picture because I took it.
  11. It's funny the way locals pronounce place names. We had a hydro plant on the Ottawa River Called Des Joachims, oddly enough the locals( mostly French Canadians) pronounced it Da Swisha Down here in the southern part of the province we have a town called St Joachim And the locals also French Canadian for the most part pronounce it St JO-kim Go Figure Tony
  12. A guy brought this model into the hangar today. No one could identify it. The first one to get it right gets absolutely nothing. except a little satisfaction.
  13. Kermit Weeks also has a Mosquito and he gives a walk around tour of it in this video: Tony
  14. Ohlam: Yes it is to be an airworthy Mosquito. We have already had the wing and fuselage inspected and passed by Transport Canada. The inspector commented on the level of workmanship and told us that we could put the panels on the wing and put the 20,000 1/2" brass screws in. We are also building a mockup of the cockpit as an exhibit to go in the museum. Tony
  15. There is only one pilot in the team that is building it. There are numerous pilots in our association but none are qualified to fly the Mosquito. We would probably get an Air Canada pilot to test fly it Tony
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