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MJ224 21st October 2019 08:54 AM

Filton Air Museum
 
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Bristol Scout


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Bristol F.2B Fighter


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Some Distributer Cap


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Sea Harrier Jump Jet


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Rolls Royce Pegasus Engine main fan


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Concorde


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Concorde Business end


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Concorde Passenger Cabin


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Bristol Britannia Cockpit


Flown on one of these in early 70's

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Bristol Type 173 Twin Rotor Helicopter


A few more on my Flickr page if you are interested....

by Mark Johnson, on Flickr

Jim Ford 21st October 2019 10:02 AM

Re: Filton Air Museum
 
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Originally Posted by MJ224 (Post 492646)

Classic 'fir tree' blade roots.

This form of attachment dates back to at least the 40s and was used in the De Havilland Goblin - the first gas turbine military engine to gain type approval, and used in the D.H. Vampire. Also the D.H Ghost, which was used in the D.H. Venom and also was the first gas turbine to gain civilian type approval, when it was used in the original Comet.

D.H. were great pioneers, but like many pioneers hit unforeseen problems, such as metal fatigue in the Comet. Little was known about metal fatigue at the time and the extensive research following the Comet disasters benefited the whole industry.

Jim

MJ224 21st October 2019 10:10 AM

Re: Filton Air Museum
 
FWIW, when you buy the entry ticket to the museum, (14.50 for oldies) its valid for a year....

That is pretty good value for money I reckon. I live 80+ miles away, but intend to revisit again...………….*chr

Jim Ford 21st October 2019 10:29 AM

Re: Filton Air Museum
 
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Originally Posted by MJ224 (Post 492648)
FWIW, when you buy the entry ticket to the museum, (14.50 for oldies) its valid for a year....

That is pretty good value for money I reckon. I live 80+ miles away, but intend to revisit again....*chr

I'd like to visit, but it's 120 miles for me - well outside the M25! ;)

Jim

Ross the fiddler 21st October 2019 11:13 AM

Re: Filton Air Museum
 
Great photos Mark! *yes

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Originally Posted by Jim Ford (Post 492649)
I'd like to visit, but it's 120 miles for me - well outside the M25! ;)

Jim

A bit further for me. ;) :D

*chr

Barr1e 21st October 2019 02:10 PM

Re: Filton Air Museum
 
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Originally Posted by Ross the fiddler (Post 492652)
Great photos Mark! *yes



A bit further for me. ;) :D

*chr


*yes :D
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MJ224 21st October 2019 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Barr1e (Post 492659)
*yes :D
.

A new quaintass service is due, only 19 hours away now.....:-)

griffljg 21st October 2019 08:06 PM

Re: Filton Air Museum
 
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Originally Posted by MJ224 (Post 492660)
A new quaintass service is due, only 19 hours away now...………..:-)

That's only the flying part of it. ;)

But that is really a lovely set of photos. I love the old Bristol Fighter. *chr We have one here in Queensland that appears to do the rounds of the air shows.

shenstone 23rd October 2019 11:53 AM

Re: Filton Air Museum
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MJ224 (Post 492648)
FWIW, when you buy the entry ticket to the museum, (14.50 for oldies) its valid for a year....

That is pretty good value for money I reckon. I live 80+ miles away, but intend to revisit again....*chr

it's amazing we were both there just a day apart. I agree it's well worth the entry fee and we'll be back again some time

Strangely I didn't take any Olympus based pictures I was having a great time talking to old employees of BAE and RR I didn't get my camera out next time :)

Regards
Andy


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