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    Tiger Moth @ Aviation Museum

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:33 pm

    This is for any of you who have not yet seen this masterpiece at the aviation museum. Just sharing a pew pics. It is awesome but you must pay a visit.






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    Re: Tiger Moth @ Aviation Museum

    Post  skyhigh on Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:44 pm

    Wow it looks fantastic affraid ..is it going to fly or stay static ..a avery well done espc..to David I now that he was mostly involve in this magnificient restoration ... cheers

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    Post  William on Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:23 pm

    Its awesome. cheers

    Camo makes a huge difference


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    Post  Ray on Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:24 pm

    skyhigh wrote:Wow it looks fantastic affraid ..is it going to fly or stay static ..a avery well done espc..to David I now that he was mostly involve in this magnificient restoration ... cheers

    Awesome work as usual by the MAMF on this historical piece!!!

    Marco, you should be working there IMHO....... JIXRAQLEK hux Cool

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    Post  David on Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:44 pm

    I just love it

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    Post  alexbb on Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:24 pm

    it looks supurb
    its got the quality finish equal to if not superior to exhibits in bigger aviation museum abroad. now not to stir up a hornets nest
    DONT YOU ALL THINK THAT ITS ABOUT TIME THE GLADIATOR TOOK ITS PLACE ALONG SIDE THESE BEAUTIES

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    Re: Tiger Moth @ Aviation Museum

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:42 pm

    The Gladiator should definitely be there but it will never happen. I wrote a letter in the times about a year ago and started a string of letters but it will never happen. HM are going to hold on to it with both hands. A pity they cannot appreciate that its place should be there with the rest of these historical beauties.

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    Post  William on Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:57 pm

    The Gladiator is wasted at HM, it doesn't even have its wings on it, its rightful place is at the aviation museum


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    Post  Guest on Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:44 pm

    Having had the pleasure of flying a Tiger Moth at Duxford I can appreciate this one, hope to see it next year. Hardy

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    Re: Tiger Moth @ Aviation Museum

    Post  skyhigh on Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:15 pm

    alex wrote:it looks supurb
    its got the quality finish equal to if not superior to exhibits in bigger aviation museum abroad. now not to stir up a hornets nest
    DONT YOU ALL THINK THAT ITS ABOUT TIME THE GLADIATOR TOOK ITS PLACE ALONG SIDE THESE BEAUTIES




    I agree with you 109%.... cheers

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    Post  Ray on Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:59 pm

    skyhigh wrote:
    alex wrote:it looks supurb
    its got the quality finish equal to if not superior to exhibits in bigger aviation museum abroad. now not to stir up a hornets nest
    DONT YOU ALL THINK THAT ITS ABOUT TIME THE GLADIATOR TOOK ITS PLACE ALONG SIDE THESE BEAUTIES




    I agree with you 109%.... cheers

    I AGREE ALL THE WAY TILL ETERNITY cheers

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    Re: Tiger Moth @ Aviation Museum

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:45 am

    The Tiger Moth is supposed to be restored to flying condition. I confirmed this with Ray Polidano a few weeks ago.

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    Post  iCocker on Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:58 am

    Olly and me, had the pleasure to see the first coats on the fuselage being done ... and now seeing it ready it is awesome!

    Discussing with Ray Polidano this aircraft is gonna fly, the first vintage biplane to take off in the Maltese sky. Probably as usual redtape and permits they are to be using part of the road to land, would be a grand addition to the MAM, it would change from static to a living history museum and a new addition to have people coming over. Might they act some marketing strategy and do plaesure flights at a charge would be some further income to the Museum, and surely would be worth paying to experience such a flight ... ask our friend Hardy about this!

    This year the new additional BIG hangar would start in the grounds were the Dakota is lying ... this would house the postwar and jet age period. Works should start by next March as tenders has alreday been issued and hopefully chosen ... might also be our future expo area and it's gonna be massive!

    Hope that by April the remaining wing of the Hurricane shall be also ready and hopefully get the back area cleared a bit ... a little more space so that we can display better our area especially plus the 3 magestic birds ...

    The story about the Gladiator is a sad one ... till date we shall remain with a badly refurbished fuselage in Valletta and a pair of skeleton wings Ta Qali. Probably will remain talekwale ... Personally I have two views on this issue, the best is to be refurbushed to its splendour with wings and be housed in the hangar and the other at least bring it back to the skeletal form as it was donated after the Siege by the Brits and remain testimony of that ceremony.


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    Post  in nannu pec on Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:16 pm

    This is simply a labour of love.....it's just awesome !! affraid affraid
    I have to go an see this masterpiece ...Prosit David.....
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    Re: Tiger Moth @ Aviation Museum

    Post  Ray on Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:19 pm

    I guess I have to loose a LOT of WEIGHT to get into the Tiger Moth and be able to take off and land safely Sad

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    Re: Tiger Moth @ Aviation Museum

    Post  iCocker on Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:15 pm

    Ray wrote:I guess I have to loose a LOT of WEIGHT to get into the Tiger Moth and be able to take off and land safely Sad

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    Post  alexbb on Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:05 pm

    iCocker wrote:
    Ray wrote:I guess I have to loose a LOT of WEIGHT to get into the Tiger Moth and be able to take off and land safely Sad

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    Do not even dare Ray Shocked

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    Re: Tiger Moth @ Aviation Museum

    Post  Ray on Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:11 pm

    alex wrote:
    iCocker wrote:
    Ray wrote:I guess I have to loose a LOT of WEIGHT to get into the Tiger Moth and be able to take off and land safely Sad

    Ray affraid

    Do not even dare Ray Shocked

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    Re: Tiger Moth @ Aviation Museum

    Post  J.Fenech on Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:13 pm

    Ray wrote:
    alex wrote:
    iCocker wrote:
    Ray wrote:I guess I have to loose a LOT of WEIGHT to get into the Tiger Moth and be able to take off and land safely Sad

    Ray affraid

    Do not even dare Ray Shocked

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