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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 09:48 PM UTC

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487 differnt types of aircraft.



...including 52 captured German types.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 03:15 PM UTC
A Mossie was the first twin engined aircract to be landed on a deck at sea. An amazing feat considering the landing speed needed to be slower than the Mossie's stall speed! Brown was an incredible flier.....
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 01:15 PM UTC
Yup! It's a Guinness world record that still stands today 2,407 takeoffs and 2,271 landings plus several other notable naval firsts. Those being the first twin engined aircraft, the first landing with a tricycle undercarriage, landing a jet propelled aircraft and a rotary wing (helicopter). Over to you Gary.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 09:17 AM UTC
2,271?
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 08:39 AM UTC
Almost Gary, the number of take offs is different from the number of landings and right on the money for the different types.
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 02:16 PM UTC
2,407 wartime carrier landings.

487 differnt types of aircraft.
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 01:03 PM UTC
Sticking With Mr Brown how many carrier landings and takeoffs did Eric "Winkle" Brown make in his career? And for a bonus point how many different types of aircraft did he fly? Not a hard question by any means but he holds the world record for deck landings and this man makes James Bond look a little tame! Clear Skies Mr Brown!
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 08:12 AM UTC

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F-86E Sabre which he said of it "it had perfect harmony of control" no higher praise could surely be given an aircraft by a pilot whose career was legendary.



Well done Chris, over to you! The all-moving tailplane of the E variant greatly improved the Sabre's flight-characteristics.

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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 12:50 PM UTC
F-86E Sabre which he said of it "it had perfect harmony of control" no higher praise could surely be given an aircraft by a pilot whose career was legendary.
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 11:05 AM UTC
He162 due to having nice controls?
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 01:55 AM UTC
OK, here we go:

a) what jet Eric Brown, the legendary British test-pilot enjoyed flying most?

b) why?

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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:23 AM UTC
No real rules as long as it is aviation related.
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 01:40 AM UTC
Thanks, Gary. I'm a bit late to the party: any rules?
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 03:56 AM UTC
Dang. Expected that to have lasted a few more hours Over to you Israel.
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 03:32 AM UTC
The shortest scheduled commercial passenger flight in the world from Westray to Papa Westray in the Orkney Islands.
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 11:58 PM UTC
Okay. What takes an average of 1.5 minutes with a record of 53 seconds?
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 07:11 AM UTC

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KLM




Gary, you got it-- KLM and Avianca started in 1919, with KLM being the first (October 1919) Avianca the second (December 1919) and Quantas third (Novemeber 1920). I should have asked what aircraft they flew for the first passengers, but I'd forgotten when I posed the question. KLM partially interrupted service during WWII, but still continued to fly some limited routes. KLM flew its first passengers in Fokker FII's between Amsterdam and London.

OK-- Over to you!
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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 08:26 PM UTC
KLM
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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 07:46 PM UTC
Avianca?
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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 05:33 PM UTC
Damian,
Nope, not Qantas, which is the third oldest. Two others are older.
VR, Russ
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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:11 AM UTC

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What is the worlds oldest continuously operating airline?

VR, Russ



Qantas
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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:10 AM UTC
Oh, wait, they suspended operations during WW2...
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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 08:24 AM UTC

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What is the worlds oldest continuously operating airline?



KLM?

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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 04:58 AM UTC
OK here's one that ought to be fairly easy-- and in keeping with commercial aviation:

What was the worlds first commercial airline? What is the worlds oldest continuously operating airline?

VR, Russ