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Postby Tommy Smith » 18 Jun 2017, 15:24

As the world is a bit grim at the moment I found this...

"Spare my days! Who wants to be true to life? Why read about what you can see going on around you any day of the week?"
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Re: Young Biggles

Postby Fairblue » 18 Jun 2017, 15:46

Tommy Smith wrote:As the world is a bit grim at the moment I found this...


Oh, that is really lovely, TS. Thank you for sharing it.
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Postby Frecks » 18 Jun 2017, 16:06

That is great TS - it has really cheered me up - thanks for posting it :D
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Re: Young Biggles

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 18 Jun 2017, 16:32

Frecks wrote:That is great TS - it has really cheered me up - thanks for posting it :D


Wow, that was brilliant, takes me back to about 1973 when that kid was me, lol. Here's some display footage I spliced together with some evocative music that I thought suited. I think I have posted this before, but always lifts the spirits:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5CrcJML7g0I
They've been working together for so long that each seems to know by a sort of telepathy when another is in trouble. One never seems to get them together. Get one & the others come after him. To give the devil his due they make a formidable team.
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Re: Young Biggles

Postby Spitfire666 » 19 Jun 2017, 05:20

Tommy Smith wrote:As the world is a bit grim at the moment I found this...


Love it. :flyinghat2: :pilot2: :plane: :redbaron:
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Re: Young Biggles

Postby Tracer » 19 Jun 2017, 09:28

I can only see a white square :shock:
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Re: Young Biggles

Postby Fairblue » 19 Jun 2017, 10:21

Tracer wrote:I can only see a white square :shock:

Try this link instead, Tracer.

https://youtu.be/trCRuT8fZXw
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Postby kylie_koyote » 19 Jun 2017, 11:34

Oh that's very sweet.
"For goodness sake stop that Yankee drawl, or you'll have us all doing it before you've finished."
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Re: Young Biggles

Postby Fairblue » 19 Jun 2017, 11:47

I just love the way he uses that umbrella. Kids can be so inventive if they're given the chance to let their imagination run riot.
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Re: Young Biggles

Postby Tracer » 20 Jun 2017, 09:01

Aaaah that's lovely.

Reminds me of my neighbour's son. He's flying Tornados now.
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Re: Young Biggles

Postby Tommy Smith » 20 Jun 2017, 09:57

It turns out to be the rather classy intro to a film of the LAA (PFA) 1993 International Air Rally also on that youtube site, full of just the type of enthusiast that started on Airfix and went on to built and fly their own.
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Re: Young Biggles

Postby tiffinata » 20 Jun 2017, 09:59

I played it to both the kids.
Master five wanted to know if that was his older brother.
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Re: Young Biggles

Postby kylie_koyote » 20 Jun 2017, 11:13

Tracer wrote:Aaaah that's lovely.

Reminds me of my neighbour's son. He's flying Tornados now.


Aw!

The little girl who lived across the street from me growing up now flies fighters for the US Navy. I am quite astonished, as I still think of her as being 9 years old. :shock:
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