Spitfire OUV. A Truly Emotional Start-Up. www.ml407.co.uk
Nick Grace bought the 2 seat Spitfire in 1979 in a dismantled state and after 5 years of work took off with his wife Carolyn on their first flight. Apart from the substantial task of general re-assembly the fuselage and wings were essentially as they left the factory but a large amount of the work involved stripping back to bare metal and re-riveting after treatment with modern anticorrosives which is why OUV is still operational today with no corrosion. Tragically Nick was killed in a car accident in 1988 but his widow continues to fly OUV. This short clip is taken from the film "Perfect Lady" which covers the full story of OUV's restoration. It and other videos are available from Carolyn's website with all profits going to maintain the Spitfire in flying condition.
Rolls Royce Griffon V12 Mk58 36.7 litre engine run at Duxford Flying Legends
Duxford airfield, Saturday 30th of June 2012. Flying Legends airshow.
Startup - full throttle - shutdown.
Guys on the left were working on RR Merlin which didn't startup at that
Shutter speed was automatic, since propellers look strange.
F4U Corsair "Whistling Death" Flight Demonstration !
This is a compilation of clips of the Planes of Fame Museum's Corsair
(Chino, California) and includes some clips of the Palm Springs Air
Museum's own Corsair. Man, this thing just scoots, BIG TIME! Wow, just
Listen to the 2,000 horsepower generated by the
2,800 cubic inches of the supercharged, 18 cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-2800!
You'll see during the flybys why the Japanese called this fighter the
This aircraft just leaps off the runway in just a few seconds, and
remember, the manifold pressure used today for takeoff with 100-octane
low-lead fuel is not anywhere near what could be used with the wartime,
130-octane+ fuel. Very impressive!
WW2 Aircraft Wrecks +
A collection of WW2 aircraft wrecks from all over the world...
Audio = Soldier Warriors by Syenta (creative commons license)
Merlin V12 part 1 start up
A Merlin engine built out of two wrecks. It originally powered a twin
engine Mosquito. Just the thing to have in your shed!
16 Spitfires Flying Together The Sound of Victory " Goosebumps "
This was a fantastic sight and sound, as sixteen Spitfires flew in
formation, to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, after the
flypast the Spitfires broke off and the sky was filled with warbirds tail
CSX Incident at Gaithersburg, Maryland
CSX - We brake for broken couplers!
A CSX westbound freight (Q-416) goes into an emergency brake application
in front of the Gaithersburg, Maryland station blocking the Summit Ave.
crossing for more than three hours.
The conductor rides on three other passing trains as he and the engineer
make the necessary repairs on two broken couplers on this long and heavy
Awesome Hawker Hurricane Low Flypast " Goosebumps ".
The folks on the cold wind swept hill, had a heart warming moment, when a
WW2 Hurricane swooped down for a awesome low flypast. it was great to see a
folks who weren't alive during WW2, honouring this iconic aircraft.
1939 SS Jaguar starts after 20 years in bits
I only put 1 gallon of petrol in her tank and after an initial few kicks
she refused to start until it dawned on me that I needed to pull out the
petrol reserve tap. The engine has no timing marks and she spits back due
to being far too far advanced. She's also very tappety.
The drive out of the garage was my first experience of driving her and the
street scene was the first time of her being out on the public highway. At
this stage she had a very noisey rear axle and gearbox and no interior
Video recorded 1993.