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Thank you for posting this video I enjoyed watching it very much  :smile:  what a beautiful jet.

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I had a chance to see one at the Cleveland Airshow years ago. It might be the loudest airplane I've ever heard. Nice video. Thanks.

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Nice video, glad he is living his dream. Can't imagine what owning and maintaining two Harriers would cost...yikes!

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Thanks for posting and that is a great story!

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I'd love to shake that guy's hand. :smile:

 

Moi aussi! Top man.....top gun!  :dirol:

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Fantastic story. What a cool guy. I love to see if someone realizes a dream. Thanks for sharing.

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Nice video, glad he is living his dream. Can't imagine what owning and maintaining two Harriers would cost...yikes!

Um, he now has three of 'em! Yikes, he must have really made a huge fortune as a "real estate developer!"

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Um, he now has three of 'em! Yikes, he must have really made a huge fortune as a "real estate developer!"

In the early 2000's, when the market was booming, fortunes were made.  Given that plus a career as a military aviator, even becoming a test pilot, which I expect commands hazardous duty pay, he can afford such nice toys.  I'm sitting here regretting my decision to not make my career with the military.

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What a great video.

Since we over here are going to have two carriers - and no aircraft to fly from them for the next few years, can he please come over and protect us here in the UK for a while ? :P

I can use my credit card to buy his first tankful..

Sigh...

what a fantastic aircraft.

I always thought that after a few accidents involving loss of thrust in the hover, someone would come up with a twin engined Harrier. Probably too heavy then for a VTO ?

Best of luck to him & the team.

Regards
Bill

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