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Meteors at Elstree

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Some images of the Gloster Meteor F8 at EGTR Elstree Aerodrome, England. 🙂

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Fine set of shots, and a cool plane !

cheers 😉

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I just downloaded this freeware plane it's so cool.

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1 hour ago, pmplayer said:

Fine set of shots, and a cool plane !

cheers 😉

Thanks! I actually photographed the camo VZ467 at an airshow in the early eighties 🙂.

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1 hour ago, Todd2 said:

I just downloaded this freeware plane it's so cool.

It's a true classic Todd 🙂.

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29 minutes ago, Alaska738 said:

Great shots Paul! 😉 

Many thanks Will 🙂

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At first I thought it might be an astronomical event!  But these meteors are cool too!

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3 hours ago, ryanbatc said:

At first I thought it might be an astronomical event!  But these meteors are cool too!

😃 Thanks Ryan. The title intentionally was open to interpretation!

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Really cool, Paul !!

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20 hours ago, bernd1151 said:

Really cool, Paul !!

Many thanks Bernd 🙂

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17 hours ago, Jack_Sawyer said:

Cool shots Paul.  I would have loved working on these engines.

Thank you Jack. The Meteor is an interesting aircraft. 

"On 7th November 1945, Group Captain Hugh Joseph Wilson, CBE, AFC, Royal Air Force, Commandant of the Empire Test Pilots’ School, Cranfield, set the first world speed record with a jet-propelled airplane, and the first speed record by an aircraft in excess of 600 miles per hour (965.6 kilometers per hour), when he flew the Gloster Meteor F.4 (Mk.IV) EE454 ‘Brittania’ to 975.68 kilometers per hour (606.36 miles per hour) at an altitude of 250 feet (76.2 meters) over a course from the Herne Bay Pier to Reculver Point, along the south coast of the Thames Estuary."

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4 hours ago, paulb said:

Thank you Jack. The Meteor is an interesting aircraft. 

"On 7th November 1945, Group Captain Hugh Joseph Wilson, CBE, AFC, Royal Air Force, Commandant of the Empire Test Pilots’ School, Cranfield, set the first world speed record with a jet-propelled airplane, and the first speed record by an aircraft in excess of 600 miles per hour (965.6 kilometers per hour), when he flew the Gloster Meteor F.4 (Mk.IV) EE454 ‘Brittania’ to 975.68 kilometers per hour (606.36 miles per hour) at an altitude of 250 feet (76.2 meters) over a course from the Herne Bay Pier to Reculver Point, along the south coast of the Thames Estuary."

Awesome.

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