|Topic: Silver Queen's Amazing Flight|
Posted 2000-04-29 06:13:06 and read 2985 times.
Those of you who get National Geographic can skip this. On page 36 of the May issue is an article entitled Queen of the African Sky. It's about this rather amazing airplane called the Silver Queen, a perfect duplicate of the Vickers Vimy's from World War I. The plawne was built by Mark Rebholz and John LaNoue, Mark being an airline pilot with 20,000+ hours in the air. Their Vimy is the largest operational biplane. Length 44 ft., wingpsan 68.33 ft., cruising speed 75 mph, range 18 hours (low altitude).
|Topic: RE: Silver Queen's Amazing Flight|
Posted 2000-04-29 12:14:11 and read 2925 times.
At the time I checked the Vickers Vimy web site about twice a day hoping that I would get to see this bird. It arrived at Cape Town International on July 29, 1999, virtually unannounced in not the best of weather, where it remained out of view. It was then supposed to make an appearance at the Stellenbosch airfield over the weekend, but despite having hung out there for hours, listening to the news every half an hour and buying all the newspapers in the hope that a flypast might be in the offing, nothing materialised. It was all a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT!
|Topic: Silver Queen At Wickenburg, Arizona Today April 29|
Posted 2000-04-29 12:20:39 and read 2919 times.
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