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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7162 times:

Well the people in the UK might know what Top Gear is, it is a program on BBC 2 on Sundays about motoring (great program).

I watched last nights episode, this morning (recorded it) and it is filmed on a airfield in Guildford and I noticed that there was a 747 in the background, it had a blue tail and engines, white fuse and no titles.

1) does any body else watch and like the program
2) if you sore the episode, was there a 747 in the background.
3) any more info.

I think it might be this one,

(Sorry, I can't find the photos, of when they landed one on a very short runway.) Can someone help me to find them.

Tom.


Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
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User currently offlineLee From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7142 times:

The show is filmed at Dunsfold park aerodrome in godalming, I noticed the 747 too, i thought it was filmed at a old aerodrome, must still be used since i havent seen it there before.



edit - Its a great show Big grin

[Edited 2005-06-13 17:50:46]

User currently offlineDeltaWings From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 1294 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7127 times:

Do you mean the episode, where he flies the BBJ2 and compares it to a Nissan Micra! LOL. And in the end he comes up with the conclusion, that the Micra offers more value for money? If you mean that, I saw it, but dont remember a 747.

DeltaWings



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User currently offlineFLVILLA From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 394 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7126 times:

Hey.

I watch Top Gear and I watched it last night, I also noticed the 747 in the background, looked like -200.
I'm just wandering if was perhaps one of the old Travel City planes that they first used leased from EAL ??

On a different note I was quite tempted by that puppy ! But I'd eventually take the car lol.



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User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2730 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7119 times:


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Photo © Ben Pritchard



Will be used in a future episode of Top Gear!



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User currently offlineLee From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7103 times:

Quoting Airplanepics (Reply 4):

Will be used in a future episode of Top Gear!

cool, cant wait for this  Smile


User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7086 times:

Quoting Airplanepics (Reply 4):
Will be used in a future episode of Top Gear!

What for.

I know they have used a VS 747-400 before, on an engine run at prestwick.

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Photo © Fred Seggie - WorldAirImages



Quoting Lee (Reply 5):
cool, cant wait for this

Same here.

Edit: Added Photo.

Tom.

[Edited 2005-06-13 18:25:26]


Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7078 times:

Think this explains it  Smile

747 Over Cranleigh, Surrey, UK (by Vanguard May 25 2005 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlineNcfc99 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 738 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7051 times:

I saw the episode last night and logged onto a.net to ask which airfeild they use for filming. Thanks for saving me the trouble.

Can't wait to see what they do with the 747.


User currently offlineDsa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7038 times:

Watched it, some nice motors on there. Definetly a 747 anybody know what will happen in the episode in which it will be featured???

User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2815 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7007 times:

I noticed it too. It was during Christopher Eccleston's lap, wasn't it?

User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6990 times:

Imagine if 'The Stig' gets it.

They have had an Apache there, a harrier and an F1 car. I wonder what the lap time would be.

They could get the stig to taxi the 747 around the track.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineAtco2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 1114 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6940 times:

Does anyone actually know who the Stig is....?!

Ive got an idea, but what do you think?

a2b



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User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6930 times:

If the stig test drives a 747 what is he going to use to listen to the lousy music? (no cd player)

User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2815 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6918 times:

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 13):
If the stig test drives a 747 what is he going to use to listen to the lousy music?

He'll have to use the ADF.


User currently offlineLee From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6918 times:

Quoting Atco2b (Reply 12):
Does anyone actually know who the Stig is....?!

Ive got an idea, but what do you think?

It used to be somone called Perry Mcauthur, i think its someone else now.


User currently offlineAtco2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 1114 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6899 times:

I got the strangest feeling its James May. Whenever Clarkson does his "And who did we give it to? THE STTTTIG...", May is never there...

Didnt he used to be a Touring Car Driver?



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User currently offlineHenny From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6845 times:

The Stig is a racing driver called Perry McCarthy.



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User currently offlineLee From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6828 times:

Quoting Atco2b (Reply 16):
I got the strangest feeling its James May. Whenever Clarkson does his "And who did we give it to? THE STTTTIG...", May is never there...

Didnt he used to be a Touring Car Driver?

The show is filmed at a different time to the track runs. sometimes the track runs are filmed months before the show is filmed.


User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3701 posts, RR: 28
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6817 times:

Quoting Atco2b (Reply 16):
I got the strangest feeling its James May. Whenever Clarkson does his "And who did we give it to? THE STTTTIG...", May is never there...

Didnt he used to be a Touring Car Driver?

Not sure about that. Not hard to show a videotape of the lap.

It certainly used to be Perry McCarthy although heard as his identity was revealed (following the incident with the 1953 Duncan Hamilton Jaguar) he was replaced. From what I have heard now it isn't the same person every week.



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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6761 times:

I live right next to the airport, however i am parallel to the runway, so didn't know it was there until about a week ago, when i saw it at the airshow.

Though i see it every day on the way to school.


User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6706 times:

man, I saw a show where they tested the BMW M5E39.

JESUS, they completely f**ed up the car and tryied to reck the car in all ways possible, the Jeremy guys couldn´t belive, he kept on saying: I´m pushing my human limit here and this car want´s more and more!!!
Also, there was a show where they put a litle plane in flight to compete againt a Ferrari on a 1/4 mile track to see whom´s faster

ps. Does anybody have a link or something that shows Schumacher F-1 Ferrari against a Jet Fighter??



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User currently offlineGordonroxburgh From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 550 posts, RR: 20
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6693 times:

the 747 is to be used as a filming location, by the airport owners - Dunsfold Park. Its nothing to do with Top Gear.

User currently offlineLazyshaun From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 548 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6656 times:

Good show last night,
BUT what was Jeremy doing drowning a poor old Roller?!?!?! I'll never forgive him for that...
Anyway, that photo in "airplanepics" message says "to be scrapped". Maybe they'll have some fun with it before that happens. Knowing Jeremy he'll compare it with a Smart Car...or blow it up for no particular reason...or they'll get the Stig to drive it round the track...or maybe race it against an Aston DB9 to Sydney...
Anything can happen on that programme.



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User currently offlineJoshdean From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6621 times:

Quoting Atco2b (Reply 12):
Does anyone actually know who the Stig is....?!

There is a lot of speculation that it is now Damon Hill.

Quoting Atco2b (Reply 16):
I got the strangest feeling its James May.

No way. James is sloooooow. He's always being mocked for it. I remember a couple of years back he had some kind of race with JC and lost because he was "listening to Radio 2 and smoking". Wogan is enough to slow anyone down I guess, hence is crappy time on the 'Star in a reasonable Priced Car' rankings.

Quoting Atco2b (Reply 16):
Didnt he used to be a Touring Car Driver?

Tiff Needel (ex TG) used to race Touring Cars amongst other things. Jason Plato who presents the crappy Fifth Gear on Five still races Touring Cars. But no James May.

Quoting Erikwilliam (Reply 21):
ps. Does anybody have a link or something that shows Schumacher F-1 Ferrari against a Jet Fighter??

Here's the clip for Schumi vs Jet, it's just a BBC report though. Listen closely, the reporter sounds oddly like a flight attendant!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/video/39...9625739_schumacher18_harold_vi.ram

At least this post is now vaguely aviation related!


25 AirbusA346 : That could be Fifth Gear on 'five' (Channel Five in the UK). I think it is. Tom.
26 Post contains images Skidmarks : Dunsfold is the place where Hawker Siddely finished off the Harrier and test flew it. Andy
27 Post contains images Babybus : I was wondering where that airfield was too. Re: The car, I'm afraid I'd take the puppy. I'm just a big softy I guess.
28 Scott0305 : Man I love A.net. I watched Top Gear last night and noticed the same thing and thought I would surely be the only person in the world wondering what t
29 Post contains images Leezyjet : Dunsfold is shown on the charts as a Disused or Abandoned Aerodrome - shown for navigational landmark purposes only. This doesn't mean that it cannot
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