ferrypilot
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Tigercat

Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:17 pm

A Grumman Tigercat is flying from Wick in Scotland to Reykjavik in Iceland today.
 
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RE: Tigercat

Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:14 am

Why risk flying a TigerCat over water like that? There are not to many of these airplanes left.
 
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RE: Tigercat

Sun Jun 10, 2007 4:51 am

no more risky than flying it over land...

Aircraft belong in the air, museum aircraft are like stuffed carcasses of extinct animal species, they make me sad.
I wish I were flying
 
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RE: Tigercat

Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:21 am

It has been sold and has left its former home at Duxford in the UK today to cross the North Atlantic via Iceland and Greenland on its way to a new home in Chino, California. It arrived in Reykjavik about 3 hours ago. I just missed it landing as I landed about ten minutes after it.
This is the actual aircraft below, ...its a magnificent looking beast and a lot larger than I expected close up. ...I had seen it fly at Duxford in summer 2005 on the day when one of the photo's below was taken.

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ferrypilot
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RE: Tigercat

Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:08 am

Left Iceland ...(BIRK) heading for Narsarsuaq (BGBW) this morning.
 
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RE: Tigercat

Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:41 am

This is a very sad time for Duxford, I for one will miss this awesome aeroplane.

Many a time have I seen this aircraft display - loops, wing overs - you name it.

Guys (and girls for that matter), if you ever get chance get yourselves to Duxford in July for their Flying Legends Show - I promise you'll never forget it!!

I have been there and seen more than a dozen Spitfires and a dozen P51's, not to mention 4 hurricanes on the same airfield - the first time this had happened since WWII.

At the end of each day you will see typically around 30+ warbirds get airborne for a mass flypast - incredible!!

The tail chases throughout the day are incredible and you will get to see some of the lowest, fastest warbird flying you have ever seen.

It's only next month so go on treat yourselves!!!

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