Aviation Photo #1233839 Avro Shackleton... - UK - Air Force

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38 sqdn practicing low flying skills, note both port engines feathered!
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Photo Added: July 09, 2007

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Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredible picture! Thank you for sharing.
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a fantastic photo capturing the seaside feel of a little known country in the 60s!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What an amazing and historical photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What an awesome snapshot of history! Thanks for the reminder of those glorious days of piston power!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a great picture! I almost can hear the two remaining engines running, if I only would know what they sound like....
Anonymous
10 years ago
It is picture that takes you back in time.Nice!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Such a Historical photo 1966...
But i'm curious to know about the details of the mission for the low flying and why it was held in Madagascar..
It seems that the A/C was getting down...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Now that is an awesome photo, and the quality is very good too given the age of the picture.
- Leo P.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing pic...looks like the plane is swooping down for an attack.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Brilliant and very unusual shot to have an raf aircraft over madagascar in 1966.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Starkly illustrates how people find aircraft so interesting and difficult to ignore. Wonder if they realised that it was running on only half its engines?
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is Hugo's star photo of RAF Majunga days !
Dennis Lancaster ex RAF Telegraphist
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thanks Rich,An awesome shot of days gone bye.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Yeah, we've all heard the line that piston aircraft are inefficient maintenance hogs. So? But the SOUND! The SOUND! Be it radial or V-12, what a sound. And the charactor of a piston aircraft. All jets can do is scream. Like the pilot of the former MATS Connie wore on his ball cap, "Jets Are For Kids". Thanks Richard for the photos from the glorious past! A standing O with tears a-flowing, Sir!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing photo!!! But why engines 1 and 2 are off?
Anonymous
9 years ago
I was on Shacks in the 60's It was cetainly not practice to fly on two engines and certainly not have two feathered on the same side. Unless it is an illusion then there must have been an emergency
Anonymous
9 years ago
Hit the deck, everyone!!


Air raid!!!


Totally amazing, and breathtaking approach.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I definitly agree with gentelman that celebrates piston engine's sound. Love historic Great Pics !


Greetings from Argentina.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wonderful. don't forget this picture was taken in 1966!
Anonymous
8 years ago
My father flew in these occasionally from ballykelly but i was too young to remember so any decent low level shots like this are great!
Anonymous
5 years ago
See picture 1636773 and she┬┤s being flown on only 1 engine, the other three, feathered and powerered off.
Anonymous
5 years ago
I do believe i was posibly in this a/c when this photo was taken,though you can't see me this make's this photo vary special indeed. sneff
Anonymous
5 years ago
Several of the persons commenting seem not to have heard of UDI, the Beira Patrol and the RAF Maritime detachment at Majunga! Memories are short
Anonymous
4 years ago
I may possibly be on this a/c when the photo was taken we had a real air force then before the politico's interfered sneff 605
Anonymous
1 year ago
A unique shot and the end of an era. My dad was flight crew (22years to 1972) and on this detachment to Majunga from Malta at the time this was taken. In fact, dad has the same photo which is why the photo caught my attention. He must have been standing in the same spot. It is a genuine shot. I understand in speaking with dad that Harry Hickling was the pilot in command on this low level 'beat up' of the coast. Dad says there was no emergency and no fuel crisis but just a case of giving the locals something to see.This is the beach where they would play soccer with the local kids with about 5 RAF personnel vs around 30 locals.

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