Aviation Photo #0860511 De Havilland (FW Emmen) Venom FB54 (DH-112) - Untitled

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Just a typical start-up for this Venom's De Havilland Ghost engine as it burns off excess fuel, overseen by members of the Vintage Aircraft Team, before leaving Cranfield for an air display. Ex Swiss Air Force J-1790.
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    Malcolm Clarke
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    De Havilland (FW Emmen) Venom FB54 (DH-112)
    De Havilland DH-112 Venom/Sea Venom
    De Havilland DH-112 Venom/Sea Venom
    De Havilland
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    G-BLKA
    WR410
    Cranfield
    England
    United Kingdom
    June 23, 1990
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Comments (9)

Anonymous
11 years ago
High quality photo. Clear and concise. Explains and confirms what is happening at that moment
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastically clear and exciting. Poor gardener!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Must be cool to see a start up like that! And for an old jet, the grass seems smoking harder than the engine itself. I think there was at least one unhappy guy about it and that must have been the gardner :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice shot! "Surplus fuel" is an oxymoron though!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cool shot!! Did you know the mark from that burning is still there today!
Anonymous
8 years ago
HP fuel cock opened too early or too quickly puts excess fuel in the jet pipe which catches fire when the engine does light up. If engine fails to light then a 'wet start' is the result. I remember it with some nostalgia but can't remember doing it myself. Bruce Spurr (ex.5, XI, 68, 151, CFS etc.)
Anonymous
7 years ago
What a ... hot start !!
Anonymous
7 years ago
... And not a single fire extinguisher at hand ! Lucky day for the bird !
Anonymous
7 years ago
Oi, you're burning my garden! [willie]

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