Tuesday 21 May 2013 17:31 UTC
A section for pictures that we haven't used, and for some of the story behind the story.
The January 2012 issue of FLYER features a fantastic and fascinating flight test of the Royal Navy Historic Flight's Sea Fury T 20 by Nick Barnard.
To accompany the piece, here are a few more of Ed Hick's excellent photographs of the aircraft.
climbing wall, Navy style
it takes about 20 to 30 seconds to extend the wings, and this makes it easier to remove the pitot cover
Formation flying from the back seat not so easy, as the view to the side and down is limited
Looping! Up she goes, effortlessly
You can see the Hawker Tempest heritage clearly
Yes please, I'll have one, and a single-seat playmate would be nice too
Lovely pics and a cracking article. I used to work with Goaty and I can remember the pride he had of digging out his logbook and showing off a picture of the single seat Fury after I mentioned that I used to fly a Jodel. He then described (in an office chair) what it was like getting her lined up for takeoff, locking the tailwheel, and gradually feeding the power in whilst keeping her straight before zooming into the climb - complete with sound effects and bouncing the chair to resemble the motion!
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