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- Big thanks to @drewznewz for an awesome TR jump🙏
- Introducing the Tiger 9 display team, a formation of 9 Vintage Tiger moths meaning we have almost 50 aircraft in the flying display as part of a display team.
Tickets are available at www.yourairport.co.uk #airshow #tiger #flying #aviation #avgeek #team #london
- Back when I was in college and competing with other colleges in aviation-related events like aircraft recognition, we came up with some pretty fun ways to learn and study new aircraft.
One game was “20 Questions – Aircraft Edition”, in which one person would think of an aircraft model, and the others would ask yes/no questions to determine what it was.
It would start out with very vague questions, like “Is it fixed wing?” and “Is it piston powered?”
As they narrowed it down, they’d start asking more detailed questions, like whether it has cowl flaps or how many flap track guides are on each wing.
This aircraft could really screw them up.
It’s the Handley-Page HP.115, with a bizarre combination of A) fixed landing gear, B) a delta wing, C) a single engine, D) a maximum speed of 216 knots (399km/h), and E) a 40-minute endurance.
No other aircraft has this crazy set of characteristics, so once they determined it was jet powered and had a delta wing, they’d be thrown way, way off by the presence of fixed gear and a single engine.
The HP.115 was, of course, a one-off test aircraft.
First flown in 1961, it was used to study the lift characteristics of a delta wing at low speeds and high angles of attack. The test data was ultimately utilized for the design of Concorde.
Unlike so many other rare, one-off examples built in the 50s and 60s, it has a happy ending. It was saved from the scrapper, and is currently on display at the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton in Somerset, England.
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