Let’s go Fly


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These were just a few of the planes that  we saw at the Skien (Norway) air show today, there was such a great selection of old and new planes, some small two seaters, a Dakota that took people for a flight over the town, two Tiger Moths, and two Warsaw Pact planes called the L29,  that did a series of low level passes and aerial acrobatics.

The highlight of the show was an old RAF Spitfire from the Second World War. Some of these Spitfires later served with the Norwegian Air Force up to 1954.   I don’t think there are many of these Spitfires left today, except maybe in museums. When my children were young, there was an old one in the playground in Salisbury, Rhodesia, and there is also one preserved in the museum in Bulawayo.

There was an Aloutte 111 helicopter that performed a ground attack simulation, with machine gun and rocket fire, much to the delight of all the spectators, as there were lots of flames, smoke and noise, and luckily, or conveniently, the Fire Brigade rushed in to put out the blaze and saved the day.

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Walking is too boring when you learn how to fly

When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return – Leonardo da Vinci

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Elizabeth
    Aug 16, 2014 @ 21:26:13

    Nice! my son loves airplanes, I’ll show these photos to him, and I know what he’ll say: Can we go there!

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  2. the dune mouse (CybeleMoon)
    Aug 17, 2014 @ 19:04:26

    wonderful Joan!! I can sense the excitement in the air!!

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