TURKISH ADVENTURE PART 6 of 8 To continue from my last post about the T-28 Trojan – What I liked most about the Trojan were its predictability, throttle response and excellent controls; it seemed that at any speed, when trimmed correctly, it could be controlled easily with a very light touch and the roll rate […]

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TURKISH ADVENTURE PART 5 OF 8 I have to say a big thanks to all the staff at the M.S.Ö. Air and Space Museum at the Sivrihisar Aviation Centre in Turkey, especially Ali İsmet Öztürk, a renowned Turkish professional display pilot, recently retired. Without the support and trust of Ali, his family and the staff, I […]

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TURKISH ADVENTURE PART 4 OF 8   The air show at Izmir concluded with an excellent final display along the coastline on the 10th of September, with substantially fewer people than the 2.2 million the day before; I would say only a few hundred thousand, yes, just a few hundred thousand! My final display was […]

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TURKISH ADVENTURE PART 3 OF 8 After a restful stay in the Park Inn Radisson, we returned to Kaklıç Airfield mid-afternoon, but not before going next door to the local Starbucks for some email admin and a Cappuccino or three! Preparation for the display had been done the day before, so we all knew what […]

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TURKISH ADVENTURE PART 2 OF 8 So, to recap, we have flown from the M.S.Ö. Air and Space Museum in Sivrihisar Turkey to Zafer (LTBZ) for fuel and then off to our destination at Kaklıç (LTFA) in Izmir, where we shall stay for the next few days to take part in the air show which […]

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TURKISH ADVENTURE PART 1 OF 8 I was recently invited back for the annual air show at the M.S.Ö. Air and Space Museum (Turkish: M.S.Ö. Hava ve Uzay Müzesi), located at Sivrihisar Aviation Center, Eskişehir, Turkey. Oh boy, was I going to be in for a surprise! I want to write a series of posts […]

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I often get emails like the one below, and I would like to share this now with you… Always nice to share some history on an aircraft that we all know and love  – The HARVARD! Good morning. I’ve just been reading the piece about oxygen equipment on your excellent site. I now know my […]

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TE20 Massey Ferguson Restoration On the 23rd of October 2021, Andrew Goodall and Collin Vaughan discovered the “Wabbit Twactor” on eBay after searching for the ultimate warbird towing machine for the Harvard MK4, known as the “The Wacky Wabbit.” Initially, Andrew was interested in the newer more modern options available for towing aircraft so, Having […]

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We would like to add Adam Lacey to the crew! Adam broke all records with T6 Harvard Ltd by making his solo flight after only 3.5 hours! So well done from all of us and we look forward to you working for us long into the future… All the best TEAM WABBIT  

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End of an era! ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ 💵 I shall add to this as the engine is installed, so it’s an ongoing blog: The R-1340 Radial: Classified as a top-secret design when it was developed in the 1920s, the R-1340 engine is still as much of a modern marvel today as it was almost 100 years ago, making it […]

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