Flight From London To Moscow

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Little Stinker was the second Pitts Special constructed by Curtis Pitts and it gained national and international recognition with aerobatic pilot Betty Skelton. It is the oldest surviving Pitts-designed aircraft and the smallest Pitts Special in existence. When constructed in 1946, it was also the smallest aerobatic airplane in the world. In 1945 Curtis Pitts built the first of a line of aircraft that was to dominate aerobatic competition throughout the 1960s and 1970s and continues in most categories today-the Pitts Special S-1. Pitts began with an idea for an aerobatic aircraft that would defy gravity and be crisp on the controls. Rather than the larger pre-war biplanes, Pitts wanted something smaller that would climb, roll, and change attitude much more quickly. Instead of a large radial engine, Pitts built his aircraft around the new smaller and lighter horizontally-opposed engines. The swept wing allowed for access and center of gravity (CG) factors and made snap rolls snap more sharply. The resulting Pitts Special was revolutionary because of its small size, lightweight, short wingspan, and extreme agility. The prototype, S-1, was wrecked several years after its first flight. Number 2, S-1C, with a slightly longer wing and fuselage and a Continental C-85-F5 engine, was built in 1946 and given the experimental registration number NX86401. Phil Quigley, Curtis Pitts' friend and test pilot, flew the bright red Pitts S-1C at air shows for a year. Quigley and the airplane made such a good impression that Jess Bristow bought the airplane and hired Quigley to fly it in his World Air Shows. He removed the original Continental C-85 engine and installed a C-90. In August 1948, without having flown the aircraft, Betty Skelton bought the Pitts Special for $3,000 and named it The Little Stinker Too. The name The Little Stinker was initially applied to a 1929 Great Lakes 2TlA biplane (NX2O2K) that Skelton had flown in 1946, 1947, and 1948. She won her first Feminine International Aerobatic Championship in January 1948 flying the Great Lakes. Skelton made several changes to the Pitts Special. For cross-country flight, her father constructed a small canopy that was easily and quickly removed for aerobatics. She replaced the original Aeromatic propeller with a fixed-pitch McCauley. She also mounted a ball-bank indicator upside down in the instrument panel, just above the one used for normal flight, for control coordination in inverted flight. Because the registration number NX86401 was so long and the Pitts was so small, Skelton asked the Civil Aeronautics Administration for a smaller registration number to match. The CAA responded by assigning the shortest number available, N22E. But because the demands of a heavy exhibition schedule made immediate repainting impractical, she asked the CAA to hold the new registration number until she and the aircraft returned to the U.S. from upcoming exhibitions in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Skelton won the 1949 Feminine International Aerobatic Championship held at the Miami All American Air Maneuvers, with NX86401, The Little Stinker Too. She also performed at a number of major air shows including the International Air Pageant in London, and the Royal Air Force Pageant in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Later in 1949, the aircraft was repainted with a unique red and white scheme and a skunk decoration. The "too" in the name was then deleted, since it confused those who did not remember the namesake, the 1929 Great Lakes. In 1950, with the renumbered N22E, Skelton again won the Feminine International Aerobatic Championship. A few Pitts Specials were built by Curtis Pitts himself and others in the 1950s, some for other female aerobatic pilots, including Caro Bayley. But the airplane remained a minor type until the early 1960s when interested amateurs, who remembered Skelton's remarkable aerobatic flying, convinced Pitts to produce a set of construction drawings (at $125 per set). The popular homebuilt version of the airplane was the model S-1C, with two ailerons, M-6 airfoils, and any engine from 85 hp up to 180 hp, the most popular being 125-150-hp Lycomings. While most of the Pitts Specials were flown in the United States, their international reputation grew quickly. In 1966, Bob Herendeen became U.S. National Aerobatic Champion in his S-1C Pitts. In the same year he competed in the World Championships in Moscow in that plane, arousing considerable interest in Europe. The diminutive Pitts is the most successful and recognized American-built aerobatic design. In 1951, Betty Skelton retired from competition aerobatic and sold Little Stinker to Bob Davis. George Young, Paul Lehman, and Drexell Scott owned the aircraft until Skelton repurchased it in 1967. In 1976, Betty Skelton Frankman and her husband Don Frankman lent the aircraft for display (in a new paint scheme) to the Florida Sports Hall of Fame at Cypress Gardens, Florida. Then, in 1985, they donated
British Air Ferries Viscount Stephen Piercey Vickers Viscount At Brooklands
British Air Ferries Viscount Stephen Piercey Vickers Viscount At Brooklands
G-APIM's History (Viscount Stephen Piercey) As with all V.806 Viscounts the initial fuselage construction took place at Hurn, with G-APIM being the 50th type V.800 started at the factory. The partly completed fuselage had arrived at Brooklands by 21st December 1957 when the main assembly commenced. It was moved to the finishing hanger on 5th May 1958 and GAPIM took to the air from Brooklands on 4th June 1958. G-APIM received its certificate of airworthiness on 20th June and was delivered to British European Airways Corporation at Heathrow on the 24th June 1958. Two days later IM made her first passenger flight, from London to Barcelona. The Captain on that inaugural flight, was one Ray Piercey! All B.E.A. Viscounts were called "Discovery class" after famous discoveries G-APIM was named Robert Boyle after the Irish scientist born in 1627, who was the originator of "Boyles Law" one of the key gas laws of physics. G-APIM is a V.806 Viscount featuring more powerful R.DA 7 MK 520 however these were later removed to give the underpowered A.W Arcosy freighters in the B.E.A. fleet more power, and so R.DA 6 MK 510 as fitted to the V.802 were fitter to IM and sister ships. In its original configuration along with all V.800 Viscounts in the B.E.A. fleet IM carried 42 tourist and 16 first class passengers. In service it was used on B.E.A.s European routes extending as far afield as Tel-Aviv Moscow and Tripoli from its Heathrow base G-APIM being used for route proving flights to Budapest and Prague in the early 60s. After more than ten years with B.E.A. on routes `India Mike' was put into open storage at Cambridge Airport from February to November 1969. returning to B.E.A. service for two years until G-APIM was transferred to an associate Cambrian Airways on 2nd November 1971 G-APIM flew to its new home at Cardiff- Rhoose Airport the next day. On 18th January 1972 G-APIM emerged from the paint shop resplendent in the new colours of Cambrian Airways consisting of an orange upper fuselage and tail with a stylised welsh dragon. A few months later Cambrian Airways was absorbed into the newly formed `British Airways' and G-APIM left the paint shop on 12th November 1973 repainted in B.A. colours with small Cambrian titles. On 7th December 1977 G-APIM was flying as BZ 762 from Aberdeen to Kirkwall upon landing on runway 10 which was wet and swishy `India Mike' skidded off the concrete and ended up bogged down in the grass, the passengers left the aircraft via the starboard rear door slide. Thankfully there were no injuries to anyone on board and `India Mike' suffered only minor damage. In 1980 British Airways altered the title on their Aircraft to read just `British' and so India Mike found itself having its titles changed on 14th November 1980. By 1982 our Viscount was the last of its type to be retired by B.A. and flown to Cardiff for storage pending sale. In 1984 the Southend based Airline British Air Ferries (B.A.F.) purchased G-APIM plus several other Ex B.A. V.800 Viscounts and was ferried with her undercarriage down to Southend on 3rd February 1984. `India Mike' underwent a major overhaul and was ready for service with B.A.F. by July. Stephen had been tragically killed in a mid air collision at the Hanover Air Show on 20th May 1984 whilst on an assignment. Stephen had founded and edited a high quality, quarterly magazine called `Propliner' which was devoted to Piston and Turboprop transport aircraft around the world, such was his esteem in the Aviation world that B.A.F. offered to name one of their Viscounts after Stephen. The honours of naming `India Mike' fell to Stephens parent's Ray and Patsy (who lived just a few miles from Brooklands). It had been Ray Piercey who had flown IM on its inaugural flight from London to Barcelona, back in 1958. In commercial service with B.A.F all the V.800 Viscount fleet was configured for either 76 passengers in an economy layout or 7 tons of freight, on routes that spanned across Europe. In one of life's little 'twists' IM returned to Heathrow on the 18th and 19th of January 1984 and operated the British Airways Jersey Service. This was because the BAC1-11 that had replaced the Viscounts at BA, were unable to operate in the heavy snow!

flight from london to moscow
flight from london to moscow
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