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Offline PJ Fisher

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Up in a Strutter
« on: August 29, 2022, 01:01:19 PM »
Great fun today manning the Lewis gun on a Sopwith flying in formation with an SE5a. Two Fokkers were in the skies as well.








Offline WD

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Re: Up in a Strutter
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2022, 06:54:25 AM »
Great fun?  I'd call it the experience of a lifetime!

WD

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Re: Up in a Strutter
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2022, 07:10:42 AM »
True, true.  Evidently this is one of only two Sopwith Strutters (repro) in the world that fly.  They take it up every Sunday over at the Great War Flying Museum outside of Toronto.
https://greatwarflyingmuseum.org/

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Re: Up in a Strutter
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2022, 12:29:55 PM »
   Definitely a unique and memorable experience, lucky you! I didn't realize your Canadian "connection" until I read your profile. Do you normally reside in the Toronto area? The experience of an open cockpit "wind in the wires" trip is one I truly envy of you, wonderful  and great photos as a bonus!
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Lance

Offline PJ Fisher

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Re: Up in a Strutter
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2022, 05:11:49 AM »
I live in NYC, but my lady lives in Toronto, so Iím up there regularly.

The folks at the museum are great.  This was my first visit.  You literally walk up, sign the form saying you wonít sue them if you get killed, make your donation (less than the cost of a WNW kit), they show you how to work the scarff ring and then up you go!

Iíve flown open cockpit several times but this flight felt special.  Worth a visit if you can swing it!
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Re: Up in a Strutter
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2022, 10:58:22 AM »
Great stuff PJ, I'm very envious! Thanks for sharing your experience with us!
Zac in NZ

Offline PJ Fisher

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Re: Up in a Strutter
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2022, 10:16:31 AM »
Oh, and they also have this wall of 1/72 machines:


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Re: Up in a Strutter
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2022, 08:24:27 PM »
Thatís not just Any SE5a
Ö Thatís James McCudden, Himself !!
You were Well Protected, Sir.

Offline Tim Mixon

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Re: Up in a Strutter
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2022, 01:05:36 AM »
Ohhhhh Iím so jealous of you! 

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Re: Up in a Strutter
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2022, 04:51:33 AM »
Now that sounds like a great day out! Super photos too!

Richie

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Re: Up in a Strutter
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2022, 04:29:07 PM »
Such a great experience, shurely a great fun. If I will ever come back to Toronto this will be a place I must visit.
Ciao
Giuseppe

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Re: Up in a Strutter
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2022, 12:39:08 AM »
Such a great experience, shurely a great fun. If I will ever come back to Toronto this will be a place I must visit.
Ciao
Giuseppe

You should! I've flown open-cockpit before but this flight truly was special. 

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Re: Up in a Strutter
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2022, 05:55:43 PM »
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You should! I've flown open-cockpit before but this flight truly was special.
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Definetly on the "to do" list, hopefully someday may get it. If ever succeed, I promise lots of pictures.  ;) Fingers always crossed.
Ciao
Giuseppe