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as we approach

250 !

total worldwide SCFLIER Forum members,

I would like to welcome all of our new members and encourage any and all New Members to use this thread as a starting point
to post pictures of your aircraft, your home base airport, and any flying videos or pictures that you may have available for sharing.


 

Our most recent SCFLIER Forum member, Tim, is based in England, about 20 miles north of London, at the famous North Weald Airfield.

below is some information, pictures, and awesome videos that Tim provided to me for posting on SCFLIER

Welcome Tim to the SCFLIER Forum !

Dave



From Tim, our newest SCFLIER Forum member, located in England just north of London.

“My home base, North Weald Airfield, NWA (ICAO Ref:- EGSX) - is about 20 miles north of London, and is one of the oldest airfields in the UK. It opened in 1916 as an RFC (Royal Flying Corps) fighter station during the first World War, only 13 years after the Wright Brothers made the World's first powered flight, to help combat the German Zeppelin raids on London. The RFC become the RAF in 1918 towards the end of World War I by merging the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.

During World War Two, NWA was a front line RAF fighter station,
and many US pilots joined the RAF to gain "dog fight" experience long before the USA entered the war.

A lot of information is on-line but a useful link here:-
http://www.northwealdairfield.org/History/history.html

North Weald's finest hour came in the summer of 1940, when it served as a frontline airfield in the Battle of Britain.

During the Second World War, North Weald played host to Squadrons made up of many foreign nationals, including Americans, Czechs, Poles and also Norwegians, to which the airfield and village maintain special links to this day. Hurricanes, Spitfires and Blenheims were the most common types to be seen at North Weald.

Some may be able to identify the airfield from WWII movies… the NWA Control Tower has “Listed” status, which means it’s of historic or architectural significance and effectively has a building preservation order on it.

NWA has been featured as a backdrop in various WWII films

· Battle of Britain (1968)
· Memphis Belle (1990)
· Band of Brothers (2001)”

Four fun Videos from Tim

https://vimeo.com/97911676
https://vimeo.com/23116613
https://vimeo.com/18330816
https://vimeo.com/23234078

And a picture from the UK Civil Aviation Authority CAA website showing Tim’s aircraft near landing
https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/applicationmodules/ginfo/ginfo_photo.aspx?regmark=G-CGIL&imgname=G-CGIL002&imgtype=JPG

See below for more pictures at North Weald Airfield, including a flyby of famous WWII British and USA Fighter Aircraft
“Two Eagle Squadrons of American RAF volunteers – 71 and 121 – were based at North Weald during 1941, so it was fitting that a special formation of four aircraft representing these squadrons included the Airfield in a commemorative flypast over their former bases around the east of England…
The formation, which started out at Duxford and had the callsign ‘Eagle Squadron’, was led by a Hawker Hurricane in 601 (County of London) Squadron markings, representing the aircraft flown by the American volunteer Billy Fiske during the Battle of Britain.
The second aircraft was a Spitfire painted in Bill Dunn’s colours. He was the first US pilot to become an ace while he was based at North Weald with 71 (Eagle) Squadron in August 1941.
They were accompanied by a P-47G Thunderbolt ‘Snafu’ and P-51C Mustang ‘Princess Elizabeth,’ representing the later units of the US Eighth Air Force, which flew from airfields in Essex and East Anglia escorting the B-17 and B-24 bombers as their ‘Little Friends’.”

Welcome Tim to the SCFLIER SportCruiser Forum, and we are looking forward to more pictures from All our new members !

SportCruiser_over_England.jpg

NWA_NorthWealdAirfield_AirborneView.jpg

NWA_Control_Tower_and_Hawker_Hurricane.jpg

NWA_NorthWealdAirfield_Museum.jpg

NWA_WWII_Fighter_Aircraft_HawkerHurricane_P51-C_Mustang_Spitfire_FlyBy.jpg

NWA_WWII_Fighter_Aircraft_FlyBy_Hawker_Hurricane_P51-C_Mustang_Spitfire_P-47G_Thunderbolt.jpg

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