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vegaskip
08-05-2012, 08:43 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2012/223281-Vampire_800.JPG
Small watercolour of what was buzzing about when I was a boy
Jim

halthepainter
08-06-2012, 11:00 AM
Wonderful painting Jim.

Wow!! you're a h*ll of a lot younger than I am.

When I was a kid. If I heard an airplane (all piston) I would run out of the house to look for it.

Our air mail service was an airplane dropping packages on a hillside above my house and coming back around with a line and hook down to snag a package hung up between two poles.

vegaskip
08-06-2012, 01:30 PM
Hi Hal, next you'll be telling me that when you joined, Pontius Pilate was still a Navigator.
Jim

NeilF92
08-07-2012, 06:11 AM
I remember that era Jim - my Dad pointing to the howling , whistling shapes in the sky and telling me "that's the future Neil".
We still had Spitfires and Lancs doing gunnery training up above when I was about 4 - 1948 ish.

vegaskip
08-07-2012, 06:21 AM
Hi Neil, I seem to remember the Vampire had a Whistling sort of whine sound and the Meteor a more throaty sort of roar.
Both were still flying when I joined the RN, (1958) and we operated Sea Venoms when I was in Eagle and Victorious.
Jim

Gray539
08-10-2012, 08:05 PM
An enjoyable painting Jim, and a simpler time.