Saturday, 7 July 2007

Mr Shipley and Miss Velma

Ed Shipley with his recent 'charge' spending some time with the UK/Europe members of the website before flying commenced at Flying Legends 07 at IWM Duxford.

Thursday, 5 July 2007

Miss Velma - looking a little travel-weary

After all the miles and hours Miss Velma is towed out for a quick photo sortie. The exhaust stains spoiling her otherwise nice appearance.

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Miss Velma - nearly there

After travelling from the USA across the Atlantic via Greenland, Iceland and Scotland, TF-51 Miss Velma with Ed Shipley at the controls covers the last few miles to Duxford. Ed was kind enough to overfly my house on the last leg...

This was the culmination of the Operation Bolero II - the attempt to bring the P-38 Glacier Girl to the UK finally after her years under the ice and snow in Greenland. Miss Velma managed to finish the trip alone after GG suffered radiator problems as she set off on the first over water leg to Greenland.
So she remains behind, to hopefully make the historic journey next year - Op Bolero III?