Monday, 22 June 2015

The >20 Minute Club...

The Spitfire flights from Duxford have been dubbed, tongue-in-cheek, the "20 Minute Club" by some on an aviation forum near here - the recent flights all returning exactly 20 minutes after takeoff (total time in the aircraft is advertised as 30 mins and 20 mins flight time).
I guess as my flight experienced a "gremlin" in the stopwatch department, which meant we were back slightly late, can I lay claim to being a founder member of the "More Than 20' Club"?

So, how about a patch?...













My wife handed this to me afterwards…

Isn't it. Isn't it though...



















And now I can actually wear my Spitfire pin, bought for me many, many years ago, and have a tale to tell…


2 comments:

  1. So, 20 minutes in a Spit, a scant 30 minutes in a Lanc, but they are minutes that will last us a long time. You fulfilled a dream, nuff said.

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  2. The total time is actually 30 minutes from taxi out to taxi back in - looking at the exif on photos I have so far, had about 10 minutes 'on top', sat in the back ready, while they went for the intercom adaptor for the pilots headset. As you say, minutes that will last a lifetime (or a bit less in my case!)...

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