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    Default Whispering Giant Bristol Britannia Aeroplane



    LIVERPOOL’S ‘Whispering Giant’ – a huge Bristol Britannia aeroplane – has returned home after being rescued from a fire dump by a group of enthusiasts.

    Former owner of the Bristol Britannia G-ANCF (Charlie Fox) Roger Hargreaves said his rare and beautiful aircraft was in serious danger of being scrapped after the owners of Kemble airfield in Gloucestershire gave him just one month to find it a new home.

    Fortunately Merseyside’s Jetstream Club heard about the former British Eagle aircraft’s plight and offered to transport Charlie Fox bit-by-bit to their site at the old airport terminal buildings at Speke.

    Several wagons containing support gear and control surfaces made the trip over the last month in preparation for her arrival and yesterday the aircraft – one of only four remaining in the UK – arrived at Speke on a series of low loaders where she will now be restored to its former glory. continues.....


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    There'ssome more discussion here on this aircrafts relocation.

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    Some great information here as well.
    "Good work Raymondo, I'm bumping you back up to DS, only this time make sure it stands for Detective Seargent and not Dog Sh*t..."

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    I think I've seen this or parts of this whilst in the gym. I'll have another luck.....
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    Default LIVERPOOL’S ‘Whispering Giant’ Pictures





















    Many more here - hope u liked them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Many more here - hope u liked them

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    Thanks very much
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    Wink

    Popped into the Old Airport to see the Giant and found this >>>>



    Killed two birds with one stone
    Is that the real callsign ??? I have my doubts.

    Not much change in the Giant yet but it's early days.







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    Sure Howard Hughes was not behind this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tockeyhead View Post
    Sure Howard Hughes was not behind this?

    Howard who ? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    It is her real callsign!!
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    Default Progress visit 28 April 2007.

    Paid a visit to the Old airport today to see how things are pregressing and came away with some nice pics :-
    As you may notice the wings have been added too and the cockpit is at a nice point in renovation but a bit of a jigsaw I am told.
    I will keep up the visting in the weeks ahead.
    One more pic to come but I will keep that for later

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    Default JETSTREAM

    While at the airport I paid a visit to the Jetstream aircraft alongside.
    I did not know it had a 'Flight Simulator'. A very nice supprise. Did not have much time to play on it but took these pics:-

    With the simulator you can fly to any airport in the world in any comercial aircraft, even the Airbus 380.
    Go and have a try at Concord
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    Default The Whispering Giant

    As promised the pic you want to see :-
    I believe this was taken about 1958 (can you go back that far)
    This is what the aircraft will look like when completed. Both are one and the same aircraft

    Bob and crew at the airport = Thanks for the info, the pictures and the patience. I know you will read it.
    See you again soon. Thanks.
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