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P-51 Miss Velmas cockpit video of her Duxford engine failure and crash


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#16 Peterpools

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:51 PM

Cool head .. awesome pilot ... take care of business first.

So glad Lady Luck was riding with him that day

Peter


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:18 PM

Glad you like the post and it has brought out some interesting comments, she is well on the way to a rebuild as well.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 05:43 AM

God situation awareness on the pilot considering how many hours he has in the P-51.His overall experience as a long haul pilot would of coursed helped. Anyone notice the wings on his aircraft are puttied? Check out about 29 seconds in.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:22 AM

Very interesting video and conversation, thanks for posting.

 

He mentioned the "whistle" that the gun ports make when the aircraft is at a certain angle of attack, heard usually just before touching down.  Didn't know a P-51 makes that sound!


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 08:58 AM

Great video, it certainly shows off the skill and professionalism of the pilot, no injuries to the pilot or bystanders and comparatively minimum damage to the aircraft, a great result. Is there an article somewhere showing the progress of the rebuild of the P51.

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 04:19 PM

The rudder didn't look damaged until
It was on the trailer, either.
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