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Old Feb 19, 2008, 6:03 PM   #1
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Meant to do this for ages - I have been looking at this every week at the gym for a couple of years - in fact - I used to work in this building many years back - but that was before they installed the plane at the front.

Here's a small selection of photos I took.
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Old Feb 19, 2008, 6:04 PM   #2
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One from the front on view accross the road
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Old Feb 19, 2008, 6:06 PM   #3
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Lastly one from the more dirty side - must be the weather!
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Old Feb 26, 2008, 7:00 PM   #4
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# 2 photo of the airplane on it's supporting stilts...looks like something out of a '50's science-fiction horror show. A spider plane !!:shock:
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For those interested the plane is a de Havilland Heron, a mid-fifties executive/business aircraft.
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ac.smith wrote:
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For those interested the plane is a de Havilland Heron, a mid-fifties executive/business aircraft.
Thanks for filling us in. Funny it takes someone from across the pond to tell us what it is!

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Thanks for filling us in. Funny it takes someone from across the pond to tell us what it is!

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I'm a bit of an airplane nut. What intrigued me was the two bladed prop and an inverted inline aircooled engine on a four engined aircraft. What caused me to suspect de Havilland was the hump over the cockpit area of the fuselage. There's not really a whole lot on the web about the aircraft so if anyone could point me to or provide additional info I'd like it.
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There is a good chance my Uncle worked on that plane. He worked at De Havilland right after WW2 until his retirment some 35 years later.
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Cool looking airplane, they had more style back in the fifties.
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