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Bristol Scout Type-C plane under restoration


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"Brothers find remains of the plane flown by their grandfather in the First World War and spend 12 years restoring it to working order".

See: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2806201/Brothers-remains-plane-flown-grandfather-World-War-spend-12-years-restoring-working-order.html

They started "with just a joystick, rudder bar and magneto".

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And this one, when it flies, will really be a case of 'On a wing and a prayer'! BUT, I'd love to try a flight in one of these string-jobs - if just the once... After several experiences with Brazilian helicopter pilots in the past I think I can handle just about anything aerial!

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  • 1 year later...

Well, I am very pleased to say that the Bristol Scout is now flying, here is a link to the video if you would like to take a peek: This is the only Bristol Scout C flying in the world, it is the only one with original parts that belonged to 1264 as flown by grandfather FDH Bremner. Go to Youtube:

If you have any problems seeing the video or have any questions about the rebuild you can go to: www.bristolscout.wordpress.com or simply ask me via the forum. Hope perhaps some of the forum members may have seen us flying at Shuttleworth

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Sue, I was fortunate to see this wonderful machine at Bicester but unfortunately I attended on the Saturday, and the weather on that day was far from helpful!

I hope to see it in its natural environment sometime in the new year. Congratulations on a wonderful achievement.

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We will be setting the programme for 2016 soon hoping to visit Stow Maries, Bicester, Shuttleworth, Sywell, Somme in July and if possible take it to Thasos where Grandfather flew 1264...

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With luck I shall be able to attend at least one of these events and I note that Bicester have pencilled in a date for next year.

Flying the Scout on Thasos would certainly be a wonderful tribute your Grandfather. My GF also spent time on Thasos c1916/17 servicing seaplanes; I would love to visit sometime in the next couple of years.

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  • 8 months later...

Sue, glad to see that the flights on Thasos went OK - in spite of the weather!  Great pictures on the Website.  A wonderful achievement by all - in this country as well as in Greece.

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Such a shame that the weather intervened for the planned Somme flypast - but glad that see that it was finally possible to fly over the memorials.  Huge congratulations to all involved. 

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