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ACE

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breakfast tv
« on: April 02, 2018, 08:00:44 »
Tim is on the telly.

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Re: breakfast tv
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2018, 08:08:01 »
You beat me to it!
For any one who wants to look on iPlayer it was just before 8 am



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Re: breakfast tv
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2018, 10:08:39 »
Hi Ya,  I might be a bit behind the times but TIM? who is Tim?

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Re: breakfast tv
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 10:39:59 »
Was that him having his picture drawn? I didn't make the connection but now you mention it... Thanks for posting. He was on again later (Iwasn't awake before 8.00!) About 10 mins from the end of today's programme.
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Re: breakfast tv
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2018, 10:44:48 »
Lezelle, Tim is a longstanding member of A4A though not n here often now- I worked out from the programme that he must be 97 - hope I'm as able and lucid as him if I ever get to that age!

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Re: breakfast tv
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2018, 11:22:52 »
I view Tim as a hero, its due to the people like him that we have the freedom that we enjoy today.
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Re: breakfast tv
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2018, 11:46:12 »
On iPlayer scroll through to 06:53 to see Tim being interviewed.

 Thanks for the heads up ACE, wonderful to see him - and looking so well too!

Tricia  :wave:

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Re: breakfast tv
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2018, 12:59:27 »
Thanks for letting us know, Ace.  Was wondweing how Tim was getting on. Wonderful to see him looking so well.

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Re: breakfast tv
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2018, 13:25:35 »
I donít know of Tim, but is he the gentleman who was in the RAF..?
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Re: breakfast tv
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2018, 13:39:20 »
Thanks Nick for the link

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Re: breakfast tv
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2018, 13:43:43 »
For those who don't know Tim was a Battle of Britain pilot during WW2 flying Hurricanes at Tangmere, West Sussex.  I believe that he was shot down or crash landed once, and attained the rank of Wing Commander.   
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Re: breakfast tv
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2018, 07:55:39 »
Does anybody understand the maneover he was describing that a fellow pilot did to save his life ?



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Re: breakfast tv
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2018, 09:09:40 »
Does anybody understand the maneover he was describing that a fellow pilot did to save his life ?

According to OH the other pilot was flying past the parachute away from land, at the height of the parachute so that the blast of air from the propellers would blow Tim towards the coast.  He would have approached above Time so not to suck him away, then fly directly at the same height to push the parachute towards land with the blast of air.  If Tim would land unconscious, he might drown in the sea but had a better chance on dry land.  A very skillful tricky manoeuvre and one that needs to be quite close to the parachute to work    The pilot may have needed to repeat that several times too.  Proper flying ace!   :wave:
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Re: breakfast tv
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2018, 17:18:33 »
Hurray for Tim, will try and see it.

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Re: breakfast tv
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2018, 13:33:38 »
Drat missed it.  They only seem to be available for one day.