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  • Propellerhead

    Cant believe that Propellerhead - Anthoney Woodward is not here! bring back Lift Girl! Was it Willy Knowles Thrasher? Amazon usually has a old copy ;-)

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    Propellerhead

    Brilliant book enjoyed it all ( several times)

    Ginge

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    • #3
      Propellerhead

      Yeah - the best 99p I ever spent on ebay. One of the thrashers cited in the book is sat rotting at Redlands airfield - next to the x runway - I taxi past her each time I fly and think of the adventures it must have ( endured) enjoyed .....

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      • #4
        Propellerhead

        I took my old copy with me on holiday recently to read again. Fantastic book which I find inspirational every time I read it. I first read it when I started flying around ten years ago and it still makes me smile when I read the adventures of the old 'thrasher'!

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        • #5
          Propellerhead

          Any photos of the Thrasher at Redlands?

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          • #6
            Propellerhead

            I'll see if I can take a snap when Im next at the a/f - a guy called Clive Bunce ( ex BMAA council member and proprietor of Dude paramotors in Wiltshite owns her ) - such a shame that she's just been left to the elements...She was a ' gate guard' situated next to he main black hanger when i first went to reds...but was moved ( dragged !) in the last year. I seem to recall you may even spot her on google.

            I just recall the last couple of pages in the book when he flies above the clouds with the lift girl - with the setting sun and all its amazing coulours as a back drop....awesome !

            Made me realise just how truly amazing our ability to fly machines and see such things is....and thankful that I , also, have been blessed with the means to do so....

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            • #7
              Propellerhead

              Interestingly I've not heard a modern Thruster pilot refer to them as Thrasher - to disrespectful a moniker, I suspect. ;-)

              Joan

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              • #8
                Propellerhead

                Think of it as a pet name!

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                • #9
                  Propellerhead

                  Yes, pretty sure the Thruster guru in Somerset was Willy Knowles.

                  Smashing book.

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                  • #10
                    Propellerhead

                    Russ wrote:
                    Yeah - the best 99p I ever spent on ebay. One of the thrashers cited in the book is sat rotting at Redlands airfield - next to the x runway - I taxi past her each time I fly and think of the adventures it must have ( endured) enjoyed .....
                    It does seem a terrible waste, a few years back it was completly restored by Mark Jones and looked very nice indeed

                    Ginge

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                    • #11
                      Propellerhead

                      The term 'Thrasher' is a bit dated now Joan. In my earlier years, the term was not derogatory at all. Going for a 'thrash' was how we used to refer to going for an enjoyable but fast ride on a motorbike, usually - a ride that would leave one with a warm glow, provided that you stayed on. therefore a 'Thrasher' was a machine capable of delivering such pleasures. Another term was to 'thrape', as in 'He came thraping past me' - but perhaps we shouldn't revive that one....

                      We did of course, as Thruster Bulletin subscribers all know, review 'Proppellerhead' in the Bulletin a year or more ago and also did an in depth interview with Anthony Woodward, which was re-printed in 'Microlight Flying'.

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                      • #12
                        Propellerhead

                        Just read it after receiving it as a secret santa Christmas present last week. I couldn't put it down!!!

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                        • #13
                          Propellerhead

                          Just reading it for a second time, absolutley brilliantly written, a must for anyone starting out in flying. It lets you know you are not the only one out there that has problems and the euphoric feeling you can get when it all goes well.

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                          • #14
                            Propellerhead

                            Is it available in the library

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                            • #15
                              Propellerhead

                              Hi Dai, PM me your address and I'll pop it in for you to borrow when I've finished reading it.

                              Kev

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