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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:25 pm 
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Today at approximately 4:15 pm, Rob Erdos flew the Canadian Warplane Heritage's Westland Lysander C-GCWL on its first flight since restoration. The flight last 44 minutes. The first public flights are scheduled at the Museum's Flyfest event on June 20 & 21.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMeXckf7Tbo

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Rob Erdos (left) and Rick Rickards (future CWH Lysander pilot) doing the pre-flight inspection. Photo: Rick Radell.

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Rob Erdos (Vintage Wings of Canada) strapping in. Photo: Rick Radell.

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Congradulations on years or hard work & dedication :D

Enjoy & have a safe flying season with it.


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Allright!!!!

Looks great, good job!

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WOW! She's pretty, too!

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Congratulations!!!! What fantastic news!

Great job to everyone there for doing such great work restoring her and being so patient with the final slog to getting her flying!

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The editor had too many Rick's with all of them running around today and in error has labelled Rob Erdos as Rick Erdos. We will forgive him in the excitement!
Rob Erdos enjoyed the flight immensly!


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A different angle to show the Target tug colors nicely...

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Mike,

Fixed my typo. Sorry about that Rob. By the way, well done!!

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Good Show! Lysanders are cool airplanes 8)

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Outstanding :D Can't wait to see her in a few weeks.

Thanks for keeping us posted.

Cheers Dave C


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Kudos, Canucks! Love the colors. :wink:

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Awesome! I love Lizzie's! Kudos to the CWH for taking the time to make this restoration "right"!

An observation - I didn't know how high the pilot sits in the seat, obviously to see over the nose. Those canopy sides are VERY low, obviously to improve visibility. It kind of reminds me of the A-10 or OV-10 with those low sides.

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1) Is the pilot seat adjustable in height? It looks like that pilot's head will barely be within the slipstream.

2) How is the visibility over the nose when sitting in that seat? Is it better or worse than most comparable warbirds?


Thanks for the pictures! :D


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Nice Job,
Looking forward to seeing it in person.

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Fantastic news...I wonder what his first impressions of the old girl flying characteristics were?

Look forward to seeing her on Father's Day weekend!!


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Two things...one; Yay Canada and the CWH! Great Job!
Two; fingers crossed for good weather 2 weekends from now!

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