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The Shuttleworth Collections De Havilland DH88 Comet sitting on the grass at Old Warden during the Autumn Air Display 2009.
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BritanniaLoyalist Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely aircraft
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dinobatfan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
This is a very beautiful shot of this gorgeous racer! :D
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SwiftFlyer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is just classy!
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   Photographer
It is after all de Havilland. Classy was something they did well. :)
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SwiftFlyer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amen!
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Kitsch1984 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Veramente straordinario!! Beatiful!!
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FirstSarge Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Writer
Beautiful bird. Reminiscent of the Me-262.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice to see it again
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in-my-viewfinder Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you and me both!
I would love to capture her flying!
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multimediamixer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
such a beauty!
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011   Photographer
She is indeed. She is currently only taxied and not flown, however she is expected to take to the sky again next year.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's still sexy lookin
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Sceptre63 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
not seen this for a while ,i take it is up and working again ,,i do think i have seen it fly since about 2000,,ihs, nice shot by the way,,
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011   Photographer
The problem flying her when she moved to Old Warden was, I believe the length of Old Warden's runway. They have since extended the runway however. It was transported to Old Warden by road when Hatfield closed. It now taxys around during some of Old Wardens displays which of course is great to see. The Shuttleworth Collection have expressed that they want to fly her again at some point. I don't know when that will happen though, It certainly wouldn't take them long to get her airborn again I doubt as she is in beautiful condition.
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Sceptre63 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i think i saw it fly at duxford, but not sure ,i do have some shots on here of it flying,but they not very good,,i have seen it taxi at old warden , last time i saw it ,she was in bits,,
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Valder137 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
she just LOOKS fast!
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010   Photographer
Of course I meant 1934 :D That really would be amazing if it did it in 1834 :LOL:
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Valder137 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
LMAO. I didn't even catch it till you said it!
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010   Photographer
A comet in 1834 flew from England to Melborne in Australia in just under 71 hours. The record still holds I believe. It had a top speed of 255 mph so for the time, yes it was fast :D
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Valder137 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
it's respectable still today. Always preffered this Comet to the later (rather tragic) airliner
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Roddy1990 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Sweet! :wow: :love:
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SkyGateCreations Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
is this the real one? I know there's a replica out here at Flabob airport, took pictures of it...or at least it was there, that was last year.

either way I love this plane, it's positively gorgeous.
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010   Photographer
Yes it is one of the original comets. It is airworthy but hasn't flown in around 10 or so years which will change at some point because they said at a show that they plan to get her airborn again soon.
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SkyGateCreations Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! XD
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Canis-Photo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Crikey I have a poster of a painting of this on my wall, haha
You're lucky to see it
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010   Photographer
Hopefully at some point it will take to the sky again. They certainly said they plan to at some point.
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Canis-Photo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
They should make it worthy enough to race to Australia again, I reckon. Wouldn't that be marvellous.
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ptrckbllrd Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Very cool plane. ^^ Nice shot. :)
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