Sailplanes – WVHGC http://wvhgc.org/ Sun, 08 May 2022 03:36:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://wvhgc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-10-120x120.png Sailplanes – WVHGC http://wvhgc.org/ 32 32 Gliding club members watch in horror as the plane crashes near Feilding airfield https://wvhgc.org/gliding-club-members-watch-in-horror-as-the-plane-crashes-near-feilding-airfield/ Sun, 08 May 2022 03:36:00 +0000 https://wvhgc.org/gliding-club-members-watch-in-horror-as-the-plane-crashes-near-feilding-airfield/ DAVID UNWIN/STUFF/Stuff The pilot of a Piper Pawnee plane was seriously injured when it crashed into a tree about 20m from Feilding airfield (file photo). Members of the Manawatū Aviation Club were horrified when two pilots encountered trouble in the sky on Saturday, with a plane crashing into a tree, leaving its pilot seriously injured. […]]]>
The pilot of a Piper Pawnee plane was seriously injured when it crashed into a tree about 20m from Feilding airfield (file photo).

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The pilot of a Piper Pawnee plane was seriously injured when it crashed into a tree about 20m from Feilding airfield (file photo).

Members of the Manawatū Aviation Club were horrified when two pilots encountered trouble in the sky on Saturday, with a plane crashing into a tree, leaving its pilot seriously injured.

Whanganui-Manawatū Gliding Club President Ross Anderson said the crash occurred during the club’s normal flying activities after a Piper Pawnee aircraft, towing a glider, moved under tow overhead from Feilding airfield.

The tow plate was pulled into a position where the pilot of the Piper Pawnee could not retrieve it.

Anderson said he and other club members saw the plane hit a tree about 20 yards from the airfield.

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Police were called to the airfield just after 2pm on Saturday (file photo)

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Police were called to the airfield just after 2pm on Saturday (file photo)

“It was heartbreaking to watch it unfold in front of all of us. We are a very tight-knit club and the two people involved have been with the club for a very long time.

“A lot of us saw what happened. It was just awful and it will take us all a little while to come back from it.

Anderson said that before the crash, the rope between the glider and the plane broke, allowing the glider pilot to return to the airstrip and land safely without injury.

“But the plane pilot is not so lucky, he is in a bad place, I would say critical, so it is devastating for everyone.

Emergency services were alerted to the crash on Taonui Road at 2:05 p.m.

Fire and Emergency NZ Central shift manager Chris Dalton said six fire trucks and two support vehicles from Palmerston North, Bunnythorpe and Feilding brigades attended the scene.

He said fire crews needed to free the pilot, who was pinned down.

A police spokesperson confirmed the pilot suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital in the rescue helicopter.

The Civil Aviation Authority has been notified.

Taonui Rd was closed and a scene guard was in place at the crash site overnight.

Stuff has contacted MidCentral DHB for a driver status update, but has yet to receive a response.

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One seriously injured in Feilding plane and glider crash https://wvhgc.org/one-seriously-injured-in-feilding-plane-and-glider-crash/ Sat, 07 May 2022 03:26:42 +0000 https://wvhgc.org/one-seriously-injured-in-feilding-plane-and-glider-crash/ A glider pilot was lucky to escape after the tow plane crashed on takeoff. Photo / Provided A glider pilot had “just” enough height to circle the airfield and land safely after the plane towing them crashed on takeoff, the chairman of Feilding airfield said, Bruce Brownlie. The pilot of a Piper Pawnee plane was […]]]>

A glider pilot was lucky to escape after the tow plane crashed on takeoff. Photo / Provided

A glider pilot had “just” enough height to circle the airfield and land safely after the plane towing them crashed on takeoff, the chairman of Feilding airfield said, Bruce Brownlie.

The pilot of a Piper Pawnee plane was seriously injured when the plane crashed into trees opposite the airport – about 20 meters from the airfield – and was transported by rescue helicopter to the hospital, Brownlie said.

Police confirmed that the pilot would be seriously injured.

Wreckage from the crash site.  Photo / Provided
Wreckage from the crash site. Photo / Provided

Brownlie understood that the pilot—like the glider pilot—was an experienced, longtime member of the Wanganui-Manawatu Gliding Club. He understood that Piper’s pilot had sustained head injuries.

Firefighters had to help him out of the plane after the 2:05 p.m. crash.

But the glider pilot escaped unscathed after successfully freeing his glider from the tow plane and returning to the airfield.

“He had enough height to circle around and land, but just… he’s in shock.”

Brownlie was not at the airfield when the incident occurred, but arrived shortly after.

The plane involved in the incident had crashed into trees, said Chris Dalton, shift manager for the fire and emergency center, shortly after the accident.

“We’re releasing the pilot.”

The plane also had a fuel leak, he said.

Six aircraft and two support vehicles from the volunteer brigades of Palmerston North and Bunnythorpe and Feilding had been sent to the scene.

The Civil Aviation Authority has been contacted, a police spokeswoman said.

Taonui Rd has also been closed, with traffic management in place, and motorists should avoid the area.

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Strong turbulence tears the fin of the passenger plane during the flight https://wvhgc.org/strong-turbulence-tears-the-fin-of-the-passenger-plane-during-the-flight/ Wed, 04 May 2022 21:21:12 +0000 https://wvhgc.org/strong-turbulence-tears-the-fin-of-the-passenger-plane-during-the-flight/ Turbulence so severe that it causes airsickness is less common than ever in the modern era of commercial flight. Higher operating ceilings, larger aircraft, and better weather reports have made modern air travel a largely smooth and drama-free experience. However, there are still extreme exceptions to every rule, and Envoy Air Flight 3729 is here […]]]>

Turbulence so severe that it causes airsickness is less common than ever in the modern era of commercial flight. Higher operating ceilings, larger aircraft, and better weather reports have made modern air travel a largely smooth and drama-free experience. However, there are still extreme exceptions to every rule, and Envoy Air Flight 3729 is here to prove it in spectacular fashion. The scheduled passenger flight from Charleston, South Carolina, to Dallas, Texas was diverted after encountering severe turbulence that ripped off part of its wing. This part landed safely, albeit unexpectedly, in Birmingham, Alabama.

The jet in question was an Embraer E175 regional jet. Passenger Brandon Owen shared a tweet with footage of the crashed plane’s wing missing its winglet; for reference, below is what the wingtip of an E175 should resemble. The entire upturned tip portion of the wing, known as the winglet, is what sheared off in flight at 36,000 feet and forced the emergency diversion.

The popularization of winglets on modern commercial airliners is primarily due to their ability to break up wingtip vortices which produce drag and reduce fuel economy. In other words, they are not strictly crucial for theft. NASA conducted extensive testing in the late 1960s and early 1970s and found that adding sail-like extensions to the end of traditional wings could significantly increase range and fuel economy with only a slight increase in weight. As such they have been a reserve for most aircraft ever since. There are still recalcitrants, like the Boeing 777, which has no fins.

However, Embraer’s E175 was only ever sold with winglets, and since the specific aircraft in question (N233NN) was delivered in 2016, it has the latest version offered by Embraer on the E-series -jet, designed for maximum efficiency (and seamlessly integrated into the design of the wing itself). While the plane had to make an emergency landing since, you know, parts of the plane aren’t supposed to fall off in flight, the Embraer still landed safely because the winglet isn’t a crucial element needed for lift, even on the E175. Indeed, planning flights where the aircraft lacks winglets is not common but can be done, as some aircraft models have flight certifications with and without winglets. That said, the E175’s minimum equipment list – the master list of what can be inoperable on an aircraft and allow it to fly – does not allow the aircraft to fly specifically if it’s missing a winglet, and because the wing illumination lights are built into the winglets, it would be specifically forbidden to fly beyond dusk with only one tip remaining. Even though the E175 was still controllable and safe, it’s hard to blame the pilot for landing when the wings started to drop.

All told, landing safely on a plane with an extremely strong operational record means you probably don’t need to check the window every few minutes to make sure your plane is intact the next time you fly. But now you’ll know what those swept portions do and how much your plane really needs them.

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We’re going to need a bigger ship, plane, and tank – the inevitability of Aotearoa Fortress https://wvhgc.org/were-going-to-need-a-bigger-ship-plane-and-tank-the-inevitability-of-aotearoa-fortress/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 14:52:30 +0000 https://wvhgc.org/were-going-to-need-a-bigger-ship-plane-and-tank-the-inevitability-of-aotearoa-fortress/ If we’re serious about an independent foreign policy, we have to accept that it’s going to cost us a lot more. I believe the climate crisis means we need a much larger military to deal with civil disasters and if we try to move away from China and America we have to make the decision […]]]>

If we’re serious about an independent foreign policy, we have to accept that it’s going to cost us a lot more.

I believe the climate crisis means we need a much larger military to deal with civil disasters and if we try to move away from China and America we have to make the decision to dramatically increase that that we spend on the military for a purely defensive capability. .

How would we defend the Kingdom of New Zealand and our entire Exclusive Economic Zone?

Currently we are spending 1.5% of GDP on our entire military, to defend the entire kingdom of New Zealand and to pursue an independent foreign policy, I argue we need to push that up to 3%.

Note – New Zealand should only reinforce its army to defend its entire territory (New Zealand Islands, EEZ, Ross Dependency, Tokelau, Cook Islands and Niue). Any upgrading of our army is for purely defensive purposes, not for military adventure or invasions.

We can’t walk away from America and China and pretend there’s no cost to being independent.

With the climate crisis looming, we need this debate now.

We also have geopolitics.

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As China builds a forward military base that could cut America off…

China-Solomon Islands deal: China could cut off New Zealand and Australia from US military support – Professor Anne-Marie Brady

A Chinese policy pundit has called the Solomon Islands-China deal a “game changer”, saying New Zealand could be cut off from US military support.

… the real danger here is the Chinese fishing militia who will use it as a base to raid deep into the fisheries.

We need to protect our fisheries.

If you are going to recognize the problem, the solution must be legitimate.

I maintain that we must have an independent foreign policy and our position must be friend to all, foe to no one, but we will urgently need to protect what is ours and recognize that the climate crisis will require more infrastructure and civilian means emergency.

We need a comprehensive review of our defense force and a massive increase in spending.

Great Comrade Chris Trotter warns us that self-sufficiency cannot be New Zealand’s future because we don’t have enough self-sufficiency built into New Zealand’s economy.

I recognize that it is a problem, but it is certainly not an impossible problem.

Yes, we need a basic pharmaceutical industry if we want to be self-sufficient.

No, I don’t think the collapse of western capitalism is happening fast enough via climate change to require a national weapons factory, but yes, I think we urgently need to increase our military spending to 3% of GDP.

Yes Maori, we are able to live here enough for almost a century, but I am not suggesting a subsistence existence.

The plain truth is that Fortress NZ will be forced upon us whether we like it or not.

The catastrophic heat via pollution locked in our system goes so far beyond what ice core samples tell us that we are in uncharted territory.

Normally, such heat occurs over hundreds of thousands of years thanks to the angle of the Earth on its axis but we did it in less than 3 centuries!

When the process occurs naturally over hundreds of thousands of years, the sudden and dramatic shift from scorching heat to the Ice Age can occur within decades. Create all this power in a few centuries and we load these turning points much more abruptly and damagingly.

The rapid melting of the apocalyptic glacier in Antarctica and the shutdown of the Atlantic overturning meridional circulation will trigger irreversible environmental collapse within decades, not the end of the century.

There is no optimism on the climate front, just consequences now.

With such major weather disasters occurring with ever greater destruction more countries will move towards Autarky, will New Zealanders cheer for these planes landing with tourists while burning more climate gases or will they attack airports to close them?

Watch how every poll in New Zealand shows over 50% support for a full border closure due to a virus with Covid’s low death rate?

The climate crisis is destroying environments and making it more likely and probable that an Alpha virus will emerge far more deadly than Covid-19 – you think the Kiwis will

With globalists infecting every political party in New Zealand, it only takes one populist spark to bring Fortress NZ to life.

Post-growth capitalism with real sustainability calls for autarky on a burning planet that can no longer support globalism.

Muldoon dreamed big because he believed the oil shocks of the 1970s were the future. He was wrong then, but that doesn’t mean he’s wrong now.

America’s military-industrial complex has simply solved the problem of an oligopoly by seeding and supporting harsh authoritarian regimes with lots of oil so they can always access cheap gasoline, making the investment of Meaningless Muldoon, but the military-industrial complex can’t bargain with the planet like we do. it’s getting sicker and sicker!

The tyranny of distance has always been our discomfort, but on a planet scorching with constant external shocks, NZ County is doing very well at the moment.

‘Build this wall’ will soon become ‘defend this ditch’.

In 1980, the time between billion dollar climate destruction events was 3 months.

It has now been 18 days.

There is a time when the next destructive weather event hits before you can rebuild from the last one.

Aotearoa Fortress is coming whether we like it or not.

Think bigger!

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Why is a 99-year-old WWII veteran flying a plane again and what is his connection to India? https://wvhgc.org/why-is-a-99-year-old-wwii-veteran-flying-a-plane-again-and-what-is-his-connection-to-india/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 13:59:46 +0000 https://wvhgc.org/why-is-a-99-year-old-wwii-veteran-flying-a-plane-again-and-what-is-his-connection-to-india/ Kate Orchard, a 99-year-old Second World War veteran from Cornwall, recently took to the skies in a glider to raise money for charity A few days before turning 100, Kate Orchard took to the skies to raise money for charity. @RAFNewsReporter/Twitter A 99-year-old Second World War veteran from Cornwall recently took to the skies in […]]]>

Kate Orchard, a 99-year-old Second World War veteran from Cornwall, recently took to the skies in a glider to raise money for charity

A few days before turning 100, Kate Orchard took to the skies to raise money for charity. @RAFNewsReporter/Twitter

A 99-year-old Second World War veteran from Cornwall recently took to the skies in a glider.

Kate Orchard took off from the Seahawk Gliding Club near Helston and was watched by her family on the ground.

The former warrant officer said being able to do this at his age made him feel like he had accomplished something, the BBC reported.

Here’s why the RAF veteran has taken to the skies again:

The RAF plotter was raising money for a charity named Help for Heroes to carry out the theft.

During World War II from 1941 to 1945, Orchard had the responsibility of recording sightings of enemy aircraft allowing friendly forces to be directed against them.

“I believe passionately that it is very important that all ex-servicemen are taken care of.

“Especially those who are unlucky enough to have physical or psychological injuries,” she said, as quoted by the BBC.

As news of her daredevil fundraising adventure spread everywhere, Orchard was inundated with cards, calls and gifts from everywhere.

“I had a lot of phone calls and the doorbell rang six or seven times. I got lots of parcels and flowers, and even a nice big bottle of champagne and chocolates from the RAF in Melbourne, Australia. It’s always so good from them, ”she said, as quoted by Cornwall Live.

The Orchard Indian Connection

According to the BBC, Kate Orchard was born into a large British-Indian family of 13 siblings, with her father working as a chief telegraph inspector on Indian Railways.

When India established the Women’s Auxiliary Corps (India) in 1941, Orchard, then 20, and two of her sisters volunteered.

A year later, she was working as a plotter/scout on 24-hour watches at the Madras Air Defense Center alongside the RAF and the Indian Air Force.

She rose to the rank of Warrant Officer First Class and became a trainer for new plotters.

According to BBC report, she also met her husband, Bill, during the war who was serving in India with the Royal Artillery before being later sent to Burma.

After the war, in 1946, the couple moved into her husband’s house in Cornwall.

In 2013, Orchard was featured in the Battle of Britain Museum.

A BBC The report says Orchard is featured in films at the £9.5million Bentley Priory site in north London.

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99-year-old WWII veteran flies to raise money for charity https://wvhgc.org/99-year-old-wwii-veteran-flies-to-raise-money-for-charity/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 05:52:52 +0000 https://wvhgc.org/99-year-old-wwii-veteran-flies-to-raise-money-for-charity/ For a pilot, thousands of feet high in the sky is like a second home and the temptation to soar at the same heights continues to beckon you even when you are past your peak. This is even more true for fighter pilots who have spent their lives protecting the sovereignty of their country from […]]]>

For a pilot, thousands of feet high in the sky is like a second home and the temptation to soar at the same heights continues to beckon you even when you are past your peak. This is even more true for fighter pilots who have spent their lives protecting the sovereignty of their country from above. And it was probably the same call for Kate Orchard, 99, who entered the cockpit after years. The World War veteran took to the skies once again and even now it was for a worthy cause as she was raising money for charity.

Kate Orchard, who resides in Cornwall, served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. As a plotter, she participated in the fight against the Nazis from 1941 to 1945, reporting that the jets should be shot down. During 24 shifts in India, Orchard was also tasked with determining whether aerial communications were friendly or hostile. After identifying whether an aircraft was hostile or not, it transmitted the information to the Royal Air Force. Pilots and soldiers were able to determine which planes to shoot down using this information.

Orchard wanted to generate funds for a military charity just a week before his 100th birthday. So, while her family watched from the ground, she chose to learn how to fly a glider. She took off from RNAS Culdrose, near Helston, on a holiday Monday, with the Seahawk Gliding Club, and, under the pilot’s instructions, performed a faultless flight. As she resumed her flight, she was raising funds for “Help for Heroes”.

“I believe passionately that it is very important that all ex-servicemen be taken care of. Especially those who are unlucky enough to have physical or psychological injuries,” she told the BBC.

Orchard was born into a family of 13 Anglo-Indian siblings. Her father worked as a chief telegraph inspector on Indian Railways when she was a child. Orchard and two of her sisters volunteered for the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force when it was established in India in 1941. She rose through the ranks to Warrant Officer First Class, earning the Service and Indian Service Medals .

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Red Bull Plane Swap Video: Pilot Fails To Complete In-Flight Stunt https://wvhgc.org/red-bull-plane-swap-video-pilot-fails-to-complete-in-flight-stunt/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 22:43:23 +0000 https://wvhgc.org/red-bull-plane-swap-video-pilot-fails-to-complete-in-flight-stunt/ A plane dived nose-first to the ground after two pilots’ in-flight ‘change plane’ stunt didn’t go exactly as planned. Red Bull can give you wings, but sometimes a crash landing can’t be avoided. The energy drink company tried to pull off one of its most daring stunts over the long weekend, but only 50% of […]]]>

A plane dived nose-first to the ground after two pilots’ in-flight ‘change plane’ stunt didn’t go exactly as planned.

Red Bull can give you wings, but sometimes a crash landing can’t be avoided.

The energy drink company tried to pull off one of its most daring stunts over the long weekend, but only 50% of them went as planned.

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Daredevil pilots and cousins ​​Luke Aikins and Andy Farrington attempted to perform an outdoor ‘plane swap’ in Arizona, America, and footage of the incredible attempt reveals just how bad their mission was scary.

The two Cessna 182 planes the couple was flying nosed over before jumping off. They were about 12,000 feet (3,600 m) in the air when they took their leap of faith, as Aikins attempted to fly through Farrington’s cockpit and vice versa.

Aikins successfully jumped into the other plane, straightened its course, and landed it safely on the runway. But Farrington was unable to do the same, and the plane he was supposed to support continued to nose dive toward the ground.

Red Bull said safety mechanisms were activated on the plane when its own parachute opened, but it was still “damaged”.

Luckily Farrington was safe and his parachute was working perfectly as he took a different route back down to stable ground.

WATCH THE FULL STUNT IN THE VIDEO PLAYER ABOVE

“We have proven that it is possible. I mean, we’re pushing the envelope here,” Aikins said. “What’s great is I jumped from one, I got into the other, we landed, I landed safely, Andy landed safely under parachute, the plane landed under parachute.

“All of our security protocols worked.”

Farrington added: “Here we are, all the numbers match and everything like that. Everything should have been good to go there.

“For some reason it wasn’t like that, but at the end of the day we’re both ready to go, everyone is safe and I guess that’s the important part.”

Red Bull said on its website that the aircraft swap attempt had lasted 10 years and the two pilots hoped to become the first to pull off such a stunt.

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Mike Tyson involved in physical altercation with passenger on plane https://wvhgc.org/mike-tyson-involved-in-physical-altercation-with-passenger-on-plane/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 09:08:54 +0000 https://wvhgc.org/mike-tyson-involved-in-physical-altercation-with-passenger-on-plane/ Tyson Fury is set to defend his WBC world heavyweight title against Dillian Whyte on Saturday, and while all logic points to smooth sailing for the champion, there may be more factors at play than meets the eye. . Fury is arguably the best pound-for-pound talent in boxing, and at six-foot-nine with a wingspan of […]]]>

Tyson Fury is set to defend his WBC world heavyweight title against Dillian Whyte on Saturday, and while all logic points to smooth sailing for the champion, there may be more factors at play than meets the eye. .

Fury is arguably the best pound-for-pound talent in boxing, and at six-foot-nine with a wingspan of seven feet, he’s one of the toughest puzzlers in the sport.

The 33-year-old boasts a record 31 wins and a hugely controversial draw against Deontay Wilder, whom he avenged twice with back-to-back finishes from the heavy-handed American.

In a vacuum, ‘The Gypsy King’ by unanimous decision seems like the most likely outcome, as his physical gifts and boxing skills should see him rack up rounds on the judges’ scorecards as he separates the Whyte slower and smaller from the outside.

Whyte, at six-foot-four, is the shortest opponent Fury has faced since Sefer Seferi in June 2018.

But the fights don’t take place in a vacuum, and there are familiar stories clouding the reigning champion’s head that could mean the Fury we see on Saturday may not be the same animal that dominated Wilder. .

Fury’s Last Dance

First and foremost, Fury is adamant that this will be his last fight, and he will retire to the ring this weekend – win, lose or draw.

Fighter retirements should always be taken with a grain of salt, given that it has now become a common tactic among major attractions in order to generate massive interest in their eventual return.

However, Fury feels different. This week he was candid with the media about his desire to retire after his last fight with Wilder, but the prospect of returning home and fighting in front of 94,000 at Wembley convinced him to go around once moreover.

“It’s been a long drive, it’s quite emotional to be honest,” he said.

“All of that, the journey of starting as a little kid and wanting to be heavyweight champion and then finally hanging up the gloves.

“And I know nobody believes me, because they all think I’m after money or whatever – there’s only a certain number of people who know that money means nothing to me.”

Simply put, Fury is only fighting for the honor of going undefeated, and the biggest fights of his career – winning the world championship against Wladimir Klitschko and coming to America to face Wilder – are behind him.

Fury will always have his skills, size and experience when he steps into the ring against Whyte, but combat sports history is littered with examples of fighters who fought with one foot out, and that desire to continue to being tall and dominant is something that can fade.

‘Wonderful’ Marvin Hagler once said ‘it’s hard to get up to do roadwork at 5am when you’ve slept in silk pajamas’, and there’s no heavyweight living with a silkier pajamas than Fury right now.

Whyte, on the other hand, is heading into the fight of his life and his last real opportunity to propel himself into the realm of boxing royalty.

At 34, with two losses under his belt, the only way for someone of Whyte’s level to leap into the next stratosphere as a prizefighting main attraction is to win a marquee fight against someone. one who currently wears the crown.

Add to the fact that he is an Englishman, brought up in Brixton, living the dream of competing at Wembley in the biggest fight of his career, and from a motivational point of view it seems the advantage is clearly in the corner. by Whyte.

Fury the boxer or Fury the artist?

There was a lot of talk about Fury’s change of trainers at the end of 2019, where he started training under the tutelage of SugarHill Steward.

The stylistic changes were apparent, and in Fury’s own words: “I hit a lot harder, use a more aggressive style, and seek to get people out of there rather than out.”

He’s only fought twice with Steward in his corner, and both times were against Wilder – a boxer solely focused on getting a knockout, uninterested in stacking rounds with patient boxing.

Whyte approaches things very differently. He’s no headhunter – a trait that has earned him the nickname “The Body Snatcher” – and he’s more than happy to win by decision.

Given Fury’s incredible size and movement capabilities, a game plan focused on attacking the body – which moves much less than the head – is the most sustainable way to count punches.

Whyte has never been knocked out in 52 professional fights combined across boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts, so if Fury is looking to end his career on a high with a big hit, Whyte can steal three or four first rounds and the transform into a close decision.

High Hope Whyte

Not to get lost in Fury’s skill superiority is the fact that Whyte is, obviously, very talented in his own right.

His first loss came to Anthony Joshua in 2015, and it was the first time Whyte had faced an undefeated professional opponent with more than five fights.

Needless to say, he wasn’t ready, but was still able to take several rounds from the Olympic gold medalist before his eventual demise in the seventh round.

Since then, Whyte has successfully dealt with fellow world title contenders Dereck Chisora ​​(twice), Lucas Browne (by KO) and Joseph Parker, and after being derailed by Alexander Povetkin in August 2020, he responded in l knocking out in the rematch eight months later.

That knockout earned Whyte that shot at Fury, and in his long and winding road to his chance to take the throne, he proved his ability to react to adversity, win close fights and do damage at weight. elite heavyweights.

If Fury is truly over, Whyte could be the man charged with carrying the torch for British heavyweight boxing going forward, and a win could set up another English mega-fight – this time with Joshua.

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Plane sailing for 99-year-old WWII veteran Kate as she takes off for charity https://wvhgc.org/plane-sailing-for-99-year-old-wwii-veteran-kate-as-she-takes-off-for-charity/ Wed, 20 Apr 2022 12:12:59 +0000 https://wvhgc.org/plane-sailing-for-99-year-old-wwii-veteran-kate-as-she-takes-off-for-charity/ A former WW2 RAF plotter took the controls of a glider in the skies of Cornwall on a flight to raise money for the Armed Forces charity Help for Heroes… just a week before his 100th anniversary. Kate Orchard, who lives in Camborne, Cornwall, took off from RNAS Culdrose, near Helston, on a bank holiday […]]]>

A former WW2 RAF plotter took the controls of a glider in the skies of Cornwall on a flight to raise money for the Armed Forces charity Help for Heroes… just a week before his 100th anniversary.

Kate Orchard, who lives in Camborne, Cornwall, took off from RNAS Culdrose, near Helston, on a bank holiday Monday, with the Seahawk Gliding Club, and, under the pilot’s instructions, had a faultless flight.

She said: “It was a beautiful trip. The team there in Culdrose was absolutely brilliant. I really enjoyed the flight; I even took orders at one point.

“I followed all the instructions the pilot gave me and I’m happy to say we didn’t end up somewhere in the sea,” she laughed.

Coverage of her daredevil fundraiser was widely reported, and afterwards she was inundated with cards, calls and gifts.

She explained, “I had a lot of phone calls and the doorbell rang six or seven times. I got lots of parcels and flowers, and even a nice big bottle of champagne and chocolates from the RAF in Melbourne, Australia. It’s still good from them.

“I also had an RAF card here. Cards, champagne, cakes, chocolates… I drank so many of them. That’s wonderful. Thank you.”

Kate was born into a large Anglo-Indian family of 13 siblings, her father working as Chief Telegraph Inspector on Indian Railways.

In 1941 India established the Women’s Auxiliary Corps (India), recruiting women to help with the war effort and 20-year-old Kate and two of her sisters volunteered. A year later, she was working at the Air Defense Centre, Screening Room Number 5, alongside the RAF and Indian Air Force, as a plotter/cashier on 24 hour watches, plotting aircraft targets and sending signals to air warning systems.

She rose to the rank of Warrant Officer First Class and became a trainer for new plotters. She also met her husband, Bill, during the war who was serving in India with the Royal Artillery before being later sent to Burma. After marrying in 1944, after the cessation of hostilities, in 1946 the couple moved to Bill’s house in Cornwall – Kate’s first visit to the “homeland”.

She proudly wears her 1939-45 and Indian Service medals when attending VJ VE Day and Remembrance Day services and was present at Bentley Priory in 2015 for the 75th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of Britain.

She was also invited to attend the annual Battle of Britain Sunday service at Westminster Abbey, which was also attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, the Prime Minister and many other dignitaries. Indeed, she enjoyed a friendly chat with Their Royal Highnesses at a reception after the event.

And, in recognition of her past service in the United Kingdom (Overseas) during World War II as a member of WAAF personnel managing and operating the Dowding system, she was made a veteran member of the Association of Royal Airforce Fighter Control Officers.

Explaining why she chose to fundraise specifically for the Armed Forces charity, she added: “I’m so glad I chose Help for Heroes. This is the most meritorious cause. They sacrificed a lot for us. I believe passionately that it is very important that all ex-servicemen be taken care of, especially those who are unlucky enough to have physical or psychological injuries.

Help for Heroes Zone Fundraising Manager Rhys Edwards said:

“Kate is a lovely, wonderful woman and we thank her for her fundraising efforts. It was great to see the photos of her inside the cockpit, clearly enjoying every minute of the flight. she will reach the same heights of pleasure on her 100th birthday next week.Happy Birthday, Kate, from the whole nation.

Help for Heroes believes that those who serve our country deserve to be supported when hurt. Every day, men and women have to give up their career in the Armed Forces following physical or psychological injuries. The Charity helps them and their families to recover and get on with their lives. He has already supported over 26,500 people and will not stop until every injured veteran receives the support they deserve.

n To donate to Kate’s efforts and help support veterans, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/Kate-Orchard. For more information on Help for Heroes or to get help, go to helpforheroes.org.uk.

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2 Turks fly to Greece in small plane in apparent asylum claim https://wvhgc.org/2-turks-fly-to-greece-in-small-plane-in-apparent-asylum-claim/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 14:47:25 +0000 https://wvhgc.org/2-turks-fly-to-greece-in-small-plane-in-apparent-asylum-claim/ ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Two Turkish men who apparently crossed the Aegean Sea in an ultralight plane to seek asylum in the European Union have been rescued after running out of fuel and abandoning their small plane off the coast of the Greek island of Evia, officials said on Monday. The men, aged 32 and […]]]>

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Two Turkish men who apparently crossed the Aegean Sea in an ultralight plane to seek asylum in the European Union have been rescued after running out of fuel and abandoning their small plane off the coast of the Greek island of Evia, officials said on Monday.

The men, aged 32 and 31, were helped out of the water on Saturday by local fishermen and taken for first aid at a health center in Evia, just outside the center of mainland Greece. Greek media said the men identified themselves as political dissidents in Turkey and were considering seeking asylum. They were arrested for illegal entry.

A coastguard statement said they had told authorities they had departed near the coastal city of Izmir in western Turkey – about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from where they crashed – for Athens, from where they had planned to travel to other European countries. country.

Also on Monday, the Coast Guard said in a statement that 28 asylum seekers had been found off the island of Rhodes in the southeastern Aegean Sea after an aerial search and rescue operation and shipping triggered by a distress call on Sunday.

EU member Greece is a major entry point for people fleeing conflict or poverty in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Most attempt the dangerous sea crossing from Turkey to the Greek islands in the eastern Aegean, in dilapidated boats provided by networks of migrant smugglers.

Greek police said on Sunday that a migrant was shot and killed at the Greek-Turkish land border as she and several others tried to cross a river separating the two countries. It is not known from which side of the border the fatal shot came, or who fired it.

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