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    Default Cheltenham area Memorials

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    Default Blue Plaque to Frederick Handley Page.





    This is No 3 Kings road, Cheltenham.
    Last edited by airfields man; 30-09-2010 at 21:53.

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    Default Re: Blue Plaque to Frederick Handlley Page.

    I still think (assuming these are digital) that your macro is switched on! The first two are pin sharp.

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    Default Plaque to the first parachute jump.



    This is the plaque to the first parachute jump. It's fixed to the Bandstand in Montpellier Gardens Cheltenham.

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    Default Re: Plaque to the first parachute jump.

    With no adjustments between the first two and the third and fourth... all done on automatic....No reasonable explanation.!!!

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    Default Re: Plaque to the first parachute jump.

    That's odd! Image 2 is in focus and the other one is not!

    Is this plaque claiming that the event was the first parachute jump ever?

    EDIT: No, he was the first English parachutist

    I find the time of fall of nearly 13 minutes to be questionable. How high did his balloon go or was his parachute more of a glider?

    EDIT: The British Parachutist Association says his height was about 9000 feet (2743 metres) so his rate of fall averaged around 12 fps (3.2 mps). Quite slow!
    Last edited by PETERTHEEATER; 16-09-2010 at 05:46.

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    Default Re: Blue Plaque to Frederick Handlley Page.

    I'd agree with that, the macro only works close up, from distance you need to select the auto funtion again. Technology hey!

    Where abouts is the plaque in Cheltenham airfields man?

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    Default Re: Blue Plaque to Frederick Handlley Page.

    Quote Originally Posted by REF View Post
    Where abouts is the plaque in Cheltenham airfields man?
    It's at 3 Kings Road, here as he stated REF .

    Graham

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    Default Re: Blue Plaque to Frederick Handlley Page.

    where did he write that???

    EDIT - I have just seen where!

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    Default Re: Blue Plaque to Frederick Handley Page.




    Three more taken with a PROPER camera.
    Last edited by airfields man; 30-09-2010 at 21:50.

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