6 results found
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Original Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Generic Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone Pilot)
Licence-built by:Armstrong Whitworth
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:RAF Museum Cosford
Photo Date:21 May 2004
Photo by:Simon ThomasContact
Photo ID:529345Submit Correction
View count: 31
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone Pilot)
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:21 May 2004
Photo by:Simon ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Original Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Generic Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone Pilot)
Licence-built by:Armstrong Whitworth
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:RAF Museum Cosford
Photo Date:21 May 2004
Photo by:Simon ThomasContact
Photo ID:529345Submit Correction
View count: 31
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone Pilot)
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:21 May 2004
Photo by:Simon ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Original Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Generic Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone)
Licence-built by:Armstrong Whitworth
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Colerne (EGUO)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:Colerne Air Day 1970
Photo Date:4 July 1970
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Photo ID:502034Submit Correction
View count: 73
Used for prone pilot trials, and stored from 20 April 1956. Moved to Colerne as 7869M on 12 January 1965, and now displayed at RAF Museum Cosford.
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone)
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Colerne (EGUO)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:4 July 1970
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Original Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Generic Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone)
Licence-built by:Armstrong Whitworth
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Colerne (EGUO)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:Colerne Air Day 1970
Photo Date:4 July 1970
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Photo ID:502034Submit Correction
View count: 73
Used for prone pilot trials, and stored from 20 April 1956. Moved to Colerne as 7869M on 12 January 1965, and now displayed at RAF Museum Cosford.
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone)
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Colerne (EGUO)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:4 July 1970
Photo by:Chris EnglandContact
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Original Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Generic Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone)
Licence-built by:Armstrong Whitworth
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:RAF Museum Cosford
Photo Date:19 November 1997
Photo by:Pierre LangloisContact
Photo ID:229966Submit Correction
View count: 76
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone)
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:19 November 1997
Photo by:Pierre LangloisContact
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Original Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Generic Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone)
Licence-built by:Armstrong Whitworth
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:RAF Museum Cosford
Photo Date:19 November 1997
Photo by:Pierre LangloisContact
Photo ID:229966Submit Correction
View count: 76
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone)
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:19 November 1997
Photo by:Pierre LangloisContact
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Original Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Generic Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone Pilot)
Licence-built by:Armstrong Whitworth
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:RAF Museum Cosford
Photo Date:17 November 2019
Photo by:Martin BridgesContact
Photo ID:187236Submit Correction
View count: 507
One of the strangest concepts ever, to establish whether flying the aircraft in the prone position was a feasible concept.
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone Pilot)
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:17 November 2019
Photo by:Martin BridgesContact
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Original Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Generic Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone Pilot)
Licence-built by:Armstrong Whitworth
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:RAF Museum Cosford
Photo Date:17 November 2019
Photo by:Martin BridgesContact
Photo ID:187236Submit Correction
View count: 507
One of the strangest concepts ever, to establish whether flying the aircraft in the prone position was a feasible concept.
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone Pilot)
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:17 November 2019
Photo by:Martin BridgesContact
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Original Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Generic Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone)
Licence-built by:Armstrong Whitworth
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:RAF Museum Cosford
Photo Date:27 December 2012
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:52665Submit Correction
View count: 201
In the early 1950 the adoption of a prone pilot was thought to offer the advantages of reduced drag (through elimination of the cockpit bulge) and better resistance to g-force swings when lying flat. In practice the difficulty of operating the controls outweighed these gains, especially after the development of special g-suits, and this plane was never flown solo from the forward, prone position.
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone)
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:27 December 2012
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Original Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Generic Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone)
Licence-built by:Armstrong Whitworth
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:RAF Museum Cosford
Photo Date:27 December 2012
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:52665Submit Correction
View count: 201
In the early 1950 the adoption of a prone pilot was thought to offer the advantages of reduced drag (through elimination of the cockpit bulge) and better resistance to g-force swings when lying flat. In practice the difficulty of operating the controls outweighed these gains, especially after the development of special g-suits, and this plane was never flown solo from the forward, prone position.
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone)
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:27 December 2012
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Original Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Generic Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone Pilot)
Licence-built by:Armstrong Whitworth
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:RAF Museum Cosford
Photo Date:8 June 2013
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Photo ID:594Submit Correction
View count: 178
Looking like a Photoshop trick, this Meteor was modified to research the advantages of flying in the prone position. This proved to be difficult, and the aircraft was never landed by the prone pilot.
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone Pilot)
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:8 June 2013
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Original Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Generic Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone Pilot)
Licence-built by:Armstrong Whitworth
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:RAF Museum Cosford
Photo Date:8 June 2013
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Photo ID:594Submit Correction
View count: 178
Looking like a Photoshop trick, this Meteor was modified to research the advantages of flying in the prone position. This proved to be difficult, and the aircraft was never landed by the prone pilot.
Registration / Serial:WK935
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8 (Prone Pilot)
C/n (msn):[ WK935 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:8 June 2013
Photo by:Peter de JongContact