L.F.P.

Discussion in 'Aviation' started by oldbaldy, Apr 4, 2011.

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  1. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    I'm researching my uncle who was an AOP pilot killed in WW2.
    I'm told he was killed when his aircraft stalled when carrying out L.F.P.
    Can anyone tell me what that LFP is?
     
  2. smudge67er

    smudge67er Crow

    Low Fly Pass?
     
  3. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    Possibly but stalling then?
     
  4. smudge67er

    smudge67er Crow

    Low Flight Path?
     
  5. smudge67er

    smudge67er Crow

    Lost Forwards Power?
     
  6. polar69

    polar69 LE

    Stalling is when the air flow over the surface of the wing isnt fast enough to support forward flight

    So your uncle was trying to do a low fly past and didnt have enough speed.

    Possibly, Im not a pilot.
     
  7. smudge67er

    smudge67er Crow

    Lack of Forward Propultion
     
  8. timex

    timex Old-Salt

    Low Flying Practise IIRC, probably trying to fly Low level at slow speeds while trying to Map read and speak to the Guns at the same time. Incredibly difficult to do in a helicopter never mind an Auster..
     
  9. polar69

    polar69 LE

    Lost ******* propeller.

    (sorry oldbaldy)
     
  10. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    Thanks Timex, that makes a bit of sense. Hopefully when I recieve his service record it will give me more information than the War Diary.
    On a different note I didn't know a helicopter pilot would be doing all those things at same time, I assumed person in second seat would speak to Guns.
     
  11. timex

    timex Old-Salt

    We were trained to do it solo but in reality all you could do was call in the Fire Mission, land (out of sight), move, pop up for the "Splash", hide again and re adjust. Very difficult.

    Good luck with your research..
     
  12. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    Cheers Timex.
     
  13. Low Flight Profile?
     
  14. Something Fire Plan?
     
  15. western

    western Crow

    I do not have the time to-day but you may fdind something here:

    Regiments in Action