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    James May New top toy

    You may have heard about James' new light aircraft, and here it is,



    This was taken at the Wellesbourne Airfield on July 12. And the thing is called Super Decathlon G-OCOK, apparently. Now, is that a joke or is that precisely why he got this particular model?
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    #2
    G-OCOK



    Most definitely he bought it because of this... among other reasons.
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      #3
      He looks properly happy in that picture... congrats James!

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        #4
        Originally posted by Shawn View Post
        He looks properly happy in that picture... congrats James!
        As he should be, congrats. Thats a lovely colour.

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          #5
          Love that photo - he looks so chuffed, congrats on the new toy James

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            #6
            And the thing is called Super Decathlon G-OCOK, apparently. Now, is that a joke or is that precisely why he got this particular model?
            As G-OCOK is just the registration, he probably chose it himself. He's got good taste, though!

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              #7
              Oh, so it's a registration thing. He'd choose that, wouldn't he?
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                #8
                Typical James, awesome.

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                  #9
                  Having flown a light aircraft before, I am overwhelmed with jealousy. I'd sell my mother to have my own light aircraft. Congrats Captain Captain Slow!

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                    #10
                    ^ Out of curiosity, how much does something like this sell for?

                    Edit: Should have searched first... as per this link, the base price is about $150,000.

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                      #11
                      I googled the registration and found this picture as well.



                      It was taken on July 13 at Duxford. Looks like James took his girlfriend out for a romantic weekend cocking about with his new TopToy!
                      If you're seeking a point to your existence, join a monastery. James May

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                        #12
                        ^ I didn't think the registration would be so big.

                        That's outrageous!

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                          #13


                          An old one sells for over 100,000 GBP, but his looks new ... so probably a hell of a lot more.

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                            #14
                            Ahh.. He's so lucky! I want an airplane!

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Goldec View Post
                              Ahh.. He's so lucky! I want an airplane!
                              Me too! Either that or a boyfriend who has one.
                              If you're seeking a point to your existence, join a monastery. James May

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by LindenChase View Post
                                Me too! Either that or a boyfriend who has one.
                                I'll give you a call when I get the plane!

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by LindenChase View Post
                                  Me too! Either that or a boyfriend who has one.
                                  Originally posted by Goldec View Post
                                  I'll give you a call when I get the plane!
                                  Que "On the Wings of Love" by James Ingram


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                                    #18
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                                      #19
                                      This must have been the airport shopping game...

                                      a) Because one of those very planes recently killed extremely experienced pilot and professional badass Steve Fossett.
                                      b) Because for just twice the money (depending on actual cost), he could've had an EXTRA 300SR (200,000euro) and run the freaking air race circuit. +/- 10g*, 440deg/s roll rate. Definitely the Formula 1 of aerobatics... too bad May's gone with the Clio Cup of aerobatics.

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                                        #20
                                        Don't the TG3 hate vanity plates on cars? Now May got this registration on his plane. Ok. OCOK is awesome enough.
                                        Super Decathlon is a sports plane. Wouldn't sailplane/glider suit James more. hehe.

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