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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by dee on July 19, 2018, 04:13:44 PM »
Wokka just now over the village going South.
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Vulcan Village / Re: Vulcan to the Sky at RIAT 2018
« Last post by PhillyJ on July 19, 2018, 10:38:24 AM »
hard work but enjoyed every minute, got good suntan.
I bet Cliff, I saw the mobile sunshades your Guard of Honour had for you!
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Engineering / Re: Positive news re hangar funding in the latest e-mail!
« Last post by EmmPeaBee on July 13, 2018, 08:02:51 AM »
I Think it is Great News - and Thanks for sharing it.
I think we all should accept that this sort of negotiation can drag on and on and on.
So many good projects fall by the wayside because of old father time taking his toll.
But Progress IS being made, so thanks for the hard work, & strength for Future.
Mike
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Wellesbourne and XM655
« Last post by ADI on July 02, 2018, 09:16:06 PM »
Bruntingthorpe ^-^
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by StAthan lecky on May 30, 2018, 03:13:19 PM »
"Many thanks for taking the time to reply Steve"

As Alexandr said - "simples". The same explanation should have come from "t'management" but there you go.

Sam's reply says volumes about the Trust.  if the aircrew were needed earlier and had to stay overnight, no question.  How much would the cost saved compare to a few 100lbs of JET A1 cursing through the engines. :(


The actual cost was two destroyed engines and many shows cancelled during the investigation into the incident and loss of good will and trust by hundreds if not thousands of supporters due to the Trusts handling of the investigation and failure to be transparent as to the actual cause and who was culpable !

Mike (Ex Supporter)
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Former Aircrew / RAF Scampton Vulcan Bay Numbers?
« Last post by Lancaster50 on May 13, 2018, 12:40:42 PM »
Afternoon All

Does anyone know what were the Vulcan Parking Bay Numbers at RAF Scampton, with being a Vulcan nut!! it would be much appreciated.

Regards

Lancaster 50   
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Aviation Waffle / Re: R.A.F. 100 Aircraft Flypast
« Last post by wcg on April 27, 2018, 03:03:53 PM »
wonder if with the way things are going there will be a formation of drones
Ah, that'll explain this NOTAM :
 B) FROM: 18/04/17 15:00
C) TO: 18/04/29 17:00

E) TEMPO DANGER AREA (TDA) ESTABLISHED (EG D198B). WI AREA BOUNDED BY 512336N 0034018W - 512506N 0032534W - 512235N 0032521W - 512108N 0033112W - 512000N 0033707W - 512336N 0034018W (BRISTOL CHANNEL, VCY ST ATHAN) BEYOND VISUAL LINE OF SIGHT UAS OPERATIONS CONTAINED WHOLLY WITHIN THE TDA.


Practice displays for the flypast... >:D
 :D
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Bill Ramsey and XH558
« Last post by CLIFFORD on April 26, 2018, 02:05:34 PM »
thanks for that really interesting :) ;)
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Vulcan Crew Ladder - In or Out?
« Last post by djrose007 on April 26, 2018, 09:53:37 AM »
Original photographs I posted were lost because Photobox stopped the use of links if you didn't pay for the 'Pro' service. I now use 'Postimage'.

Photographs of XM569 at The Jet Age Museum, Gloucester. www.jetagemuseum.org

The bottom section of ladder slides up into the one above it and rests on the top.

The whole section can then be removed (pins at the top can be taken out so the upper section can also be lifted) and stored forrard to the left of the bomb aimers position, it isn't just flopping around loose.




We had to use something to tie them together as we didn't have hydraulics so the top one (Bottom section) would fly off when we let the hatch drop!





The top section, inside going up to the flight deck, is not as shown but similar. It can be slid to one side for easier access to the 'Bomb Aimers' position in the nose. I don't think it was ever used for the purpose of bomb aiming but it was a hang over from the 1940's style of bombing.
The person by the ladder is John Lewer, retired Sqdn Ldr, Vulcan Navigator and Tactical Navigator. He went on to pilot other aircraft but can't remember which types now.



Hope this helps a bit.
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Aviation Waffle / Royal Review RAF Finningley 1977.
« Last post by Lancaster50 on April 25, 2018, 03:57:40 PM »
Hello All

Can anyone tell me what were the formation call signs used at the RAF Finningley Royal Review 1977.

Thanks.
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