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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by minty4371 on April 20, 2018, 04:37:41 PM »
The XH558 Engine Ground-Run Experience -
Bookings now being taken for Saturday 12th May - 9am start and 1pm start.
You could be enjoying close-access to XH558 and hear the famous Vulcan 'howl' at close-quarters with our first public ground engine-run of 2018.
Arrive at the Ramada Hotel on the edge of Doncaster Sheffield Airport to your Welcome Meeting with refreshments and drinks provided.
Take in your briefing, then depart through security (Valid photo I.D. required) to board a coach that will take you to the engine ground-running bay.
See the ground crew prepare the aircraft for power-on.
Witness the aircraft come to life, with all Olympus engines started and control surfaces exercised.
See the operation of the bomb-bay doors and air-brakes.
Hear application of full-power to selected engines and the famous Vulcan 'howl'.
Shutdown and then close under-wing inspections complete the airside visit before returning to the coach.
9am arrival - only 30 places available - Adults @ £100 per head
1pm arrival - only 30 places available - Adults @ £100 per head
Limited 16-17 year-old places available at £75 per head while stocks last


This is in Today's newsletter.

Rest of it at https://mxm.mxmfb.com/rsps/m/J6C5cpcmLps5H43gZ8qfMhlF02oTMo-Wr2X1QBCgXAU
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by wcg on April 20, 2018, 02:09:59 PM »
I know some of you don't like UKAR, but you may be interested in reading some of the recent posts on there ( last page - page 58 )
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Engineering / Re: Irony?
« Last post by planenut on April 18, 2018, 02:05:27 PM »
Well that's progress! yet, it's not.
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Engineering / Re: Irony?
« Last post by steve w on April 17, 2018, 06:31:25 PM »
Even more ironic is the raids were carried out by 4 Tornados, which are being phased out next year....
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Engineering / Re: Irony?
« Last post by steve w on April 17, 2018, 06:19:01 PM »
Catch 22!
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Engineering / Irony?
« Last post by PaulH2015 on April 17, 2018, 04:40:45 PM »
Polaris-equipped submarines led to the demise of the V-Force as they can skulk about out of sight.  But in the recent attack on Syria HMS Astute was apparently unable to launch any missiles for fear of revealing its position and aircraft were used instead.
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by ascot5046 on April 14, 2018, 10:37:55 PM »
Still no repudiation of the comment that the airport will not allow fast taxy runs. :-\

Surely someone in "authority" can step up and make a statement.
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by StAthan lecky on April 14, 2018, 10:53:11 AM »
I would wager that the "Public Access" will involve an outlay of at least a couple of hundred quid ! well out the reach of your average ex supporter/volunteer !!  :-\

Mike
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by Mayfly on April 14, 2018, 09:19:42 AM »
Well, to see there will be public access tours starting next month is a good thing, but why does it take so long to organise? 558 has been where she is for months, OK there may not be as much interest over the winters months as the summer, but 655 MaPS seem to mange perfectly well in similar conditions.
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by Sad Sam on April 14, 2018, 12:52:38 AM »
Seen in today's Newsletter.
Last Sunday, Taff and our team of volunteer "groundcrew" brought XH558’s systems back to life in the final phase of winter maintenance ahead of completing full engine ground-running checks. All was reported to be well, including the recently serviced AAPP reported on last week. The day acted as a refresher course, ready for the "groundcrew" and tour guide volunteers to begin public access tours with XH558 from next month.
Look out for news on the first public engine ground-run date, with full booking details in a newsletter very soon.


To quote Bob Geldoff "Give us your money"

Come on folks cough up - those pension plans are not going to top themselves up....
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