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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by PhillyJ on June 14, 2018, 01:21:57 PM »
I saw 2 yesterday taking off from what was RNAY Fleetlands yesterday afternoon. ;-)
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by dee on June 14, 2018, 11:35:01 AM »
At last!!! something to see..Wokka ,low going East,10-45 this morning.
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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: R.A.F. 100 Aircraft Flypast
« Last post by Funtera on April 27, 2018, 12:03:22 PM »
wonder if with the way things are going there will be a formation of drones
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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 / Re: Vulcan Crew Ladder - In or Out?
« Last post by Lancaster50 on April 26, 2018, 09:07:28 AM »
Hi Dee

Yes the ladder does fold all the way up, and i would have thought that back in the operational days when flying just in the UK they would have put the access ladder in the bomb position like they would have done on a overseas deployment. If for any unknown reason they had to land away from their homebase  this would have caused a problem if the access ladder was left at their base.     
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Vulcan Crew Ladder - In or Out?
« Last post by dee on April 26, 2018, 08:42:59 AM »
Dosent the ladder just all fold up inside the cockpit?
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Vulcan Crew Ladder - In or Out?
« Last post by djrose007 on April 25, 2018, 07:55:52 PM »
Hello All

What if a Vulcan was doing a sortie from eg Waddington - Waddington and then for some unexpected reason had to divert to another airfield. How would they get out and back in if the bottom portion of the ladder was at Waddington.

Ejector seats and parachutes - Oh, you mean when they've landed HAHAHAHAHA
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Vulcan Crew Ladder - In or Out?
« Last post by dee on April 25, 2018, 05:59:18 PM »
Welcome!! Im sure someone will have an idea how they would get out?
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