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Aviation Waffle / Re: R.A.F. 100 Aircraft Flypast
« Last post by steve w on April 21, 2018, 05:15:31 PM »
Did not think we had 100 aircraft left?
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Aviation Waffle / Re: R.A.F. 100 Aircraft Flypast
« Last post by planenut on April 21, 2018, 02:19:42 PM »
Difficult to set it up; those in Lincolnshire may be aware of various formation flights happening even now.
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Aviation Waffle / Re: R.A.F. 100 Aircraft Flypast
« Last post by wcg on April 21, 2018, 12:44:19 PM »
If we're lucky they'll do the same formation  on the Friday at RIAT.
Not holding my breath on that, though.
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Aviation Waffle / R.A.F. 100 Aircraft Flypast
« Last post by planenut on April 21, 2018, 10:15:49 AM »
It is aimed to have one hundred aircraft in a flypast for a Royal Review over London on Tuesday the 10th July. the drawback with those sort of formations is the height and therefore sillouhettes of the aircraft. I shall already be ensconced in the area of RIAT so will miss that.
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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


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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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