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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by dee on Today at 08:14:59 AM »
hmmm do I or don't I ? .........

Aaaah ok ... Mach Loop 13/14/15 June ..
Wednesday
13 Tucano Passes
8   Eagle   Passes
1  Hawk Pass
1 Hercules Pass (was a 2 ship though)
2 GR4 Passes (RAF100 sticker)
Thursday
5 Hawk Passes
Friday
9 Hawk Passes
Ratbag O:-) :P :P
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by Funtera on June 24, 2018, 02:46:59 PM »
hmmm do I or don't I ? .........

Aaaah ok ... Mach Loop 13/14/15 June ..
Wednesday
13 Tucano Passes
8   Eagle   Passes
1  Hawk Pass
1 Hercules Pass (was a 2 ship though)
2 GR4 Passes (RAF100 sticker)
Thursday
5 Hawk Passes
Friday
9 Hawk Passes
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by Funtera on June 24, 2018, 02:39:44 PM »
2 Typhoons heading West over Solihull Friday 22/06 at 1400 and returning at around 1455
Hercules at LL (1200ft) heading west from South Birmingham .. (apparently had come from France, looped around Birmingham at LL and returned to Brize ..
And Yesterday (by Mrs and Kids) Red Arrows (all 10) as they did a Flypast at Solihull before heading South West
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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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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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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by ascot5046 on May 30, 2018, 08:04:00 AM »
"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. :(


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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by Sad Sam on May 28, 2018, 01:27:05 AM »
That would be for Taff, Sam & any of the others to decide, given that the accusation was aimed at them.

I don't think anyone is accusing me of leaving anything in the intakes.

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VTTS will never give any information out on the silica incident as it was covered up as the person who removed them (or not) shouldn't have been anywhere near the aircraft while preparing for a sortie. Needless to say they remained employed by the trust but in a "IT" role. The engineers got the blame who we're not even on-site due to being stuck in traffic.

The statement is not quite true as we were not stuck in traffic, we were still travelling into work.  I received a phone call the previous evening telling me the "crew in" time had been moved forward. I was in Southampton at the time and said there was no way I could get to Doncaster in time for an 08:00 start (and then safely work a full day)  I offered to leave straight away if the trust would cover the extra nights accommodation.  This was turned down on the grounds of expense.  To save more money my journey to work included picking up Mouse and Mark Brown, which added further delay to the journey.

The person who made the call told me that "it's ok we can cover it" - I thought they meant the guys who lived in Lincolnshire would cover the pre-flight service but when we eventually arrived Ray Watts was not there as he had a hospital appointment.

While we were driving up the motorway we had a phone call from a member of the management team asking why we had not gone to Hinckley to pick up the trust Land Rover which would have saved more money (and added another 30 - 40 minutes onto the journey)

I think we eventually arrived about 10 minutes before "crew in"  I was informed that all of the servicing was complete.  I had a quick look around the aircraft, topped up one of the Nitrogen systems and signed for the airframe element of the service.  The crew arrived and the rest is history.
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by sickbag_andy on May 27, 2018, 09:44:56 AM »
Andy,

I can offer some views on your questions:

many thanks for taking the time to reply Steve, that's the best set of answers I've seen from anybody in a very long time and offers me a good degree of re-assurance and I appreciate that in some parts it's your views rather than an official Trust opinion but you do show a good deal of realism and that bodes well especially with your being close to the core of the operation.  I hope others that read this also share that view,

thanks again
Andy
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by CLIFFORD on May 26, 2018, 02:51:42 PM »
thanks Steve.
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