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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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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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Aviation Waffle / Re: possible ferry flight today?
« Last post by Lew on April 01, 2018, 11:17:59 AM »
Would surprise me if it was true, VTTS are now capable of any crap. (Excluding engineers!)
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Pilot Andrew Hill to be charged with manslaughter.
« Last post by Rushy on March 23, 2018, 06:42:52 AM »
You're not wrong Fred! I live right next door to where it happened and the locals are still talking about it.
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Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Comments on the new hangar plans!
« Last post by dee on March 10, 2018, 04:29:26 PM »
I have a damn good appetite let me tell ya!! ::)
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XH558 Photo and Video Channel / Re: My Vulcan chasing travels 2008 -2015
« Last post by jakspeed on March 04, 2018, 08:51:40 AM »
Bloody awesome photos!!!! Thanks for posting Andy! ;)

Makes me realise just how much I miss 558, all the friends I made and all the fun days down Doggers Lane plus clocking up the miles in my old red Merc.
And, of course, those wonderful days in the hanger when Dee and I became Scrubbers!

If only it all had a happy ending................................
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Douglas C54 Skymaster at North Weald
« Last post by Sad Sam on February 18, 2018, 06:41:10 PM »
We have launched another appeal on the just giving web site (via facebook) 

The target is to raise £2000 to pay for engine strip down and inspection.

So far we have raised £100.00

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/c54skymaster56498engineinspections?utm_id=107&utm_term=BAa3dPkDR

The first engine will be in the workshop next week and Weald are prepared to start work if we give them 10% of the inspection fee (£180)

I shall pay the deposit (I've also contributed the £100 donation)

It would be nice if a few more people could chip in as sadly I don't have the money to pay for the work myself...
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