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Title: Our Wonderful Media
Post by: planenut on August 17, 2017, 07:37:58 AM
BBC just had an item on the morning news about all of the BBMF being grounded through fears of engine problems - showing pictures of aircraft at Duxford, one on the ground, five in the air, none of them BBMF.
Title: Re: Our Wonderful Media
Post by: Mayfly on August 17, 2017, 07:43:14 AM
They also have a shot of VeRA on the website with a caption saying..... 'BBMF Lancaster one of only 2 airworthy in the world'.

I bet they thought the Blenheim they showed was a Lancaster.
Title: Re: Our Wonderful Media
Post by: planenut on August 17, 2017, 07:48:29 AM
Obviously I'm not "in the know" but the only aircraft of the BBMF at RIAT making smoke was the Griffon powered Spitfire.
Title: Re: Our Wonderful Media
Post by: StAthan lecky on August 17, 2017, 09:25:01 AM
Any idea whats going on Pam ?

Mike
Title: Re: Our Wonderful Media
Post by: Mayfly on August 17, 2017, 01:59:36 PM
No Mike, sorry. DT isn't a guide there anymore. I would thin something will come to light soon.
Title: Re: Our Wonderful Media
Post by: sickbag_andy on August 17, 2017, 06:59:20 PM
I heard Mr. O'Hagan being interviewed on BBC radio this afternoon re the grounding. It's amazing how polite he can be when he wants/needs to be.

On UKAR he's having his usual digs but on the Beeb he spoke politely and glowingly about the BBMF and in a most informed manner, such a contrast in attitude. If only he could be like that on UKAR then I'm sure he would get far more respect and people like me would still be posting there. Such a shame.
Title: Re: Our Wonderful Media
Post by: StAthan lecky on August 17, 2017, 07:55:38 PM
No Mike, sorry. DT isn't a guide there anymore. I would thin something will come to light soon.

Let's hope that this gets sorted soonest before Scampton  :(

Mike
Title: Re: Our Wonderful Media
Post by: StAthan lecky on August 18, 2017, 01:09:24 PM
BTW Reported in the "Sun" yesterday as WW2 "JETS" lol

Mike
Title: Re: Our Wonderful Media
Post by: planenut on August 18, 2017, 02:11:10 PM
BTW Reported in the "Sun" yesterday as WW2 "JETS" lol

Mike

Were they "Whittleing" on about them then?
Title: Re: Our Wonderful Media
Post by: StAthan lecky on August 18, 2017, 03:13:09 PM
BTW Reported in the "Sun" yesterday as WW2 "JETS" lol

Mike

Were they "Whittleing" on about them then?
To be "Frank" I'm not quite sure  ;D

Mike
Title: Re: Our Wonderful Media
Post by: StAthan lecky on August 18, 2017, 03:18:42 PM
BTW Reported in the "Sun" yesterday as WW2 "JETS" lol

Mike

Were they "Whittleing" on about them then?
Perhaps they should have just"Gloster" over it !
 :D

Mike
Title: Re: Our Wonderful Media
Post by: Funtera on August 18, 2017, 10:22:12 PM
from BBMF Website ..
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A routine inspection has highlighted a fault with one of the Merlin engines in a Hurricane aircraft. We are currently investigating the fault and as a precaution, flying of Merlin engine powered aircraft has been paused. We are still operating Griffon & Gypsy powered aircraft, including Spitfires and Chipmunks. We realise the disappointment this will be to our many supporters, however safety remains our paramount concern