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Engineering / Re: Irony?
« on: April 18, 2018, 02:05:27 PM »
Well that's progress! yet, it's not.

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: April 09, 2018, 07:22:41 AM »
Interesting comments and input from some. Sad to see the digs and jibes. Good to know that you are doing your best Smiler, thanks.

New members are always welcome, but if one was to browse the earlier postings, going way back, one would understand the quality of the Club and forum in the past. There is no need to enter the forum and commence attacking, but a chance to make constructive postings or ask questions.

XH558 is an example of a fantastic design, built for a purpose, and tested. The support for it has been fantastic, through an amazing time, and with an outstanding result in the return to a successful period of flight. The end of that period has led to a stalling of purpose whilst awaiting a satisfactory security of future location and support. We all hope that that future will provide a location which, along with the original aim of providing "education", will honour those who ensured the security of the life we live.

Sadly Paul, the final outcome of this was clear from day one. The naysayers will be happy to add their comments as to the future. Very sad for the family and friends that this has been so prolonged and they will still have about another year of it.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: March 20, 2018, 05:57:02 PM »
Should anybody pop in, whilst staying at my daugher's in Cinderford, yesterday Monday, 1400 hours, heard a fairly low jet engine, and emerging from the clouds was a Hawker Hunter, was I pleased?

Apparently, according to Funtera, it belonged to the Dutch Hawker Hunter Foundation, registration G-KAXF. It came in from Holland but I couldn't find where it landed.

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: February 23, 2018, 12:28:29 AM »

Aviation Waffle / Re: MH370 Search to restart
« on: February 08, 2018, 06:19:28 PM »
An immense task for those involved, both the search and the trauma.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Douglas C54 Skymaster at North Weald
« on: January 27, 2018, 10:52:54 PM »
nice to see you there today Sam (and Gregg - he can't wait to get his hands dirty!). Such an interesting project and I hope to get down to see you as and when I can, Allan gave us some background as to where you are with things and it looks promising.

good luck with it all

Nice to get some information that things are progressing, it will be interesting.

Aviation Waffle / Antonov Overhead
« on: January 02, 2018, 12:36:53 PM »

 Interesting drone over the rain clouds - Antonov AN26 of Vulkan Air on it's way from Birmingham to Gdansk at 17000 feet, not seen but heard as one could get eye damage looking up into this lot.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: December 13, 2017, 03:37:47 PM »
Crikey, Finnair on an overshoot from Heathrow just hammered over; the fastest aircraft over here since the Typhoons showing themselves on patrol for the Olympics. I think he was trying to avoid the thunderstorm that's on at the moment just west of us.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Douglas C54 Skymaster at North Weald
« on: November 27, 2017, 06:24:59 PM »
We have been invited to attend an event in Berlin in June 2019!  The target is to fly next year and it will be great to be part of this great commemoration.

That would be wonderful considering the work done by this type of aircraft.

Thanks Sam

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: October 08, 2017, 08:19:40 AM »
Me and My Son saw a Mink while waiting for His aged aching Grandad to get back to the Car outside a restaurant (does that count?)
Admittidly, Grandad had been smacked in the Vulcan earier on

What a lucky spot, I always thought that those that were here were as a result of those released by "activists" in the past, but this item says "not so"
I've only seen one in the wild and that was a flat one about twenty years ago.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: October 07, 2017, 09:03:02 PM »
Flew over us having a walk on Skeggy beach this lunch time.
How lucky is that? nice.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: October 06, 2017, 09:09:17 AM »
Heard, but not seen.
Lancaster PA474 over Sutton Bridge yesterday afternoon heading to the Netherlands
Lancaster PA474 over Spalding this afternoon heading back home to RAF Coningsby.

and what a lovely sound that must have been.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: September 04, 2017, 09:39:11 PM »
Spotted Yesterday about 11ish. Whilst on a Harbour Tour of Pompey to see 'Big Lizzie' and all the T45's in for repair I noticed an usual aircraft flying over. Happened to be Sally-B, no doubt on her way back from B'mouth airshow as all the flying was cancelled yesterday due to the weather.

Correct in that the flying was cancelled but that was the decision first thing, then the whole show was cancelled from 1330hrs..

It was a damp day but still some people were missed as well as aircraft.

Sally B looked great in the sunshine, then flew in formation with the Blenheim

The display line was a little bit further out this year, and as with other organizations, the Royal Navy felt unable to have anything more than the R.F.A. Argus attend.

Even the Red Arrows didn't know whether they were coming or going!

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: August 25, 2017, 04:04:48 PM »
Standing outside in the pump courtyard at my place of work Gilbarco and BBMF Spitfire PRXIX PS915 flew over at a nice height. Presume just displayed at Clacton and heading to Southend? What a lovely noise she made.

A lucky spot, nice one.

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