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Web Site Announcements / Re: Members Day 2013
« on: November 24, 2013, 07:54:02 PM »
A truly great day meeting up with friends and fellow Vulcaneers. Superb effort from the A Team for putting on such a splendid layout and spread. Enjoyed the talks from Kev, Martin and Sam, and it was good to hear from a member of the Trust. All looking very positive at the moment.
All in all a wonderful day and well worth the 477 Mile round trip and 9 Hrs driving.
My thanks to all

Web Site Announcements / Re: Members Day 2013
« on: November 08, 2013, 08:06:21 PM »
My cheque and letter were posted earlier in the week to reserve a place for myself and brother Ted.

 Will we be receiving confirmation that our places have been booked??


Web Site Announcements / Re: Members Day 2013
« on: October 26, 2013, 01:57:27 PM »
My Brother and I will be driving up and back from West Sussex for the Members day on the 23rd. We have two spare seats in the car, if there is anyone from the area (West Sussex, East Hampshire, Surrey) who would like to join us. Just share the petrol costs.
Drop me a PM if interested.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: October 22, 2013, 07:49:29 PM »
Saw this at Goodwood on Saturday. The tail reg XA637 belonged to a Gloster Javelin FAW2

It is actually a Sikorsky S58C and I believe it's true identity is D-HAUG

It was being used for filming.

Book / Film / TV Reviews / Vulcans at RAF Halton
« on: October 19, 2013, 11:25:12 AM »
Thought this might be of interest to Vulcan Historians.

I have purchased a copy of 100 Years of flying at RAF Halton, and in it is a section is the story of three Vulcans that landed on the grass Airfield there, for use in training Apprentices.
B1’s XA 892 (21st June 62) and XA 898 (26th Aug 64) plus B1A XH479 (28th June 67)
The book includes photos of all three parked on the hard stand, plus some distant shots of them landing at the Airfield.
The book states that 892 was scrapped July 71. 898 was scrapped in Aug 72 (Apparently a magnesium fire was started during the cutting up process and the Aircraft was reduced to a pile of ashes in a matter of minutes.  479 was scrapped in July 73.


Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: September 24, 2013, 08:45:43 PM »
While driving East on the 27. Wokka seen over Fareham heading North at circa 4.15 today

Aviation Waffle / Re: Canberra PR9 - XH134
« on: September 15, 2013, 10:07:21 PM »
Managed to get a few shots of her at Goodwood Revival on Saturday.


Engineering / Re: IFR Flight
« on: May 29, 2013, 11:17:07 AM »
Quote from: "Mayfly"
Because the scissors of red tape are not shape.

SHARP  ????????   :o :D

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: May 27, 2013, 07:55:22 AM »
Spotted on an Airfield in Leicestershire yesterday.  :o  :D

Quote from: "Gregg"
I hear Tim Mclelland's (sp?) are good for insomnia, also for invoking a sense of déjà vue.

I'm sure I've read that somewhere before  :shock:

Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Knock Out Kaine
« on: April 17, 2013, 05:02:08 PM »
can I have it on a cylinder for my player please  :geek:[/quote]

Is this becoming a wind up  :?  :?  :?  :?  :ugeek:

Book / Film / TV Reviews / Thought I'd share this.
« on: April 08, 2013, 07:29:29 PM »
In John Farley's book "A view from the hover" is a passage where he is talking about his thoughts on great Aircraft, and I quote:-

The Vulcan has to be the best high level Turner (if you doubt that, you should have tried to creep up behind one in a Hunter) plus also the Biggest, Tightest, Noisiest and All-round Spectacular Air Show Performer. I suspect it is fair to call it a great aeroplane, given it's deterrent abilities throughout the Col War.


Book / Film / TV Reviews / Re: For Harrier Fans
« on: April 02, 2013, 08:38:50 AM »
Quote from: "johnjosh43"
None on eBay and amazon has one for £85 ........

My copy was £25 from the man himself  :D  :D

Try here ... vfhwebsite


Book / Film / TV Reviews / For Harrier Fans
« on: March 28, 2013, 07:45:57 PM »
My copy of John Farley's book "A View from the Hover" signed for me by the Harrier Test Pilot himself.
We both worked at Dunsfold, but I was a mere Aircraft Electrician when he was a top notch flyer. :(
I can recommend the book if you can get a copy.

PS  Note my book mark. :D

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: March 13, 2013, 05:17:20 PM »
Spotted this over Eastergate at Mid Day today.

Nipped along to Goodwood later, and there it was. Think they're expecting a wet weekend  :D  :o

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