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Former Aircrew / RIP Colston Nichols (ex 617 Sqn)
« on: October 11, 2015, 06:12:10 PM »
It is sad to announce that Colston Nichols (ex 617 Sqn qnd Team Bournemouth member) finally lost his battle with cancer.

Cols was part of our team at fundraising events over the last few years. He was a true gentleman and will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him. His last wish was to see 558 fly... we managed to do that for him at Yeovilton this year.

Sadly - he was too ill to see her final display at the Bournemouth Air festival a few weeks later (despite all our attempts to get him there).

RIP and blue skies good Sir. It was a honour to know you. Our deepest condolences go out to his family at this sad time. We have all lost a very true friend.

We will be attending his funeral in due course as friends and on behalf of VTTS Club.

Aviation Waffle / Bomb Aimer Camera footage
« on: September 04, 2015, 11:47:00 PM »
Various clips have been released of in flight/display footage from the bomb aimer window recently, and from past flights.

Have all displays undertaken this year been filmed from that vantage point ? If so... will we get to see them ?

Aviation Waffle / Bye Bye Foxy Lady
« on: September 18, 2014, 11:56:01 PM »
Bournemouth bid farewell to our only flying resident Sea Vixen earlier this week :(

Not all went well......   ???

Fortunately no damage occurred to pilot or aircraft ;)

Aviation Waffle / Miss Demeanour - Sunday
« on: July 27, 2013, 12:40:01 AM »
'Missy' is scheduled for this one  :D ... day-events

Will take up last years position for photos.  ;)

Engineering / Try polishing this...
« on: April 05, 2013, 08:49:02 PM »
Taken from a 2002 calendar - a very dirty lady indeed !!

Dirty 001 by Puj558, on Flickr

This is how I remember them in my days in the RAF  :D. Extra points for which airframe it was... at what event - and what year  :lol:

I expect Denis will know

Engineering / Vulcan Display Flight Stickers
« on: March 28, 2013, 07:49:20 PM »
We should bring back things like these  :)

Stickers 001 by Puj558, on Flickr

Taff probably remembers every one of those  ;)

Aviation Waffle / No Tonka Role Demo for 2013
« on: February 05, 2013, 07:14:59 PM »
This from thier own FB page...

In response to mounting speculation, the team regrets to inform you that a decision has been made to cancel the Tornado Role Demonstration participation in the 2013 airshow circuit season. We would like to sincerely thank everyone for the tremendous support we have received over the last 12 months. ... ref=stream


Ways To Raise Funding / Christmas Cards
« on: October 31, 2012, 11:33:47 PM »
Wot !!  No - Xmas cards in stock at this time of year ? ... -301-p.asp

 :roll:  :o   :evil:

Engineering / A HUGE thanks to the Engineers
« on: September 10, 2012, 11:56:04 PM »
As the 2012 airshow season draws to a close... I think it fit to say a huge thanks to Taff and his mottly crew for giving us a serviceable aircraft throughout this years season .

Despite the major engine set back - they worked thier butts off to give 558 back to us, and the public - for our enjoyment this year.

Without the ground crew doing what they do best... the aircrew would have no aircraft to display.

Well done guys - you are appreciated by us all  :D

(The pilots did good too...... )

Aviation Waffle / Sentry's grounded
« on: April 14, 2012, 06:31:57 PM »
7 Sentry aircraft grounded due to fault. ... e-17715640

Hopefully it is easily fixable.

Aviation Waffle / Olde Vulcs
« on: March 29, 2012, 02:42:14 PM »
Stumbled over these 'olde' pics on interweb....

Circa 1961

Cottesmore 1975

Mildenhall 1984

Unknown 1965


VDF 1985  :D (looks remarkably like our Taff doing his thing  ;) )

Aviation Waffle / Kee Bird
« on: February 27, 2012, 08:30:07 PM »
Interesting documentary on a B29 Superfortress salvage... and the it's sad outcome.

Highlights here : ... re=related" onclick=";return false;

Full story of her recovery here : ... re=related" onclick=";return false; ... re=related" onclick=";return false; ... re=related" onclick=";return false; ... re=related" onclick=";return false; ... re=related" onclick=";return false; ... re=related" onclick=";return false;

The money and time that went into it (and the human cost) must have been absolutely devasting to all involved.

Book / Film / TV Reviews / Harrier
« on: February 26, 2012, 07:27:02 PM »
From BBCiplayer : ... Jet_Flash/" onclick=";return false;

...and now we have none !!

Ways To Raise Funding / Lose a pound - Give a pound
« on: January 24, 2012, 08:31:58 PM »
Just an idea for those trying to lose weight after Christmas/New Years resolutions etc... each pound lost in weight converted to a pound in money for her ladyship.

 ;)  (just another random idea)

General Photography Discussion / Iphone video issues
« on: November 25, 2011, 09:05:58 PM »
I have taken a few vids using my iphone... when uploaded to computer - they appear upside down  :roll:

It seems lots of people are having the same problem according to the Apple website..  even with the latest version of iphone. Anyone else having this problem ?

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