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Aviation Waffle / 18th October 2007 - 8yrs ago today
« on: October 18, 2015, 12:49:41 PM »
I remember it vividly. I remember the ground crew on tenter hooks, I remember the frantic checking of weather by the aircrew. I remember the moment she thundered down the runway and the moment she lifted off - watching her circle with undercarriage down.

THANK YOU ALL who made it possible, too many to mention here but most of all I thank 558 supporters who kept the faith and dug deep when needed despite the many who said it couldn't be done and when it happened then said it was unsustainable.

Almost 13yrs of our life played second fiddle to 558 because she came first - constant meetings, late night phone calls, 60 -70 emails a day, research, rewriting of schedules etc, etc but you know what - it was worth it!

Once again our heart felt thank you.


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Aviation Waffle / LLA Day
« on: October 04, 2015, 06:18:38 PM »
558 made an appearance at RAF Coningsby today for the Lincs Lancs Association day. She made 2 passes then returned with 7 Spitfires and 2 Hurricanes in Battle formation.

Just brilliant.

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Ways To Raise Funding / Lincoln Christmas Market
« on: November 29, 2013, 05:42:17 PM »
Is there a Club stall this year?

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Engineering / 558s Airframe
« on: March 11, 2013, 01:31:49 PM »
The following was posted on FB yesterday lunch time -

Great news on the airframe – all the test results are now back and she is in magnificent condition with just a few minor non-structural items to address. The technical team is now refitting the crew and engine safety equipment, including the oxygen bottles shown in the captioned photographs just posted. She should be ready for the first check flight in April.

That's good to know but I can't see anything on the home page about it [and I have checked with a couple of others in case I need spec savers] so I'm just wondering why the powers that be see fit to post on FB but not on their own website? unless I've have missed it of course and in that case I profoundly apologise I would have thought all and any good news would be welcome so supporters know it's only money or the lack of that could stop her flying and nothing technical with the airframe.

But it does lead me to ask if the management doesn't consider their own website worthy why should anyone else?

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Aviation Waffle / Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire
« on: March 24, 2012, 07:44:18 AM »
I was sent this link yesterday - good for anyone visiting Lincolnshire interested in aviation and it was made Steven Hatton of Electric Egg who has just published the Bomber Command documentary 'Into the Wind'

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Aviation Waffle / Reds and BBMF Coast to Coast
« on: September 03, 2011, 08:16:08 PM »
Thought some of you may be interested in this.

Last year the Reds & BBMF did a Lambretta ride from Lands End to John O'Groats....

 This year challenge is Coast to Coast, a cycle ride of 400 miles from St. David’s Head in Wales and finish in Lowestoft, as some of you already know Dr Emma Egging is taking Jons place. There is also a raffle to help raise money, the prizes are

1st Prize - A VIP Day with the Red Arrows - 4 People
2nd Prize - A VIP Day with the RAF BBMF - 4 People
3rd Prize - A Helicopter Flight - 2 People
4th Prize - A Balloon Flight - 2 People
5th Prize - A VIP Tour of the XH558 Vulcan - 4 People

http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/news/index.cfm?storyid=75841596-5056-A318-A8ECD0623092BE48

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General Photography Discussion / Canon Photo Plus Magazine
« on: August 20, 2011, 12:15:35 PM »
Just got my latest copy and there is a feature on shooting aircraft and a photo of 558 in formation with the Sea Vixen as well as a static pic in this months issue.

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Book / Film / TV Reviews / 'Storm Front'. By Rowland White
« on: June 06, 2011, 09:34:36 AM »
I got an email from Rowland the other day ref his new book 'Storm Front' out on Thursday 9th June.


In a nut shell ...

It’s the story of a crucial period in the Dhofar War in Oman culminating in the Battle of Mirbat in July 1972, about the SAS’s Greatest Battle, and the British Pilots who Saved Them

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Web Site Announcements / Updating the 'Who's Who pages
« on: March 30, 2011, 08:29:24 AM »
Not having a pop but just wondered when will these be updated please?

http://www.vulcantothesky.org/faq-contact/the-trust.html

I see John Hufton is still down as an MA employee,
Mike Pollitt and Al McDicken are still showing but no mention of Phil O'Dell
and Richard Clarke is still Chair of the Club!!

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