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Aviation Waffle / Spy on the ground holds up 558
« on: June 24, 2015, 12:29:48 PM »
Wife was on a Power on Experience Sunday 21st while I was on the mound.  Couldn't believe it when a surveillance Islander declared an emergency with a puncture and came to a halt in the middle of the runway just before takeoff.  The fire crews checked it out, and I was concerned that the takeoff might be cancelled as 558 was already waiting on the taxyway burning fuel.  But eventually the Islander taxyed off followed by the tenders, then a check of the whole runway had to be done.  She got off about 40 minutes late, with Bicester having to be cancelled because of the fuel lost.

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Aviation Waffle / Re: XM655 at Wellesbourne
« on: May 30, 2015, 11:10:11 AM »
I think that he is trying to make the point that he has got bigger engines to play with than 558's  ;D

It't a "bloke" thing !!!! Mines bigger than yours :))

Mike

Oh dear.  Another example of the 'inverse law' where some blokes feel the need a big flashy car, perhaps.

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Aviation Waffle / Re: XM655 at Wellesbourne
« on: May 29, 2015, 02:35:29 PM »
Finningley full on power mmmmmmmm not quite ;)

In what way?

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Aviation Waffle / Re: XM655 at Wellesbourne
« on: May 28, 2015, 03:51:33 PM »
The bad news is I can't make it this year  :(

The good news is that it's because I shall be at Finningley for a Power On  ;D

The bad news is we could only get one place and I have donated it to my wife  >:(

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New Members Sign In Here / Re: At last!
« on: May 28, 2015, 01:31:48 PM »

hello paul, welcome to forum.. which tour did you attend at 655:) glad you enjoyed

Hi Bovril - we just turned up on a Saturday morning in April last year and Bob was excellent, even teenaged granddaughter was impressed.  It was my birthday yesterday and daughter who is also a fan had got me a 558 engine bolt in a presentation box - very nice  :)

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New Members Sign In Here / At last!
« on: May 25, 2015, 03:10:23 PM »
It's only taken me a month and at least a dozen emails to get on here since joining the club.

Why is it so difficult?  And why isn't the actual process you have to go through given to you at the outset?  References to 'username' and 'control panel' are no help when there is nothing to tell you how to create the former or find the latter!

Also some of my emails went unanswered or just elicited a question mark, which isn't helpful.

I've been supporting financially for a while now, but I remember when making my first donation reading that new donors would receive an email response, and I didn't get that either.  Nor a response to a technical question about one externally visual aspect of XH558, that had to wait for a superb tour of XM655 inside and out.

The level of care given to XH558 and the quality of the flying displays, particularly last year, are superb.  With the exception of one person who made several attempts and finally got me registered this process has left me rather disillusioned.

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