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Ways To Raise Funding / Publicity Downloads?
« on: November 07, 2015, 10:38:55 AM »
Since the Return To Flight, I have always printed a picture/publicity image on my envelopes.Now, due to the fact that it advertised a flying Vulcan, I wondered if there was a suitable download (somewhere) which I could now use to publicise the current situation/location of XH558?

Aviation Waffle / Aviation Security in Egypt
« on: November 06, 2015, 01:20:36 PM »
After the tragic downing, for an unknown reason at this stage, of the Russian aircraft last weekend, I believe that the "review" of the Egyptian airport security by the British Government is appropriate. However, I was somewhat amazed that having allowed the BBC to film those security arrangements at Sharm Airport, there were multiple packages being moved through the scanning machines, stacked and overlapping. Sad proof that one should really carefully consider whether they should be travelling in that area at the moment.

There, you don't need any more information than that above.

Aviation Waffle / Sadly a Hornet has crashed in the UK
« on: October 21, 2015, 01:11:00 PM »
Sad anywhere, but this US Hornet apparently took off from Lakenheath en-route to the U.S.  and soon crashed near Ely, the pilot has died.

Aviation Waffle / Strange Sight in Contrails
« on: October 20, 2015, 08:31:48 PM »
This involves, and a sighting I had today whilst at Thorpe Park; two aircraft in the vapour, I estimated 32,000', travelling it appeared one behind the other, for miles.
For those is the link to the history on flight radar for that time, the two aircraft enter the view from the east at 1230ish over Romford. Thorpe is near Egham, south west of Heathrow.,-0.69/10
If it doesn't run, hover over the pause, pause, then play it.
The two aircraft it turns out were Air Berlin A330 at 36,000' airspeed 462knots, and the other a Lufthansa 747 at 34,000' airspeed 465knots.

Now to me that was weird, as they could probably see each other for hundreds of miles.

Aviation Waffle / F35 Vertical Deck Landing
« on: September 21, 2015, 09:59:20 PM »
Worth watching -

I'm sure someone will declare this a first and we should have been doing it years ago!

Aviation Waffle / BA flight Fire and Evacuation
« on: September 09, 2015, 07:23:14 AM »
A BA flight from the USA to England has fire on board as preparing for take-off, all evacuated on ground, injuries from the slides.

Engineering / Condition of our Beastie?
« on: September 08, 2015, 10:44:25 AM »
I know it's very early since Sunday's return but will we be informed how things are progressing or only when it's sorted?

I know it is difficult  for the team, but I have to know whether to get some extra sandwich filling in for the weekend.

Aviation Waffle / Spitfire down in Kent 7th September
« on: September 07, 2015, 12:23:31 PM »
Looks like a pretty good belly landing in a field. Two seat Spitfire down in a stubble field near Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent. Supposedly no injuries to pilot. 

Engineering / Today's return
« on: September 06, 2015, 05:17:17 PM »
"    Vulcan lands safely at Robin Hood, Doncaster. Taxying to the stand ....  "

Thank goodness.

Book / Film / TV Reviews / cold-war-hot-jets
« on: August 03, 2015, 08:17:37 PM »
Just seen on BBC iPlayer
Very good, lot's of nostalgia, because we can, because of this!

Aviation Waffle / BBMF Hurricane scare
« on: July 29, 2015, 08:48:55 AM »
Apparently when the BBMF Spitfire and Hurricane that displayed at Sunderland returned on Sunday the Hurricane developed a major oil leak but returned safely, with emergency services turnout.

Aviation Waffle / Solar Impulse lands in Hawaii, Well Done.
« on: July 04, 2015, 07:25:15 PM »
With somewhat less news footage than when stuck on the ground in China, Solar Impulse landed in Hawaii today earning them the distance covered and the time spent in the air - 118 hours - records for manned, solar-powered flight.
The duration is also an absolute record for a solo, un-refuelled journey.

Well done for an epic achievement.

Ways To Raise Funding / V Force Tour Success?
« on: July 02, 2015, 06:13:59 PM »
Well as Richard Clarke has told us the tour of last weekend, both days was a great success, anybody who attended any of the venues bore witness to the Vulcan Effect, and though we are aware that the funding for the trips was mostly by donations, how successful was that funding?

I again said that if everybody that saw her paid one pound then it would have funded it, I am sure.

How did that funding go and was it financially worthwhile?

Could it be done again, with more publicity at the "close of play"? 

Aviation Waffle / Manchester fly-by during Salute
« on: June 30, 2015, 07:58:59 PM »
As far as I know, this was requested by Manchester Airport; it's great to hear a youngster express his admiration, as Richard Clarke commented, worthy inspiration, then watch that climb out - I hope that is a taster for some shows I will see her at.

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