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Aviation Waffle / Re: Wellesbourne and XM655
« on: January 26, 2017, 02:46:47 PM »
It must be frustrating, and good luck to all who contribute.

Engineering / Re: Extraordinary General Meeting Needed?
« on: January 20, 2017, 12:59:43 PM »
Some interesting points in your write up Rick, but again, this, the "appeal" and the move all come a bit late down the road after grounding.

Some of your comments will ruffle a few feathers, which will be sad bearing in mind the commitment that some of those affected have put into the project.

I note that some comments again relate to the myriad of suggestions made prior to the siting XH558 at Doncaster, and the criticisms of the move since.

It is extremely difficult and again the "workforce" are in an unenviable position of deciding where their loyalties lie in relation to the aircraft and their employers.

Hindsight is a great thing, but sadly when it comes to what should have happened, well that's wasted brain cells.

I have not put anywhere near the amount of effort and finance into this project as many others, but honestly, since the last landing, my interest has really dived as within the distance, there are other worthy causes.

There would be nothing lost, if after Jane's later information, it is still necessary to forward the letter suggested by yourself, and I'm sure it can be worded more tactfully and articulately than my postings.

Thanks dee / planenut! I'm definitely looking forward to it. :)

Hopefully I may find out something more related to my father as well. Even if it was just something like which Vulcans were in use at that time and location. :)

There have been some pictures in the newsletters over the last five months relating to Malta and some of the aircraft posted there, so when you have time you can go back through those to see if there is anything relevant.

Welcome, I wish you well with trying to uncover more information, and am sure you will love your trip.

Aviation Waffle / 747 down in Kyrgyzstan
« on: January 16, 2017, 12:05:10 PM »
A Boeing 747 cargo aircraft has apparently overshot a runway in fog and ploughed through a village. Tragic for all involved.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: January 05, 2017, 07:49:51 PM »
Five minutes ago I became aware of a familiar throbbing in the air, and sure enough a Chinook has just passed about three miles away on it's way SW following the M3 motorway - heard but not seen - it's dark out there.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: January 05, 2017, 06:51:18 PM »
CV22 Osprey over York  ;D
Now that is an interesting spot, nice one.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Dunsfold Aerodrome future in doubt?
« on: December 16, 2016, 08:11:47 AM »
So, development approved so Dunsfold is to go.....

Hi, I was in it for the Flying, NOT  for THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: December 04, 2016, 09:05:15 PM »
Just gone over mine from Heathrow, EI-ICR  Irish Coastguard Sikorsky S-92 A. Now following the M3, as they do.

At 2110 now going over Reading, I suspect they are going home.

2204 they are just passing over the Welsh coast north of Aberystwyth, cold and dark.

Finally went into Dublin at about 2230.

Engineering / Re: Engineering insights
« on: November 15, 2016, 04:10:38 PM »
Hi Sam, that sounds very interesting, and appears to be a good day. Personally for me, it's a long run to get to you and the beast.

I don't think we get too many regular visitors on this site any more.

Good luck with it Sam.

Fred (planenut)

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: October 06, 2016, 06:42:04 PM »
11.40 approx a low flying Lancaster over Waltham windmill and my house. Thanks BBMF!


Lucky spot!

Aviation Waffle / Re: Sad news from Shackleton WR963
« on: October 05, 2016, 10:28:00 PM »
Let's hope that the good news continues.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: October 04, 2016, 09:16:29 AM »
All R.A.F. aircraft out of Waddington use the callsign "Vulcan"....

Thanks for that Sam, was a surprise for me.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: October 03, 2016, 04:13:45 PM »
Off to the Loop for a few days ... Wx looks great .. I'll update as I can ( Or planenut will be sat on ADS-B watching )

Here's an odd one for today, check the call sign ( not going to the loop)
ZZ419   43C2B5      
Royal Air Force   VULCAN01
United Kingdom   Military
Hawker Beechcraft Corp King Air Shadow R.1   B350

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