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Engineering / Engine run today
« on: November 19, 2015, 03:07:13 PM »
I just want to thank all the Engineers for today!! What an amazing, stonking, freaking awesome experience!!!
Ive heard the Howl before and always my usual comment is 'Better than sex!'
Well let me tell you until youve stood right underneath the Bomb-Bay doors and Taff flips her to full power and the noise vibrates right into your SOUL and the floor moves!!! You aint heard nothing yet!!
If you have the money like i did,, GO!!ITS DEFINATELY BETTER THAN SEX!!!!!

Ways To Raise Funding / OBR
« on: September 15, 2014, 04:34:50 PM »

This is Jax's Red Merc which she parks up on the Old Bawtry road. She serves Tea n Coffee for a donation to 558. Does it all off her own bat shes an absolute darlin!!! Im lucky that she lets me help ;D We like seeing you all and helping relieve you of various amounts of money which every penny goes to helping keep XH558 flying!! Pop up and see us we dont bite ;) ;)

Ways To Raise Funding / New stock in shop
« on: July 29, 2013, 11:56:10 AM »
Was hoping to buy a new top from the shop after twitter said new stock was in. Took a big fancy to the red strappy new ladies top. Checked out every colour and all out of stock! Any ideas when these will be back in please?

Book / Film / TV Reviews / Red Line
« on: June 30, 2013, 09:02:33 AM »
Just read This book by John Nichol, Its a must read about bomber command and the Nuremburg raid. Brutal and heart breaking couldnt put it down!

Aviation Waffle / Parachute question?
« on: May 01, 2013, 04:09:32 PM »
Looking skywards just now and was gobsmacked to see a big-ish boomarang shaped parachute with a guy hanging underneath!  Really quite high up and checking with me bins it definately had no engine. Now if anyone can answer would be good.  Where the heck had he come from and where would he be going?! Would it have been from a plane? No big hills in Notts to have launched off from from( i know they do stuff like that in Derbys?) And more to the point, would planes be able to see him? would he have to state his position due to regular flight paths?

New Members Sign In Here / Toezapper
« on: April 05, 2013, 02:55:41 PM »
by toezapper ยป Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:47 am

My name is Hamish Dow, I am the second of two sons of Al Dow QFI and Vulcan Display Team pilot. I have his flying logs and can tell Nicola Wakelin this. Her father was my father's (Capt) crew member on 24th Jan 1968 in the XH558, along with F/O Pegrum and F/L

Hello Hamish, iv'e posted this in your own thread so that members can pop by and welcome you :)

Aviation Waffle / A1 Lightning
« on: February 24, 2013, 10:17:24 AM »
Had a drive out on Saturday and as always going south down the A1 look to see the sad state of the Lightning...It isnt there!! Anyone know whats happened to her? :(

Engineering / Structural modifications
« on: August 15, 2012, 03:47:44 PM »
Ive been pondering this for awhile now. Im sure like me most of 558 fans want her in the air for as long as possible?  Isnt it time to discuss if this modification can and will be done?  I know we have issues with engines, but this mod would keep her going for a few more years and surely is worth doing!! Im sure the amount that is needed would soon be raised.  

Ways To Raise Funding / Baseball cap?
« on: August 13, 2012, 11:46:55 AM »
I'd love a 558 baseball cap but they've been out of stock for a few weeks now, any idea when they will be back on sale please?

Ways To Raise Funding / Raffle tickets
« on: June 15, 2012, 05:33:51 PM »
Well, ive just posted my Raffle tickets back and ive got everything crossed that i win!! Fantastic prizes to be won :D
Also just sent off for more so that i can hopefully sell some down my local, im sure i can twist a few arms ;)  ;)

Engineering / Question.
« on: November 24, 2011, 06:10:10 PM »
I've just watched a video clip on another forum from when 558 went to Holland.
In it Barry Masefield is describing his role in the aircraft. He tells of being sat with only the little port hole type window and not having much of a view.
Then he tells that he see's out with his periscope that looks downwards, and also he can look above 558. Ok how does that work then because ive been in 558s cockpit and 655s and i cant see how that can be?

Engineering / Little query or two,, sorry:)
« on: September 27, 2011, 06:00:45 PM »
Ive just watched a video on FB of Kev and Bill Ramsey in the cockpit at Sunderland i think it was.
 Anyway i couldn't make out which was Kev or Bill and it made me wonder, as you see both of them holding the throttle thing, does it matter which seat the actual pilot of the day sits in. Can he sit in either seat?  Also one of them was wearing a white helmet with the number 11 on is that of any significance?

Aviation Waffle / Lightning in a field?
« on: August 29, 2011, 12:16:06 PM »
Wev'e had the weekend camping in Lincolnshire.
While driving around we drove past a cracking looking Lightning in a field. Got the number XM192. Just wondered if anyone knows anything about it? how it comes to be there? Also a sad looking Hunter i think also in a field?

Engineering / Oxygen?
« on: July 12, 2011, 10:02:23 AM »
Ive just read 607 again and i know that Martin and Co had to have oxygen going down to the Falklands. I was wondering now that she is back displaying do the crew have to have oxygen? I know that they arn't getting to heights that they used to, but say, by law or  health and safety do they have to have an oxygen supply?

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