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This is fantastic! My immediate thought was the East Kirby connection -  Just Jane being over flown by two Lancasters - as low as possible would make a fabulous photo. It's going to be a quite a summer on the circuit.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Merlin magic
« on: January 10, 2014, 08:48:41 PM »
Fab thanks.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Lightning Restoration in U.S.
« on: January 06, 2014, 08:52:50 PM »
Let's hope so..

Aviation Waffle / Re: Last VC10 flight
« on: September 23, 2013, 08:18:42 PM »

Extract from Press Release issued today

‘Queen of the Skies’ retires to Dunsfold Park

Dunsfold Park and Brooklands Museum are pleased to announce that the last Vickers VC10 will arrive tomorrow (Tuesday 24th September) at its new permanent home, the famous Surrey airfield. The VC10, which carries the RAF serial number ZA150, was the very last VC10 of 54 built at Brooklands in the 1960s and is one of the last two flying with the RAF from Brize Norton in Oxfordshire and being retired this week.

The aircraft will be landing on the airfield at 12:30* with its six-strong aircrew and will be greeted by members of the aviation teams from Dunsfold Park and Brooklands Museum.

ZA150 was originally built as 5H-MOG for East African Airways as a “Combi”, based on the Super VC10 but with a large forward freight door – which, incidentally, greatly eased the conversion of this variant into a tanker aircraft, allowing five huge fuel tanks to be installed on the main deck. After its airline service was completed, this aircraft was stored at Filton for several years before making its first flight as a tanker in 1984.

Dunsfold Park will be open for visitors wishing to witness this important arrival, with access via the North Gate off Stovolds Hill. If you would like to witness the VC10’s final flight please email with your contact details. Longer-term arrangements for public access to the VC10 at Dunsfold Park will be confirmed in due course.

* The arrival of the VC10 at Dunsfold is subject to weather and operational constraints: please monitor or

Aviation Waffle / Re: VC10 ZA148 goes to CAF Newquay
« on: August 20, 2013, 09:47:51 PM »
No news yet on the VC10 destined for Cosford.. but will keep an eye be there.

Aviation Waffle / Good Airports need a Vulcan!
« on: August 17, 2013, 07:06:35 PM »

According to Which - see link above, these are the top 5 UK airports... 2 of which have a Vulcan.  Which must surely be an influencing factor!  :D.

1.London Southend 84%
2.Humberside 81%
3.Robin Hood - Doncaster Sheffield 78%
4.London City 77%
5.Southampton 77%

Aviation Waffle / Re: 787 fire at Heathrow
« on: July 12, 2013, 06:40:31 PM »
Maybe the problem hasn't been fixed quite as well as Boeing hoped. Not sure I would be rushing to fly on a 787.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Dornier 17 recovery Goodwin Sands
« on: June 17, 2013, 08:14:58 PM »
The arrival of the Do17 at Cosford on Saturday was quite something but perhaps the most poignant moment came with the arrival of Karl Bettighofer - a former D17 wireless operator/navigator - to witness the event. ... f-cosford/

Aviation Waffle / Re: Very Interesting Archive, with a star!
« on: June 12, 2013, 10:35:39 PM »

Aviation Waffle / Re: Dornier 17 recovery Goodwin Sands
« on: June 05, 2013, 10:04:39 PM »
This project has it all, a need for patience, adaptability, lots of frustration, emotional swings, utmost professionalism and care required, financial pressures - all too real and factors beyond anyone's control. There may be even be the doubters who say it cant be done. Familiar territory methinks (so to speak)

Aviation Waffle / Re: Dornier 17 recovery Goodwin Sands
« on: June 02, 2013, 02:55:30 PM »
Fabulous. And good luck to all involved. Coincidentally happening the same week that the new Mary Rose museum opened in Portsmouth!

Aviation Waffle / Re: Dornier 17 recovery Goodwin Sands
« on: May 31, 2013, 10:36:16 PM »
This is one helluva project - the team recovering the Dornier have my greatest admiration. Lets hope for a successful outcome in the coming week.

Engineering / Re: IFR Flight
« on: May 23, 2013, 09:16:26 PM »
A great development - a win on all fronts methinks

Aviation Waffle / Re: Ambitions of being a pilot?
« on: May 14, 2013, 06:06:04 PM »
Yep, things could be a-changing. But perhaps not for the best?

Aviation Waffle / Re: C27 Spartan for RIAT!
« on: May 14, 2013, 05:32:16 PM »
Terrific display - thanks for posting.

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