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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by Sad Sam on April 01, 2018, 06:21:18 PM »
So the winter service is complete and the only job that needs to be done is the replacement of the AAPP starter motor...

Despite the fact there is (or was) a serviceable AAPP in the stores the decision is made to drop the dog out of the box and change the starter motor in situ in service this would be done without dropping the dog - but obviously that was too hard for the volunteers.  If you've dropped the dog - you may a well replace it.

We have (or had - unless Bob has sold it) a proper stand for the dog but the "volunteer engineers" decided to drop the unit onto the top of a wooden step on a safety raiser and work on it there...

Nice to see the "engineers" have found the adjustable spanners in the tool box (I wonder what happened to all the real spanners) - what a great inspiration to the next generation of engineers and aviators.

And finally the paperwork which has been used - where have they found that piece of waste paper?  There are boxes of books in Delta Court - there were even books in the van, this looks like it has been photocopied from the back of a comic.

I know people will think I'm just being bitter but when you think how far this has fallen in just one year you may be able to see where I'm coming from.  I have no objection to volunteers "making do" but here there is (or shouldn't be) any excuse.  All of the tools, equipment, publications and expertise are available to the "volunteer engineering team" but they choose not to use them.

Still ready for another hard summer of ragging 558 to pay the wages and the pension plans...
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Aviation Waffle / Re: possible ferry flight today?
« Last post by Lew on April 01, 2018, 11:17:59 AM »
Would surprise me if it was true, VTTS are now capable of any crap. (Excluding engineers!)
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Aviation Waffle / Re: possible ferry flight today?
« Last post by sickbag_andy on April 01, 2018, 10:16:34 AM »
Apparently with 2 EE Lightnings as Escort

but only on landing!
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Aviation Waffle / Re: possible ferry flight today?
« Last post by Funtera on April 01, 2018, 10:03:42 AM »
Apparently with 2 EE Lightnings as Escort
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Aviation Waffle / Re: possible ferry flight today?
« Last post by StAthan lecky on April 01, 2018, 09:16:58 AM »
Nice try but today's date gives the game away  !!

Mike
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Aviation Waffle / possible ferry flight today?
« Last post by sickbag_andy on April 01, 2018, 08:47:45 AM »
Is it true? - heard a rumour of a secret ferry flight for 558 to Bruntingthorpe later this morning. They certainly kept that under wraps even moreso than the final flight in 2015.

doubt I could make Doncaster in time but might just make Brunty
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by Funtera on March 31, 2018, 05:13:25 PM »
Cheers Clive, I remember being sat on the Beach at Llantwich Major a Few Years back and having Miss Demeanour and 2 L-39s tearing the Skies up all around us for Hours and some great Low Passes
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by wcg on March 29, 2018, 03:24:54 PM »
No worries.
If I'm unsure, I check the SWAG website ( http://www.southwalesaviationgroup.co.uk/ ) as they're usually up to date on daily movements.
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by Funtera on March 29, 2018, 01:49:01 PM »
Are you sure about that?
It's still there as far as I know,  as is G-BWGL, which arrived just over a week earlier ( both are at HAS for maintenance )
Granted I may have missed it, but I haven't heard it working St Athan or Cardiff since it arrived - the only ex-Mil that have done air-tests then departed recently are JPs & L-29s
SWAG also hasn't reported it as having departed.

I might've misread the info I was passed and for that I apologise ..
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by wcg on March 29, 2018, 01:29:50 PM »
Are you sure about that?
It's still there as far as I know,  as is G-BWGL, which arrived just over a week earlier ( both are at HAS for maintenance )
Granted I may have missed it, but I haven't heard it working St Athan or Cardiff since it arrived - the only ex-Mil that have done air-tests then departed recently are JPs & L-29s
SWAG also hasn't reported it as having departed.
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