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Red Arrows Grounded
« on: August 03, 2010, 01:42:06 PM »
Just on our news the Reds are grounded due to aircraft safety fears!!! :o
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Re: Red Arrows Grounded
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2010, 01:52:33 PM »
What???!!!! :o
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Re: Red Arrows Grounded
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2010, 01:59:02 PM »
Well the Hawks at Valley were grouded.
Wondered what was different with the Reds.
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Re: Red Arrows Grounded
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2010, 02:03:14 PM »
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Well the Hawks at Valley were grouded.
Wondered what was different with the Reds.

The Reds were grounded at the same time last week.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-nort ... s-10782263

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According to the MOD this will also affect the Red Arrows' ability to fly.
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Re: Red Arrows Grounded
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2010, 02:03:34 PM »
I have a rather nice fully equipped Martin Baker MK4P they could try and shove in a hawk, might need a few modifications though......
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Re: Red Arrows Grounded
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2010, 04:34:04 PM »
Now if it was the Vulcan which was grounded the forums would of gone mad asking for someones head to be chopped off and for 558 to be scrapped!!!!
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Re: Red Arrows Grounded
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2010, 07:44:25 PM »
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Now if it was the Vulcan which was grounded the forums would of gone mad asking for someones head to be chopped off and for 558 to be scrapped!!!!


surely not! wonder how long that will take to resolve? still- better safe than sorry
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Re: Red Arrows Grounded
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2010, 07:59:57 PM »
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Re: Red Arrows Grounded
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2010, 08:19:06 PM »
I would imagine that the Red Arrows Hawks will get priority treatment.

Thier website has no announcements regarding grounding. Flight details are still showing for later this week.....  :)

http://www.raf.mod.uk/reds/teamnews/ind ... E061FC1E6C
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Re: Red Arrows Grounded
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2010, 10:23:08 PM »
2010 has got to be the Annus Horribilus for the Reds.

I can't remember them ever having such a bad season.
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Re: Red Arrows Grounded
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2010, 12:25:43 AM »
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Thank fo the link Mayfly, stops all the rumours amd good info :)  :)

I hope the Reds are able to fly, I have just passed on to my daughter what time they should be at Cowes on Friday night :oops:  :oops:

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Re: Red Arrows Grounded
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2010, 09:32:54 AM »
Thats a great link, thanks MF  :D

Out of interest, does anyone live close enough to scampton to report here on thursday (tomorrow) if they resume in season practice as stated on their website. I'm assuming if they fly tomorrow, they'll still be arriving in Bournemouth tomorrow at 15:30 as planned. My little ones have been pestering me since last week to see them arriving  :) .
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Re: Red Arrows Grounded
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2010, 11:47:18 AM »
If it's good vis & they practice I should be able to see their smoke... :)
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Re: Red Arrows Grounded
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2010, 12:34:28 PM »
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If it's good vis & they practice I should be able to see their smoke... :)
I'll take that as a conditional yes?  :D
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Re: Red Arrows Grounded
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