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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2011, 08:41:56 AM »
Well I had a BRILLIANT day - the best day I've had so far this year!  :D

558 looks fantastic and the hanger and facilities are just awesome.
There wasn't much polishing left to do but we did find a few (small!) bits which had been missed so my neck and arms aren't aching as much as I expected this morning.

I just want to say thanks to Gordon for the lift (and the list of job websites), Mike for my dinner and all the team for being sooooooooo friendly and informative.

And special thanks to Sam for the chats and opportunities he gave me - I'm still grinning and couldn't get to sleep last night!!!   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Jacqui x x
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2011, 03:02:59 PM »
Quote from: "jakspeed"
Well I had a BRILLIANT day - the best day I've had so far this year!  :D

558 looks fantastic and the hanger and facilities are just awesome.
There wasn't much polishing left to do but we did find a few (small!) bits which had been missed so my neck and arms aren't aching as much as I expected this morning.

I just want to say thanks to Gordon for the lift (and the list of job websites), Mike for my dinner and all the team for being sooooooooo friendly and informative.

And special thanks to Sam for the chats and opportunities he gave me - I'm still grinning and couldn't get to sleep last night!!!   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Jacqui x x

makes me wonder WHAT opportunities he gave you Jax............... :lol:  :lol:
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2011, 06:48:50 PM »
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makes me wonder WHAT opportunities he gave you Jax............... :lol:  :lol:

Well, you were all watching.........................................!!!!  :lol:
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2011, 10:56:40 PM »
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Very sorry but I did not get any pictures of Tim and Jeanette (though pretty sure they have some they could post)
I do indeed Sam, but won't be able to upload them until Monday.

Thanks for the opportunity you gave us on Thursday.  We had a really enjoyable day, and feel very privileged to have helped out even though it is only in a very small way!

Note to anyone considering offering their help - do it!  Most enjoyable and rewarding, and everyone made us feel very welcome.
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #34 on: May 22, 2011, 11:34:07 AM »
Hi Sam and fellow "VTTSC polishers club" members!

I can only echo the comments above. It feels very right that my first post is a huge "Thank You!" to everyone at hangar 3 and the other club members for the warm welcome and brilliant time I had at Finningley (It will always be that name for me).

It was a fantastic education in all things Vulcan shaped. The knowledge, passion and care the engineering team have for 558 is amazing. She really is in the best of hands. Just being up a ladder with a rag and squeezy bottle of white spirit to give her a clean was very humbling for me. Being dispatched with an oil can for hinges and microswitches? Well lets just say the silly grin of the bloke in red in Sam's photo is still here on Sunday. And don't get me started on what it's like to be in on a Maxaret change...(thanks Mouse). Maxaret? - page 148 of the Haynes manual for those of you not up to speed on Vulcan braking systems... ;)  And the manual is for sale through a certain splendid website...  :lol:

Finally, a big thumbs up to the folks who cleaned the bomb doors and polished her topside. All the photos show the hard work. But as a fellow polisher I appreciate its only when you stand next to 558 you really see how big she is to clean!
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #35 on: May 22, 2011, 11:36:47 AM »
I think this is absolutely fantastic, and a big boost to these in the Northern half of the country who had such a drought of all things Vulcan last year. Good to see you being allowed to get up close and personal with her!!
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #36 on: May 22, 2011, 03:49:30 PM »
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I think this is absolutely fantastic, and a big boost to these in the Northern half of the country who had such a drought of all things Vulcan last year. Good to see you being allowed to get up close and personal with her!!


As I said to Taff and Sad Sam, it was my pleasure to at last do something hands on with 558....................  :D

Also stated that if my services were ever needed again and I am available, then give me a nudge............. :D  :D

Thanks again guys for giving me this chance................ ;)
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #37 on: May 22, 2011, 07:42:06 PM »
Welcome Fonseca great first post!  As one of the lucky bomb bay and wing polishers I understand your feelings on getting hands on with the old girl.
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2011, 10:08:26 AM »
One for Sam,
Any chance of a pic of 558 as guest of honour at this posh do in 3 hanger? Would love to see her surrounded by dining tables in a carpeted hangar! :lol:
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #39 on: May 24, 2011, 01:20:02 PM »
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Would love to see her surrounded by dining tables in a carpeted hangar! :lol:

I'll second that!!  ;)
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #40 on: May 24, 2011, 03:03:43 PM »
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Would love to see her surrounded by dining tables in a carpeted hangar! :lol:

I'll second that!!  ;)

How about lace curtains in the cockpit ?

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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2011, 11:36:37 AM »
Here you go,

Some pictures that Lew took during the event.

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It all seemed to go very well, I say seemed to go well as I was not there for most of it as I was taking a delivery on another part of the airfield.  The people I spoke to at the end were all very impressed and are all very happy to have a Vulcan back in their midst.
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #42 on: June 05, 2011, 04:26:40 PM »
Hello Everybody,

It looks as if 558 has is off on her holidays again so I wondered if there were any more volunteers to come and give her a wash and brush up?

Despite the fact she has only flown twice since the last session she is allready looking a bit grubby!

I am also looking for about four reasonably fit people to help us open the doors on Friday.  The reason for this is that we seem to have got really old and so have the doors, despite my assurances that the doors will get easier to move once we use them a bit it's not happening.  So we thought we would go for plan B (many hands make light work)  As a bonus if we are launching from stand 16 there should be a chance to see/help with the preperation and launch for the Isle of Man flight (I have to talk to Taff about that though)

Usual form, e-mail or pm to me with a contact number.  Cleaning will probably be Wednesday/Thursday with moving the jet on Friday.
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #43 on: June 05, 2011, 05:42:51 PM »
I wanna rub 558 :o  :shock:  ;)  :lol:  :!:

But I'm too far away and canny get off work at short notice - sniff :cry:  :cry:
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Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« Reply #44 on: June 05, 2011, 07:21:23 PM »
I'm In PM sent! Fingers crossed :D
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