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Offline Hedge

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Re: Tank issues
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2011, 04:53:17 PM »
It is a shame but fingers crossed the tank is repaired quickly and safely and the old girl is soon back on her feet.

To help with the next few days have a couple of these. Not too many if your going into the wings though.  ;)

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Re: Tank issues
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2011, 04:56:58 PM »
Now, there's a useless thought.  How many jaffacakes could you fit inside 558's tanks? lol
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Re: Tank issues
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2011, 05:11:01 PM »
It's got to be better to find out now, rather than a result of an accident investigation; how disappointing and disheartening for the engineering side.
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Re: Tank issues
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2011, 05:18:41 PM »
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Can't see how anyone can have cause to complain , though.....the News on the Home page & the latest "News Bytes" E-Mail detail the problem & the actions being taken to rectify it.
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Re: Tank issues
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2011, 05:21:39 PM »
Quote from: "Hedge"
It is a shame but fingers crossed the tank is repaired quickly and safely and the old girl is soon back on her feet.

To help with the next few days have a couple of these. Not too many if your going into the wings though.  ;)


dont feed them too many they will never get in to the tank  :D
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Re: Tank issues
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2011, 05:25:11 PM »
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Can't see how anyone can have cause to complain , though.....the News on the Home page & the latest "News Bytes" E-Mail detail the problem & the actions being taken to rectify it.
Yeah, I don't think anyone can complain about the efficiency in getting the news out and being upfront about it. The Q+A is a good addition too.  :)
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Re: Tank issues
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2011, 05:25:31 PM »
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Quote from: "johnri"
Can't see how anyone can have cause to complain , though.....the News on the Home page & the latest "News Bytes" E-Mail detail the problem & the actions being taken to rectify it.
I agree - thumbs up for the quality of the "News Byte" and the Q & A section - very professional and timely   :)
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Re: Tank issues
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2011, 05:29:36 PM »
I think the news byte tho' it contains bad news is excellent - answers many possible questions that could arise.

However I have 2

In the RAF we refuelled a/c up on landing does the same happen with 558 or do you wait until nearer her next flight, as I assume when she has been refuelled the Trust are then invoiced for it?

Are the bags handed/shaped to the tanks?
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Re: Tank issues
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2011, 05:49:57 PM »
Pam,
We don't get the fuel load from Martin or Kev until a couple of days before, once they have worked out their flight plan, so fuel goes in just prior to the task.

Obviously you never worked on Hercs :)  most of the time they didn't even get an A/F servicing until they were tasked, and that practice used to cause an awful amount of panic & extra work.

The bags are handed and shaped to the tank.


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Re: Tank issues
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2011, 05:53:40 PM »
She's an old girl... Incontinence comes with the teritory.
Just a shame we can't fix her with a tena lady though!
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Re: Tank issues
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2011, 06:03:36 PM »
Here is a question (which may be totally stupid due to ignorance etc), but can 558 fly on wing tanks only or will that affect the c of g and handling.  :?
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Re: Tank issues
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2011, 06:15:07 PM »
Thank you for the informantion John & the Team.

I think it is the last thing they wanted to happen when they thought they were going to be busy at Brize this weekend, now they are going to be busy at "Home Base".

I know how pleased they are when she goes to display and to return after a good display so........ its a big Bummer for them as well as us ;)  ;)

Keep the Faith lads & lasses :D  :D  :D

Good luck with the repair :D

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Re: Tank issues
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2011, 06:34:11 PM »
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Pam,
We don't get the fuel load from Martin or Kev until a couple of days before, once they have worked out their flight plan, so fuel goes in just prior to the task.

Obviously you never worked on Hercs :)  most of the time they didn't even get an A/F servicing until they were tasked, and that practice used to cause an awful amount of panic & extra work.

The bags are handed and shaped to the tank.


Oberon


Thanks John - no never worked on Hercs - would have liked to tho'!!
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Re: Tank issues
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2011, 06:40:05 PM »
Cant we just pour some porridge in it??? :)

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Re: Tank issues
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2011, 06:44:47 PM »
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Cant we just pour some porridge in it??? :)

Lew
Chuck an egg (or dozen) in it - works with car radiators!!!!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Seriously I hope all goes well and she gets fixed soon.
I agree with the others, the news feed (albeit bad) has been timely and spot on!  ;)
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