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Offline jimwilliamson

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Tow Bar
« on: February 17, 2012, 07:07:15 PM »
I have just joined the Club. I was posted as a J/T A/Fitt/P to 230 OCU in 1960. The first four Mk 2 Vulcans had just arrived. I did a course at Bristols
on tthe Olympus 101 & 201 engines. Intensive flying trials started so we were split into three shifts 12hrs on 24 off till friday then we went on 12 on12 off whilst one shift had a weekend off. We managed to do 1000hrs in 3 months. Everything in those days had to be manhandled and there was never enough people about when you had to move heavy equip about. I notice in the magazine that the one man towing bar still takes seven to fit it.  We use to do it with a few less but it was always trouble.
I will finish now. J W
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Re: Tow Bar
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 07:41:59 PM »
Quote from: "jimwilliamson"
I have just joined the Club. I was posted as a J/T A/Fitt/P to 230 OCU in 1960. The first four Mk 2 Vulcans had just arrived. I did a course at Bristols
. I notice in the magazine that the one man towing bar still takes seven to fit it.  We use to do it with a few less but it was always trouble.
I will finish now. J W

Welcome Jim

 That was 17yrs ago and we were a bunch of week-end Amateurs :lol: , now they've got professionals on the job  :lol: :twisted:   :lol:

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Re: Tow Bar
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 09:28:01 PM »
a few at welles can do it on their own ;)
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Re: Tow Bar
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2012, 08:17:09 PM »
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a few at welles can do it on their own ;)

A few @ Doncaster can do it on their own (and have done to prove a point)  

However, it takes an age to fit and we are usually a bit short of time (we like to fit it and then sit around waiting for the tug/ authority to move the jet etc.)

We usually have quiet a few helping hands stood around but we like to keep them away from the bits that can harm the jet or the people.
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Re: Tow Bar
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2014, 07:51:15 PM »
The secret is to keep your fingers away from the U section as it is manhandled onto the eye on the nosewheel leg.I once had to play ambulance with a Morris RVT ( remember them anyone?  ) when a young FLM got his in the way at Scampton.