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I'm so fed up of the rumours!
« on: October 10, 2012, 08:42:02 PM »
For the third time recently I've been told that it's a shame XH558 won't be flying any longer.
Latest was from a friend of mine on the MX-5 forum;
"did you manage to see the Vulcan go over Staverton last week. I missed it by 5 min but some of the chaps said it might return so we all waited until about 5.45 but did not come back. I was told by one of the chaps that was prob last time it would fly as airframe was in bad condition, I thought I would check with you as you know a lot about the plane"
I can't put into print what my reply to him was or I would be barred from the forum for using bad language but I informed him of the extensive x-ray that was carried out during the last service and the airframe is in amazingly good condition. The previous one was from a bloke who said he'd heard it announced, over the public tannoy system, at the Southend air show!

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Re: I'm so fed up of the rumours!
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012, 09:50:40 PM »
It doesn't surprise me at all.. There are still people who say they love the Vulcan and it's a shame there isn't still one flying.
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Re: I'm so fed up of the rumours!
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012, 10:52:45 PM »
I think there has been a bit of selective hearing, as in "this is 558s last flight this year" and have not taken in the words "this year"
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Re: I'm so fed up of the rumours!
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012, 11:23:04 PM »
Nice article,

Says it all.

Hope you had a great time in the sun.  :D
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Re: I'm so fed up of the rumours!
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 11:24:16 AM »
Bit of a typo on line 2 ".I missed it her national tour on Saturday the 29 September"

Good article, nice Nimrod pic too.
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Re: I'm so fed up of the rumours!
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2012, 02:48:55 PM »
Just to be pedantic

During her winter service 2011/2012 every inch of the airframe, undercarriage etc. was x-rayed and there was no problems at all other than some minor corrosion which was corrected very easily.   were no problems.

Good article telling it as it is   :)  :)

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Re: I'm so fed up of the rumours!
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 09:09:02 PM »
Thanks Gareth and Johnri - I've corrected the 'it' and when I typed it I thought 'Must change that was to were' but forgot to go back and change it.
All updated now, thanks again

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