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Offline planenut

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Today's return
« on: September 06, 2015, 05:17:17 PM »
"    Vulcan lands safely at Robin Hood, Doncaster. Taxying to the stand ....  "

Thank goodness.

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Re: Today's return
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2015, 07:40:54 PM »
Good news... she had to do a few circuits for fuel burn apparently.....
There's not a lot of discussion about it on here and this being a Vulcan Forum which surprises me.........

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Re: Today's return
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2015, 07:48:12 PM »
There's not a lot of discussion about it on here and this being a Vulcan Forum which surprises me.........

It get's lonely in here sometimes - thanks for coming in.
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Re: Today's return
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2015, 07:52:12 PM »
I was following the return on Flight Radar - She covered the map with orange flight lines !! Glad she got down OK. Had intended to fork out the £35 to see her down the road at the Victory Show but have decided the money can be netter spent directly on our lady

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Re: Today's return
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2015, 08:01:56 PM »
Hello!! Please don't feel lonely! I have just made a 300 mile round trip to see her and was obviously disappointed! That said, I did meet up with new Vulcanites who I met at Dunsfold! One thing Im not sure about is why Sally B, B25 and Mustang flew directly over the spectators at Cosby? Not once but a few times! Very strange.
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Re: Today's return
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2015, 08:03:33 PM »
There's not a lot of discussion about it on here and this being a Vulcan Forum which surprises me.........

It get's lonely in here sometimes - thanks for coming in.

Nice one....

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Re: Today's return
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2015, 09:59:57 PM »
Almost as bad as Sunday Sport reporting.
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Re: Today's return
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2015, 10:18:06 PM »
Almost as bad as Sunday Sport reporting.

I didn't read it, I just watched the footage......

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Re: Today's return
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2015, 08:04:08 AM »
Was there to watch her safely land as normal. Daily Mirror does anybody buy such trash?!
That huge triangle against the sky like some monstrous angel trailing dark clouds of glory

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Re: Today's return
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2015, 09:43:45 AM »
We were at Ayr on Saturday, and watched her display from the beach.  She completed an excellent display, including a nice power-climb at the end, and departed to land at Prestwick.  We assumed that was it.  A few minutes later we saw her go around and make another approach.  We assumed she had just made a single pass prior to landing.  She was flying along with what I thought from that distance was the BBMF Hurricane (but others have reported was their Spitfire), so we thought it was probably for a photo shoot.

She appeared making another approach, and looking through binoculars (we were on the beach a couple of miles away), I could see her nose leg was at about 45 degrees, not vertical.

She made another approach, and looked to raise then attempt to lower the undercarriage again.  It was obvious something was wrong, although at that point there was nothing official being said.  The announcer on the PA said that there was "an air traffic issue" at Prestwick, and nothing could take off at the moment.

We watched, and after a few more attempts, the leg came down fine, then she landed.  The air-display then carried on as planned.

We managed to talk to Pod later on, and asked him about the incident.  He said that the leg hadn't locked down, so they had raised and lowered it the requisite number of times, as per procedure.  They had been about to use the blow-down, when on the final attempt it locked down.  The Hurricane flying along side was observing, to let them know how the leg looked.  Leg down, landed safely, with plenty of aerodynamic braking to save any stress on the nose leg until the last minute.  No panic, just very professional following of procedures, as you would expect!  Well done Pod, Bill and Phil.
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Re: Today's return
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2015, 10:48:52 AM »
Thanks for that Wizzy, so can anybody confirm that "They had been about to use the blow-down, when on the final attempt it locked down." ? meaning under the normal power, which is easier to sort than a "dead-leg".
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Re: Today's return
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2015, 10:54:54 AM »
Thanks for that Wizzy, so can anybody confirm that "They had been about to use the blow-down, when on the final attempt it locked down." ? meaning under the normal power, which is easier to sort than a "dead-leg".
My understanding from what Pod said to me was that the procedure specifies how many times to raise and lower the leg under normal power, and after that number of attempts you should use the nitrogen blow-down.  The blow-down is a last resort.  Upon performing the last of the scheduled lowering attempts (under normal power), the log locked into place.

Their feeling was that it was most likely to be air in the system, and that once up on jacks back at Finningley, it should be a relatively straight-forward fix for the engineers.
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Re: Today's return
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2015, 11:52:25 AM »
Their feeling was that it was most likely to be air in the system, and that once up on jacks back at Finningley, it should be a relatively straight-forward fix for the engineers.
Thanks again Wizzy, that does give me encouragement for next weekend.

This again will prove the worth of our engineering team.
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Re: Today's return
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2015, 05:36:41 PM »
https://youtu.be/zxshOMFTZdM

A great video with pilot to pilot and air traffic control voices. Well done hurricane for escorting our lady in!