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Offline PaulH2015

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Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2015, 04:38:40 PM »
Another problem, returning to base, mention of a fuel leak.

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Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2015, 04:42:27 PM »
Bit surprised to see her heading North over Abingdon so early.

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Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2015, 05:04:01 PM »
Landed Safely.

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Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2015, 05:48:18 PM »
Was at Old Sarum awaiting, but thank goodness she landed safely.

Big worry if indeed a fuel leak this late on.

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Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2015, 09:44:54 PM »
Well it was disappointing for those waiting to see her yesterday but she looked in fine fettle today.

A massive thank you to all those involved in arranging the members day, the flight crew for getting her to us and home safe and sound. But most of all to the magnificent engineering team for your tireless commitment and dedication in getting things sorted so that she could grace the skies over Coventry for us today.

Your efforts were rewarded by thousands of beaming and smiling faces and indeed a few damp eyes as she climbed her way home.

An amazing and outstanding effort by you all

Very many thanks

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Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2015, 10:35:22 PM »
I'd second that! We've just got home from a fantastic day at Coventry, the highlight of which was obviously 558's display. The whole day was underpinned with "will she / won't she" and frantic checking of Twitter!

Thank you so much to the guys at Finningley who worked so hard to patch her up for today - it was appreciated by everyone there today - witness the sustained round of applause after 558 climbed away from her display.
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Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2015, 08:11:03 AM »
You guys are all absolutely amazing!!!
That huge triangle against the sky like some monstrous angel trailing dark clouds of glory

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Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2015, 08:44:36 AM »
Once again, Team Taff have defied the odds and no amount of Jaffa cakes can ever express my gratitude for their efforts in getting the jet to Coventry today.

So much Vulcan grit was in evidence and SWMBO even suggested she might not come to Gaydon in fear of sobbing her heart out...we'll see.

"Days to Do" are getting few [choke] so thanks again to everone.

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Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2015, 09:08:38 AM »
Just as a matter of interest what was the problem over the weekend regarding the fuel leak??

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Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2015, 09:25:45 AM »
Yes ,well done to the Engineering team and like the last poster I would be interested to know what caused the fuel issue over the weekend and the previous issue with the nose leg ?as an ex Vulcan A tech E I have an enquiring mind  :)

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Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2015, 09:45:31 AM »
From what Seam Maffet said at one point it seemed that the crew reckoned they had lost fuel but nothing could be found by the ground crew.  Was it my imagination just doing an Oliver (wanting more), or was the display shorter than usual?  I realise the manoeuvres were restricted following Shoreham, but I wondered whether the crew still had underlying concerns - intermittent problems being the worst, especially when airborne.

Quite traumatic with the 'will she, won't she' overnight and next day, but wonderful to see her again.  A few eyes being wiped around us as well as she departed for home.