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Offline ADI

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« on: April 19, 2016, 09:07:30 PM »
Can anyone enlighten me what the situation is with her will she fast taxi ever again? is she still being worked on?

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Re: XL426
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2016, 08:29:03 PM »
Her fb page is a good place to start for info https://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/profile.php?id=375610442560790

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Re: XL426
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2016, 08:51:51 PM »
hardly owt on there next to nowt  ???

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Re: XL426
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2016, 11:15:31 AM »
Their own web site should be the best source of info, one would have thought, but all I've been able to find is:

"Following the taxy-run at the Open Day in August 2005, the VRT took the decision to withdraw XL426 from taxying ‘service’ to carry out a programme of in-depth restoration and repair work."

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Re: XL426
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2016, 03:42:36 PM »
So one is broken, another's home is going to be built on and the third lives at an operation airport.  Hmmmmm!

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Re: XL426
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2016, 09:34:42 PM »
Could do with someone from VRT for clarification, I looked on youtube last night and found she had a engine run on 26/03/2016

wonder if someone from xh558 knows owt.. where are you sad sam?

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Re: XL426
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2016, 04:13:05 PM »
Could do with someone from VRT for clarification, I looked on youtube last night and found she had a engine run on 26/03/2016

wonder if someone from xh558 knows owt.. where are you sad sam?

They ARE running engines, just not taxying yet.  Same as XH558 so far this year, from what I can tell.

Building on Wellesbourne was debunked as typical social media misinformation.

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Re: XL426
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2016, 09:15:44 PM »
yes but did she fast taxi last year? I don't think so. maybe this year then.

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Re: XL426
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2016, 09:15:43 AM »
yes but did she fast taxi last year? I don't think so. maybe this year then.

Not since 2005 according to the website.

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Re: XL426
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2016, 04:57:53 PM »
she is going through maintenance to restore her to fast taxi condition which by all accounts is nearly complete, she had engine runs in march and a slow taxi, being repainted, open day last weekend there is a lot of info on their FB page with regular updates direct from the aircraft www.facebook.com/VulcanRestorationTrust/

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Re: XL426
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2016, 09:02:17 PM »
Thanks Leslie all sounds good  ;)

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Re: XL426
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2016, 10:07:31 AM »
A shame not to keep the website up-to-date as well as FB.  Not everyone uses FB.

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Re: XL426
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2016, 06:14:20 PM »
A shame not to keep the website up-to-date as well as FB.  Not everyone uses FB.

Similar comments have been made in the past about this site, not everybody uses other media.
I said "no more passwords" and look what happened!