Brunty doesn't get rained on - May Open Day 2010

Brunty doesn't get rained on - May Open Day 2010

Postby DamienB on Sun 30 May 2010, 8:55 pm

Cancellations at Brunty's first open day this year included the BBMF Lancaster (grounded by crosswinds), the Nimrod (not allowed to run by the RAF of all people) and Torrential Rain (which, despite being a regular favourite, happily turned up on the wrong day for once).

Beech Restorations were showing off their shiny Beech, getting ever nearer to flight - just the electrics to sort out now:

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A new arrival from Lasham ups the count of Starfighters on the airfield to 2:

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Given the state Hunter XL565 was in on arrival from Kemble in 2002, this was a particularly welcome sight - she's nearly ready to take part in taxi runs herself:

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First (and last) run of the day was from the Comet, which is shortly to go into the hangar for a much-needed repaint:

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Rolled out a week or so ago was the Victor, now resplendent in a somewhat pink shade of Hemp... should fade to the right colour though!

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Don't expect to ever see a repeat of last year's flight!

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Re: Brunty doesn't get rained on - May Open Day 2010

Postby DamienB on Sun 30 May 2010, 8:59 pm

After an earlier starting issue, the ex-Swiss Hunter was run later in the day:

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The Sea Vixen carried out a wing fold demo and a single engine was run in the afternoon too. Hopefully some taxiing from this beast next year!

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I had forgotten just how totally awesome the Lightning was at close range. What a fabulous aircraft!

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The Canberra boys did their bit to increase the UK's carbon footprint nicely:

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Re: Brunty doesn't get rained on - May Open Day 2010

Postby TheDuck on Sun 30 May 2010, 9:02 pm

Lovely set of a place I would extremely like to visit. Particularly like the Comet shots. :clap:
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Re: Brunty doesn't get rained on - May Open Day 2010

Postby DamienB on Sun 30 May 2010, 9:04 pm

Buccaneer XX900 wasn't taxiable but was carrying out regular demos of its wing fold, bomb bay, air brake and arrestor hook.

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So it the RN Buccaneer in the limelight this year, with XX894 taking to the runway for a similar sequence of systems demos plus several taxi runs:

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As mentioned before, the Nimrod was sadly limited to static display. Hopefully she'll be running at the next open day.

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Overall a fantastic day out, one of the best open days at Brunty for some time. Thank gawd for sunshine!
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Re: Brunty doesn't get rained on - May Open Day 2010

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sun 30 May 2010, 9:06 pm

Nice set.

Any plans for the F-104s to taxi in future...? :drool:
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Re: Brunty doesn't get rained on - May Open Day 2010

Postby DamienB on Sun 30 May 2010, 9:14 pm

If there are I wouldn't want to be standing too near either of them for the first few attempts!!
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Re: Brunty doesn't get rained on - May Open Day 2010

Postby Victor231 on Sun 30 May 2010, 9:46 pm

As the Right Hand Seater on the the Victor today, I can assure you the throttles have not been barred. Don't know who started spreading that one!!
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Re: Brunty doesn't get rained on - May Open Day 2010

Postby PorkScratching on Sun 30 May 2010, 10:05 pm

Glad to hear it '231, we want as much noise as possible! Great shots Damien; the front 3/4 Victor is my favourite.
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Re: Brunty doesn't get rained on - May Open Day 2010

Postby DamienB on Sun 30 May 2010, 10:25 pm

Victor231 wrote:As the Right Hand Seater on the the Victor today, I can assure you the throttles have not been barred. Don't know who started spreading that one!!


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Re: Brunty doesn't get rained on - May Open Day 2010

Postby centaurus18 on Sun 30 May 2010, 11:21 pm

Is there any specific reason why Hunter XL565 is wearing her tanks on the outboard pylons, is that how they were fitted in Aden?
It is not a criticism, it just looks a bit different. The choice of markings though is just like the images, top drawer. :clap:
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Re: Brunty doesn't get rained on - May Open Day 2010

Postby sebcoe on Mon 31 May 2010, 6:06 am

Great set DB and thanks for your comapny yesterday afternoon, was a very enjoyable event.
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Re: Brunty doesn't get rained on - May Open Day 2010

Postby 2e1var on Mon 31 May 2010, 9:01 am

LN Strike Eagle wrote:Nice set.

Any plans for the F-104s to taxi in future...? :drool:


Commentator said one is moving to a new home and made an appeal for an engine for the second.
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Re: Brunty doesn't get rained on - May Open Day 2010

Postby 2e1var on Mon 31 May 2010, 9:02 am

Victor231 wrote:As the Right Hand Seater on the the Victor today, I can assure you the throttles have not been barred. Don't know who started spreading that one!!


The runs seemed a bit tame this year, crosswinds ?
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Re: Brunty doesn't get rained on - May Open Day 2010

Postby Victor231 on Mon 31 May 2010, 9:58 am

Afraid so, the crosswind meant that we were not able to stream the chute so we couldn't go as fast as normal. If the chute is streamed in a crosswind like that there is a chance that when it deploys it could damage the chute doors..and we don't want that!
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Re: Brunty doesn't get rained on - May Open Day 2010

Postby T_J on Sat 05 Jun 2010, 7:21 pm

Lovely coverage, Damien. Good job on the overhead images!

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Re: Brunty doesn't get rained on - May Open Day 2010

Postby Vulcanhopefull on Thu 10 Jun 2010, 8:26 pm

Very very nice set of pics - looks like you must have been stood next to me on your Buc pic. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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