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by Marka1967
Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3287
Views: 153313

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

A member of my family is a Police officer with the road policing unit and only yesterday he stopped some fool out teaching his daughter to drive and another fool towing a caravan who was off to the coast for a few days. Unbelievable in the current situation.
by Marka1967
Tue 23 Jul 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBC Planespotting live....
Replies: 189
Views: 25678

Re: BBC Planespotting live....

In a word cr@p.
by Marka1967
Mon 11 Feb 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 153066

Re: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]

It's a shame the project has come to this and as for flying the shack I really don't think it will ever happen unless its taken over by a professional organisation with lots of money and resource. I think they should drop the return to flight dream and concentrate on just preserving the aircraft and...
by Marka1967
Sat 02 Feb 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Airshow & Aviation Videos
Topic: Boscombe Down BOB 50th Anniv Airshow 1990
Replies: 3
Views: 1322

Re: Boscombe Down BOB 50th Anniv Airshow 1990

Really enjoyed watching, took me back to when airshows were proper airshows . Thanks for posting. :clap:
by Marka1967
Sat 08 Dec 2018, 6:24 pm
Forum: Airshow & Aviation Videos
Topic: RAF Hendon - Walkaround (December 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Re: RAF Hendon - Walkaround (December 2018)

I think the last time I went around Hendon you walked on blue carpet tiles but that was some years ago. Seems to of lost its atmosphere looking at the video.
by Marka1967
Sun 28 Oct 2018, 6:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: What is your favourite airline?
Replies: 32
Views: 3635

Re: What is your favourite airline?

We normally fly to Australia once a year and usually fly Singapore airlines and so far we have not had any issues. We fly to Brisbane on Friday via Hong Hong with BA and Qantas so it will be good to compare.
by Marka1967
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 4:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Single or twin seat?
Replies: 40
Views: 3959

Re: Single or twin seat?

The two seat EE Lightning is an awesome thing if you ask me.
by Marka1967
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 5:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bye Bye Scampton?
Replies: 115
Views: 12333

Re: Bye Bye Scampton?

Probably selling the site before they have to spend millions on resurfacing the runway.
by Marka1967
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 5:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314173

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Is it me or has this thread become really really boring.
by Marka1967
Sat 30 Jun 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314173

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I'd imagine you would be looking at a seven figure sum to move a Vulcan and then rebuild it to a fit enough state to be able to run, fast taxi in its new home. The owner of 655 has according to the social media rumour mill said the plan for 655 is for it be on display at the planned new development...
by Marka1967
Tue 27 Mar 2018, 12:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: XH558 wrong doors
Replies: 5
Views: 1878

Re: XH558 wrong doors

When the Vulcan tanker fleet was decommissioned 558 was flown to Marham to go on the fire dump. The HDU was removed and the back end probably left open with no doors as there was no point refitting any. XH560 was going to replace XL426 on the VDF but was found to be lacking hours before a major was ...
by Marka1967
Sun 25 Mar 2018, 1:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314173

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I very much doubt the airframe would be fit for anything other than static display if its dismantled and moved by road. Take a look at Vulcans in camera and look at XL318 being dismantled for road transport you have to split the main fuselage section which would compromise the structural integrity ...
by Marka1967
Sun 25 Mar 2018, 8:38 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314173

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I very much doubt the airframe would be fit for anything other than static display if its dismantled and moved by road. Take a look at Vulcans in camera and look at XL318 being dismantled for road transport you have to split the main fuselage section which would compromise the structural integrity w...
by Marka1967
Sat 24 Feb 2018, 1:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314173

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

As I've said before the trust needs to be wound up and the aircraft handed over to a purely volunteer based organisation. Most of the remaining Vulcan fleet have been out doors for decades so trying to raise millions for a hangar in my view is nonsense and should be abandoned with the focus being co...
by Marka1967
Sat 20 Jan 2018, 3:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: VC10 ZA148 engines fitted
Replies: 6
Views: 2332

Re: VC10 ZA148 engines fitted

I'm down your part of the world in May so I'll will be calling in to take a look around.
by Marka1967
Sun 07 Jan 2018, 4:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314173

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I was involved with 655 from the early 90's until 2011 and have to say there was always good mutual support between all of the Vulcan operators and museums, everyone was happy to help each other if they could.
by Marka1967
Thu 04 Jan 2018, 7:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314173

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Or let the other Vulcan groups have first refusal: the VttST advertises its aims as promoting Vulcan's and cold war aircraft after all, so why not support the other running Vulcans before profiting from the gifted spare parts. As far as I know, this has already happened. If this is the case it woul...
by Marka1967
Mon 01 Jan 2018, 8:28 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)
Replies: 308
Views: 91244

Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

Will the Speys be going back in?.
by Marka1967
Wed 20 Dec 2017, 4:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314173

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Is it just a trick of the foreshortening by the use of a long lens or do they appear to have some sort of scissor lift/ platform under the tail boom presumably in an attempt to prevent the aircraft tipping up on its tail in the event of heavy snowfall or strong winds?. No long lens trickery here, t...
by Marka1967
Mon 18 Dec 2017, 7:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314173

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I think the sooner the trust folds and its assets given over to a purely volunteer run group the better. If people are still handing over money to them they need their heads looking at in my view. 558 is crying out to have a small dedicated group take her on with the airports support and I'm sure it...
by Marka1967
Sat 16 Dec 2017, 9:54 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314173

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I did miss that crucial word "tasks", I stand corrected. Hopefully these tasks do include dry cycling or running the engines which needs to be done regularly as they are not inhibited. There was a caption in the photo: "The air brake running channels are greased. Lubrication to the b...
by Marka1967
Sat 18 Nov 2017, 4:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314173

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

When I was crew chief on XM655 we used to store as much fuel as we could in the forward tanks to prevent problems if there was snow forecast. 655 is now also tethered by the nose gear when parked on the pan. As regards fuel load it all depends what you call light we used to keep about 16000lbs ( 200...
by Marka1967
Sun 24 Sep 2017, 3:45 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 153066

Re: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]

Over 3 months has passed and no news, I have looked on the Facebook pages now and they are disappointingly showing a lack of posts. I had high hopes for this project, it seems to be slipping away now, there used to be regular updates, now it seems things only happen when someone pushes a question. ...
by Marka1967
Thu 17 Aug 2017, 12:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Jeremy Vine
Replies: 91
Views: 13473

Re: Jeremy Vine

The blokes a twit and shouldn't talk about a topic he know's absolutely nothing about.
by Marka1967
Sat 20 May 2017, 10:25 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: The Sound Barrier
Replies: 0
Views: 1049

The Sound Barrier

Those of you with a couple of hours free this afternoon can indulge in this classic film. 13.30pm channel 81 Talking pictures on freeview.