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by GeeRam
Wed 25 Nov 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.
Replies: 34
Views: 2404

Re: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.

Nobody buying the explanation regarding using WT327's cockpit vs WK163's? Is WT327 close to airworthy as she is? I guess I'm asking; is 'combining' the two the most likely way of getting a Canberra airworthy? Vulcan To The Skip don't have any intention of returning a Canberra to airworthy. (I'll be...
by GeeRam
Wed 25 Nov 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.
Replies: 34
Views: 2404

Re: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.

Mike wrote: ↑
Wed 25 Nov 2020, 2:34 pm
CTTS

Canberra To The Skip.

😢
:laughing:

Shouldn't laugh really, but its sadly true, apart from you should have written....

Canberra's To The Skip, as they now have 2 of them to send to the scrapy.... :crazy_face:
by GeeRam
Sun 15 Nov 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Sea Vixen update
Replies: 25
Views: 6127

Re: Sea Vixen update

Over my life as a spotter the Sea Hawk has been airworthy a couple of times and I'm fairly sure engine/engine installation issues have grounded it each time. I suspect its just not a very good aeroplane having come from a quite transitional period. WV908 has had many woes related to persistant crac...
by GeeRam
Sat 14 Nov 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.
Replies: 34
Views: 2404

Re: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.

Mike wrote: ↑
Sat 14 Nov 2020, 4:26 pm
GeeRam wrote: ↑
Sat 14 Nov 2020, 3:23 pm
Isn't it about time they changed their name?
Vulcan To The Sewageworks?
:rofl: :rofl:
by GeeRam
Sat 14 Nov 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.
Replies: 34
Views: 2404

Re: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.

bernarde wrote: ↑
Sat 14 Nov 2020, 2:42 pm
WK will never fly again, as VTTS have done a declaration of no flight with the CAA on it, and the tin triangle, the cost implications to reverse this would be phenomenal.

It'll end up on the back of a trailer as a show and tell piece guaranteed.
Isn't it about time they changed their name?
by GeeRam
Sat 14 Nov 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.
Replies: 34
Views: 2404

Re: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.

100% now confirmed. VTTS have purchased WT327 for the cockpit. They want a little bit more of it than that :laughing: as already mentioned, they want the whole front section which is the original one from WK163. If they had any real intention of putting WK back in the air, they'd be taking the whol...
by GeeRam
Sat 14 Nov 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.
Replies: 34
Views: 2404

Re: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.

Binbrook 01 wrote: ↑
Sat 14 Nov 2020, 2:14 pm
Not only have Temora converted the TT.18 to electric start, they also got some shiny new engines for it.
Wow, how did they manage that!

Well done the Aussie's :clap:
by GeeRam
Sat 14 Nov 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.
Replies: 34
Views: 2404

Re: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.

Interestingly, I spotted yesterday, slightly old news that earlier this year, the Temora Aviation Museum have successfully converted their TT.18 Canberra to electric start, and were doing engine runs with a view to getting it flying again, although Covid has put a brake on any notion of public displ...
by GeeRam
Fri 13 Nov 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.
Replies: 34
Views: 2404

Re: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.

The permit lapsed in 2008, so that would suggest it was last flown a year or so before that. The VTTS website mentions it suffering an engine failure in 2007. It was certainly flying at the Coventry air show in 2003 Wasn't it stuck at Waddington after the 2007 show? It was definitely there. That ri...
by GeeRam
Fri 13 Nov 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: An-124 Emergency Landing
Replies: 9
Views: 1771

Re: An-124 Emergency Landing

Translation of the pilot's description of events...... :astonished: The second engine exploded and cut electric wires, so we lost all the electricity. And we returned to the aerodrome of departure on an airplane having a total electric failure. We lost all the communication, both intra-cockpit and w...
by GeeRam
Fri 13 Nov 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: An-124 Emergency Landing
Replies: 9
Views: 1771

Re: An-124 Emergency Landing

"Botched" - rather harsh? Very much so, given the state of the fuselage after the uncontained engine explosion, looks like what ever when in on one side, went all the way through and out the other side as well, looking at the photo's...! Crew did a hell of a job getting that back down on the ground...
by GeeRam
Fri 13 Nov 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.
Replies: 34
Views: 2404

Re: VTTS purchase another Canberra

However as the canberra that has 163's nose was flying not too long ago, maybe getting that airworthy might be a better option? At least 163's nose will fly. I don't think WT327 was flying that much (if at all) after WK163 last flew? From what I can gather, these two in USA haven't flown since abou...
by GeeRam
Fri 13 Nov 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.
Replies: 34
Views: 2404

Re: VTTS purchase another Canberra

First post and all, but I don't see a any mention of VTTS in the link. I assume, someone is putting two and two together and coming up with five..... The fact that WT327 is fitted with the original nose section of WK163, and has been bought by a UK museum, I suspect people are assuming that 'UK mus...
by GeeRam
Thu 12 Nov 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 9881

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

The quote about transporting the fuselage as one piece sounds a bit odd and optimistic. When she was last transported it was cut into top and bottom halves to make it roadable. And isn't that why it's now got to be moved in one piece, as I seem to remember reading somewhere that it really wouldn't ...
by GeeRam
Thu 12 Nov 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)
Replies: 79
Views: 7891

Re: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)

I thought that was pretty much the non-IWM business plan at DX in the first place & was what attracted TFC, ARCo & OFMC etc to the airfield originally. I would imagine IWM might change their tune if they thought the flying & resto guys might up sticks & bugger off... which would admittedly be a HUG...
by GeeRam
Wed 11 Nov 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)
Replies: 79
Views: 7891

Re: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)

Is there any reason Northweald can't be used? Post Shoreham regs pretty much rule it out now, along with the new base for Essex Air Ambulance on site, and not to mention the local NIMBYS, as well as greater ATC issues with proximity to Stansted which wasn't so much an issue in the days of Fighter M...
by GeeRam
Tue 10 Nov 2020, 10:18 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)
Replies: 79
Views: 7891

Re: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)

Blackbird wrote: ↑
Tue 10 Nov 2020, 8:46 pm
What about Woodbridge or Wethersfield?
Wethersfield is due to be sold off by MOD around mid 2020's IIRC.

I'm sure that'll end up being another housing estate.
by GeeRam
Tue 10 Nov 2020, 8:44 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)
Replies: 79
Views: 7891

Re: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)

What was the one that's become a center for car restoration etc.. was that Bassingbourn? Is Long Marston still a drag strip? I noticed some blithering idiot has dug up Alconbury... Bassingbourn (what left of it) is all still an Army Barracks and training area. I think you thinking of RAF Bicester, ...
by GeeRam
Tue 10 Nov 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)
Replies: 79
Views: 7891

Re: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)

F1 at Silverstone is currently same weekend... According to the 2021 F1 calendar published today, the British GP at Silverstone is on 18th July, not 11th Yes, see my earlier post made on Sunday. Silverstone website still showing as old date though, but they are notoriously inept at updating their w...
by GeeRam
Tue 10 Nov 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)
Replies: 79
Views: 7891

Re: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)

Maybe time for TFC to take over an old disused WWII airfield... & chose a different date. Virtually none left now, and none left that have been in constant aviation use that the local NIMBYS wouldn't make it impossible to activate as an airfield again. Shame all the warbird operators didn't get tog...
by GeeRam
Sun 08 Nov 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)
Replies: 79
Views: 7891

Re: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)

In other better news.......the date clash with the British GP might not now be a problem. The FIA issued a revised provisional F1 calander a week ago, and the British GP has been moved back one week to the 17th-18th July. I've not seen a date confirmation of that, only that the Hungarian GP is confi...
by GeeRam
Sat 07 Nov 2020, 10:58 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)
Replies: 79
Views: 7891

Re: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)

sdad wrote: ↑
Sat 07 Nov 2020, 6:50 pm
The Baron wrote: ↑
Sat 07 Nov 2020, 6:00 pm
snookered coming from the South West. Should have gone for later in July.
M5, M42, M6, A14, A43 Surely!
If Bristol Channel area or further west or south-west, then yes, this would be the best option.
by GeeRam
Sat 07 Nov 2020, 10:56 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)
Replies: 79
Views: 7891

Re: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)

Never mind the parking and road traffic - speaking to a mate who lives a couple of miles away from Sywell, it's apparently very well used by private aircraft over GP weekend. Out of all weekends they could've chosen, why this one? It is baffling. Hotel prices already pre-jacked up in that area bein...
by GeeRam
Sat 07 Nov 2020, 10:52 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)
Replies: 79
Views: 7891

Re: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)

Blackbird wrote: ↑
Sat 07 Nov 2020, 6:39 pm
What has prompted the move away from the convenient (if money grasping) Duxford. Has there been a bust-up between TFC and the IWM?
IWM wanted a much bigger piece of the financial pie off of TFC to host Legends......see the other thread from back in Aug/Sept.
by GeeRam
Sat 07 Nov 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)
Replies: 79
Views: 7891

Re: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)

An article on Scramble website https://www.scramble.nl/military-news/flying-legends-2021-gets-new-home-at-sywell Includes possible layout and potential restricted areas....not set in concrete Wow..... :dizzy_face: They can't surely be considering the reduced space yellow/red option with a curved di...