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by Full Flaps
Thu 28 Jun 2018, 1:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315425

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

This is a worrying development for anyone interested in GA and in Vulcan aircraft moving under their own power:
https://www.flyer.co.uk/wellesbourne-bu ... -decision/

Mods: please move to another thread if you think it not relevant to the conversation.
by Full Flaps
Wed 09 May 2018, 6:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315425

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Just posting to say Saturday 19th May is the next STORES OPEN DAY - same as the Royal Wedding and FA Cup Final.
Hate people to miss it! (one or the other, or the other...)

http://www.vulcantothesky.org/xh558-collectables.html
by Full Flaps
Wed 28 Mar 2018, 12:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315425

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

What was the name of that guy who said he would run naked around his RAF base with a rose between his bum if ever XH558 flew?
Always plan for the unexpected.

Did the deed ever happen???
by Full Flaps
Tue 27 Mar 2018, 5:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315425

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I think you are missing a key part of the plan.... that an investor builds the hangar on behalf of the Trust; not the airport. That investor would no doubt seek a suitable land-lease and agree terms with the Airport and Trust that suits all parties. In that, a return on the investment made by any in...
by Full Flaps
Mon 26 Feb 2018, 3:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315425

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Gregg wrote:Might be worth noting that the vast majority of the 'numerous events around the country' weren't trust stands, but club ones.

I think Jetman was referring to the organised events over the last two years, not in Club/airshow/flying days.

Anyone for Hucknall Flight Test Museum in May?
http://www.vulcantotheskystore.co.uk/ev ... s-28-c.asp
by Full Flaps
Sun 25 Feb 2018, 10:37 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315425

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Never seen bubbles under the vinyl on commercial aircraft. These can clearly be seen in the pictures. Bubbles.... Mmmm...those would probably be from the rivets in the aircraft skin and as to the yellow shading, a reflection from the hi-viz of the cameraman. Also, as they are applied wet and the ph...
by Full Flaps
Thu 22 Feb 2018, 6:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315425

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I can assure you the names plaques are made from high-quality 3M 'aircraft grade' vinyl, the same type used on commercial jets often flying in minus 30 celcius temperatures above 30,000 feet. The whole idea of them falling off and being put back on by screws with washers is just ludicrous and you wo...
by Full Flaps
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 1:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315425

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

XM657..... The VTTS Club members were a reliable source of donations, not forgetting that the VTTS Club routinely donated upwards of £30k PA ( and more during the various Appeals ) That's a guaranteed income they aren't getting any more. We won't have a clue what VTST's current income is until the ...
by Full Flaps
Thu 19 Oct 2017, 9:16 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315425

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I was actually on site between the two locations on Tuesday, fitting the Wing Names commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 1st flight to XH558. About three hours in total, on quite a blustery day with swirling gusts. Not once did I smell anything. It is my understanding the 'sewage' part is minimal a...
by Full Flaps
Wed 29 Jun 2016, 10:55 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Canberra WK163 to be restored to flight
Replies: 84
Views: 30236

Re: Canberra WK163 to be restored to flight

To ensure WK163 is not exposed to the elements any more than she needs to be, we have appointed contractors ahead of having the full funding in place to cover the dismantling, transport and re-assembly of the aircraft, so we can get the aircraft under cover at Doncaster just as soon as possible. Th...
by Full Flaps
Mon 13 Jul 2015, 3:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Concorde...Return to flight!
Replies: 37
Views: 8542

Re: Concorde...Return to flight!

Video Published on Nov 25, 2012 - and what update on progress since?

One to taxi condition maybe, but to flight, never, ever.
by Full Flaps
Thu 09 Jul 2015, 4:54 pm
Forum: For Sale & Wanted Ads
Topic: RIAT TICKETS WANTED - Saturday or Sunday.
Replies: 0
Views: 97

RIAT TICKETS WANTED - Saturday or Sunday.

A contact has been in touch who is coming over from the States, but has been unable to gain 4 tickets for either the Saturday or Sunday. A long shot, but if anyone has a pair , or even four tickets that become available for whatever reason, please PM with details and I'll put you in touch. Many than...
by Full Flaps
Fri 10 Apr 2015, 1:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: We're all domed!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2295

Re: We're all domed!!!

....depends if you are a Roundhead (domed) or a Cavalier! I think it was doomed you needed.

Bit of a faux pas on a post about typos.
by Full Flaps
Mon 10 Nov 2014, 11:29 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: G-CONC at Brooklands is now lit at Night
Replies: 9
Views: 2133

Re: G-CONC at Brooklands is now lit at Night

Looks nice.

Perhaps if that rear supporting structure could be painted black (or dark green), it would look better and not too bad against the grass in daytime??
by Full Flaps
Thu 22 May 2014, 11:10 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Bentwaters Airshow to return
Replies: 11
Views: 3506

Re: RAF Bentwaters Airshow to return

Talking of Woodbridge, I see there is an upcoming Vulcan presentation there: http://www.vulcantotheskystore.co.uk/th ... 1572-p.asp

Might be of interest to a few of the locals...
by Full Flaps
Tue 18 Mar 2014, 12:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Malaysian B777 missing!
Replies: 282
Views: 45835

Re: Malaysian B777 missing!

There is possibly more political sensitivity, but if there are recent satellite images that can help, then crowd search like in this instance when Steve Fossett went missing This one, you mean? m Yes, indeed, ideal.. not that I've seen it broadly publicised! The more the better surely. Many thanks.
by Full Flaps
Tue 18 Mar 2014, 8:59 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Malaysian B777 missing!
Replies: 282
Views: 45835

Re: Malaysian B777 missing!

There is possibly more political sensitivity, but if there are recent satellite images that can help, then crowd search like in this instance when Steve Fossett went missing: Amazon has produced a Help Find Steve Fossett web site which automatically provides you with an image to look at in the searc...
by Full Flaps
Mon 17 Mar 2014, 3:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Malaysian B777 missing!
Replies: 282
Views: 45835

Re: Malaysian B777 missing!

Just an interesting, if not horrifying thought...... Let's make the assumption it has been hijacked. Not for ransom but for the airframe, which, one assumes could, with a paint job and someone filing a civilian flight plan be 'seen' as just an aircraft squaking correct codes going about its busines...
by Full Flaps
Wed 15 Jan 2014, 3:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Arrows plan 'surprises' for 50th anniversary season
Replies: 150
Views: 26095

Re: Red Arrows plan 'surprises' for 50th anniversary season

It is indeed their 50th season.

Count them: 10 rows of 5 = 50 It's a strange maths thing...

65 75 85 95 2005
66 76 86 96 2006
67 77 87 97 2007
68 78 88 98 2008
69 79 89 99 2009
70 80 90 2000 2010
71 81 91 2001 2011
72 82 92 2002 2012
73 83 93 2003 2013
74 84 94 2004 2014
by Full Flaps
Wed 15 Jan 2014, 1:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Arrows plan 'surprises' for 50th anniversary season
Replies: 150
Views: 26095

Re: Red Arrows plan 'surprises' for 50th anniversary season

In their own words off this page: m The Red Arrows began training in late 1964 to prepare for the 1965 Air Display Season. The squadron was officially constituted on 1 March 1965. The first official display was on 6 May 1965 at Royal Air Force Little Rissington in Gloucestershire. This was a special...
by Full Flaps
Mon 02 Dec 2013, 3:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Love this...
Replies: 17
Views: 3129

Re: Love this...

More a publicity stunt to march ahead of rivals in the awareness stakes ahead of a Christmas shopping spree more than a viable delivery method.
It will never happen!

Signed for goods... no, never seen it, send me another by courier please...
by Full Flaps
Thu 05 Sep 2013, 4:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Canberra to fly
Replies: 280
Views: 55183

Re: Canberra to fly

I support the Vulcan but to be fair after the cock up with its permit to fly at Waddo 2009 I think only a change of management would have given them a chance to find a long term main sponsor, I mean would you want to spend all your company's marketing funds on something that seemed to be being run ...
by Full Flaps
Tue 22 Sep 2009, 4:35 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: XH558 - Approach to Manchester on Sunday 27th
Replies: 0
Views: 567

XH558 - Approach to Manchester on Sunday 27th

This just posted on TVOC Forum: Dear All, I have just had it confirmed by Air Ops that they have agreed (subject to the usual caveats of weather and serviceability) that XH558 will be doing a missed approach and Climb-out from Manchester Airport on Sunday 27th September en-route to Southport. Exact ...