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by Gregg
Fri 25 Aug 2017, 5:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 308664

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Some questions were asked by a long-time VTTS Club member on the VTTS forum, which ( not unexpectedly ) haven't been responded to by anyone from VTST. As the questions are no doubt ones which people on this forum would also be interested in seeing answered, I'll post them on here.....but like the p...
by Gregg
Mon 10 Jul 2017, 3:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Twitter sycophancy
Replies: 99
Views: 24163

Re: Twitter sycophancy

Can we start a sweepstake on which of you stress heads snuffs it from heart failure first?

Rather than get so wound up just unfollow, mute or block. Better still, deactivate Twitter etc and go for a walk :)
by Gregg
Wed 31 Aug 2016, 10:40 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 150372

Re: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]

If you've been donated funds to restore it to flight or pay for a hangar, but instead use it to have fun with your mates then isn't that an issue for the charity commission? I know a chap that's given over £300 and is spitting feathers.
by Gregg
Sun 19 Jun 2016, 3:44 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2016 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 1250
Views: 201646

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2016 - [Official Topic]

They didn't. Oh dear.
by Gregg
Thu 09 Jun 2016, 11:37 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 2016: The Biggest Season In History - The Enthusiast's Role
Replies: 333
Views: 43247

Re: 2016: The Biggest Season In History - The Enthusiast's R

Sorry, you don't cancel an event four days out for the reasons given. They'll have known the increased costs for months beforehand. My thinking is poor ticket sales, on the back of an appalling line-up and last year's traffic shambles (and subsequent Facebook postings), coupled with a dodgy weather...
by Gregg
Wed 08 Jun 2016, 2:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Canberra WK163 to be restored to flight
Replies: 84
Views: 29751

Re: Canberra WK163 to be restored to flight

Nope. Like shooting fish in a barrel. With a really, really big gun.
by Gregg
Tue 07 Jun 2016, 6:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Canberra WK163 to be restored to flight
Replies: 84
Views: 29751

Re: Canberra WK163 to be restored to flight

Top quality trolling by the trust there. I can just picture them laughing as they submitted the reg.
by Gregg
Mon 06 Jun 2016, 7:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New CAA CAP 403 Display Regs Published
Replies: 192
Views: 30313

Re: New CAA CAP 403 Display Regs Published

I've read that the notice was a miss issued one and will be retracted tomorrow. Dunno how true that is I've no idea.
by Gregg
Mon 06 Jun 2016, 5:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New CAA CAP 403 Display Regs Published
Replies: 192
Views: 30313

Re: New CAA CAP 403 Display Regs Published

I don't know why the CAA don't just play straight and just ban air displays.
by Gregg
Mon 23 May 2016, 9:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Tiffie double tyre blow-out
Replies: 39
Views: 5144

Re: Tiffie double tyre blow-out

Makes me chuckle when I see someone telling people how great they are. More so when they've acted like a total tit.

The various nicknames may not be in the dictionary but they are names given to them in service.
by Gregg
Fri 20 May 2016, 8:19 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Canberra WK163 to be restored to flight
Replies: 84
Views: 29751

Re: Canberra WK163 to be restored to flight

They may not wish to fly it, you need more than one pilot. Who knows. Point being is that single stick wasn't suitable. They'll be other factors involved too.
by Gregg
Thu 19 May 2016, 10:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Canberra WK163 to be restored to flight
Replies: 84
Views: 29751

Re: Canberra WK163 to be restored to flight

XH134 is, despite claims otherwise, a single stick so crew training and conversion wouldn't be possible. That's the main reason it wasn't purchased. Pointless buying and returning to flight an aircraft you can't fly.
by Gregg
Thu 19 May 2016, 4:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Canberra WK163 to be restored to flight
Replies: 84
Views: 29751

Re: Vulcan XH558: The Next Chapter

I fear whatever VTTS plans are for WK163, the current climate of hysteria around classic jets will make it unviable. The way the CAA are behaving, it's one thing to restore it, quite another to allowed to, or afford to, fly it. WK163's a lovely aeroplane, but I fear legislation and the post-Andy Hi...
by Gregg
Thu 19 May 2016, 4:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Canberra WK163 to be restored to flight
Replies: 84
Views: 29751

Re: Vulcan XH558: The Next Chapter

WG655 wrote:
Gregg wrote:The one they've bought is a twin stick. No such crew conversion issues.


Happy to be corrected, but I don't believe that's the case...

http://ipmscanberrasig.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=196546579


That's one of the main reasons we given last time we were briefed.
by Gregg
Thu 19 May 2016, 12:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Canberra WK163 to be restored to flight
Replies: 84
Views: 29751

Re: Vulcan XH558: The Next Chapter

The PR9 is a single stick. They would face huge difficulty in converting crews on it. The one they've bought is a twin stick. No such crew conversion issues.
by Gregg
Sat 02 Jan 2016, 8:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Highlights and Lowlights of the 2015 Season
Replies: 12
Views: 2447

Re: Highlights and Lowlights of the 2015 Season

Highlights As you might expect, XH558 will feature on this list! RIAT - both Saturday and Sunday - on both days the finishing zoom climbs were something I thought I'd never witness. Dunsfold - 558's display and an opening pass howl that had even hardened observers staring in awe. Sywell - October a...
by Gregg
Tue 24 Nov 2015, 4:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Jet shot down in Turkish air space
Replies: 69
Views: 10290

Re: Jet shot down in Turkish air space

Except the Russians aren't bombing isil/Isis. They're hitting the FSA, among others, in the north of the country. These fine fellows are ethnic Turks. The Turks, our friends, are buying oil off Isis. Isis are laughing their heads off at the total mess we've made of this.
by Gregg
Fri 25 Sep 2015, 4:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Concorde to fly again...?
Replies: 49
Views: 7940

Re: Concorde to fly again...?

If you go down the re-engine route it no longer is a Concorde. It becomes a new type that requires all that certification malarkey.
by Gregg
Thu 03 Sep 2015, 3:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Save Vulcan Petition
Replies: 41
Views: 6843

Re: Save Vulcan Petition

Yes, I understand all of that. However, barring a major failure, there will be at least some engine life left at the end of this season. Had the OEM's not pulled the plug and assuming money could be raised for routine servicing then some flying would have been possible next year. So I would still l...
by Gregg
Sat 01 Aug 2015, 3:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gnat crash at CarFest
Replies: 122
Views: 32063

Re: Gnat crash at CarFest

Maisie wrote:https://twitter.com/WMidsAlerts/status/627477625787842560/photo/1

Gnat private display team jet crashes at Carfest Cheshire. The pilot has ejected. Emergency services on scene.


That's not an account connected to any of the emergency services so I wouldn't put to much stock in what they tweet.
by Gregg
Fri 15 May 2015, 6:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: XH558 replacement
Replies: 83
Views: 19602

Re: XH558 replacement

Buccaneer for me.
by Gregg
Thu 31 Jul 2014, 4:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: R.A.F roundel as Copyright trade mark
Replies: 3
Views: 1637

Re: R.A.F roundel as Copyright trade mark

Been like that for a while now. Think even Squadron crests are licenced now.
by Gregg
Thu 17 Jul 2014, 4:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Another Malaysian aircraft down...
Replies: 50
Views: 7286

Re: Another Malaysian aircraft down...

Pro Russian separatists are said to be claiming responsibility. Unlikely there will be war.
by Gregg
Wed 09 Jul 2014, 2:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Future of the Red Arrows?
Replies: 35
Views: 5866

Re: Future of the Red Arrows?

HawkT1 wrote:
Gregg wrote:Fairly sure the contract with BaE excludes aerobatics?


what about the typhoon display? and Bae Make the Hawks


Seperate contracts. 'Twas a chap on a hawk squadron that told me that.
by Gregg
Wed 09 Jul 2014, 2:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Future of the Red Arrows?
Replies: 35
Views: 5866

Re: Future of the Red Arrows?

Fairly sure the contract with BaE excludes aerobatics?