WR963 Nightshoot / Night run

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Re: WR963 Nightshoot / Night run

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Nimrod XV232 will run at 1515 on the 16th

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Excellent!
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Re: WR963 Nightshoot / Night run

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CameronSys wrote:Nimrod XV232 will run at 1515 on the 16th



great news!

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I've never been to Coventry Airport before, is it the entrance to the Air Museum that I'll be looking for or the main entrance?
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Neither!

Go past Midland Air Museum, heading for Baginton village. You'll come to a mini roundabout where you need to turn left (first exit). Follow the road out of the village, and you will pass a large pub (The Oak) on your left hand side, with the Airport's West entrance immediately beyond. Turn in there, and follow the signs marked DC6 Diner, that will get you to the car park - you won't need any more directions as you can see the Shackleton and Nimrod from there.

The gate to get in is a pedestrian gate near the hangar. It will be open and manned from 3pm.

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Excellent, thanks!
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Any more, last-minute updates?
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It should be dry!

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Currently everything's still on track, with times as posted.

There will be limited access into the hangar, as aircraft are in maintenance.
Nimrod to run at 3.15pm, Shackleton to run at 4.15pm.
We have coffee, tea, hot chocolate and soup available, to keep you warm.


Its the last run up of the Shack before we put the covers on, so she will be getting given a healthy dose of throttle (we all hate spark plug cleaning).

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All very good! Will a hi-viz be required?
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No hi-vis required, as although its inside the airport perimeter fence, its within the Air Atlantique compound and the airlock gate will be closed.
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richw_82 wrote:Currently everything's still on track, with times as posted.

There will be limited access into the hangar, as aircraft are in maintenance.
Nimrod to run at 3.15pm, Shackleton to run at 4.15pm.
We have coffee, tea, hot chocolate and soup available, to keep you warm.


Its the last run up of the Shack before we put the covers on, so she will be getting given a healthy dose of throttle (we all hate spark plug cleaning).

Regards,

Rich
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sounds like their may be some flames from the exhausts appearing then..................... :yahoo:

wish I could make it this year.............. :sad:
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Re: WR963 Nightshoot / Night run

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It was a great evening thanks guys!!

It would be great if this were repeated next year, if it were I would say that 75 people was about right as there were still enough spaces to get photographs although I wouldn't recommend increasing the number of people next time.

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Many thanks to all who organised today's event. It was pretty spectacular to get so close to both the Nimrod and Shackleton, just a shame about the absolutely dire weather which pretty much ruined my pictures! There were just about enough people there to make it comfortable without getting in everyone else's way. And thanks for getting the floodlights out at the end, very welcome! Looking forward to the next one.
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Hi all,

Thanks for coming and supporting the event, it was a shame the weather decided to throw all that rain and wind at us. We had a few issues, starting with the generator for the lights quitting, resulting in the baby back up being pressed into service after the run.

Nimrod XV232 ran up first, and the Speys reminded us why airshows seem that bit quieter over the past few years. Then it was WR963's turn and we took care to get the engines warmed up evenly before letting them have some throttle and doing some relatively high power runs - 2450rpm and around 50" boost; which was when the Griffons really start to get into their stride and the exhausts start glowing.

We had a couple of problems towards the end, No 2 decided it didn't want to idle below 1200rpm, and No 4 had an oil seal go in the propeller - but we've ran the engines up every two weeks for the past three months, and at higher power, so problems will be found and we'd rather find them now.

Into winter maintenance we go... see you all in the new year!

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Amazing to see and hear (and feel) her run up, but I missed out on photography chances due to the weather and forgetting to bring my camera cloth - only to get home and find that it HAD been in my bag the whole time.
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Thanks to all concerned for yesterdays run.
I loved the Shackleton spitting out fire :clap:
Considering the weather,I think the event was brilliant -- When`s the next one ??

Also, can recommend the `Old Milll` pub up the road.
Spent an hour drying out before the 100 mile drive home.. :smile:

well done !!

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Thanks to all concerned in running this event , it was an interesting evening spoilt slightly by the weather , but then we are in England and shouldn't really expect any different
Just as a side note , I don't suppose anyone found an Op/tech black camera strap which I have lost at the event
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Re: WR963 Nightshoot / Night run

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Thanks to everybody involved with putting the event on for us, a big well done to all.

It was a great afternoon/evening despite the weathers best efforts to 'dampen' proceedings. There was plenty of room with the number of people present so I think you guys got that spot on.

First time I have heard a Shackleton under power, I must say it sounded fantastic.

Just a minor point from a photography point of view and something to bare in mind for future events, perhaps running it for a longer period without the under-wing lights on would reduce the flare we had to deal with.

That aside I still managed to bag some good shots, so thanks once again.
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