British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

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Postby Steve Bond on Thu 12 Dec 2019, 1:24 pm

I photographed it twice in that scheme at Valley in 1981 and '82. If I knew how to post photos here I would do so.
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Postby BPAG on Thu 12 Dec 2019, 4:16 pm

Steve Bond wrote:I photographed it twice in that scheme at Valley in 1981 and '82. If I knew how to post photos here I would do so.


Hi Steve. If you'd like to send them to us we will post them for you if you like. We will add a credit if they are not watermarked.

Feel free to PM them to us on here or email them to BPAGinfo@gmail.com
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Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

Postby BPAG on Fri 13 Dec 2019, 9:58 pm

The British Phantom Aviation Group are pleased to announce our first confirmed events for 2020. XV490 will be appearing at two events at Newark Air Museum. Firstly- a new addition to the Newark calendar- is the Cold War Call Up, dedicated to remembering the years of the cold war. Secondly is the aircraft's annual appearance at Cockpit Fest. XV490's cockpit will be open for visits, the BPAG team will be in attendance, ready to chat and answer your questions and exclusive Phantom merchandise will be available. Hope to see you there!

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Postby BPAG on Sun 15 Dec 2019, 11:18 am

More shots of XT597 in the pre-Raspberry Ripple colours. Both taken at RAF Valley, ground shot 30/11/82 and approach shot 07/11/81. Many thanks to Steve Bond for the pics.

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Postby BPAG on Tue 17 Dec 2019, 7:21 pm

Newark Air Museum have released more info on the Cold War Call Up event that the BPAG and XV490 will be attending on 16/17th May 2020. See here for details- http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/Cold_War_Call_Up
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Postby BPAG on Sun 22 Dec 2019, 11:14 am

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As the Christmas break will soon be upon us, the British Phantom Aviation Group would like to take a moment to send everyone our best wishes for the season. Thank you all for your support and enthusiasm during 2019. We will return in 2020, in what is shaping up to be busy and eventful year. Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year to all.
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Postby tc2324 on Sat 18 Jan 2020, 8:40 pm

Now that the Christmas break has passed, things are starting to move again regarding the ZE360 restoration planning, both in fundraising and actual movement of the airframe.

More on all that will be posted shortly, but in the meantime to wet your whistle, here`s a few more photo`s from the 74 Sqn archives regarding the refurbishment at NARF, (Naval Air Rework Facility) .

Pictures show `3783` (ZE352) and `5529` (ZE359) prior to and after their post refurbishment flights. (Note that `5529` can now be found in the American Air Museum at Duxford in it`s original VF-74 scheme).


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Postby BPAG on Thu 23 Jan 2020, 7:41 pm

A couple of the Tiger 360 team attended Manston again on Monday, primarily to attend to other matters but the chaps were also able to put a couple of hours in on the airframe before the end of the day.

In order for disassembly to proceed, the outer wing sections will have to be removed. However, the wingfold system is hydraulic and the pins are still in place. Therefore, D101 L&R panels have to be removed in order to access the system, connect hydraulic power to withdraw the wing lock pins. Heavy corrosion of the panels unfortunately meant cutting into the wing instead. However, as the panels would have to be replaced with refabricated versions, this is of no concern. Opening the wing revealed the extent of the corrosion underneath.

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Leading edge flap actuator access panel also removed. Again, serious corrosion underneath. Speedbrake lock and closure panels removed.

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In conclusion- a useful and informative exercise and definitely time well spent, that has given us further insight into what we're up against.

On a brighter note, we have received approval from DFTDC Manston to move the aircraft from soft ground and onto an area of hardstanding. This is an important step toward dismantling as being on hard ground will allow us to bring in lifting gear to faciliate stabilator removal and- vitally- will give access underneath the fuselage for the engine removal kit. Once the engines are out, we will have access to the main wing spar. Next step will be to prepare a movement plan and risk assessment. Then once the mainwheels are changed and nosewheels inflated, the aircraft should be ready to move. Many thanks to BPAG Chairman/Technical Director Paul Wright and Tony Clay from the 74 Squadron Association for their hard work.

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Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

Postby tc2324 on Wed 29 Jan 2020, 9:41 am

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Just a heads up that after the January break, the restoration website has been updated with new information regarding ZE360 and her previous `life`. Of note is an air to air incident when she was better known as `5574` and serving with VF-101 `Grim Reapers` back in 1969.

http://74sqdn.tk/ze360-restoration-page/


The break has also allowed some of the merchandise designs to be updated on the fundraising Webstore so please feel free to take a look and see if something appeals to your inner Tiger.

https://teespring.com/stores/74f-tiger360-webstore


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