Boscombes BAC 1-11

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danoz
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Boscombes BAC 1-11

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Spent a fantastic day at Boscombe today to catch this beautiful machine before she retires in December.
Was also rewarded with the F2 Tornado, two very rare birds in one day.
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BAC 1-11/539GL (ZH763) by stfcdanoz, on Flickr
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BAC 1-11/539GL (ZH763) by stfcdanoz, on Flickr
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BAC 1-11/539GL (ZH763) by stfcdanoz, on Flickr
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Panavia Tornado F2A (ZH902) by stfcdanoz, on Flickr
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Panavia Tornado F2A (ZH902) by stfcdanoz, on Flickr

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Super catch Liam, knew I should have come up today :wall:

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Couple of corkers there Liam. Night light and sublime aircraft. Well 'snapped' too.

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I thought they were keeping one flying ? or is that another one ?
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Thanks for posting these great pics!
Where did you get the info from regarding the retirement of ZH763 by the edn of December? A reliable source?

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Peter - BAC 1-11 website

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Nice photo's, Would love to see it before the end of December if that rumor is correct? How often does it fly..?
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Very nice set :clap:
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Great shots :clap:
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Very nice, sharp photos - amazing to think ZD902 had out-lived so many of it's younger siblings

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RickIngham wrote:Not a bad effort mate!

Apparently the rumours are true. QinetiQ/ETPS are just about to under-go restructuring so they can teach civillian pilots amongst other things.

an exellent article by Craig Hoyle of Flight International can be found here:
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... th-362751/


Just a couple of points of clarification. ETPS can (and does) currently teach civilian pilots. The re-structuring is so that they can conform to the new EASA Cat 1 and 2 test flying regulations, which also co-incide with the MoD's wish to have shorter courses available for non-experimenatl tets flying, as well as the current experimental course.

Curious also why you say that ETPS has bairly changed since it started. Obviously untrue. The course has evolved massively over the years. I do acknwoledge that next year is possibly the biggest change since 1974(?) when they started training FTEs as well as test pilots.

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Hi Two Squirrel,
Apologies for not making it clear. I was referring to the aircraft - as in the main part of the fleet excluding the alphas are old aircraft and some even originals from when ETPS/DERA/RAE/A&AEE were formed.
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Rick and Liam,

Regarding the retirement of 1-11 ZH763, this latest news needs to be firmed up one way or another for obvious reasons.
It's almost 100% certain that this will be the last 1-11 that we will ever see flying in the UK so its last flight needs to be captured for posterity!
Therefore it is a matter of GREAT URGENCY that this "breaking news" is confirmed one way or another.
As owner of the BAC 1-11 website, I am very alarmed at this news, especially as my Boscombe Down contacts have not told me of this latest development!
I was hoping that this very aircraft would make it to the 1-11s 50th Anniversary in August 2013 but it's looking increasingly unlikely!

Peter

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mrshu wrote:Rick and Liam,
I was hoping that this very aircraft would make it to the 1-11s 50th Anniversary in August 2013 but it's looking increasingly unlikely!

As you know then, it's on it's last set of engines and I've heard it call up Boscombe Ground announcing they've gone U/S more than 7 times in the last two months and only seen records of it flying once within that period. I would be surprised if it's even flying mid 2012 let alone attending an event in 2013! As the article says, they are getting the RJ's in to take over the 1-11's job, the first was due to arrive this month but look to be delayed. I imagine once the first RJ turns up then I would get ready to say your goodbyes.

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Are there any 1-11s flying anywhere else?

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TZ-BSC I think still is, and there is one in America (N162W) that flies for Northrop Grumman.. Unsure of any others?
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