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Andrij

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Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #50 on: June 23, 2010, 03:33:35 pm »
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

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clarion

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Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #52 on: June 23, 2010, 04:47:40 pm »
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Assembly is the reverse of disassembly

What?  Unspank it with a big hammer? ???
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spesh

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Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #53 on: June 23, 2010, 10:20:18 pm »
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Assembly is the reverse of disassembly

What?  Unspank it with a big hammer? ???

Smack it with a hammer than remove the molegrips... ;)

The reply that's three posts up ("Haynes Manuals - Simplified") is a gem!  ;D

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Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #54 on: October 13, 2010, 08:49:58 pm »
We saw a red kite being harried by a crow yesterday, but whilst cycling down the Brampton Valley way today we spotted this:



It did a loop around us and then came back with a larger gang which eventually saw the big feller off:


clarion

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Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #55 on: October 13, 2010, 10:23:00 pm »
That's strange company to keep...
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Vernon

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Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #56 on: October 14, 2010, 05:56:56 pm »
I believe the accompanying planes are the Blades aerobatic team, who fly out of Sywell Aerodrome. A flight with the Blades and the Vulcan was a Children in Need charity auction prize, so somebody has either collected or they were producing a promo for this year.

Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #57 on: October 14, 2010, 06:00:15 pm »
I wouldn't want to fly so close to a Vulcan, with the sort of vortices those wings generate.  I suppose they know what they're doing.
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Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #58 on: October 19, 2010, 08:02:42 pm »
When my little nephew Oli was even littler (about a year ago), the family were enjoying a morning at the steam railway at Alresford, when the Vulcan made a low pass over. Apparently a leading light in the fundraising committee or something lives nearby, and when ever they are in the area, they buzz his house.

Oli's verdict was "Rocket!"
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Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #59 on: October 19, 2010, 08:30:52 pm »
The aircraft in formation with the Vulcan look like RAF two seat Tucano trainers.

Clare

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Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #60 on: October 19, 2010, 08:34:44 pm »
The aircraft in formation with the Vulcan look like RAF two seat Tucano trainers.

They are whatever these guys fly.



Arch, I keep reading your nephew's name as Oi!


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Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #61 on: October 19, 2010, 08:39:04 pm »
Extra 300 - a very aerobatic aircraft.
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Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #62 on: October 19, 2010, 10:23:25 pm »
I wouldn't want to fly so close to a Vulcan, with the sort of vortices those wings generate.  I suppose they know what they're doing.

the Blades seem quite happy chucking their planes every which way and doing just about every crazy manoeuvre you can think of short of actually jumping out in flight so probably yes: I believe a couple of them are ex Red Arrow pilots

Clare

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Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #63 on: October 19, 2010, 11:18:45 pm »
All 6 of the display pilots have flown with the Red Arrows.


Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #64 on: October 19, 2010, 11:31:37 pm »
They are not all the same though. There are four of one type in close formation and something different lower and further back.
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Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #65 on: October 19, 2010, 11:43:15 pm »
As well as the display team they have three "Corporate Pilots" who, I think, carry paying passengers to watch the displays close up, so the "other" plane may be one of those.


Jaded

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Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #66 on: May 10, 2013, 05:13:36 pm »
and it has been declared fit to fly today, so will fly for it's last active year.

Catch it if you can!

I'm booked to see it at an early season display. Can't wait.
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Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #67 on: May 10, 2013, 08:44:56 pm »
and it has been declared fit to fly today, so will fly for it's last active year.

Catch it if you can!

I'm booked to see it at an early season display. Can't wait.

Last active year?  Is it knackered?

Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #68 on: May 10, 2013, 08:58:10 pm »
"an inordinate fondness for beetles"

Jaded

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Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #69 on: May 10, 2013, 10:48:22 pm »
and it has been declared fit to fly today, so will fly for it's last active year.

Catch it if you can!

I'm booked to see it at an early season display. Can't wait.

Last active year?  Is it knackered?

http://www.vulcantothesky.org/appearances/end-of-flight.html
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Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #70 on: May 10, 2013, 11:29:50 pm »
My dad actually worked at Barnoldswick then Derby, but was often down in Bristol.  Though back then, he was just part of the team, he went on to be Chief Metallurgist & Head of Labs, so testing stuff was his thing.

Interesting. Your dad may well know my dad. Mine started off as an apprentice at Filton  then moved back to that Lahndon (he had been evacuated aged 6 months to Brizzle), did various metallurgy courses (sir John Cass College, Johnson Matthey, then Hawkers in Kingston before leaving aerospace and moving into the pipelines and oil industry. A committee member on the London Metallurgical Society for a while.
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clarion

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Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #71 on: May 11, 2013, 12:58:23 pm »
Quite possible.  Was he a Fellow of either the IM or the IMEchE?
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David Martin

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Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #72 on: May 11, 2013, 09:42:01 pm »
Yes to both. And now FICorr, FIP and many more.
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Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #73 on: May 18, 2013, 10:11:26 pm »
I just saw a documentary on telly about the bombing of Stanley airport. I knew it was a complex  operation, although I hadn't quite grasped how complicated the refueling was - with tankers refuelling tankers mid-air, just so the tankers had the range to refuel the Vulcan...

But the thing that really gobsmacked me was that apparently the RAF didn't have a chart of the South Atlantic. The navigator used one of the North Atlantic, turned it upside down and re-labeled the Azores...
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Re: AVRO Vulcan XH558
« Reply #74 on: May 18, 2013, 10:33:49 pm »
Yes to both. And now FICorr, FIP and many more.

My Pop was a founder member of the body that became the ICorr !
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