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by quicksilver-wsr
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1322
Views: 227028

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

One fatality, sadly, according to the information I have.

N.
by quicksilver-wsr
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1322
Views: 227028

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

A significant incident involving the Red Arrows, unfortunately ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-nort ... s-43476222

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Press Release
Replies: 24
Views: 4127

Re: Press Release

Just got back from Newcastle, of all places, to see this news.

Congratulations, team, on reaching this milestone. Must be fantastic to know the hard work is finally giving way to some on-lake action.

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Space, The Final Frontier
Replies: 153
Views: 46682

Re: Space, The Final Frontier

Sorry to see that Bruce McCandless has passed ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42465059 I interviewed him at Houston when he returned from his historic 'jetpack flight'. He didn't make a fuss of it, even though he'd put in a huge amount of work to develop the kit. He'd waited a long, lo...
by quicksilver-wsr
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Space, The Final Frontier
Replies: 153
Views: 46682

Re: Space, The Final Frontier

Presidential proclamations of intent to stage missions to the Moon - and Mars, for that matter - are best taken with a pinch of salt, as they have a tendency to be purely for short-term political advantage. Several presidents past have made such announcements, but there's still no firm plan to go to...
by quicksilver-wsr
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Space, The Final Frontier
Replies: 153
Views: 46682

Re: Space, The Final Frontier

Professor Heinz Wolff has passed ... Space buffs will know him for his association with the Juno project to select and fly the first British astronaut - Helen Sharman - and conduct a meaningful on-orbit science programme. Millions more - self included - will remember him as the quintessential all-ro...
by quicksilver-wsr
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2823
Views: 436240

Re: Pic of the Day

Brilliant seeing the 'floor-back-on' pic in POTD today! Easy for onlookers to take milestones for granted these days, but any way you look at it this is one of the biggies.

Congratulations on a mega-chore achieved!

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1322
Views: 227028

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Lawks! Skydiving from a mountain, into a plane ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-euro ... to-a-plane

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Space, The Final Frontier
Replies: 153
Views: 46682

Re: Space, The Final Frontier

Nice piece here on Britain's Skylark launcher of 1950s vintage, which continued in use right up to 2005 ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41945654

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 393
Views: 90933

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

It's absolutely terrific that the Bloodhound team have reached the point of running the car. A tribute to the sheer tenacity of Richard & Co.

History's been made, and it will only get more exciting from here.

Nigel