The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

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Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:18 am

Can't wait for the interim AAIB report on that one. Nothing ever goes wrong on 74s these days so to have a missing chunk of undercarriage is quite a big event. Wonder if that Air Asia flight disappeared into the Indian Ocean too...
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Post by quicksilver-wsr » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:30 pm

Short film-clip here from BBC News Shropshire about cleaning the aircraft that are suspended in the ceiling-space of Cosford's fabulous Cold War hangar.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sh ... e-30710853

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Post by quicksilver-wsr » Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:19 pm

Solar Impulse 2 getting ever closer to its set-off date ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30908494

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Post by quicksilver-wsr » Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:21 am

Civil supersonic-flight tech featured on the BBC News website today ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30915666

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Post by ace_chris » Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:09 pm

Iconic plane returns to guard airfield gate at BAE Systems - Nice bit of fibreglass... :roll:

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/local/iconic- ... -1-7122523

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Post by mtskull » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:04 am

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31759873

A potentially nasty situation with a happier outcome. He probably chose the golf course for the emergency landing because that is where you are most likely to find a Doctor.... ;-)
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Post by klingon » Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:13 pm

Probably trying to do the Kessell run in under 12 parsecs-- :geek:
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Post by Richie » Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:21 pm

For a man that can out run Corellian ships, not just te ball cruisers, I would expect nothing less !
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Post by mtskull » Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:41 am

Mike Bull wrote:That'll Be The Day...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31743380

Really can't see the point in this- what can there possibly be left new to say? The original investigation found that the pilot wasn't qualified to fly on instruments at night, and had repeatedly failed the test to do so, regularly showing a tendency when flying blind to descend in wide turns rather than climb. The aircraft took off into immediate IFR conditions, and minutes later described a wide, descending turn under climbing power until it struck and cartwheeled across the ground. Gee, I wonder what caused that?! :roll:
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Post by mtskull » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:19 am

Mike Bull wrote:Cause of Harrison Ford's crash already discovered-

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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