The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

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I managed to catch her at Blackpool a couple of weeks ago and hopefully may catch her at Southport in September.
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Reports appearing on the internet concerning the crash of a Hawker Hunter at Shoreham airshow today.
There are conflicting reports as to casualties, although it has been stated that the pilot was pulled from the wreck and taken to hospital. Here's hoping that he is OK and that nobody else has been hurt.
With typical journalistic accuracy, some reports describe the crashed aircraft as a "World war two Hawker Hunter" :roll:
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Police are reporting (somewhat astonishingly) that the pilot was pulled out alive but in critical condition and is now in hospital. Seven people on the ground weren't so lucky, the Police also say that they may find further bodies. What a truly horrible end to what looks to have been a great day's flying.

Somewhat sickened by the comments posted on news stories by people who evidently don't know the first thing about aviation. Pilots certainly aren't a bunch of irresponsible joyriders.
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UK's aviation regulator announces "significant restrictions" on vintage jets in air displays after Shoreham crash http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34044383

Such a shame but guess it was inevitable - lets hope there will not be any restrictions placed on running vintage blue jet powered hydroplanes...

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I nearly posted yesterday to say that this would happen. Inevitable.

The key thing now is not whether things get back to normal in reasonably short order, but more whether it is adjudged safe for vintage jets to perform aerobatics at all at air displays in the longer term.

There is no point getting back to normal if normal means a repetition, as that might conceivably lead to vintage jets being banned from flying in UK airspace altogether - permanently, air display or not - which would be the least desirable outcome of all this.

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It does smack of a plan which has been rumbling in the background for some time being suddenly pushed into action.

It's also very unlike the CAA - I can understand grounding Hunters until the investigation has determined whether the aircraft suffered a mechanical failure, but leaping to "no aerobatics, flypasts only"? Sounds as if they've been considering this for some time.
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Last ever wingover over land maybe.. I guess if they want to play with it one last time they could do it over the sea, but I doubt it'll be off Whitley Bay... :(

Strange weekend for Sue and me watching this unfold, awful to watch two old jets go down in less than a month. Rumours are that all air display have been cancelled for Carfest South.

Still going to Skylive, mainly to take our 5 year old to the funfair. I know it'll be a bit crap, but I feel I should support the attempts to keep the airshow open.

Sue's relieved about the ban on "high energy manoeuvres in old jets over land". - I don't think I would get her to Skylive if that was likely. Shame - I'd have liked to see the Saabs put through their places.

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Do the same restrictions apply to vintage prop driven aircraft or is it just jets? The prop driven stuff is older so statistically would be more likely to suffer from mechanical failure?

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Thanks for sharing the link Mike, interesting and well put together article. Chris

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I want to make a set of those cowls for the Lanc'
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