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Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:28 pm
by Renegadenemo
But have you seen Princess Juliana airport on St. Maarten? Looks like the best fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqVjD3nBSQg

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:06 am
by Mike Bull
A Typhoon has crashed into the sea while displaying in Italy, killing the pilot- (Warning, fatal crash footage, obviously)



EDIT to add- composite image of the accident-

Composite-Terracina-crash.jpg

-and two Mustangs nearly took each other out at Duxford yesterday with the prop of one touching the tail of another-



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Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:39 pm
by quicksilver-wsr
It's rather too early to speculate, but the Typhoon crash bears tragic hallmarks of G-LOC.

There appears to have been no attempt to pull out of the dive and there was no attempt at ejecting either - at least, judging from what can be seen here.

Very sad indeed.

I saw an altogether happier display by a Typhoon a few days back. Amazing what a brilliant pilot, FBW, a lightweight airframe, a set of canards and a surfeit of power can do!

Reminded me of the BAC Lightning displays of yore. Almost as good! ;)

Nigel

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:21 pm
by Richie
Local police were busy the other day with a downed light aircraft in the Embleton area.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/loc ... t-13666377


perhaps some red faces somewhere, but luckily no one was hurt.

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:46 pm
by Renegadenemo

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:15 pm
by jonwrightk7
Amazing stuff!! “ if you don’t stop, you can’t fail”

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:22 pm
by quicksilver-wsr
Lawks! Skydiving from a mountain, into a plane ...

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

Nigel

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:28 am
by kneeslider
Image

A rather sad image of XH588 as she stands now outside on the apron at Doncaster. Perhaps an abject lesson in how not to do post flight preservation?

I found it on the VTTS forums, along with several other images. Lots of angry folk posting over there. After the loss of their hangar, everything has just been dumped outside.

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:36 pm
by Renegadenemo
They should hop in it early one morning and fly it to Conningsby and give it to the BBMF. That'd be fun on a quiet news day then the RAF would have to decide what to do with it.

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:47 pm
by rob565uk
Renegadenemo wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:36 pm
They should hop in it early one morning and fly it to Conningsby and give it to the BBMF. That'd be fun on a quiet news day then the RAF would have to decide what to do with it.
I am with you on that ... 👍😀