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gopher

5,160 posts

145 months

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Friday 28th September 2007 quote quote all
johnnywb said:
Excellent news. It sounds like it might be ready just in time for the new cold war!
yup, this will have the Ruskkies scuttling back to their holes hehe

thumbup I am very excited by all this!

johnnywb

1,583 posts

94 months

[news] 
Friday 28th September 2007 quote quote all
Maybe that's why the Ruskies have been flying all their missions, they've heard the project is nearly over and thought they'd better show they're ready for a resumption of hostilities...

Davi

17,099 posts

106 months

[news] 
Friday 28th September 2007 quote quote all
Just received a reply that first flight were "hoped for early next month" which I suppose could mean anything from next Monday!

NailedOn

2,164 posts

121 months

[news] 
Wednesday 3rd October 2007 quote quote all
http://www.tvoc.co.uk/engineering.asp

The latest engineering report indicates that CAA clearance will be sought soon, then ground tests in earnest, then .... thumbup

NailedOn

2,164 posts

121 months

[news] 
Monday 15th October 2007 quote quote all
Great news! The guys at Bruntingthorpe have now restored the Vulcan to a condition where it can taxi, and once final approvals are gained, fly!
Here's a clip of the first taxi
http://www.tvoc.co.uk/imagegallery/gallery/Flight_...

If you are in anyway interested in this, sent them money. Even a fiver can make a difference. wavey

Edited by NailedOn on Monday 15th October 11:46

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elster

17,259 posts

96 months

[news] 
Monday 15th October 2007 quote quote all
NailedOn said:
Great news! The guys at Bruntingthorpe have now restored the Vulcan to a condition where it can taxi, and once final approvals are gained, fly!
Here's a clip of the first taxi
http://www.tvoc.co.uk/imagegallery/gallery/Flight_...

If you are in anyway interested in this, sent them money. Even a fiver can make a difference.
I would give it a few years yet. It will take the Campaign Against Aviation a hellova lot of paperwork before anything will happen. I think when the paperwork equals the weight of the aircraft it can be certified to fly.

It took the CAA 2 years for them to turn a piece of paper over to get an English translation, imagine what they are like when work has actually been done.

And relax.

Supraman

6,016 posts

157 months

[news] 
Monday 15th October 2007 quote quote all
Notams have been posted for Vulcan test flights over the next couple of weeks. The Notam (which was posted about a week ago) comes into force today, until 2 November.

So it could be that she will be airborne later this week or next week.

Of course it is all being kept quiet to stop masses of crowds.

NailedOn

2,164 posts

121 months

[news] 
Wednesday 17th October 2007 quote quote all
Over on this thread, the word is a test flight on 5th November.
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

Famous Graham

26,553 posts

111 months

[news] 
Wednesday 17th October 2007 quote quote all
ph1l5 said:
looks like this

And sounds like this

RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR



Edited by Famous Graham on Wednesday 17th October 10:36

Ian_S

691 posts

130 months

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Wednesday 17th October 2007 quote quote all
I was there on Monday, we were told that we might have to get off the runway at lunchtime for them to do some taxiing, but nothing came of it, and it never left the hangar. They were checking the runway over and scaring birds away during the day though.
I also overheard in the cafe at lunch that they were waiting on someone to come, possibly an engineer and maybe it would be taxiing on the tuesday.

central

16,488 posts

103 months

[news] 
Wednesday 17th October 2007 quote quote all
I "heard a rumour" it may fly today???????????

spitfire-ian

2,956 posts

114 months

[news] 
Wednesday 17th October 2007 quote quote all
As mentioned in the other topic http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&t=449664 , it did go out yesterday but the weather put a stop to the fast taxi they had planned. It's out of the hanger again today so watch this space.

Edited by spitfire-ian on Wednesday 17th October 10:57

spitfire-ian

2,956 posts

114 months

[news] 
Wednesday 17th October 2007 quote quote all
Famous Graham said:
ph1l5 said:
looks like this

And sounds like this

RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR



Edited by Famous Graham on Wednesday 17th October 10:36
Here's a video of what just one engine sounds like http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-TzW7IhREpw 

Famous Graham

26,553 posts

111 months

[news] 
Wednesday 17th October 2007 quote quote all
spitfire-ian said:
Famous Graham said:
ph1l5 said:
looks like this

And sounds like this

RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR



Edited by Famous Graham on Wednesday 17th October 10:36
Here's a video of what just one engine sounds like http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-TzW7IhREpw 
There's that distinctive howl cloud9

Ian_S

691 posts

130 months

[news] 
Wednesday 17th October 2007 quote quote all
spitfire-ian said:
As mentioned in the other topic http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&t=449664 , it did go out yesterday but the weather put a stop to the fast taxi they had planned. It's out of the hanger again today so watch this space.

Edited by spitfire-ian on Wednesday 17th October 10:57
The weather was good on Monday so we hoped it would be out, but no such luck.

bob1179

13,734 posts

95 months

[news] 
Wednesday 17th October 2007 quote quote all
Famous Graham said:
spitfire-ian said:
Famous Graham said:
ph1l5 said:
looks like this

And sounds like this

RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR



Edited by Famous Graham on Wednesday 17th October 10:36
Here's a video of what just one engine sounds like http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-TzW7IhREpw 
There's that distinctive howl cloud9


Pure aviation pornography. thumbupcloud9bounce

central

16,488 posts

103 months

[news] 
Wednesday 17th October 2007 quote quote all
Ian_S said:
spitfire-ian said:
As mentioned in the other topic http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&t=449664 , it did go out yesterday but the weather put a stop to the fast taxi they had planned. It's out of the hanger again today so watch this space.

Edited by spitfire-ian on Wednesday 17th October 10:57
The weather was good on Monday so we hoped it would be out, but no such luck.
I'm about 20 miles away in Northants. Blue sky here at the mo.

spitfire-ian

2,956 posts

114 months

[news] 
Wednesday 17th October 2007 quote quote all
tvoc forum said:
She has done her first high speed taxi this morning 90 kts and had her nose leg waving merrily in the air.
Little bit of work to do for an hour or 2 then final taxi at 120 kts and stream the parachute.

steve y

409 posts

97 months

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Wednesday 17th October 2007 quote quote all
on an associated (sort of) thread get yourself a copy of Vulcan 607 - it tells the story of the raid on the falklands airstrip and is feckin! brilliant, the story of the soon to be scrapped V force carried of the most incredible feat of endurance and bravery it is sensational!
I can remember as a newbie in the RAF I was learning how to fix engines in St Athen when two Vulcans left the maintenance unit and I got a "stiffie" am I weird? the noise shook you to the very roots of your soul (the eight Rolls Royce Olympus engines bellowing overhead at 100' not my useless stiffie!)
steve

MikeyT

10,966 posts

157 months

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Wednesday 17th October 2007 quote quote all
My dad used to take me to Waddington to see these things (all white ones) fly in the mid 70s ...

The earth literally shook. The Phantomns at Coningsby were good, but not quite the same after that.
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