I knew this would happen !!!!!!!!

I knew this would happen !!!!!!!!

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phazed

16,673 posts

136 months

Friday 4th July 2014
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Where is this thread going?

Tasmindevil

901 posts

172 months

Friday 4th July 2014
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mrzigazaga said:
Waynester said:
Yeah but.. the other one looks way better, sounds better..and and and, it's BRITISH!! tongue out
For defo...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0Q99XsYb1w
Naw this is the best of British ( wedge is a close second) I use to watch these taking off with my father, these and lightenings, the last of great British aviation engineering

http://youtu.be/Yry2LnaNeXc

V8 Fettler

6,471 posts

64 months

Saturday 5th July 2014
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I'm sure the Boxster is a very nice car. Quite pretty and all ergonomic as well. Might even have power steering.

mrzigazaga

18,014 posts

97 months

Saturday 5th July 2014
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Tasmindevil said:
Naw this is the best of British ( wedge is a close second) I use to watch these taking off with my father, these and lightenings, the last of great British aviation engineering

http://youtu.be/Yry2LnaNeXc
The Vulcan is just awesome...I used to go to air shows with me ole dad when i was a nipper and it was the only one that scared the shyte out of me...hehe

adam quantrill

10,431 posts

174 months

Tuesday 8th July 2014
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I managed to blag an invitation to Marshall Aerospace 100th anniversary where they had an awesome air display including the Red Arrows. Apparently, during the display some bint managed to get through to Sir Michael Marshall who was in the control tower at the time on Cambridge airfield. She had phoned up to complain about the noise and even persisted after he told her that it was only once every hundred years. Anyhow she said that she was somewhere in Cherry Hinton, and he looked over in that direction only to see the Vulcan approaching at about 300 feet on full chat, just before it went over her house.

I think he just quietly replaced the receiver.... ;^)
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KKson

2,653 posts

57 months

Tuesday 8th July 2014
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Tasmindevil said:
Naw this is the best of British ( wedge is a close second) I use to watch these taking off with my father, these and lightenings, the last of great British aviation engineering

http://youtu.be/Yry2LnaNeXc
Oops. Just played the video on full chat. Woke up my daughter, frightened my lad and got told off by the wife. Saw one years ago at Sealand airshow near Chester where the Vulcan hit the afterburners and tried it's best to stand on its tail. I'll never forget the noise.

wedgeinald

1,289 posts

122 months

Friday 11th July 2014
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The Vulcan is TRUELY awesome, and part of the V force.

XH558 is the last one flying and I'm sure that even she has some "niggles" for the engineers. (and a leaky fuel tank is MUCH more of an issue on a jet plane!) but they get on and sort her out to keep her flying.

It comes with the teritory of old vehicles, I have a love/hate relationship with my wedge, but when it is working and I'm in the driving seat I can forgive all the hassle.

I can understand the frustration, but you wouldn't find me driving anything German, yes superb engineering but £££££ x lots. As my everyday transport I have a Jaguar XJ Sport (X300), all the comfort with some (plenty) of the oooooomph, and "cheap as chips" right now.