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HHA

Post by coningsbycrazy2 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:05 am

Good morning all, I wondered if anyone on here knew anything about HHA acquiring a phantom. I've just been reading on another social media site that apparently one has already been roaded to Scampton through Immingham docks with another airframe being flown in later this year as long as certain contracts are signed. I just wondered if anyone knew if this was true and had anymore information about this?

Also in terms of HHA how active are they flying wise at Scampton?

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Re: HHA

Post by EGVP » Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:20 am

It is true, the first Phantom should have arrived by now.

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Re: UK F-4 Phantom To Fly

Post by TankBuster » Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:42 am

That would be a dream come true, but I'm sure any such attempts would hit the buffers in the same way that any attempts to make a Lightning airworthy have done in the past.

I think the nearest we came to seeing an FGR.2 flying again was when the OFMC acquired XV474 & the late Mark Hanna had intentions to return it to the air, but it never happened. He used to fast taxy it at Duxford :thumb: .

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Re: UK F-4 Phantom To Fly

Post by Deathray » Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:54 am

i am of the belief that the CAA will never grant a certificate of airworthiness to anything with afterburners, otherwise we would have lots of private owners of fast jets ( be awesome wouldnt it?)

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Re: UK F-4 Phantom To Fly

Post by Deathray » Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:22 am

it will have to be on the military register tho, it will not get a civil registration

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Re: UK F-4 Phantom To Fly

Post by Vulcanone » Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:14 pm

It has yet to arrive at Wittmund (also by road) and will only fly IF it comes out of the major overhaul fit apparently

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Re: UK F-4 Phantom To Fly

Post by chrisfg1 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:34 pm

When I saw the thread title I thought it was another way of conning the public out of donating cash to the 'Save Black Mike' fiasco. By the way, is 'Black Mike' still up at Leuchars?

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Re: HHA

Post by Dazza37 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:03 pm

37+89 is a spares christmas tree (plus an additional spares package), it should've arrived at Scampton by now. 38+48 is in flyable storage at Jever and is due later in the year. Here's 37+89 on it's way through the Netherlands last week. (photo credit - Bas Velders)

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Re: HHA

Post by Tiger Tim » Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:05 pm

A German Air Force Phantom in RAF Markings....................interesting!!!!!

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Re: HHA

Post by dukesdave » Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:33 pm

I can confirm at least 1 phantom at Raf Scampton, looks to be the same one pictured above on the lorry pic to follow :clap:

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Re: HHA

Post by dukesdave » Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:56 pm

Pictures as promised
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Re: HHA

Post by HHA Eng » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:01 pm

Looks like we didn't hide it well enough from the speculative roving reporters. Quite difficult to hide I suppose.

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Re: HHA

Post by EGVP » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:10 pm

How much do you need to get the Su-22 airborne? Charge a tenner a head for a photoshoot of the Su-22 and F-4 and you'll easily meet it I'm sure :P

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Re: HHA

Post by StevenNFFC » Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:15 pm

Threads merged and tidied so we're back on topic.

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Re: HHA

Post by GVLCN » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:31 am

Does anyone know when the airworthy example will arrive or is it paper work issue with the CAA/ MAA?

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Re: HHA

Post by TonyO » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:19 pm

HHA Eng, can you say what its going to be used for, you guys already have the Buccaneer and Su-22. Is it speculative or is there a requirement for a Mach 2 aircraft for experimental flying in Europe?

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Re: HHA

Post by HHA Eng » Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:50 am

In a word no, sorry.

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Re: HHA

Post by Rhubarb » Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:35 pm

Interesting stuff !
My votes for a GR7 or Sea Harrier to the Sky. Without them the Falklands would now be Sky blue.
It is most significant aircraft ever produced by the British Aviation industry ! :thumbs:
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Re: HHA

Post by capercaillie » Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:28 pm

Rhubarb wrote:Interesting stuff !
My votes for a GR7 or Sea Harrier to the Sky. Without them the Falklands would now be Sky blue.
It is most significant aircraft ever produced by the British Aviation industry ! :thumbs:
"Sorry all you Vulcanites" :roll:
Yes the GR7, weren't the Americans slightly more responsible for the design of that one. :whistle:

I don't think HHA are really into "name of aircraft" to the Sky projects. They just seem to collect very expensive to operate cold war jet types and store them in a hangar where no-one can see them for numerous years. :D

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Re: HHA

Post by HHA Eng » Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:55 pm

Yes that's all we do Mr capercaillie. We like to hide aircraft. That's why we have worked very hard to obtain the approvals to operate both on the civil and military reg. Pretty unique for a small company like ours and projects are ongoing that will need our aircraft and services, in the meantime while these projects are in development we have to maintain capability, currency, competency, compliance and service the aircraft in accordance with the maintenance programme. Maybe you might see some HHA aircraft flying one day. Would you like to come and give them a dust off.

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