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Yeovilton Air Day Arrivals 2015

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day Arrivals 2015

Postby Macclad51 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:24 pm

seven wrote:I still can't believe the number of people who can't tell the difference between a Venom and Vampire!

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Why not try a polite correction instead of a sarcastic comment!
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Re: Yeovilton Air Day Arrivals 2015

Postby Magyar » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:52 pm

techniquest wrote:
The Vulcan carried out Two excellent practice displays at Kemble (Cotswold) airport at approx 2:30pm this afternoon whilst en route to Yeovilton.

You have no idea how disappointed I am to discover too late that this happened. Kemble's less than an hour's drive away and there will never be another opportunity. :( :'(

Sorry there was no heads up. I just make a rare good call for once at a couple of hours notice. I knew the route to Yeovilton took the Vulcan near Kemble and that they occasionally used to carry out training practice displays at Kemble when operating from the nearby RAF base a couple of years back.
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Re: Yeovilton Air Day Arrivals 2015

Postby starfighter » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:32 pm

Thanks EGVP for the fine log and for posting.
All the best
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Re: Yeovilton Air Day Arrivals 2015

Postby seven » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:37 pm

Macclad51 wrote:
seven wrote:I still can't believe the number of people who can't tell the difference between a Venom and Vampire!

7


Why not try a polite correction instead of a sarcastic comment!


It was not meant to be sarcastic, my own fault as i forgot to put in the surreptitious wink at the end-the pressures of simultaneous online browsing and gaming ;)

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day Arrivals 2015

Postby Freeman Lowell » Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:36 am

XH558 made the most interesting landing seen yesterday.
I don't suppose anyone has a image of the starboard u/c touching down that they'd care to share with us?
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Re: Yeovilton Air Day Arrivals 2015

Postby Macclad51 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:39 pm

seven wrote:
Macclad51 wrote:
seven wrote:I still can't believe the number of people who can't tell the difference between a Venom and Vampire!

7


Why not try a polite correction instead of a sarcastic comment!


It was not meant to be sarcastic, my own fault as i forgot to put in the surreptitious wink at the end-the pressures of simultaneous online browsing and gaming ;)

7


OK 7 no problem. I was probably a bit too tetchy, had been a long day.

Best regards
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Re: Yeovilton Air Day Arrivals 2015

Postby Mike » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:49 pm

Freeman Lowell wrote:XH558 made the most interesting landing seen yesterday.
I don't suppose anyone has a image of the starboard u/c touching down that they'd care to share with us?
Freeman


What happened?
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Re: Yeovilton Air Day Arrivals 2015

Postby Freeman Lowell » Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:17 am

Viewed from Pyle Lane XH558 appeared to approach the runway from a greater angle than the cross wind component might have needed and when the starboard u/c made contact, sometime after the port,it kicked up a fair amount of debris as though it might have clipped the grass. I'm not a pilot hence the use of 'appeared' and 'might'.
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Re: Yeovilton Air Day Arrivals 2015

Postby C24 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:47 am

Looking down a lens The Vulcan seemed to be in the correct place when it landed. It streamed the parachute which was a nice photo shot for some.

I would like to thank the Organisers for such a Magic Experience. I last saw a flying Sea Vixen at Heron in November, 50 years ago.
Only the Fleet Air Arm could have put together such a great day & active Finale. Helicopters all over the shop! :thumbs:
Flair (and flares) & imagination! :D
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Re: Yeovilton Air Day Arrivals 2015

Postby Freeman Lowell » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:29 pm

Bertie_Basset wrote:Don't know what the Dakota is doing but it has been circling, high, to the east of Yeovilton for the past couple of days.

Must be refuelling somewhere!


Refuelling at Boscombe Down, I think. :) Parked up there today.

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Re: Yeovilton Air Day Arrivals 2015

Postby Kevin Brewer » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:01 pm

I have to agree with C24. I've been going to the Yeovilton shows for nigh on 40 years and missed only a very few. Although they certainly went through a poor period 6-7 years ago, they have been steadily improving ever since, and this weekend just gone was, in my view, the best for a very long time. As an avid 'number cruncher' I relaise that my preferences will be very different to those of the 'man in the street', but I think they put on an excellent show with a great variety of aircraft in both the static and flying displays. This looks like a winning formula and would certainly ensure my continued attendance in years to come.

Hopefully the organisers are monitoring this forunm and picking up the well-sererved plaudits. I did look for somehwere on the offical show web site to pass on my feedback but couldn't find anywhere suitable. Does anyone else have a contact e-mail for the organisers?
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Re: Yeovilton Air Day Arrivals 2015

Postby peasus911 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:47 pm

Can only agree with the last blog. very well done to all involved at Yeovilton. :clap:
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