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Final flights XH558

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Re: Final flights XH558

Post by Supra » Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:06 pm

Looks like Monday to me![/quote]
But don't mention which Monday!! Gotta be MONDAY 26th now??...unless they can schedule something for the worst of the weather.

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Re: Final flights XH558

Post by ramjet » Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:46 pm

A snippet from today's newsletter
We remain in discussions with the Robin Hood Airport management and the police on whether a final flight can be scheduled, given concerns about crowds around the airport.

Any final flight will need to be before Friday 30th October, because after then, certain components on the aircraft will have exhausted their cleared calendar life, and so the aircraft will no longer be airworthy prior to overhaul of those components.

Given all the constraints, any final flight will need to be carefully co-ordinated with the full support of our neighbours, with above all else, public safety firmly in mind.

The draw of seeing XH558 on such a historic occasion will be significant, and is confirmed by the huge crowds seen during this her Final Season. ‘The Vulcan Effect’ may now actually be counter-productive to what we all wish to achieve!

We are determined that as many people as possible have the chance to view any final flight and landing by live streaming over the internet and by recording it, both with high quality still photography and in the very latest 4K video.
Cheers, Rog

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Re: Final flights XH558

Post by martmpf » Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:20 pm

martmpf wrote:
GVLCN wrote:If it hasn't gone up today, there will be a flight within the next 3 days so keep an eye out!
Pure speculation and maths.

Newsletter statement the there will no flights this weekend,

"There will be in the next three days".

Looks like Monday to me!
It was from the newsletter, quoted it.

edit is spelling, missed the T on "the"!

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Re: Final flights XH558

Post by PR9 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:29 pm

Looks like they've got their excuses ready. ;)
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Re: Final flights XH558

Post by martmpf » Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:35 pm

PR9 wrote:Looks like they've got their excuses ready. ;)
It does, what a surprise! Nothing new there then.

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Re: Final flights XH558

Post by GhostFlight91 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:00 pm

Not looking promising :@

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Re: Final flights XH558

Post by kph100 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:58 pm

why was she taken out the hangar today and then returned, are they allowed to say refuel her and put her back in the hangar refueld ?

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Re: Final flights XH558

Post by seven » Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:12 am

That would be a good idea yes!

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Re: Final flights XH558

Post by Supra » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:06 pm

By fuelling prior to the 'surprise' final flight it negates a further clue as to when the flight goes, limits time in the 'open' for the locals to pass-on intel' & severely cuts the time available for the number of people that can respond & attend!
Wouldn't surprise me if they crew-in & do half the pre-flight checklist still in the hangar? This will be the "Mother of all QRA's" :roll:

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Re: Final flights XH558

Post by Nighthawke » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:09 pm

QRA = Quietly Retired Airframe :lol:

I'll get me coat!

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Re: Final flights XH558

Post by GhostFlight91 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:04 pm

Nighthawke wrote:QRA = Quietly Retired Airframe :lol:

I'll get me coat!
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Final flights XH558

Post by kph100 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:50 pm

Supra wrote:By fuelling prior to the 'surprise' final flight it negates a further clue as to when the flight goes, limits time in the 'open' for the locals to pass-on intel' & severely cuts the time available for the number of people that can respond & attend!
Wouldn't surprise me if they crew-in & do half the pre-flight checklist still in the hangar? This will be the "Mother of all QRA's" :roll:
Sad if its true, and looking that way. What a way to treat all those supporters. Seems like they had so long to think about this final flight. Why didn't they just land her after the farewell tour, because although some would of gone to Doncaster, a lot would of gone to local venues.

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Re: Final flights XH558

Post by GhostFlight91 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:09 am

kph100 wrote:
Supra wrote:By fuelling prior to the 'surprise' final flight it negates a further clue as to when the flight goes, limits time in the 'open' for the locals to pass-on intel' & severely cuts the time available for the number of people that can respond & attend!
Wouldn't surprise me if they crew-in & do half the pre-flight checklist still in the hangar? This will be the "Mother of all QRA's" :roll:
Sad if its true, and looking that way. What a way to treat all those supporters. Seems like they had so long to think about this final flight. Why didn't they just land her after the farewell tour, because although some would of gone to Doncaster, a lot would of gone to local venues.
Makes sence to me

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Re: Final flights XH558

Post by Lowfly11 » Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:29 pm

Credits to www.dsaf.co.uk seems VTTS have another project lined up with an aircraft..but they are not saying what type...story on the DSAF website XH558 section.Regards Tim

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Re: Final flights XH558

Post by Nighthawke » Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:27 pm

Well unless it's anther Vulcan they'll have to rename!

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Re: Final flights XH558

Post by Lowfly11 » Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:43 pm

Can't understand all the secrecy..maybe an SR-71 back into the air :ninja: :lol:

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Re: Final flights XH558

Post by martmpf » Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:19 pm

It's probably the stealth version!

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Re: Final flights XH558

Post by C24 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:30 am

Never mind Folks, it will soon be out of airframe time and parked at Doncaster.

Off to RAF Scampton this week just in case they plan to fly it with RAFAT as a final, final, final, final, final...

It has been fun, especially for the crew ;)
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Re: Final flights XH558

Post by mirage41 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:32 am

Perhaps also unlikely, as Red 2/3 have only just started learning the intricasies of "holding the bank" etc.

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Re: Final flights XH558

Post by Trenchard » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:08 am

mirage41 wrote:Perhaps also unlikely, as Red 2/3 have only just started learning the intricasies of "holding the bank" etc.
Having already flown an 8 aircraft, as well as 4,5, and 6 aircraft formations it appears they are more talented than you give them credit for ;)
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