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by polo
Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New book for you guys
Replies: 10
Views: 8460

Re: New book for you guys

I think I'll wait for the correct version of the Haynes K7 manual as done by the experts namely the BBP ! That way I buy one book and I can rely on the accuracy of the information given!
by polo
Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 923102

Re: Pic of the Day

Bill,
2 Unicorns - believable
virgin from Newcastle no chance
Try

Booker Aviation
Wycombe Air Park,
Booker, Marlow
Bucks, SL7 3DP
[email protected]
Tel: 01494 443 737

They sell A1 [or used to and they still say they do on their website]
by polo
Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 461926

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

She will have to fly over Woodford where the first flight took place. Hopefully my Dad will last that long and see the first and last flights.
by polo
Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1086
Views: 435760

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Novie. I've got a copy of the team photo for the Primetime Vampire 300mph . I also have a copy of the paperwork. Somewhere I also have a recording of the crispy fried crow incident. A crow took off from the runway but was too slow to get out of the way and got sucked into the air intake via a quick ...
by polo
Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: joke of the day
Replies: 524
Views: 202846

Re: joke of the day

after every flight, pilots complete a gripe sheet which conveys to the mechanics the mechanical problems encountered with the aircraft during the flight that need repair or correction. the mechanics then respond in writing on the lower half of the form what remedial action was taken and the pilot re...
by polo
Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird K4 Proprider
Replies: 13
Views: 9641

Re: Bluebird K4 Proprider

K4 2 seat.jpg
K4 2 seat at speed.jpg
Just found these Geoff Halliwell photos in my files
by polo
Sun May 31, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1086
Views: 435760

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Spoke to Tony Fahey recently , he pulled out this photo. Thought you might like it. He says he has more in his London home so I am trying to get him to bring them up to Manchester so I can copy them and share. Apparently Leo gave them to him when Tony And Leo were working on the first version of Ton...
by polo
Wed May 27, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: January 2017- Displaying K7
Replies: 36
Views: 26772

Re: January 2017- Displaying K7

OK if Nigel is brave enough, I would also like to see BB. I don't mind the flack that will come my way I'm a big boy. I would like to see how the heck Mike fixed little holes like the one with the 5p piece in, so for me, it would be worth the ear ache. On the 'anniversary debate'. How about having a...
by polo
Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 461926

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

There goes Bill opening big gob casting slander without doing a cursory search on the web ! TSR2 was first instigated in 1957 by BAC...BRISTOL Aeroplane Company as was another well known plane CONCORD ! Who was the test Pilot of Concord ? Ooops it was Trubshaw. Who was the test pilot of TSR2 Ooops i...
by polo
Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 461926

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Roland Beaumont was a good friend [as was Trubshaw] of one of the British Pursuit Team. He turned up to see the boat K8 on the water. His opinion was that TSR2 was politically 'canned' and maligned as a bad plane. He said it was a 'devastating' machine and a joy to fly. It was 'canned' as it was a s...