The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

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Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:28 pm

But have you seen Princess Juliana airport on St. Maarten? Looks like the best fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqVjD3nBSQg
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Post by Mike Bull » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:06 am

A Typhoon has crashed into the sea while displaying in Italy, killing the pilot- (Warning, fatal crash footage, obviously)



EDIT to add- composite image of the accident-

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-and two Mustangs nearly took each other out at Duxford yesterday with the prop of one touching the tail of another-



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Post by quicksilver-wsr » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:39 pm

It's rather too early to speculate, but the Typhoon crash bears tragic hallmarks of G-LOC.

There appears to have been no attempt to pull out of the dive and there was no attempt at ejecting either - at least, judging from what can be seen here.

Very sad indeed.

I saw an altogether happier display by a Typhoon a few days back. Amazing what a brilliant pilot, FBW, a lightweight airframe, a set of canards and a surfeit of power can do!

Reminded me of the BAC Lightning displays of yore. Almost as good! ;)

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Post by Richie » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:21 pm

Local police were busy the other day with a downed light aircraft in the Embleton area.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/loc ... t-13666377


perhaps some red faces somewhere, but luckily no one was hurt.
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Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:46 pm

I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

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Post by jonwrightk7 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:15 pm

Amazing stuff!! “ if you don’t stop, you can’t fail”
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Post by quicksilver-wsr » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:22 pm

Lawks! Skydiving from a mountain, into a plane ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-euro ... to-a-plane

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Post by kneeslider » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:28 am

Image

A rather sad image of XH588 as she stands now outside on the apron at Doncaster. Perhaps an abject lesson in how not to do post flight preservation?

I found it on the VTTS forums, along with several other images. Lots of angry folk posting over there. After the loss of their hangar, everything has just been dumped outside.

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Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:36 pm

They should hop in it early one morning and fly it to Conningsby and give it to the BBMF. That'd be fun on a quiet news day then the RAF would have to decide what to do with it.
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Post by rob565uk » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:47 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:36 pm
They should hop in it early one morning and fly it to Conningsby and give it to the BBMF. That'd be fun on a quiet news day then the RAF would have to decide what to do with it.
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