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Old 18th Oct 2007, 14:55   #441 (permalink)
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Old 18th Oct 2007, 15:11   #442 (permalink)
 
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Ahhhh XH558 back in the air??...


.....If you listened to the sky newsman, Jeff, it was XH855! What a plonker! One would have thought it possible to get that bit right. Clearly he wasn't an enthusiast, and not at all impressed with the lottery money spent on the project.


I wonder if there might have been 2.7million lottery players who wanted to see her restored to flying condition? I would have thought so!


Well Done Dave and crew!! Well done!! (lucky buggers!!)


(I don't mind not winning the big one now, after seeing the old girl back in the sky! This weekend though would be great thanks!!)
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Old 18th Oct 2007, 15:13   #443 (permalink)
 
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BBC East Mids report here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/new...m&news=1&ms3=6

Is it me or does female interviewee have a rather deep voice?
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Old 18th Oct 2007, 15:28   #444 (permalink)
 
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I think it's time we put Sky's 'XH855' comments to bed.

The guy was winging it on live TV and was thrown over by the anchor just as the Vulc was rotating, so I think we should cut him some slack. He had a lot on his hands.

No matter how many times you're pushed in front of a camera for a living, it's still a muddle holding it all together during a live broadcast. Sounded like he was fairly overwhelmed himself.

Let's not be snobs about it.
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Old 18th Oct 2007, 15:41   #445 (permalink)
 
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I agree. A rare slip from Mr Meade who is a consumate professional and pro-military, unlike certain Beeb reporters we can mention.
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Old 18th Oct 2007, 15:42   #446 (permalink)
 
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Congratulations to all involved with the project and thanks for getting one of the most awsome aircraft back in the air. Just wished I had been near Brunty today and not stuck at work.

Can't wait for the 2008 display season now.
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Old 18th Oct 2007, 15:52   #447 (permalink)
 
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Sometimes you just couldn't help thinking the great day would never arrive! Phew!

PS- my new Vulcan book is just back from the printers (good timing eh?) so it should be in the shops soon if anyone wants to indulge their Vulcan fanaticism still further (and no it's not a plug - I'm not on commission!)
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Old 18th Oct 2007, 15:53   #448 (permalink)
 
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Magnificent

Just got this news after being on nights, wow!!
What can you say, really, what a magnificent team effort.
Something that makes you PROUD to be British.

Glad Rag.
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Old 18th Oct 2007, 15:54   #449 (permalink)
 
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Many congratulations. Nice to see her up.
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Old 18th Oct 2007, 15:55   #450 (permalink)
 
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Another hopefully useable BBC link:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/c...nbram=1&bbwm=1

Sorry, it's the same one!

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Old 18th Oct 2007, 16:03   #451 (permalink)
 
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About time there was some good news in this country.....


I hear from someone on the Stock exchange that shares in Humble pie are going crazeeeeeeeeeeee...........



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Old 18th Oct 2007, 16:14   #452 (permalink)
 
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Fantastic. I can't wait to see her come into Waddington in the near future. Something to do with compass swing/calibration, I believe?
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Old 18th Oct 2007, 16:31   #453 (permalink)
 
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Does anyone know if she'll be flying tomorrow?
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Old 18th Oct 2007, 16:34   #454 (permalink)
 
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Congratulations to all concerned, a wonderful achievement
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Old 18th Oct 2007, 16:49   #455 (permalink)
 
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BBC East Mids report here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/new...m&news=1&ms3=6

Is it me or does female interviewee have a rather deep voice?
And a very dodgy barnet!
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Old 18th Oct 2007, 16:51   #456 (permalink)
 
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Congratulations must also go to David Walton for buying 558 and having the dream of keeping it where it really belongs

Something to Ponder on tonight?


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Old 18th Oct 2007, 17:30   #457 (permalink)
 
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So when's the rose-in-butt-cheek experience? Can we watch?

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Old 18th Oct 2007, 17:46   #458 (permalink)
 
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So when's the rose-in-butt-cheek experience? Can we watch?

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I cant decide which will get the most hits on youtube. Should we have a pole??
Be lucky
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Old 18th Oct 2007, 17:54   #459 (permalink)
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Absolutely fantastic!

Congrats to David Walton for keeping the dream alive at the end of the VDF. To the hard working engineers. To the dedicated band of supporters. To JH for his deep pockets at a time of need. To the crews who will fly her. To those in industry who supported the project.

Oh, and let's not forget the CAA. Say what you want about them, they had the confidence in the project to let the aircraft fly. Says it all about the people at Bruntingthorpe and the quality of work that they have done.

I think you have all earned a jar or 2 tonight folks.

WJMcP

P.S. Oh and to Tombstone, who will delight many over the coming days. I am the cheeky boy.......
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₤6.5M well spent ? British Servicemen requiring hard cash to provide better kit NOW.
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