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Vulcan 903
15th Apr 2005, 09:22
XM655 will be carrying out an Engine Ground Run (EGR) on Saturday 16th April. At approximately 13.30 you should be able to see XM655 burst back into life at Wellesbourne Mountford. As always this a is static ground run, but if the brakes need checking the aircraft will move. Crew for the EGR will be Sqdn Ldr (RAF Rtd) David Thomas, Sdqn Ldr (RAF Rtd) Barry Masefield and Wing Commander Mike Pollitt.

To view the EGR the best vantage point is from the Wellesbourne Saturday Market, parking is free and you can always have a look around the market prior to the EGR. This EGR is in preparation of the low and high power Taxi Runs which are scheduled for Sunday June 19th.

15th Apr 2005, 13:47
The one at SEN wound up last week and will probably be featuring a fast run during the Southend air show weekend.

16th Apr 2005, 15:35
Success! All engines ran very nicely and were taken up to 80%; the a/c was also taxyed from both seats. No problems with engines, brakes or steering. A few minor electrical gremlins, but no show-stoppers - so June's fast run is looking good!