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Did You Fly The Vulcan?? (Merged)

Old 11th Feb 2019, 14:09
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BS, I think flat tyres was a particular issue with the Blue Steel. It also happened about 1965 at Cottesmore. We had a period of over 10 days when engine starts were prohibited, I think there had been a starter fire.

I can't remember details but I think the fleet was grounded. Anyway the effect was all Start Engines or 02 were cancelled. The Bomber Controller went one further and cancelled 05 too.

Crews got increasingly twitchy as the time since the previous alert increased and we didn't have the pressure relief of a call out.

We told the controller that there was not a problem for cockpit readiness and so random alerts were called again.
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