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Old 13th Aug 2022, 11:03
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When I did my AQM (ALM) course in the summer of 1959 at 242 OCU Dishforth, among the things we potential AQMs were taught was how to fill in an aircraft weight and balance trim sheet: Hastings (relatively simple), Britannia (relatively simple) because they only included fore and aft trimming, but the dreaded Beverley trim-sheet introduced a new complexity into the skills required to fill in the form as it introduced the need to include vertical loads into the equation as well as fore and aft weights. ISTR the whole AQM course suffered as it took ages to master the bloody thing! Sample below.

Beverley Trim Sheet 1959


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Old 13th Aug 2022, 13:35
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The caption to the pic of the Nav at work, above, is quite wrong ... Bev navigators had an easy life, they were never 'lost' - just 'temporarily uncertain of their position' ... then, they just had to follow the oil drip stains from previous Bev flights
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No pictures of the three-engined oil slick on approach then?
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Old 13th Aug 2022, 17:08
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Nice pics guys, thanks.

If you can get hold of a copy of "No Time on the Ground" by the late Ken FitzRoy, he included a chapter about his time on Beverleys!
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 06:27
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sycamore,
your Beverley ULLA story reminds me of my Hercules Ulla drops when I was on JATE. Our max platform weight was 14000lbs but we could drop up to three on a single pass. Does anyone have any Beverley ULLA pics ?
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Old 24th Sep 2022, 17:21
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found when mooching around YT....love the dispatcher, still wearing his beret as the meat bombs depart....and the reference to the, ahem, " gentlemen of the infantry" ....dropping from the boom looks "interesting "

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Old 25th Sep 2022, 01:09
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the dreaded Beverley trim-sheet introduced a new complexity into the skills required to fill in the form as it introduced the need to include vertical loads into the equation as well
What limitations did that impose? I note on the Super Guppy they have/had a bank angle limitation depending on where the vertical CoG fell.
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Old 25th Sep 2022, 07:48
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Thanks for that Look At Life link!

An era when RAF Abingdon was a busy, thriving station.
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Originally Posted by BEagle
Thanks for that Look At Life link!

An era when RAF Abingdon was a busy, thriving station.
It wasn't as active when I was there, but still busy (ish)....always like the quaint sign, now long gone I believe, on the road from the town " To the aerodrome "

However, I'm intrigued to learn you actually saw the link because when I posted it, it duly appeared, but, subsequently has vanished.

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Old 25th Sep 2022, 09:44
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However, I'm intrigued to learn you actually saw the link because when I posted it, it duly appeared, but, subsequently has vanished.
It's an ongoing problem for some, if not all posters, that has been reported to the moderators. It happened to the last link that I posted. If I click on 'Go Advanced' under the 'Quick Reply' box, the link can be seen!





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Old 25th Sep 2022, 09:50
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Odd mix of nostalgia there
Did the para training and the balloon jump at WotG when we did the dispatcher training on Valettas in 54/5 - (actual training drops were done from Hastings). Second ops tour on the Bev, initially at Dishforth and then to 53 at Abingdon. That film training regime was slightly different from ours, in that they were using reserve 'chutes - a reassuring 'luxury' which we had to do without !!!
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During my AQM course we got airbourne three times in a Beverley to do my powered a/c jump. only to go u/s every time. The PJI took pity on us and we were stood down. Jumped from an Argosy next day.
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Old 1st Jan 2023, 17:15
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Some nostalgia for the new year..... anyone known the signifance of the black squares under the fuselage seen at 2.56?


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Old 20th Jan 2023, 08:44
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Latest condition of XB259 Blackburn Beverley at Fort Paull
...a very recent drone video, made this January 2023.... She is not looking that well...
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Originally Posted by Brewster Buffalo
Some nostalgia for the new year..... anyone known the signifance of the black squares under the fuselage seen at 2.56?
I think they're dayglo not black.
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Old 1st Feb 2024, 08:52
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A bit of news that popped up yesterday: someone wants the Beverley! Solway Aviation Museum at Carlisle are going to take on the job of transporting the beast and looking after it.
https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news...kshire-4497996

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Hope no one minds me posting this. Not affiliated in any way. Like all things aviation the Beverley needs money.
Crowdfunding to Enable the Solway Aviation Museum dismantle and transport the Blackburn Beverley XB259 at Fort Paull, last complete example in the World. on JustGiving
I gave a tenner. I think she's worth saving.
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Old 9th Mar 2024, 19:24
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The Solway Aviation Museum's quest to acquire a historic Blackburn Beverley XB259 aircraft is edging closer to its target. Dougie Kerr, the museum's chairman, confirms that efforts to raise the needed 60,000 have almost reached the 40,000 mark.

The museum aims to dismantle and transport the aircraft from Fort Paull, Hull to Carlisle Airport, where it will join the museum's extensive collection of heritage aircraft, which includes the Avro Vulcan XJ823.
https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/2...verley-target/
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Old 10th Mar 2024, 21:14
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I'd suspect that even it's own mother would put that baby up for adoption....
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Old 11th Mar 2024, 15:26
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Well... I guess that's what got us into this situation! 😆
I don't remember where it was, but someone mentioned that we haven't seen an aircraft type go 'extinct' in the UK for some 50 years... it would be a shame if that were to happen to the Beverley. They're a fair way along on raising the money needed and although having the funds does not equate to having solved the problem, the future looks slightly better for the big lumbering beast. Long may it frighten... eerrrr.... amaze visitors!
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