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nimrod mr4 first flight date

Old 26th Aug 2004, 14:57
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Nimrod 1st Flight

I have it on good authority that it's in the air as I type this.

Should be down in about 60 minutes

Cheers,

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Old 26th Aug 2004, 14:59
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Airborne at 1533 local from Woodford.

Happy landings to the crew.

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Old 26th Aug 2004, 15:02
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What's up Gorilla ?

“….and I predict will NEVER fly, the same prediction I made a year ago.” (15th October 2002)


“I have been saying for the past 2 years on this forum and I repeat.. It HASN'T flown
and It will NEVER fly!! “ (20th February 2003)


“I said it would never fly and I stand by that prediction!!” (14th December 2003)


“I still say and have said many times on this forum, the MRA4 will never fly” (2nd February 2004)

Any response Old Chap???
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Old 26th Aug 2004, 15:06
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But will it enter service?????????

 
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One victory at a time :-)
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Old 26th Aug 2004, 15:36
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Of Course I have a reply!!

You don't know the test results! It may never fly again!!

Besides which if you think I am going to accept the words on a rumour network as confirmation you must think me mad!!!

I will speak further when news of its maiden flight appears in reliable news sources!!

And no it wont enter service either!! But for those who are searching my previous threads for ammo I also predicted last year that my beloved Newcastle United would win the premier league!! A prediction I again make for this season!!!!

I will remain silent for the night because I am off to drive my trains on nightshift!!

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Old 26th Aug 2004, 15:49
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Besides which if you think I am going to accept the words on a rumour network as confirmation you must think me mad!!!
Possibly not but believe me the confirmation will come. I saw the take-off myself.

It looks like you are saying that you are plain cr*p at predictions.

As far as not entering service, I fear you may be right but it actually isn't grounds for feeling smug if it comes true.
Thousands of jobs will be lost.

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Old 26th Aug 2004, 16:01
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Nimrod 1st Flight

Maybe the doubters think it was a Comet with a bodykit on.
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Old 26th Aug 2004, 16:09
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Reading on Airliners.net that the MR4 finally had its first flight today.
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Old 26th Aug 2004, 16:09
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Looks like a comet with a bodykit


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Old 26th Aug 2004, 17:25
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"Looks like a comet with a bodykit "

Careful sonny !!!!

You sound like a fast jet monkey to me, still each to his own

It has lots of friends, and I did nearly 17 years on its father and grandfather.

Mith or not, its got air under its wings at last and not before bl??dy time too.

GG
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Old 26th Aug 2004, 18:13
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Saw it depart EGCD for Warton earlier
Engines sounds weird having been used to the existing version!
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Old 26th Aug 2004, 20:56
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I have been told that it flew for 2 hours or so, which was more than planned as the fuel burn was far less than anticipated.

Flight crew all went down the pub soon after landing to celebrate and are probably still there now!

Good luck to all involved with the rest of the flight program.

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Old 26th Aug 2004, 23:04
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what's that sitting off it's right wing, a P-51??
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Old 26th Aug 2004, 23:05
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YIP - flippin' - PEEEEEE !!!!!
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Old 27th Aug 2004, 00:59
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nimrod mra4 first flight date

vader 1. PA1 (ZJ 516) got airborne yesterday (26 Aug) at 1530L from Woodford. Landed at Warton 1720L. Early indications are testing went well.
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Old 27th Aug 2004, 06:38
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Its actually the WOS Pilatus PC-9 on its wing, additional chase aircraft included 2 Hawks, with no doubt a "journo" probably Geoff Lee in one of them.

A pal of mine who was there said it sounded very quiet, but looked pretty good, needs a paint job though.

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Old 27th Aug 2004, 08:00
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Cool

It was VERY quiet.

One go-around on arrival made little more noise that the company 146's. The Hawk was making more noise.

Large crowd turned out to welcome PA01 to Warton.

Smiles all round

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Old 27th Aug 2004, 09:50
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Well done to all involved.

I hope that this provides some light at the end of a long dark tunnel.

Now just the simple job of system integration!!!

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Old 27th Aug 2004, 13:42
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I hope you had a celebration Mars Bar, or were you too busy mashing the bananas for the Gorillas's humble pie .

Chat soon regards to all in sunny Lancs

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