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Sea Harrier at Falklands Anniversary

Old 27th Mar 2007, 04:32
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I thought their were some airworthy Shars at Shawbury. Surely the folks that flew them in can fly one out?
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Old 27th Mar 2007, 12:13
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Mirage
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You forgot about a Huey..

I've seen recently somewhere that the Argy liberated one that came back and became G-HUEY (?) for a while has been recently restored to it's Argy markings and is due to take part in the flypast.
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Old 27th Mar 2007, 17:12
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There must be an airworthy AH1 Scout somewhere
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Old 27th Mar 2007, 17:47
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Wasp

I recall seeing a Sky TV programme about the WASP - 'Historic aircraft ' ?

Seem to remember it belonged to an American pilot, apologies I don't recall his name, and was in the UK ( maybe Middle Wallop ? ) in very nice RN colours - looked immaculate.

Doesn't make a Falklands display without a Sea Harrier or at least GR7 / 9 though !
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Old 27th Mar 2007, 23:40
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Exgrunt,
The Army Historic Flt have an airworthy Scout.
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Old 28th Mar 2007, 01:01
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The Scout flies quite frequently from Wallop.
What about an Agusta A109 from Hereford and that ex Argie 33 Sqn cab...
which the last time i photographed it, seriously needed a wash.
And...
The Lynx was also in the war...to add to the list previously mentioned.
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Old 28th Mar 2007, 02:14
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I'll get my coat BEFORE saying:



How about XW664 and a Canberra PR9......
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Old 28th Mar 2007, 09:24
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Worst-case is an Engine Mech Fail over London

You then have little to no time to manoeuvre into a safe area before all the controls go completely stiff (no Hyd pumps) and whatever you happen to be pointing at accepts the inevitable.

Does SHAR have a RAT?
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Old 28th Mar 2007, 09:35
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I believe the FRS1 did but it was removed on the FA2. But I may be wrong...

Plus Argentine sour grapes.....

here

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Old 28th Mar 2007, 11:07
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UK Wasp

I recall seeing a Sky TV programme about the WASP - 'Historic aircraft ' ?

Seem to remember it belonged to an American pilot, apologies I don't recall his name, and was in the UK ( maybe Middle Wallop ? ) in very nice RN colours - looked immaculate.
The ex-FAA Wasp in the UK is owned/flown by Tim Manna who owns Kennet Aviation based at North Weald, and who also did the recent restoration back to airworthy status of the ex-Falklands UH-1 G-HUEY.
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Old 28th Mar 2007, 12:06
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Deleted due factual mix up!! Sorry

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Old 28th Mar 2007, 12:26
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Jacko,

Do keep up with the banter old chap...
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Old 28th Mar 2007, 13:46
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Spon

quote "Original GRs and FRS1 had a RAT. This was simply a wind driven electrical generator".

I would never have expected you to get this wrong Spon . The FRS1 RAT was purely Hydraulic and was removed during the Phase 1 update in the mid 80s to be replaced by a second No 2 hyd accumulator.

Emergency electrics came either from the APU driven 6KVA genny or the battery. The RAT had never been used in anger so good candidate for weight saving and space production.

The second main genny was added at the same time in anticipation of the extra power requirement coming with the FA2 upgrade.

Sorry, getting a bit off thread.

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Old 28th Mar 2007, 14:57
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You are so right and I am so wrong-must put more water with it in future!
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Old 28th Mar 2007, 16:30
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Shame the PR9's just left service
Wasn't involved though, they were Chilean mates.
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Old 28th Mar 2007, 17:33
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Vulcan Update - from Flypast May 2007 Edition (Yes I mean May!)
Within her Hangar at Bruntingthorpe, Leics, work to bring Vulcan XH558 back to life continues to quicken as the first flight date gets closer. Engineering Manager Andrew Edmonson gave Flypast a brief outline of the activity as of March 19.
Both the oxygen and fire bottle sdystems were going back in. Rewiring of the undercarriage bays was complete. New wiring for the avionics was being laid out, ready for installation.
Work on the cockpit was well in hand. The cockpit floor was planned to be re-installed in the week beginning March 26. Beyond that, new flight consoles currently being completed would be able to go in.
The corrosion problems found in the main undercarriage bays are being conquered rapidly, with a dozen staff deployed to this area. The engines are due to be fitted in mid-April.
Ground crew and aircrew training are in full swing. By the time these words are read, the aircrew will have staged their first sessions using XM655 at Wellesbourne Mountford, Warwickshire, for live procedures simulation and taxi training.
Due to a good response, the Vulcan Visitor Scheme has been extended by another month. Progress can be viewed on Sundays 10am to 4pm or prior arrangement. (Tel 0116 2479932, e-mail Denis Parker at [email protected]/www.tvoc.co.uk)
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Old 28th Mar 2007, 19:51
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Falklands Flypast

There is an airworthy Scout flying as part of the Army Historic Flight. At the moment the 'Buzz' is that the Scout and the Gazelle will not be able to take part in the flypast in London. (Single engine ). The fact that there both types there with the AAC and the Marines has nothing to do with it.( 656 Sqn AAC and 3 BAS). Still the Scout will be taking part in both Navy and Army 25th Falklands Anniversary days of rememberance. Perhaps the London Flypast is RAF only!!!!!
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Old 28th Mar 2007, 20:17
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Perhaps the London Flypast is RAF only!!!!!
I believe flight safety is now administrated through a Tri-service organisation (DASC), of course don't let the facts get in the way of a good bit of crab-slagging eh?
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Old 29th Mar 2007, 05:16
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Falklands night

BBC Parliament is running a series of programmes on Sunday to mark the campaign and our victory over the evil enemy. Details here.
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Old 29th Mar 2007, 15:46
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News of this year's air day at Yeovilton from Navy News.

One would have thought that it's as if officialdom is trying to pretend it never existed and never took part in Operation Corporate. In fact it sometimes seems like the RN is being written out of history.........
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