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Waddington Airshow

Old 7th Jul 2008, 19:21
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PSP? Thought that stood for Perforated Steel Plate, at least it did in my day, and it definitely wasn't that stuff. And I spoke as a mobility scooter user.


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Old 7th Jul 2008, 19:44
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Bee, Perforated Steel Plate it ain't. Pierced Steel (Airfield) Planking it is.

Offered only in a spirit of correctitude.
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Old 7th Jul 2008, 22:48
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Thanks . . . in the spirit of OKitude.

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Old 7th Jul 2008, 22:50
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I didn't get to drive on this PSP-like stuff but I thought it was a definite improvement on last year when my car came home with what seemed to be half Lincolnshire stuck to it. I agree, Bee; BZ, whoever thought of it.
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Old 7th Jul 2008, 22:55
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Must point out it wasn't the major goverment that raped the TRSR2 securing it would never ever fly again.

Now that would be have been nice yesterday wouldn't it Mr Benn
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Old 7th Jul 2008, 22:57
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Forgot to give a special mention also to the people who ran the disabled electric buggy hire stand. Without them Madsmum definitely couldn't have gone so, probably, neither would I.

Many thanks to them for their services.
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Old 8th Jul 2008, 01:03
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I haven`t read any of this so feel free to tell me to f**k off.....

Waddington was all that could be expected under the conditions. As far as I`m concerned as a a punter, all of the crews did their best under the conditions. I only went to see the Vulcan; obviously it went tech but still did a taxi run, for an aircraft built in 1960 what can one expect? Thanks to all involved!!!
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Old 8th Jul 2008, 08:14
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PSP

The temporary roadway used at Wadders was aluminium trackway. The Army have big rolls of the stuff that is unrolled from the back of a flat bed truck. Don't know if what Wadders used was hired in or not, but when I came to leave at 1800 it had all been coned off. A large vertical wave had formed half way along it, making it U/S. Perhaps not pinned down correctly? Oops!
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Old 8th Jul 2008, 08:56
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for an aircraft built in 1960 what can one expect?
An entire tanker fleet for the RAF?

The entire USAF B-52 fleet. Oh no - they're from the '50s.

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Old 8th Jul 2008, 09:00
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Just a quick thought, 558 was built in 1960? and is the only Vulcan flying in the world.
The B52 Stratofortress was built around the same time and the USAF have loads of em flying all over the place.
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Old 8th Jul 2008, 09:13
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Weren't the B-52s flying from 1952-ish?

I think they were designed in the mid-to-late 40s.

I know they were accepted into the USAF in '54 or '55.

I would Google it myself, but Google is sooo passť and I've got my street cred to think about.
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Old 8th Jul 2008, 09:16
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Slight thread drift - unfortunately wasn't at Waddo Sunday because of the Veterans day at Shawbury.

We were supposed to get a 558 flyby because of Jack Haywards presence, but of course it had to cancel.
The Army Historic Flight cancelled because of weather.
The BBMF Dak also cancelled because of weather.
The Royal Navy Swordfish, which only flew for the first time in years earlier in the week, bimbled all the way from Yeolvilton to give us a superb display.

Well done the Navy!
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Old 8th Jul 2008, 09:23
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The Royal Navy Swordfish, which only flew for the first time in years earlier in the week, bimbled all the way from Yeolvilton to give us a superb display.
Yeah, but they've got a couple of those.

They can take the risk
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Old 8th Jul 2008, 10:19
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To be fair the Stringbag probably left Yeovilton on Saturday morning, when the wx was OK, for a Sunday ETA at Strawbs.
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Old 8th Jul 2008, 14:39
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Kokpit,
In the pic of the GR4 is that a trick of the light or is the underside of the fuselage really glowing orange?

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Old 8th Jul 2008, 15:18
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I'd say that the orange glow under the rear fuselage, is a reflection of the ground pyrotechnic explosions during the Role Demo Display.
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Old 8th Jul 2008, 15:27
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Ummmmm! Seem to have seen that many times. It gets a bit 'hot' and makes the metal glow on the outside as well as the inside.
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Old 8th Jul 2008, 17:08
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Yeah, I would have said that at first, but if you look under the wing tanks, they are glowing too.

Hope the temp in there isn't as high as in the tail pipes...
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Old 8th Jul 2008, 17:28
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It gets a bit 'hot' and makes the metal glow on the outside as well as the inside
I very much doubt the engine doors would still be there had they actually been that hot!

However, I must admit to a double take when I first saw the image, especially having worked Tonka for a number of years, thinking of an imminent burn through.

But, as others have said, the reflection is also on the ext tanks, and the glow goes far further forward than does the hot section of the 199.

Nevertheless, an interesting shot I thought.
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Old 8th Jul 2008, 18:38
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Despte the non perfect weather on saturday morning we had a great time. Once the sun come out all was well.
I am originaly from the Czech Republic and I was made to feel very welcome on the Czech airforce Ant 26 at the static display. If you are reading this many thanks for taking the time to show me round and take shelter during the morning shower.

What was the weather like on sunday? Did the Vulcan display on sunday. Was the B52 supposed to do a display on sunday. Looked in great nick considering it was manufactured in 1960 according to the aircrew.

Thanks again for a great show depite the overstrech and the non perfect am weather on saturday

Peter
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