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Dominie Retirement

Old 17th Jan 2011, 16:33
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Dominie Retirement

A last chance to see the Dominie before retirement.

All times local.

'Start date/time: 18/01/2011 12:10 UTC
End date/time: 18/01/2011 13:40 UTC
Activity period: null
Lower height limit: 010
Upper height limit: 050

FORMATION TRANSIT BY 6 MIL JET ACFT AND PHOTOGRAPHIC CHASE ACFT. THE FORMATION WILL FORM UP IN VCY OF 5302N 00029W (CRANWELL AD) AND THEN ROUTE:
5302N 00029W (CRANWELL AD)1220 HR
5240N 00010E (WISBEACH)1230 HR
5253N 00047W (BELVOIR CASTLE)1244 HR
5328N 00100W (DONCASTER SHEFFIELD AD)1255 HR
5350N 00045W (HOLME ON SPALDING-MOOR)1302 HR
5342N 00027W (HUMBER BRIDGE)1307 HR
5315N 00010W (BAUMBER)1317 HR
5314N 00032W (LINCOLN CATHEDRAL)1320 HR
5302N 00029W (CRANWELL AD)1330 HR
HGT AND ROUTE ARE APRX AND MAY CHANGE DUE TO WX OR OTHER
REQUIREMENTS. 11-01-0065/AS1'

Another NOTAM has been issued for the 20th January. Additional info for scheduled flypasts on the 19th.

Dominie's practice flypast 10/01/2011

'Wednesday 19th Jan - 6 ship Dominie formation overhead RAF Wyton 13.00L at 500ft. Route - over Huntingdon - over Wyton - on to RAF Marham.'

Dominies flypast

'Not sure what interest there may be of this, but a planned flypast of 3 Dominies for today has been postponed due to low cloud until Wed 19th Jan.
They will flypast RR sites in Derby at 11.15, Ansty (Coventry) at 11.23 and Filton at 11.49 on wednesday'


'Start date/time: 20/01/2011 10:55 UTC
End date/time: 21/01/2011 12:10 UTC
Activity period: 1055-1210
Lower height limit: 000
Upper height limit: 050

FORMATION TRANSIT BY 6 MIL JET ACFT. THE FORMATION WILL FORM UP IN
VCY OF 5302N 00029W (CRANWELL AD) AND THEN ROUTE:
5302N 00029W (CRANWELL AD)1105 HR
5235N 00022E (DOWNHAM MARKET)1123 HR
5239N 00033E (MARHAM AD)1128 HR
5310N 00038E (OVER THE SEA)1134 HR
5306N 00010W (CONINGSBY AD)1143 HR
5328N 00010W (VCY THORGANBY, LINCOLNSHIRE)1149 HR
5323N 00032W (VCY CAENBY CORNER, LINCOLNSHIRE)1153 HR
5302N 00029W (CRANWELL AD)1200 HR
21 JAN IS RESERVE DAY. HGT AND ROUTE ARE APRX AND MAY CHANGE DUE TO WX OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS. 11-01-0069/AS1'


DSC_0104DOMINIE by llihmot, on Flickr


DSC_0013DOMINIE by llihmot, on Flickr

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Thanks.

TJ
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Old 17th Jan 2011, 16:51
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If I look up from where I am sitting I can see a picture of myself standing in front of XS710 at Stradishall, together with 9 other guys on my nav course.

Cant believe that pic was taken 40 years ago. Wish I still looked as good as the Dominie!
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Old 17th Jan 2011, 19:40
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fingers crossed for 6

Could be a five ship - Hopefully the one of the Doms that needs some dents knocked out will be ready... something to do with the number of gulls it hit on Friday I think

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Old 17th Jan 2011, 20:16
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Dominie

Funny enough saw an 'original' Dominie aka dh89
yesterday headed towards Napier (NZ). Maybe this one

http://www.croydonaircraft.com/Images/DH89B_Dominie.jpg
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Old 17th Jan 2011, 21:18
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Strad..

Pity they couldn't have included Stradishall in the flypast. I'm selfish as it's just up the road from me. Saw many photo's of the place when at Jock Whitehouses place in Hundon, the guy who alongside Spencer Adams put Strads history into print.
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Old 17th Jan 2011, 21:29
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Dominies ready for photo call on 18 Jan

Despite Dominie XS737 having a multiple bird strike on Friday the ac is serviceable and available for the 6 ac photo shoot on 18 Jan 11. A testament to this venerable aircraft. Despite it being expensive to operate it's robust construction is still more appropriate to military aviation than some of it's modern replacements.
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Old 18th Jan 2011, 12:01
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What a horrible little aeroplane . . .

Still, it gave sterling service to the RAF for so many years.

Rust in Peace

I think my feet have finally thawed out after the last Functional.
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Old 18th Jan 2011, 12:05
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Perchance when it visits RR Derby could it flypast EGNX East Mids as well enroute so I could get some piccies........... if you don't ask you dont get
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Old 18th Jan 2011, 12:19
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Spotted !

Just been over here, right on time in East Yorks, bye ladies !

Another fleet bites the dust !
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Old 18th Jan 2011, 12:38
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Just overflown Guddun Palace, very well flown formation folks.

Guess we'll be looking out for a Nimrod R1 soon as well...
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Old 18th Jan 2011, 14:09
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Never again to smell that special aroma: a mixture of sweat, fear and chemical toilet fluid!!
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Old 18th Jan 2011, 14:10
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Never good to hear of a fleet retiring with no sign of a replacement:

Vulcan
PR9
Nimrod
Harrier

All had specific capabilities, whether strategic bombing, high level flexible photo reconnaissance (and no, drones have not taken over completely because they cannot go everywhere the PR9 could), maritime patrol or VTOL.

And now it's the end of the Dominie.

Back at the time of the 1977 Silver Jubilunacy flypast at Finningley, 12 raspberry ripple Learning Command aeroplanes were about to launch for a practice from Leeming.

"Why have some of those Dominies got grey noses?", enquired some visiting VSO who'd been let out of the MoD Box and had wandered oop north to watch the events.

"Because, sir, some of those Dominies are Jetstreams. If you look carefully, you'll see they've also got propellers!" announced some Spec Aircrew mate who wasn't totally impressed with the niff-naff and triv associated with the whole thing....
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Old 18th Jan 2011, 18:57
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20 Mar 74, XS734, Passenger Familiarisation prior to Nav School.

Can't say I enjoyed every one of my sorties in the Dominie but it definitely gave good service to Her Majesty.

Ah well, another of the types I've flown destined to be a Gate Guardian.


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Old 18th Jan 2011, 19:05
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Gate guardian?

I doubt it - where?
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Old 18th Jan 2011, 19:10
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Robin Hood International of course!
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Old 18th Jan 2011, 19:14
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I doubt they would be interested, just something else to be vandalised by the youf of today...
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Old 18th Jan 2011, 23:59
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Loved flying in The Dom - the Decca was a pain and screwed my eyes, but it was a fantastic astro platform - and nice and comfy....
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Old 19th Jan 2011, 10:17
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Just seen 3 fly past my study window close to EMA. Very nice sight.
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Old 19th Jan 2011, 11:28
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I suspect that there are more Navs declaring fond memories for the Dom than pilots
I am one such, having been exposed to it's delights on three separate occasions; on 125 course at 1 ANS Stradishall 69-70, 155 Staff N course Craners 76 and 394 Nav refresher at Finningley in 84.
I must say the change from chugging around the skies in the Varsity doing Basic Nav on 2 ANS at Gaydon to jetting about the stratosphere in the Dom was a bit of a culture shock. Trying to get two pre-comp'd 3 star astro fixes in during a sortie was a bit of a challenge ( they had to be pre-comp'd at flt planning as doing the bl**dy sums used to take longer than the sortie lasted as I recall).Any way, fond memories; sad to see them go.
Tankertrashav: snap on your pickie in front of XS710. got one just like it in front of me right now. Perchance you on 125 at strad? PM me if so.
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Old 19th Jan 2011, 11:53
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Beags,

It's obvious, mate. The politicos have decided we are going to withdraw from our role as World (or even just Commonwealth) policeman. Therefore, we don't need fancy jets. Lots of boots on parade, yes - it brings in £Zillions from the tourists in London. As for the future of the RAF, forget it. Turning into a (mini-)clone of the the RNethAF. At least they don't grumble about separation and turbulence - 20 years on the same Sqn, on the same base!

When will some politico have the guts to announce the new strategy? Oh, sorry, I forgot: we've just had the all-purpose SDSR.
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