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Old 26th Oct 2022, 11:54
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Originally Posted by Stitchbitch
https://youtu.be/iVdUi-8F8P0 'blown by the BOne'
Thanks for that. I didn't realise it was during the display. I was probably head down in the aeroplane I was supporting so missed the actual display!

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Old 26th Oct 2022, 12:07
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On June 16 1978, a Vulcan flew down to RAF Honington to take part in a static display the following day. Now you have to remember that Honington was the home of the Buccaneer and that the Bucc mates had something of a contemptuous attitude towards V-force aircrew. Much needling about the age of the Vulcan and its vulnerability in any future conflict was a bit too much for the crew....

A polite request was made by the Vulcan crew to the Duty Pilot for 'a visual circuit and go-around' after take-off, which was duly approved.

XL319 took off, accelerated down wind, extending a little as it turned back in at around 350KIAS, descending to fly over the ASP at low-level between the hangars and the ATC tower....80ft a.g.l. according to the rad alt, before pulling up with full power and flying a wingover to depart back to RAF Scampton.

We had something of an 'Axminster Shuffle' when we got back from Offutt the following week..... But the flypast had been approved by the 'Duty Pilot', who was in fact OC Ops Wg!!

I gather some photos were taken, but I never saw them!!!
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Late 70's walking across the Apron at an Odiham families day with Taff Walker, Wessex Master Pilot extraordinaire, when he spots the Mk 19 Spitfire sitting on the far apron... "Last time I saw one of those Laddie, it was on the secret list"
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Old 26th Oct 2022, 12:32
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chevvron,

I am seeking an answer to your question and will advise you of what I find out.
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Old 26th Oct 2022, 12:35
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
Late 70's walking across the Apron at an Odiham families day with Taff Walker, Wessex Master Pilot extraordinaire, when he spots the Mk 19 Spitfire sitting on the far apron... "Last time I saw one of those Laddie, it was on the secret list"
When I converted to the Puma at Odiham, also in the late 70s, one of the retread crewmen I trained alongside was older than my father and had been a flight engineer on Lancasters. Perhaps understandably, bearing in mind hed spent a lot of time sitting between four Merlins in his youth, he was partly deaf, too.
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Originally Posted by Chock Puller
chevvron,

I am seeking an answer to your question and will advise you of what I find out.
Several others on PPRuNe have reported the same problem.
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Old 26th Oct 2022, 13:51
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I checked and another Mod had notified Tech Support of the issue; Unable to see URL's
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Old 26th Oct 2022, 17:41
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque
When I converted to the Puma at Odiham, also in the late 70s, one of the retread crewmen I trained alongside was older than my father and had been a flight engineer on Lancasters. Perhaps understandably, bearing in mind hed spent a lot of time sitting between four Merlins in his youth, he was partly deaf, too.
Bill Parry.
He had bailed out of a Lincoln (or Lancaster?).

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Old 27th Oct 2022, 14:02
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Bill Parry.
He had bailed out of a Lincoln (or Lancaster?).

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Indeed. I also thought hed fallen out of my Puma on one occasion. The story also involves a red Verey flare, but that story is best kept for the bar!
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Teeteringhead , sorry to disappoint you ... To my certain knowledge a Sharks [ Gazelle ] pilot and his observer married their Airshow Groupies ..
Megan , my other half was there at Oshkosh . And reports well over half the cabin crew [ inc. her ] were in the wardrobe hanging from it's rail to watch their own display out of the window ,,, Concorde toilets and C/C seats not having windows .
First , best airshow memory .. RAF Coltishall BoB display '60 or '61 . Sat on Dad's shoulders watching 2 of 74sqns EE Lightning F1's do an opposition pass along the Rwy .
Diamond nine came from behind the crowd , low , fast with an afterburner pullup in front of us .
That started it all for me , memory still vivid after 60 + years . .. Flying for over 50 yrs .
And it looks like come January , I'll not be earning a living by flying after 49 1/2 yrs working in aviation .

rgds condor .
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