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Old 25th Jun 2020, 22:26
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Originally Posted by MATELO View Post
Nice Flag on the tail.
Nice bit of editing.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 22:58
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Originally Posted by Flap 80 View Post
On post 316 as the aircraft rotates a large piece of blue material appears to detach from the left wing root area and fall back onto the runway.
Could this be masking material which was not removed prior to flight?
Probably the pilot ditching the evidence and throwing his licence out the window after that abysmal turn on the runway.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 23:07
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transportation when I served back in the 60s/70s. For long-haul overseas diplomacy we'd happily convert two VC10s for Royal or Prime Ministerial trips at the drop of a hat. But of course RAF airmens' labour and paint supplies are free of charge, aren't they? [img]images/smilies2/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]

We started pricing one as we went along and up until being ordered to stop we were in the hundreds of thousands, and we were seriously under estimating costs in parts alone. we did one for Charles and Diana to go to a charity fundraiser ball, it would’ve been cheaper to simply have paid a donation into the charity than to put the aircraft on.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 00:29
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Well I am glad at least that the great British public weren't consulted about the scheme. These after all were the people who voted for an Antarctic explorer ship to be named "Boaty McBoatface". God knows what they would have come up with. Anyway I quite like it (with reservations about the gold).
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 03:27
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
Probably the pilot ditching the evidence and throwing his licence out the window after that abysmal turn on the runway.
Nothing wrong with that. Try reading the A330 manual for geometry and then looking at the available space.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 06:42
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Ah yes, about projecting the UK abroad ….with that paint scheme, shurely the covert loud speakers will be used on arrival in foreign shores in the same way as "Ride of the Valkyries " in "Apocalypse Now "...….blasting out "Land of Hope and Glory ". ...and other well known musical scores.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 06:55
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I quite like it.....with 1 exception. WHY didn't they line up the registration with United Kingdom? Does my head in lol!
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 07:55
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Originally Posted by RAF_Techie101 View Post
Going to need some new nose wheels too.
Presumably not too much WoW for the short hop to Brize.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 09:00
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Err...can one get it in grey?
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 09:20
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Originally Posted by beardy View Post
Nothing wrong with that. Try reading the A330 manual for geometry and then looking at the available space.
There was a lot more space available than was used for that unnecessarily tight 180. Look again from 1:42 the nosewheels are being pushed sideways and have left a lot of rubber on the tarmac.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 09:44
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
Ah yes, about projecting the UK abroad ….with that paint scheme, shurely the covert loud speakers will be used on arrival in foreign shores in the same way as "Ride of the Valkyries " in "Apocalypse Now "...….blasting out "Land of Hope and Glory ". ...and other well known musical scores.
Approximately my reaction, but at least it's better than the all-red fuselage of some speculations.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 09:46
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It is airborne out of Brize at 10:45
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 09:59
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Carnaby Street Special....

Boris in bell bottoms waving the flag
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 10:16
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Originally Posted by wub View Post
It is airborne out of Brize at 10:45
Yes, coasting out towards the North Sea as Tartan58. There is a Typhoon slightly further north off the coast - presumably the trials aircraft with the pilot wearing approved RayBans to see if the scheme detracts from his ability to tank...........
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 10:38
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
Ah yes, about projecting the UK abroad ….with that paint scheme, shurely the covert loud speakers will be used on arrival in foreign shores in the same way as "Ride of the Valkyries " in "Apocalypse Now "...….blasting out "Land of Hope and Glory ". ...and other well known musical scores.
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Do not give him ideas, its been a costly enough bit of Boris promotion as is, without the sound effects dept coming in.

Incidentally good to see you are still with us.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 11:00
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Vespina is a genus of muth according to Wiki. Though perhaps more interestingly it is also a range of electrical motor scooters for children :-

https://www.amazon.it/SCOOTER-ELETTR...%2C154&sr=1-40
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 11:19
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It doesn't look as bad as the designs suggested, though why 'UNITED KINGDOM' is painted in gold when it could have been dark blue (if needed at all- doesn't the Union flag design give it away?) is beyond me. And why have the serial in such big letters in such a prominent place? It could have been tucked away on the red band under the tail. Unless it is allow taxpayers to note that they have only repainted one aircraft in the new scheme.

Apart from those niggles I'll take it.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 11:27
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Originally Posted by Chugalug2 View Post
Vespina is a genus of muth according to Wiki. Though perhaps more interestingly it is also a range of electrical motor scooters for children :-

https://www.amazon.it/SCOOTER-ELETTR...%2C154&sr=1-40
Also a character in at least one of Haydn's operas (Mr Wragg, our music teacher, would be proud of my remembering this 35 years later...)
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 11:49
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More on that £900,000 price tag...

Aviation Week's London-based Tony Osborne says
Part of that cost likely stems from the fact that the Voyagers are not owned by the RAF, but operated on their behalf by the Airtanker consortium—a joint venture of Airbus, Cobham, Rolls-Royce and Thales—and the livery is a bespoke scheme. According to the UK defense ministry, the work was contracted directly with Airtanker through its Private Finance Initiative contract and had to account for the aircraft’s certification, regulatory and licensing requirements. A competitive tender was issued for the repainting work.
https://aviationweek.com/defense-spa...c367bad88af05f
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 11:55
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Well - what a fuss over nothing. The cost must have involved further mods.

The one criticism for me is that the red is too garish and there's too much of it. Might cover up the blood after airborne punchups though
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