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7th Oct 2015, 18:00
Replies: 63
Views: 11,661
Posted By iansmith

From a traffic point of view Church Fenton was a...

From a traffic point of view Church Fenton was a total disaster. Had it not been for an enterprising person in a 4x4 trialing an alternate route from the back of the car park I would have been stuck...
21st Jul 2015, 12:32
Replies: 31
Views: 16,109
Posted By iansmith

Was the laying of smoke screens included in their...

Was the laying of smoke screens included in their training?
21st Jul 2015, 12:24
Replies: 83
Views: 27,557
Posted By iansmith

If I remember correctly, the commentator...

If I remember correctly, the commentator mentioned that the Vulcan display would include one 120 degree wing over, but I don't know if anyone had a protractor handy to check what we saw on Saturday....
21st Jul 2015, 12:14
Replies: 83
Views: 27,557
Posted By iansmith

I was there on Saturday, close to the point where...

I was there on Saturday, close to the point where most of the aircraft, including 558, started their take-off. It was the best take-off I recollect seeing, including all the ones I saw in the 70s and...
2nd Jul 2014, 12:13
Replies: 12,066
Views: 2,867,043
Posted By iansmith

Maybe we will get a fly-off between the F-35 and...

Maybe we will get a fly-off between the F-35 and the AV8-B :)
10th Jan 2014, 17:07
Replies: 8
Views: 2,798
Posted By iansmith

I managed to get one of the Flypast CDs on ebay. ...

I managed to get one of the Flypast CDs on ebay. It is wonderful to hear it again. Thanks for the various offers of help.
16th Dec 2013, 13:34
Replies: 8
Views: 2,798
Posted By iansmith

Thanks. I've hopefully just bagged one on ebay,...

Thanks. I've hopefully just bagged one on ebay, but I'll contact you if it doesn't arrive.
9th Dec 2013, 15:32
Replies: 8
Views: 2,798
Posted By iansmith

Thanks for the offers of help. I think my disk...

Thanks for the offers of help. I think my disk is in good condition (so don't need a new one) and at the moment I would prefer not to post it as I don't have great confidence in it making the...
4th Dec 2013, 09:24
Replies: 8
Views: 2,798
Posted By iansmith

Douglas Bader - Salute in Sound

I have a suddent urge to listen to this again. I received it as a Christmas present suring the 60s and played it incessantly with the volume cranked up to 11. Wind forward 40+ years and I still...
19th Sep 2012, 12:45
Replies: 1,210
Views: 449,332
Posted By iansmith

I flew from DSA this morning on business to...

I flew from DSA this morning on business to Gdansk. I was struck by how full the carpark was. I had to park in the small extension beyond/ to the side of the carpark exit.
28th May 2012, 13:05
Replies: 185
Views: 49,088
Posted By iansmith

Runway team reported seeing metal and glass...

Runway team reported seeing metal and glass debris. I didn't realise an Olympus had any glass components. Seems rather odd. FOD maybe?
28th May 2012, 12:28
Replies: 185
Views: 49,088
Posted By iansmith

Incoming flights on 30 minutes delay. I presume...

Incoming flights on 30 minutes delay. I presume they're checking the runway for debris.
28th May 2012, 12:23
Replies: 185
Views: 49,088
Posted By iansmith

XH558 aborted take-off

XH558 was due to fly a practise display today but has just suffered an aborted take-off. Witnesses report two bangs and smoke coming from two engines.
15th Nov 2010, 14:06
Replies: 25
Views: 2,939
Posted By iansmith

No problem, and thanks John :)

No problem, and thanks John :)
14th Nov 2010, 23:41
Replies: 25
Views: 2,939
Posted By iansmith

First of all - thanks to GGR for the background...

First of all - thanks to GGR for the background on practise flights and to others in other forums who told me it was a practise.

Second: Bloody Hell - what's winding people up? I wasn't showing...
10th Nov 2010, 18:19
Replies: 25
Views: 2,939
Posted By iansmith

Sorry, I thought the TLA DSA would be obvious in...

Sorry, I thought the TLA DSA would be obvious in this folder.

DSA = Finningley = Donny Airport = Doncaster Sheffield Airport = Robin Hood Airport. Most of the locals would have liked either...
5th Nov 2010, 17:27
Replies: 25
Views: 2,939
Posted By iansmith

I heard on another forum that it did a touch and...

I heard on another forum that it did a touch and go at DSA but I'm surprised I didn't hear it from here.

Know me? Possibly. What circles do you move in (waits for while string of joke replies)
5th Nov 2010, 16:31
Replies: 25
Views: 2,939
Posted By iansmith

VC-10 over DSA

... or more correctly over Tickhill, near DSA, at 14:00 today. It overflew my house at ~1000', heading SW (so in a direction to be a DSA departure), then turned S over our village and climbed away....
1st Jul 2010, 14:46
Replies: 3,441
Views: 636,872
Posted By iansmith

According to sources, PFI issued for a test...

According to sources, PFI issued for a test flight today and crew are on board.
5th Jul 2009, 13:42
Replies: 3,441
Views: 636,872
Posted By iansmith

Just caught the tail end of a Waddo Airshow Radio...

Just caught the tail end of a Waddo Airshow Radio interview (30+miles away - not bad!). "Sean" (Maffet I presume) said that they were hoping that 558 would fly direct to Yeovilton on Thursday or...
5th Jul 2009, 10:59
Replies: 3,441
Views: 636,872
Posted By iansmith

I had planned to go to Waddington today, but I...

I had planned to go to Waddington today, but I cancelled my trip as soon as I heard about the XH558 debacle. I had planned to visit the TVOC stand, hand over my pledge money (and some more to...
9th Sep 2008, 00:30
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By iansmith

Thanks for the quick answer and the view from...

Thanks for the quick answer and the view from "inside".

I had the same feeling about the mix of language abilities across crew and passengers so it wasn't a comment about the effective difference...
8th Sep 2008, 12:37
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By iansmith

Inconsistent safety rules?

I flew MAN-DBX-PER last week on Emirates and was intrigued by the different approach to the usual take-off/landing checks carried out by CC on SLF.

Emirates:

No requirement for SLF to remove...
7th Aug 2008, 18:31
Replies: 20
Views: 3,051
Posted By iansmith

Excellent news and good to see they are now...

Excellent news and good to see they are now keeping their website up to date.
7th Aug 2008, 14:20
Replies: 20
Views: 3,051
Posted By iansmith

Vulcan to the Sky Trust - Avro Vulcan Bomber...

Vulcan to the Sky Trust - Avro Vulcan Bomber XH558 - Vulcan Operating Company (http://www.tvoc.co.uk/)

It's gone tech so won't be displaying
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