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25th Aug 2019, 10:26
Replies: 12
Views: 3,756
Posted By sandringham1

I think they already are grade 2 listed,...

I think they already are grade 2 listed, unfortunately that doesn't bring funding for repairs hence the state they are in.
6th Jul 2019, 09:25
Replies: 123
Views: 31,186
Posted By sandringham1

The pylons were structurally different for the...

The pylons were structurally different for the two engine types. At one time BA a had a C powered aircraft with a cracked pylon and it was hoped that a replacement pylon could be bought surplus to AA...
7th Dec 2018, 11:58
Replies: 12,707
Views: 3,568,640
Posted By sandringham1

Lancaster's suffered from fin failure, the...

Lancaster's suffered from fin failure, the structure was sufficiently strong for normal use but when corkscrewing was introduced as a way of avoiding night fighters fins started to fail due to the...
21st Oct 2017, 20:15
Replies: 34
Views: 11,349
Posted By sandringham1

No, the 707-436 that needed a wing section was...

No, the 707-436 that needed a wing section was G-APFP and it came from a TWA aircraft that had been W/O somewhere else.
Previously discussed here...
12th Jun 2017, 06:38
Replies: 634
Views: 263,837
Posted By sandringham1

Link that to a business where departments heads...

Link that to a business where departments heads and the management chain are payed by performance, you get the kings new clothes scenario.
26th May 2017, 18:52
Replies: 133
Views: 32,230
Posted By sandringham1

At the start of production ATP fuselages were...

At the start of production ATP fuselages were built at Chadderton and moved by lorry overnight to Woodford, I always assumed this was how it was done for them all.

Richard
3rd May 2017, 20:10
Replies: 133
Views: 32,230
Posted By sandringham1

It was a disaster driven by constraints, the...

It was a disaster driven by constraints, the sales guys wanted it to look modern so it had to have a swept the fin (its the 748 one with a bit of extra to lean it back), the accountants wanted it...
10th Oct 2016, 15:27
Replies: 22
Views: 10,692
Posted By sandringham1

Dave The date is quoted in a 1993 Aviation News...

Dave
The date is quoted in a 1993 Aviation News article on trials Comets, whether it is correct or not I cannot confirm. It does make sense for XV147 to have been at Pershore for the Nimrod avionics...
10th Oct 2016, 13:08
Replies: 22
Views: 10,692
Posted By sandringham1

Comet XV147 was built as a Comet 4C and made just...

Comet XV147 was built as a Comet 4C and made just one flight in 1965 from Chester to Woodford where it was converted to the second Nimrod prototype and made its second flight 31st July 1967, although...
10th Jul 2016, 22:42
Replies: 31
Views: 4,981
Posted By sandringham1

I operate from a farm strip that is outside of...

I operate from a farm strip that is outside of the Solent zone but will come under the trial area, I am not transponder equipped so just tune to Solent as I climb out, if Im'e going somewhere I talk...
13th Jan 2015, 18:58
Replies: 287
Views: 83,071
Posted By sandringham1

Avgas I cannot help you with your...

Avgas
I cannot help you with your questions regarding the Cod War operations other than say that the active T5 fleet had been whittled down to just TG503, TG505, TG511 and TG517.
I have only...
19th Aug 2014, 15:18
Replies: 31
Views: 5,311
Posted By sandringham1

I think the picture of the Hasting on its belly...

I think the picture of the Hasting on its belly is actually TG562, I have a similar picture taken of what is obviously the same event, but with the registration visible. Most records state that this...
30th Sep 2013, 20:27
Replies: 25
Views: 11,507
Posted By sandringham1

Old Sarum Airfield Development Proposal

Development plans for the construction of residential and commercial properties on the perimeter of Old Sarum Airfield are detailed in this presentation.
Welcome to Old Sarum Development Website -...
15th Sep 2013, 19:28
Replies: 17
Views: 4,223
Posted By sandringham1

As QuePee's says his picture shows WR972 on the...

As QuePee's says his picture shows WR972 on the dump on 29th March 1975 but by the 26th of July 1975, when I noted the contents of the dump, it had been largely consumed and on the 11th of August it...
4th Sep 2013, 20:36
Replies: 399
Views: 146,624
Posted By sandringham1

The safety issues regarding paired engines was...

The safety issues regarding paired engines was something that was tested on the 27 November 1969 when G-ASGK #3 lp turbine failed and the reverser of that engine fell off. Damage to #4 started a...
26th Feb 2013, 19:06
Replies: 9
Views: 2,098
Posted By sandringham1

That Comet 4 is G-APDT, on its retirement from...

That Comet 4 is G-APDT, on its retirement from BOAC service it was sold to Mexicana who later sold it back to BOAC for use as an apprentice training airframe. The inside was stripped and refitted as...
10th Sep 2012, 20:45
Replies: 36
Views: 12,727
Posted By sandringham1

HZ123 The ex-South American 1-11 was a...

HZ123 The ex-South American 1-11 was a -475 G-AZUK. The Saudi one was HZ-BL1 a srs 401, when the legs were removed for overhaul in 1988 they were found to be of an early build standard,...
1st Jun 2011, 19:44
Replies: 36
Views: 3,706
Posted By sandringham1

Im'e new here, been a lurker for years but had to...

Im'e new here, been a lurker for years but had to join for this discussion.
I was personally involved with the Trident retirement many years ago and saying it was the noise regulations that...
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