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Braking parachute

Old 21st Mar 2010, 10:01
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Air France Caravelle F-BHRT at Ringway 1968
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Old 21st Mar 2010, 11:55
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Refitting a Vulcan 'chute. The manual screw rod is to wind the spring loaded door down into the catches. Irrelevant, but I think this was Darwin, 1969.

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Old 21st Mar 2010, 17:20
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Refitting a Vulcan 'chute. The manual screw rod is to wind the spring loaded door down into the catches. Irrelevant, but I think this was Darwin, 1969.
Notice....Not a safety harness, hard hat, or silly yellow vest to be seen, times have sure changed.
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Old 22nd Mar 2010, 02:09
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Vanguards had them

I recall from 1969 or thereabouts on several occasions being stopped at the traffic lights on the Wilmslow to Altrincham road where it crossed the MAN runway seeing a Vickers Vanguard deploy a parachute as it landed. I cannot remember whether I ever saw a viscount with one.

This was, of course, before they lengthened the original main runway and put the road in a tunnel.
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Old 22nd Mar 2010, 18:07
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Dairyground said,
I recall from 1969 or thereabouts on several occasions being stopped at the traffic lights on the Wilmslow to Altrincham road where it crossed the MAN runway seeing a Vickers Vanguard deploy a parachute as it landed. I cannot remember whether I ever saw a viscount with one.

This was, of course, before they lengthened the original main runway and put the road in a tunnel.



I worked on Vanguards from 1963 until they left they company in 1980, & am now involved in the Vanguard at Brooklands museum (www.brooklandsmuseum.com)

I have never seen or heard of a parachute being fitted to any Vanguards.

I respectfully suggest that you may be mistaken!!

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Old 25th Mar 2010, 18:51
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Braking Chutes

I worked at LHR during 60's as an aircraft handler for BEA. One lunch time we had a flash flood and an Aeroflot TU104 which was landing at the time, aquaplaned and as the brakes didn't do much, he deployed the chute which didn't help much either. Aircraft left the end of the runway - went through the fence and across the Stanwell Moor Road stopping on the grass on the opposite side. Took us ages to get it back.

Also during my time there I saw the occasional Caravelle with a chute deployed.
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Old 25th Mar 2010, 18:55
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Vanguard - braking chutes.

I used to tow/pushback Vanguards for BEA during the 60's. I am not aware of any chutes on this aircraft or Viscounts.
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