Fairey Gannet XT752

Stories and general aviation chat

Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Olicat » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:35 am

Image
Its planned to fly in the uk in 2012. i've only just found the webpage, i'd love too see it over here in the UK :)
http://www.faireygannetxt752.com/
Fly fast jets and/or C130s over my house please, I'm bored!

BUCCANEER TO THE SKY!
User avatar
Olicat
Lockheed Constellation
Lockheed Constellation
 
Posts: 4462
Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:59 pm
Location: That way! ↓
Also Known As: Bullet

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby RLN » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:31 pm

It would be nice to see a Gannet fly again.
User avatar
RLN
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 15709
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:13 pm

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Sploosher » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:33 pm

RLN wrote:It would be nice to see a Gannet fly again.



again................ :-o


I have never seen one in the air at before............. ;)
User avatar
Sploosher
BAE Hawk
BAE Hawk
 
Posts: 2993
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:31 pm
Also Known As: jangor

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby RLN » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:34 pm

Can I help it if you are a bunch of kids and missed the Golden age of British aviation? :p
User avatar
RLN
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 15709
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:13 pm

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Olicat » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:35 pm

missed it by about 60 years :(
Shame i never saw it it was good at what it did :)
Fly fast jets and/or C130s over my house please, I'm bored!

BUCCANEER TO THE SKY!
User avatar
Olicat
Lockheed Constellation
Lockheed Constellation
 
Posts: 4462
Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:59 pm
Location: That way! ↓
Also Known As: Bullet

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby RLN » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:41 pm

Olicat wrote:missed it by about 60 years :(
Shame i never saw it it was good at what it did :)



Try 32 years. :D
User avatar
RLN
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 15709
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:13 pm

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Olicat » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:53 pm

i like WW2 also :)
Fly fast jets and/or C130s over my house please, I'm bored!

BUCCANEER TO THE SKY!
User avatar
Olicat
Lockheed Constellation
Lockheed Constellation
 
Posts: 4462
Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:59 pm
Location: That way! ↓
Also Known As: Bullet

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:00 pm

Olicat wrote:i like WW2 also :)



Ask R.L.N. about it, he remembers it! :p
"All modern aircraft have 4 dimensions: span, length, height and politics.
TSR-2 simply got the first 3 right. ”
— Sir Sydney Camm
User avatar
Xplumberlives
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
 
Posts: 41159
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:27 pm
Location: Close to a former Harrier Airfield
Also Known As: ROCKETMAN

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby RLN » Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:31 pm

/:) /:) (-| (-| (-|
User avatar
RLN
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 15709
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:13 pm

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:32 pm

NONPLUSSED eh?
"All modern aircraft have 4 dimensions: span, length, height and politics.
TSR-2 simply got the first 3 right. ”
— Sir Sydney Camm
User avatar
Xplumberlives
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
 
Posts: 41159
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:27 pm
Location: Close to a former Harrier Airfield
Also Known As: ROCKETMAN

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby RLN » Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:34 pm

No. Just waiting for the record to change. :p
User avatar
RLN
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 15709
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:13 pm

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:34 pm

What do you fancy, a Kylie track?
"All modern aircraft have 4 dimensions: span, length, height and politics.
TSR-2 simply got the first 3 right. ”
— Sir Sydney Camm
User avatar
Xplumberlives
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
 
Posts: 41159
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:27 pm
Location: Close to a former Harrier Airfield
Also Known As: ROCKETMAN

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby RLN » Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:36 pm

TBH, can't stand her singing. =))
User avatar
RLN
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 15709
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:13 pm

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Sooty655 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:14 pm

RLN wrote:TBH, can't stand her singing. =))

Is that why you have to lie down when she appears? :))
Sooty

One Olympus 301 has twice the power of a complete F1 starting grid.
XM655 has four of them, all serviceable.
When we make noise, WE MAKE NOIZE ! !
User avatar
Sooty655
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 8821
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:17 pm
Location: Weedon, Northants

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby RLN » Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:34 pm

:)) :)) I'd like to lie her down ;) :ymdevil:
User avatar
RLN
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 15709
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:13 pm

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Gaz » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:19 pm

Olicat wrote:Image
Its planned to fly in the uk in 2012. i've only just found the webpage, i'd love too see it over here in the UK :)
http://www.faireygannetxt752.com/


Might make an airshow worth visiting in 2012. Not gonna be much else to see at this rate
NB; Any negative comments I post about the Vulcan are posted SOLELY to wind Gregg up!
User avatar
Gaz
Boeing 747
Boeing 747
 
Posts: 8182
Joined: Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:06 pm

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby 10680 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:14 pm

Gaz wrote:Might make an airshow worth visiting in 2012. Not gonna be much else to see at this rate


What would a job lot of say a squadron of (scrap) Harriers (and their pilots) cost? Formation bowing to the crowd.

Having said that it woul;d be lovely to see a Gannet again.

I've always thought, a bit like a bee, it looks like it shouldn't fly. :)
Last edited by Sooty655 on Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Quote fixed
I'd rather be skiing
User avatar
10680
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
 
Posts: 1358
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:10 pm

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Xplumberlives » Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:45 pm

10680 wrote:
Gaz wrote:Might make an airshow worth visiting in 2012. Not gonna be much else to see at this rate


What would a job lot of say a squadron of (scrap) Harriers (and their pilots) cost? Formation bowing to the crowd



The SCRAP harriers were the SEA HARRIERS, the GR9s are waiting to be sold! :p

Cost would be in excess of £336 million! :-o
Last edited by Sooty655 on Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:45 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Quote fixed
"All modern aircraft have 4 dimensions: span, length, height and politics.
TSR-2 simply got the first 3 right. ”
— Sir Sydney Camm
User avatar
Xplumberlives
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
 
Posts: 41159
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:27 pm
Location: Close to a former Harrier Airfield
Also Known As: ROCKETMAN

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby 10680 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:01 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:
10680 wrote:
Gaz wrote:Might make an airshow worth visiting in 2012. Not gonna be much else to see at this rate


What would a job lot of say a squadron of (scrap) Harriers (and their pilots) cost? Formation bowing to the crowd



The SCRAP harriers were the SEA HARRIERS, the GR9s are waiting to be sold! :p

Cost would be in excess of £336 million! :-o


Anyone ion line to buy them?
Last edited by Sooty655 on Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Quote fixed
I'd rather be skiing
User avatar
10680
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
 
Posts: 1358
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:10 pm

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Mayfly » Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:08 pm

DT was asked to ferry a Gannet across the pond a few years ago - he thought about it and decided No it was too risky too many possibles to go wrong -

Some else ended up doing it and had to turn back 700 miles from the nearest runway due to engine problems...

good decision then!
In memory of a very dear friend - Mike Pearson

Very fond memories of Robbie Gilvary - DTs 1st Vulcan Captain who taught DT all he knew.
User avatar
Mayfly
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 29723
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:11 pm
Location: Bomber County

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Sooty655 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:18 pm

Mayfly wrote:DT was asked to ferry a Gannet across the pond a few years ago - he thought about it and decided No it was too risky too many possibles to go wrong -

Some else ended up doing it and had to turn back 700 miles from the nearest runway due to engine problems...

good decision then!

It may be the same aircraft.
The XT752 website wrote:On-route however to the UK she encountered a few temporary setbacks

Sounds like that might be putting it mildly.

The combining gearbox on the front of the double mamba, which takes the two drives up to the co-axial contra-rotating props, is a superb piece of work. Probably nothing too special today, but at the time it was really cutting edge technology.
Sooty

One Olympus 301 has twice the power of a complete F1 starting grid.
XM655 has four of them, all serviceable.
When we make noise, WE MAKE NOIZE ! !
User avatar
Sooty655
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 8821
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:17 pm
Location: Weedon, Northants

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Xplumberlives » Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:24 pm

Always impressed me!
"All modern aircraft have 4 dimensions: span, length, height and politics.
TSR-2 simply got the first 3 right. ”
— Sir Sydney Camm
User avatar
Xplumberlives
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
 
Posts: 41159
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:27 pm
Location: Close to a former Harrier Airfield
Also Known As: ROCKETMAN

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Cluny » Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:06 pm

Id love to see one [or two as XL500/G-KEAW is being restored to flight at Exeter by Kennet Aviation , although thats gone a bit quiet lately] flying again , the last time i remeber seeing one in the air was at Air Fete 87 [or was it 88 ?] which I belive was XL502/G-BMYP [now at Elvington] :)
Image
Rain God Mod
User avatar
Cluny
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 2868
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:19 pm
Location: Bicester
Also Known As: Blizzard the watcher

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Gully » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:19 pm

Used to see Gannets operating out of Deadalus back in the 70's when Ark Royal was in. One usually made an appearance for the annual Lee air day, although I was always more interested in the Phantoms and Buccaneers!

Gully
Aircraft - The Greatest Gigs in the Sky!
User avatar
Gully
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
 
Posts: 1798
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:53 pm
Location: Hitchin, Herts.

Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Olicat » Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:36 pm

i must say if i had the choice, they would interest me more too :)
Fly fast jets and/or C130s over my house please, I'm bored!

BUCCANEER TO THE SKY!
User avatar
Olicat
Lockheed Constellation
Lockheed Constellation
 
Posts: 4462
Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:59 pm
Location: That way! ↓
Also Known As: Bullet

Next

Return to Aviation Chat

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests