20 Nov 2011

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20 Nov 2011

Postby Nickolas » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:14 pm

Not strictly a meet up but I'm taking some cadets up to see 655 at the behest of Sooty & Co.
If the weather is fine then in the best TG tradition there will be a 'race'.
Ground forces in Sqn minibus vs Civilian Instructor + 3 cadets in his Cessna 172.
Everyone leaves Sqn HQ at 08:00, we head straight towards 655, the aviators go the opposite way to North Weald, stoke up the Cessna, and then head off in the general direction of 655 too.

ETA somewhere around 10:30............................ :D :D :D :D

Oh anyone fancy meeting up?
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Re: 20 Nov 2011

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:36 pm

Nickolas wrote:Not strictly a meet up but I'm taking some cadets up to see 655 at the behest of Sooty & Co.
If the weather is fine then in the best TG tradition there will be a 'race'.
Ground forces in Sqn minibus vs Civilian Instructor + 3 cadets in his Cessna 172.
Everyone leaves Sqn HQ at 08:00, we head straight towards 655, the aviators go the opposite way to North Weald, stoke up the Cessna, and then head off in the general direction of 655 too.

ETA somewhere around 10:30............................ :D :D :D :D

Oh anyone fancy meeting up?



A very TOP GEAR race! ;)
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Re: 20 Nov 2011

Postby MOD » Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:43 pm

I'll try to be there Nick. ;)


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Re: 20 Nov 2011

Postby Nickolas » Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:40 pm

Come on, you lot, this is how the Invasion of Brunty started.............. remember?????

a bloody stupid idea by yours truly aided an abetted by Steffie, Dickon, XPL and of course Taff 'n Co.
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Re: 20 Nov 2011

Postby Xplumberlives » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:49 pm

Nickolas wrote:Come on, you lot, this is how the Invasion of Brunty started.............. remember?????

a bloody stupid idea by yours truly aided an abetted by Steffie, Dickon, XPL and of course Taff 'n Co.




St. Nick

You seem to forget that the "INVASION" started out as a protest and then was accepted and rationalised once the powers that be realised it's better to be involved! ;)
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Re: 20 Nov 2011

Postby Dan4th » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:33 pm

I think they also thought it better not
to bite the hand........

Etc.

Of course, remember what happened
right after?

I mean RIGHT after????????

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Re: 20 Nov 2011

Postby Xplumberlives » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:00 pm

Dan4th wrote:I think they also thought it better not
to bite the hand........

Etc.

Of course, remember what happened
right after?

I mean RIGHT after????????

D.



I do! ;)
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Re: 20 Nov 2011

Postby Nickolas » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:06 pm

Sorry you will have to remind me...............
I personally don't recall it being a 'protest'. What did I miss at the time then guys???????
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Re: 20 Nov 2011

Postby Dan4th » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:16 pm

I don't really recall it as a protest, but it
did take some persuasion to make it
happen......

Seems to ME it was a great success for
all concerned, and a wonderful time was
had by ALL!

BUT THEN.......

After everyone had left to go home.......

The Old-Old Forum went Bye-Bye, never
to be seen again!

Not even saved somewhere, just sent
off into the ether!

All that history and information and
fun just.........

GONE!

It was a huge slap in the face to all
Forumeers on the Old-Old Forum......

I will never forget it!

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Re: 20 Nov 2011

Postby Sooty655 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:49 am

I hope no-one is suggesting they have any reason to protest at/to/about 655MaPS. ;)

Please bear in mind that a visit to Wellesbourne is NOT like a visit to the replica which used to be just up the road from here. You will not be told to stand well back and not touch everything, we offer the full hands-on experience with as many systems as possible working and demonstrated. \:D/ \:D/

The downside is that we need to manage numbers and ensure we have sufficient volunteers to show everyone round. If you do intend to respond to Nick's challenge, then please let us know so we can make the arrangements. If there are too many, we may have to split you into two separate groups, morning and afternoon. You could still all meet at lunchtime at the (very popular) airfield cafe.
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Re: 20 Nov 2011

Postby Nickolas » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:00 pm

Sooty655 wrote:I hope no-one is suggesting they have any reason to protest at/to/about 655MaPS. ;)

Please bear in mind that a visit to Wellesbourne is NOT like a visit to the replica which used to be just up the road from here. You will not be told to stand well back and not touch everything, we offer the full hands-on experience with as many systems as possible working and demonstrated. \:D/ \:D/

The downside is that we need to manage numbers and ensure we have sufficient volunteers to show everyone round. If you do intend to respond to Nick's challenge, then please let us know so we can make the arrangements. If there are too many, we may have to split you into two separate groups, morning and afternoon. You could still all meet at lunchtime at the (very popular) airfield cafe.


Oooops, have I stuck my foot in it here????????? Sorry Sooty.

Still it would be nice to come and support the 'crew trainer' and her team, without whom the who damn escapade would have been a lot harder.

Looks like we have about 9 cadets plus a few grown ups too.............
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Re: 20 Nov 2011

Postby Sooty655 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:28 pm

Nickolas wrote:Oooops, have I stuck my foot in it here????????? Sorry Sooty.

Still it would be nice to come and support the 'crew trainer' and her team, without whom the who damn escapade would have been a lot harder.

Looks like we have about 9 cadets plus a few grown ups too.............

Not at all, we are always pleased and proud to show off the most powerful Vulcan in the world. \:D/

It is just that if we know the numbers we can make arrangements for everyone to have the best possible visit. I don't want to put anyone off ~ just to make sure we know how many to expect. ;)
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Re: 20 Nov 2011

Postby Nickolas » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:41 pm

Well tomorrow it is.

I will be driving the Sqn bus with the OC four cadets and one parent.
CI Ian Brierly will set off at the same time with three cadets to North Weald. He will then get his Cessna 172 out of the hangar do all the pre-flight stuff while we are pounding around the M11, M25 and up the M40.
Once Ian and crew get airborne they will catch us up some where along the M40.
Hope fully they will have landed and have got a brew in ready for the bus to arrive.
Sooo looking forward to it. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
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Re: 20 Nov 2011

Postby Mayfly » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:43 pm

I'm sure you'll have a good time - MaPS aren't a bad lot really!! :p
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Re: 20 Nov 2011

Postby Nickolas » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:59 pm

Mayfly wrote:I'm sure you'll have a good time - MaPS aren't a bad lot really!! :p

Looking forward to meeting Sooty, MOD and anyone else who pitches up.
Weather looks good too.
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Re: 20 Nov 2011

Postby Cluny » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:10 pm

I might pop up ;)
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Re: 20 Nov 2011

Postby Sooty655 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:12 pm

You can also expect Ramshornvortex, Bovril, Bry, Av, Bornagainliney and Kermit.
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Re: 20 Nov 2011

Postby Cluny » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:32 pm

Pleasure to meet everyone today , shame the weather didn't play ball to allow the race but still a good day none the less :)
Here a few of my pics from today ;)
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And to top it off at the end of the day , I was invited into the cockpit whilst they fired up the rover to close the bomb doors . And got asked to press the engine fire warning system test button , fantastic :D
Thanks to all at 655MaPS for making us welcome as usual :D
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Re: 20 Nov 2011

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:26 pm

Cluny wrote:Here a few of my pics from today ;)
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Blimey Mate, I knew you were tall but that's well high, did you have to stretch much? ;)
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Re: 20 Nov 2011

Postby Nickolas » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:20 pm

Wow, what a day, Thanks everyone. We had a great time and the cadets loved it!!!!!!!
Nice to see everyone. we left at 3:30 and got back to Sawbo at 6pm!!!!!!!!!!! Bloody traffic on M40 (fog didn't help either but we are all home safely.

Charles, Sooty and the team, thank you very much for your time today. It would have been nice if you let us cuddle up to the exhaust of the rover as it was cold. ;) ;)

Poor Ian didn't get airborne as it didn't clear at our end till about 11am.

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Re: 20 Nov 2011

Postby MOD » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:50 pm

Cluny wrote:Pleasure to meet everyone today , shame the weather didn't play ball to allow the race but still a good day none the less :)
Here a few of my pics from today ;)

And to top it off at the end of the day , I was invited into the cockpit whilst they fired up the rover to close the bomb doors . And got asked to press the engine fire warning system test button , fantastic :D
Thanks to all at 655MaPS for making us welcome as usual :D


Great shots Clunes.

Nick I am sorry I couldn't make it today :(

I am glad you all had a great time. The XM655 team are a very hospitable bunch of enthusiasts. ;)


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Re: 20 Nov 2011

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:01 pm

Nickolas wrote:it didn't clear at our end till about 11am.




I'm glad your END is better! :-o
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