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Canberra XH134

Postby Mayfly » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:18 pm

If you are a member of FC there is a post on there re - Canberra XH134

http://fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=322&t=67944

For those of you who can't - XH134 will be outside next week for engine runs, taxi and systems trials until the final approach to the CAA for a P to F. :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Lucas1860 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:17 pm

That will be a welcome sight Pam.

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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Sploosher » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:44 pm

would be awesome to hear/see a PR9 in the air again................ \:D/
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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Gully » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:58 pm

Worth checking out their facebook page too - Cluny and I have been tracking the project for months on there! It's snappily called Canberra PR9 XH134 Restoration.

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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Jigsaw » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:06 pm

Thanks Pam :ymapplause: :D

Thanks Gully. I will add that page :D
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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Blue_2 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:24 pm

I've been watching their progress through facebook too, it'll be great to see this in the air again! The UK's skies have been Canberra free for far too long...
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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Cluny » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:39 pm

Engine runs tomorrow ;)
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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Jigsaw » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:49 pm

:ymapplause: :D
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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Sploosher » Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:54 am

Cluny wrote:Engine runs tomorrow ;)



any chance of a video .................. ;) ;)
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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Cluny » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:02 pm

Sorry for the delay on this but on January 15th , she went for a wander ;)
Don't know if this will work or if you need to be on facebook to see it , not my vid as dont have one as I wasn't there and this is the only one I've found so far .
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151431063505159&set=o.276084715757962&type=2&theater
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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Leebee0 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:56 pm

Hi mate hope your well. :)

The link is not working for some reason.

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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Xplumberlives » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:41 pm

Thanks Paul, good to see her moving under her own power! :ymapplause:
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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Mayfly » Tue May 14, 2013 7:49 am

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.
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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Gully » Wed May 29, 2013 1:41 pm

According to FB, they are a significant way through the paperwork now...

Fingers crossed for a few show appearances this year.

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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Gully » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:02 pm

Latest from FB is that they are still working with the CAA to secure their Permit to Test. Hope they get an opportunity to make some late season shows, but time looks to be against them at this stage :(

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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Checkflaps » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:41 pm

Airborne today - en route to RIAT apparently. Good on em :ymapplause:

I guess Cluny will catch the arrival for us.

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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Mayfly » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:07 pm

Sea Vixen back on the circuit and the Canberra airborne, things are looking up!! :ymapplause:
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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Checkflaps » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:11 pm

Now all we need are the americans to start sending a/c to shows and we'llbe back to what things were - well almost =))
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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Cluny » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:29 pm

Checkflaps wrote:Airborne today - en route to RIAT apparently. Good on em :ymapplause:

I guess Cluny will catch the arrival for us.

Garry

That I did , nice fast break into the circuit too :D

Edited to add a few screenshots ;)
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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Mayfly » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:42 pm

:ymapplause: Good to see, thanks.

I flew in the jump seat in one in Cyprus and it made ill - no surprise there then :)) but it was 109 deg in the cockpit
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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Sploosher » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:00 pm

great to see a PR9 in the air again................... \:D/


all praise Cluny for the pics........... :ymapplause:
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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Dan4th » Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:59 am

She is looking lovely!

I've never seen a Canberra (...or a B-57,
for that matter...) but I would LIKE to :D

Hats off to those that got her flying :ymapplause:

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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Gully » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:11 pm

She looked gorgeous on arrival! :D

Had a good chat with the guys on Sunday and was invited to get up close with the aircraft. She looks immaculate - a testament to the team working on her (and being hangared since retiring from the RAF back in 2006). With regards to pilots, they are using 2 of the 3 chaps who delivered the final PR9s to Kemble in 2006.

According to their Facebook page, the 4th test flight (return from RIAT to Kemble) was completed successfully, which concludes the test flight programme. Certainly after the first 3 flights last Friday they'd not had a single snag. The team has a meeting with the CAA next week to hopefully receive their PtF, whereupon they'll begin a display work up for authorisation. The intention is to be available for shows this season. :ymapplause: \:D/

XH134 was the last of the PR9s to go through a major service and was expected to be in RAF service until 2014, so plenty of life left in her...

All good!!!

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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Jigsaw » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:37 pm

Thanks Gully :ymapplause:
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Re: Canberra XH134

Postby Mackrick » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:25 pm

Thanks , nice to know shell be around for a few years :ymapplause:
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