558 Aircrew training on 655

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Re: 558 Aircrew training on 655

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:06 am

Dan4th wrote:Kermit:::::::::::

Did I just hear you Volunteering?

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VULCAN POLISHER would look so good on your C.V! ;)
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Re: 558 Aircrew training on 655

Postby Kermit » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:34 pm

Definitely not a one person job, Forth bridge comes to mind, so a few of us would have to retype our CVs ! She d look great though, and the view from the top of the wings is worth the effort anyway. (did I walk into this one or what !) :D =)) =))
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Re: 558 Aircrew training on 655

Postby Sploosher » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:33 pm

Just looked at the slideshow.................. :D

She does look superb guys.................. \:D/

keep up the good job............... :ymapplause:

I will get there one day................ ;)
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Re: 558 Aircrew training on 655

Postby Hungry Haggis » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:12 pm

love the pics Wot a bunch of shifty yes i said Shifty caracters But nice to see them back in training (as if they would forget) must donate that £5r I promised for the jetwash hairdo Mayfly had ,Just wish it could have been a £10r for a throttle opening blow over. :ymdevil: :ymdevil:

Did someone mention painting the Forth bridge .Have they not got that new plastic coating on yet the one that will end the never ending job .
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Re: 558 Aircrew training on 655

Postby Mayfly » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:18 pm

HH you are a wicked man!! tho' I think you were done, MW would have taken £2.50 for the hair do I'm sure :))
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Re: 558 Aircrew training on 655

Postby Jigsaw » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:36 pm

Just looked at those pics in full and :ymapplause: :ymapplause: Fabulous stuff Snapper, superb. She looks great.
I didn't laugh at you Pam, honest :D =))
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Re: 558 Aircrew training on 655

Postby Mayfly » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:49 pm

I was lucky and was sheltered by the platform behind me - Sooty took the full blast and I saw his knees buckle!! :))
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Re: 558 Aircrew training on 655

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:06 pm

Mayfly wrote:I was lucky and was sheltered by the platform behind me - Sooty took the full blast and I saw his knees buckle!! :))



So even if he'd had hair it would all be gone by now! :-o
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Re: 558 Aircrew training on 655

Postby Sooty655 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:51 am

Xplumberlives wrote:
Mayfly wrote:I was lucky and was sheltered by the platform behind me - Sooty took the full blast and I saw his knees buckle!! :))

So even if he'd had hair it would all be gone by now! :-o

Look more carefully at the picture, XP :p

The hand which is successfully keeping the helmet and headset on would have been equally successful in keeping the hair on as well. It's just a shame I didn't learn the technique soon enough. :)) :))
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Re: 558 Aircrew training on 655

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:59 am

=)) =))
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Re: 558 Aircrew training on 655

Postby Kermit » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:37 pm

=)) =)) =))
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Re: 558 Aircrew training on 655

Postby Dee » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:14 pm

Wonderful pics, she looks marvelous! :)
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Re: 558 Aircrew training on 655

Postby Mayfly » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:45 pm

Global Aviation resource have published their report on the Air Crew ground training with 655
http://www.globalaviationresource.com/reports/2011/vulcantrainingday.php
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Re: 558 Aircrew training on 655

Postby Dan4th » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:57 pm

A very nice piece of reporting!

For me, this was the best part::::::::::::

As per the plan she then turns and comes back round, drawing an imaginary figure of eight with her path before braking to a halt and repeating the process for the benefit of another member of the crew. It really is an extraordinary sight to be confronted with in the middle of the Warwickshire countryside, and there is a real sense that I’m watching XM655 come to life, even if just for a few minutes, and how lucky we are to have groups of volunteers to maintain aircraft like this in this condition.


Thank you, Pam!

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Re: 558 Aircrew training on 655

Postby Mayfly » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:58 pm

I spent a lot of time talking to the reporter Gareth - he obviously loves what he does.
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Re: 558 Aircrew training on 655

Postby Dan4th » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:08 pm

Mayfly wrote:I spent a lot of time talking to the reporter Gareth


Thus, the High Quality of the Article!!!!!!!!! :p

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Re: 558 Aircrew training on 655

Postby Kermit » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:17 pm

What a good report, that chap obviously enjoyed his day at Wellesbourne ! Chuckled at the pics showing various people flattened on the ground in the jetwash :))
thanks for posting, Mayfly, agree with Dan4th, you must have influenced him !
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Re: 558 Aircrew training on 655

Postby Avs » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:45 pm

Its me, Bry and Ben on the jet wash pics just after Bry had 'removed' me from her path!!!!
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Re: 558 Aircrew training on 655

Postby Kermit » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:53 pm

=)) =)) =))
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Re: 558 Aircrew training on 655

Postby Dan4th » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:03 pm

Avs wrote:Its me, Bry and Ben on the jet wash pics just after Bry had 'removed' me from her path!!!!


HA! HA! HA!

Better than any theme park in the world!

Thank you, Avs, that made my Day!

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Re: 558 Aircrew training on 655

Postby RLN » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:17 pm

In picture no. 3 of that report, who is it from TVOC weeing on the grass?
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Re: 558 Aircrew training on 655

Postby Xplumberlives » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:18 pm

RLN wrote:In picture no. 3 of that report, who is it from TVOC weeing on the grass?



looks like one of the SHORT ones!
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