XH558 - RAF Waddington Airshow 02-07-11

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XH558 - RAF Waddington Airshow 02-07-11

Postby Old Rigger » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:09 pm

From today, I still have not got the hang of airshow filming and photos but at least you can see what it is :(

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Re: XH558 - RAF Waddington Airshow 02-07-11

Postby Jigsaw » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:25 pm

I actually thought that was BLOODY GOOD mate :ymapplause:
Thoroughly enjoyed watching it and looking forward to seeing her for real tomorrow :D
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Re: XH558 - RAF Waddington Airshow 02-07-11

Postby Dan4th » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:28 pm

Whew!

Don't know what to say!

I've always thought it looks like she's
getting ready to fly in and land on
someone's wrist!

Thank You OR!

Nicely Done!

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Re: XH558 - RAF Waddington Airshow 02-07-11

Postby Minty4371 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:12 pm

Very good display \:D/. Bit of grit around :(. First ever time of seeing, hearing and feeling her take off :ymapplause: :ymapplause:.
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Re: XH558 - RAF Waddington Airshow 02-07-11

Postby Jogger321 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:38 pm

Haven't seen her so far this year (grrrrrrrr what I do for some people as oppposed to what i'd rather be doing!!!)

...but is it my imagination or the camera angles but the guys at the steering wheel seem to be slinging her around a bit more this season??
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Re: XH558 - RAF Waddington Airshow 02-07-11

Postby Dan4th » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:53 pm

Well, they just got a brand-new PtoF,
so maybe they're feeling CONFIDENT!!!!!!!!

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Re: XH558 - RAF Waddington Airshow 02-07-11

Postby RLN » Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:51 am

Minty4371 wrote:Very good display \:D/. Bit of grit around :(. First ever time of seeing, hearing and feeling her take off :ymapplause: :ymapplause:.


That grit does get in your eyes - terrible, isn't it?


Great video, OR. \:D/
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Re: XH558 - RAF Waddington Airshow 02-07-11

Postby Lucas1860 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:55 am

Nice video.

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Re: XH558 - RAF Waddington Airshow 02-07-11

Postby Mayfly » Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:08 pm

558 was excellent yesterday - the best I've seen her display since her restoration.

My apologies if any one met up at 12 today but I really wasn't well, I looked at 11.50 but couldn't see any one and then spent the next 2 hrs until 558s displayed in the car and out of the sun then left and came home!
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Re: XH558 - RAF Waddington Airshow 02-07-11

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:35 pm

Mayfly wrote:558 was excellent yesterday - the best I've seen her display since her restoration.

My apologies if any one met up at 12 today but I really wasn't well, I looked at 11.50 but couldn't see any one and then spent the next 2 hrs until 558s displayed in the car and out of the sun then left and came home!



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Re: XH558 - RAF Waddington Airshow 02-07-11

Postby Jigsaw » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:21 pm

I didn't get there either Pam. Too hot to be dragging the kids around really. Hope you feel better ;)
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Re: XH558 - RAF Waddington Airshow 02-07-11

Postby Old Rigger » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:42 pm

Sorry to hear you were not well Pam, hope you have recovered now, all the best Mick
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Re: XH558 - RAF Waddington Airshow 02-07-11

Postby Vulcan Bomber » Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:53 am

Jogger321 wrote:Haven't seen her so far this year (grrrrrrrr what I do for some people as oppposed to what i'd rather be doing!!!)

...but is it my imagination or the camera angles but the guys at the steering wheel seem to be slinging her around a bit more this season??



I think is more to do with Kev Rumens at the stick. When i've seen him displaying 558 the bank angles always seem a bit steeper and the roll and pitch rates a little faster. It was a brilliant display on the Saturday.
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Re: XH558 - RAF Waddington Airshow 02-07-11

Postby Mayfly » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:51 am

Yes it was, but we must remember that the only true reading of his angle on the wing overs is either directly behind or in front - perspective plays a big part - that's not to say of course he didn't go over the 90deg but perhaps not as steep as first appears.
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