Qualifications for flying XH558

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Qualifications for flying XH558

Postby Grapefruit » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:34 am

I hope this doesn’t sound a silly question but what qualifications do the crew flying XH558 need in order to be able to fly the aircraft.

Is being an ex Vulcan pilot or AEO in the RAF enough or is a civilian permit or something along those lines needed.

I know of course it would never happen but out of interest what sort of experience would be needed before I would be allowed to fly the Vulcan seeing as I have never flown anything other than a Cessna 152 once and that of course was with a flying instructor supervising me.
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Re: Qualifications for flying XH558

Postby Hazzer111 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:36 am

Now don't hold me to this but, at Newark air museum I'm Sure they told me you can fly xh558 with a ppl and i suppose you would have to have some hours on the plane befor you can legally 'fly' her
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Re: Qualifications for flying XH558

Postby Vulcan Bomber » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:29 pm

PPL and the appropriate type certification.. same as any other aircraft I would think.
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Re: Qualifications for flying XH558

Postby Ducati Boy » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:45 pm

Vulcan Bomber wrote:PPL and the appropriate type certification.. same as any other aircraft I would think.

You would need multi-engine quals and loads of experience with 4 engine heavy stuff, plus Vulcan experience/training before you even got your bum on into those two very enviable seats. Or be a test pilot. ;)
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Re: Qualifications for flying XH558

Postby Vulcan Bomber » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:47 pm

Ducati Boy wrote:
Vulcan Bomber wrote:PPL and the appropriate type certification.. same as any other aircraft I would think.

You would need multi-engine quals and loads of experience with 4 engine heavy stuff, plus Vulcan experience/training before you even got your bum on into those two very enviable seats. Or be a test pilot. ;)



Where do I apply then??
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Re: Qualifications for flying XH558

Postby Ducati Boy » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:51 pm

Answers on a £1000 note to ????? :ymdevil: =)) =))
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Re: Qualifications for flying XH558

Postby Jigsaw » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:16 pm

:)) :)) :)) :ymapplause:

I'd be quite happy cleaning the cr@p off her wheels :D

Leave the easy bit to the Pilots and the hard stuff to the Engineers ;)
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Re: Qualifications for flying XH558

Postby Vulcan Bomber » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:37 pm

Ducati Boy wrote:Answers on a £1000 note to ????? :ymdevil: =)) =))




No one takes you serious arround here do they... 8-|
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Re: Qualifications for flying XH558

Postby Ducati Boy » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:24 pm

Vulcan Bomber wrote:
Ducati Boy wrote:Answers on a £1000 note to ????? :ymdevil: =)) =))




No one takes you serious arround here do they... 8-|

Good Lord of course not!! :D
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Re: Qualifications for flying XH558

Postby Bovril » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:08 am

if you want to try a flying a heavy V bomber, have you considered a victor?
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Re: Qualifications for flying XH558

Postby Vulcan Bomber » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:32 pm

Bovril wrote:if you want to try a flying a heavy V bomber, have you considered a victor?




Theres one thats airworthy then???
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Re: Qualifications for flying XH558

Postby Bovril » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:42 pm

no, but thats not stopped it =))
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Re: Qualifications for flying XH558

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:54 pm

Boom boom! =))
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