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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Skudupnorth » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:36 pm

I know we had a snippet of a flypast at Woodford the other week but it would be nice to see her over our way during this Jubilee tour again.I am interested to see what links Birmingham and Coventry had with her development ? Someone enlighten me on that one !
It would be nice if she actually touched tarmac at Woodford but i guess that will never happen due to some sort of breach of the peace ect !
Good luck with the flight and i hope loads of people get to see her.......but not in the Manchester area where she was born :p
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Ray C » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:56 pm

I'm no authority in Vulcan matters, but if this Saturday did not go ahead
and the funds would help towards her winter service, then let it be so.

What will her winter service entail 2012-2013 I followed the 2011-2012 & that
seemed to be extensive/expensive work carried out, do the wing spars
need attention this time....? all respect to the brilliant engineers.

In closing maybe the Saturday flight should go ahead provided HMG
paid for it all , their could be some bomb bay passengers (Abu Hansa & his mates)
taken over the Bristol Channel for one way trip.

I'm sure Dan dosen't want them over there.......! ;)
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Bovril » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:49 pm

Skudupnorth wrote:I know we had a snippet of a flypast at Woodford the other week but it would be nice to see her over our way during this Jubilee tour again.I am interested to see what links Birmingham and Coventry had with her development ? Someone enlighten me on that one !
It would be nice if she actually touched tarmac at Woodford but i guess that will never happen due to some sort of breach of the peace ect !
Good luck with the flight and i hope loads of people get to see her.......but not in the Manchester area where she was born :p


lot of her parts came from the midlands etc (Boulton Paul , smiths, dowty)
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Skudupnorth » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:08 pm

Bovril wrote:
Skudupnorth wrote:I know we had a snippet of a flypast at Woodford the other week but it would be nice to see her over our way during this Jubilee tour again.I am interested to see what links Birmingham and Coventry had with her development ? Someone enlighten me on that one !
It would be nice if she actually touched tarmac at Woodford but i guess that will never happen due to some sort of breach of the peace ect !
Good luck with the flight and i hope loads of people get to see her.......but not in the Manchester area where she was born :p


lot of her parts came from the midlands etc (Boulton Paul , smiths, dowty)

Enlightened,many thanks :D Still needs to come back to her birthplace though......just a little wheelie,no-one will tell !
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Giles » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:51 pm

Liking the idea of the bomb bay passengers Ray C, imagine the money that would raise if they sponsored it!
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Minty4371 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:55 pm

£6,246 at the moment (6:54 pm)
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Minty4371 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:13 pm

£7.375 at the moment (7:13 pm)
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Mayfly » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:23 pm

Latest Twitter says there could be more locations added to the route.
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Minty4371 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:57 pm

The Route:
Doncaster: ETD 15:00
Bitteswell
Coventry Airport
Birmingham Airport
RAF Cosford
Staverton
Filton
Cardiff Airport
St. Athan
Ross-on-Wye (memorial)
RAF Halton
Lincolnshire Area: RAF Cottesmore, RAF Waddington, RAF Scampton
Doncaster: ETA 18:05
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Mayfly » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:22 pm

Well the addition of Bomber County should may some more people happy, tho' I doubt it will please everyone!


I'm pleased they said why Woodford isn't on list it may settle that particular argument.
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Minty4371 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:27 pm

Lincolnshire RAF bases now added to Saturday's route - subject to sufficient fuel and ATC routing throughout the journey.
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Ray C » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:10 pm

If I may speak for the Woodford entusiasts, we got an excellent fly over the other Sunday by 558
with great weather, Let's share her with others I say. :ymapplause: :)
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby VulcanXH558 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:57 pm

Please can someone tell me, where is best to stand at bitteswell .? And is it magna park. Help lol
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Kermit » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:48 pm

Yes its Magna Park, and you ll see best if you stay at the edge. There is a small road marked Bitteswell just past MPk on the A5 going north (to Hinckley etc) that is worth trying, good sky view and not used by lorries etc. Good Luck !
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Sickbag_andy » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:08 am

still showing £8835 so over £6k short of target. I still can't understand the logic in spending money which was assigned to the winter service on this little jolly when they should be accumulating a reserve of funds for those unforeseen costs that always arise and the begging bowl suddenly appears.

I just hope it doesn't come back to bit the Trust in a big way 'Any shortfall will need to come from our sparse cash resources, vital funds that are currently earmarked for commencing the Winter Service' - the word sparse concerns me the most.
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:18 am

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Good morning from XH558's official Twitter feed. The aircraft is fuelled to the captain's request but we need to pay for it next month!


I just hope a lot of people see her and donate something! that's all we can hope for I guess.




I'm hoping to see her between Lincoln and Scampton (pretty much as I thought would happen only the other way round :)) ) :) .
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Dan4th » Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:29 pm

I thought Eddie was going to pick-up at
least some of the slack in donations?

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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Minty4371 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:37 pm

Enjoy seeing the Vulcan again Helen :).
It won't come anywhere near me :( :(.
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Hazzer111 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:05 pm

anyone know what the eta is for waddington and scampton?
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Minty4371 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:09 pm

£9,342 at the moment (2:09 pm)
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Mayfly » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:14 pm

Dan4th wrote:I thought Eddie was going to pick-up at
least some of the slack in donations?

Danf.


Not sure about picking up slack Dan4th - they estimate £22k for the sortie and have asked for donations of £15K.

I agree with SBA whilst I understand the reasoning behind the tour I'm not convinced they will gain enough back in donations to make it worth while and if they believe it will why not have done it years ago? and with a winter funding appeal [I assume] coming up I wouldn't have thought the timing wasn't all that great.

ETA back at Finningley is 18.05 so I would think 17.50 ish but be there earlier to be on the safe side.

Not sure yet if I can be bothered to get of my ass and go see her for 30 second sighting. :p
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Minty4371 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:21 pm

She won't come anywhere near me :( :(. I'll see her when she is silent and static on 24th October in the hangar.
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Mayfly » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:30 pm

If I go I'll hang around the Harmston end of Waddington I think.


I hope they're not late we're having dinner with Andy and Barry tonight!! :))
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Hazzer111 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:53 pm

Mayfly wrote:If I go I'll hang around the Harmston end of Waddington I think.


I hope they're not late we're having dinner with Andy and Barry tonight!! :))


I don't think there going to be late, according to twitter xh558 is airborne
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Minty4371 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:04 pm

£10,112 at the moment (3:03 pm)
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