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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Mayfly » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:12 pm

Slowly creeping up - I really hope they make their money and it doesn't affect any other appeals we may see.

Reports of crowds building at Coventry and Cosford
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Minty4371 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:06 pm

£10,962 at the moment (4:03 pm)
£11,844 at the moment (5:07 pm)
£12,631 at the moment (6:06 pm)
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Mayfly » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:17 pm

Well I went to see her - pleased I did, nice approach to Waddington little wing wave and off to Scampton. Could see her strut her stuff there and then disappear into wild blue yonder on her way back to Finningley.
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Hazzer111 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:29 pm

Mayfly wrote:Well I went to see her - pleased I did, nice approach to Waddington little wing wave and off to Scampton. Could see her strut her stuff there and then disappear into wild blue yonder on her way back to Finningley.


Photos?????
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Mayfly » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:04 pm

Can't get my PC to recognise my SDHC card ~x(

I have had this problem before I know the cards OK. The pc will recognise it next time I reboot.

Here we go...

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Overhead
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Goodbye
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I chose the Harmston end because of the sun would have been right in your face at the wave.
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Minty4371 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:08 pm

Very nice photographs Pam. I'd nearly forgotten what she looked like in the air :(.
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Robdsn » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:35 pm

A few shots from Coventry..

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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby MOD » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:38 pm

A few from Staverton. A slow dirty fly past and then a faster clean one. Not much noise though! But a huge crowd.

Arrived approx 3.50pm
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Fast flyby and departs
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A huge crowd turned up and clogged all the approaches to Staverton :ymapplause: I hope they donated.. I also hope that The Aviator pub/cafe donated a chunk to VTTS as it was rammed all afternoon. The queues were out into the car park for the 5 hours I was there...

Finally one for DB
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EDIT : Pam,Rob great shots and wasn't it good to see her in clear skies. I have seen 558 once in the last 2 years... :(

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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Robdsn » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:51 pm

Great shots MOD..! You were spoilt to 2 passes...!

You are right it was nice to have good weather for the day, I am lucky seen her a 7 or 8 times this year...always an amazing site.. :)
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Dan4th » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:59 pm

How do you define Magnificent?

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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Mayfly » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:02 pm

MOD wrote:A few from Staverton. A slow dirty fly past and then a faster clean one. Not much noise though! But a huge crowd.



EDIT : Pam,Rob great shots and wasn't it good to see her in clear skies. I have seen 558 once in the last 2 years... :(

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Shouldn't go shopping with the missus then!!! - You should have stayed at Waddington on the arrivals day :))
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:09 pm

There were loads of people at Scampton. We ended up at Dunholme lodge in the end as someone stole my parking space ;) =)) =))

I have a bit of video but I haven't had chance to put it on YouTube yet, and as I took it with my Canon rather than my Fuji, it takes forever to upload.
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Pop Rivet » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:28 pm

i wish i hadnt travelled for an hour to cosford, very disappointing, i think i can speak for the whole crowd, you could hear everyone saying 'is that it' 'she must be coming round again' very quiet, came in, turned away from crowd, hardly into airfield space, and cosford charging £2.50 to park :-o :-o
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby MOD » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:12 pm

Mayfly wrote:
MOD wrote:A few from Staverton. A slow dirty fly past and then a faster clean one. Not much noise though! But a huge crowd.



EDIT : Pam,Rob great shots and wasn't it good to see her in clear skies. I have seen 558 once in the last 2 years... :(

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Shouldn't go shopping with the missus then!!! - You should have stayed at Waddington on the arrivals day :))


Too bloody true !! :( My 3 passengers would rather have gone to the dentist than to an airshow though. ~x(

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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Leebee0 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:16 pm

Well there were good crowds at RAF Cosford today although we knew it would only make one pass through it was quite low but a bit far away then disappeared over the top of hanger one.

Anyway here is the vid sorry about doing it the old way but just can not get the youtube thing to work???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjGPbA89b30

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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Jigsaw » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:27 pm

Here ya go Lee. Thanks for posting the video mate :ymapplause:

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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:07 pm

We were late again =)) =)) then my little camera wouldn't turn on so I quickly switched to my big camera, so I missed the howl ~x(


I now have dust INSIDE the lens, how the hell does that happen ~x( wish I'd never bought the bloody thing, been nothing but trouble :(
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Minty4371 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:11 pm

My Vulcan tally since she came back on the display circuit.
25 July 2008 - Flypast over the house, going home from a show :).
4 July 2009 - Static. Not permitted to fly at Waddington :(.
3 July 2010 - Fly-in, Display, Fly out at Waddington :).
2 July 2011 - Take off, Display, Land at Waddington :ymapplause:.
Not seen her fly or display at all this year :((. Will see her static and silent in the hangar at Doncaster :|.

Mayfly may know where the 2008 show was. She did tell me, but I forget.
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Ducati Boy » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:02 pm

Thanks MOD, but who destroyed the lovely Ferrari Rosso red paintwork and gold wheels of the Ducati, sacrilege!! :-o :-o :D .
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Mayfly » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:24 am

Minty4371 wrote:My Vulcan tally since she came back on the display circuit.
25 July 2008 - Flypast over the house, going home from a show :).
4 July 2009 - Static. Not permitted to fly at Waddington :(.
3 July 2010 - Fly-in, Display, Fly out at Waddington :).
2 July 2011 - Take off, Display, Land at Waddington :ymapplause:.
Not seen her fly or display at all this year :((. Will see her static and silent in the hangar at Doncaster :|.

Mayfly may know where the 2008 show was. She did tell me, but I forget.



I think would have been Lowestoft Minty - she did both there and Marham on the way home.
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Mayfly » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:29 am

It appears there were some remarks re the 'ex RAF Cottesmore fly past' - not on target and quite high. Well it appears as from 05.20 yesterday morning the Army had raised an Notam stopping overflight of the now Barracks!!

Won't say what I think about it! ~x( [taking into account they are simply being pongos!!]
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Ray C » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:01 am

Vulcans must have been @ Cottesmore for some two decades, it's another
spiritual home of the aircraft.

Now the army put their size twelve boot in it and spoil the show.......!
my old man will be tuning in his grave.

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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Bovril » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:25 am

Pop Rivet wrote:i wish i hadnt travelled for an hour to cosford, very disappointing, i think i can speak for the whole crowd, you could hear everyone saying 'is that it' 'she must be coming round again' very quiet, came in, turned away from crowd, hardly into airfield space, and cosford charging £2.50 to park :-o :-o

It was well known that it was a flyby, anyway Cosford has a wonderful collection to see, not bad for 2.50 :)
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Aceyone » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:13 am

Great pics and videos folks,wish I could have seen it but that is one of the irks of living down in this aviation wasteland :(
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Re: XH558 Jubilee Tour

Postby Dee » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:04 pm

A wonderful howl on take off at Finningley, and even better flypast and power climb out on her return :D :D
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