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558 2013 Flights [amend title]

PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 4:39 pm
by Mayfly
She got airborne at 16.04 and flew past my front window at 16.35 :D after a report of her over Scampton and heading north!!

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 4:59 pm
by Minty4371
Mayfly wrote:She got airborne at 16.04 and flew past my front window at 1435 :D after a report of her over Scampton and heading north!!


She can travel back in time :-o.

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 5:02 pm
by Ray C
Great news....she can bring back a few spare engines then....! :p

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 5:22 pm
by Mayfly
I could hear her over Coningsby 15 minutes ago or so ago then I think she banked round eastward to Waddington but I couldn't see her.

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:41 am
by Hihonyr8811


We didn't stop for her return as I was feeling rather poorly yesterday, I couldn't even hold the camera still :)) :)) I'm blaming the weather :))

Was lovely to see her fly again, mum was very happy. We tried looking for her on the way back to Lincoln but I think she was hiding ;) Our next door neighbour two doors down said she came over our houses :)) which we already knew she would as they said just before take off they wanted a right turn out towards Scampton (and I had read it on the main forum earlier), so we picked our poison.
It was a brilliant end to a brilliant week. :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 12:11 pm
by Mayfly
Hihonyr8811 wrote:

We didn't stop for her return as I was feeling rather poorly yesterday, I couldn't even hold the camera still :)) :)) I'm blaming the weather :))

Was lovely to see her fly again, mum was very happy. We tried looking for her on the way back to Lincoln but I think she was hiding ;) Our next door neighbour two doors down said she came over our houses :)) which we already knew she would as they said just before take off they wanted a right turn out towards Scampton (and I had read it on the main forum earlier), so we picked our poison.
It was a brilliant end to a brilliant week. :ymapplause: :ymapplause:



I hope it isn't too painful!! :))

Grand sight isn't she.

Re: 558 Air Test

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 7:38 pm
by Mayfly
558 over our house again \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

Twice in 3 sorties, :D

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 7:58 pm
by Ray C
You lucky people.... @-)

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 8:09 pm
by Minty4371
Mayfly wrote:558 over our house again \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

Twice in 3 sorties, :D


Jealous :( :( :(

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 10:09 pm
by Hihonyr8811
For a good three quarters of an hour we could hear her, but could we heck as like find her :))
Turns out she was doing a practice display over Wickenby at that particular time.
On a side note, I cannot wait to see her display at Wickenby wings and wheels this year (Saturday according to their website) :D
It was one of my high lights last year. Lovely little show, but I guess we'll have to get there earlier this year =))

Re: 558 Air Test

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:53 am
by Mayfly
Wickenby is the same date as Wellesbourne WW. but it's not down on the 558 website as yet as appearing.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:49 am
by Hihonyr8811
http://www.wickenbyairfield.com/www/

Maybe it's the big model :))

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:01 am
by Dee
My first Vulcan fix of the year last night. She looked and sounded awesome. Stayed to watch her return and was treated to a T&G. Cracking! :D

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:08 am
by Mayfly
Hihonyr8811 wrote:http://www.wickenbyairfield.com/www/

Maybe it's the big model :))

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Nah thats at WWW too!! :))

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:25 pm
by Mayfly
According Fighter Control 558 is airborne again. No idea where she's headed.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:00 pm
by Mackrick
Over waddington at the moment...

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:06 pm
by Minty4371
Mayfly wrote:According Fighter Control 558 is airborne again. No idea where she's headed.

Got a message on Facebook 15 minutes ago saying that she had been spotted over Spalding :( :(.
Didn't know she was going to be out today. If I had known, I might have caught a small glimpse of her :( :(.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:19 pm
by Mayfly
Sorry Minty I thought I had posted the message below at 16.30. I hit submit and shot out again but when I came back in MR had posted so it was sat waiting for me to hit submit again. Wasn't announced on Twitter for some reason.

Over the fields in front of our house today.

Seen over Spalding 10 minutes ago Minty

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:43 pm
by Minty4371
Mayfly wrote:Sorry Minty I thought I had posted the message below at 16.30. I hit submit and shot out again but when I came back in MR had posted so it was sat waiting for me to hit submit again. Wasn't announced on Twitter for some reason.

Over the fields in front of our house today.

Seen over Spalding 10 minutes ago Minty


Not your fault Pam. I am not signed up to FC. I think there are quite a few people annoyed that nothing was said about today.

She flew near me last night and also this afternoon.

This was on Twitter.
"XH558 ‏@XH558 20m
Sorry. Thought you were in the loop. This is a short notice training flight for Bill Ramsey"

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:05 pm
by Hihonyr8811
I was in the garden all day so away from the computer, but we never heard a thing over Waddington =)) =)) (briefly heard the BBMF Dak but didn't see her either :)) )
Oh well :)) .

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:24 am
by Mayfly
I would be interested to know 558s routing yesterday because if you read the various sightings she must have been flying through worm holes!!

Sighted over Waddington so I picked up my camera went outside and within 3 minutes she came over from the west, according to Ukar from Newark. I watched her over Coningsby and then she turned north and looked to be routing to the east side of Woodhall area. When I came in she was reported to be in the Spalding area :-o Then 3 minutes later over Waddington again and heading towards the Humber. :))

Did you not have your scanner on Helen?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:05 am
by Hihonyr8811
I had it on about 3pm to listen out for the BBMF Dak but then I turned it off ~x( ~x( =)) =)) , I haven't got any spare batteries so I'm rationing it =)) =)) wish I hadn't now.

We were planting onions in the front garden (facing Waddington pretty much), so I have no idea how she got around us :)) , must have passed quite a way to the south west (along the edge).
We never heard anything, and yet the day before, we heard her displaying at Wickenby from about 12 miles away :))

Re: 558 2013 Flights [amend title]

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:08 pm
by Gully
PA28 posted an apology for the silent Twitter feed over on the VTTS forum - as Twitter account populator, he wasn't told about the flight in advance and was out in the garden mowing his lawn well away from his dead phone at the point someone tried to tell him 558 was airborne and could he post it... =))

Apparently, processes have been tweaked! :)

Gully

Re: 558 2013 Flights [amend title]

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:06 pm
by Mayfly
It's a shame it wasn't announced but if the system has been re jigged that's good. There are always a lot of disappointed people when they miss her flying. No other a/c arouses the interest she does.