XM655 Wings & Wheels 2015

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XM655 Wings & Wheels 2015

Postby Minty4371 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:07 pm

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Re: XM655 Wings & Wheels 2015

Postby Sploosher » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:42 am

hopefully I will be able to attend one of these events....... :D
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Re: XM655 Wings & Wheels 2015

Postby Bovril » Thu May 28, 2015 9:05 pm

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Re: XM655 Wings & Wheels 2015

Postby Aceyone » Fri May 29, 2015 10:08 am

I also intend to go one of the days !
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Re: XM655 Wings & Wheels 2015

Postby Sooty655 » Fri May 29, 2015 7:49 pm

Aceyone wrote:I also intend to go one of the days !

This year would be good ~ it might be a housing estate next. :(
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Re: XM655 Wings & Wheels 2015

Postby Ramshornvortex » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:09 pm

We are delighted to announce that XH558, the world’s only airworthy Vulcan, will be joining us at Wings & Wheels on 21 June! The aircraft, crewed by Bill Ramsey, Martin Withers and Phil Davies, will display at the airfield before departing to the Weston Air Festival. The timing is not yet confirmed, but will be in the afternoon. This will be one of the last times to see XH558 flying at Wellesbourne since 2015 has been confirmed as the venerable Vulcan’s final flying season.

Also displaying will be the Rolls-Royce Spitfire piloted by Bill Dean and scheduled to display at 1400.

But of course the star of the show is our very own XM655 which will conduct two fast taxis at 1200 and 1500.

We look forward to seeing you there....
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Re: XM655 Wings & Wheels 2015

Postby 10680 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:24 pm

I was going anyway. :)

Should be good.
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Re: XM655 Wings & Wheels 2015

Postby Crew chief » Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:02 pm

I would suggest getting there early, I suspect the roads will be somewhat busy leading up to and around the airfield on the day.

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Re: XM655 Wings & Wheels 2015

Postby Mayfly » Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:07 pm

I'm pleased about this as it will be the only chance I get to see her this year other than being lucky enough to see over head if she transits this way.
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Re: XM655 Wings & Wheels 2015

Postby Minty4371 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:56 pm

Mayfly wrote:I'm pleased about this as it will be the only chance I get to see her this year other than being lucky enough to see over head if she transits this way.

Enjoy the sight of XH558 flying over XM655 Pam :) :).
I will miss it due to not being able to afford to stay over :(( :((.
I will have to make do with videos and photos of what happened :| :|.
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Re: XM655 Wings & Wheels 2015

Postby RLN » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:18 pm

Mmmm. I might go if SWMBO will give me a kiss. :D
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Re: XM655 Wings & Wheels 2015

Postby Blue_2 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:46 am

Good luck with this weekend's activities chaps!
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Re: XM655 Wings & Wheels 2015

Postby Sooty655 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:09 pm

Blue_2 wrote:Good luck with this weekend's activities chaps!

Thanks, Graham.

We moved XM655 over to 05/23 (the Saturday inactive) this evening ready for our EGR, governor checks and aircrew familiarisation runs tomorrow. Looking forward to hearing those 301s roar again ~ no underpowered howls from this beastie. :)
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Re: XM655 Wings & Wheels 2015

Postby Mayfly » Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:38 pm

Brilliant Day - thanks all, well deserved attendance, 655 behaved beautifully and 558 wasn't bad either!
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Re: XM655 Wings & Wheels 2015

Postby Wedgy » Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:14 pm

So sad - hat trick of missed years now :(
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Re: XM655 Wings & Wheels 2015

Postby Vulcan Bomber » Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:54 pm

Mayfly wrote:Brilliant Day - thanks all, well deserved attendance, 655 behaved beautifully and 558 wasn't bad either!


Yep, got off to a cracking start with 5 minutes with you and Dave while I was eating a Bacon sandwich..
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Re: XM655 Wings & Wheels 2015

Postby Minty4371 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:41 am

Wedgy wrote:So sad - hat trick of missed years now :(
*hangs head in shame*

Last time I was there was in 2012 :( :(
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Re: XM655 Wings & Wheels 2015

Postby Mayfly » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:22 pm

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Re: XM655 Wings & Wheels 2015

Postby Minty4371 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:56 am

Nice photos Pam.
Especially like the one of XM655 & XH558 together.
Thank you for taking and sharing them.
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