bruntingthorpe 25th may

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bruntingthorpe 25th may

Post by Stewart » Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:02 pm

I was wandering if there is any chance of getting close to the AC on these open days? As I will be along with my father who flew GM in its civilian guise from new till he tranfered to 747s, his last trip as P1 on 'GM being october '76 and hes quiet curious to see it as it is now.

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Re: bruntingthorpe 25th may

Post by Magnum » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:52 pm

At the last open day I spent most of my time inside XR808 so I am not sure what access is allowed to the aircraft before the taxi runs. However some of them were open for visitors later on, I was able to have a tour around the nimrod a she was parked next to us on the same pan.

It is our aim to have GM/241 running on the day but I don't know where she will fit into the programme and what the plans are for opening her up to the public are as yet.

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Re: bruntingthorpe 25th may

Post by Gsxr600 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:30 pm

Stewart wrote:I was wandering if there is any chance of getting close to the AC on these open days? As I will be along with my father who flew GM in its civilian guise from new till he tranfered to 747s, his last trip as P1 on 'GM being october '76 and hes quiet curious to see it as it is now.
A good number of the aircraft are opened up to visitors to see inside either before or after their taxi run. My guess is the VC10 will be opened as its the new attraction and likely have a number of willing supporters volunteering to man her and show people round. But you won't know for sure until the day. You will most definitely get very close, even if getting on board is not possible.

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Re: bruntingthorpe 25th may

Post by Flour Power » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:59 pm

I'm hoping to get down on the 25th. What are the photo opportunities like, please?

I'd particularly be interested in some head-on shots of 241, if possible.

Cheers.


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Re: bruntingthorpe 25th may

Post by Gsxr600 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:42 pm

Flour Power wrote:I'm hoping to get down on the 25th. What are the photo opportunities like, please?

I'd particularly be interested in some head-on shots of 241, if possible.

Cheers.


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Your best chance will be during the taxi run. The rest of the time the aircraft are normally parked very close to each other and have people walking amongst them all of the time. A head shot should be possible though as the aircraft pulls out onto the runway for its run, you'll have to be quick though.

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Re: bruntingthorpe 25th may

Post by ACLVC10 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:44 pm

Sounds great, whats the accommodation like near Brunty?
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Re: bruntingthorpe 25th may

Post by Magnum » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:46 pm

I am sure we will be able to park her on one of the pans near the others after her taxi run.

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Re: bruntingthorpe 25th may

Post by Flour Power » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:50 pm

Gsxr600 wrote:
Flour Power wrote:I'm hoping to get down on the 25th. What are the photo opportunities like, please?

I'd particularly be interested in some head-on shots of 241, if possible.

Cheers.


Mike
Your best chance will be during the taxi run. The rest of the time the aircraft are normally parked very close to each other and have people walking amongst them all of the time. A head shot should be possible though as the aircraft pulls out onto the runway for its run, you'll have to be quick though.

Cheers m'dears.

I seem to remember some head-ons of the Victor with parachute activated from a couple of years back. I guess that'll be 'privileged' access. It's particularly an engine running, smoke belching head-on (or as close to) that I'm after.

I can do quick. :-)////)

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Re: bruntingthorpe 25th may

Post by Magnum » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:54 pm

ACLVC10 wrote:Sounds great, whats the accommodation like near Brunty?
Think there is a Travelodge near Lutterworth just off the M1, and some B&B's dotted around.

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Re: bruntingthorpe 25th may

Post by ACLVC10 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:56 pm

Magnum wrote:
ACLVC10 wrote:Sounds great, whats the accommodation like near Brunty?
Think there is a Travelodge near Lutterworth just off the M1, and some B&B's dotted around.
Many thanks Rich, will see what i can do nearer the time.....
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Re: bruntingthorpe 25th may

Post by Magnum » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:28 pm

Got a nose on shot today but no engine smoke or movement, just a hole where there should be a refuelling pipe!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/magnum302/ ... tostream/#

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Re: bruntingthorpe 25th may

Post by Stewart » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:58 pm

Oh as a fellow Wantage resident, whats the best route to take?

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Re: bruntingthorpe 25th may

Post by Magnum » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:38 pm

Stewart wrote:Oh as a fellow Wantage resident, whats the best route to take?
Usually head up to A43 then M1 North

http://www.theaa.com/route-planner/inde ... C52.490002

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Re: bruntingthorpe 25th may

Post by Tonkenna » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:41 pm

Hopefully see some of you there... I have the weekend booked as leave!

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Re: bruntingthorpe 25th may

Post by Magnum » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:45 pm

Tonkenna wrote:Hopefully see some of you there... I have the weekend booked as leave!

Tonks :mrgreen:
Are you camping out again?

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