I was going to point out that maybe this is the way we will have to go to get repairs/updates to current equipment. The Government clearly cannot be bothered and its amazing that there was no need to set up a massive consortium (e.g. Westland) to get some repairs done
The MOD has probably added this aircraft to the reserve inventory just in case (it can't be cut back after all).
Right chaps someone just needs to get a few Sea Harriers updated, a decent carrier to launch them and then we can start on the backlog of destroyed tanks, Snatch vehicles and other losses of the past few years.
Only worked on a Vulcan once when I was 'volunteered' to help with the installation of a main undercarriage leg. A welcome change from working on Phantoms.
I too can't wait until Airshow season starts again next year. A Vulcan with its undercarriage down, doing a slow run across the front of the crowd completely blows your eardrums. Take earplugs for that one. Guaranteed to get your bones shaking too.
Any body local in York
They are running the engines on the Victor Tanker and a Bucconeer up at Elvington Tommorrow
I'll see if I can find a link
Well done the Vulcon team should never have been left to get into that state in the first place
I used to go at Lunch and sit by the side of the runway at Cranwell to watch the Waddo one do circuits and bumps