Open Day Prep

The team got the pressure washer out for a bath.  Completed Tina at the same time so all are smelling like Fr….. tarts.  A bit of AAPP wiring to complete by our knitting master this week end.  We plan to combine an anti det run and systems check on the Saturday afternoon prior to the Open Day as we position to the threshold.

Nimrod XV226 also got a bath and an anti det run was completed on 14 August.  The problem with the hydraulic braking system has eased although there is still an adjustment needed in the nose wheel bay- particularly difficult to access.   No 2 engine behaved at first but still closed down when the throttles were being adjusted normally.  It would seem that the throttle needs caressing like a Stradivarius rather than plucked like George Formby’s uke.   The upshot is that Bob T has declared 226 a runner for the Open Day and has put his uke away.

All set to go.   The sales team will be selling our branded goodies and the raffle tickets to support Tina from our tent in the franchise area.  First prize is the guided cockpit visit sitting in the deactivated ejection seat plus many other attractive aviation prizes.  The crew will be around the Victor merchandise tent during the day with Bob signing his book “Contact”.   Mike will be around the threshold from 8.45-ish to talk about Tina to anyone or himself.  See you there.



An evening with……

Sunday 30th April 2017 is the 35th  anniversary of the launch of Black Buck 1 from Ascension Island to attack Port Stanley Airfield.  We are proposing to hold a celebratory afternoon/evening at Bruntingthorpe on that day to include an aborted take off demonstration by XM715 followed by a photo opportunity, memorabilia sales and signings.  The current crew of XM715 were part of Black Buck 1 and will give a mission presentation to guests. We also hope to include an ex-Victor aircrew reunion which may develop into a bit of a party.  Fuller details will be announced later but presentation seats will be limited to the venue size.

Next Tina Run

The next Cold War Jets public Open Day on Sunday 28th August at Bruntingthorpe is fast approaching.  Teasin’ Tina is healthy and will take part alongside all the other exhibits making their public displays.  There will be our usual variety of branded merchandise for sale in the Victor support tent and the aircrew will be present during the day for a chat and any signings.  Why not come along and get close up and friendly with the jets?

Cold War Jets Flyer, August 2016