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Giles

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Seen on Instagram flooded mine in Germany
 

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Bucket on wheels

Bucket on wheels

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That's one way to get a visit to the CO's office! An RAF Phantom II at full burner beats up an RAF base.

"Traditionally, on leaving overhaul at Saint Athan, aircraft's would do a fly-by for the benefit of the ground crew who had worked on it. The pilot of this particular Phantom FG1, a retiring Wing Commander, was chatting to a member of the ground crew the day before the departure flight. He said he was going to fly between the hangars and that the guy should be ready with a camera to record the event. It was due to be his last flight, so he was going to do something 'special'.

The ground crew weren't too convinced of the pilot's claim, but stood around as usual anyway watching as the F4 took off, destination Leuchars. As the photo shows, the pilot was not joking, you can see the afterburner diamonds quite clearly in front of the hangar. You can also see personnel standing underneath it.

The recently tuned Speys allegedly shook a man working in the roof of one of the hangars enough for him to fall and break his leg. These hangars are set
east to west, about 75 yards apart, and you can estimate the height from the length of the Phantom. Immediately after the event, the pilot was contacted
by the tower and was instructed in no uncertain terms to 'return and land immediately'.
As I am told, he did so and was given a severe rollicking. I don't know what action was taken, but it was his last flight in any case. What a way to go out, I wonder if it ranks as one of the shortest logged emergency-free Phantom flights?
This story is not exaggerated - I don't know the original photographer, but the picture was taken on an ordinary instamatic camera, and then a blow-up was made. The original is, as a favour, temporarily in the possession of the current Station Commander at St Athan who is an ex-F4 jockey. From the enlargement I have made the Phantom as XV575. The aircraft was scrapped in September 1991, but its legacy has to be this photograph."

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6feetdown

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That's one way to get a visit to the CO's office! An RAF Phantom II at full burner beats up an RAF base.

"Traditionally, on leaving overhaul at Saint Athan, aircraft's would do a fly-by for the benefit of the ground crew who had worked on it. The pilot of this particular Phantom FG1, a retiring Wing Commander, was chatting to a member of the ground crew the day before the departure flight. He said he was going to fly between the hangars and that the guy should be ready with a camera to record the event. It was due to be his last flight, so he was going to do something 'special'.

The ground crew weren't too convinced of the pilot's claim, but stood around as usual anyway watching as the F4 took off, destination Leuchars. As the photo shows, the pilot was not joking, you can see the afterburner diamonds quite clearly in front of the hangar. You can also see personnel standing underneath it.

The recently tuned Speys allegedly shook a man working in the roof of one of the hangars enough for him to fall and break his leg. These hangars are set
east to west, about 75 yards apart, and you can estimate the height from the length of the Phantom. Immediately after the event, the pilot was contacted
by the tower and was instructed in no uncertain terms to 'return and land immediately'.
As I am told, he did so and was given a severe rollicking. I don't know what action was taken, but it was his last flight in any case. What a way to go out, I wonder if it ranks as one of the shortest logged emergency-free Phantom flights?
This story is not exaggerated - I don't know the original photographer, but the picture was taken on an ordinary instamatic camera, and then a blow-up was made. The original is, as a favour, temporarily in the possession of the current Station Commander at St Athan who is an ex-F4 jockey. From the enlargement I have made the Phantom as XV575. The aircraft was scrapped in September 1991, but its legacy has to be this photograph."

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Trying to work out which hangers they were.
Worked there for a while
 
Bucket on wheels

Bucket on wheels

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From April to October there is a meeting Under the Bridge
every Sunday when the weather is nice, if you have an enthusiast car, you have access to the area with the car
Last meeting of the Year about 300 vehicles participated 😎
If you are coming with an ordinary car
you have to park outside. 🤪

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Quattromike

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From April to October there is a meeting Under the Bridge
every Sunday when the weather is nice, if you have an enthusiast car, you have access to the area with the car
Last meeting of the Year about 300 vehicles participated 😎
If you are coming with an ordinary car
you have to park outside. 🤪

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How annoying would it be if you show up with your pride and joy and get told to park out the back 😆
 
Bucket on wheels

Bucket on wheels

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This Bridge Is In The North of Norway inn an area I know very well I lived there for several years this forklift are out on a road trip 😳 for 17 Miles there is nothing But The Road behind him
on the other side of the bridge to the left there is 15 Miles with Nothing But Road
And to the right 20 Miles with nothing but Road
The picture is from today
And it is around 10 minus Celsius in the area so I hope he is properly dressed

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V8Druid

V8Druid

do it as well as you can,but learn to do it better
This Bridge Is In The North of Norway inn an area I know very well I lived there for several years this forklift are out on a road trip 😳 for 17 Miles there is nothing But The Road behind him
on the other side of the bridge to the left there is 15 Miles with Nothing But Road
And to the right 20 Miles with nothing but Road
The picture is from today
And it is around 10 minus Celsius in the area so I hope he is properly dressed

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used to regularly chuck the trade plates on an FLT and head into the town to do lifts for some one or other .. but nothing like those sort of distances :oops: --- must be mad at -10C
 
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Smiffy

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Not really sure where this belongs.
Walking the dog this morning Clancy's are putting in a new pipe for Thames water. Harris fencing to secure the site but pedestrian barriers to keep the mud safe too.
 

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