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Thread: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Thread

  1. #391
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    No Archer the Canberra is currently sitting on it's tail for some maintenance on it. It is jacked and secure.
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    Thanks for clearing that up! For a moment I couldn't place the type and thought you guys had resurrected a Nene-Viking or something like that...
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    No problem Archer, I should have said the work is on the tail hence its "lowering" It does strike a dramatic pose at the moment.

    Blue mentioned in Lindy's thread how we were all down at Newark aero boot getting some needed supply's and showed a rare photo of Andre spending money. Well another rare event happened the same day. Namely I caught Blue giving a rare smile! Blue prefers scowling to smiling, mind you the cockpit he was sat in must have had effect.



    Ok technically not a smile but the closest I've caught on camera!
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    I should have expected this after posting the Toastie pic!!! That Phantom is a huge credit to Mike (Anon) and the team looking after her.
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    They call it the Phantom grin. The F-4 cockpit brings a smile to the most unlikely of faces. :-)

    Anon.

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    Mike the cockpit does you credit. I can well understand the Phantom effect. Lindy has the same effect on me when her engines are running. Blue I also have a reputation to uphold you should know that by now!
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    The Victor is beauty and the beast combined. It's that head-on view that is beyond compare.

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    You would struggle to find a more unlikely face than mine Mike!!!
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    Archer if you look back a couple of pages on this thread, you'll see the Canberra's unusual attitude is covered there.
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    Thanks for the tip! I thought I had read all of the thread up to now but I see I have a bit of catching up to do. I know it's not the correct one, but perhaps I can make up for it with a gratuitous Victor photo....

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    Arrrgh! not the pink peril! Archer you definitely didn't make it up. wrong jet.

    This is our lady.

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    Well, looking at TT's nose you'd say she's been truly dumped on...

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    Name:  IMG_9865.jpg
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Size:  889.2 KB of course she looks better at night.
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    Stunning, Andy. Thanks for the pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_2 View Post
    While I was working on the wingtip, a chap came up to speak to me. Turned out he follows our project, and had popped in to see us on the off chance that firstly we were there and secondly that we might need some bits he just happened to have in the boot of his car. Given that the 788 team policy is to accept all offered gifts (except pianos!) I jumped at the offerings...

    4 elevator rods, 4 aileron rods, and a tank bay brace! Many thanks!
    Had a similar experience working on the Bristol Freighter up in Omaka New Zealand a few years ago. Chap rocked up in a car and wanted to see if we needed any bits. We said yes and he drove off. Came back with a mint oil pump for the Bristol Hercules! Been lying in a box in his garage and wondered if it was for a Bristol Freighter. Amazing what people have in their garages,sheds and hangars etc!

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    Baz, you the one that made the Freighter taxi again a few years ago? What's it's current status?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ianf View Post
    Arrrgh! not the pink peril! Archer you definitely didn't make it up. wrong jet.
    I know, I just couldn't get to my other photos at that point. This any better?

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    I have to say that, whilst the Phantom does things for me which no other aircraft does, the Victor comes a (very close) second.

    Sorry, Blue_2, not very Meteor-orientated - but it has to be said, considering the current direction of this thread!

    Anon.

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    I'll do my best to get back on track.... I took this photo in August 2013, it is amazing how far you've come since then!

    WS788_Elvington_August2013 by Jelle Hieminga, on Flickr
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    She looks much happier now!
    I have just been told that, as a result of the impending arrival of a large wedge of French cheese, 788 is getting moved this week. So next working day's first job will be to find where the bloody hell they have hidden her...
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    Any chance of being hidden under cover.......?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fouga23 View Post
    Baz, you the one that made the Freighter taxi again a few years ago? What's it's current status?
    I'm not Baz, but it taxi-ed at the last Omaka show (2015), and I would say it's looking hopeful for this Easter too.
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    Any chance we can keep this thread on topic please chaps...
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