Fuel Remaining Onboard.. Argosy and VC9

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Re: Fuel Remaining Onboard.. Argosy and VC9

Post by fighterpilot » 31 Jul 2008, 21:07

All the Canadian Vanguards now have decent reserves aboard, now to head back home.

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Re: Fuel Remaining Onboard.. Argosy and VC9

Post by DaveB » 31 Jul 2008, 21:57

Ooo.. well done that man :welldone: Cheers Richard :thumbsup:

EDIT.. Richard.. just noticed you've jumped into a Viking. I've made a quick start on those too mate. All things considered.. I reckon over 300kg is a reasonable amount to leave onboard. All Vikings at Southend are at this level now ;-) Forgot I'd made a start on the Vikings too :roll:
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Re: Fuel Remaining Onboard.. Argosy and VC9

Post by fighterpilot » 01 Aug 2008, 00:01

Thanks Dave, unfortunatley i probably wont be able to do that flight now until tommorow. I'll ensure there is plenty left on board although i think it has well over 300 there already. I'll see if i can slowly do the Northolt vikings up to a decent level if you like.

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Re: Fuel Remaining Onboard.. Argosy and VC9

Post by DaveB » 01 Aug 2008, 00:34

Hi Richard..

No problem mate. I appreciate the Viking isn't everyones cup of tea and we have a lot to get up to 300kg+!! For sure.. don't make it a lifes mission but every little helps ;-) You've already done great work with the Canadian Vanguards and it's much appreciated ;-)

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Re: Fuel Remaining Onboard.. Argosy and VC9

Post by fighterpilot » 01 Aug 2008, 00:53

Of course not i may just top them up say one a week or so whilst hopping around in other things. I really enjoyed breaking into a new continent with the Vanguards and only three of them actually needed refuelling.

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Re: Fuel Remaining Onboard.. Argosy and VC9

Post by DaveB » 01 Aug 2008, 01:20

That's fine Richard ;-)

Yup.. flying the Canadian routes is great and it was a bonus for things to fall as they did for us. Don't forget we also have a fleet of Chinese registered Tridents too :rock:

A dream (and this is very much a personal dream) would be for us to one day, have a 'Foreign' fleet covering the far off distant places flown by the likes of the Connie.. the Stratocruiser.. maybe the 707.. perhaps the Tristar or EVEN the 747-200's.. all serving BOAC/BA routes and wearing BOAC/BA livery. This would certainly be a diversion from our original mission statement but in essence.. we fly classic aircraft on classic routes so who knows ;-) Unless the current pricing policy changes.. I can't see us ever flying Concorde as it's simply not possible to make a profit.. in fact, it's not possible to make anything other than a resounding loss!! The introduction of older wide-bodied jets could be a pre-requisite TR for all Concorde pilots in order to offset the massive losses Concorde flights incur. I know from personal experience that this is still a rather large pill to swallow for many here but I feel it could work if managed in a positive way. We'll see ;-)

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Re: Fuel Remaining Onboard.. Argosy and VC9

Post by fighterpilot » 14 Nov 2008, 12:21

A bit late i know but all the Northolt Vikings have suitable reserve fuel levels now. I just don't understand why so few people fly the Viking i find it great fun and nice to fly.

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Re: Fuel Remaining Onboard.. Argosy and VC9

Post by DaveB » 14 Nov 2008, 13:57

Tks for that Richard :thumbsup: I made a start with the Vikings but never got em finished :worried:

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Re: Fuel Remaining Onboard.. Argosy and VC9

Post by simondix » 14 Nov 2008, 17:58

I enjoy the Vikings too,but try to keep my hand in on the lot so I suppose nothing gets the time it deserves.
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