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  1. martin1656 replied to the thread BBMF Grounded.

    Every airworthy Merlin is rebuilt to zero hours condition as part of the rebuild , and many if i remember correctly there are only a handfull of companies that overhaul these engines, so it must impact on every warbird thats merlin powered .

    Aug 17, 2017 at 12:22 PM
  2. martin1656 posted a new thread.

    BBMF Grounded

    Just heard on daily news the entire BBMF fleet has been grounded , the reason given is engine issues, I would imagine it has to be something effecting engines across the fleet rather than just one aircraft related problem The Lancaster...

    Forum: Everything else Heritage

    Aug 17, 2017 at 11:57 AM
  3. martin1656 replied to the thread That's one ticked off the bucket list!.

    i have to agree with that, the Sea hornet had a very short service life.

    Aug 17, 2017 at 11:22 AM
  4. martin1656 replied to the thread That's one ticked off the bucket list!.

    In my defence i was several thousands feet from them at the time yes you are right, i realised after i had posted it, doh !!

    Aug 16, 2017 at 9:29 PM
  5. martin1656 replied to the thread That's one ticked off the bucket list!.

    If these aircraft " hit" portsmouth about 0710, then it most likily wouldn't have been the same pair as i saw my Hornets later in the day i got a clear look and they were Hornets, not eagles, or any other type, the wing shape was clearly...

    Aug 16, 2017 at 9:10 PM
  6. martin1656 replied to the thread That's one ticked off the bucket list!.

    I saw 2 F18 hornets fly past today, hugging the coast about 1300 heading towards brighton , might these have been them?

    Aug 16, 2017 at 8:03 PM
  7. martin1656 replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    And now the captain can call for the new ball :)

    Aug 16, 2017 at 6:45 PM
  8. martin1656 replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    And there goes his middle stump, clean bowled ;)

    Aug 16, 2017 at 6:40 PM