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    I think this should satisfy the most avid petrol head

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    Can only be used for display..

    Which is a shame, I was gonna buy it and strap it to the Beemer

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    Things like this make me wonder. Who in the hell, looking for a rolls Royce Concorde engine - searches for one on eBay.


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    Default Re: How Much Power Would Sir Like ?

    isn't it an Olympus engine... same as the ones in the vulcan V bomber. Noisy bugger

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    Yes- I believe they were the only passenger aircraft to have afterburners

    Early 90s I saw one take off empty and hit the afterburners, hell of an impressive rate of climb for a passenger jet, looked about 45 degrees. Phenominal noise too Straight over Kegworth back in the days before we really worried about the locals

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    Default Re: How Much Power Would Sir Like ?

    I think the Olympus used in Concorde are a lot more powerful than the ones used in the Vulcan, TSR2 had the same engines as Concorde.

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    static display because it's no longer considered airworthy, so you can't put it in a plane. Doesn't means you can't run it tho…

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    Quote Originally Posted by inewham View Post
    Yes- I believe they were the only passenger aircraft to have afterburners

    Early 90s I saw one take off empty and hit the afterburners, hell of an impressive rate of climb for a passenger jet, looked about 45 degrees. Phenominal noise too Straight over Kegworth back in the days before we really worried about the locals
    They certainly didn't worry about them in 89 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horse View Post
    They certainly didn't worry about them in 89 ...
    Hmm, I'm not sure if that's meant to be ironic humour but its not really working for me. Anyway Hunt worked for BMA not the airport. Believe me people did care, a lot and were haunted by what the experienced for years after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inewham View Post
    Hmm, I'm not sure if that's meant to be ironic humour but its not really working for me. Anyway Hunt worked for BMA not the airport. Believe me people did care, a lot and were haunted by what the experienced for years after.
    No idea who Hunt is/was.

    I was referring to the plane that landed on the M1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horse View Post
    No idea who Hunt is/was.

    I was referring to the plane that landed on the M1.
    I understood the reference
    Hunt was the BMA pilot who shut down the wrong engine resulting in the crash on the M1. I worked for the airport not BMA (different things). The airport was in no way culpable.
    When I say we worried less I simply meant some of us enjoyed the excitement of a classic aircraft in the days when it was less of a problem. Its strange to somehow conflate that with an air crash.
    Obviously people worry a great deal about air safety.

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    Sorry if it hit a nerve.

    Conflate? No, simply that having an area of habitation under a flight path is never going to be a ideal arrangement. Whether it's noise, lumps of ice falling off the plane, lumps of aircraft falling off, or the entire aircraft landing short.

    Not your fault, but eminently predictable; as well as Kegworth M1, planes have ended up on the M27 at Eastleigh/Southampton and A40 at Northolt.

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    If we closed every airport that took aircraft over houses we'd all be taking our holidays in the Skegness

    Their locations tend to be those of former wartime airfields and they generally run east-west because that's the 2 directions the wind blows so there's not much flexibility
    In fact most of the houses under the flight path in Kegworth were built after the airport.There's a story that the developer told prospective buyers the airport was closing.

    Yeah nerve maybe, no ill feeling intended.

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