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#547927 - 13/12/18 09:04 PM Virgin reaches space
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I just hope HE is on the inaugural flight and they keep him up there clap

Space the final frontier ?
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#547963 - 14/12/18 07:51 AM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: +8Rich]
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Originally Posted By +8Rich

I just hope HE is on the inaugural flight and they keep him up there


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#547973 - 14/12/18 09:01 AM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: +8Rich]
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Not Katie Price then, we should be told to whom your title refers

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#547974 - 14/12/18 09:03 AM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: +8Rich]
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Why I cannot see the point of going up there and back . More money than brains and if something goes wrong that will be the end . Just like Concorde.

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#547986 - 14/12/18 10:29 AM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: +8Rich]
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Originally Posted By +8Rich

I just hope HE is on the inaugural flight and they keep him up there clap

Space the final frontier ?


Ah, but he has provided a couple of nice free lounges ( if you are a member ) in Norwich and London which allows us to rest our feet with a free cuppa.
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#547994 - 14/12/18 12:06 PM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: lowebird]
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Originally Posted By lowebird
Originally Posted By +8Rich

I just hope HE is on the inaugural flight and they keep him up there clap

Space the final frontier ?


Ah, but he has provided a couple of nice free lounges ( if you are a member ) in Norwich and London which allows us to rest our feet with a free cuppa.


I'm sure he'll leave a legacy to keep it going from his ill gotten gains in compensation from the NHS.
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#548006 - 14/12/18 02:58 PM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: +8Rich]
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Another useless money burning tourist fun for the superrich and much more air pollution than any dieselcar could ever produce.
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#548056 - 14/12/18 06:02 PM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: The Austrian]
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#548062 - 14/12/18 06:21 PM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: +8Rich]
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$250,000 for a 90 minute flight!!

What planet ?

Oh yes sorry it’s not on a planet
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#548065 - 14/12/18 06:27 PM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: +8Rich]
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It's a modern day Icarus the first total loss will put an end to this madness.
Who knows they may get lucky and crash into the orbiting Elon Musk ego trip and rid us of a little more space debris.
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#549128 - 20/12/18 02:24 PM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: +8Rich]
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Just had a thought.....
Many will be barred from flying as they are not virgins.......
No names mentioned but we could risk making a list? innocent
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#549146 - 20/12/18 03:16 PM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: +8Rich]
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There could be a lot Of vacant seats.
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#549160 - 20/12/18 04:32 PM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: Ray]
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Originally Posted By Ray
There could be a lot Of vacant seats.


Ray, I would say that anyone spending $250,000.00 on a ride in a space plane is probably already pretty vacant. ( cue for a song? )
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#549210 - 20/12/18 07:51 PM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: lowebird]
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Originally Posted By lowebird
Originally Posted By Ray
There could be a lot Of vacant seats.


Ray, I would say that anyone spending $250,000.00 on a ride in a space plane is probably already pretty vacant. ( cue for a song? )

Yes, but they would be Oh So Pretty.
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#549228 - 20/12/18 09:48 PM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: +8Rich]
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I could understand anyone paying that sort if money for a flight in the SR71.

But not in Bransons Shuttle.

The risk must be huge.
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#549237 - 20/12/18 10:18 PM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: DaveW]
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No you are better of spending around £5,000 on a trip in one of these and they are current (almost) technology.

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#549252 - 20/12/18 11:35 PM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: +8Rich]
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I would rather have 100 trips in a two seater spitfire.
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#549283 - 21/12/18 09:40 AM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: +8Rich]
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Originally Posted By +8Rich
No you are better of spending around £5,000 on a trip in one of these and they are current (almost) technology.

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Mmmmmmm.....that would be an experience! You could get a ride in a EE Lightening in South Africa I think.....that would be an even better experience 😛

Back to space......I see Beckham wants to be the first footballer in space and Carol Vorderman wants to be the first woman to have sex in space 😳
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#549298 - 21/12/18 10:49 AM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: Jays]
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I have plenty of space here if she's that desperate... laugh2
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#549305 - 21/12/18 11:14 AM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
I have plenty of space here if she's that desperate... laugh2


rofl rofl

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#549310 - 21/12/18 11:24 AM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: +8Rich]
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I believe the SA EE Lightning had a sad ending.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunder_City

I went and visited it in Cape Town years ago and bartered for ages but the guy was firm on his price. Given g.p.m. I had to respect him!
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#549312 - 21/12/18 11:33 AM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: Alistair]
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That's sad news for pilot and craft.
The only flying one here is at Boscombe Down but you have to be a test pilot to get a trip in that one, it's a rather elite school and the aircraft still has totally unique qualities.
I expect Peter J possibly sees it on occasions.
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#549314 - 21/12/18 11:40 AM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: Jays]
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Originally Posted By Jays
[quote=+8Rich]

Carol Vorderman wants to be the first woman to have sex in space 😳


Can i go too crazy2 happy3 roses
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#549315 - 21/12/18 11:41 AM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: +8Rich]
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Thank you Richard, I did not realise there was still one airworthy and as close as it is as well. I might have to see if I can visit next time it is allowed out. It would be good just to see it.
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#549332 - 21/12/18 12:41 PM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: Dean-Royal]
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Originally Posted By Dean-Royal
[quote=Jays][quote=+8Rich]

Carol Vorderman wants to be the first woman to have sex in space 😳

Is there a long queue?
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#549344 - 21/12/18 01:25 PM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: Alistair]
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Originally Posted By Alistair
Thank you Richard, I did not realise there was still one airworthy and as close as it is as well. I might have to see if I can visit next time it is allowed out. It would be good just to see it.



Yes it would be great to see this one flying one day Alistair I'd be up for that alright, I have found a link of interest on the Lightning whilst digging around.

Lightning

I seem to recall the Bruntingthorpe one does fast taxi runs also on certain dates, not the same of course.
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#549367 - 21/12/18 03:12 PM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: +8Rich]
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I’ve seen the one at Bruntingthorpe some years ago doing a taxi run down the runway....pretty awesome. When I was a lad they use to fly up the estuary from the base in Warton (?) near Preston at a couple of hundred feet and then go vertical when they reached the viaduct. Almost made one wet ones pants!

There’s a lovely example hanging from the ceiling of the Cold War hall at RAF Cosford. It’s vertical and you can stand under its tailpipes.

Bruntingthorpe is well worth a visit.....I joined a number of Morgan owners there for a visit a few years ago.
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#549387 - 21/12/18 05:07 PM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: +8Rich]
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The Summer of 1968 I was a member of the ATC. I was lucky enough to be chosen to go the RAF Guttersloh, the nearest RAF base to the border with East Germany, for a week's summer camp.

Lightnings from 19 and 92 Sdn provided a "Quick Response Alert Pair", housed at the end of the main runway and ready for take off at 3 mins warning: Pilot in the cockpit, all checks completed and ready to go.

The pair were scrambled every day, take off was with full reheat from rotation, the noise and sight of 4 Avons as the F2a Lightnings seemed to climb vertically to the skies is something I'll never forget.

They came back after about 20 mins, low on fuel........!

An amazing aircraft, capable of just about reaching 80,000ft and Mach 2.1, possibly the only interceptor able to intercept the U2s and Concorde!!
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#549407 - 21/12/18 06:17 PM Re: Virgin reaches space [Re: Peter J]
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During the early 60's the Tiger squadron 74 were based at Coltishall on permanent interception standby for the Russian interlopers overflying in the North sea area. To watch these take off and maximum climb with full reheat is unforgettable and as a youngster it etched itself into your brain like very few other experiences.

In the summer we would go to a road near the end of the main runway with a picnic and watch the dual one's carrying out their training role which was great, then if you were lucky you would see a scramble just spine tingling. This was the airfield my father was demobbed from so it had connections for him.
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