RAF Cosford (Wolverhampton) Sunday 27th October 2013

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Re: RAF Cosford (Wolverhampton) Sunday 27th October 2013

Post by scotty73 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:51 am

grasmere59 wrote:I might tag along,we were supposed to be towing the caravan down to swanage for a weeks holiday but we are now debating cancelling due to the predicted storm down south.
Wimp! you fair weather campers i dunno :roll: The weather never stops me.... My daughters impending gcse's on the other hand has made us cancel our trip up west mid week..... B&*&*^$^#%%$^^ :evil:
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Re: RAF Cosford (Wolverhampton) Sunday 27th October 2013

Post by scotty73 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:29 am

Blinkingheck looking at the forecast I'm kinda glad we have cancelled our holiday. :shock:

You lot want to be careful out there tomorrow the wind and rain looks wicked... And don't forget what most of you are driving... Stay safe.
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Re: RAF Cosford (Wolverhampton) Sunday 27th October 2013

Post by Doggy » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:56 am

I don't see 406 squadron being grounded by a gentle breeze and a few spots of rain.
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Re: RAF Cosford (Wolverhampton) Sunday 27th October 2013

Post by grasmere59 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:47 pm

scotty73 wrote:Blinkingheck looking at the forecast I'm kinda glad we have cancelled our holiday. :shock:

You lot want to be careful out there tomorrow the wind and rain looks wicked... And don't forget what most of you are driving... Stay safe.
The problem is that the site we were booked on is right on the coast and we really need the awning up for the dogs etc,i've had more than my fair share of sleepless nights with gales and the awning collapsing on one occasion,the winds they are forcasting where we were going are enough to upturn a caravan.
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Re: RAF Cosford (Wolverhampton) Sunday 27th October 2013

Post by rwb » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:16 pm

Weather warnings aren't while Monday. Even so the Met Office will put out a weather warning for owt -- I'm sure they just do it for fun when they're a bit bored on a slack day.

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Re: RAF Cosford (Wolverhampton) Sunday 27th October 2013

Post by rwb » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:17 pm

Now, dare I set off with less than half a tank of diesel? I would have in the 406 and not given it a second thought!

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Re: RAF Cosford (Wolverhampton) Sunday 27th October 2013

Post by scotty73 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:33 pm

grasmere59 wrote:
scotty73 wrote:Blinkingheck looking at the forecast I'm kinda glad we have cancelled our holiday. :shock:

You lot want to be careful out there tomorrow the wind and rain looks wicked... And don't forget what most of you are driving... Stay safe.
The problem is that the site we were booked on is right on the coast and we really need the awning up for the dogs etc,i've had more than my fair share of sleepless nights with gales and the awning collapsing on one occasion,the winds they are forcasting where we were going are enough to upturn a caravan.
It is no fun mate I'd have to do the same so maybe us having to cancel is a good thing, it's forecast quite shite up until Wednesday and 40/50mph gusts while towing with buttocks clenched is not an ideal start to a holiday. :lol:

rwb, it don't look bad up that way in fairness i was checking the Merthyr forecast for tomorrow you should have a dry ish day.
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Re: RAF Cosford (Wolverhampton) Sunday 27th October 2013

Post by jasper5 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:39 pm

grasmere59 wrote:I might tag along,we were supposed to be towing the caravan down to swanage for a weeks holiday but we are now debating cancelling due to the predicted storm down south.

You'll be most welcome if you manage to get along :D

I too have done the caravan thing in a storm with a resulting damaged awning :cry:

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Re: RAF Cosford (Wolverhampton) Sunday 27th October 2013

Post by Doggy » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:45 pm

rwb wrote:Now, dare I set off with less than half a tank of diesel? I would have in the 406 and not given it a second thought!
Hmm. 66 litres, probably good for about 600 miles typically?
10% more engine, 90% more horses and about 12% less fuel tank has to add up to a bit less range.

Which route are you taking, Rich?
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Re: RAF Cosford (Wolverhampton) Sunday 27th October 2013

Post by rwb » Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:22 pm

Indeed one of my colleagues pointed out that I've swapped fuel efficiency for time efficiency.

Nearly twice as many horses and over two-thirds of the MPG does mean that it is more fuel efficient!

I'll be coming up the M5 (there's a really cheap Esso station on the A419 just north of Swindon).
Are you on the M6?

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Re: RAF Cosford (Wolverhampton) Sunday 27th October 2013

Post by jasper5 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:10 pm

We'll be heading straight to Cosford tomorrow.

What's the ETA of you guys?

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Re: RAF Cosford (Wolverhampton) Sunday 27th October 2013

Post by Doggy » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:02 pm

I'm aiming to get to the Newbridge for breakfast about 9:00 and Cosford around 10:00, (they're only about 15 mins apart).
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Re: RAF Cosford (Wolverhampton) Sunday 27th October 2013

Post by Sonia406 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:19 pm

Just calling in to confirm I shall not be attending this meet (have my kiddos) and I hope you all have a lovely time tomorrow, can't wait to see the photos of the meets, and as per Haynes, get a group photo.

Seems weird now that Jasper won't be bringing a 407 and will be bringing a 406, yet rwb is NOT bringing his 406 and bringing a 407 :lol: You guys like your happy medium don't ya :lol:

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Re: RAF Cosford (Wolverhampton) Sunday 27th October 2013

Post by grasmere59 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:34 am

I should be at the breakfast stop for 9am.
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Re: RAF Cosford (Wolverhampton) Sunday 27th October 2013

Post by GingerMagic » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:17 am

Have a good day chaps, I hope the weather is kind to you.

I am heading to Newquay tomorrow, me, the missus, 2 kids and the Mum-in-Law plus a roofbox - judging by the forecast I had better unplug my air-intake..... 8)

Maybe see you all at the next meet up.
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