Ramblings from the AEO’s Panel – Part 14

Barry Masefield was the Air Electronics Officer (AEO) for Vulcan XH558 and had flown in this iconic aircraft for over 30 years, also being a key member of the Vulcan Display Flight (VDF), the RAF Unit which memorably flew the aircraft on the Airshow circuit until September 1992. Barry was also a member of the […]

Ramblings from the AEO’s Panel – Part 13

Don’t Mess With The Gods We’re continually paying homage to Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and rightly so.  Vulcan has played a significant role in our lives over the past decade or so and he is never very far from the front of our thinking.  Perhaps then we can be forgiven for becoming just […]

Ramblings from the AEO’s Panel – Part 12

Every year at Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield near Stratford on Avon the XM655 MaPS (Maintenance and Preservation Society) team of Vulcan enthusiasts who look after Vulcan XM655 hold their Wings and Wheels Open Day.  This annual occasion allows these enthusiasts to proudly show off their Vulcan aircraft to the public.  Most of you who read my […]

Ramblings from the AEO’s Panel – Part 11

It had been 30 years in the making but finally on Sunday May 20th SAMA (South Atlantic Medal Association) ‘unveiled’ the memorial wall at the National Memorial Arboretum dedicated to the fallen from the Falklands War in 1982.  Many thousands of invited guests were there to witness this very poignant event. As most of you will […]

Ramblings from the AEO’s Panel – Part 10

The waiting was over. At last Taff Stone and his team of engineers had finished sufficient of the winter servicing schedule to enable XH558 to be taken for a test flight. All the hard work of his engineers and the funding provided by our faithful public was now going to be put to the test. Wednesday […]

Ramblings from the AEO’s Panel – Part 9

Saturday 29th September, was the day of XH558’s final flight for 2012.  It was a day that, for those of us who fly the aircraft, was tinged with a certain amount of sadness. I’ve said many times before that we aircrew are never happier than when we have 558 strutting her stuff up where she […]

Ramblings from the AEO’s Panel – Part 8

Barry Masefield was the Air Electronics Officer (AEO) for Vulcan XH558 and had flown in this iconic aircraft for over 30 years, also being a key member of the Vulcan Display Flight (VDF), the RAF Unit which memorably flew the aircraft on the Airshow circuit until September 1992. Barry was also a member of the crew that flew XH558 […]

Ramblings from the AEO’s Panel – Part 7

Barry Masefield was the Air Electronics Officer (AEO) for Vulcan XH558 and had flown in this iconic aircraft for over 30 years, also being a key member of the Vulcan Display Flight (VDF), the RAF Unit which memorably flew the aircraft on the Airshow circuit until September 1992. Barry was also a member of the crew that flew XH558 […]

Ramblings from the AEO’s Panel – Part 6

Barry Masefield was the Air Electronics Officer (AEO) for Vulcan XH558 and had flown in this iconic aircraft for over 30 years, also being a key member of the Vulcan Display Flight (VDF), the RAF Unit which memorably flew the aircraft on the Airshow circuit until September 1992. Barry was also a member of the crew that flew XH558 […]

Ramblings from the AEO’s Panel – Part 5

Barry Masefield was the Air Electronics Officer (AEO) for Vulcan XH558 and had flown in this iconic aircraft for over 30 years, also being a key member of the Vulcan Display Flight (VDF), the RAF Unit which memorably flew the aircraft on the Airshow circuit until September 1992. Barry was also a member of the crew that flew XH558 […]