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Pete Lewis
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http://www.xm655.com/

 

this link leads you to the Maps655 preservation society 

 

655MaPS
Wellesbourne Airfield
Loxley Lane
Wellesbourne
WARWICK
CV35 9EU
England.

 

 

this is a really good day out , you get full one to one tours around the aircraft in groups of 4 

 

a donation of £10 is requested to help the ongoing work . worth every penny

 

the cockpit visit and tour is not to be missed

 

all contact details are on the website but for ant area's who want a run out and a hi value guided tour around an Icon of flight this is worth considering. 

 

we took 22 members and 10 cars  the tour takes around 4 hours to complete and a 5 min walk to the cafe does  a cracking all day breakfast for the hungry or a snack for the lite bites 

 

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Sounds Great Value Pete. I did the underwing tour of the flying Vulcan XH558 at Farnborough Airshow a couple of years back which lasted about 1/2 hour max, didn't include actually going inside the aircraft and cost a fiver so £10 for the complete tour including the cockpit and taking four hours is a real bargain :-)

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I didnt get right up to  the pilots seat, its a narrow ladder and and reassembles getting in the back of a GT6 by climbing over the handbrake, so these guys were fit and small waisted. !!   I did not tackle that  they might have had to blow the doors off to get me out    Ha !

 

   the pilot and Co got out in a hurry via a explosive canopy the others went out through the underfloor door, if the nose wheel was down you 

 landed as a  soprano .

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I didnt get right up to  the pilots seat, its a narrow ladder and and reassembles getting in the back of a GT6 by climbing over the handbrake, so these guys were fit and small waisted. !!   I did not tackle that  they might have had to blow the doors off to get me out    Ha !

 

Pete,

You lightweight - I managed to get in and out of the Pilots seat - twice !

It was a bit of a squeze getting in, but well worth it.

Getting out was easier.

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