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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by Trev on July 26, 2017, 08:25:27 PM »
Hi Sam

Thanks for the update, not what i was hoping to hear so will also be waiting to see
what happens next.
Hope you are well?

Regards Trev
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by Sad Sam on July 25, 2017, 06:42:57 PM »
I see the Swift is now back in hangar three.

I bet the owner is very impressed with the way this has all turned out.

Still at least 2excell have a nice grey green jet to show off to their customers in their shinny new home. >:(
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by StAthan lecky on July 24, 2017, 10:37:30 AM »
I see that the operations manager is back at work - so I think that is now 10 employees for a charitable trust that exists to inspire the next generation of engineers and designers (while not employing a single engineer)

Who would that be Sam ? >:(

Mike
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Bruntingthorpe cold war jets
« Last post by StAthan lecky on July 24, 2017, 10:36:03 AM »
Cheers for that "Bubbles"  ;D

Mike
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Bruntingthorpe cold war jets
« Last post by Gregg on July 24, 2017, 10:03:12 AM »
There's some smaller limited spaces events being planned for later this year.
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by Mayfly on July 24, 2017, 08:58:12 AM »
All daja vu to me - I felt the same when the VDF names were removed from the nose wheel door years ago.

Things move on - new people get involved, older items get consigned to the bin. Shame but it happens.
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by dee on July 24, 2017, 08:50:20 AM »
Well its a sad day for me and Jacqui, Vulcan Scrubbers, we were both so proud to have had the Honour to have been all over 558 and to get to know all the wonderful Engineers.. Up on the wings with a bucket and mop scrubbing her wings and making her shine for all the shows she graced.
At least we can say we were both on the last flight..Just a shame the new volunteers or (Jonny come latelys) have decided to remove our beloved Graffiti..

Still whatever..We have the photo's and memories..


Thankyou Sam for giving us the pleasure of cleaning her!!!
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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by Sad Sam on July 24, 2017, 12:50:48 AM »
So the trust have finally got around to employing a proper painter to restore the surface finish on the port side of the Canberra - well they have let him prime it (the only problem is that primer is porous and will absorb the moisture) no idea why they did not let him apply the top coat.  Not that it matters as that skin has a non-standard repair and will need to be replaced - I had written a scheme for that, I wonder if any of the management bothered to keep a copy?

I understand the dink on 558 is to the Red Steer radome nice bit of plastic repair putty and all will be ok....

Seems like the new crowd of volunteers have seen fit to remove Jacqui and Dee's signatures from the skin behind the dog - so long, thanks for all the fish (don't let the door slam you on the arse when you leave)  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

No more news on the new hangar (tarpaulin)  I wonder when the trust will tell their supporters that the jets are going outside for the foreseeable future?

I see that the operations manager is back at work - so I think that is now 10 employees for a charitable trust that exists to inspire the next generation of engineers and designers (while not employing a single engineer)

The hangar looks a lot more empty than it was in February I wonder where all the stuff that had been donated over the years has gone (probably not all into one shipping container and a curtainside trailer.)

Maybe it's time for someone to contact the heritage lottery fund to see what they think of the return on their "investment" now?

And if any one from URARSE reads this - no, I do not post on your forum under any name.
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by dee on July 22, 2017, 11:28:12 AM »
Yesterday a Wokka low down going North
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by Funtera on July 22, 2017, 10:11:22 AM »
MACH LOOP
Monday - 10 F-16 Passes, 2 GR4 Passes, 3 Typhoon Passes, Hawk , Chinook & Strikemaster (Hawk & Strikemaster direct from RIAT so Be Quiet those who say nothing goes from RIAT to the Loop)
Tuesday - 10 Hawk Passes, 2 Apache Passes & Grob
Wednesdsay - GR4 Pinky through just before WX Closed it down
Thursday - 10 Hawk Passes, 4 Typhoon Passes, GR4, Grob and Atlas
Friday - RTB
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