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Vulcan Village / Vulcan to the Sky at RIAT 2018
« Last post by SteveL on July 17, 2018, 11:14:42 PM »
Thanks to everyone who visited the events trailer at RIAT last weekend. I was only there on the Saturday, but great to see old (and new) friends and so many Vulcan T-shirts, not to mention FG badges. There was lots of interest, onwards and upwards I hope!
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Engineering / Re: Positive news re hangar funding in the latest e-mail!
« Last post by EmmPeaBee on July 13, 2018, 08:02:51 AM »
I Think it is Great News - and Thanks for sharing it.
I think we all should accept that this sort of negotiation can drag on and on and on.
So many good projects fall by the wayside because of old father time taking his toll.
But Progress IS being made, so thanks for the hard work, & strength for Future.
Mike
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Engineering / Re: Positive news re hangar funding in the latest e-mail!
« Last post by Mayfly on July 13, 2018, 07:49:37 AM »
I think the best you can say is it's only confirmation of what has been hinted at over the last couple of years and lets face it, it's almost 3 yrs since 558s last flight. With negotiations only now starting between solicitors  and we know how long that process can take, I can't see it being built in time for occupation next year but I do hope I'm wrong.
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Engineering / Re: Positive news re hangar funding in the latest e-mail!
« Last post by SteveL on July 12, 2018, 06:04:09 PM »
Everybody enjoys good news!  :)
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Engineering / Positive news re hangar funding in the latest e-mail!
« Last post by sickbag_andy on July 12, 2018, 05:33:50 PM »
quote:

For the past six months, since full planning approval was obtained late in December, the Trust has been in discussions with an investor - who does not wish to be named at this stage - who has offered to fund the majority of the costs of constructing the Trust's New Hangar at Doncaster Sheffield Airport on land that has now been purchased by the Airport. 

In parallel, building contractors have provided costs for the build, and a small amount of preparatory work at the site has been carried out. Having agreed in principle the terms of the investment, our discussions have now moved on to detailed negotiations between sets of solicitors. 

When this process is completed, we will be able to make further announcements including our planned timescale. We do however hope that the hangar will open and have access to XH558 available in 2019. In addition, we are in discussions with others for the remainder of the funding required to turn the new hangar into an exciting visitor attraction for South Yorkshire. 

We are very grateful for the patience of our supporters during this long and involved process, on which by its nature has meant we have been unable to offer frequent, detailed updates. We are confident that this plan will allow us to fulfil our aspirations of honouring the past and inspiring the future, while giving XH558 a fitting, relevant and secure home in the very long term. 

something positive at last!
Andy
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by steve w on July 10, 2018, 06:31:57 PM »
Great effort RAF!
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by PhillyJ on July 10, 2018, 03:49:37 PM »
Just heard something Merlin'ish go over the back of the house (and I don't mean a Wizard!) managed to catch the tail end of it and reckon it was either a Spit or Hurri.  8)
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by PhillyJ on July 10, 2018, 09:55:38 AM »
Well I imagine if anyone is in the flight path today then they could well be spotting rather a lot of RAF aircraft today!  C:-)
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by Mayfly on July 10, 2018, 07:30:07 AM »
BBMF out and about yesterday afternoon for a loooooooong time- all flying in formation.

Final practice for today I expect.
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by minty4371 on July 06, 2018, 11:41:32 PM »
Watched and photographed the RAF 100 Flypast Practice at RAF Cranwell on Tuesday afternoon.

Link to my photos.  RAF100 Logo taken from Internet.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/16521384@N07/albums/72157695531195402
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