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Offline sherwoc

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New aircraft for the trust
« on: April 30, 2016, 12:25:26 PM »
I have heard rumours of the trust acquiring Canberra WK163 form Coventry for a nominal fee and putting it back together before flying it out to Finningley.
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Re: New aircraft for the trust
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2016, 03:17:22 PM »
Well I guess not then, where did you hear the rumours?

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Re: New aircraft for the trust
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2016, 02:26:13 PM »
Now official!
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Re: New aircraft for the trust
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2016, 09:01:02 PM »
Well it's got two engines, therefore I suppose more reliable than a Harrier. It's just a pity that it's not going to have the GP appeal that the Vulcan had.

Now we have to hope that when it comes to flying, she will be permitted to display, rather than fly by!
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Re: New aircraft for the trust
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2016, 12:55:01 PM »
If you want four engines how about the DC6 that now sadly doing duty as a cafe.

Nice potential for fare paying jaunts too (Dr. P. always said they were effectively running an airline, just no passengers).

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Re: New aircraft for the trust
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2016, 02:47:32 PM »
I think it's great news about the Canberra.

I'm sure that there's a valid reason, but why this Airframe as opposed to the PR9 that was recently restored?
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Re: New aircraft for the trust
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2016, 09:03:05 PM »
If you want four engines how about the DC6 that now sadly doing duty as a cafe.

Nice potential for fare paying jaunts too (Dr. P. always said they were effectively running an airline, just no passengers).

Perhaps a little too far removed from "something British!"
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Re: New aircraft for the trust
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2016, 09:53:14 AM »
I'm sure that there's a valid reason, but why this Airframe as opposed to the PR9 that was recently restored?

My thoughts too, if you mean XH134 which was flying in 2014.  AFAIK it is airworthy apart from a revalidation service.  Was it sold at Bonhams in March?  The story is confused, but apparently it didn't quite meet its reserve.  Can't believe it was so cheap at £50k, tempted ...

My first thought was that TVOC bought the other one as it was cheaper, less likely now.  More likely is its history.

Running costs of classic aircraft compared to classic cars is what depresses the price of the former, for the latter you don't even need to pay for road tax (pre-76) or have an MOT (pre-60).

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Re: New aircraft for the trust
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2016, 07:39:12 PM »
Like I say, I'm sure there's a valid reason for chosing this one above the PR9.

In fact, I applaud the restoration of another Canberra.

I'm sure that the trust would actively support any future owner of the PR9.
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Re: New aircraft for the trust
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2016, 10:00:07 AM »
It's on the BBC site today, with Andrew introducing the project.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36352330 
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Re: New aircraft for the trust
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2016, 05:08:10 PM »
Nice try by the BBC.

Well at least they got the bit about the altitude record correct!

How hard can it be to proof read this stuff before they print/publish it?
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Re: New aircraft for the trust
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2016, 11:20:23 AM »
Like I say, I'm sure there's a valid reason for chosing this one above the PR9.


And like I said, because of its history.

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Re: New aircraft for the trust
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2016, 02:23:46 PM »
I have just read in a book that the Canberra has a wooden tail? is this correct.
I worked on Canberras as an air electrician in 1956 and never knew this.

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Re: New aircraft for the trust
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2016, 03:51:26 PM »
I have just read in a book that the Canberra has a wooden tail? is this correct.
I worked on Canberras as an air electrician in 1956 and never knew this.

Try Googling 'Canberra wooden tail' ...

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Re: New aircraft for the trust
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2016, 02:58:06 PM »
IN this months JETS (July August) there is a small article called Farnborough 56, about WK163 ON PAGE 51.
also on page 53 is a list of all aircraft taking part, every airplane British.