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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« Last post by dee on Today at 07:33:46 AM »
Its an absolute shambles ..It should never have ended up like this!! I'm so disgusted i'm almost speechless!!!
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Douglas C54 Skymaster at North Weald
« Last post by Sad Sam on February 18, 2018, 06:41:10 PM »
We have launched another appeal on the just giving web site (via facebook) 

The target is to raise £2000 to pay for engine strip down and inspection.

So far we have raised £100.00

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/c54skymaster56498engineinspections?utm_id=107&utm_term=BAa3dPkDR

The first engine will be in the workshop next week and Weald are prepared to start work if we give them 10% of the inspection fee (£180)

I shall pay the deposit (I've also contributed the £100 donation)

It would be nice if a few more people could chip in as sadly I don't have the money to pay for the work myself...
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Aviation Waffle / Re: MH370 Search to restart
« Last post by wcg on February 10, 2018, 02:02:08 PM »
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Maybe hire them to find out on a 'No find, No fee' basis as well ;D

That's exactly what they've done.
Used to be called Lloyds Open Charter in the maritime world, don't know what the aviation equivalent is ( unless, of course, they're operating under the maritime system )
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by dee on February 06, 2018, 01:34:03 PM »
Chinook going West just now.
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Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Comments on the new hangar plans!
« Last post by Sad Sam on January 18, 2018, 09:23:55 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Wellesbourne and XM655
« Last post by PaulH2015 on January 14, 2018, 10:25:29 AM »
Looks like no Wings and Wheels for 2018 either.  Local paper item implies that the owners of the airfield are not allowing it - confirmed on https://xm655.com/, which may well be a deliberate attempt to starve them of funding and so kill 655.
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Aviation Waffle / Re: VULCAN Magazines
« Last post by brains_mt on January 12, 2018, 11:29:53 AM »
Hi Adrian

I'm sorry to hear of your loss and extend our thanks for your father's support of XH558.

In a way this is not the best place to offer these magazines as we are all or were all members of the Club and so will have all the magazines. Can I suggest you add your offer to the Vulcan Family FB page or the Former Vulcan To The Sky Club 1997-2017 FB page as there are supporters on there who may not have been Club members and who would love to have the magazines. Also I may be able to find someone at Cold War Jets in May.

If you don't do FB I can cut and paste your message to the above sites if it helps.

Kind regards

Jane (ex-Club Chair)
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Aviation Waffle / Antonov Overhead
« Last post by planenut on January 02, 2018, 12:36:53 PM »

 Interesting drone over the rain clouds - Antonov AN26 of Vulkan Air on it's way from Birmingham to Gdansk at 17000 feet, not seen but heard as one could get eye damage looking up into this lot.
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Thanks Clive, I obviously don't know the figures so can't help on that one.

I expect a lot of those who joined the first year were tempted by the various carrots that were dangled and a sense of loyalty, after all a large majority voted to allow the club to disband and together with it's assets/funds be integrated into the Trust's scheme. Equally I expect that some of them will not renew after the first year; some through apathy (not seeing anything much happen that interests them) or disillusionment (carrots fed to the cash cow - or donkey instead), the former is probably normal for any group of this kind where initial enthusiasm quickly wanes amongst a less interested portion of the membership. I'm sure there will be a significant drop in numbers after the first year though

That in itself is concerning as once the stock has all been auctioned off to meet the bills what will be left for the income stream? I suppose the stores will no longer be needed so they can stop renting that and then questions about the need for the staff that man it will undoubtedly come to the fore so some potential savings there but there doesn't appear to be any plan B to even maintain the income levels let alone increase it to sustain the rental of the hangar unless that elusive investor /sponsor comes along and despite the massive public appeal of 558 while she was flying that never materialised so with far less public exposure/appeal what are the chances of that sponsor suddenly appearing now? It's only likely if there's a substantial financial advantage in owning a hangar at Doncaster airport rather than desire to support the Vulcan in my opinion.
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