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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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Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Comments on the new hangar plans!
« Last post by ascot5046 on January 17, 2018, 10:26:43 PM »
Anyone know if Carillion were involved?
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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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Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Comments on the new hangar plans!
« Last post by Sad Sam on January 13, 2018, 08:28:26 PM »
Interesting article...

So we finally know the names of the "Specialist Consultants" who have carried out the work for the trust (which we were initially told was carried out last year)  Not being picky but looking at the websites of those companies there is no mention of any aviation related projects.  I know there is not a lot of development going on in the industry at the moment but surely the trust could have tied in with someone with experience in this field.  Still they have built lots of shops and student accommodation so that should be ok.

Nice to see that Dave Dixon of the RG group appreciates the appeal 558 had across the country - wonder if the trust will try and re-engage with that level of support (now they need to raise £3m)...

On the subject of £3million - where did the extra £200k come from as I'm sure in the summer the cost was £280k (I guess that will be the wage bill for the next year)

Nice to know the well tested business plan will enable the new building to open in the spring of 2019 (as opposed to spring 2018 as promised in February 2017)  There may well be over 6 million people living within one hour of driving but how many of them will want to go to a party in a sewage farm?

I think the trusts best bet is if one of their long term supporters decides they have put so much in so far they may as well pay for a permanent home for 558.  They may get lucky and get a few big legacies come in - that should help with the wage bill at least.

Once the hangar is built they can get on with the plan to get 163 back in the air (but from experience they are more likely to start planning a series of parties and benefit concerts) probably won't bother though as there is no mention of 163 apart from a vague mention of utilizing examples of Britain’s valuable aeronautical and engineering achievements.

I know it's only an artists impression (which I first saw on a laptop in hangar 3 a year ago - have they no more up to date stuff?) but where do they intend to park 163 and the Swift?  Still no sign of the stores or workshops.

Yes I'm bitter.  It seems to me that nothing had been done until we were all laid off - and what has been done has occurred at a snails pace.  The supporters have been kept in the dark and only now is there any information coming to light.  I guess the next thing will be the appeal for funds (bet there will be no threat to lay off the remaining staff unless they can raise the funds)  Think I need to contact the bank to increase my monthly standing order...

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Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Comments on the new hangar plans!
« Last post by PaulH2015 on January 13, 2018, 03:37:18 PM »
So is this The Vulcan Aviation Academy and Heritage Centre of 2015?  ETNA?  Or the interim hanger of 2017?

My understanding with the interim is that it would be funded by the developers and leased by the trust.  This seems to be dependant on the Trust raining £3M.
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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 / Re: MH370 Search to restart
« Last post by sickbag_andy on January 09, 2018, 09:26:16 AM »
Needle in a haystack comes to mind.

A bit like trying to find out what the Trust have done with all our hard earned money :( mission impossible springs to mind !!!!

Mike

Maybe hire them to find out on a 'No find, No fee' basis as well ;D
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Aviation Waffle / Re: MH370 Search to restart
« Last post by StAthan lecky on January 08, 2018, 04:16:22 PM »
Needle in a haystack comes to mind.

A bit like trying to find out what the Trust have done with all our hard earned money :( mission impossible springs to mind !!!!

Mike
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Aviation Waffle / Re: MH370 Search to restart
« Last post by brains_mt on January 08, 2018, 12:49:15 PM »
Needle in a haystack comes to mind.
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