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Aviation Waffle / Re: No Scampton Airshow for 2018
« Last post by Mayfly on December 15, 2017, 08:46:41 AM »
I can't remember what the tickets were selling for but I know they were more than Waddington was, and considering they advertised the fact that the air show would be smaller I'm not surprised they didn't sell as many as they thought they might.

I wonder if manpower made a difference to the expenditure too. They used RAF Waddington man power for the Waddington show but there isn't that available at Scampton.

It is a shame as Lincolnshire is well known for it's aviation and in the year of 100th RAF anniversary it is a blow.
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Aviation Waffle / No Scampton Airshow for 2018
« Last post by StAthan lecky on December 14, 2017, 06:41:57 PM »
News just released ,apparently the show made a loss ! so no show in 2018 :(

Mike
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by planenut on December 13, 2017, 03:37:47 PM »
Crikey, Finnair on an overshoot from Heathrow just hammered over; the fastest aircraft over here since the Typhoons showing themselves on patrol for the Olympics. I think he was trying to avoid the thunderstorm that's on at the moment just west of us.
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Douglas C54 Skymaster at North Weald
« Last post by Sad Sam on November 28, 2017, 11:29:28 PM »
Thank you Dee, your support is much appreciated.

We are up and running - Berlin here we come!
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Douglas C54 Skymaster at North Weald
« Last post by dee on November 28, 2017, 12:41:20 PM »
Popped a small donation in.
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Douglas C54 Skymaster at North Weald
« Last post by Sad Sam on November 28, 2017, 11:16:04 AM »
We could do with a few people donating and sharing the links to get the ball rolling or 498 will end up just sitting there thinking about what might have been!

 https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/c-54skymaster

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=save%20the%20skymaster

https://www.facebook.com/BerlinAirlift70/

I have spoken to my partner in crime today and the Skymaster registration should be transferred to the society this week.

We hope the website will be up and running this weekend as well.

A lot of work has been going on behind the scenes - now there should be some visible progress.
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Douglas C54 Skymaster at North Weald
« Last post by planenut on November 27, 2017, 06:24:59 PM »
We have been invited to attend an event in Berlin in June 2019!  https://www.facebook.com/BerlinAirlift70/  The target is to fly next year and it will be great to be part of this great commemoration.

That would be wonderful considering the work done by this type of aircraft.

Thanks Sam
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Douglas C54 Skymaster at North Weald
« Last post by Sad Sam on November 27, 2017, 05:56:19 PM »
Sorry to repeat myself but the Website is still not up and running which is a shame.  Our main presence for the moment is still the Farcebook page  https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=save%20the%20skymaster

We had another good show at Scampton, once again we covered our costs and met lots more people who were interested in what we were about.  The pitch was a bit better though still a bit out of the way.  Lots of Vulcan people came by and we were helped out by Sean and Jack - much appreciated.  We have also had a couple of open days over at North Weald which have been very successful.  We will be having another one at North Weald next weekend.

We have launched another just giving page, this time for £10,000 which will pay for ground equipment to replace the main and nosewheel, a container to hold the merchandising stock, ground equipment and spares from Canada and a partial inspection of the engines by Weald Aviation - who we hope will be overhauling all six of our engines.  Read more on the just giving page here:- https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/c-54skymaster

We have been invited to attend an event in Berlin in June 2019!  https://www.facebook.com/BerlinAirlift70/  The target is to fly next year and it will be great to be part of this great commemoration.
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by ADI on October 21, 2017, 08:57:24 PM »
not spotted but heard a Vulcan howl today :) unfortunately no taxi run like we were promised  >:(
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by brains_mt on October 21, 2017, 12:20:20 PM »
Nothing.....as usual  ::) >:(
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