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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #225 on: September 18, 2017, 10:41:33 PM »
Thoughts with you Eddie, and your family.
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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #226 on: September 18, 2017, 11:58:14 PM »
Thinking of you Eddie xxx
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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #227 on: September 19, 2017, 03:10:20 PM »
all the best Eddie.

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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #229 on: September 22, 2017, 06:04:34 PM »
I saw 558 out the window of our Thompson flight last week!!
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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #230 on: September 22, 2017, 06:09:40 PM »
Thanks for that Taff! I have always thought a rail link was the way forward, as for the Sparrows - why not!

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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #231 on: December 01, 2017, 03:37:54 AM »
Bit of a thread resurrection again......

A claim has been made on UKAR by someone calling themselves '911T' that the Swift has now joined XH558 & the Canberra basking in the glorious fresh air.
Not seen anything posted anywhere else claiming this, so is that correct ?
If so, why the apparent sudden decision by 2Excel Aviation ?
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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #232 on: December 01, 2017, 09:25:56 AM »
I might go and take a look assuming the snow doesn't get any worse  ;D

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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #233 on: December 01, 2017, 03:41:33 PM »
2 Excel are in the process of setting up their own 145 Maintenance Organisation in the Hangar, which will hopefully be operational in January and need the space.

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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #234 on: December 01, 2017, 06:36:49 PM »
So ,another iconic British jet finds itself dumped outside ! I wonder if the Swifts owner envisaged this when he/she spent thousands having the aircraft restored by Jet Art ??   :( Time for a new home I think,somewhere warm and open to the public !

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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #235 on: December 01, 2017, 08:37:53 PM »
2 Excel are in the process of setting up their own 145 Maintenance Organisation in the Hangar, which will hopefully be operational in January and need the space.

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Thanks for the confirmation & the explanation for the move.
Presumably it's not just a temporary measure, then.
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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #236 on: December 01, 2017, 10:11:50 PM »
So - another aircraft associated with the ‘Trust’ is assigned to sit outside in the winter   >:(

This is all so UNBELIEVABLE!!!!

And still the email newsletter bleats buy this, buy that, give us your money so we can have a good Christmas...................

After all the beautiful, happy times 558 gave us - who could have predicted she would be sat outside in winter with jacks under her ‘arse to stop her tipping up in case of heavy snow...............

Sorry but I just cannot comprehend how the Trust can justify their existence now - where the HELL is all the money going?? Not on these precious aircraft that’s for sure!!!

Absolutely and utterly DISGUSTED  >:( >:( >:( >:(



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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #237 on: December 01, 2017, 10:27:49 PM »
well at least the initials don't have to be changed: Vulcan To The Snow.

it is a great shame and can only hope (and it is only a hope I fear) that the hangar gets approved and they find a benefactor to pay for it.

I don't know what the outgoings are now but I do hope that the majority of the money raised by the names under the wing appeal has been put aside for good use to benefit the aircraft rather than all being wasted on needless wages. I really can't understand why they need all the remaining 'employees' who effectively are just backroom and admin staff rather than directly looking after the aircraft. Most if not all similar organisations get along well by using volunteers at all levels of their management structure but there again most aren't on operational airports, maybe that illustrates why Doncaster was only right whilst she was flying.

i'm very disillusioned by the whole debacle
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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #238 on: December 03, 2017, 05:42:40 PM »
So - another aircraft associated with the ‘Trust’ is assigned to sit outside in the winter   >:(

This is all so UNBELIEVABLE!!!!

And still the email newsletter bleats buy this, buy that, give us your money so we can have a good Christmas...................

After all the beautiful, happy times 558 gave us - who could have predicted she would be sat outside in winter with jacks under her ‘arse to stop her tipping up in case of heavy snow...............

Sorry but I just cannot comprehend how the Trust can justify their existence now - where the HELL is all the money going?? Not on these precious aircraft that’s for sure!!!

Absolutely and utterly DISGUSTED  >:( >:( >:( >:(

WELL SAID MATE!!!! DISGUSTED THAT THIS HAS HAPPENED AND WE CANT DO A BLOODY THING ABOUT IT!!!
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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #239 on: December 03, 2017, 11:18:37 PM »
I've done what I can only do and stopped funding from my fixed income.  I'm also sitting on my next Founding Guardian subscription to see how long before anyone notices.

When I informed Dr. Pleming that I was cancelling all funding, he did reply, thanked me for my previous support and asked if I would elaborate on why I cancelled.

I did.

NO RESPONSE

So to quote an old service anacronym... he's NFI