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Vulcan To The Sky => Ways To Raise Funding => Topic started by: MrTim on September 27, 2010, 01:52:14 PM

Title: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on September 27, 2010, 01:52:14 PM
Our press release seems to have been picked up by The Register:-

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09/27 ... _rattling/ (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09/27/vulcan_tin_rattling/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Rushy on September 27, 2010, 02:03:01 PM
Not exactly positive press bit it's exposure!
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on September 27, 2010, 02:17:26 PM
The Register covers all its stories with a good dose of sarcasm, but in essence it's pretty accurate.  They covered a lot of stuff for us over the last few years.  Hopefully they will continue to do so.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on September 27, 2010, 03:32:35 PM
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/09/2 ... al-flight/ (http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/09/27/vulcan-bomber-could-be-set-to-make-final-flight/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/localnew ... 6546070.jp (http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/localnews/Historic-bomber-may-be-grounded.6546070.jp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

http://www.thestar.co.uk/doncaster/Fear ... 6544596.jp (http://www.thestar.co.uk/doncaster/Fears-for-future-of-air.6544596.jp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/841337 ... the_skies/ (http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/8413376.Battle_to_keep_Vulcan_bomber_in_the_skies/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on September 27, 2010, 03:49:23 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-le ... e-11413736 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-11413736" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: dee on September 27, 2010, 05:12:12 PM
Any coverage is better than nothing, puts it across just how bad funds are. Should be something on Central tv tonight, the guy in front of us was being interviewed just after she had landed so look out for their coverage tonight
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Heyfordian123 on September 27, 2010, 10:12:22 PM
Posted yesterday on another thread.

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=582 (http://www.vulcantothesky.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=582" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on September 27, 2010, 10:46:40 PM
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/8 ... _weekend_/ (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/8413767.Vulcan_to_take_to_the_skies_for_last_time_this_weekend_/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: eddief on September 27, 2010, 11:09:49 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/defence/8026737/Vulcan-bomber-makes-final-flight.html
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on September 28, 2010, 08:32:09 AM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/8413767.Vulcan_to_take_to_the_skies_for_last_time_this_weekend_/

I see they still think Thursday's flyby was an on the spot decision!  Mr Nobull making the usual comments he always does, however most non trolling people seem to be asking the exact questions that would be expected - why is it that every time she gets back in the air we need another half million, what is it going to be spent on, and why has 'someone' ended up 'letting' us run out of money?

We need some very encouraging answers to be put somewhere, because to be honest people haven't got a huge amount of money, and the last last minute appeal was supposed to be the last one, and probably the one before that.  Sooner or later, the public are just going to think, "well, every time they say they're about to shut up shop, it never happens, so they must be OK really".  The boy who cried wolf, and all that.  The situation must be made as clear as possible to maximise the interest in helping out.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MARKSIX on September 28, 2010, 08:58:04 AM
Had a mention in Daily mail today --- have a look on the on line version and read comments !!!!
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: brains_mt on September 28, 2010, 10:02:02 AM
Ive put my comments on another thread!
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: bigmike67 on September 28, 2010, 10:40:39 AM
(speedy quote)We need some very encouraging answers to be put somewhere, because to be honest people haven't got a huge amount of money, and the last last minute appeal was supposed to be the last one, and probably the one before that.  Sooner or later, the public are just going to think, "well, every time they say they're about to shut up shop, it never happens, so they must be OK really".  The boy who cried wolf, and all that.  The situation must be made as clear as possible to maximise the interest in helping out.[/quote] speedy


In my opinion for what it's worth the Trust/PR company should have run with the success of of XH558 set against a background of our countries dire financial situation we are living in unusal times and showing the juxtaposition with so many cuts on the horizon XH558 just joins a long list of people putting there hands out we should have highlighted the difference between XH558 and the general situation i beleave they have missed a trick here and line that should have been sold to the media in this financial climate the Vulcan project won through despite of the general financial hardship we shall all see
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on September 28, 2010, 12:22:34 PM
In my opinion for what it's worth the Trust/PR company should have run with the success of of XH558 set against a background of our countries dire financial situation we are living in unusal times and showing the juxtaposition with so many cuts on the horizon XH558 just joins a long list of people putting there hands out we should have highlighted the difference between XH558 and the general situation i believe they have missed a trick here and line that should have been sold to the media in this financial climate the Vulcan project won through despite of the general financial hardship we shall all see

That is indeed one of the many stories to have been told - and why she (XH558) was christened "The Spirit of Great Britain" since it sums up quite nicely, the pure BRITISH BULLDOG SPIRIT of GRIT, DETERMINATION AND DRIVE to succeed against all the odds!

It was written in all the Magazine advertising we did too - and is still being used now!
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: bigmike67 on September 28, 2010, 02:03:38 PM
Quote from: "PA28"
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That is indeed one of the many stories to have been told - and why she (XH558) was christened "The Spirit of Great Britain" since it sums up quite nicely, the pure BRITISH BULLDOG SPIRIT of GRIT, DETERMINATION AND DRIVE to succeed against all the odds!

It was written in all the Magazine advertising we did too - and is still being used now!


This posting was a direct reference to the Jersey  Television interview which stated we "had three weeks money left" in my opinion the statement should not have been made...
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Gully on September 28, 2010, 02:30:26 PM
Quote from: "bigmike67"
Quote from: "PA28"
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That is indeed one of the many stories to have been told - and why she (XH558) was christened "The Spirit of Great Britain" since it sums up quite nicely, the pure BRITISH BULLDOG SPIRIT of GRIT, DETERMINATION AND DRIVE to succeed against all the odds!

It was written in all the Magazine advertising we did too - and is still being used now!


This posting was a direct reference to the Jersey  Television interview which stated we "had three weeks money left" in my opinion the statement should not have been made...

Generally the Trust is accused of not being open enough! Then when they are, that upsets people too - they really cannot win. At the time they did only have 3 weeks worth of funding remaining. It's since been squeezed a bit further thanks to the Club and a few others contributing. When do you suggest people were told they were almost out of money? Should the Trust have left it to their administrators to tell us?!

Gully
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: bigmike67 on September 28, 2010, 02:44:07 PM
[quote="Gully ]

 ...[/quote]

Generally the Trust is accused of not being open enough! Then when they are, that upsets people too - they really cannot win. At the time they did only have 3 weeks worth of funding remaining. It's since been squeezed a bit further thanks to the Club and a few others contributing. When do you suggest people were told they were almost out of money? Should the Trust have left it to their administrators to tell us?!

Gully[/quote]

It one thing giving information it is another pressing the panic button again and  again.....
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on September 28, 2010, 03:27:03 PM
Back to the purpose of this thread anyway:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ds-newsxml (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1315717/Iconic-Cold-War-Vulcan-plane-grounded-unless-owners-raise-400k.html?ito=feeds-newsxml" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on September 28, 2010, 03:36:26 PM
Quote from: "PA28"
It was written in all the Magazine advertising we did too - and is still being used now!

Not wishing to sound funny, but we're told about numerous very expensive adverts in many mags/papers etc....  in the several years I've been a Vulcan fanatic, I'm yet to see a single advert for the cause.  Being a relatively skint member of the working class, I'm wondering how many people said adverts actually target, and what publications they appear in?  If I'm on the constant lookout for 558 related ads and can't find any, what about those who are unaware of the current dilemma?
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: bigmike67 on September 28, 2010, 03:38:12 PM
Quote from: "PA28"
Back to the purpose of this thread anyway:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ds-newsxml (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1315717/Iconic-Cold-War-Vulcan-plane-grounded-unless-owners-raise-400k.html?ito=feeds-newsxml" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)



Who writes that " engines booming" ........ :roll:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on September 28, 2010, 06:24:15 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Being a relatively skint member of the working class, I'm wondering how many people said adverts actually target, and what publications they appear in?
From the 10th Aug. Newsletter :
""we have mounted full-page advertisements in publications such as:

    * Flight International
    * Armed Forces Day Magazines
    * Haymarket Motoring Titles
    * SAGA Magazine
    * Top Gear Magazine
    * Best of British
    * Classic Car Weekly
    * BBC History
""
As some { semi-} joking suggestions were made at the time , maybe adverts / articles would have been better served featuring in the likes of FHM , Loaded , Max Power & Nuts !!  ;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: bigmike67 on September 28, 2010, 07:10:51 PM
Quote from: "wcg"
Quote from: "speedy"
Being a relatively skint member of the working class, I'm wondering how many people said adverts actually target, and what publications they appear in?
From the 10th Aug. Newsletter :
""we have mounted full-page advertisements in publications such as:

         * SAGA Magazine
 
  Isnt the Saga magazine aimed  at the over 90s holiday accomodation market ?....... :lol:  :lol:  :?  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: johnjosh43 on September 28, 2010, 08:40:31 PM
Quote from: "bigmike67"
Quote from: "wcg"
..
From the 10th Aug. Newsletter :
""we have mounted full-page advertisements in publications such as]

Bear in mind that Jack Hayward saved us 2 years ago and then shortly afterwards had died, last winter we were saved by an anonymous bequest. Perhaps Saga is the correct magazine .....

Noe to Forum Police This comment is not meant in bad taste but in a light hearted manner.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: scampton61 on September 28, 2010, 09:56:12 PM
Quote from: "johnjosh43"
Bear in mind that Jack Hayward saved us 2 years ago and then shortly afterwards had died, last winter we were saved by an anonymous bequest. Perhaps Saga is the correct magazine .....

Noe to Forum Police This comment is not meant in bad taste but in a light hearted manner.

Sir Jack isn't dead though, so don't know how light hearted he'd find it! And he saved us in 06, so 4 years ago.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: johnjosh43 on September 28, 2010, 10:38:18 PM
Quote from: "scampton61"
Quote from: "johnjosh43"
Bear in mind that Jack Hayward saved us 2 years ago and then shortly afterwards had died, last winter we were saved by an anonymous bequest. Perhaps Saga is the correct magazine .....

Noe to Forum Police This comment is not meant in bad taste but in a light hearted manner.

Sir Jack isn't dead though, so don't know how light hearted he'd find it! And he saved us in 06, so 4 years ago.

Sort of nackers my point. Sorry Sir Jack if you're reading this although I suspect you're not :-). He stepped down as Wolves President shortly afterwards and I thought I read that he'd died. He's only 87 so will undoubtedly outlive XH558s flying career.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: bigmike67 on September 29, 2010, 09:49:21 AM
Quote from: "johnjosh43"
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Sort of nackers my point. Sorry Sir Jack if you're reading this although I suspect you're not :-). He stepped down as Wolves President shortly afterwards and I thought I read that he'd died. He's only 87 so will undoubtedly outlive XH558s flying career.


   Oh dear..... :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


   This posting is not meant to be rude it is a joke under club rules..i do not which one but one of them.... :?
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: bigmike67 on September 30, 2010, 11:35:40 AM
To bring everybody up to date on the Despatches progamme screened on the 20th of this month where two 3/4 second shots of  XH558 were used with the Red Arrows i have e mailed the producers twice without reply so far..i think they are hiding in there castles...as soon as i can get a response i will pass it on.....
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: johnjosh43 on October 01, 2010, 11:03:06 AM
Got a piece into the local Messenger to advertise Oct 15th dinner and mentioned need for dosh as well.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: curly on October 03, 2010, 02:15:13 PM
The Sunday Times (News Review) October 3rd has a very good review by Jeremy Clarkson, it should get some good response.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: bramblespal on October 03, 2010, 02:33:47 PM
Nice piece on the Help for Heroes appearance in the Warwick/Leamington Courier on 1 October with photographs and details of the current appeal - unfortunately no link to the website provided.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Landyman on October 03, 2010, 02:36:52 PM
Thanks for the heads up Curly.
Just read his piece and it is great. It is headed "C'mon, this tired old bird deserves a second chance".
Also, "the Vulcan flew low over my house the other day. No one understood why I was pointing and grabbing my privates".

I did take umbridge at the description of supporters as 'adenoidal and wearing cheap shoes' but that is Clarkson for you. Who cares though if it had the desired effect of getting more support and dosh.

Not sure if you can get on-line to view the column without subscribing to The Times.

Thanks anyway Jeremy, Sir.

Landyman.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on October 20, 2010, 06:46:34 PM
http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default ... ryId=22661 (http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=22661" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: brains_mt on October 20, 2010, 07:05:42 PM
Thats a really positive thread and lots of donations too :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Hedge on October 20, 2010, 11:25:24 PM
Excellent thread on PH. I have just put my 2p worth in.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Panel 10 on October 21, 2010, 12:02:12 AM
It's a pity we couldn't pass on these positive comments to those so called aircraft enthusiasts who sit behind their desktops and moan, whinge, moan, whinge, moan...................ad infinitum.  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sad Sam on October 21, 2010, 10:40:33 PM
Quote from: "Panel 10"
It's a pity we couldn't pass on these positive comments to those so called aircraft enthusiasts who sit behind their desktops and moan, whinge, moan, whinge, moan...................ad infinitum.  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:

Animated clappy thing!! ;)

Good job whoever sent piston heads the press release.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on October 22, 2010, 10:03:42 AM
http://www.prlog.org/11015849-unique-ba ... -ebay.html (http://www.prlog.org/11015849-unique-battle-of-britain-mirror-and-signed-nick-mason-book-on-ebay.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on October 22, 2010, 10:28:37 AM
Quote from: "Sad Sam"
Animated clappy thing!! ;)

(http://209.85.48.11/6277/106/emo/clap.gif)

Or, if you're feeling that energetic...

(http://209.85.48.11/6277/106/emo/yahoo.gif)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sad Sam on October 22, 2010, 10:47:17 AM
Thanks Speedy, knew I could rely on someone having the necessary software.

Have you finished packing yet?  Weather looks lovely for camping (you'd better take your thermals!)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Mags on October 25, 2010, 10:26:39 AM
OK - Nice article in the Fife Courier today re XH558 and the funding situation. Will try to find a link when I have a moment.
Thanks to Cheryl and Craig, the Courier reporters. :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on October 25, 2010, 09:00:57 PM
If anyone else can fire off a letter to the editor of thier local newpapers - please do so ASAP.

Most local newspapers are available to read online, and have a 'Contact Us' Email address.......... hit that or the 'Letters' page' better still just go direct to 'Editor' or 'newsdesk' with Vulcans plight.

(Works for me  :D ... and has done for the last 3 appeals !!)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MikeC on October 25, 2010, 09:13:56 PM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
If anyone else can fire off a letter to the editor of thier local newpapers - please do so ASAP.

Most local newspapers are available to read online, and have a 'Contact Us' Email address.......... hit that or the 'Letters' page' better still just go direct to 'Editor' or 'newsdesk' with Vulcans plight.

(Works for me  :D ... and has done for the last 3 appeals !!)

I E-mailed my 'ally' David Brine at the Southern Daily Echo last week...unfortunately I got an automated out of office reply saying he's on leave until Nomveber.  So I forwarded the same E-mail to the Newsdesk and I haven't heard anything back  :( .

However, there might be something on Julian Clegg's show on Radio Solent tomorrow morning. I had a reply to an E-mail I sent them and they said their press office was going to try and organise an interview. I've no idea what's happening with this now but I'll have to listen in to find out!
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sad Sam on October 25, 2010, 09:40:25 PM
Quote from: "MikeC"
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
If anyone else can fire off a letter to the editor of thier local newpapers - please do so ASAP.

Most local newspapers are available to read online, and have a 'Contact Us' Email address.......... hit that or the 'Letters' page' better still just go direct to 'Editor' or 'newsdesk' with Vulcans plight.

(Works for me  :D ... and has done for the last 3 appeals !!)

I E-mailed my 'ally' David Brine at the Southern Daily Echo last week...unfortunately I got an automated out of office reply saying he's on leave until Nomveber.  So I forwarded the same E-mail to the Newsdesk and I haven't heard anything back  :( .

However, there might be something on Julian Clegg's show on Radio Solent tomorrow morning. I had a reply to an E-mail I sent them and they said their press office was going to try and organise an interview. I've no idea what's happening with this now but I'll have to listen in to find out!

Sounds like you are up to be one of "Julians people" Mike. :D

Colin Van Greffen from the Solent Skies museum was trying to set this up for me last year but I always seem to be away when he rings.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Smudger565 on October 26, 2010, 03:05:24 AM
Quote from: "MikeC"
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
If anyone else can fire off a letter to the editor of thier local newpapers - please do so ASAP.

Most local newspapers are available to read online, and have a 'Contact Us' Email address.......... hit that or the 'Letters' page' better still just go direct to 'Editor' or 'newsdesk' with Vulcans plight.

(Works for me  :D ... and has done for the last 3 appeals !!)

I E-mailed my 'ally' David Brine at the Southern Daily Echo last week...unfortunately I got an automated out of office reply saying he's on leave until Nomveber.  So I forwarded the same E-mail to the Newsdesk and I haven't heard anything back  :( .

However, there might be something on Julian Clegg's show on Radio Solent tomorrow morning. I had a reply to an E-mail I sent them and they said their press office was going to try and organise an interview. I've no idea what's happening with this now but I'll have to listen in to find out!

I hope it all comes together for you Mike and you pull off as great interview to make people in the South sit up "They have enjoyed her more than others I think" my brother in law saw her while he was playing golf but will not put his hand in his pocket no matter what I tell him re the funding :evil:  :evil:  :evil:

PS
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MikeC on October 26, 2010, 08:57:27 AM
Dr P was interviewed on Solent this morning at about 7:15  :) .
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MikeC on October 26, 2010, 01:59:11 PM
Quote from: "MikeC"
Dr P was interviewed on Solent this morning at about 7:15  :) .

Apparently it's also been an item in the 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00 news.  Thank you Radio Solent!
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Hedge on October 26, 2010, 02:14:07 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/solent/programmes/schedules (http://www.bbc.co.uk/solent/programmes/schedules" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

Julian Clegg from about 42 minutes in  :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Hedge on October 26, 2010, 02:19:38 PM
Just listened to it and it's not anything we don't already know. Shame the presenter called him Dr Robert Fleming  :shock:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on October 26, 2010, 02:51:21 PM
Quote from: "Hedge"
Just listened to it and it's not anything we don't already know.
On the other hand , it's probably something that the majority of listeners didn't know !  :o  ;)

On a different note .......
No interest whatsoever from the rags in Wales ........something to do with the fact that '558 hasn't been anywhere near here since the Vulcans were withdrawn from RAF service !! { And with a population of over 3 million , that's potentially a lot of supporters - or at least donators - being missed }
{ ** Hint..... the "Wales National Airshow" in Swansea is back for 2011 -- no dates yet , but it's usually been the same weekend as Yeovilton Airshow.......Hint ** }
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on October 26, 2010, 03:13:12 PM
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/8 ... te_flying/ (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/8474069.__400_000_needed_to_keep_Bournemouth_Air_Festival_favourite_flying/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/Community/H ... unded.html (http://www.thecourier.co.uk/Community/Heritage-and-History/article/6678/iconic-british-aircraft-avro-vulcan-xh558-may-be-grounded.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MikeC on October 26, 2010, 04:47:17 PM
Just got home and picked up this E-mail from Head of Planning Kim Michaels, who set the ball rolling with todays coverage on Solent...

---------------------------

Hi Mike,
 
All sorted and it [the Vulcan] was one of our top stories today.  
 
I believe TV have picked up the story too.  
 
Please do keep me up to date with developments as we'd love to follow the story as our audience love the Vulcan.
 
Regards Kim

-----------------------------

Hmm, maybe 558 will pop up on South Today this evening, which would be fab  :D .
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MikeC on October 26, 2010, 07:02:46 PM
Quote from: "MikeC"
Hmm, maybe 558 will pop up on South Today this evening, which would be fab  :D .

No such luck.  Aargh.  Oh well...
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: johnri on October 26, 2010, 07:09:37 PM
South Today did ask for stories this evening.

Sally Taylor asked for items of local interest. So lots of requests for coverage of 558's plight with connections to the Bournemouth, Shoreham, Dunsfold and Goodwood displays. Not to mention that Robert Pleming and the one and only Sad Sam Evans, are local residents.

Contact details are:-

BBC South Today
Broadcasting House
Havelock Road
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 7PU
Telephone: 02380 226201
E-mail: south.today@bbc.co.uk

JR
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Smudger565 on October 27, 2010, 07:57:27 AM
Quote from: "johnri"
South Today did ask for stories this evening.

Sally Taylor asked for items of local interest. So lots of requests for coverage of 558's plight with connections to the Bournemouth, Shoreham, Dunsfold and Goodwood displays. Not to mention that Robert Pleming and the one and only Sad Sam Evans, are local residents.

Contact details are:-

BBC South Today
Broadcasting House
Havelock Road
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 7PU
Telephone: 02380 226201
E-mail: south.today@bbc.co.uk

JR


Letter sent & Fingers Crossed

PS
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on October 27, 2010, 08:58:15 AM
http://www.evo.co.uk/news/evonews/25859 ... ulcan.html (http://www.evo.co.uk/news/evonews/258592/save_the_only_flying_vulcan.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sarah Abbott on October 27, 2010, 10:12:27 AM
Received text from Fiona at 7ish this morning (thanks Fi!) to let me know Dr Pleming had just been on Radio Five.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00vhjl3/5_live_Breakfast_27_10_2010  

Around 0.41mins in
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on October 27, 2010, 10:29:53 AM
Timings are ..... 0:42:15 to 0:46:00
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: isibob on October 27, 2010, 10:30:06 AM
Well worth listening to....... if that interview doesn't help the cause then nothing will
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Gully on October 27, 2010, 01:06:15 PM
Quote from: "Sarah Abbott"
Received text from Fiona at 7ish this morning (thanks Fi!) to let me know Dr Pleming had just been on Radio Five.


You and me both! 6.51am it was - I was shaving and nowhere near awake!  :lol:

Gully
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on October 27, 2010, 01:41:39 PM
Gully ;
{ Ref. your posting on Iconic }......Dr. Pleming didn't give any specific details of funding / deadlines , but Shelagh Fogarty quoted "£250k by Sunday" at the start of the interview.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Smudger565 on October 27, 2010, 01:47:23 PM
Great interview and Great Howl :D  :D  :D  :D  :D

Let's hope that it does the trick with people listening. ;)  ;)

PS
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on October 27, 2010, 02:14:05 PM
Indeed.  I wonder if we can get an interview on Drive too.  A lot more people will be listening then.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Smudger565 on October 27, 2010, 03:02:44 PM
Quote

Letter sent & Fingers Crossed

PS

Well Well things are moving on the BBC South today programme :D  :D  I sent a email to them telling them about the plight of XH558 etc at lunch time (China time) and this evening (my time) I phoned my wife and she told me the BBC wanted to talked to me to get the facts correct before they do the article.

I phoned the South today Team and the person who wanted to speak to me was not there, the lady said "They were very interested and they was going to do a spot on XH558. Because they wanted to contact me I told them they should be really talking to Dr P and to contact Vulcan to the Sky office. ;)  ;) because of the time difference in contacting me.

I have telephoned Michael Trotter up and gave him the heads up and to get in touch with the BBC South-today team, we might just get a radio broadcast or a TV spot who knows????? :roll:  :roll: Fingers Crossed I hope it comes off.

We can do this keep the faith, the Fat lady has a sore throat so...... :lol:  :lol:

So Johnri you suggested, in my lunch hour I did what you asked.

ps
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: johnri on October 27, 2010, 04:06:22 PM
Smudger

I sent them an E-Mail yesterday outlining the situation and 558's association with the South.Also suggesting they get in touch with Dr P

So hopefully combined efforts will succeed in getting a bit of viewing time.

JR
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on October 27, 2010, 08:01:07 PM
Email sent to local radio station news hounds - Wave 105  :)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: HibsFan69 on October 27, 2010, 09:05:35 PM
Quote from: "Gully"
Quote from: "Sarah Abbott"
Received text from Fiona at 7ish this morning (thanks Fi!) to let me know Dr Pleming had just been on Radio Five.


You and me both! 6.51am it was - I was shaving and nowhere near awake!  :lol:

Gully


Share the love :D  Nearly missed my train though sitting in the car listening to it!
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: dharvey on October 27, 2010, 09:30:30 PM
Quote from: "Smudger565"
Quote

Letter sent & Fingers Crossed

PS

Well Well things are moving on the BBC South today


I emailed BBC Points West last week to see if they can run the story.  They cover RAF Lyneham and Filton amongst others so there's interest here.  Just sent a follow up with the latest newsletter and Mags' sunsetting picture (hope that was ok?).  Let's hope they pick up on it too.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Smudger565 on October 28, 2010, 12:24:43 AM
Quote from: "johnri"
Smudger

I sent them an E-Mail yesterday outlining the situation and 558's association with the South.Also suggesting they get in touch with Dr P

So hopefully combined efforts will succeed in getting a bit of viewing time.

JR

Yes fingers crossed John ;)  ;) , it seems we have the South well covered with a passion for XH558  who wants her in the air in 2011, along with many more people in the UK who share the same passion :D  :D

PS
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Mags on October 28, 2010, 09:50:55 AM
We're getting a little clip on Kingdom FM - local Fife radio - later today....................just had a chat with them..............oh gawd I was so nervous the sweats running down the back of my neck :lol:  I'm not very good at this :oops:  Anyways - it's another bit of coverage.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Landyman on October 28, 2010, 11:18:00 AM
I have contacted Lesley Dolphin of BBC Radio Suffolk, who has  been very supportive since she saw '558 at Lowestoft.
I suggested that Dr.P would be happy to give an interview or, if she really wants to go 'down market', I would.  :lol:

Landyman.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: scampton61 on October 28, 2010, 11:37:12 AM
Now a lead story on BBC (England) news page
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-11642558
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: jangor on October 28, 2010, 12:02:55 PM
Quote from: "scampton61"
Now a lead story on BBC (England) news page
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-11642558


558 based at Lynham................. :o

Is that temporary or has the trust negotiated a deal with MOD :?:

That would not meet the requirements set by the HLF for the grant if that is the case :o

Why is it taking sooooooooooooooooooooooooo long to decide where her new home is going to be.......... :x  :x  :x
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Landyman on October 28, 2010, 12:14:42 PM
There is now a thread running on the MotorhomeFacts forum.
Over 50,000 members and almost 600 on line at this moment.  :o

Just posted Mag's Sunset cartoon.

Landyman.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Landyman on October 28, 2010, 12:27:10 PM
Quote
Why is it taking sooooooooooooooooooooooooo long to decide where her new home is going to be..........

Do you think that a shortage of money might have some bearing on that question?  ;)

Landyman.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Gully on October 28, 2010, 01:10:22 PM
Quote from: "jangor"
Quote from: "scampton61"
Now a lead story on BBC (England) news page
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-11642558


558 based at Lynham................. :o

Is that temporary or has the trust negotiated a deal with MOD :?:

That would not meet the requirements set by the HLF for the grant if that is the case :o

Why is it taking sooooooooooooooooooooooooo long to decide where her new home is going to be.......... :x  :x  :x

We know '558 is based at Lyneham for the Winter, just as she was based at Brize Norton for the Summer.

As for a new home, it's hardly a minor decision to make is it? All sorts of plans coupled with it, not just a hangar and runway, although those 2 items aren't exactly abundant for an aircraft of '558's size.

Then, as Landyman quite rightly points out, there is the money factor. According to the various published piecharts, a goodly chunk of the Trust's structured debt relates to '558's previous hangarage - unless the Trust buys an airfield, they need to enter into a commercial arrangement with an existing facility and they will undoubtedly need to be confident that they will be paid and that the Trust has some financial stability.

Gully
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on October 28, 2010, 01:48:34 PM
If you were trying to buy a new house without any money, no guarantee of getting any and the possibility of going out of business any day, I think you'd find it pretty tricky to find anywhere....
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on October 28, 2010, 08:30:12 PM
Stumbled across some Blades footage and report on current financial situation... (aplogies if this has been posted before)

http://www.itv.com/central-west/vulcan- ... play12787/ (http://www.itv.com/central-west/vulcan-bomber-display12787/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: westy on October 28, 2010, 09:11:00 PM
Don't know if it's been on other regional TV news, but BBC Oxford News has just had a feature about the impending deadline, so the message is getting out there.

With just over £30.000 a day needed, it CAN still be done! ;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: jocelyn on October 28, 2010, 10:15:02 PM
Also news headlines on Classic FM (nationally) with good details and comments. No  website or donation line given but VTTS named so better than nothing !
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sarah Abbott on October 29, 2010, 12:00:44 AM
Good report on Points West and reporter indicated £75k now needed so, if right, that means it has been a good day for donations.  :)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Jimlad on October 29, 2010, 12:18:27 AM
Quote from: "scampton61"
Now a lead story on BBC (England) news page
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-11642558

Link to this article (with Vulcan pic) has been prominent in "Also in the News" on BBC news website - UK  tab  - for several hours.....
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Mags on October 29, 2010, 12:22:02 AM
Quote from: "Sarah Abbott"
Good report on Points West and reporter indicated £75k now needed so, if right, that means it has been a good day for donations.  :)

Sounds more positive - hope it's accurate :)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Jimlad on October 29, 2010, 12:27:17 AM
Another article on BBC website - Oxford
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/oxford/hi/p ... 134823.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/oxford/hi/people_and_places/newsid_9134000/9134823.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Some good Vulcan links with this article - including one to VTS page

Probably associated with BBC Oxford News article (see westy's post under "Funding")
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=647&start=120#p10589 (http://www.vulcantothesky.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=647&start=120#p10589" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on October 29, 2010, 01:04:35 PM
Point West report here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... 8_10_2010/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00vjvkt/BBC_Points_West_28_10_2010/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

12mins 35sec in....
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Smudger565 on October 29, 2010, 02:30:59 PM
I thought South To-day might have done a spread after I talked to the lady at the BBC the other day :(  :(  :(

She sounded really keen and said they "Would do something" perhaps they could not get hold of Dr P whom I said would give them the facts & figures :)  :)

Perhaps tonight they might run it with the day drawing closer :roll:  :roll:

PS
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: sinbad on October 29, 2010, 02:53:30 PM
was on south today last night.........
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on October 29, 2010, 02:55:26 PM
Quote from: "PA28"
Point West report here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... 8_10_2010/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00vjvkt/BBC_Points_West_28_10_2010/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

12mins 35sec in....
Great piece, and the web addy on screen too :D   Shame we can't something similar on a national basis, but there just isn't enough of a local connection round these parts.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: johnri on October 29, 2010, 03:08:29 PM
Quote from: "sinbad"
was on south today last night.........

I watched South Today at 6.30 and 10.30 yesterday, but didn't see anything about 558 ???????????

JR
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: sinbad on October 29, 2010, 04:03:40 PM
Quote from: "johnri"
Quote from: "sinbad"
was on south today last night.........

I watched South Today at 6.30 and 10.30 yesterday, but didn't see anything about 558 ???????????

JR

might have been the oxford region bit before south today.............
was a report from the hangar at lyneham.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Jimlad on October 29, 2010, 08:24:07 PM
Another article on BBC News website - this time  Beds, Herts and Bucks
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/threecounti ... 138317.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/threecounties/hi/people_and_places/newsid_9138000/9138317.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Smudger565 on October 30, 2010, 12:58:26 AM
Quote from: "johnri"
Quote from: "sinbad"
was on south today last night.........

I watched South Today at 6.30 and 10.30 yesterday, but didn't see anything about 558 ???????????

JR


Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm my wife said she has watched all broadcast's since the contact from South-today but she has not seen it????? Perhaps she was washing up ;)  ;)

PS
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on October 30, 2010, 11:12:45 AM
BBC F1 website currently has a direct link to our website courtesy of a tweet to/from 5Live...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsp ... efault.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/default.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: johnri on October 31, 2010, 07:33:04 PM
We finally got a brief mention on BBC South Today this evening.  :D  :D

JR
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Smudger565 on October 31, 2010, 10:53:35 PM
Quote from: "johnri"
We finally got a brief mention on BBC South Today this evening.  :D  :D

JR

Thank you for the info John, I will write a "Thank you" letter today in my lunch hour again ;)  ;) Just wrote a about this under Funding :)

PS
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sad Sam on November 01, 2010, 06:01:28 PM
Good interview by Dr. Plemming on BBC Radio Solent this evening.

I will post a linky thing as soon as the prog is over for a listen again (still on til 7)

Nice to hear him thank all Solent listeners who have supported the cause.  I think this is important, as I said at the AGM we are very good at asking for money but not that great at saying thank you when we get it (we are usually looking forward to the next hurdle by the time we have raised the money.)  Hopefully we will now have a bit of breathing space.

Linky thing:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0 ... 1_11_2010/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00bs8td/Steve_Harris_01_11_2010/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)   @ about 18 mins in.

Interviewer starts off stating we need £800,000 and Robert did not put him straight, not a bad thing IMHO as we will need that money to come in and now we have this head of steam it would be good to keep on going.

Robert does talk about some "initiatives" that are now coming to fruition.  So looking forward to interesting times ahead.

About four mins in all, hopefully he will be asked to do some more follow ups though the media seem more interested in "We are all going to die stories" than "We are all going to survive" stories.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: mackrick on November 01, 2010, 06:29:31 PM
Good piece on the west country tonight...
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: lindybob1 on November 01, 2010, 09:27:41 PM
Did anyone see the mention we got on the new breakfast show on ITV this morning ?
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Mags on November 01, 2010, 09:48:59 PM
Got a link Lindybob?
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Smudger565 on November 01, 2010, 10:36:47 PM
Quote from: "Sad Sam"
Good interview by Dr. Plemming on BBC Radio Solent this evening.

Nice to hear him thank all Solent listeners who have supported the cause.  I think this is important, as I said at the AGM we are very good at asking for money but not that great at saying thank you when we get it (we are usually looking forward to the next hurdle by the time we have raised the money.)  Hopefully we will now have a bit of breathing space.

About four mins in all, hopefully he will be asked to do some more follow ups though the media seem more interested in "We are all going to die stories" than "We are all going to survive" stories.

Thank you letter set this morning (my Time) to BBC South Today, with up date . If I get a reply & a name perhaps it could be a contact for future spots on the evening show or to go one step further now she is tucked for the winter invite "Sally Taylor" & TV crew to see her at Lyneham :D  :D  :D  

PS
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sad Sam on November 02, 2010, 12:01:53 PM
Got another good plug for the Vulcan in today on Radio Solent:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0 ... p_driving/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00bszkv/Julian_Clegg_Elderly_drivers_when_should_they_give_up_driving/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

about 2 hours 35 mins.

 :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: jocelyn on November 02, 2010, 01:05:27 PM
Successful fundraising covered in today'Times with nice picture of 558. (p.16) but unfortunately they are under the impression that 43,000 pounds was the total.... can we alert them to their mistake please, they always publish an apology, so more publicity!
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on November 02, 2010, 01:15:35 PM
Quote from: "jocelyn"
Successful fundraising covered in today'Times with nice picture of 558. (p.16) but unfortunately they are under the impression that 43,000 pounds was the total.... can we alert them to their mistake please, they always publish an apology, so more publicity!
I was thinking the same:-

(http://www.tuscan-net.co.uk/vulcan/Vulcan_Article.jpg)

Also, we apparently have enough funding to keep flying until 2012...
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on November 02, 2010, 01:59:25 PM
...onto that one!

Meanwhile ( sorry if some are elsewhere):

http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/ne ... _1_2724288 (http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/fans_raise_cash_to_save_last_flying_vulcan_1_2724288" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liv ... -27576949/ (http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2010/11/01/fundraisers-keep-last-flying-vulcan-aircraft-in-the-air-92534-27576949/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/01 ... ber_saved/ (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/01/vulcan_bomber_saved/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news ... he_Vulcan/ (http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/8486173.Last_minute_appeal_saves_the_Vulcan/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/new ... ticle.html (http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/Enthusiasts-save-Vulcan-11th-hour/article-2819917-detail/article.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

http://news.uk.msn.com/odd-news/article ... =155140279 (http://news.uk.msn.com/odd-news/articles.aspx?cp-documentid=155140279" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/8 ... ul_appeal/ (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/8485440.The_Vulcan_will_keep_flying_thanks_to_successful_appeal/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/vi ... ing-vulcan (http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20101101/world-news/fans-raise-cash-to-save-last-flying-vulcan" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sad Sam on November 02, 2010, 03:24:57 PM
Some good articles there Ian, plus lots of positive feedback (apart from Lincolnshire who even managed to put backspin on the story "problem plagued bomber" indeed did they even notice that we only missed one show this year, and we did both days of their show despite only getting out of the hangar the day before)

Any chance of them shutting Waddington as part of the defence revue (could always move sentry's to Marham/ Cottesmore/ lyneham/ somewhere that loves aircraft. :evil:)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on November 02, 2010, 07:06:54 PM
Email sent to Bournemouth Echo - thanking them for thier coverage and support of 'everything' Vulcan :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MikeC on November 02, 2010, 07:10:17 PM
Got a reply from my contact at the Southern Daily Echo today.  He was on holiday when I contacted him during the crisis but he wants to do an article anyway  :D .  It'll be good to get some positive news in there for a change (though we mustn't be complacent!).
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on November 02, 2010, 07:17:12 PM
Quote from: "Sad Sam"
Got another good plug for the Vulcan in today on Radio Solent:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0 ... p_driving/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00bszkv/Julian_Clegg_Elderly_drivers_when_should_they_give_up_driving/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

about 2 hours 35 mins.

 :D

(http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/bowdown2.gif) Top man... well done Sam  ;)  :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Smudger565 on November 02, 2010, 10:02:31 PM
I received a automated reply for my "Thank you letter" from BBC South-today  :roll:  :roll:

Well Done everyone on this media drive to tell them all things XH558

PS
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Landyman on November 03, 2010, 10:41:17 AM
Great stuff Sam, well done.

Landyman.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: gm8jip on November 03, 2010, 02:55:09 PM
The Vulcan Bomber appeal has appeared in an article north of the border in the Glasgow Herald !  :D  :D
I am also on BBC Radio Berkshire tonight at 17:15 pm.
Regards, Graeme.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Mags on November 03, 2010, 03:06:47 PM
Well done! :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on November 03, 2010, 08:44:17 PM
From todays Bournemouth Echo

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc15/PUJNIE/Ta001.jpg)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on November 04, 2010, 10:50:39 AM
I bet the usual WUM has posted his usual drivel on the article.  I'll go and have a look...... ;-)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on November 04, 2010, 10:54:31 AM
Now all that's needed is for these same publications to be informed that '558 requires continuous support & fundraising , rather than giving the impression that the Appeals are it !
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on November 04, 2010, 12:18:04 PM
That's the tricky part.  If you're not on the verge of collapse, or haven't just been saved, there isn't a story for them.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on November 08, 2010, 12:57:10 PM
Newsflash:-

http://www.vulcantothesky.org/news/141/82/NEWSFLASH.html
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: FIXER on November 08, 2010, 02:38:05 PM
As the saying goes....don't believe all you read! :?
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Mags on November 15, 2010, 06:27:43 PM
I've only just found that the Fife Courier did a followup to their article in last week of October.

 Now how do you do a link? Can't get it to work! :(
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on November 15, 2010, 06:33:58 PM
Quote from: "Mags"
I've only just found that the Fife Courier did a followup to their article in last week of October.

 Now how do you do a link? Can't get it to work! :(

This one Mags ?

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/Community/H ... arget.html (http://www.thecourier.co.uk/Community/Heritage-and-History/article/7221/appeal-for-leuchars-airshow-favourite-smashes-400-000-target.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

and the earlier one :

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/Community/H ... unded.html (http://www.thecourier.co.uk/Community/Heritage-and-History/article/6678/iconic-british-aircraft-avro-vulcan-xh558-may-be-grounded.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

 :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: isibob on November 15, 2010, 07:10:42 PM
Quote from: "Mags"
I've only just found that the Fife Courier did a followup to their article in last week of October.
 Now how do you do a link? Can't get it to work! :(

Quote from Dr Robert Fleming (sic) in the article states "There will also be new ways that supporters can see and experience the aircraft and meet the aircrew and other Vulcan celebrities."

That'll be Mags then  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Mags on November 15, 2010, 08:11:41 PM
Ta Pujgnie :D that's the one.

Isibob - LOL! :lol:
No it's 558 with her pretty face that's the celebrity, along with her merry team of carers.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MikeC on November 15, 2010, 08:45:56 PM
Apparently my Echo article was in last Wednesday's edition.  Nice of them to tell me!  But at least it got in there, guess that's the most important thing.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on January 13, 2011, 04:48:23 PM
Been sometime since I posted here, but the latest funding drive is gaining attention:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/wiltshire/h ... 357857.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/wiltshire/hi/people_and_places/newsid_9357000/9357857.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Jumbo Girl on January 13, 2011, 07:49:20 PM
I can have my name added to an historic plane? I LOVE woodwork! Where do I sign?  :twisted:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on January 14, 2011, 09:17:36 AM
Quote from: "PA28"
Been sometime since I posted here, but the latest funding drive is gaining attention:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/wiltshire/h ... 357857.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/wiltshire/hi/people_and_places/newsid_9357000/9357857.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

Followed the link to the BBC article on her planned Bournemouth appearance and it says she's the only surviving Vulcan....  :roll:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: brains_mt on January 14, 2011, 10:21:06 AM
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I can have my name added to an historic plane? I LOVE woodwork! Where do I sign? :twisted:

On the straight line Aggy.

(Very deep that one!) :lol:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on February 24, 2011, 06:08:58 PM
http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news ... bombshell/ (http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/8870588.Historic_aircraft_hit_by_VAT_bombshell/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Gregg on February 24, 2011, 10:26:22 PM
Seems the rest of the world knew about it since October of last year.

Smith & Williamson, 26th October 2010
Businesses struggle to obtain VAT certification as deadline approaches and guidance remains unpublished

Suppliers of aircraft-related services and those involved in the manufacture and supply of parts for the aircraft industry need to ensure that they are ready for new VAT rules intended to come into force on 1 January 2011. Accountancy firm Smith & Williamson points out that this includes obtaining evidence of who ultimately uses the aircraft.

This follows an EU directive that the UK must change its rules on zero-rating supplies of aircraft-related goods and services.

UK VAT rules have historically allowed most aircraft-related goods and services to be zero-rated provided the aircraft is over 8,000kg in weight. Unfortunately, this simple test was not compatible with EU VAT rules, except for certain aircraft used by State Institutions. The UK has therefore been forced to change to comply with EU rules.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on February 25, 2011, 10:33:39 AM
That would be just as the October Appeal saves the day to get the aircraft through the winter, only for the Trust to be hit with another cost increase at the start of 2011.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: tabby on February 25, 2011, 11:53:36 AM
Surely the VAT charged would be recovered as input tax on the next VAT Return ? The only downside would then be a short term cash flow problem between payment of the invoice and recovery via the VAT Return.

Tabby
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on February 25, 2011, 12:45:18 PM
Yes, short term cash-flow affected till recovered at best in April, but it also puts additional burden on monthly overheads.

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news ... _VAT_rise/ (http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/8875195.Last_Vulcan_threatened_by_VAT_rise/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Gregg on February 25, 2011, 07:14:41 PM
Quote from: "PA28"
That would be just as the October Appeal saves the day to get the aircraft through the winter, only for the Trust to be hit with another cost increase at the start of 2011.


yes i know when it was, the point is that the changes were known about at least as far back as October, so saying it's sudden is a bit inaccurate.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Ollie Impus on March 19, 2011, 10:20:21 AM
Good piece in last night's Shropshire Star to bring readers up to date with the needs of 558. I wonder of this was in response a general push or more local initiative. Either way, it gave us some column inches and a link to the webby was included.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on March 21, 2011, 07:24:16 AM
Not quite "medea & press coverage" , but......
Anyone else watching Sky News this morning ??
Just been interviewing an ex-RAF pilot { think he was called Andrew Brooks ? } ...... wearing what looked remarkably like a Vulcan badge on his lapel !!
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on March 23, 2011, 11:29:50 AM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/new ... rules.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/8399023/Last-flying-Vulcan-comes-under-fire-from-new-VAT-rules.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on March 30, 2011, 06:28:50 PM
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/8 ... more_cash/ (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/8941587.Vulcan_bomber_needs_more_cash/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

I somehow knew that the negative comments would soon start  :roll:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sad Sam on March 30, 2011, 07:52:21 PM
Good article Phill, suggest you get someone like Nick or Maggie to input some more positive spin.

Empty vessels make the most noise and doom sayers like to get their shots in early.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on March 30, 2011, 08:10:31 PM
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk:80/news/ ... _1_3232411 (http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk:80/news/around-yorkshire/northern-digest/cold_war_bomber_may_never_fly_again_1_3232411" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Nickolas on March 30, 2011, 10:30:27 PM
http://www.thestar.co.uk/community/back ... _1_3232323 (http://www.thestar.co.uk/community/back_home_vulcan_bomber_returns_to_doncaster_base_video_1_3232323" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

Good vid and report......
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on March 31, 2011, 07:16:46 PM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/8941587.Vulcan_bomber_needs_more_cash/

I somehow knew that the negative comments would soon start  :roll:

You think that's good, now they've published this!

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/yoursa ... d_/?ref=ec (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/yoursay/letterstotheeditor/8943076.Is_it_time_to_keep_it_on_the_ground_/?ref=ec" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

I thought they were supposed to be our bloody friends?
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on March 31, 2011, 07:23:52 PM
Menawhile the three million quid surf reef has been closed because there are fears it could lead to drowning!!  I have left an appropriately sarcy comment.... lol
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: jangor on March 31, 2011, 09:40:40 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Menawhile the three million quid surf reef has been closed because there are fears it could lead to drowning!!  I have left an appropriately sarcy comment.... lol

Looking at some of the comments on there, some people are obviously not able to read or take in what is said on the news. :x
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on March 31, 2011, 10:36:24 PM
Quote from: "speedy"

I thought they were supposed to be our bloody friends?

They are... I think it has been done deliberately to get more reaction and publicity for Vulcan. After all - it was only mean't to be a letter to the editor. Neal and the team saw fit to add a piccy - and put it in the 'Editors choice' bit.

Both articles are getting her into public view again. Out of a few negatives comes a positive - media attention !!  ;)

(Have added my bit to the Reef Thread too  :) )
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on April 01, 2011, 08:10:13 AM
Perhaps we should write a letter to the editor too? ;-)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: eagle770 on April 01, 2011, 11:56:56 AM
The great thing about this is the overwhelming letters of support in response - and as stated above more free publicity :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on April 04, 2011, 06:22:44 PM
Heres another letter in the Echo supporting our Vulcan  :D

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/yoursa ... n_history/ (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/yoursay/letterstotheeditor/8952290.Let___s_celebrate_our_aviation_history/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on April 05, 2011, 12:48:44 PM
A very nice article here on the move to Robin Hood.
http://www.globalaviationresource.com/r ... 558dsa.php (http://www.globalaviationresource.com/reports/2011/xh558dsa.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: gm8jip on April 05, 2011, 01:41:24 PM
There was a TV news item mentioning XH558 flying at the Abingdon airshow this year on the 8th May this morning on Meridian News.
Regards, Graeme.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Landyman on April 06, 2011, 12:15:43 PM
Just found this very nice piece on the Telegraph website:-
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/8428972/The-last-Vulcan.html

Landyman.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Landyman on April 06, 2011, 12:47:36 PM
Also here:- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/picturegalleries/8429244/In-pictures-Vulcan-returns-to-Doncaster.html

Landyman.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sad Sam on April 06, 2011, 04:05:47 PM
Caption for picture 11 of 16 could do with a bit of editing.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Gully on April 06, 2011, 05:39:54 PM
Great shot of the Club logo within the bomb bay!

Gully
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on April 06, 2011, 10:20:30 PM
Another letter in the Echo..  :D

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/yoursa ... r_Britain/ (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/yoursay/letterstotheeditor/8955492.Vulcan_flies_high_for_Britain/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on April 07, 2011, 09:36:48 PM
Have posted up the Look North coverage of the arrival at RHA:-
[youtube:2r78azyr]W6ZNMnJKOKY[/youtube:2r78azyr]
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Panel 10 on April 07, 2011, 11:04:56 PM
I see Harry couldn't resist giving the Delta secret sign at 0:10 secs!  :lol:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PhillyJ on April 08, 2011, 11:20:12 AM
Wow, Harry used to present down here in the South...he's looking a bit old now!
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on April 08, 2011, 01:56:54 PM
Richard Bilton (another Look North and Panorama presenter) drinks in my local.  I wonder if Caroline is his other half?  Must find out...
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on April 10, 2011, 12:12:52 PM
Found this on FaceTube too:-
[youtube:35z5d87m]tzHFG7sJvSY[/youtube:35z5d87m]
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on April 21, 2011, 10:09:56 PM
This was posted up on RHA website yesterday:-

http://www.robinhoodairport.com/press-r ... aster.html (http://www.robinhoodairport.com/press-releases/the-vulcan-has-landed...in-doncaster.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

(http://www.robinhoodairport.com/assets/_files/cached/img/390x260/apr_11/peel__1303401092_06-sf-rha-vulcan-xh558.jpg?access=3434T944)

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It will be free to view the plane between 22nd April and 2nd May, with the only fee coming in the form of parking. However, if guests make a purchase from Wetherspoons in the main terminal building, a discounted car parking ticket of £3 will be offered and this will cover the parking for the five hours the plane can be viewed - a saving of up to £7.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: jakspeed on April 22, 2011, 10:22:11 AM
She was on local Calendar news this morning saying she was on display until 2nd May  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Jimlad on April 23, 2011, 10:48:47 AM
There is a Double Page Spread on XH558 in today's (Saturday) Daily Telegraph in the MOTORING Section (page M2) (Heritage Pages)

 :D  :D

(Article also mentions Martin Withers on 4 wheels)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Grumpyjohn on April 23, 2011, 12:10:52 PM
Excellent piece in today's Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/new ... ulcan.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/8428972/The-last-Vulcan.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

John
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sarah Abbott on April 23, 2011, 02:04:47 PM
Also made BBC news website. England home page.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-13175040
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Gregg on April 23, 2011, 08:17:41 PM
From the Telegraph.....Barry Masefield, the diminutive AEO (Air Electronics Officer)


 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Mayfly on April 23, 2011, 08:45:32 PM
I think a lot of this has been taken from the Doncaster paper that did a report a couple of weeks ago. I know I've read it somewhere.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: billybear on April 23, 2011, 10:02:53 PM
the manager of robin hood airport was on the news on my local radio station , radio sheffield, today promoting all things vulcan!! he also mentiond the proposed flight on tuesday. yipee its all only 40 mins from me!! :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on May 05, 2011, 07:21:39 PM
From todays Bournemouth Echo

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc15/PUJNIE/Vulc003.jpg)

 ;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: dee on May 05, 2011, 08:40:00 PM
Good informative peice Phil, lets hope it brings in the required responce :)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sad Sam on May 05, 2011, 10:39:37 PM
Hot Iron well and truly struck Phill.

Few more articles like this in the local rags will really help.

P.m. your way
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Smudger565 on May 06, 2011, 07:11:44 AM
Well Done Phil :D  :D

Brings the plight to everyones attention and away from the AV vote :lol:  :lol:  if there is any attention to the AV voting ;)

PS
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on May 06, 2011, 02:07:02 PM
It's now up online at the Echo webstite.... and the critics are already moaning again  :lol:

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9 ... an_flying/ (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9009193.Help_keep_the_Vulcan_flying/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on May 06, 2011, 02:48:28 PM
That's because most contributors to the Echo website are very good at cooking pancakes.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sarah Abbott on May 09, 2011, 03:28:07 PM
Write up on Abingdon

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/9014581.Air_show_fans_on_cloud_nine/
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Nickolas on May 09, 2011, 05:47:06 PM
Good press from Oxford.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Cluny on May 09, 2011, 05:50:08 PM
Not entirly accurate but good enough for the Oxford Mail  :lol:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on May 16, 2011, 10:06:43 AM
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news ... o_the_air/ (http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/9027329.Cold_War_defender_is_taking_to_the_air/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on May 16, 2011, 10:13:11 AM
Jet Monthly is a new publication and the June edition on bookshelves now features:

5 pages on XH558 plus a centre page spread!
4 pages on Vulcans in general
4 pages on XL426 + lots of other interesting features and stories.

£3.95 or here: http://www.kelsey.co.uk/magazines.php?mag=jt (http://www.kelsey.co.uk/magazines.php?mag=jt" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Smudger565 on May 16, 2011, 08:03:46 PM
Quote from: "PA28"
Jet Monthly is a new publication and the June edition on bookshelves now features:

5 pages on XH558 plus a centre page spread!
4 pages on Vulcans in general
4 pages on XL426 + lots of other interesting features and stories.

£3.95 or here: http://www.kelsey.co.uk/magazines.php?mag=jt (http://www.kelsey.co.uk/magazines.php?mag=jt" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

I have just finished reading the articles mentioned by Ian very good good coverage of 558 & the other Vulcan articles are very informative as well :D  :D

Good magaizine  :D  :D

PS
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Smudger565 on May 25, 2011, 09:29:41 PM
I have just heard from my brother in Leeds & he says BBC Yorkshire show XH558 with Chairs & tables and people milling around. :!:  :!:

Does anyone know what the occasion was & when? :roll:  :roll: Was it the private function which was last weekend :)

PS
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: ian livingstone on May 25, 2011, 09:46:26 PM
Not sure but there's some Tweets on Twitter saying its the launch event for being based back in doncaster.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on May 27, 2011, 09:30:01 AM
http://www.thestar.co.uk/lifestyle/vulc ... _1_3417048 (http://www.thestar.co.uk/lifestyle/vulcan_jet_to_be_latest_attraction_1_3417048" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

http://www.industrytoday.co.uk/aerospac ... tres-/4988 (http://www.industrytoday.co.uk/aerospace/vulcan-returns-to-cold-war-hangar-to-be-centrepiece-for-events-education-and-engineering-centres-/4988" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/the-northe ... -yorkshire (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/the-northerner/2011/may/26/doncaster-vulcan-robin-hood-finningley-sheffield-university-engineering-yorkshire" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

http://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/ ... at_Kemble/ (http://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/9051179.Bomber_display_a_real_coup_at_Kemble/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

More news on the hangar in the newsletter this afternoon.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: jocelyn on May 27, 2011, 11:35:35 AM
Great coverage, well done all !
Although I do not recall any other instance of 558 being called "a spooky great bat" :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
love bats !! :D  (whatever their size!) :lol:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: jangor on May 27, 2011, 11:37:31 AM
Thats excellent news indeed...............   :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Topsy on May 27, 2011, 11:47:16 AM
All very positive and good to see that ideas are coming to fruition.  Thumbs up from me.  :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on May 29, 2011, 10:14:14 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -more.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1392001/Vulcan-stars-little-large-airshow-Falklands-bomber-takes-skies-more.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Hedge on May 29, 2011, 11:17:37 AM
I love that picture.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Ollie Impus on June 02, 2011, 08:33:51 PM
Good piece in last night's Shropshire Star promoting Cosford Air Show with about 1/4 page on the Vulcan story and specifically 558 - and mentioned how it's funded - but not a mention of the critical financial position.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: johnri on June 03, 2011, 04:43:50 PM
My brother Alan just E-Mailed the cutting below from what I think is the Portsmouth News

Don't know if you will be able to read the blurb, but a bit more welcome Media coverage.  :D  :D

JR

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/johnri69/Mail0071.jpg)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on June 04, 2011, 04:05:45 PM
A certain person was volunteered to do a live broadcast interview on BBC Radio Lincolnshire tomorrow, Sunday 5th (That would be me then!)

It is scheduled to be around 4pm on the Howard Leader Show and it's with regard to the 50th Anniversary book, the significance of XH558 and Vulcans to the region, and I hope, a bit on the new home.

I'll get as many good plugs in as possible and will be looking out for the trick/catch me out question they inevitably try to slot in over funding and what an expense it all is for just one aircraft!

Listen in if you are about: http://www.bbc.co.uk/lincolnshire/programmes (http://www.bbc.co.uk/lincolnshire/programmes" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on June 06, 2011, 03:42:47 PM
I got a mailshot email from the Yeovilton Air Day organisers trying to tempt me with tickets, and it's pretty much all Vulcan related.  They've even been useful enough to point out the funding is only up to July at this point......

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RNAS Yeovilton Air Day on 9 July is set to welcome back the mighty Avro Vulcan, XH588, for another spellbinding flying display. However, while its return to this flagship Royal Navy event seems assured, the financial climate could still act against it. A recent injection of sponsorship has given the Vulcan’s funding campaign a welcome boost and appears to have secured its continued airworthiness until the end of July. Its future, after that, remains uncertain at this stage.

The Avro Vulcan gave a show-stopping performance at Air Day 2010. The subject of one of the most high-profile aircraft restoration and maintenance campaigns of all time, XH588 has come to be known as ‘The People’s Aircraft’. That’s an indication of the passion and support much of the population has for the 50+ year-old Mighty Delta – the only Vulcan flying anywhere in the world, and a thundering reminder of the outstanding contribution made to the post-war jet age by British designers and engineers.

First flown in 1960, XH588 saw over three decades of RAF service. It then became a dedicated air display performer, prior to it being grounded in early 1993. Returned to the skies in 2007, its resurrection has brought it to the attention of a whole new generation of spectators.

From its bellowing engine surge on takeoff to the victorious climb that ends its routine, the Vulcan is unequalled in the airshow arena. Air Day’s organisers are confident that the Vulcan will, once more, be a complete show-stealer but remain mindful that its return is subject to its ongoing financial well-being. Up to date information on the Vulcan’s fundraising campaign is regularly published on the official XH558 website - http://www.vulcantothesky.org (http://www.vulcantothesky.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;).
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: brains_mt on June 06, 2011, 05:14:49 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/lincolnshire/programmes (http://www.bbc.co.uk/lincolnshire/programmes" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

Ian's interview is at about 1 hour into the programme and lasts for about 15 minutes. Well done Ian :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on June 08, 2011, 05:14:38 PM
I've just stuck a post and link on the Isle of Man TT facebook page.  Dunno if they'll ditch it or not, but I did say please, and mentioned I'm a 'liker' as I'm a genuine fan.... lol
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: katie_t on June 10, 2011, 11:52:03 AM
A bit about being on static display at Kemble http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/ ... story.html (http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Vulcan-s-flying-visit-airshow/story-12746561-detail/story.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

I'm not sure they really got the 'urgent need for funding' angle right, but we'll make sure people get the message next weekend.  ;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on June 20, 2011, 01:45:36 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gl ... e-13839934 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-13839934" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: dee on June 20, 2011, 01:50:25 PM
Wonderful pic of 558 :o  :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sarah Abbott on June 20, 2011, 05:27:39 PM
Some good photos from Kemble on the BBC website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-13839934
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: jangor on June 20, 2011, 09:57:52 PM
Quote from: "dee"
Wonderful pic of 558 :o  :D

Thats first one is a cracker........................ :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on June 22, 2011, 08:10:48 PM
Just found the following link posted by DamienB on the UKAR Forum { suprised he didn't post it on this forum ! }......
http://www.northantset.co.uk/news/local ... _1_2733321 (http://www.northantset.co.uk/news/local/corby/mum_s_ashes_take_to_the_skies_to_fulfil_dream_1_2733321" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: RHP on June 22, 2011, 11:07:28 PM
Mmmm - from the above link:

"XH558 – a recently restored aircraft and one of the few remaining Vulcans which is able to take flight. "
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on June 23, 2011, 09:06:56 AM
Well it's true , after a fashion -- after all , no doubt XM655 & XL426 are "able to take flight"....in much the same way as a certain Victor did 2 years ago !!  :lol:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on July 12, 2011, 06:29:10 PM
http://www.dinningtontoday.co.uk/lifest ... _1_3568239 (http://www.dinningtontoday.co.uk/lifestyle/features/keeping_the_last_vulcan_flying_1_3568239" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

and.....

http://www.worksopguardian.co.uk/news/l ... _1_3556282 (http://www.worksopguardian.co.uk/news/local-news/keeping_the_last_vulcan_flying_video_1_3556282" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on July 12, 2011, 07:23:41 PM
Nice article & vid  :)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Mayfly on July 18, 2011, 10:39:31 AM
The Sun (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/3700033/Once-Britains-first-defence-against-nuclear-annihilation-iconic-Vulcan-warplane-now-faces-extinction.html)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: brains_mt on July 18, 2011, 10:54:24 AM
Not bad for the Sun!

No mention of the Club though or how to help???


And I'm sure Sam wont mind being described as a vulcan enthusiast :lol:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on July 18, 2011, 11:12:36 AM
Not entirely sure the caption about her being a 'deadly bird' is entirely appropriate... lol

Edit:  just posted a comment giving the Club a plug and a link, dunno if it will escape moderation though.....
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on July 18, 2011, 11:34:52 AM
Online version, gives out the Text donation service. Not seen the paper, but know someone who will have a copy.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Mayfly on July 18, 2011, 11:35:18 AM
I don't see why it shouldn't - they have given the text donation number etc....
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on July 18, 2011, 11:35:43 AM
Just had to chuckle at the fact Sam's described as an "enthusiast"!!  :o  :shock:

For th Sun however, 'tis quite a well written piece though :)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on July 18, 2011, 11:52:54 AM
Well, I don't think you'll find many of the people involved who are more enthusiastic about 558 than Sam.  I'm sure he's plotting an extension to his back garden to keep her in after she retires from the sky.... lol
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: scampton61 on July 18, 2011, 04:03:46 PM
Big colour pic of 558 on the front page of Western Daily Press today
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on July 18, 2011, 04:31:57 PM
I see some berk on The Sun's site has decided that 558 should not fly "in case it falls on a row of houses"... :-s
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on July 18, 2011, 06:07:15 PM
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/fe ... ction.html (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/3700033/Once-Britains-first-defence-against-nuclear-annihilation-iconic-Vulcan-warplane-now-faces-extinction.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sad Sam on July 18, 2011, 07:36:17 PM
Hehe, i know it's true I read it in the sun!

What you see here is the end result of pretty much a whole day spent with the guy from the Sun and I've no idea how much time Micheal Trotter spent setting it up.  But all in all well worth while.

We are getting some good press coverage at the moment which is down to Richard and his team.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on July 18, 2011, 07:42:14 PM
Bugger, forgot to get a copy to keep.... lol

Edit:  found one! :D  Handed the paper, open to the right page to my missus, who promptly asked me why I got the paper specifically for an article about a mum-to-be who eats furniture polish.  I suggested she looked at the other page, with a ruddy great pic of 558 on it... lol
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: scampton61 on July 19, 2011, 12:13:13 PM
RIAT photo gallery on This Is Gloucestershire site, with a few of 558
http://tinyurl.com/3z6le7k

Oh, and apparently its a V2 bomber  :lol:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on July 21, 2011, 09:24:10 PM
Just found the following posted on the UKAR Forum......
http://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/ ... of_Vulcan/ (http://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/towns/chippenhamheadlines/9153086.Pewsham_boy_sells_toys_in_aid_of_Vulcan/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
{ As an aside .. if this article is correct , wouldn't it be a good gesture if someone "official" could arrange a 'thank you' letter or something ? }
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: jangor on July 21, 2011, 10:03:09 PM
Thanks for the link WCG................................. :D

thats great news...............and well done to specsavers to for matching what ever he makes.................... :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on July 23, 2011, 01:47:04 PM
:D

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9 ... _Festival/ (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9156420.Legendary_Vulcan_to_make_a_double_display_at_Bournemouth_Air_Festival/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on July 26, 2011, 01:54:45 PM
Link just published on the Touchdown News Newsgroup......
http://www.globalaviationresource.com/r ... /index.php (http://www.globalaviationresource.com/reports/2011/airshows-uk-bill-ramsey-vulcan-xh558-part-two/index.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: minty4371 on July 26, 2011, 01:58:33 PM
http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news ... _1_2894827 (http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/local_2_17092/raf_wittering_a_day_to_remember_for_raf_families_1_2894827" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: johnjosh43 on July 27, 2011, 05:40:58 PM
Latest Flypast has a feature on Vulcans and there is a rather enticing Vulcan on the cover :-)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on August 01, 2011, 11:37:30 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-14353704 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-14353704" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on August 03, 2011, 06:03:35 PM
Emailed my contact at the Bournemouth Echo about Vulcan successfully reaching the funding target. He will run a story to cover it within the next few days.

Nice that they can now run an article with good news about Vulcan. (Needless to say - that wont stop the 'whingers' comming out the woodwork... again)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on September 22, 2011, 06:39:14 PM
Is it really that long since we hit the headlines! ?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/m ... eview.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-app-reviews/8781015/Vulcan-to-the-Sky-app-review.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

We will have to send him version 1.2 when that is available in a few weeks....
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Nickolas on September 23, 2011, 08:34:55 AM
Good effort young man.
I hope the Trust has recognised the effort involved.

Good weekend everyone.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Landyman on September 23, 2011, 08:55:58 AM
I think is a great app and for a first effort is tremendous.
No doubt it will be tweaked and improved in time.

I'm now waiting for the iPad update and then the Android version so I can spend some more money. :D

Landyman.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on October 05, 2011, 07:00:38 PM
First story as a result of the London press conference....

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-storie ... -23469423/ (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/10/05/diamond-jubilee-vulcan-to-take-to-the-skies-in-honour-of-the-queen-115875-23469423/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: dee on October 05, 2011, 08:07:46 PM
Wonderful :)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: jangor on October 05, 2011, 10:00:58 PM
This is great news indeed..................  :D

has there been a mystery large donation made then to pay for all the work needed to get her ready for next year :?:  :?:  :?:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Nickolas on October 05, 2011, 10:17:19 PM
Excellent news.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: jocelyn on October 06, 2011, 10:02:41 AM
Excellent, first of many I hope !
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: brains_mt on October 06, 2011, 12:15:45 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/10 ... 96263.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/10/05/vulcan-bomber-last-remain_n_996263.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

http://news.scotsman.com/uk/Vulcan-to-f ... 6848499.jp (http://news.scotsman.com/uk/Vulcan-to-fly-in-jubilee.6848499.jp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: minty4371 on October 16, 2011, 07:29:26 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... pyard.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2049672/Vulcan-lands-starring-role-Royal-Jubilee-warplane-saved-scrapyard.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on October 17, 2011, 09:38:09 PM
"The world’s last flying Vulcan warplane, saved from the scrapyard by Mail on Sunday readers"

WTF?  Is this like when the Sun says it's overturned stuff happening in Parliament or something when they didn't do a thing, or has history been rewritten in some mysterious way?  I thought a certain Mr Walton and his family took delivery of 558 direct from the RAF, and she never went for scrap as such either?
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on October 18, 2011, 05:23:37 AM
Speedy........you don't remember the 2009 Appeal , then ??
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Gully on October 19, 2011, 05:43:05 PM
I think various newspapers have 'saved' 558 through publicising different appeals over the years. It's all good publicity.

As wcg says, it was the MoS's turn back in 2009...

Gully
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on October 19, 2011, 07:06:45 PM
I think you gotta let them have their glory-story in return for some publicity :)

Just been told there is a half page article in Hello magazine, page 45.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on October 20, 2011, 10:12:25 AM
http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/s/21017 ... sfold_park (http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/s/2101760_avro_vulcan_makes_last_flight_above_dunsfold_park" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: brains_mt on October 20, 2011, 10:40:51 AM
I don't mind who claims to save 558 as long as she is saved!!! :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on October 20, 2011, 02:12:37 PM
Quote from: "brains_mt"
I don't mind who claims to save 558 as long as she is saved!!! :D

In that case, I did.  :p
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on October 20, 2011, 02:21:36 PM
Quote from: "wcg"
Speedy........you don't remember the 2009 Appeal , then ??

No, actually.  A bit before my 558 time.  However, I seem to recall she's been 'saved' many times in the past, and I doubt you could argue that any individual, company or newspaper can claim to have done anything but help to save her, which is a massive difference.  That is with the most likely exception of the Walton family who originally bought her, Sir Jack Hayward for his donation that may well have saved the initial restoration, and of course, a certain Mr Eddie Forrester, without whom I strongly doubt we'd have seen through last year, never mind the one just gone.

Or maybe I'm just being picky?
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Gully on October 20, 2011, 06:28:13 PM
'Helping' save '558 doesn't make a headline though...

If a little journalistic licence is the price of national publicity, I have no objections.

Gully
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on October 20, 2011, 07:43:54 PM
I stand to be corrected { not having access to the old Forum any more means I can't check } , but I seem to recall that it was the primarily due to the publicity & support in the Mail in 2009 that led to a massive increase in public donations { and quite a few new Club & Forum Members } at a time when the outcome of the Appeal looked to be extremely doubtful.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sarah Abbott on October 20, 2011, 08:20:01 PM
And in 2007/8 I believe it was the Telegraph if my memory serves me correctly. I think we should be grateful for the publicity and they need headlines that sell.  :)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on October 20, 2011, 08:57:00 PM
Just had a quick "Wickle"........Telegraph was the 2007 { autumn } Appeal -- article says their readership donated £300k !
As for the Mail on Sunday  in the 2009 Appeal , their article says that their readership donated £500k in 5 days { and it was that Appeal that was really in crisis at the time }
As far as I'm concerned , if the articles help raise that ammount of money they can claim whatever publicity they want !!
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on October 21, 2011, 06:51:31 PM
http://www.mhwmagazine.co.uk/LatestNews ... 10363.html (http://www.mhwmagazine.co.uk/LatestNews/CESAB_forklift_truck_helps_only_remaining_airworthy_Vulcan_Bomber_keep_to_the_skies-10363.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on October 21, 2011, 07:36:58 PM
Quote : "Funded entirely by charitable donations and the UK Lottery's Heritage Fund...."
Err.......maybe someone should explain to them that the LHF payment was a one-off at the start of the restoration , as this reads as if it is still helping to fund the project !
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: planenut on October 21, 2011, 07:48:24 PM
A good item though.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Mayfly on October 25, 2011, 11:08:57 AM
Not sure the reporters opening words give the correct impression of facts .... 13 minutes in.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b016d42l/Look_North_%28Yorkshire%29_24_10_2011/
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Wizzy on October 25, 2011, 12:09:10 PM
Quote from: "Mayfly"
Not sure the reporters opening words give the correct impression of facts
Agreed.  Harry would have got it right!  :lol:

Thanks for the link - we missed Look North last night (we were watching It Takes Two  :oops:  :oops: )
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Mayfly on October 25, 2011, 12:21:52 PM
Then I have no sympathy  :lol:  - I didn't see it live as we get the Eastern version with Peter Levy,
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Landyman on October 25, 2011, 06:05:33 PM
Managed to get a little plug for the website on BBC Radio Suffolk this afternoon.
Lesley Dolphin was asking for people who had jobs starting with the letter V to phone in. We only heard about it near the end of the show but I phoned in as a double V  ie. Vulcan Volunteer.
They called me back and I managed to get just a couple of minutes right at the end of the programme. In the short time available I managed to tell her about the Diamond Jubilee next year and she asked me to give the website address.

Landyman.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: johnri on October 25, 2011, 07:29:25 PM
Nice one Richard. Cometh the moment, cometh the man.   ;)  :)

JR
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: planenut on October 25, 2011, 07:57:32 PM
I only had access to the printed report, but if it encourages just one more donation, it's got to be good for XH558; the majority of people who see/read the report would not be the avid enthusiast that one gets on here, and are already donees/members.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Landyman on November 14, 2011, 07:50:25 PM
Found this article in the Eastern Daily Press thanks to a thread on Pprune:

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/vulcan_veterans_sign_special_print_1_1125308
Landyman.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on November 17, 2011, 03:23:23 PM
More of 'The Vulcan Effect'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-so ... e-15763987 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-15763987" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on November 17, 2011, 05:58:57 PM
Quote from: "PA28"
More of 'The Vulcan Effect'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-so ... e-15763987 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-15763987" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)"

So does that mean any chance of any grants from the local travel/tourism/culture industry towards whatever facilites are put in at RHADS for 558? ;-)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on November 21, 2011, 07:14:40 PM
558 tours been on Look North this evening. Toni & Taff featured in the piece :)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on January 04, 2012, 01:02:05 PM
Just published:
http://profeng.com/news/vulcan-bomber-u ... nspections (http://profeng.com/news/vulcan-bomber-undergoes-winter-service-safety-inspections" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

Please show your support for the publicity by 'liking' at the bottom.

Currently featured on their Home page too: http://profeng.com/ (http://profeng.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Nickolas on January 04, 2012, 01:43:30 PM
Done.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: johnri on January 04, 2012, 04:15:42 PM
Also done.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Landyman on January 04, 2012, 05:13:19 PM
And me.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: dee on January 04, 2012, 06:02:11 PM
Done.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sad Sam on January 04, 2012, 06:12:08 PM
Turkey voting for Christmas here!
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Mags on January 04, 2012, 06:23:25 PM
Done :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: minty4371 on January 04, 2012, 06:25:05 PM
Done.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Ollie Impus on January 04, 2012, 09:50:42 PM
it is done
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: jangor on January 04, 2012, 09:51:50 PM
wont let me vote........

it says I need flash player 10 (I have 11,1,102,55 )or IE8, seeing as though I am more than happy with IE7, looks like I wont be voting......... :(
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Jimlad on January 04, 2012, 09:59:27 PM
I have voted
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Gully on January 05, 2012, 01:02:50 PM
Quote from: "jangor"
wont let me vote........

it says I need flash player 10 (I have 11,1,102,55 )or IE8, seeing as though I am more than happy with IE7, looks like I wont be voting......... :(

Strange - I voted on IE7: only needed other facilities to comment when I went on the site.

Gully
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: djrose007 on January 05, 2012, 01:11:15 PM
Just voted and don't forget the 'Share' button for facebook.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: jangor on January 05, 2012, 05:02:28 PM
Quote from: "Gully"
Quote from: "jangor"
wont let me vote........

it says I need flash player 10 (I have 11,1,102,55 )or IE8, seeing as though I am more than happy with IE7, looks like I wont be voting......... :(

Strange - I voted on IE7: only needed other facilities to comment when I went on the site.

Gully

just tried again, and it seems to have worked because the hand turned yellowybrownish.................. :)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: brains_mt on January 05, 2012, 05:14:15 PM
I've just voted.

Malcolm
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: ian livingstone on January 05, 2012, 09:33:27 PM
Also done, counter went up to 95 likes.

Ian
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: minty4371 on January 12, 2012, 02:00:57 PM
An article in our local paper today.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7155/6684298391_01b34603fa_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Nickolas on January 12, 2012, 08:00:14 PM
Yay, Cadets is a fabulous organisation for both sexes. Could not recommend it enough.
£120/yr for 100 parade nights of 2.5 hrs each.......value for money or what.
Where else could you get your kids on a weeks camp, full board and get change from £40??? Flying, shooting all thrown in.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: TBMike on January 12, 2012, 08:02:18 PM
I spent 5 years in the ATC, some of my best years. I too would recommend it to anyone.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Nickolas on January 12, 2012, 08:31:20 PM
:D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D
I'm also the Civ Com chairman @ 309 so get really involved with it all. :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on January 12, 2012, 08:40:56 PM
Happy memories of my days in the ATC. (2495 Hythe Sqn) back in the late 60's /early 70's

Summer camps at St Mawgan (flying in Chipmunks and clambering about in Shackletons), Brawdy (day with RAF Police dog section), Old Sarum (glider training). Duke of Edinburgh award challenges. Drill, Aircraft recognition nights etc... heady days but with very fond memories of cadging fags off the Flt Sgt drill instructor into the bargain  :lol:

Home base used to be Shore Road in Hythe - we had to negociate a few MTBs when doing drill practice.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on January 16, 2012, 05:18:16 PM
Looks like it was published a while back, but interesting content:

http://www.investindoncaster.co.uk/About_Us/Invest_In_Doncaster_Services/Aviation_Sector_Development/TOA_Issue_1/Issue_1.asp
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on January 24, 2012, 06:38:23 PM
Article in Yorkshire Post today with large pic of Martin and the Sheriffs of North, South, East & West Yorkshire. Will post up link when it appears on the website.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on January 24, 2012, 08:18:25 PM
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/aro ... _1_4172156 (http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/around-yorkshire/local-stories/sheriffs_ride_in_with_pledge_of_support_for_cold_war_bomber_1_4172156" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: jangor on January 24, 2012, 08:27:27 PM
I bet its not that often that 4 Sheriffs get together, lets hope it raises some much needed cash ;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on January 26, 2012, 05:03:53 PM
http://profeng.com/features/vulcan-battles-to-stay-airborne
Good article. Read it and it will help us keep top position!
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: planenut on January 26, 2012, 05:46:37 PM
Four Sheriffs? that's a whole posse! (http://s4.tinypic.com/8zfcls_th.jpg)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on February 06, 2012, 04:08:39 PM
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/at- ... _1_4212624 (http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/at-a-glance/main-section/future_of_charity_operating_last_vulcan_up_in_air_over_cash_crisis_1_4212624" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on February 07, 2012, 01:00:03 PM
Well , can't see any mention of this anywhere on the Forum {  :roll:  :evil:  }.......
Following from a post on the Touchdown News Newsgroup :

Afternoon all,

We've got some Vulcan news for you today as Gareth Stringer talks to Dr Robert
Pleming about another funding shortfall and the realistic prospects for the
project beyond 2012.

Vulcan XH558 - Winter Maintenance and 2012 Update With Dr Robert Pleming
http://www.globalaviationresource.com/reports/2012/airshows-avro-vulcan-xh558-update-with-dr-robert-pleming/index.php

With the UK's airshow season looming on a not-too-distant horizon, Gareth
Stringer caught up with the the Vulcan to the Sky Trust's Chief Executive, Dr
Robert Pleming, to discuss the chances of XH558 playing her part in a unique
year and whether it could be the last opportunity to see her.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: scampton61 on February 07, 2012, 01:58:10 PM
Quote from: "wcg"
Well , can't see any mention of this anywhere on the Forum {  :roll:  :evil:  }.......

There's nothing of any significance in that article that hasn't already been given to supporters FIRST via the e-newsletters (in particular the one linked from the trustees statement, so why the evils?
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on February 07, 2012, 03:41:12 PM
Quite simply , it's the old argument that 'communication is everything' , and has nothing to do with "Supporters must know first"
As this interview was given last week { according to the article } , why not give a "heads up" on the Forum , in the Newsletter , or on the main Website - given that it is the Trust's - to inform people that an article / interview  is due to be published ?
That way , those that want to can disseminate the information -- be that via Twitter , their Facebook pages or on other Fora/Newsgroups.
Reading through this thread , most of the posts are along the lines of "I found this in our local newspaper today...."
Surely it would be better if they were more in the nature of "There will be an article/interview in/on 'XYZ' on 'xxx'-day" ?
Just having a quick read through the posts --- of the ones which are giving advanced notice of forthcoming features , the vast majority are those done by Club Members rather than the Trust.....the only Trust one I can find which falls into this category is the one in 2010 mentioning the forthcoming adverts in various magazines ; Other than that , all mention of Trust articles or TV/radio interviews appear to be retrospective.
A common line from the Trust is "spread the word". Therefore , I would have thought it preferable to forwarn people of upcoming features.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on February 07, 2012, 04:23:57 PM
This has only been published today and is planned to feature in the newsletter at 5pm.
Only natural to let GAR have first chance of promoting it and we will now follow on. Features like this have to be 'built' first, then you link to them. Crikey - please give us chance for the thing to be hosted and then linked too....

Problem with the internet, is that everyone is on to anything straight away.. lots of switches and knobs to tweak and it's humanly impossible to do them all at once, no matter how well intentioned we are.. but as ever, we will take the flack. Meantime, I'll now upload the pictures to the latest service pictures under 'latest news' that are also linked in the newsletter.....  then later, last months Flying Fund Draw etc... etc...

And no, I'm not blowing my own trumpet, but can you understand the work that has to go on here???   Oh, had to finish off the newsletter first!

So in other words folks, cut us some slack please- have patience and all will be revealed....

Cheers,
Ian
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Topsy on February 07, 2012, 05:19:40 PM
You're doing a grand job PA28. Keep it up fella, it's appreciated.

That goes for all the others working behind the scenes too.  :)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Mags on February 07, 2012, 10:16:56 PM
Last thing we need right now is any flack to the folks who do a helluva good job for 558 - on top of day jobs.
Please can we pull together?
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: jocelyn on February 08, 2012, 07:22:22 AM
My feelings exactly !
We all have moans about this and that, but a lot of work is being done all the time, and we should be thankful that dedicated people just  get on with it and rarely get thanked.
Great article/photos in the GAR article btw, but the comment at the end is great, coming from Neil McCarthy, who knows a great deal about having to raise money for a jet, what a nice gesture, made my day !  :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on February 08, 2012, 08:23:53 AM
Well , Scampton61 asked me what I thought was wrong , so I replied. Those who are seeing it as "flack" or "Trust bashing" are placing their own interpretation on what I posted.
Ian ;
Forgive me if I'm wrong , but aren't you the "Marketing & Events Manager" { or so it says on the list of Trust contacts } ??
If so , then surely the task of updating people on forthcoming interviews/articles would fall within the remit of Richard Clarke , who is the "Press & PR Manager" ?? Or does every posting on here or on the Facebook page relating to the Trust have to be made by you ? { no , I don't mean that in a sarcastic way ... I mean : are you the only Trust Member 'authorised' to do so , or do all such posts have be passed down to your 'office' as it is your responsibility to post them ? }


To clarify my previous post & thus hopefully to explain my reasoning behind it :
The Internet is different from 'conventional media' , as any articles are available until removed by the Website.

With newspaper articles , surely it is preferable for people to know beforehand that an article is to be published ? { who knows....the newspaper publishers may notice an increase in sales on that day , especially if people tell them why , and may be more likely to feature such articles in future }
And if you only find out about it a day or two after it's been published , then what ?? If you are lucky , the newspaper in question will have the article on their website. Failing that , how many people will bother contacting the newspaper asking "do you have a back-copy from 'x-y-z' , because it had an article about XH558 in it ?" ??

Magazines differ in as much that they are usually available for a period of between a week and a month { unless sold out }....but again , if you miss it , how many people are going to contact the publishers asking  "do you have a back-copy from 'x-y-z' , because it had an article about XH558 in it ?" ?? { After all , many magazines still do not have a website featuring articles from past editions }

Radio/television.... yes , the likes of the BBC have facilities such as "iPlayer"/"Listen again" , but do local stations ?
Was it 2010/11 { just checked : 27th Oct. 2010 } ..... there was a post made here : "Received text from Fiona at 7ish this morning (thanks Fi!) to let me know Dr Pleming had just been on Radio Five." with a link to BBC iPlayer .  I posted that link on several Newsgroups & Fora { although the Fora weren't aviation ones } that I was a member of at the time.....the general response ??  "I'd have listened to it live , but I can't be a****d to go on iPlayer & listen to it !"

Hope that explains things better.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on February 09, 2012, 02:49:47 PM
I think that's called (in management psycho babble) Pre-emptive marketing to a specific target.

Enough people here know my views on the way news is disseminated so I'll just keep my mouth shut ......
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: jangor on February 09, 2012, 03:23:22 PM
I think that advanced notice of an article appearing in the paper, or someone being interviewed on the radio is 100 times better than being told about it afterwards. ;)

I agree with the things you mentioned in your last post WCG.................. :)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on February 09, 2012, 04:17:49 PM
Hi all,

RC is a part time volunteer (although he spends a great deal of time on XH558), and is responsible for populating stories to Press and Media in the regions, as indeed, are our retained PR agency that mainly cover Nationals and major magazine titles.

It is often a 'scatter-gun' policy, and you never know what is going to be published or printed and on what channels or at what time. If a Radio interview or TV clip is planned, it is often at very short notice and many times, plans are changed if the nominated crew are sent off to 'a bigger story' by their producer. If we are well aware of an event in advance, we would certainly publicise it - after all, it' s in our interests as 'marketeers' to do so.
 
If it's anything to do with our direct online presence, be that, newsletters, 'latest news', this forum notice section, main web pages, webstore etc..  then it is my responsibility to update them. This is a very rich in content, complex website and you have to be familiar with the software. So, in direct answer, yes, I publish all 'online' messages from the Trust.

However, that is also just part of what I do, so getting it all done 'instantaneously' is not always possible when dealing with breaking news on the internet. Between the agency and myself, we also look after Twitter and Facebook feeds, whilst I have merchandise development, ordering, marketing concepts  and script writing duties as a major part of my daily life.

Add in an Appeal, with the team analysing about ten different income streams to arrive at the daily takings for publication, you might just get the idea of why (when we quite rightly have a small team) things can't always happen straight away. Very soon, the whole mix changes, (or should I say, gets more complex) as we hope to start planning the 2012 season providing funds are found by the deadline.

Above all, we all try our best. Like I said, I'm not looking for brownie points, but you have to imagine some comments cut deep with the team when everyone here is running their little socks off! I'm here all the time viewing, but less able to partake in conversations and general banter.

Meantime, here is the first story off a press release that was issued with an 'all points bulletin' yesterday. Let's hope more channels pick it up soon.

http://3d-car-shows.com/2012/future-of- ... uary-29th/ (http://3d-car-shows.com/2012/future-of-last-flying-vulcan-to-be-decided-on-february-29th/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This one correctly identifies that the total balance is needed by 31st March.


Regards,
Ian
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on February 09, 2012, 08:24:37 PM
Already posted this in another topic.......
The following has appeared on the RIAT website today { Thursday being the day they update their attendance list } :
http://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/Newsroom/news/aviation-jewel-set-for-diamond-display
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: jangor on February 09, 2012, 09:21:37 PM
Thanks for the link Clive........... ;)

interesting read...... :)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Landyman on February 16, 2012, 07:47:51 PM
Not exactly press coverage but on Channel 4 news a couple of minutes ago Andrew Brooks of the Air League was being interviewed about the new Anglo/French unmanned fighter and was proudly wearing his Vulcan pin badge.

Landyman.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: TimS on February 25, 2012, 10:59:31 PM
There's a short appeal article with photo in the March magazine edition of the IET's Engineering & Technology journal. There's an online version http://eandt.theiet.org/magazine/2012/02/number-news.cfm here.

Tim.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on February 26, 2012, 04:31:51 PM
Another article in the Bournemouth Daily Echo....

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9 ... ep_flying/ (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9552420.Vulcan_bomber_needs___300_000_to_keep_flying/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

Not been visited by the usual trolls yet, however the only comments so far quite rightly wonder  if someone hasn't put a new date on an old article....
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on February 26, 2012, 05:07:42 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Another article in the Bournemouth Daily Echo....

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9 ... ep_flying/ (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9552420.Vulcan_bomber_needs___300_000_to_keep_flying/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Not been visited by the usual trolls yet, however the only comments so far quite rightly wonder  if someone hasn't put a new date on an old article....

That new date on an 'old story' is down to me keeping the Echo informed of the current plight. My contact had asked to be kept informed regarding Vulcan. I sent him a link to our current homepage - he did the rest by making it a news item.

....... and yes, no doubt he and the Vulcan will be getting some negative comments - as per usual. On the positive side ... it is publicity and a reminder that a Vulcan STILL exists ! (just)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Hedge on March 25, 2012, 08:43:28 AM
In this months EVO magazine we get an indirect mention in Nick Trott's Ed Speak.

He is talking about the new Lamborghini Aventador J and mentions that "Without cars like the J, or Adele's voice, or the fact that a Vulcan is still flying (just), or that Ducati built a road-going MotoGP bike, or Slash's guitar playing, life could soon escalate into an exercise in futility."

Only a brief mention but perhaps something that could be followed up on in the future. Petrolheads love her Ladyship. :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: johnri on March 25, 2012, 04:28:13 PM
There is also a small piece in today's Sunday Express.

JR
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on March 25, 2012, 04:49:21 PM
Take it you mean this :
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/310285/The-last-Vulcan-needs-you
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: tabby on April 12, 2012, 12:27:17 PM
Today's Daily Telegraph page 15 . Nice photos and positive copy !!

Tabby
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: StAthan lecky on April 12, 2012, 06:08:56 PM
Can you put a link up for this.
 :D

Please

Mike
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on April 28, 2012, 06:28:21 AM
XH558 & interviews with Martin Withers and Andy Marson on BBC News24  today { just been on at 06:20 , so presumably will be repeated } discussing the Black Buck missions.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: dee on April 28, 2012, 09:24:57 AM
Thanks to Twitter i caught Martin and 558 on BBC news at 8-40,, Brilliant!!
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on April 28, 2012, 09:49:25 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17878657 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17878657)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: TBMike on April 28, 2012, 04:41:21 PM
It's number one on the most watched list at the moment. :-)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: isibob on April 28, 2012, 05:53:25 PM
Also Radio interview this morning on Radio 5 Live – with some good plugs for the VTTS by Martin last approx 7 minutes
 
Scroll to 1:52:45
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... 8_04_2012/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01gxsw6/Weekend_Breakfast_28_04_2012/)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on May 20, 2012, 02:58:31 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18137147
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: arnk on June 01, 2012, 12:56:49 PM
Tuesday's Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/aviation/9297248/Test-flight-explosions-leave-Vulcan-bomber-grounded-for-Jubilee.html

Epworth Bells Advertiser

http://www.epworthbells.co.uk/news/isle-news/vulcan-engine-failure-beyond-repair-1-4601181

Al
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: deeleyt on June 01, 2012, 09:51:49 PM
Argh - Technicians - Does nobody know that we have engineers - and they are very good - Technicians work in a bay, wear white coats and drink alot of tea, and no much else.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on June 01, 2012, 10:24:01 PM
Bournemouth Echo had this on page 3 today...  

I am ever hopeful that she will be up and running by the time Bournemouth Air Festival comes round. She deserves a seaside outing this year. (Having missed a few - due to going tech and weather issues over the past years)

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9 ... destroyed/ (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9739784.VIDEO__Vulcan_may_be_no_show_at_Air_Festival_after_engines_destroyed/)

 :(
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on June 02, 2012, 08:13:59 AM
Quote from: "deeleyt"
Argh - Technicians - Does nobody know that we have engineers - and they are very good - Technicians work in a bay, wear white coats and drink alot of tea, and no much else.
Standard factory terminology.....
The 'pecking order' is usually :
"Operators" use machines ; "Setters" ensure the machines are producing the right sized parts ; "Fitters" replace basic items { and have "Fitters mates" to act as 'gofers'/make the tea for them } ; "Technicians" { "Techies" } replace more complicated items and/or repair basic items ; "Engineers" do the things the "Techies" can't...or more usually these days , sit in offices drinking loads of tea & filling out reams of paperwork !!
'Sparkies' , on the other hand , are usually only subdivided into 2 species : "Electricians" & "Electrical Engineers".
 :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Joseph on June 02, 2012, 08:24:19 AM
Quote from: "deeleyt"
Argh - Technicians - Does nobody know that we have engineers - and they are very good - Technicians work in a bay, wear white coats and drink alot of tea, and no much else.

Deeleyt: Unfortunately due to the increased technology in motor vehicles, mechanics are now refered to as technicians. So everybody with a tool box full of spanners is now a technician. White coats belong to laboratory technicians. Clip boards and tea are the tools progress chasers or yes! men and women. Where as engineers now wear shirts and ties and hide in offices behind their computers.

This  next bit must only be read by real engineers (People who can think, look, advise, problem solve and complete the task) No offence intended or implied. so if you are a real fully qualified times served engineer I apologise for any possible offence.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: deeleyt on June 02, 2012, 10:45:19 PM
Sorry - this engineer don't wear shirt and ties, I do have a computer, but i never hide behind it althoughI use it alot (Oh - I might be behind a computer, because I'm fixing it), I am always available to sort out problems other can (or wont)

Yes had a conversation along those lines when I took a car in the other day, Yes, sir I will get one of our "Technicians" to look at your car. Oh no you wont you'll get a proper mechanic to look at it.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Landyman on June 28, 2012, 02:36:34 PM
Link pinched from Facebook :-

http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/ ... -1-3992230 (http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/local-news/sponsorship-plea-to-get-vulcan-airbourne-1-3992230)

Landyman.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on July 10, 2012, 07:26:09 PM
Big article in Yorkshire Post business section today with quarter page pic of 558 with Reds.

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/at- ... -1-4723472 (http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/at-a-glance/main-section/cameron-sees-vulcan-return-to-skies-1-4723472)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PXProgrammer on July 12, 2012, 10:51:31 PM
Caught the end of midlands evening news about Queens visit to Cosford, apparently the Queen was asking about 558's bit of engine trouble.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: planenut on July 13, 2012, 08:58:38 AM
That's very interesting, it must be difficult at times to maintain an interest in anything specific with such a busy schedule that they are on. Is there any link to that?
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PXProgrammer on July 13, 2012, 09:31:52 AM
Try this link
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... 2_07_2012/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01knp2j/Midlands_Today_12_07_2012/)

At 23:40 :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: planenut on July 13, 2012, 09:58:59 AM
Great link, looks like they all had a fantastic day, and did you ever see so many teeth? everybody smiling, and now us, because Her Majesty the Queen is aware of our Special Lady!
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on July 18, 2012, 05:15:12 PM
Our Flypast is making the headlines...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/ ... Queen.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/queen-elizabeth-II/9408398/Vulcan-bomber-performs-Diamond-Jubilee-tribute-to-Queen.html)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on July 18, 2012, 06:05:24 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... rence.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2175390/Queen-enjoys-Vulcan-bomber-flypast-Diamond-Jubilee-visit--beach-trip-difference.html)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: mantula on July 18, 2012, 06:22:59 PM
http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/ (http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on July 18, 2012, 06:40:55 PM
You need to go down to the 'The Queen's visit to South Tyneside' video in the previous link.  558 features at 0:43
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on July 18, 2012, 06:44:17 PM
A brief mention and appearance on Look North (North East) too.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: eagle770 on July 19, 2012, 09:32:16 AM
Apparently there was a piece on Wave FM (Hampshire) this morning by Shireen Jordan about the Bournemouth Air Show and how lucky they were to be having the Vulcan this year on both days. I have had a quick look but can't find a copy on their site. I didn't hear it in Brussels but my wife (at home in Gosport) did and said it was a good positive piece.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PhillyJ on July 19, 2012, 10:39:27 AM
Yep, heard it myself....and it was repeated on each News item on the half hour this morning. So plenty of coverage. Wave are pretty good, I've been hassling them for years over XH558 and they've always mentioned her on air when I've emailed in!
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Bryank on July 19, 2012, 11:09:06 AM
Quote from: "PhillyJ"
Yep, heard it myself....and it was repeated on each News item on the half hour this morning. So plenty of coverage. Wave are pretty good, I've been hassling them for years over XH558 and they've always mentioned her on air when I've emailed in!

I heard it also a couple of times - Interesting point this year is Wave are a sponsor of the Bournemouth Air Festival  so I'd expect a lot more mentions of displays as the time gets closer. Previously they were somewhat circumspect and avoided mentioning much about the Festival (apart from the traffic) as a rival station was sponsoring it!
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: eagle770 on July 19, 2012, 11:32:21 AM
This from the Shoreham website - latest news

"3rd time lucky for the Vulcan?

We hope that Avro Vulcan B2 will be able to put in appearances on both days of the Shoreham Airshow in 2012. We cannot deny that we have been very unlucky with weather and aircraft servicability in 2010 & 2011, but when the aircraft did appear in 2009 it quite simply brought the showground to a standstill.

2012 is a landmark year for the Vulcan. The type is celebrating 60 years siince its first flight and it is also the 30th Anniversary of the Falklands War in which the RAF’s last active Vulcans saw their only combat in the Black Buck series of operartions. The Vulcan to the Sky Trust’s Chief Pilot Martin Withers was the captain of the Vulcan that performed the first Black Buck raid which damaged the runway at Port Stanley rendering unusable for the Argentine fast jets.

Fingers crossed the weather plays balls for the return of the Vulcan howl over Sussex!"

and so say all of us  :D  :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sad Sam on July 19, 2012, 03:44:50 PM
We've been getting a good plug out of BBC Radio Solent this morning as well as "AIRglide Ltd" who are sponsoring us to appear on Saturday

Listen again here about 1hr 24 min

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/p00vgxlm (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/p00vgxlm)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on July 19, 2012, 07:41:06 PM
From todays Bournemouth Echo :

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9 ... _Festival/ (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9825696.Vulcan_bomber_set_to_roar_at_Bournemouth_Air_Festival/)

The usual negative comments by morons that don't know the facts.......  :roll:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Mags on July 20, 2012, 10:21:34 AM
Can't believe some the comments on Bournemouth echo - they should get their facts right :evil:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on July 23, 2012, 09:23:01 AM
British V-Power!

http://www.practicalclassics.co.uk/ (http://www.practicalclassics.co.uk/)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: arnk on July 23, 2012, 11:35:04 PM
Quote from: "PA28"
British V-Power!

http://www.practicalclassics.co.uk/ (http://www.practicalclassics.co.uk/)

A good fun article - well done all for organising it.

Al
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: arnk on July 24, 2012, 11:56:01 PM
XH558's arrival at Farnborough gets a mention in the Aug E&T IET magazine

http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2012/jul/farnborough-opening.cfm

Al
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on August 23, 2012, 07:40:53 PM
558 was the main picture in the printed Bournemouth Echo today....
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on September 09, 2012, 06:42:11 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-me ... e-19536546 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-19536546)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: StAthan lecky on September 10, 2012, 10:56:48 AM
Chris Evans gave us a brief mention this morning on his radio 2 program at about seven minutes past seven.

 :D

Mike
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on September 10, 2012, 12:54:00 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... Breakfast/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01mk0sw/The_Chris_Evans_Breakfast_Show_Robbie_Williams_joins_us_for_Breakfast/) at 38:00
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on October 13, 2012, 04:31:46 AM
BBC News :
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-19926464
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: gm8jip on October 13, 2012, 05:57:38 PM
Just caught the tail end (pardon the pun) of XH558 being on BBC South Today. The West Berkshire regional group were at our Thatcham Festival Of Arts And Crafts today an we did really well.
This is my 200th post!
Regards, Graeme.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on October 15, 2012, 11:33:50 AM
Today's Daily mail website :
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2217846/Last-Cold-War-Vulcan-bomber-final-flight-year-soaring-restoration-costs.html
Quote :
The only action that XH558 saw was in the Falklands War in 1982 when it flew 8,000 miles to bomb the runway at Port Stanley and Argentinian planes on the ground.  :o  :roll:
Oh , how I laughed !!  :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on October 15, 2012, 02:04:38 PM
There's an article in the online and printed edition of the Bournemouth saying that XH557 is unlikely to fly after 2013.

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9 ... al_flight/ (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9984656.2013_will_see_Vulcan_s_final_flight/)

 :roll:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Gully on October 15, 2012, 02:24:17 PM
I'd be very impressed if XH557 flew ever again!!  :lol:

Gully
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on October 15, 2012, 03:02:38 PM
557 was an interesting Vulcan, as she was fitted with 201s, then went to Filton at one point and had a 301 fitted in one of the wings, then a while later a second one in the same wing so they could test the intake arrangements, before finally the other two on the other side swapped out.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: gm8jip on October 16, 2012, 08:09:43 AM
Daily Mail have a BIG article on XH558 !
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... costs.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2217846/Last-Cold-War-Vulcan-bomber-final-flight-year-soaring-restoration-costs.html)
Regards, Graeme.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on October 16, 2012, 12:22:33 PM
Quote from: "gm8jip"
Daily Mail have a BIG article on XH558 !
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... costs.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2217846/Last-Cold-War-Vulcan-bomber-final-flight-year-soaring-restoration-costs.html)
Regards, Graeme.

"The only action that XH558 saw was in the Falklands War in 1982 when it flew 8,000 miles to bomb the runway at Port Stanley and Argentinian planes on the ground."

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!!!
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: StAthan lecky on October 18, 2012, 07:59:01 PM
Just seen an article on Look North about 558,some interesting points from Messrs Edmondson and Pleming,mixed messages again requesting funding for 2013 and then the carrot dangling of further investigation into the possibility of extending the flying life of 558.Taff was busy as ever inspecting an engine bay,looks like they are swapping out an ECU,it would be nice to know from the Trust the exact FI that is left on the airframe (in simple easy to understand terms) and the cycles left on the ECU's and how the possible modification would tie in with these two figures with regards to extending the flying life !
 :?

Mike
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Mayfly on October 18, 2012, 10:13:01 PM
Very mixed messages! the reporter pointing to the Bomb Bay doors and saying these doors were opened over the Falklands.  :o   :lol:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on November 03, 2012, 08:36:19 AM
BBC News website today :
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-19952395
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on November 03, 2012, 03:11:26 PM
'Most shared article' status at the moment....

"Chief engineer Mr Stone said he has had to have "words" with some of the pilots over the years who have pulled manoeuvres and airborne stunts which have made him "almost fall off his chair" as he watched from the ground."

I can't think who that might have been! :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on November 07, 2012, 07:52:47 PM
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/1 ... _of_funds/ (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10030926.Vulcan_team_halt_all_engineering_work_over_lack_of_funds/)

 :(
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Gregg on November 07, 2012, 09:00:30 PM
The comments following that aren't exactly promising are they?
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on November 07, 2012, 09:39:35 PM
They never are in the Echo, no matter who or what the article is about!
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on November 16, 2012, 09:08:17 AM
http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news-in-hi ... -32232245/ (http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news-in-hinckley/local-news/hinckley-news/2012/11/15/funds-needed-for-hinckley-s-vulcan-bomber-charity-105367-32232245/)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on December 19, 2012, 06:07:04 PM
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/1 ... _Festival/ (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10116789.Vulcan_likely_to_fly_at_Bournemouth_Air_Festival/)

The usual 'whingers' have already started posting comments.  :roll:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Bryank on December 19, 2012, 08:07:03 PM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10116789.Vulcan_likely_to_fly_at_Bournemouth_Air_Festival/

The usual 'whingers' have already started posting comments.  :roll:

Well it is the Echo.. Sadly they have attracted the biggest bunch of moaners I have ever known on a news website. Though some of the nationals have the same problem. Story sounds positive though  :)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: speedy on December 25, 2012, 02:33:40 PM
Some of us are professional moaners on the Echo website, purely as a caricature of the other regulars, most of whom are too daft to see that half the contributers are actually making fun of the other half whose inane comments are genuine stupidity rather than sarcasm...  :twisted:  :twisted:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on January 17, 2013, 10:33:26 AM
Apparently Martin was on Chris Evans' breakfast show this morning. Some good publicity for 558 & Carfest by the sounds of it. Maybe the One Show next?
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: jakspeed on January 17, 2013, 12:07:52 PM
Quote from: "MrTim"
Apparently Martin was on Chris Evans' breakfast show this morning. Some good publicity for 558 & Carfest by the sounds of it. Maybe the One Show next?
It was a good interview with a very enthusiastic Martin saying give us your money!  :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on January 17, 2013, 12:56:16 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pt629 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pt629)

Starts at 1:53.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: brains_mt on January 17, 2013, 01:10:31 PM
Nice one Martin :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on January 24, 2013, 06:53:46 PM
Excellent feature just been on Look North.  Live interview with Taff, and some suggestion that life could be extended.  Fingers crossed.

Well done Taff (http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/clapping.gif)

Will try and post up link later if it appears on iPlayer.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: brains_mt on January 24, 2013, 10:18:50 PM
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=481 ... =2&theater (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4817323424595&set=vb.170427449654925&type=2&theater)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sad Sam on January 25, 2013, 09:27:11 AM
Here is a link for last nights look North.

You can watch the whole thing or scroll through to about 17.44.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01q44jw/Look_North_(Yorkshire)_24_01_2013/

Only a short link (valid for 10 hours when I posted) but I am trying to get something a bit more permanent.

Enjoy.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Margaret price on January 25, 2013, 11:37:20 AM
We've just watched it.  What a brilliant feature -  although the male presenter in the studio was more interested in egg and chips!  The lady obviously loved the Vulcan.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: brains_mt on January 25, 2013, 12:05:58 PM
Great stuff :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: peteuk1 on January 26, 2013, 12:04:15 AM
Here it is in a more permanent form - thanks to Rob from xh558- fb (:-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmyJVjS7QcI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmyJVjS7QcI)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: ian livingstone on January 27, 2013, 09:13:11 AM
Lovely.  Thanks for posting the link
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Ollie Impus on January 27, 2013, 11:00:38 AM
Nice piece of publicity. Appreciate the youtube version
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: sweetktg on February 15, 2013, 03:53:58 PM
A familiar person to us wearing one of our tops on Episode 13 of Series 4 of Ice Pilots. The logo is shown clearly in shot quite a few times in the closing minutes of the show  :D
[attachment=0:14vn5iyw]BD_VTST_IP413_.jpg[/attachment:14vn5iyw]
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on March 15, 2013, 05:24:40 PM
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/1 ... ock_band_/ (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10292195.Is_the_Vulcan_XH558_going_into_partnership_with_a_sleaze_rock_band_/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on March 16, 2013, 12:41:09 PM
Oops.....another story published in the press { and it was discussed on other aviation fora earlier last week as well } before the VTST have the chance to make their "official announcement" about it !!  :roll:

And before anyone has a go at me for criticising VTST , it's the opposite -- the press and whoever was responsible for giving out the info on other fora before VTST have formally announced it are the ones who deserve criticism.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Mayfly on March 16, 2013, 03:39:26 PM
It was on 558s FB page last Thursday so I can only assume it was the VTST who posted the info as it said all will be revealed on 21st
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on March 16, 2013, 04:17:24 PM
All it has on Facebook as far as I can tell is what was posted in the last newsletter -- the logo & "Don't let me die, I wanna fly..all will be revealed on 21.03.2013"
In other words , less than what the newspaper article revealed & conciderably less than various posters put on other fora { although it's hard to check in one case , as it was on the recently-deleted XH558 topic on UKAR }
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Mayfly on March 16, 2013, 05:18:19 PM
I haven't seen the news paper report but what I meant was you can't expect to post a photo on FB and keep the info back. A pretty distinctive logo so a little detective work would lead you to the group concerned.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Gregg on March 16, 2013, 05:55:35 PM
You mean Knock Out Kain?  :D  classic 80's head banging cheese rock  :lol:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: brains_mt on March 16, 2013, 06:15:17 PM
Its something to do with a band called Knock Out Kaine and thats all I can find out by browsing.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on March 16, 2013, 06:48:17 PM
Quote from: "brains_mt"
Its something to do with a band called Knock Out Kaine and thats all I can find out by browsing.

You Tube have a few links to KOK... make of them what you will !  :roll:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Gregg on March 16, 2013, 07:03:51 PM
Yup, time to break out me leather trousers ( yes, I did have a pair) and get me a headband  :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: StAthan lecky on March 17, 2013, 11:44:36 AM
Quote from: "Gregg"
Yup, time to break out me leather trousers ( yes, I did have a pair) and get me a headband  :D
I hope that you know a good tailor or seamstress who can let your trousers out for you,otherwise you will probably end up with a strangulated hernia or crushed nuts  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Mike
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sad Sam on March 17, 2013, 12:18:17 PM
I see the usual suspects couldn't wait to have a go in the Echo.

I wonder which part of "XH 558 is not government funded, is not owned by the RAF, is the peoples aircraft - only you can make it happen" they don't understand?

I realise life in Bournemouth can be a bit slow but some of those people need to get out more.

And no I don't know anything about "knock out Kaine" either.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Topsy on March 17, 2013, 08:00:05 PM
Hope it means the Vulcan's volume goes up to 11 this year!
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: djrose007 on March 18, 2013, 09:47:24 AM
Heard on BBC Radio 4 'Today' programme that interest in engineering is increasing in UK schools. Lots of examples were quoted but not a word about aviation. Tried to find something on the BBC website to send a comment in but there's nothing in the news pages, including the science and technology section.
I'll just send a comment about the item to make sure they are aware of XH558's contribution to inspire engineering in the UK's youth.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on March 21, 2013, 05:31:13 PM
Seems the Bournemouth Echo have inside info  :lol:

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/1 ... e_Vulcan_/ (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10305426.Can_rock_band_Knock_Out_Kaine_s_charity_single_help_save_the_Vulcan_/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on March 21, 2013, 06:20:47 PM
It's in 'latest news' on the home page and feature in tomorrow's newsletter.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sarah Favell on March 22, 2013, 01:46:34 PM
An article in this week's Harborough Mail :-)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on April 16, 2013, 01:41:36 PM
Lee makes the headlines!

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/help_keep_i ... _1_2019973 (http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/help_keep_iconic_plane_in_the_skies_1_2019973" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: leslie on April 16, 2013, 03:54:33 PM
Quote from: "PA28"
Lee makes the headlines!

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/help_keep_i ... _1_2019973 (http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/help_keep_iconic_plane_in_the_skies_1_2019973" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)


Dam it!!!!!!
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: leslie on April 16, 2013, 03:56:22 PM
There were 2 more articles last year but i didnt scan and post them up lol
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Landyman on April 16, 2013, 10:20:13 PM
Nice article, well done Lee.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Landyman on April 16, 2013, 10:22:22 PM
Good to see trustee Gerald Howarth wearing his Vulcan lapel badge on ITN national news tonight.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wcg on April 16, 2013, 10:50:57 PM
As he did on every other show he was on today { and a big thumbs-up to him for referring to the Union Flag by it's proper name }  :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: brains_mt on April 17, 2013, 06:42:18 PM
Just watching the local East Midlands news and as part of the round up of Maggie's local involvement they showed about 20 seconds of her visit to Bruntingthorpe to visit the vulcan in 2007, her last visit to the east Midlands.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on April 19, 2013, 09:43:06 AM
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Roc ... z2QppqbX1b (http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Rock-legend-pilot-Bruce-Dickinson-supports/story-18733927-detail/story.html#axzz2QppqbX1b" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PA28 on May 17, 2013, 08:50:48 AM
http://www.shropshirelive.com/2013/05/1 ... -revealed/ (http://www.shropshirelive.com/2013/05/17/full-line-up-of-2013-raf-cosford-air-show-revealed/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: leslie on May 24, 2013, 02:44:50 PM
http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/Magnific ... z2UDVyBcw7 (http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/Magnificent-Vulcan-thunder-Cleethorpes/story-19078538-detail/story.html#axzz2UDVyBcw7" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

https://www.facebook.com/vulcan.eastang ... =1&theater (https://www.facebook.com/vulcan.eastanglia?ref=tn_tnmn#!/photo.php?fbid=476317999111611&set=a.121724381237643.23755.100002002448345&type=1&theater" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

Cleethorpes are advertising an apperance of 558
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on May 24, 2013, 03:43:29 PM
Their website also has 558 in their main cover pic.  http://www.cleethorpesairshow.co.uk (http://www.cleethorpesairshow.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

Not officially announced by them yet - they are going to publish the aircraft display list sometime today.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wildcard on June 08, 2013, 06:15:20 PM
Daily Mail article

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2337573/Saved-Britain-RAF-s-flying-Vulcan-stay-skies-friends-raise-money-technological-breakthrough.html
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: planenut on June 08, 2013, 09:06:25 PM
Quote from: "wildcard"
Daily Mail article

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2337573/Saved-Britain-RAF-s-flying-Vulcan-stay-skies-friends-raise-money-technological-breakthrough.html

that's a pretty good article.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: RHP on June 09, 2013, 10:43:45 AM
I disagree! The article is thoroughly misleading. It reads as if the funding for the lifetime extension has already been found, thus will do nothing for fundraising/pledge efforts.


Trust Admin Edit: Agreed, we are on to them!!!
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on June 09, 2013, 10:46:59 AM
Any publicity is good publicity.  We expect the press to get details wrong these days.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on June 09, 2013, 10:47:06 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-22800389 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-22800389" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on June 10, 2013, 06:12:52 PM
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/1 ... ore_years/ (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10470350.Vulcan_could_fly_on_for_two_more_years/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

Fingers crossed for 558 to grace our coast line again this year  ;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sad Sam on June 10, 2013, 09:53:06 PM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10470350.Vulcan_could_fly_on_for_two_more_years/

Fingers crossed for 558 to grace our coast line again this year  ;)

Hmm.

Took nearly two whole hours before the first negative comment suggesting someone else should pay for us to keep flying.

I love the support we get from the Echo but i do wonder about the negative vibes that come in from most of their correspondents.

Of course if I were being cynical (which I usually am) I may think that is exactly why they are so keen to publish articles about us  ;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Gully on June 14, 2013, 01:16:24 PM
Most amusing coverage in the pseudo media I've seen recently was a couple of days ago on the RAF Facebook topic about the Queen's birthday flypast: one correspondent had obviously been half following all the news outputs from the Trust and declared that 558 couldn't participate in the birthday flypast because she was in Rome having her wings inspected for strenthening!!  :lol:

Gully
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on June 14, 2013, 06:10:45 PM
Seems Bournemouth Air Festival organisers need a bit of financial help  :o

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/1 ... _Festival/ (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10485491.Help_us_bring_the_Vulcan_back_to_the_Air_Festival/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sad Sam on June 14, 2013, 08:19:57 PM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
Seems Bournemouth Air Festival organisers need a bit of financial help  :o

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/1 ... _Festival/ (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10485491.Help_us_bring_the_Vulcan_back_to_the_Air_Festival/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

I hope all those whiners really enjoy having a moan about the amount of coverage the Vulcan gets in the Echo as I get the feeling they are going to be hearing a lot more about us in the near future  ;)

By the way, is it me or do the same people always moan? (of course it might always be the same people who put them straight as well - with sort of familiar user names!)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Gregg on June 14, 2013, 10:05:31 PM
You lot moving south then?
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Zero One on June 14, 2013, 11:46:26 PM
Quote from: "Gregg"
You lot moving south then?

Not again? :roll:  :roll:
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on August 10, 2013, 02:09:35 AM
This is what I call team work......  ;)
 
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/1 ... _Festival/ (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10603436.Vulcan_flying_in_for_Bournemouth_Air_Festival/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

(those that try the hardest can sometimes come up trumps)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: dee on August 10, 2013, 10:03:16 AM
Brilliant effort by you all. Well done!! :D  :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on August 10, 2013, 04:58:25 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-23634797 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-23634797" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: peteuk1 on August 10, 2013, 09:18:01 PM
I just love the mention at the piece end --- "fly until 2015 and hopefully after, dependant on funding". (:-)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: wildcard on August 12, 2013, 07:58:13 AM
A quick "Hi to the Vulcan team coming back from Ireland" mention on Chris Evans Radio 2 show today at 07:29
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on September 16, 2013, 07:22:11 PM
Latest media coverage from the Bournemouth Echo.

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10677115.Bournemouth_Air_Festival_favourite_the_Vulcan_needs_support_to_stay_in_the_skies/

 ;)
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: PhillyJ on September 17, 2013, 01:03:08 PM
Latest media coverage from the Bournemouth Echo.

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10677115.Bournemouth_Air_Festival_favourite_the_Vulcan_needs_support_to_stay_in_the_skies/

 ;)
I see the usual comments have appeared at the bottom of the article, still I suppose everyone is entitled to their own view!
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: planenut on September 17, 2013, 02:23:15 PM
Now added by tuppenceworth.

Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Sad Sam on September 18, 2013, 09:33:52 PM
Well said, and Bryan too  ;D

The trolls must have been getting worried they were not going to get a response - and then they got two barrels  ;)

Hope to see some of you up at Doncaster over the winter.....
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: planenut on September 18, 2013, 09:50:47 PM
Nice one Bryan, I bet they're still down in the bunker.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on September 24, 2013, 08:27:46 PM
Just added another blast............  :D
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: planenut on September 25, 2013, 06:04:47 AM
Nice one, that should keep someone's head down.
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on April 16, 2014, 08:34:15 PM
Barry and Andys' presentation get a mention....  :)

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11151906.Vulcan_bomber_crew_to_give_fundraising_talk_to_keep_jet_flying/
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on June 03, 2014, 02:47:02 PM
http://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/news/doncaster-s-vulcan-bomber-all-set-for-summer-season-take-off-1-6651211
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: arnk on June 04, 2014, 10:57:48 PM
http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/11254985.Iconic_Vulcan_bomber_XH558_will_not_appear_at_RIAT (http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/11254985.Iconic_Vulcan_bomber_XH558_will_not_appear_at_RIAT)

RIATs decision was reported on BBC Wiltshire radio too.

Al
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on June 09, 2014, 10:39:58 AM
Not the best quality video, but nice view from the apron.

http://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/news/video-watch-vulcan-take-off-from-doncaster-1-6661212
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: Pujgnie on July 28, 2014, 07:01:14 PM
Nice bit in today's Echo regarding Beagles' part in her wing modification :)

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11370330.VIDEO__Keeping_the_Vulcan_flying___the_firm_who_have_helped_historic_bomber_stay_in_the_skies/
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MrTim on August 09, 2014, 08:35:00 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-28722180
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: arnk on August 23, 2014, 12:29:11 PM
 ;)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/aviation/11047922/Rare-ride-inside-the-worlds-last-airworthy-Vulcan.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/aviation/11047922/Rare-ride-inside-the-worlds-last-airworthy-Vulcan.html)

Al
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: arnk on October 13, 2015, 10:30:59 PM
BBC Coverage 13 October 2015

BBC Breakfast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHsieJe8yd8

BBC Website

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34505010

BBC Radio 4 Today at 8:50 - you can find it on the radio iPlayer

Al
Title: Re: Media & Press Coverage
Post by: MARKSIX on October 14, 2015, 06:52:29 AM
also another piece in Mailonline this morning . Some picture were the same as yesterday , but some new fantastic head on aerial ones from Andy Rouse photography . Sadly his copyright are across the pictures . Wondering if this was organised by the trust for forthcoming book ?