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Messages - JeremyC

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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: July 25, 2016, 07:01:11 PM »
Yup, I think so except olive drab and it had a refueling probe.

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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: July 25, 2016, 03:42:05 PM »
Olive drab four engined transport very low over Liss in Hampshire (Odiham not far) this morning.  About Hercules sized but jets not props, would this be a C17?
can someone confirm please.

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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: July 22, 2016, 11:57:44 AM »
Olive drab four engined transport very low over Liss in Hampshire (Odiham not far) this morning.  About Hercules sized but jets not props, would this be a C17?

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Ways To Raise Funding / Regular giving vs. one offs
« on: July 01, 2016, 12:28:14 PM »
Back in the early days, before the first flight and afterwards the push always seemed to be for people to set up DDs and give regularly.  Consequently I've been quietly dribbling several hundred a year in to the organisation.  The benefits of known, regular income are obvious and I suspect a significant proportion of the trusts funds come in this way.

However over the past few years the campaigning emphasis has been on buying shares and funding individual efforts and these donations often come with associated rewards.

Whilst my main goal in giving was always to support the maintenance and operation of the aircraft I can't help feel I've missed out over the last few years having given many hundreds but not received any rewards.

I'd be interested in other's opinions on this and particularly in any official response.

Cheers

Jeremy

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Engineering / Re: New aircraft for the trust
« on: May 20, 2016, 12:55:01 PM »
If you want four engines how about the DC6 that now sadly doing duty as a cafe.

Nice potential for fare paying jaunts too (Dr. P. always said they were effectively running an airline, just no passengers).

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Aviation Waffle / Re: XL426
« on: April 26, 2016, 10:07:31 AM »
A shame not to keep the website up-to-date as well as FB.  Not everyone uses FB.

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Aviation Waffle / Re: XL426
« on: April 21, 2016, 03:42:36 PM »
So one is broken, another's home is going to be built on and the third lives at an operation airport.  Hmmmmm!

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Book / Film / TV Reviews / Re: The Flying Scotsman
« on: April 19, 2016, 08:53:00 AM »
If he doesn't run away with the driver's wife.

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Aviation Waffle / Re: Future Airshow Restrictions
« on: April 14, 2016, 08:38:07 AM »
This smacks of "nobody is obeying the 30mph speed limit, we'll drop it to 20mph".

Surely the problem was non observance of rules not the rules being wrong.

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Book / Film / TV Reviews / Re: The Flying Scotsman
« on: March 08, 2016, 09:14:33 AM »
My engine's better than yours!

Both historic items of beauty.  In many ways 4472's heritage period history is as interesting as its working life.  The journey to public ownership has been a rocky one.

For the record I had a Hornby Mallard as a lad (still do) but not a 4472.


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Engineering / Re: Can she fly again....... yes according to this chap......
« on: December 22, 2015, 09:22:02 AM »
My understanding (and perhaps some of those with hands-on experience can chip in) is that the Vulcan is, structurally, an order of magnitude more complicated that something like a Meteor, Vampire, Hunter or Canberra?  Mini vs. mk2 Jag.

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Engineering / Re: Can she fly again....... yes according to this chap......
« on: December 21, 2015, 04:45:50 PM »
I'd desperately sad the Vulcan isn't flying any more (esp. as my three attempts to see it this year all failed) but I don't see how shifting the paperwork from one org. to another changes anything.

No engines and a structure that is too complicated for anybody to say it's safe.  Having seen a Hunter fly in to the ground this year I'm in no hurry to repeat the experience with an even bigger package.

That said, playing the "do you know who I am" card is always a mistake, better to walk away and retain your dignity.

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Aviation Waffle / Re: Gatwick casual viewing
« on: December 03, 2015, 04:52:02 PM »
Thanks for that.  Is that North or South terminal or do they both give good views?

Yes, was expecting parking to be pricey but just had a look, £7 for one hour!!!

Sorry that was me being a plonker, I read 'Gatwick' but thought 'Heathrow' for some reason. ::)

Some might say the recent inquiry did that!

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Aviation Waffle / Re: Gatwick casual viewing
« on: December 01, 2015, 01:02:18 PM »
He did thanks but (as with much in life at the moment) it was also a bit scary.

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Aviation Waffle / Re: Gatwick casual viewing
« on: November 30, 2015, 09:26:22 AM »
For the record, pretty good views from the roof of South Terminal Orange car park but they'd have been better from Blue.

Thanks for your help folks.

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