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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: August 24, 2017, 12:00:05 PM »
I thought I would just pop back-in to see what I've been missing..... and I would like to correct more miss-information. 

Just clarification on the names panel. It is a test piece, only ever done to take an image and to gauge font and cap height. The fact that they are subtle, is so as not to detract from the visual appeal of the camouflage. Having your name on the Wing is the key element. They are actually on a low-tack type material, for easy removal of the test piece without damaging the paintwork.

When the production ones are collated, printed (on high-grade vinyl) and fitted, then these will be to the same standards as the bomb-bay names.

There, now does that not send out a different story to the one Sam has populated?

(...and I promised myself I would not bite.... but here I am again, if only here originally to pick-up a notified PM ....)
If anyone wishes to contact me, then do write to ian.homer@vulcantothesky.org

I will now stick with my promise to leave this forum.

ATB.

Ian.



....and yes, first and foremost, I'm an aviation fan and supporter of XH558 too; then contractor of Marketing support next, because that is what I do... 


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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: August 14, 2017, 12:05:02 PM »
I'm not sure what you expect me to post here?

I'm a contractor with no knowledge of many of the things that seem to be an issue.

I'll kindly suggest you need to speak to one of the Trustees or wait on any official statements that might come along.
As it is, I'm rather tired of all the implications that I am somehow involved as a 'member of the Trust' in all that it does or the direction and position it is in.

Nor do I like the thought that some might think I'm 'profiteering' of publicly donated money. I've actually helped turn donations into vast profits, but that's another story. 

I do not manage the Trust, so it's just best for me to keep a low profile and do what I'm contracted to do...... if any have a problem with what I have 'cost' - then think again.

For clarity, I'll not be visiting this forum in future.

Many thanks.
Ian




 

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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: August 09, 2017, 10:29:37 AM »
Contrary to what some might think, I'm a mere contractor doing 50% less than the old days and still volunteering many hours a week... so I'm not in a position to answer for the Trust. 

I will pass on the thought of the thread though.

Ian

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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: August 02, 2017, 05:52:38 PM »
What is the Trust trying to do as clearly laid out in all the newsletters since February?

Yes it was a shock to have to come out of Hangar 3, but with no other hangarage and an unairworthy aircraft, the options are.......????

Like everyone else, (and as has happened in the past) we keep battling on until the better times are reached again.

A bit more positivity on this site would not go amiss. (Personal opinion..)     

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Hi Denis,

Latest figures are some 2,200 plus as quite a few joined with a recent mailing and indeed, since that article was drafted by Jane.

The remaining 2,700 or so are all receiving a magazine and the opportunity to join.
With the end of flying, I think it was to be expected that interest would wane, but key will be to re-kindle interest in new projects as well as looking after XH558.
Think we would all want that - and why FGs are important in driving on the Guardian scheme when it launches later this year.

Hopefully by then, there is more positive news coming from Doncaster on all fronts.

I'll ask the admin office on the data points, so they get corrected - remembering Trust does not have Club data records.

As to comments, always welcome as its a free country and the only way to improve as we go.

ATB,
Ian


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Web Site Announcements / Guardians' Magazine - Spring 2017 edition
« on: May 10, 2017, 12:34:30 PM »
Hello All,

Do look out for the Guardians' Magazine that will be arriving over the next few days.
Going out to all Founding Guardians, then, for this edition, the balance of past Vulcan to the Sky Club members. 

Hope you like it!

Guardian-Spring-cover-web by Ian Homer, on Flickr

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Trust Newsletter archive / Re: NEWS LETTER
« on: March 17, 2017, 05:33:51 PM »
Sam,
It's not a special list, they are targeted lists, based on what that person has been interested in before. The whole idea is that we can reduce the commercial calls to those that are more likely to want to hear about them, then bring in more editorials and interesting stories to the regular Friday editions. (Not going to happen just yet though...)

Idea of the 'segmented' lists is to reduce costs while maximising income.
We can only talk more about XH558 when there is something happening to her, which on the basis of tonights edition, might be sooner if funds keep coming in.

Yes, Founding Guardians scheme is being re-energised and moving onwards now 2017 is secure to cover basic survival of the Trust.


Cliff, you are on the system and they are going to you, so check your SPAM/other folders. Will update the archive soon, so you can view online if worst happens.

Cheers.

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Trust Newsletter archive / Re: NEWS LETTER
« on: March 16, 2017, 03:13:42 PM »
Just to help avoid confusion, there are limited 'specific' promotional emails to smaller audiences (at low cost), so some might get one, and not another...

Friday's are 'generally' the only full circulation, with the odd exception for appeal updates or major fundraising.

Criteria for the others might be:

 - Have supported shares.
-  Have spent in the web store.
-  Have bought medals
-  Have bought DVDs before      etc.....    These work out more effective as the returns (engagement and income) far outweigh the costs, so making money to help XH558.

This is a testing system for future things like Founding Guardians, Presentations/Events etc... (within a certain radius) etc...

On that basis, ex-Club members that are or are about to become FG's will not be missing out. In fact, you will have (O2 Priority type) notice!!

Hope that helps.

Ian

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Trust Newsletter archive / Re: NEWS LETTER
« on: March 14, 2017, 03:19:14 PM »
Hi Sam,

PM me your email address (where you want them) and I'll check the delivery system.

I assume your Vulcan one is no longer valid?

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Trust Newsletter archive / Re: NEWS LETTER
« on: February 22, 2017, 09:13:06 AM »
We worry about that come the last week of March if there is still a gap.

Plan was to be at 50% by the end of February, so we are well ahead...  need to keep pushing..

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Trust Newsletter archive / Re: NEWS LETTER
« on: February 13, 2017, 09:55:00 AM »

The sketch indeed was in the spirit of the lead article for #TheXH558Story See: http://www.vulcantothesky.org/news/859/82/TheXH558Story.html but guess those on UKAR have a different agenda.
Nothing good obviously derived from those sketches shown from Roy Chadwick!

Anyway, the outside of the 'interim' building has clearly been shown, and these were the first sketches of the inside (first floor) from conversations with the architect - more to see things are progressing. I'm sure they will get modified again before the final plans. Perhaps when they have created the scaled versions we can show those.

To help on expectations, here is my take...... 

- Storage in Hangar 1 until April - longer if possible.
- INTERIM HANGAR (the one being shown in press release) - 2018 through to whenever...
- 2018 onward: work on securing external funding for a much larger educational /inspirational facility (ETNA) that is then built within a 5-8 year time frame while Trust is still operational in the INTERIM hangar.
- When ETNA is built, move all across and existing lease passed to another airfield operator- or if really successful with grants, INTERIM hangar merged as an annex.

By nature, some might change, but that is certainly how I see the best case scenario.


Hope that clarifies that the interim hangar is not the final version of ETNA, but it can certainly be a stepping stone.



 

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Engineering / Re: Extraordinary General Meeting Needed?
« on: February 04, 2017, 11:17:55 AM »

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Book / Film / TV Reviews / Re: Guy Martin
« on: January 04, 2016, 08:16:03 AM »

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Vulcan Village / Re: HAPPY CHRISTMAS
« on: December 24, 2015, 08:48:41 AM »
All the very best to everyone. Have a great Christmas and New Year.


Ian & Deb

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Book / Film / TV Reviews / XH558 - Fifty-Five Years, Eight Seasons.
« on: December 14, 2015, 12:11:18 PM »
The new Trust book that covers XH558's life and brings the story right up-to-date (as of November 2015), is now on its way to over 2,200 people who pre-ordered it.

Some really excellent pictures provided by a very supportive bunch of photographers and great work by Mark (Scampton61) on the design and layout.
I'm far too modest to comment on the word content......

Hope you enjoy it!

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