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Aviation Waffle / No Scampton Airshow for 2018
« on: December 14, 2017, 06:41:57 PM »
News just released ,apparently the show made a loss ! so no show in 2018 :(

Mike

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Aviation Waffle / Ex VTTS Club Members get together October 1st
« on: September 10, 2017, 10:36:38 PM »
The Lincolnshire Lancaster Association members day is scheduled for October 1st at Coningsby this year ! how about us all getting together to watch an impressive display by the BBMF,lets meet in the car park close to the end of the runway as many of us did last year ? A chance to chat with old friends and see the iconic Lancaster and the rest of the aircraft in the BBMF stable  ;)

Mike

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Aviation Waffle / Scampton Airshow 2017
« on: September 08, 2017, 05:01:22 PM »
I hope a few of you are going to the all new Scampton Airshow this weekend,whilst it will not be as grand as Waddington was I think that it is only fair to give the organisers a chance and to see what they can put on !
One thing for certain is that I will not be visiting the VTTS (or whatever they are currently calling it) stand or contributing any further funding to them,I am more likely to donate to the "Just Jane" project or the "Peoples Mosquito" by far more worthy than the VTTS cash cow !!

Mike

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Book / Film / TV Reviews / Southend
« on: August 16, 2017, 06:56:37 PM »

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Engineering / Goodbye to the Engineers
« on: February 14, 2017, 09:49:19 AM »
I promised myself that i wouldn't post on this Forum again after the "Final Flight" debacle and the appalling way (in my opinion) that the Club committee was excluded from that event and the subsequent poor decisions made by the Trust hierarchy regarding the flawed funding model that has clearly failed us all ! However the time for recriminations is for others to mull over and this post and topic is purely to say a heartfelt "Thank You" to all the Engineers past,present and sadly departed who have made this wonderful journey possible!
I would like to wish those that are leaving 558 this week the very best in the future and thank you to you all !! you are the "REAL" heroes of the 558 story.

Goodbye and stay safe.

Mike Johnson

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XH558 Photo and Video Channel / Air to Air Photo Shoots
« on: August 27, 2015, 02:05:46 PM »
Just out of interest,there seems to be (in my opinion) a large ammount of flying done which involves air to air photo shoots with 558 ,what happens to all these images and is there a plan to publish them at some stage in a definitive book or are they just used for Trust promotional work ?

Mike

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Ways To Raise Funding / 2015 life Extension
« on: October 01, 2013, 05:02:35 PM »
Whilst at the Viewing Area at Manchester yesterday,I took the opportunity to persuade the guy running the Aircraft Model Shop next to Concorde to find some space for a hundred or so 2015 leaflets and the 558 Lottery leaflets,every little helps.

 :D

Mike

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Ways To Raise Funding / Where Is Chadwick ?
« on: May 15, 2013, 10:55:50 AM »
I may have missed something regarding Chadwick's final destination last year  but I seem to think that he/she was going to be auctioned off to raise funds for 558 .Did this ever happen or is this still ongoing for the 2013 season ?

 :?

Mike

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Aviation Waffle / Cillit Bang ?
« on: January 23, 2013, 01:41:55 PM »
Anyone know what that horrid purple aircraft is in the Cillit Bang advert,it looks like a cross between an F3 Tornado and a Gnat !

 :?

Mike

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General Photography Discussion / Video Download
« on: September 25, 2012, 03:22:41 PM »
I have a need to send a short video clip to Hobbyking showing a malfunctioning undercarriage leg on my model Vampire but each time I attach it to the email it times out and will not send it.I am using Outlook Express and the video is about 15 seconds long and about 56 Meg in size,can anyone give me a clue as to how I can get round this problem as Hobbyking require video evidence of the fault.

Regards

Mike   :oops:

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Ways To Raise Funding / Waddington Club Stand
« on: June 29, 2012, 08:14:51 PM »
The Club Stand is now set up and ready to receive you all and of course your donations and purchases of Club and Trust merchandise,it is situated on the main taxiway directly in front of the Waddington Operations Center on the opposite side of the taxiway to the static aircraft .Please come and support 558 and chat to the Club Volunteers who are manning the stand,we look forwards to meeting up with old friends and (hopefully) relieving them of some much needed cash for 558.
 :D

Mike

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Book / Film / TV Reviews / National TV Coverage
« on: April 28, 2012, 06:53:33 AM »
A nice piece this morning on BBC 1 National News at about 06.25,a few minutes of good footage combining yesterdays BBC "Look North" article and some extra footage describing the Falklands raid,no mention of funding issues though or the charitable status of the aircraft,still at least it brings the aircraft back into the public's thoughts which can only be a good thing.
 :D

Mike

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General Photography Discussion / How do I ?
« on: April 08, 2012, 05:05:50 PM »
Capture a still image from a video clip and open it in Photo shop to edit it ?.

I have a couple of interesting video clips that I took last weekend with a mini camcorder positioned on my model aircraft,I flew the plane over my village and the resulting videos for a first attempt were pretty good.If I pause the video whilst viewing it on the PC ,I can press "Print Screen" and open the image in "Word" but when I try to open it (the image) in Photo Shop I get a message saying that the file is not recognised.I need to open the image in Photo Shop to crop and sharpen the image,does anyone know how I can do this please,I do not have a video editing suite on my PC (as far as I know).
 :)

Mike

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Ways To Raise Funding / Vulcan To The Pie 2
« on: March 22, 2012, 12:43:47 PM »
Any news on this money spinner yet Jane or have I missed a thread somewhere?,it would be nice to have a second edition of the "Pie" book.

 :D

Mike

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Ways To Raise Funding / What Now ?
« on: November 06, 2011, 04:43:44 PM »
Just read the latest NewsBite regarding the delayed start of the Winter Servicing due to lack of funds,what do we all do now  ? I am sure everybody is doing the best that they can do to generate funds so what more can we do ?Have we reached  "Donation Saturation" or can we even at this late stage rally to the cause and achieve the goal to ensure that 558 flies in 2012 ?The weather and a couple of high profile "Tech Issues" has certainly given  us a serious dose of the financial "Collywobbles",can we ride the storm and confound all the "Gloom Mongers" who are just waiting for us to fail ?

I have no answers to the above but I will continue to do all that I can as will all the many thousands of supporters of 558 to ensure the survival of this iconic aircraft as the last flying example of this most wonderfull aircraft that is


"VULCAN"

Mike

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