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Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Funding the new hangar - how?
« on: September 29, 2017, 01:36:52 PM »
Not sure if anyone else has mentioned this yet but the application is now live on the Doncaster MBC planning website and the associated documents have now been loaded.

http://planning.doncaster.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OW61G9FXJRD00

Only had a quick look at the Design and Access statement so far and its a shame no one proof read it ::)


Looks like our fears about 558 being hung out to dry might be right the Drainage Strategy talks about the 'Vulcan Hanger'.

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Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Funding the new hangar - how?
« on: September 29, 2017, 01:31:55 PM »
Not sure if anyone else has mentioned this yet but the application is now live on the Doncaster MBC planning website and the associated documents have now been loaded.

http://planning.doncaster.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OW61G9FXJRD00

Only had a quick look at the Design and Access statement so far and its a shame no one proof read it ::)

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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: June 25, 2017, 09:48:35 PM »


Amazing...

So when I needed containers to store the Canberra spares there were none available and I was basically told to go away and stop being silly.  Eventually an unwanted container was sourced from a playground scheme.  Now there are local suppliers who are willing to provide containers to house all of the trusts assets?  This will be worth watching.  Who is going to load the containers?  As previously mentioned it took the four of us the best part of a month to fill No. 1 hangar.  Maybe this is where the £200k is going...

No I don't get the guardians newsletter as the trust only has my Outlook e-mail address (which they dismantled the day I left)  I rely on snippets from other forums, friends and stuff posted on here.

Probably waiting for and expecting some sort of windfall payment from the Club too Sam. I bet they can't wait for the final membership to be up for renewal. Makes those events back in October 2015 even more distasteful.

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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: June 23, 2017, 09:09:53 PM »
On a slightly different issue have the legal issues around life/ honorary members of the club been investigated? Do any such members need to explicitly agree to the club being dissolved and their life membership being terminated?

What legal issues? All Club members (including honorary etc) had the opportunity to vote. There was a massive majority for winding up the Club and joining the Trust's Guardian scheme, a handful of members can't have a veto on that decision. As far as I know they were in any case offered free membership of the Guardians.

Just raised the potential issue as I was interested in how important and pivotal life members were in a recent (albeit a completely different situation) legal battle within the Carp Society. Once a life member always a life member.

To my mind the ordinary membership will gradually decline to zero but there is still a potential for there to be members of the club by way of life memberships or similar. If any of these members do not agree to terminate their membership or take up the Guardians scheme then the club has to still exist and yes I suppose there is the potential for these members to make their own decisions.

All academic though if all the honorary members have been 'dealt' with.

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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: June 23, 2017, 03:32:31 PM »
Did no one else get the Floundering Guardians newsletter on Wednesday? At the bottom it has this about the hangar....

"As you know, Doncaster Sheffield Airport have allowed us to store XH558, WK163 and WK275 in Hangar 1 at a peppercorn rent for the time being.

From the original position of allowing us to stay until the end of April, the Airport were able to extend our occupation until the end of July, and this may be extended further.

In the expectation that we will have to leave Hangar 1 at some point, we have agreed with the airport the locations to which the aircraft will be moved temporarily, until the New Hangar is available for occupation

Whilst these aircraft were designed to spend the majority of their time outside, we are mindful of the need to protect them and have plans ready.

With the help of local suppliers, we have a number of ISO containers available into which we will move the rest of the Trust's assets currently in Hangar 1.

We will of course provide further updates.



Do look out for your next Founding Guardians’ email newsletter in the middle of July."



On a slightly different issue have the legal issues around life/ honorary members of the club been investigated? Do any such members need to explicitly agree to the club being dissolved and their life membership being terminated?

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New Members Sign In Here / Re: Final Flight
« on: November 05, 2015, 01:55:09 PM »
Go there at your peril, the security will take a picture of your car and fine you and you have no way out, they will accuse you of parking, even though you are still inside your vehicle searching for directions, usually with the aid of the map that is available on the website, you have no way out when they do this, so do not go there, unless you want a reaming by the security holes.

are you being serious or is this just a rather alarmist way of introducing yourself with a first post?
Ihave heard that parking on the roads is not permitted (they all appear to be double yellowed by looking at google streetmap, but hte OBR mound has been used for years with no such reports so I am somewhat surprised by your comments/warnings whichever is the more appropriate term.

andy


I can only assume he means the actual airport car park??
As I'm that one saddo who sits there in the dark in the middle of January for one Wizzair; I've never had any problems along either ends of OBR or indeed the road under the 02 end and I was doing that long before the Vulcan arrived lol  ;D.

No it appears to be all the roads on the terminal side. They are private roads and a mobile 'road safety' van patrols them and photographs anyone that stops. A similar scheme to many parking cowboy firms such as parking eye.

There  are reports of £100 fines for just stopping to read a map!

There are signs all over the place but you would have to stop to read the small print and risk getting fined!!

Welcome to Doncaster!




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New Members Sign In Here / Re: Final Flight
« on: November 03, 2015, 09:53:55 PM »

Andy (hairrig) - re the An.225 - as you know I'm planning to go next Wednesday from Essex with an overnight stay for the departure next day as I haven't seen in since 1990 so there may be quite a bit of interest from like minded people although it has been to East Midlands and Manchester over the last year or two so it does drop into the UK from time to time. LR weather forecast looks reasonable at present so fingers crossed. (thanks for info re hotel BTW).

Hope the airport doesn't go into lockdown if too many people turn up >:D

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New Members Sign In Here / Re: Final Flight
« on: November 02, 2015, 05:57:00 PM »

http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Vulcan-s-final-flight-confirmed-15-minutes-long/story-28069409-detail/story.html

http://www.examiner.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/vulcan-xh558-farewell-tour-cold-10346895

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/last-airworthy-avro-vulcan-takes-10349455

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1224833/Vulcan-bomber-makes-final-flight-Doncaster-Airport.html

http://www.australiandefence.com.au/news/strike-bombers-northrop-to-build-us-latest-uk-veteran-takes-a-bow

http://www.buxtonadvertiser.co.uk/news/local/video-sad-farewell-to-the-vulcan-1-7541515

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/happy-landings-as-giant-of-the-skies-bows-out-34150575.html

http://home.bt.com/news/news-extra/the-last-flying-vulcan-bomber-has-taken-to-the-skies-for-a-poignant-final-flight-11364013439584

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.gizmodo.in/science/Watch-the-Last-Flight-of-a-Legendary-British-Bomber-Plane/articleshow/49588714.cms&ct=ga&cd=CAEYACoTNTA5MjAzMjI5NDgwOTI1MzcyNzIcZmU5NjFkNzRiOGU3OGIyMTpjby51azplbjpHQg&usg=AFQjCNG0Sf2_RSQm4sRhlHi9P7aRwfLrgQ

http://www.harboroughmail.co.uk/news/mail-news/harborough-woman-who-loved-this-beautiful-vulcan-1-7037978

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/uknews/11930957/Stunning-photographs-of-Vulcan-bomber-XH558-flying-over-Beachy-Head.html

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/uk-news/last-vulcan-bomber-become-living-10309081

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-34652152

I could find more .....

Sad picture on the home.bt.com page with the caption "As Vulcan-lovers gathered on a nearby vantage point".

Hope people don't get the wrong impression of the Vulcan Effect from that!

Wonder what a similar view will be like on the 11th and 12th with the well in advance notice of the AN225 arrival and departure?

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Engineering / Re: Volunteer Vulcan polishers wanted
« on: October 17, 2015, 08:11:19 PM »
I would like to add my thanks too! Made for some great shots when you can almost see your reflection in her nose as she flies past (well the sand on the beach and the cliffs anyway) 8) 8)!

4Z3A0327a by Tara and Andy, on Flickr

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Engineering / Re: Condition of our Beastie?
« on: September 12, 2015, 04:42:27 PM »
Bit surprised to see her heading North over Abingdon so early.

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XH558 Photo and Video Channel / Dawlish 2015
« on: August 23, 2015, 11:25:19 AM »
Fantastic view from 'The Hill' for one last time.....

Just one quick edit from the laptop for now - hope it looks ok!

4Z3A9375 by Tara and Andy, on Flickr

Andy

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XH558 Photo and Video Channel / Beachy Head Revisited
« on: August 17, 2015, 09:39:57 PM »
 
Missed out on seeing 558 go directly over our house later in the day but the views from Beachy Head more than made up for it. We weren't sure if 2012 could be matched but needn't have worried. This season just gets better and better!

4Z3A4397a by Tara and Andy, on Flickr

4Z3A4423 by Tara and Andy, on Flickr

4Z3A4447 by Tara and Andy, on Flickr

4Z3A4458a by Tara and Andy, on Flickr

4Z3A4490 by Tara and Andy, on Flickr

4Z3A4492a by Tara and Andy, on Flickr

4Z3A4581 by Tara and Andy, on Flickr

4Z3A4591 by Tara and Andy, on Flickr

4Z3A4596 by Tara and Andy, on Flickr

4Z3A4602 by Tara and Andy, on Flickr

4Z3A4754 by Tara and Andy, on Flickr

Andy

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General Photography Discussion / Re: Elvington LMA show 2015 with XH558
« on: August 10, 2015, 11:07:24 PM »
Excellent shots - we had a great time there on Sunday.

Good to see Ozzy in your pictures!

Andy

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Ways To Raise Funding / Re: 2015 Forum T-Shirt
« on: May 30, 2015, 08:51:10 AM »
Hi Fiona

Just caught up with this and realised that it looks as though the design is based on one of my photos from Clacton 2013.

If its not too late can I order 2 t-shirts please ? - both mens XXL in charcoal.

Many thanks

Andy

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