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Engineering / Re: Extraordinary General Meeting Needed?
« on: February 03, 2017, 09:34:53 PM »
Please do check out the Q&A on the website. Also the question of the £200k has also been answered.

And here

Also fully audited accounts are available on Charity Commission website

Trust Newsletter archive / Re: NEWS LETTER
« on: February 03, 2017, 11:40:10 AM »
The information has gone out in the regular newsletter and is on the website.

To hibernate the existing operations, re-home the vital specialist tools, displays, period artefacts and other key assets, and secure Vulcan XH558 and Canberra WK163 in the new storage location, is expected to cost around £200,000 more than the Trust can afford given the cessation of tours and events. Half of this has been promised as matched-funding by a group of philanthropists close to Vulcan to the Sky Trust, against donations from XH558’s supporters and those who believe in retaining Jet-Age aircraft in British skies.

Engineering / Re: Extraordinary General Meeting Needed?
« on: January 20, 2017, 05:16:13 PM »
I agree dialogue with the Trust is worthwhile. It would be interesting to see what options had been explored. I know road move had been looked at by VTS and Mapps in the past (quite recently for Mapps following the housing threat)  and conclusion from those with engineering knowhow was it would not be possible to do and retain live capabilities. Can't remember exact reasons. I personally think it would be almost impossible to get insurance to cover a ferry flight should a very jumpy CAA allow it post Shoreham which would leave a need for passionate team based reasonably locally to ensure 558 has a future. Mapps achieve this.  FGs seem a logical support network.

Engineering / CAA Proposed Mandatory Permit Directive
« on: February 18, 2016, 03:27:26 PM »
As those of you who know me will know I am useless with technical detail. I would be grateful for comments on the above document from CAA.

What impact will it have if adopted? Are these checks that VTS carried out during flying time?

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: January 16, 2016, 11:43:10 AM »
Osprey over our house yesterday on way into Staverton :-)

Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Wall of Honour
« on: November 18, 2015, 02:56:30 PM »
I was thinking the same Tim. A monthly donation has been made by the club to the Trust plus many extra payments in times of crisis and member's will presume that they will be included in this after donating every year, some for many, many years.

New Members Sign In Here / Re: Final Flight
« on: October 30, 2015, 12:38:27 PM »
I am sorry Rick but I do not see how the Trust have fallen short with final flight when it was not their decision. They were working within constraints imposed on them to avoid huge costs.  This comes from Shoreham, car fest and Hillsborough which has made authorities very jumpy having seen the huge crowds 558 drew in her final year. The 'duty of care' issue will have knock on effects and especially when it has come from inquiry involving this police force area it was always going to be an issue. It recommends duty of care is to people outside as well as inside an event and on the back on Shoreham really is an issue.

These constraints will not apply to fast taxis - many, many people only want to see her in the air and others will head for their closest aircraft (in my case 655).    The airport are fully supportive of future plans as has been stated in newsletters and in info PA28 provided on here. The problem is this info now needs to be clearly promoted to followers and quickly which is the point Mayfly raised. Info is scattered around or in old newsletters and articles but needs to be in one place to stop a mass exodus of support.

New Members Sign In Here / Re: Final Flight
« on: October 30, 2015, 10:45:42 AM »
Mayfly I do agree it is time to pull info together as most of it has come through weekly emails and they do get lost nor should we need to refer back to them. I am sure there is an article on the academy somewhere but I don't know how far back. It should be in one easy to access area and the FAQs updated.

Hopefully this will be coming shortly now final flight is done and dusted.

New Members Sign In Here / Re: Final Flight
« on: October 30, 2015, 05:14:38 AM »
There have been apprentices working on another airframe for some time at Doncaster. I can't remember exactly what but I am sure PA28 will know. They will not be training just on 558.  They are already 2 similar Aviation academies up and running in the UK.  These teach a variety of aviation related skills not just engineering.

The plan which is on the website is for the engineering team to take on other projects and outside work which will involve training as well and is well underway having being worked on for sometime.  There has been a massive amount of background work been going on for the last couple of years which we will now see developing.  It is a shame people are so negative without giving it a chance.

New Members Sign In Here / Re: Club Patch
« on: October 21, 2015, 11:50:23 AM »
Barry and Mick have virtually all remaining club stock. Jane may have a club patch hidden away somewhere so drop her a pm.

A Cessna took off after being asked to hold and EMA had to ask 558 to divert.  It is on EMA's twitter feed.

New Members Sign In Here / Re: Bruntingthorpe Oct 11th
« on: October 09, 2015, 03:57:54 PM »
Cold War Jets Museum will be opening 10am - 5pm. Normal £5 charge with children free. Should be a great day. Flypast scheduled 15.45pm according to brunty website

New Members Sign In Here / Re: Evening
« on: October 06, 2015, 09:05:07 AM »
Doesn't appear to be a club member

New Members Sign In Here / Re: Evening
« on: October 06, 2015, 08:56:45 AM »
I have had quite a few run in's with him on FB! Checked out his latest page , saw he was admin and steered well clear. He is one 'Vulcan mate' I do not want to hear from again...

Aviation Waffle / Re: DH 98 Mosquito in America
« on: September 06, 2015, 10:13:30 PM »
For those attending Coventry next weekend, The People's Mosquito team will be there with their stand and are happy to chat. :-)

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