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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: April 14, 2018, 09:19:42 AM »
Well, to see there will be public access tours starting next month is a good thing, but why does it take so long to organise? 558 has been where she is for months, OK there may not be as much interest over the winters months as the summer, but 655 MaPS seem to mange perfectly well in similar conditions.

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: April 07, 2018, 09:31:05 AM »
It was there because I read it.

Most fora adopt the stance of either editing the post or moving it to a MODs area, normally it is usual for whoever removed it from public view to inform the poster as to why it has been taken down/edited.

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: April 02, 2018, 05:23:59 PM »
At the moment it's not even a rich persons a/c, just the play thing of a select few (my opinion).

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: February 20, 2018, 11:00:49 AM »
Whatever way I look at it, plastering 558 with stickers is just wrong, and not what any aircraft where there are ambitions of it being the centre of an exhibition should look like.

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: February 14, 2018, 12:53:35 PM »
It's still showing as 'so that's it then' in the index Sam. It looks to me like Bill's thread has been merged with this one for some reason.

Aviation Waffle / Re: MH370 Search to restart
« on: January 04, 2018, 12:52:41 PM »
I saw rumours of this happening a few weeks ago. No find no fee! either confident of success or a make or  break bet?

Good luck to them, I will be following the search.

Aviation Waffle / Re: No Scampton Airshow for 2018
« on: December 15, 2017, 08:46:41 AM »
I can't remember what the tickets were selling for but I know they were more than Waddington was, and considering they advertised the fact that the air show would be smaller I'm not surprised they didn't sell as many as they thought they might.

I wonder if manpower made a difference to the expenditure too. They used RAF Waddington man power for the Waddington show but there isn't that available at Scampton.

It is a shame as Lincolnshire is well known for it's aviation and in the year of 100th RAF anniversary it is a blow.

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: December 08, 2017, 06:18:12 PM »
Andy it's on the yellow bar under the page title. Tho' from what I can see it's for Guardians only, I can't find any info about becoming a Guardian (and why it's under the shopping section I have no idea).

Other than wanting direct control of the finances I can't think why they wanted to challenge the success of the Club. It had bailed them out many times.

Does anyone know on average what the contribution from the Club was per annum?

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: October 06, 2017, 02:34:29 PM »
Flew over us having a walk on Skeggy beach this lunch time.

Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Funding the new hangar - how?
« on: September 23, 2017, 11:36:41 AM »
Ermmm.... wasn't it mentioned earlier in the year that they had someone lined up for funding the new Hangar, now they say they are in talks with prospective investors or is my memory playing tricks on me?

As with all press releases it appears to be a game of smoke and mirrors.

Engineering / Re: How would you feel?
« on: September 18, 2017, 03:43:37 PM »
I distinctly remember being told that the original equipment would go back in 558, tho' I knew it couldn't happen because miles of cabling was removed and cut up. However I'm sure it was meant cosmetically, such as cockpit instruments.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Scampton Airshow 2017
« on: September 10, 2017, 08:02:00 AM »
The closing of the A15 to direct traffic to the parking for the airshow shouldn't have caused a problem, they have been doing it for years for the Lincolnshire show half a mile down the road. So I assume the organisers would have spoken to someone in the know before hand.  ???

It used to happen when I worked at Scampton in the 90s before it closed. As far as getting to work was concerned it was fine but I guess an annoyance for those who live on base and want to go out during the day.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Scampton Airshow 2017
« on: September 09, 2017, 10:25:00 AM »
Nope not going. Apparently the traffic control is chaos sending people the wrong way, according to other fora.

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: September 07, 2017, 02:14:21 PM »
I'm not sure how they get 9 (did they take on an extra one in the last year for some reason?) and the only full time one that I was aware also doubled as Ops Manager. I know a couple use to do talks etc even after 558 stopped flying but were never full time as far as I am aware.

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: September 06, 2017, 11:51:05 AM »
Is it just me that doesn't like the thought of plastering 558 with names on the outside?

The bomb bay was fair enough, out of sight most of the time but available when visited. Under the wings? whilst she will no longer flying it just appears to be exploitation to me.

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