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Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: July 28, 2017, 08:52:44 PM »
 Here's the latest newsletter, she's been kicked out.


Storage arrangements settled while XH558’s New Hangar build project moves forward


Thanks to helpful support from airport management and various 3rd parties, the Trust has now arranged medium-term exterior storage for Vulcan XH558 and Canberra WK163.



XH558 will shortly be outside with canopy, intake, exhaust and tyre covers fitted. Library image by Jamie Ewan


Over the coming weekend, arrangements will be completed to have the aircraft safely stored in a quiet corner of the airfield surrounded by the containers and covers that will protect their ancillary and ground support equipment. All other non-essential items are in storage elsewhere on the airfield or in the warehouse facility attached to our webstore.


Supermarine Swift WK275 on loan to us by the owner as an exhibit has returned under cover to Hangar 3 with the kind support of 2Excel Aviation. Having already had several months of free storage courtesy of the airport, we must state that they continue to be very supportive and have tasked several people to help ensure the transition outdoors goes as smoothly as possible. We thank them most sincerely for their ongoing assistance.

Commenting on the move for the Trust, Robert Pleming stated; “With contractors arriving to start development work on the Cargo handling facilities at Hangar 1 next week, we need to vacate to an exterior storage area that has been prepared over the last few months. We have taken every precaution to safeguard all of the Trust assets during this period while we work towards building the new hangar.

These aircraft were designed to spend most of their operational lives outside, with time spent in a hangar kept to a minimum. We are happy that with the arrangements in place, the projected timescale for completion of the New Hangar and the plan for scheduled periodic ground running of XH558 during the next few months, we will not see any significant deterioration in her current excellent condition.“

Taff Stone, XH558’s crew chief and long serving chief engineer also added: “I’m perfectly happy we can keep XH558 protected in an outdoor environment until such time as she can move into the new hangar. Her non-standard issue gloss paintwork helps! Exploratory work undertaken on Canberra WK163 that exposed bare metal has also been suitably primed and protected, so she is fine too. Having XH558 outside over the coming months is actually easier for our ground handling, since we have several engine runs planned.”


Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: June 21, 2017, 10:08:16 PM »
I can't believe all the newsletters every week paint a different picture to whats been said on here,

is Plemming in denial? 

or are we going overboard?

can't belive its come to this,

a few taxy runs a year would have kept me donating but we get nothing  >:(

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: June 20, 2017, 09:13:09 PM »
it was only last month that the engines were brought out of hibernation, now what? are they left in a safe state?  >:(

Aviation Waffle / Bruntingthorpe cold war jets
« on: May 25, 2017, 08:29:24 PM »
Just a quick heads up for this excellent day out this sunday,
 anyone going? I'l be there weather looking good for a change.  :)

Book / Film / TV Reviews / Re: BRITTANS FIRST H BOMB
« on: April 27, 2017, 08:16:11 PM »
Thanks for the heads up that's the first of 3 in a row on bbc4 starting at 9pm as you said  :)

Trust Newsletter archive / Re: NEWS LETTER
« on: March 21, 2017, 10:00:29 PM »

Trust Newsletter archive / Re: NEWS LETTER
« on: March 12, 2017, 10:22:41 PM »
Received one on Friday

Trust Newsletter archive / Re: NEWS LETTER
« on: February 21, 2017, 09:18:02 PM »
A Tuesday news letter today asking for donations, what happens if the 100k isn't raised???????? :-X

Trust Newsletter archive / Re: NEWS LETTER
« on: February 02, 2017, 08:15:09 PM »
I wonder how much hangar 1 rent is? I think all the future planning was done during the good times when plenty money was coming in, the good times are over, the public aren't going to keep donating if they don't have a show to watch. maybe Dr Pleming should put some money in he's taken plenty out, well at least 70k as recently stated.

Trust Newsletter archive / Re: NEWS LETTER
« on: January 31, 2017, 10:35:07 PM »
cheers Sam found it.

"As part of the re-structure and cost-savings, our regular email updates will continue each Friday, but we will be ceasing our Tuesday edition with immediate effect. Our various social media streams will carry on unaffected and we would urge everyone who may not use one at the moment to consider joining. They are a great way of keeping informed."

Trust Newsletter archive / Re: NEWS LETTER
« on: January 31, 2017, 09:17:24 PM »

Trust Newsletter archive / Re: NEWS LETTER
« on: January 31, 2017, 09:11:20 PM »
I got Fridays but nothing today, whats happening?  ???

Aviation Waffle / Re: Wellesbourne and XM655
« on: January 26, 2017, 08:00:50 PM »
oh gutted been for the last 2 years and will really miss it this year, it was my fathers day outing, no live Vulcans this year  >:( :( ???

Hi Glyn welcome to the forum do you have any pictures to post from your RAF days? I'm sure Paddy will be along soon  :)

Aviation Waffle / Re: Any good recordings of Vulcan taking off?
« on: November 04, 2016, 10:27:01 PM »
Here's one to get you started (one of my favourite clips)

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