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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: October 20, 2017, 05:09:08 PM »
A400 doing circuits at Church Fenton!!!!  :o

Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Funding the new hangar - how?
« on: October 18, 2017, 01:16:07 PM »
Surely the money they have aquired thro the latest Names under the wing scheme will go towards the new Hangar??!!! ::) ::)

Today’s the big ‘Online Unveiling’ of the names (whatever that means!!!)

Maybe tonight’s Newsletter will explain in detail where the money is going to? New hanger??? Fat Cats wages??? Flying pigs???

After they’ve taken off the cost of the sticky back ‘plaque-stick’ that is..............!!! >:D

Aviation Waffle / Re: Scampton Airshow 2017
« on: September 10, 2017, 06:42:21 PM »
I had the (dubious!) pleasure of accompanying StAthan lecky and his lovely lady wife and I have to agree with his comments re the flying display.
It's a shame some of the statics didn't display especially the Swedish Heritage aircraft - they would have made what was a good first show brilliant.
On the downside we had Grandstand tickets but the car park was at the opposite end and it was a LONG walk! Plus the Grandstand was at the end of the flightline and not in the centre as they normally are, big disappointment  :(
Plenty of room for improvement but I thought it was promising and look forwards to the next one  ;)

Didn't go on the Trusts stand, they won't ever get another penny off me. Good to see all the volunteers taking peoples cash to keep Edmondson, Trotter and Pleming in the life style they are accustomed to  - NOT! >:(
Shame 558 won't see any of it...................

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: September 06, 2017, 10:39:19 AM »
Noticed that the Trust have just upped the amount of 'names under the wing' AGAIN!!!
They've made another 300 available, must be selling well to keep them all in a job...................... >:(

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: September 06, 2017, 08:49:30 AM »
Well said Sam

Reading about the condensation is worrying though............ :'(

And thanks for the photos methley, she looks so, so sad...................

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: September 05, 2017, 02:08:54 PM »
I bet I'm not the only one on here who's heartbroken at seeing the reality in that photo  >:(

How the HELL have the Trust let it come to this?? It's WRONG on so many counts..........

I've been shot down in flames on Farcebook by one of the current volunteers who says it's not a sewage farm - it's a 'Water Treatment Plant'! Does it REALLY matter?

Beginning to think maybe 558 IS parked in the right place because this whole debacle STINKS!!

Engineering / Re: How would you feel?
« on: September 04, 2017, 05:19:09 PM »
Well said Chris!!!!

Wot she said!!!!!

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: August 26, 2017, 09:32:16 AM »
Interesting to see that all my comments on the XH558 page on Farcebook have been deleted!! >:(

Along with every other negative comment - seems to have hit a nerve?  >:D

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: August 25, 2017, 08:09:18 PM »
As usual, Sod all here ::)

This is NOT a "Not Spotted" thread or we would all be posting lol ;D

Shurrup you ::) ::)

Double Shurrup you Pervy!!!  >:D >:D >:D

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: August 24, 2017, 01:07:56 PM »
If anyone wishes to contact me, then do write to

Mike - send your questions here! Might get an answer instead of being swept under the carpet........

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: August 24, 2017, 09:50:30 AM »
Just had a look at the names under the wing thingy and the amount available has jumped up by 500 from yesterday!!!!!!
Must have realised they could sell out before 1st Oct so upped the amount up for grabs!!

As Sam says:

That should keep the webstore manager, his assistant, the admin manager, her assistant, the remote stock sales manager, his assistant, the admin manager at Doncaster, his assistant and the Engineering director plus the crop of consultants and contractors that are still klinging on in tea and biscuits for a few weeks.

I think it could be months now Sam......................... >:(

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: August 16, 2017, 06:06:57 PM »
Oooh shiny new anniversary fleeces on sale from the Trust today ! FLEECE being the operative word  >:(


90 quid?? Is that for all of 'em??

Is they 'aving a larf??

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: August 16, 2017, 02:07:47 PM »
For clarity, I'll not be visiting this forum in future.

Many thanks.

Thanks for your reply Ian, it speaks volumes to me - 'teddy' and 'cot' come to mind..........!

Mikes questions are reasonable, valid and what most of we 'little people' are wanting answers for.
Genuine answers that is, not Politicspeak which we have endured in the newsletters from a small bunch of people telling us it's ok when it obviously isn't!

Eddief, great to see you back on here but could you help please?

We are all concerned with the slow motion car crash that is happening to 558 (aka the 'Peoples Aircraft') and to see her dumped in the middle of a sewage farm just staggers belief.

Engineering / Re: So that's it then?
« on: August 11, 2017, 01:14:52 PM »
A few questions.

1.Why was the Club Committee excluded from the final flight ?
2.Who is currently employed or receiving remuneration of any sort from Trust funds ?
3.How much is the current wage bill including expenses and retainer fees etc ?
4.How cost effective are the current batch of Air Show attendances by the Trust Trailer after deducting costs ?
5.What are the current cash reserves of the Trust ?



Very valid questions Mike - I wonder if they'll get answered today? Or ever?

Waiting with baited breath............................. ::)

Is there anybody out there?? We is waiting!!

Engineering / Re: How would you feel?
« on: August 10, 2017, 01:52:21 PM »
If you'd have asked me that 2 years ago it would have been a 'No' without much thought.

Now it's a definite 'Yes' because anything is better than the debacle that is going on in front of our very eyes  :'(

The present situation is absolute sacrilege, it's scandalous that 558 and 163 are parked where they are - proof that the Trust are right in the sh1te!

I agree with Sickbag Andy in that I would pay good money to help pay to get her out, whether by road or air.  I'm past caring where - just as long as she's loved and looked after and not used as a Cash Cow to pay a handful of people's wages.

Absolutely DISGUSTED at the Trust's attitude towards 558 AND her loyal supporters.......

So, if the USA was her passport out of this sh1thole then I would be behind it 100%.

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