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Re: The new paint job finish
« Reply #60 on: May 18, 2012, 01:49:25 PM »
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Sounds as though your tail art design will affect the identification flashes, hence the serial display exemption no longer applies.
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Re: The new paint job finish
« Reply #61 on: May 18, 2012, 01:53:20 PM »
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I was hoping they'd forget to ruin her with that again.....

...and lose a perfectly good marketing mechanic? Folks will be moaning we are getting too commecial next and wondering why we keep asking for extra donations. It's not exactly life threatening is it now? ..  larger forces are at work here, and personal taste is just that.

At the end of the day, various things can be run off this that generate income and reduces the cash-call. Are people missing the point?
As well, it has to be said, of it being very apt for the 'struggle' faced over the years. (IMHO).

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Re: The new paint job finish
« Reply #62 on: May 18, 2012, 04:42:06 PM »
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I was hoping they'd forget to ruin her with that again.....

...and lose a perfectly good marketing mechanic? Folks will be moaning we are getting too commecial next and wondering why we keep asking for extra donations. It's not exactly life threatening is it now? ..  larger forces are at work here, and personal taste is just that.

At the end of the day, various things can be run off this that generate income and reduces the cash-call. Are people missing the point?
As well, it has to be said, of it being very apt for the 'struggle' faced over the years. (IMHO).

All other ideas on a post-card gratefully received....
Maybe post that on UKARSE and stop their moderators whining about it too.
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Re: The new paint job finish
« Reply #63 on: May 18, 2012, 05:42:13 PM »
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I suspect that as the simple nose stencilling does not change the essence of the military colour scheme and  standard flashes / roundels, the exemption that allows the display of her previous service designation is still valid. I guess we'll only really find out when that is renewed at the end of June 2013. (It was renewed in May 2010 - not sure if 'The Spirit' markings were in place then).

Sounds as though your tail art design will affect the identification flashes, hence the serial display exemption no longer applies.

No such thing as an "identification flash". It's either an authentic military scheme (in which case you are pretty much 100% certain of being granted an exemption to the display of the civilian registration), or it isn't (in which case you must display the G- reg), and just one change to the scheme makes it non-authentic. The regs are pretty clear so hence my interest in how 558 has avoided having to go G-VLCN - if there's been an argument presented to the CAA that has allowed the exemption to stay in place I'm sure the owners of WV318 would love to present a case along similar lines (let's face it how many all-black flying Hunters are there in the world, let alone ones with union flag tails?).
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