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Offline Wizzy

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Tour for 2013?
« on: October 03, 2012, 12:24:10 PM »
Reading the various reports from around and about, it appears that the tour has been a big success (and thumbs-up and well done to everyone involved).  Does this suggest a further development of the idea for 2013?

I feel it would be good to do something similar, maybe at the start of the season next year, and get the various regions involved. With a bit more warning, surely each region could organise some form of "meet" for local supporters, families, businesses, whoever.  Have each region do their own thing, make a bit of a party of it at each venue, and have 558 fly over during the day.  Surely a good way to kick off next year's season, and get some publicity for the coming year.

If they'd been coming up this way to Elvington (and with a bit of warning), we could have organised a "meet" of the Yorkshire supporters, and I'm sure each region could do similar (as I know some did this time).

I know there's the issue of "we need to get to next year first / need the funds", but surely an early announcement of something like this might be a good incentive for people?
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Re: Tour for 2013?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 12:58:36 PM »
Yep ...... start of the season seems a good idea to me.
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Re: Tour for 2013?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 04:38:31 PM »
I agree with the idea and recommend London Southend Airport as a likely venue for any Essex Meet as XL426 is based there and XH558 has done some great flights there already !!!
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Re: Tour for 2013?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 07:35:59 PM »
Cracking idea, Tim! Would be great if it came off!  :D  :D  :D
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Re: Tour for 2013?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2012, 09:37:27 PM »
I agree, an early season tour, well publicised, visiting areas that don't normally get to see an airshow, let alone a Vulcan!

Despite all the criticism for missing out some venues (Woodford etc.) it was a resounding success.
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Re: Tour for 2013?
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2012, 10:46:22 PM »
Yes it is a good idea Well Done Wizzy :D  ;)

What I am waiting for is a press release from the Trust re:-

1/ Winter Service ?

2/ How much do they need ?  I can then start to save my pennies  :lol:

3/How many hours left does she have on her airfarme before we need to do the MOD?

These are just a few things which cross my mind as we float along :roll:  :roll:
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