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Offline minty4371

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Servicing for XH558
« on: November 06, 2012, 06:12:05 PM »
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Re: Servicing for XH558
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2012, 07:18:20 PM »
Not good :(
I hope things improve soon
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Re: Servicing for XH558
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2012, 07:22:59 PM »
OMG..............
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Re: Servicing for XH558
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2012, 07:41:35 PM »
Just paid some winter service components and a £10 hit the button. Hope lostsa folks do the same.
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Re: Servicing for XH558
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2012, 07:53:50 PM »
This was only to be expected - hope things turn round.
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Re: Servicing for XH558
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2012, 01:08:13 AM »
Donations not meeting requirements............
No different to every previous Appeal , then !!
I think every Appeal to date has seen a shortfall of about 20-30% on their required "£xxx per month" targets , usually resolved towards the end of the Appeal.
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Re: Servicing for XH558
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2012, 07:51:21 AM »
If they are suspending work?

Why take the seats out?

Surely if future is that bad I would have thought it politic to keep her in one piece until Situation is clarified.... ie Ve3 or a new home?

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Re: Servicing for XH558
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2012, 09:06:34 AM »
No seats = not going nowhere, which could be the idea.
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Re: Servicing for XH558
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2012, 10:05:19 AM »
As has been said by others weeks if not months ago,this appeal was started far to late and should have been running whilst the aircraft was flying and in the public eye

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Re: Servicing for XH558
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2012, 10:28:50 AM »
Quote from: "Zero One"
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Why take the seats out?
stop someone nicking it? The ultimate anti-theft device I guess!
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Re: Servicing for XH558
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2012, 10:47:01 AM »
Quote from: "PhillyJ"
Quote from: "Zero One"
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Why take the seats out?
stop someone nicking it? The ultimate anti-theft device I guess!

Less safe to move WITH armed seats?
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Re: Servicing for XH558
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2012, 11:05:00 AM »
Quote from: "StAthan lecky"
As has been said by others weeks if not months ago,this appeal was started far to late and should have been running whilst the aircraft was flying and in the public eye

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Mike

Very true.

Going on the reaction of other places people either don't believe it, have given up or simply don't care.
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Re: Servicing for XH558
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2012, 12:04:03 PM »
I'm now fed up of all the posts that continue to say the appeal should have started earlier.

Let's review:

The funding requirement is always known... £2million per annum.

Winter appeals are the result of known cash-shortfall of said annual budget, that can only be determined at the close of the season.... and are based on:

- receipts from Airshow appearance fees
- known sales of merchandise during the season
- levels of donations made in and during the season
- number of standing orders and direct debits set-up .. that then projects through to future income.

Less all usual overheads, plus fuel used in same season.

That then has a direct bearing on the messages and appeal status based on cash-flow forecasts. Nothing changes from the message Trust or Club puts out each and every time we meet/touch the public. We need £2 million a year to run this aircraft!

What has changed, is the amount of available spare cash, those willing/able to donate vital personal funds and poor economic conditions that prevent corporate sponsorship.

So, the appeal is not late, it is a rolling need that needs regular pushing at various times of the year.

End of season being the main one, based on all the points made above, when no surplus funds are available and expensive work has to be booked to arrive at the next season.....  never ending loop it would appear till someone comes up with many millions.

So, again, is the appeal actually late in being announced, or is it just a ramping up of the message we need to raise £2million?

I'd say it is the latter.

There is also the human nature aspect (bourne out by media appetite for bad news stories) that there is no crisis - till you call the crisis and as a result, people step up to the plate.
If those same numbers did so during the display season, the call would be far less. It's not for the want of trying.


Just letting off steam perhaps .....
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Re: Servicing for XH558
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2012, 12:12:23 PM »
I would suggest that the component share scheme could have been started during the flying season, knocking those out at airshows would have raised a few quid which could have been set aside. Just a thought.

Let's hope people aren't to skint/ past caring/ fed up with stepping up to the plate.  :)
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Re: Servicing for XH558
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2012, 12:23:25 PM »
Can't look back or address things in the past - even fair comments cannot detract from the fact that we are short, we and hopefully others will be able to contribute, or it stops. Sadly this matters more to those who earn a living from it.
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