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Offline brains_mt

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A Call to Arms?
« on: September 16, 2013, 10:49:55 AM »
I have just posted this on FB and on here. I apologise if this sounds a bit strong but we need to stand together now more than ever if we are to see 558 flying again. I for one will not let her last flight already have happened. Will you help now???
There is so much more to come.


Two important questions!

Do you seriously want to see XH558 fly for two more years?

If so, have you pledged or better still made a donation for her care and maintenance in the immediate future?

Many people answered the Trusts poll (12000 or more) but only a few thousand put their money where their mouth is (so to speak).
If all the people who said yes had put in a tenner that would be 120000+ in the kitty but there seem to be a lot of people who aren't prepared to put even £1 in sadly. We know its a very difficult time for many and we do understand that not everyone who wants to see 558 continue to fly will be able to put in a load of cash, but its not loads we are asking for. Its a little from loads of people.

It is possible even now that we could lose her. The Trust have never put the staff on a months notice willingly and without good reason. Its the last thing they would want to do but it looks ever more likely if we can't raise the rest of the money needed a) to do the mod but far more immediately b) the money needed to keep things going eg winter servicing, salaries for the engineers, hangar.

PLEASE donate even a little (or as much as you can afford) What would you give up to see XH558 fly next year?
Let us know if you like!
Price of a pint? 5 cigarettes? a video from Blockbusters? A Starbucks coffee? A double choc muffin? A magazine? A £3 text?

It is NOW we need to pull together so that next year we can go into a new flying season full of promise of another two years. The final flight will come soon enough but NOT YET!
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Re: A Call to Arms?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2013, 01:16:25 PM »
Well said Jane! Just pledged a bit more  ;)

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Re: A Call to Arms?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2013, 02:32:01 PM »
Nice one Jane; sadly it seems that the majority of members do not visit this site or partake on the forum.

I have always said if we had a pound for every smile that XH558 has caused, we would be solvent.
I said "no more passwords" and look what happened!

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Re: A Call to Arms?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2013, 04:45:15 PM »
youve had plenty of replys on FB  ::)

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Re: A Call to Arms?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2013, 10:11:05 AM »
New month for the Credit card, so perhaps some Vulcan shares to start off the new debt!

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Re: A Call to Arms?
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2013, 01:06:56 PM »
I am happy to donate but would like the Trust to be a little more open with the current shortfall with regards to the cost of the new tank and projected loss of revenue as a result of the cancelled displays.

 :-\

Mike
PS Before anyone jumps in with a reply or PM,this is NOT Trust Bashing !
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Re: A Call to Arms?
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2013, 01:46:00 PM »
A newsletter will be arriving soon from the Trust and the Club with more information.
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Re: A Call to Arms?
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2013, 03:33:45 PM »
Thank you Jane

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Re: A Call to Arms?
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2013, 07:18:28 PM »
I have no wish to be pedantic on this issue Jane but the News Letter does not give the figures regarding the fuel tank or projected display losses.
I am off on my holidays tonight for a week and will make a donation on my return,it would be nice if the requested figures were available by then !

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Re: A Call to Arms?
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2013, 08:18:30 PM »
Actually Mike, I think Jane was referring to the Paper Newsletter that is part of your membership package not the twice weekly Email Newsbytes
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Re: A Call to Arms?
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2013, 10:13:49 PM »
Exacerly so!! :D
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Re: A Call to Arms?
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2013, 11:57:53 AM »
Got mine this morning.  Not sure where to start with it all :o  Members' day caught my eye though :)
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Re: A Call to Arms?
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2013, 12:10:32 PM »
Members' day caught my eye though :)
Oooo - goody!!!!  ;D

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Re: A Call to Arms?
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2013, 12:17:26 PM »
23rd November in case you couldn't wait to 'til you got home.
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Re: A Call to Arms?
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2013, 12:19:51 PM »
23rd November in case you couldn't wait to 'til you got home.
Thank you Tim!  ;)