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Offline PaulH2015

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Re: hanger move
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2017, 09:19:51 AM »
Some Q&A here for those that haven't seen it http://www.vulcantothesky.org/faq-contact/survival-q-a.html

Still curiously vague as to where they will be: 'inside in a dry environment'.

On the question of cost of new hanger(s) "The developers are paying for the development on land already identified by the airport. Vulcan to the Sky Trust will be leasing it from the developers so we will not need to invest any supporters’ money in the building or the infrastructure."  But no indication as to whether this relates to the interim or ETNA hanger.

Of note is that 24% of the first £100,000 was raised in 24 hours.

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Re: hanger move
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2017, 01:00:46 PM »
Question?  Is the £25000 hard cash and actually raised or is it pledged. Turning pledges into hard cash has always been a problem in the past. with regard the storage facility I suspect it might be a very large marquee? No planning consent required as it is a temporary structure.

In the event that a transit flight can be arranged the final destination must not include Durham Tees Valley as has been suggested on the facebook page or Liverpool John lennon.

(the same owners and they own a few shopping centres also responsible indirectly for the scrapping of a preserved Falklands conflict frigate as they wanted it and few other historic vessels off their berths within days).

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Re: hanger move
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2017, 01:48:26 PM »
If you read the information it only talks about 'donations', not pledges.

They give arguments as to why Doncaster was chosen including "mainly related to the need to have a top-quality runway with emergency support so we can taxi XH558 regularly for her supporters."

XM655 does regular fast taxying at an airfield with minimal facilities and living out of doors.  Doncaster has significant disadvantages such as being booted out of house and home when commercial pressures take precedence as we have seen, probably very strict controls and potential penalties for fast taxying - imagine if there were a major problem on the runway and it couldn't immediately be moved.  But most importantly with the public road immediately adjacent to the full length of the runway and with far better views than anywhere the public are likely to be allowed inside the airport perimeter, just how many paying customers are they going to get?  They may well be regretting that decision, but I doubt they would admit it, and unless a one-off flight can be authorised (even assuming alternative proper accommodation can be arranged) they - and we! - are stuck with it.

They also mention needing somewhere to fly the Canberra from - eventually - but I can't see that needs a full commercial airport either.