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Offline Tutorboy

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« Reply #270 on: February 11, 2018, 04:35:32 PM »
In case anyone is interested I did an interview for these guys at Newark (on a freezing day) which goes live on YouTube at 1900 hours tonight.

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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #271 on: February 14, 2018, 12:33:36 PM »
Interesting that this thread has now been re-named from "so that's it then?" "Aircrew interview".

Well done Bill for keeping the memory alive but I think that there is something slightly dodgy going on here.

The trust would love to see anything negative disappear and renaming a thread with 19 pages of negative feedback would seem to be a good place to start...
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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #272 on: February 14, 2018, 12:53:35 PM »
It's still showing as 'so that's it then' in the index Sam. It looks to me like Bill's thread has been merged with this one for some reason.

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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #273 on: February 16, 2018, 12:33:36 PM »
It changed back to the original title after I had posted...

So sad the way this has ended.  The "celebration" at Bruntingthorpe looks like nothing more than an elaborate piss take and another way to raise money for the wage bill.  I see there is now yet another "limited" opportunity to get your name on the wing, I guess these will carry on until 558 is completely covered with sticky back plastic  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #274 on: February 16, 2018, 01:07:50 PM »

I see there is now yet another "limited" opportunity to get your name on the wing, I guess these will carry on until 558 is completely covered with sticky back plastic  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Well.....  it's another way of weatherproofing her now she's been dumped outside. >:(
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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #275 on: February 16, 2018, 05:29:44 PM »
Sadly they are all on the underside so potentially could block natural drainage and cause internal corrosion.... but I am sure someone has that covered. Sorry for the sad pun.

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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #276 on: February 18, 2018, 04:57:19 PM »
It changed back to the original title after I had posted...

So sad the way this has ended.  The "celebration" at Bruntingthorpe looks like nothing more than an elaborate piss take and another way to raise money for the wage bill.  I see there is now yet another "limited" opportunity to get your name on the wing, I guess these will carry on until 558 is completely covered with sticky back plastic  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

At least the plastic will keep the rain out of the joints Sam !!

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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #277 on: February 19, 2018, 11:06:00 PM »
It changed back to the original title after I had posted...

So sad the way this has ended.  The "celebration" at Bruntingthorpe looks like nothing more than an elaborate piss take and another way to raise money for the wage bill.  I see there is now yet another "limited" opportunity to get your name on the wing, I guess these will carry on until 558 is completely covered with sticky back plastic  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

At least the plastic will keep the rain out of the joints Sam !!

Mike

Sadly not.  the way the stickers have been applied there is a far better chance that water will sit in the joints between the skins and the mag alloy stringer will rot even faster.

If you want to know what the result of that will be cast your mind back to the Bruntingthorpe major and the skins being peeled back to replace the stringers above the undercarriage bays.

I have also heard that there were some problems getting the first batch of stickers to stick - so the solution was to drill a few holes in the skin and attach the stickers using screws and penny washers.  If this turns out to be more than a rumor.....

Of course that will not happen now as there is no intention of using 558 as anything more than an expensive backdrop for parties and a fundraising machine to pay the executive wage bill...
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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #278 on: February 20, 2018, 11:00:49 AM »
Whatever way I look at it, plastering 558 with stickers is just wrong, and not what any aircraft where there are ambitions of it being the centre of an exhibition should look like.

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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #279 on: February 20, 2018, 06:11:38 PM »
Whatever way I look at it, plastering 558 with stickers is just wrong, and not what any aircraft where there are ambitions of it being the centre of an exhibition should look like.

I bet DT has a few choice words on the whole affair Pam  ;)
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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #280 on: February 20, 2018, 10:51:23 PM »
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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #281 on: February 21, 2018, 08:19:09 AM »
She is nothing now but a CASH COW!! its disgusting >:D >:D
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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #282 on: February 21, 2018, 08:35:53 AM »
She is nothing now but a CASH COW!! its disgusting >:D >:D

But they've got their wages to pay Dee!!! And nice warm offices to heat!!!

558 doesn't matter to them as long as she still pulls cash in  >:( >:( >:(

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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #283 on: February 21, 2018, 09:56:41 AM »
It is Squadron Leader Peter Thomas's birthday today.  He is 92.
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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #284 on: February 21, 2018, 01:05:36 PM »
Happy birthday Squadron Leader Peter Thomas
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