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by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 17 Nov 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Hurricane Landing Incident @ Duxford ~ 01 June
Replies: 4
Views: 1840

Re: Hurricane Landing Incident @ Duxford ~ 01 June

cometguymk1 wrote:
Tue 17 Nov 2020, 1:36 pm
Agreed all start somewhere, I meant it also seemed a fairly low all over total compared to other pilots on high powered birds.
Yeah, very much indicative of a private owner as opposed to your “invited” warbird pilots. :slight_smile:
by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 17 Nov 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Hurricane Landing Incident @ Duxford ~ 01 June
Replies: 4
Views: 1840

Re: Hurricane Landing Incident @ Duxford ~ 01 June

Seems a low houred pilot to be on a Hurri but then again used to ex Raf pilots totals. These things happen, both are ok and will fly again. At some point all Hurricane pilots have zero hours on type, but he would have had plenty of experience on feeder types (eg Chipmunk, Harvard etc) to be able (i...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Thu 12 Nov 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 43687

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

For what exactly? For putting his hand deep in his pocket and securing a museum area so many of the airframes are safe?? Didnt he own that area, after the long term lease was sold to the car guys? The area is outside the peri-track and perimeter fence of the leased area. So yes, he did own it. Lots...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sat 31 Oct 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 151
Views: 14543

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

Not to mention the fact that the museum's current policy is something called 'reducing the conservation footprint', in other words getting rid of more than they add. At least 20 IWM airframes have been disposed of in recent years. Yep. Physical exhibits are more expensive to maintain and acquire in...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 27 Oct 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 151
Views: 14543

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

I think the bigger issue wouldn’t necessarily be runway length, but taxiway width and documented overall pavement strength. And the lack of anywhere to part it.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Thu 22 Oct 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 151
Views: 14543

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

If it’s going there to earn its keep as a movie/TV prop, then I wouldn’t read much into it having any effect on Dunsfold’s future.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 9870

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

Well said!
by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 9870

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

I'm fairly sure the external Fire Escape stairs from the tail boom area down to the ground at the back will never be noticeable! :wink: :see_no_evil: Then again, do we see complaints about the staircases at museums like Sinsheim/Speyer to allow access to the roof mounted aeroplanes there? Realistic...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sat 17 Oct 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 9870

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

Although I’m not sure any local authority will be in a position to reject anything promoting visitors to their province! :) Fair points regarding the RAFM and tin triangle. The former I suppose fits in with their policy and interest sphere (ie, consciously or not probably stil WW2 biased). That latt...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Fri 16 Oct 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 9870

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

Whilst I don’t believe anyone would claim the Beverley ranks as an iconic or important aircraft type in the history of British aviation, this is still the last surviving example and it’s sad to see its impending demise. It’s sadder too that it’s happening with hardly a a whisper of opposition from ...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Thu 15 Oct 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 9870

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

capercaillie wrote:
Thu 15 Oct 2020, 1:07 pm
Oh dear. Don't really need the wings either then, as nobody will be sleeping in those!
On the flip side, given it is no longer to be a “complete” exhibit, removing the (heavy) engines surely actually improves the long term structural prospects?
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sun 11 Oct 2020, 11:45 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 9870

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

XB259 represents the breed, regardless of its personal history. What if the owner kept it at Elvington, which is just up the road, boosting that museums income, and he charges people a small sum to go on board. Then in the future he uses that money, along with some from the museum for its upkeep? J...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sat 10 Oct 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 9870

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

Wwhilst i appreciate all comments for and against, can i just point out that at the moment, it's a big lump of metal sitting on a third parties ground, that needs a large chunk of cash from the public to dismantle, ship, and reassemble. Indeed so. Personally unless someone with deep pockets comes i...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sat 10 Oct 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 9870

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

XB259 represents the breed, regardless of its personal history. What if the owner kept it at Elvington, which is just up the road, boosting that museums income, and he charges people a small sum to go on board. Then in the future he uses that money, along with some from the museum for its upkeep? J...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Wed 07 Oct 2020, 10:28 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 9870

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

I’d be interested to see the make up of the CIC. Either way, what planet are they on? If the other bidder was reportedly a scrap merchant I think they’ve done very well getting it made into an AirBNB! It was hardly pulling visitors to Fort Paull and it’s rather telling that no museum seemed willing ...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 06 Oct 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 9870

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

So we pay via a crowdfunding excercise to move and re assemble the aircraft, so that someone can make money by renting it as an air BnB? Apart from 'saving' (and i use that word carefully) the aircraft on a field with presumably limited access, what do the crowdfunders get? It aint exactly Tom Moor...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Mon 05 Oct 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 9870

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

Sounds like a realistic plan and a sensible use.

It’s not a viable museum piece; having to earn its keep might ensure it stays a complete airframe.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Wed 30 Sep 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: USMC Mid-Air - F-35/KC-130 USMC F-35B
Replies: 18
Views: 1999

Re: USMC Mid-Air - F-35/KC-130 USMC F-35B

Without wishing to speculate and great everyone got down safely one way or another, which is the most important thing. But before we all give the Herc pilot a medal, perhaps the authorities can clear him/her of not having caused the incident in the first place? History and physics and self-preserva...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Wed 30 Sep 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: USMC Mid-Air - F-35/KC-130 USMC F-35B
Replies: 18
Views: 1999

Re: USMC Mid-Air - F-35/KC-130 USMC F-35B

Actually “lost” them.

Looks like a fine piece of airmanship. At the same time the “how” it even had to do that will be intriguing.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Wed 30 Sep 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: USMC Mid-Air - F-35/KC-130 USMC F-35B
Replies: 18
Views: 1999

Re: USMC Mid-Air - F-35/KC-130 USMC F-35B

The Hercules was a recent visitor to Mildenhall. Looking at pictures from the front on it looks like 3 engines were taken out. Air Force cross for the C-130 pilot I hope. Looking at that pic I think the damage on the right may just be the result of the collision (as apparently said in the comms rec...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Wed 30 Sep 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: USMC Mid-Air - F-35/KC-130 USMC F-35B
Replies: 18
Views: 1999

Re: USMC Mid-Air - F-35/KC-130 USMC F-35B

Looks like a very lucky Herc crew.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Mon 28 Sep 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 9870

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

Condor Aviation, they have a small maintenance facility on the edge of what was once RAF Riccall in North Yorkshire. One of their previous projects was featured on George Clark's Amazing Spaces, or one of his offshoot progs, a few years ago (sound of mind whirring...!). I read online that they were...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 9870

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

Blue_2 wrote:
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 6:55 am
NOT Elvington.

And if you think the waxworks look bad in the pictures, you should see them in reality!
Indeed not Elvington. The buyer mentioned in another forum has his own - grass I think - airfield.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sun 20 Sep 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 9870

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

Domvickery wrote:
Sun 20 Sep 2020, 8:26 am
Could just be internet talk but positive if true


Yep. Interesting on the “where” though.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sat 19 Sep 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 9870

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

PPrune suggesting the winning bidder is a guy with a serious engineering background and an aviation interest.