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by 106500
Fri 21 Aug 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 43735

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

No matter how enthusiastic an individual may be, any privately held property, especially that owned by family groups must be eyed by relevant parties with utmost suspicion before relocating any asset there. Yes it was great for a long while and we have to thank Dave Walton immensely for that but, fo...
by 106500
Tue 28 Jul 2020, 6:23 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 43735

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Take for example the Sea Vixen; now I recall about 10 or less years ago seeing one engine being run up. Sadly I think that’s as far as things got for one reason or another and it is just one of the many disappointments that we probably won’t ever see it fast taxy Well it certainly has moved under i...
by 106500
Mon 27 Jul 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 43735

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

One thing I would like to see is an inventory of jet aircraft which have been present in say the last 20 years at Brunty? Quite a list I’d imagine (how many Jet Provosts for one!). Maybe this could indicate which of these as a minimum have run their engines? Take for example the Sea Vixen; now I rec...
by 106500
Sat 25 Jul 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 43735

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

With the apparent need for lots of housing in this country and airfields closed or dormant being eyes up for such ventures, you can practically guarantee that given a pot load of cash, Brunty may just go under tarmac and brick. I saw a green belt field on the edge of a northern town (one which has ...
by 106500
Fri 24 Jul 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 43735

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

You make the assumption that those people who want to donate to move the VC10 would be willing to make the same donation to move the lightnings. Personally, I will make a good donation to the VC10 fund, but I wont be sorry if those lightnings never see the the light of day again and I certainly won...
by 106500
Fri 24 Jul 2020, 3:37 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 43735

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

You make the assumption that those people who want to donate to move the VC10 would be willing to make the same donation to move the lightnings. Personally, I will make a good donation to the VC10 fund, but I wont be sorry if those lightnings never see the the light of day again and I certainly won...
by 106500
Sun 19 Jul 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 43735

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

News on the third Bucc, XX900, which hopes to move and taxi once again in Staffordshire: https://www.facebook.com/1593846984020865/posts/4150337491705122/?d=n Needs £10k for the move. £1,250 (at the time of writing) has been raised. It’s a slightly uncomfortable situation, isn’t it? Millionaire who...
by 106500
Mon 13 Jul 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 43735

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

yup, i for one, despite pleading (almost on a daily basis) for Brunty to have the tin triangle languishing next to a crap farm in south yorkshire, realise it has, despite the passing years since it did practically anything, dodged the bullet. Unfortunately i cannot now see any future for Brunty, an...
by 106500
Mon 13 Jul 2020, 9:02 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 43735

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

yup, i for one, despite pleading (almost on a daily basis) for Brunty to have the tin triangle languishing next to a crap farm in south yorkshire, realise it has, despite the passing years since it did practically anything, dodged the bullet. Unfortunately i cannot now see any future for Brunty, an...
by 106500
Mon 13 Jul 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 43735

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

It might be wishful thinking but the second hand car market is a fickle beast and who can say just how long the present apparently lucrative storage business may last? It could be that in, say five or so years time the bottom falls out of the market and companies like Cox either fold or move on to o...
by 106500
Wed 08 Jul 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 43735

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

This is so sad. Just the start of Bruntingthorpe's descent into oblivion. Still, it was great while it lasted. Perhaps once the apparent 'boom' in car storage is over the glory days might return; somehow though I doubt it.
by 106500
Sun 14 Jun 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Airshow 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 64
Views: 30892

Re: RAF Cosford Airshow 2020 - CANCELLED

Well, today was the day and it looks like there’s a bit of rain about! Can’t wait for next year..... will soon come around 😎
by 106500
Sun 03 May 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT and the Future
Replies: 17
Views: 2635

Re: RIAT and the Future

Domvickery wrote:
Sun 03 May 2020, 9:46 am
106500 wrote:
Sun 03 May 2020, 9:18 am
Sounds like censorship?
How so, the threads still open, no comments have been deleted
My point was more about people advocating such action.
by 106500
Sun 03 May 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT and the Future
Replies: 17
Views: 2635

Re: RIAT and the Future

Sounds like censorship?
by 106500
Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 43735

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Mike wrote:
BobL wrote:Let's hope he is successful and everything can be moved there?

All very well, but without the use of the runway there will be no more fast taxying


Realistically I think the most that can be expected is static engine runs - better than nothing I suppose.... :question:
by 106500
Sat 22 Feb 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 43735

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Or you could take the view that the Vulcan would have enabled the development of a heritage facility with unrestricted runway use and good access. Lots of aeroplanes at Bruntingthorpe that would have been far more attractive alongside the Vulcan. Given that none of them fly, do they need unrestrict...
by 106500
Sat 08 Feb 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 43735

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

While not stating a view on its merits either one way or another, such uncertainties do give credence to the informed decision taken by VTTS not to relocate a certain airframe to this place! :smile:
by 106500
Wed 29 Jan 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Really sad no big Lincolnshire airshows
Replies: 18
Views: 3500

Re: Really sad no big Lincolnshire airshows

There have been, but I think he is meaning in more recent times as he said has, not had. Wasn't the last public air show at Coningsby in 1996? And I tend to agree that given that they had held shows there in the past, and since at other similarly active bases, that Coningsby hasn't held a show quar...
by 106500
Sun 26 Jan 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 Wishlist
Replies: 170
Views: 39981

Re: RIAT 2020 Wishlist

After the super Spanish Harrier displays last year, I’m wondering if they might do a repeat act at this year’s event? Failing that what about the prospect of a US Marine Corps AV8B pairing? Now that would be a real coup! I suppose though we’ll have to make do with the usual Osprey... we can but live...
by 106500
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: An Av-8tor's Dream
Replies: 12
Views: 3647

Re: An Av-8tor's Dream

Great photos. After last years stunning Spanish show wouldn't it be great if one or two of these came over to display the UK this year?! After the lack lustre US F16 effort at RIAT one can but dream I suppose....
by 106500
Thu 15 Aug 2019, 3:02 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Current aircraft being restored to flight
Replies: 62
Views: 25274

Re: Current aircraft being restored to flight

Seemed to be a quest to restore to flight a Fairey Gannet (XL500) but hard to find any recent update?
by 106500
Fri 26 Jul 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBC Planespotting live....
Replies: 189
Views: 25739

Re: BBC Planespotting live....

Notwithstanding the sometimes hit or miss quality of the programme (which I think was actually quite enjoyable), a spin off is that I assume the East Midlands Aeropark benefited financially from production/filming fees and also perhaps increased footfall arising from publicity from the screening? It...
by 106500
Wed 24 Jul 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBC Planespotting live....
Replies: 189
Views: 25739

Re: BBC Planespotting live....

Somewhat disjointed but actually quite informative and fun. I like it :smile:
by 106500
Tue 23 Jul 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBC Planespotting live....
Replies: 189
Views: 25739

Re: BBC Planespotting live....

It was just a bit of fun and actually quite entertaining in parts - lighten up everybody and chill! :lol:
by 106500
Sat 20 Jul 2019, 11:08 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 579799

Re: RIAT 2019

For me, of the individual displays SU27 easily stole the show, closely followed by the MiG 21 and Harriers. Both F18s were immense and Belgium F16 outperformed F16 Viper I thought. F35 a disappointment though - I was expecting at least a hover/turn. All too brief and hopefully this might be rectifie...