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by 106500
Sat 16 Oct 2021, 9:04 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Barry Masefield
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Barry Masefield

Very sad news - XH558 Twitter extract: Very sadly, today we received news Barry Masefield passed away in the early hours of this morning. Many XH558 supporters will know Barry as ‘558’s AEO and a member of the crew who flew the Black Buck Missions. Our thoughts are with Barry's family at this very s...
by 106500
Wed 28 Jul 2021, 3:21 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Vulcan 607 restoration
Replies: 1
Views: 792

Vulcan 607 restoration

Some very good news, Vulcan 607 has been moved into a hanger at Waddington for cosmetic restoration. Photos and Videos of the move can be found on Facebook.
by 106500
Fri 18 Jun 2021, 12:28 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Sea Fury T.20 VX281
Replies: 57
Views: 8342

Re: Sea Fury T.20 VX281

I see from the Navy wings news the Sea Fury has been declared an insurance write off 🙁 Sounds like sensible move given the circumstances. Lets hope that a potential purchaser with extremely deep pockets might be able to restore the aircraft. Whether this were to extend to it becoming flight worthy ...
by 106500
Fri 11 Jun 2021, 7:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: G7 Summit Cornwall
Replies: 163
Views: 14896

Re: G7 Summit Cornwall

I do wonder how those Typhoon pilots stave off fatigue and boredom with their non-stop circuits?
by 106500
Fri 11 Jun 2021, 7:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: G7 Summit Cornwall
Replies: 163
Views: 14896

Re: G7 Summit Cornwall

Sultan of Wings wrote:
Fri 11 Jun 2021, 1:33 pm
Wissam24 wrote:
Fri 11 Jun 2021, 11:36 am
I would suggest we don't quite need a non-stop commentary of every single individual movement...
I tried my best updating the thread. Oh well...
I miss Sultan’s posts - at least he shows enthusiasm- well done mate!
by 106500
Thu 10 Jun 2021, 2:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: G7 Summit Cornwall
Replies: 163
Views: 14896

Re: G7 Summit Cornwall

I don't think N787BK is a Cessna 208. It has a 419kt ground speed at the moment at 26000ft. N787BK isn't on the N-register either. It'll be the other Typhoon. Why it's showing as N787BK I don't know. I was thinking the same, definitely not a Cessna. Such a sortie must cost the head and the eyes. I ...
by 106500
Thu 10 Jun 2021, 1:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: G7 Summit Cornwall
Replies: 163
Views: 14896

Re: G7 Summit Cornwall

Interesting merry go round with the Typhoon and A330 just now - not sure what the US Cessna is there for?
by 106500
Fri 30 Apr 2021, 3:01 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Sea Fury T.20 VX281
Replies: 57
Views: 8342

Re: Sea Fury T.20 VX281

The whole episode is desperately sad; the best one can hope for 120 is a sympathetic rebuild and retirement to static display. It also begs the question that the Sea Fury is simply too complex and prone to failure to risk returning FB11 to flight?
by 106500
Fri 21 Aug 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 249
Views: 54177

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, 7:23 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 249
Views: 54177

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, 8:36 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 249
Views: 54177

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, 6:34 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 249
Views: 54177

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, 8:44 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 249
Views: 54177

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, 4:37 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 249
Views: 54177

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, 9:22 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 249
Views: 54177

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, 10:04 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 249
Views: 54177

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, 10:02 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 249
Views: 54177

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, 7:18 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 249
Views: 54177

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, 5:07 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 249
Views: 54177

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, 2:25 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Airshow 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 64
Views: 34142

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, 12:33 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT and the Future
Replies: 17
Views: 3406

Re: RIAT and the Future

Domvickery wrote:
Sun 03 May 2020, 10:46 am
106500 wrote:
Sun 03 May 2020, 10:18 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, 10:18 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT and the Future
Replies: 17
Views: 3406

Re: RIAT and the Future

Sounds like censorship?
by 106500
Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 249
Views: 54177

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: 249
Views: 54177

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: 249
Views: 54177

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: