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by IgnatiusJReilly
Fri 19 Oct 2018, 12:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: IMPORTANT - Future of UKAR
Replies: 180
Views: 25925

Re: IMPORTANT - Future of UKAR

Have broken my resolution not to login to this site to say; Sorry guys, thanks for running the site in the past but the admins attitude towards, and the locking of, the XH558 thread has lost you my support. It was the only open forum for discussion and sharing of what VTTS are really doing and its l...
by IgnatiusJReilly
Sun 26 Aug 2018, 11:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I can understand that for someone completely not interested, this topic may well seem tedious and repetitive and I can understand that dealing with petty 'he said / she said' squabbles will get boring pretty quickly, but really, doesn't this all come with the territory of operating a discussion boar...
by IgnatiusJReilly
Thu 23 Aug 2018, 10:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

There was 448 very negatives posts on the vtts raffle site last week, there is only about 20 comments on there now, So they will try and crush any negative comments. Just like they are doing allnover the place. Even on this topic they are trying to get it locked or taken down just like the last thr...
by IgnatiusJReilly
Wed 22 Aug 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Dan O'Hagan wrote:Amusing to see "Neverfuel" resurface.
On the plus side, along with Reds Rolling, at least that's two of the cabal engaging on the forum now - albeit not under their own names...


They're probably finding life on here more comfortable than reading the Facebook thread....
by IgnatiusJReilly
Tue 21 Aug 2018, 3:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Decided to have a check on YouTube to check if the latest engine run and taxi back had been posted and found these: First taxi check a year ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CXKE17JzHI My guess is that that video is closer to 2 years old. For a start, it's coming out of hangar (#3 I presume) an...
by IgnatiusJReilly
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 9:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Oh Neverfuel, how we've missed you these past months... Regarding the aircrafts movements... I note the liberal use of the term 'volunteers'... given that everything positive that the trust has achieved these past few years has been undertaken by volunteers... (and I include the planning permission ...
by IgnatiusJReilly
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 3:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

The more you stop to think, the more incomprehensible that £30,000 IT/computers figure seems. Anyone who has been following this for any period of time will not be surprised by anything, any more. What are the odds that there is a consultancy or two, maybe some management fees, maybe for a firm pos...
by IgnatiusJReilly
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 3:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

They say the group is reliant on future support from its donors and investors. It is a charity. It's no secret that they've been badly limited by the hangar situation Whatever it is you're smoking, carry on because when you come down off of that cloud, you're in for quite a bump. Vulcan558 has it e...
by IgnatiusJReilly
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 9:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

wezgulf3 wrote: Someone should be asking how a charity with limited assets can have a £30,000 IT Bill......


Does anyone know if Dr Bob has a grandchild who's 'good with the interweb' :ghost:
by IgnatiusJReilly
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 12:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

No wonder Steve Liddle ran for cover... Quick comments.. Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Dr Bob give up his salary in order to become a contractor. Would his contractors fees not be reported separately from the salaries? The 30k figure for computers - could that possibly include web hosting fees...
by IgnatiusJReilly
Sat 04 Aug 2018, 10:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Oh, go easy on Steve... At least he is saying something, unlike the other trustees. That's my point. He's not saying anything that hasn't already been issued in a press release. When asked a question, any question, he just takes a press release, rephrases it and bingo, that's the response. It's ver...
by IgnatiusJReilly
Sat 04 Aug 2018, 11:25 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Steve Liddle and his five D's... Duck, Dodge, Deflect, Distract, Disappear.. I feel sorry for him in a way... Clearly he's only on board to deal with the pedants, so that his masters don't have to grubby their hands, dealing with the commoners. In return he gets a trustee badge and a discount in the...
by IgnatiusJReilly
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 6:23 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

bernarde wrote:Why can't you answer the questions outlined Steve about VTTS.. someone from VTTS grow some balls and talk to the public who are asking questions and stop hiding from it.


Getting a straight answer out of VTTS reminds me of the phrase, '.....Like trying to push cooked spaghetti up a cats arse'
by IgnatiusJReilly
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Seems to be going relatively well at present : EGRs sold out so far this year, If the success of this project is being measured in terms of static engine runs for small groups of well healed punters, then we need to take a long hard look at ourselves. No fast taxi events, no kids able to even come ...
by IgnatiusJReilly
Wed 01 Aug 2018, 1:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Without wishing to rain on anyones parade, but let's not forget that rather than answer the simple and straightforward questions that were asked weeks ago, we got a thousand words on the Canberra story. Whilst I welcome clarity and an explanation of what happened there, the truth of the matter is th...
by IgnatiusJReilly
Sun 29 Jul 2018, 10:27 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

What would be very interesting to understand, would be how the trust reconciles the money raised month in and month out, with the actual spend on delivering the actual aims of the charity. Most of the activities of the trust are now performed by volunteers, the aircraft are stored out in the open......
by IgnatiusJReilly
Thu 26 Jul 2018, 1:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Careful, what you wish for...
by IgnatiusJReilly
Thu 26 Jul 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

As for F-5F's suggestion of a complaint to the Charities Commission a few posts back, on what grounds would that be? Have rules been broken? From the Charity Commission page; Report serious concerns to the Charity Commission, for example if a charity is: not doing what it claims to do losing lots o...
by IgnatiusJReilly
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 10:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I don't think the defeatism is necessary or warranted at this stage. ... I'm certainly not feeling that anyone should snatch defeat from the jaws of victory here. I'd argue that the situation is far from assured. Look at the clues. XH558 is parked outside, for free, in no way meeting the aims or ob...
by IgnatiusJReilly
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 7:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I don't think it will ever come to that. There are a great many people willing to volunteer their time to keep 558 in one piece and alive, the sort that are working 13 hour days manning stalls at RIAT for the cause. If cash continues to bleed from the organisation at the rate it seems to have been,...
by IgnatiusJReilly
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 5:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Whoever "Reds Rolling" is, they need to report back to the politburo that people are demanding answers. I'm sure they know. I'm also sure they really don't give a monkeys. Steve Liddle is a trustee, is on here regularly, has completely refused to engage with the discussion. The whole orga...
by IgnatiusJReilly
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 1:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I didn't see any of the removed posts, but I would agree with Dan that Bernarde has, as far as I can tell, been very insightful and accurate in the past. I would also agree with him that this thread is extremely important given that it is one of the very few places still challenging what is going on...
by IgnatiusJReilly
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Come on XR219, let's have those answers. We're (still) waiting. I think you'll be waiting a long time. I'm pretty sure that XR219 has absolutely no interest in explaining or informing the enthusiast as to what VTTS are up to. My guess is that he's been asked to keep an eye on what the peasants are ...
by IgnatiusJReilly
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

i wonder if its possible that now VTTS has gotten planning permission for a building on land they dont even own, and will never own, that DRHA might just build a hangar there for themselves and their own expansion plans as the donkey work has already been done for them? Above all else, I am frankly...
by IgnatiusJReilly
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 6:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314144

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

but I think it should be remembered that they were operating a multifaceted ( and apparently lucrative ) hangar business with XH558 at its centre. If they establish themselves back in a hangar, this time with brand new facilities, who is to say they can't operate similarly again? Given that nobody ...