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by Rebecca_1984
Mon 17 Sep 2018, 11:41 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UK Heritage Aviation Trust
Replies: 272
Views: 70824

Re: UK Heritage Aviation Trust

Surprised this has not been picked up on yet but UKHAT are now it seems working as a partner to restore a Sea Vampire, website seems to only give a few details, however from the official Facebook page we can find the following, New Vampire Project for UKHAT UKHAT, the organisation working to rescue ...
by Rebecca_1984
Tue 03 Jul 2018, 9:21 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Airshow almost made-its
Replies: 82
Views: 15929

Re: Airshow almost made-its

Was it 2013 when a MIG-29 was listed for Waddington before being cancelled prior to the show, minds gone blank as to who was suposed to be sending it.
by Rebecca_1984
Sat 30 Jun 2018, 3:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314225

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I'd imagine you would be looking at a seven figure sum to move a Vulcan and then rebuild it to a fit enough state to be able to run, fast taxi in its new home. The owner of 655 has according to the social media rumour mill said the plan for 655 is for it be on display at the planned new development ...
by Rebecca_1984
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 7:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend 17 June
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

Re: Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend 17 June

Sorry if I'm missing something obvious here but does XL426 get the engines run up during the visit the Vulcan events ?
by Rebecca_1984
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 5:35 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UK Heritage Aviation Trust
Replies: 272
Views: 70824

Re: UK Heritage Aviation Trust

Yes I must say I was pleasantly surprised to see just how well presented the UKHAT stall at Cosford was, looked very professional so well done on that front.
by Rebecca_1984
Thu 07 Sep 2017, 9:13 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UK Heritage Aviation Trust
Replies: 272
Views: 70824

Re: UK Heritage Aviation Trust

You guys seem to think we are all amateurs. You are all entitled to your own opinion and we respect that. Lets put it all in perspective - I wonder what your reactions were when VTTS revealed they were going to return XH558 to the skies. When VTTS first announced a rebuild to flight for XH558 way b...
by Rebecca_1984
Thu 07 Sep 2017, 9:03 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 240952

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Would have thought there own website would be accurate.lol Same (why I booked the Monday tickets), but the post a few previous says they are down for Sunday departure. Tried asking for clarification from the poster but none given yet. Came from a guy who claims to be helping out at the airshow we s...
by Rebecca_1984
Wed 06 Sep 2017, 5:58 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 240952

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Can anybody shed some light on the P&V enclosure on Monday? I've got Sunday tickets and Monday, but will only attend the Monday if we have a decent position/view. Will it be a similar set up to RIAT P&V East? Or will it be positioned differently? How close will we be? Really hoping to be th...
by Rebecca_1984
Tue 05 Sep 2017, 8:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314225

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Has anyone ever provided a compelling reason why ANYONE still needs to recieve a salary, part-time or otherwise, from an aeroplane which is never going to fly again, and which is living hand-to-mouth just to sit next to a dung-heap in Yorkshire? The gravy train analogy is fair. Beef stock. Chicken ...
by Rebecca_1984
Tue 05 Sep 2017, 8:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: XV582 NOT going to Bruntingthorpe...
Replies: 55
Views: 14771

Re: XV582 NOT going to Bruntingthorpe...*UPDATED

Meanwhile, BPAG are reporting that they are involved with someone called APRES (Aircraft Preservation Restoration and Education Society) about whom little information seems to be available. Another Facebook group that seems to want to do all sorts but never seems to make any progress, this little l...
by Rebecca_1984
Tue 05 Sep 2017, 7:38 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UK Heritage Aviation Trust
Replies: 272
Views: 70824

Re: UK Heritage Aviation Trust

To be honest I'm still unsure what the long term aim for this is, you say you wish to sell products to fund the purchase of an airframe, any in mind, or at the very least a rough idea of what your looking to operate, a classic jet, helicopter, WW2 warbird etc, its all just a bit lacking in substance...
by Rebecca_1984
Mon 03 Jul 2017, 5:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Twitter sycophancy
Replies: 99
Views: 24376

Re: Twitter sycophancy

Not just aviation and not just twitter, you should see how worked up a couple of self appointed "big name" railway photographers on instagram get if one of their photos does not attract a load of likes and gushing praise from anyone and everyone.
by Rebecca_1984
Sun 02 Jul 2017, 8:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The end of civilised life as we know it.
Replies: 33
Views: 4894

Re: The end of civilised life as we know it.

Why it still bothers anyone if someone wears a tie a suit or anything else for that matter to work is beyond me, let people be themselves and stop worrying about something that really does not matter in the grand scheme of things.
by Rebecca_1984
Sun 02 Jul 2017, 8:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Drone causes disruption at Gatwick airport
Replies: 18
Views: 4198

Re: Drone causes disruption at Gatwick airport

I was shocked to see a stall at Cosford Airshow selling them to be honest, I mean it would only take one clown to start flying one during a display and we can all see the potential for something to go horribly wrong.
by Rebecca_1984
Sat 27 May 2017, 7:33 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]
Replies: 1535
Views: 251096

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Is it really the time to start asking for replacement acts for the Sea Vixen, less than three hours after the wheels up landing and we have people calling for this that and the other to replace it in various airshows.
by Rebecca_1984
Sat 27 May 2017, 7:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Sea Vixen XP924 Thread
Replies: 484
Views: 127655

Re: Sea Vixen XP924 Thread

Indeed. Nice as it is, now's the time to give it up. Too many incidents and near-misses. FNHT need to acknowledge that you can only ride your luck for so long. Lovely machine, but clearly unreliable and therefore not safe. Yeah that comment helps doesn't it - its so easy to kick someone when they'r...
by Rebecca_1984
Sat 27 May 2017, 11:39 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Skylive Airshow 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 9160

Re: Skylive Airshow 2017

A friend of mine is at that event, she complained about the fence last year as did others and was told it would not be in place this year. Seems like the feedback the organisers asked for has been totally ignored.
by Rebecca_1984
Fri 26 May 2017, 10:33 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Sea Vixen XP924 Thread
Replies: 484
Views: 127655

Re: Sea Vixen XP924 Thread

Silly question.... VTST used to say something along the lines of they didn't publicise practice display flights as that would be a breach of CAA regulations ( the CAA would then class them as proper displays, not practice displays ) Have the regulations in this respect changed, are they different f...
by Rebecca_1984
Thu 25 May 2017, 10:01 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Cold War Jets, 28th May 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 4956

Re: Cold War Jets, 28th May 2017

Looking forward to it, hope the Comet is able to taxi, must be five years since I've seen it move under its own steam.
by Rebecca_1984
Sun 23 Apr 2017, 7:58 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UK Heritage Aviation Trust
Replies: 272
Views: 70824

Re: UK Heritage Aviation Trust

Can anyone honestly see UKHAT getting hold of an airworthy or even potentially airworthy Lightning in the first place I think we are all getting a bit ahead of ourselves here, picking a type at random trying to drum up support on social media, then picking another aircraft type five days latter and ...
by Rebecca_1984
Sun 23 Apr 2017, 7:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Jeff Stelling
Replies: 5
Views: 1367

Re: Jeff Stelling

Rummors about Jeff Stelling calling it a day have been circulating for weeks now, maybe there is some truth to it all and he simply decided to take his chance to publicly call for Jones to go while he still has the opportunity. Not the most professional thing to have done but you cant fault his pass...
by Rebecca_1984
Sat 22 Apr 2017, 12:12 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UK Heritage Aviation Trust
Replies: 272
Views: 70824

Re: UK Heritage Aviation Trust

What has happened to the just giving page for this group, not that I was going to donate but its been removed from the internet all together, also one of the staff from UKHAT is informing people on social media the English Electric Lightning is allowed to fly in the UK on a ferry permit (no it most ...
by Rebecca_1984
Sun 16 Apr 2017, 11:23 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Save the Skymaster
Replies: 51
Views: 13703

Re: Save the Skymaster

If UKHAT succeeds in buying, restoring and flying anything, I will be amazed. I've not seen one scintilla of evidence which suggests credibility. Did you miss the big announcement this week, UKHAT now have an "official" twitter account, all well and good but if its as wishy washy as the F...
by Rebecca_1984
Tue 28 Mar 2017, 5:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Rubbish on TV
Replies: 34
Views: 4932

Re: Rubbish on TV

Amazing what rubbish passes as documentaries these days, one could learn more from reading a book aimed at three year olds in many cases. As others have said BBC4 is the place to find informative programs that are actually aimed at grown adults. As for gameshows do not even get me started on them, t...
by Rebecca_1984
Tue 28 Mar 2017, 5:01 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UK Heritage Aviation Trust
Replies: 272
Views: 70824

Re: UK Heritage Aviation Trust

For anyone who does not follow UKHAT on social media the group are now asking if people would like to see them operating two Vampires, I'm sure the people behind UKHAT are well meaning but the entire thing is looking a bit of a farce to be honest.