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by ZD241_VC10
Tue 25 Aug 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: VC-10 ZA150 to return to flight
Replies: 22
Views: 3685

Re: VC-10 ZA150 to return to flight

It’d be appreciated if this thread could get deleted Once the cats out of the bag, you can't shove it back in. When that post was written we hoped we’d caught it, hence at the time we asked for it to be deleted (which they kindly did). One outlet did then run the story and despite a polite request ...
by ZD241_VC10
Mon 24 Aug 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: VC-10 ZA150 to return to flight
Replies: 22
Views: 3685

Re: VC-10 ZA150 to return to flight

Well, the news is out now in any event: https://twitter.com/uk_aviationnews/status/1297824249508433920?s=21 Indeed it is. Despite politely approaching them for cooperation (as the mods very kindly did here last night - thank you UKAR) they haven’t, so it’s there to stay. Expect an announcement, wit...
by ZD241_VC10
Mon 24 Aug 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 43634

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Sadly of course, they were dealing with the Egyptians who, as we’ve seen, nabbed it for themselves and, well, we know the rest of the tragedy. Not quite as simple as that. The ‘Arab Spring’ happened, the government was toppled and a new regime took over. Indeed. I was merely pointing out, that like...
by ZD241_VC10
Mon 24 Aug 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 43634

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

That completely misses the point. The sale of that one Spitfire airframe would have covered the cost of the Beverley being moved to Cosford. But what is the justification of moving the Beverley to Cosford? Will it bring in enough visitors to justify the cost? Will its relocation deny space for futu...
by ZD241_VC10
Sun 23 Aug 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: VC-10 ZA150 to return to flight
Replies: 22
Views: 3685

Re: VC-10 ZA150 to return to flight

cg_341 wrote:
Sun 23 Aug 2020, 6:08 pm
A screenshot was shared on Facebook, purportedly from a Brooklands Museum newsletter.

The post has since been deleted from the group it was in, strangely.
Because the information contained wasn’t for sharing publicly. :slight_smile:
by ZD241_VC10
Sun 23 Aug 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: VC-10 ZA150 to return to flight
Replies: 22
Views: 3685

Re: VC-10 ZA150 to return to flight

Mike wrote:
Sun 23 Aug 2020, 8:01 pm


Just coincidence that the funding page for the move of one of the Bruntingthorpe aircraft was pulled this weekend?
A complete coincidence; that was because the project had reached only 1% funding in a month.
by ZD241_VC10
Sun 23 Aug 2020, 8:27 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: VC-10 ZA150 to return to flight
Replies: 22
Views: 3685

Re: VC-10 ZA150 to return to flight

Brooklands shared some information regarding the future of ZA150 in a private email to their membership. Some of the details we believe may be (well actually they are) commercial in confidence and meant for their members only. It’d be appreciated if this thread could get deleted; leaking this kind o...
by ZD241_VC10
Tue 28 Jul 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 43634

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

BBC covering the VC10 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-53528017 There are two useful points that (in my view) should be added to this story: The statement that no aircraft will be scrapped may not relate to the VC10(s) as these are not owned by DW. David Walton is indeed doing h...
by ZD241_VC10
Tue 28 Jul 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 43634

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Brevet Cable wrote:
Mon 27 Jul 2020, 6:02 pm
Why assume everything is the fault of Cox.......
In this case it was Cox who denied permission for the filming of a minor news piece covering the efforts to move at least one VC10 to a new home.
by ZD241_VC10
Mon 27 Jul 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 43634

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Burleysway wrote:
Mon 27 Jul 2020, 12:07 pm
BBC covering the VC10

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-l ... e-53528017
BBC News actually offered to come and film a piece at the aircraft; sadly they were not given permission to be on site.
by ZD241_VC10
Thu 18 Jun 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 43634

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

You were saying? An update on the VC10 situation: Some VC10 Preservation Group representatives are working as part of a coordinated wider team to explore future options for ZD241 and ZA147, and save at least one airframe. More information will follow in due course. This will include any independent ...
by ZD241_VC10
Thu 05 Mar 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 43634

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

I haven't seen any seen any announcements from the LPG, ZD241 groups etc yet. The ZD241 team will release something once we’ve had formal confirmation of what the future holds. Planning for 2020 has considered this outcome as being possible; as you all know there had been no confirmation of Open Da...
by ZD241_VC10
Wed 21 Aug 2019, 12:14 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UK Heritage Aviation Trust
Replies: 272
Views: 70825

Re: UK Heritage Aviation Trust

I really don't understand how this organisation achieved charity status? I recently made enquries relating to this for a organisation that I was involved with and was informed very clearly that we would have to show- and I quote- tangible proof of public benefit. Merely stating our intentions and a...
by ZD241_VC10
Wed 24 Oct 2018, 1:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Tracey Curtis-Taylor
Replies: 41
Views: 11298

Re: Tracey Curtis-Taylor

Brevet Cable wrote:Or the fact that she's said she's got a book coming out.
Wonder if she was the sole pen/keyboard manipulator....... :whistle:
:lol:


No ghostwriters took control of the keyboard during the making of this book. One was present in the same room, but never did he touch the controls.
by ZD241_VC10
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 6:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Cold War jets
Replies: 9
Views: 2422

Re: Bruntingthorpe Cold War jets

jalfrezi wrote:Ear defenders are advisable, as the Lightning and Comet (if running) are extremely loud!


Err, and the VC10! :whistle: Setting car alarms off since 2014. :lol:
by ZD241_VC10
Sat 04 Aug 2018, 11:48 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bye Bye Scampton?
Replies: 115
Views: 12339

Re: Bye Bye Scampton?

Plus where else could they have the training airspace for the Reds without disruptingg all other traffic from various airports in the UK? even when the Reds moved to Cranwell they still used the training airspace above RAF Scampton. For those 'in the know' - Is it relatively easy to move the traini...
by ZD241_VC10
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 9:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: VC10 Bruntingthorpe Taxi Run 26th August 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 584

VC10 Bruntingthorpe Taxi Run 26th August 2018

Tickets are now available to be a passenger aboard ZD241, the former BOAC/BA/RAF VC10, during the Cold War Jets Open Day on 26th August 2018. Each seat is available to reserve for £50 and the experience onboard the jet will last for approximately 45 minutes - 1hr, during which the aircraft will perf...
by ZD241_VC10
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 5:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314359

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

"...Add another £50 and you could ride on the VC10 during the taxi run. We think that’s pretty good value for money..." To be honest, some of the places they took me to, I'd pay the extra £50 NOT to be in the VC10... As long as you like Leicestershire you'll be ok. No deserts, jungles, fa...
by ZD241_VC10
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 1:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314359

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

"...Add another £50 and you could ride on the VC10 during the taxi run. We think that’s pretty good value for money..." To be honest, some of the places they took me to, I'd pay the extra £50 NOT to be in the VC10... As long as you like Leicestershire you'll be ok. No deserts, jungles, fa...
by ZD241_VC10
Fri 01 Jun 2018, 3:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314359

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

20 quid and you can see Buccaneers, Hunters, lightnings, VC-10 etc actually moving... Add another £50 and you could ride on the VC10 during the taxi run. We think that’s pretty good value for money. All supporting a live 4-engines jet aircraft operated by a committed volunteer workforce giving thei...
by ZD241_VC10
Wed 04 Apr 2018, 9:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: VC10 Taxi Experience - Bruntingthorpe CWJ Open Day
Replies: 9
Views: 2267

Re: VC10 Taxi Experience - Bruntingthorpe CWJ Open Day

Tickets appear to be on sale at £50 a go - very reasonable and I hope it brings funds to the project! Affordability (based on the fact people will need to pay to enter the CWJ Event) was a key factor in pricing; we want to raise money but th main factor was covering our costs, which are not insigni...
by ZD241_VC10
Mon 02 Apr 2018, 10:44 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: VC10 Taxi Experience - Bruntingthorpe CWJ Open Day
Replies: 9
Views: 2267

Re: VC10 Taxi Experience - Bruntingthorpe CWJ Open Day

How about selling off the jump seat in the Victor; if you're lucky you might just get a short flight thrown in! Seriously, how much would a ride, if feasible, in the Bucc, Canberra or Iskra be? Not our bag I’m afraid. You’d need to speak to the other teams. Talking of jump seats, the spare flight d...
by ZD241_VC10
Sun 01 Apr 2018, 7:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: VC10 Taxi Experience - Bruntingthorpe CWJ Open Day
Replies: 9
Views: 2267

Re: VC10 Taxi Experience - Bruntingthorpe CWJ Open Day

This is no April Fools (our April Fools this year involved 2xRB211s!). The price is very reasonable and will be announced later this week (it’s not bus fare cheap, but well less than 3 figures!). The intention is that these will become a fairly regular occurrence. We’ll start with the CWJ Open Days ...
by ZD241_VC10
Sun 01 Apr 2018, 5:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: VC10 Taxi Experience - Bruntingthorpe CWJ Open Day
Replies: 9
Views: 2267

VC10 Taxi Experience - Bruntingthorpe CWJ Open Day

Hi all, We know it’s 1st April, but we are pleased to announce that we will begin offering taxi run experience in VC10 ZD241 at Bruntingthorpe from the May Cold War Jets Open Day. In authentic rear facing RAF style, our guests will be on board for the start up, fast taxi run and the return to the pa...
by ZD241_VC10
Sun 11 Mar 2018, 4:25 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: VC10 Preservation Group Engine Run 25.02.18
Replies: 2
Views: 1747

Re: VC10 Preservation Group Engine Run 25.02.18

Thanks for sharing these Peter; we particularly like the one of Tommy looking up at the engine with the TPI (tailplane trim) being exercised. As you all know she's a very live jet and in good condition and behaved really nicely for the event. We hope to do something similar later in the year (althou...