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by Xm657
Thu 05 Mar 2020, 9:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 113
Views: 24083

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Doesn't sound good. I get the impression it was David Walton's passion for aircraft that allowed the aviation groups to coexist with the day to day business. The new owners probably don't share that passion. Let's hope something was written into the sale agreement that the aircraft would be allowed ...
by Xm657
Wed 30 Oct 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Vulcan to the Sky Annual Accounts Published
Replies: 1
Views: 1441

Vulcan to the Sky Annual Accounts Published

Just published, if anyone is still interested.

http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Ac ... 31_E_C.PDF
by Xm657
Fri 02 Aug 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: XH558 update
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

Re: XH558 update

I think people should refrain from the obvious told you so comments, and leave it here. Regardless of your feelings about what should have happened in 2015 and afterwards I felt very sad to read this frank and honest announcement. Although what I expected to eventually happen anyway, still very sad ...
by Xm657
Fri 15 Feb 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A380 production to end
Replies: 21
Views: 2800

Re: A380 production to end

Most pleasant flight I have ever been on was on an A-380, Paris to LA, with Air France. Amazingly smooth, loads of room, and with the two full decks it seemed so massive. I'll book an A-380 flight again for sure now its days are numbered.
by Xm657
Fri 15 Feb 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Changes to the USAF Demo Teams
Replies: 8
Views: 1497

Re: Changes to the USAF Demo Teams

I'm certainly looking forward to seeing the solo F-35 display in Louisiana in May, hopefully they will throw it around a bit!
by Xm657
Sun 16 Sep 2018, 8:30 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Vostock 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1313

Re: Vostock 2018

I'd love to see some of these Russian types at RIAT, especially the bombers. Sadly can't see it happening in the present political climate. Maybe one day though.
by Xm657
Mon 27 Aug 2018, 8:37 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 290082

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Much of it is repetitive RR but new things are discussed which I believe are important. The recent publication on the annual accounts is clearly something that should be scrutinised and discussed. This is a charity which raises a 7 figure sum each year under the misleading name Vulcan to the SKY. If...
by Xm657
Sun 26 Aug 2018, 9:22 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 290082

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I've checked the IPs for the accounts in question and I see nothing particularly suspicious, they're all coming from completely different IP ranges and ISPs, however if someone wants to hide their tracks it's not exactly difficult to do, but would it really be worth it? So without proper proof can ...
by Xm657
Sat 25 Aug 2018, 8:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Cold War jets
Replies: 9
Views: 2281

Re: Bruntingthorpe Cold War jets

Sounds great - some really amazing machines on display. Does the Nimrod do high speed runs again? Probably not yet. The rudder was damaged in a storm a couple of years ago, so is only about half the area it should be, and I know they were having some issues with brake hydralic pressure but that mig...
by Xm657
Thu 23 Aug 2018, 8:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 290082

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

How on earth could anyone proove a vague username is actually someone specific? And if someone is to complain that they are being accused of being someone they are not, shouldn't they provide some proof to backup their complaint? If someone wants to accuse me of being Robert Pleming I'd be quite fla...
by Xm657
Thu 23 Aug 2018, 6:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 290082

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

went on and found no adverse comments so it has been cleaned up. Shame, but i've bookmarked the page and will check in occassionally. There's a fresh crop of comments criticizing the use of funds and high wages, etc. If you're quick you might catch a glimpse before Red Rolling gets such "crazy...
by Xm657
Thu 23 Aug 2018, 7:15 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 290082

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

...Just go to the VulcanToTheSky website and click on the Facebook logo, or follow the link below. Last time I looked it was a blood bath of comments under their raffle post... Superb prizes, it has to be said... Raffle I agree, they have put a fantastic set of prizes together, hats off to all that...
by Xm657
Wed 22 Aug 2018, 8:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 290082

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

where do i look on faceache for the page? I've scanned various groups but couldnt find it and really need a laugh. Just go to the VulcanToTheSky website and click on the Facebook logo, or follow the link below. Last time I looked it was a blood bath of comments under their raffle post mainly regard...
by Xm657
Wed 22 Aug 2018, 7:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 290082

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Question thats of inportance is, where are the spare engines being kept, are they in a good dry damp free storage. I know 558 will not need flying engine again but even good ground runners need some good looking after. Also where are the 6 flying fit engines for Canberra wk163, still none the wiser...
by Xm657
Tue 21 Aug 2018, 8:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 290082

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Indeed thanks for posting that, I hadn't realised someone had recorded the event. Really nice to see and hear the 558 move again although it highlights that we will only ever be able to witness that from a fair distance at Doncaster. The up close and personal taxi runs of Bruntingthorpe of the 90s a...
by Xm657
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 3:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 290082

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Well great news, taking the EGR to the next level with a slow speed taxi run. So basically: the VttST volunteers are about at the same stage now as the VRT volunteers were at Southend around 2 to 3 years ago. The next milestone I think, as the VRT achieved last Christmas, would be a non-public mediu...
by Xm657
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 7:43 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 290082

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

My understanding was that if they were sold, it was for a token amount. If the Trust don't need them, why not give the other running Vulcans first chance on them or Mr Walton in case there is anything usable for XM715, that would be nice thing to do. After that, I agree they might as well be sold, f...
by Xm657
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 9:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 290082

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I hope that the assets of the Trust are being decreased in the accounts to reflect what is sold. That's actually a very good point. I dont remember seeing anything in the company accounts listed as assets other the 558 and 163. Surely the parts and whatever shop stock they hold should be accounted ...
by Xm657
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 6:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 290082

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I wonder how Mr Walton feels now, his gifted parts being pawned to provide a few pointless people a wage each month.
by Xm657
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 7:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 290082

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Surely the only important one is 3) as 558 is surviving at Doncaster since the end of 2016 due the generosity of the airport. If that were to change any time soon things would be very bleak. But why would they, she's not taking up parking space they need. Although perhaps if they read the VttST's co...
by Xm657
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 7:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 290082

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Granted the money may be being used for preparing for the future MLD. But it's hard to see how and harder to see why so much has been expended with not a lot to show for it. You mention planning permission - but wasn't that provided for free by a local company? A million pounds raised and spent in 2...
by Xm657
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 4:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 290082

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

... and hopefully the summer Vulcan Raffle 2018 will help raise significant funds to keep XH558 safe. Certainly some great prizes to be won! There are indeed some great prizes, and hats off to the VttST for getting these prizes together. BUT: how can anyone think the funds raised will keep XH558 sa...
by Xm657
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 6:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 290082

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

So it remains a mystery how they burned through 30K in IT costs if that doesn't include Social Media management. 30K isn't far short of the entire turnover for the year for VRT at Southend - even when they had a hangar and managed to do a taxi run (albeit not a public one yet). Or think of it anothe...
by Xm657
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 5:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 290082

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

So, perhaps another reason why Bob-A-Job's cabal refuse to relinquish control - if they do, they become liable for the HLF's £750,000... I have no idea what the terms of the agreement between the HLF and the Trust are - and what happens if the Trust is wound up. According to the HLF website there w...
by Xm657
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 5:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 290082

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

The 30k figure for computers - could that possibly include web hosting fees? I also wonder if fees paid to IT contractors / website designers etc. could that be included under 'computers'? The Web site and hosting would account for very little. The website is actually a very dated design that hadn'...