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by JetMan
Sun 19 Jul 2020, 10:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 228
Views: 40995

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 JetMan
Fri 03 Jul 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: UK air Museum closures -
Replies: 62
Views: 10009

Re: UK air Museum closures -

Booked my ticket for Hendon next week :) Limited places remaining for 6th, 7th Re-openings announced so far: Elvington - 4th July Weston Helicopter - 4th July Cosford - 6th July - Booking Required Hendon - 6th July - Booking Required BDAC Boscombe - 7th July Newark - 8th July Solent Sky - 8th July ...
by JetMan
Wed 18 Mar 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: UK air Museum closures -
Replies: 62
Views: 10009

Re: UK air Museum closures -

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, Doncaster is also closed. Plans to reopen on 1st May at the minute.
by JetMan
Sun 11 Aug 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Canberra cockpit for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1351

Canberra cockpit for sale

Don’t know if anyone is interested...

Seen on facebook earlier today, Canberra PR.7 WT534’s cockpit is up for sale.

Details below.

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by JetMan
Thu 31 Jan 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: SYAM Canberra 70th
Replies: 0
Views: 538

SYAM Canberra 70th

A huge event in the planning celebrating 70 years since the first flight of the EE Canberra. The South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum (SYAM) currently has 7 resident Canberra Cockpits, all of different types, with many more planned to be attending. Also in the works is a 70-Model display to commemorate t...
by JetMan
Thu 31 Jan 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: SYAM Canberra 70th Event
Replies: 0
Views: 2129

SYAM Canberra 70th Event

A huge event in the planning celebrating 70 years since the first flight of the EE Canberra. The South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum (SYAM) currently has 7 resident Canberra Cockpits, all of different types, with many more planned to be attending. Also in the works is a 70-Model display to commemorate t...
by JetMan
Thu 15 Nov 2018, 4:47 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 146773

Re: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]

And I thought the old Vulcan threads were great for entertainment value... This tops it! Having read through, my understanding is that the Shackleton Preservation Trust (The Charity) was closed in 2016, so no accounts need filing with the charities commission for a charity that, in their eyes, no lo...
by JetMan
Sat 22 Sep 2018, 6:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Delta wing manoeuverability
Replies: 24
Views: 2591

Re: Delta wing manoeuverability

Autocorrect really is a curse sometimes - Fireplaces should indeed read foreplanes... That’ll teach me to read my posts properly!! Foreplanes and canards are not the same thing though. Many use the words interchangeable (or just use canards as that’s the more we’ll known term) but foreplanes will on...
by JetMan
Fri 21 Sep 2018, 5:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Delta wing manoeuverability
Replies: 24
Views: 2591

Re: Delta wing manoeuverability

Typhoons actually have Flaperons. They combine the function of a flap, aileron and elevator into one. The foreplanes on typhoons will also provide some pitch input.
by JetMan
Mon 17 Sep 2018, 7:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF 100 manchester
Replies: 6
Views: 1111

Re: RAF 100 manchester

cg_341 wrote:The Spitfire isn't genuine. The Harrier is the only complete real aircraft, along with the front bit of a Lancaster. Everything else is a replica of varying degrees of accuracy.

Not quite, even the Lancaster front end is a replica... the real S - Sugar is at the RAF Museum, Hendon.
by JetMan
Thu 23 Aug 2018, 9:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 300977

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

How long until we see “where has the ‘where has the XH558 thread gone’ thread gone?” on the forum board....

Crazy!
by JetMan
Tue 21 Aug 2018, 4:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 300977

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I know Steve Liddle, before he ran away, had said that regular taxi events wouldn't happen until they were established in the new built hangar. Which if true, does make fannying around with XH558 now seem more like an excuse for the boys to play with the toys than any serious progression towards re...
by JetMan
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 3:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 300977

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I would expect the first couple of runs to be done without public knowledge or with very limited numbers. Our first attempt was shortly after the airport closed for the day so there was next to no-one about; and a good thing too as we lost brake pressure. The second time we got the public all out t...
by JetMan
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 300977

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

However I look at it though I can't ignore the fact the aircraft has been taxied; even though it was slowly. Fair play to the volunteers in getting that out of XH558, it is an achievement. But it was done two years ago, and back then it was a fast taxi run not a slow one: On October 6th 2016, we to...
by JetMan
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 8:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 300977

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

558 did two ground runs today, the second of which was followed by a slow taxi back up towards the fuel farm where it is parked. Surely the first step towards the volunteer crew doing fast taxis in the future. There's a world of a difference between a slow taxi (presumably on a taxiway) and a fast ...
by JetMan
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 7:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 300977

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Just in case anybody on here is actually interested in what is happening with the aircraft, and not slagging off the management... 558 did two ground runs today, the second of which was followed by a slow taxi back up towards the fuel farm where it is parked. Surely the first step towards the volun...
by JetMan
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 6:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 300977

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Just in case anybody on here is actually interested in what is happening with the aircraft, and not slagging off the management... 558 did two ground runs today, the second of which was followed by a slow taxi back up towards the fuel farm where it is parked. Surely the first step towards the volunt...
by JetMan
Sat 04 Aug 2018, 8:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 300977

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Oh, go easy on Steve... At least he is saying something, unlike the other trustees. I'm sure he's doing his best within the remit he's been given or feels fits with his role. The great thing about this topic - which is now almost a year old and is a continuation of the previous topic that was callo...
by JetMan
Tue 03 Jul 2018, 9:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 300977

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I'm sure that I'd read that VTTS were using recovered fuel in a statement, as one of the hidden ways in which the airport was supporting XH558. (there was something in there as well regarding airside passes, which I'm sure alluded to some sort of discount or flexibility on numbers or fees or someth...
by JetMan
Mon 02 Jul 2018, 11:26 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 300977

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

The original point was that VTTS were being 'gifted' recovered / waste fuel. You followed up to include that recovered fuel would also have been available at 'Brunti'. Cheap vs Free isn't the important point - it seems neither party is using recovered / waste fuel at all That's been clarified now, ...
by JetMan
Sat 30 Jun 2018, 9:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 300977

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Only not cost effective if a) no one’s buying tickets or b) they are running the jet on single malt whiskey. Again, I could be wrong, but I was under the impression that the airport was gifting VTTS, recovered / waste fuel. i.e. the fuel for the engine runs was free of charge. I’m pretty sure the a...
by JetMan
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 7:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Vulcan XL388 restoration thread
Replies: 31
Views: 10169

Re: Vulcan XL388 restoration thread

Been a long time since this thread was updated, but here we are!

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by JetMan
Sun 03 Jun 2018, 10:34 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UK Heritage Aviation Trust
Replies: 272
Views: 69269

Re: UK Heritage Aviation Trust

As we’ve moved forward, and the new charity has grown into a reality, we’ve made several changes to suit its evolution. One of these was for Nigel to become chairman. I have always been the chairman, I came up the with idea for UKHAT and instigated it's formation. Unfortunately there was a cock up ...
by JetMan
Sat 02 Jun 2018, 8:52 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UK Heritage Aviation Trust
Replies: 272
Views: 69269

Re: UK Heritage Aviation Trust

Perhaps Duncan would like to re-read what he posted previously in this thread... Hi Airspeed, I’m not sure what you want me to clarify, as the Charity Commission entry is obviously the definitive status. The charity was originally set up by Nigel and myself, with our original roles being agreed at a...
by JetMan
Fri 01 Jun 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UK Heritage Aviation Trust
Replies: 272
Views: 69269

Re: UK Heritage Aviation Trust

Could Duncan actually confirm once and for all what his position within UKHAT is... I seem to recall him stating that he wasn’t the chairman on this forum, yet a post on the UKHAT Facebook page dated Sunday 27th May is signed off as Duncan Halford Chairman UKHAT See here: m Are there actually any se...