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by Saleemrama
Sun 01 Oct 2017, 11:34 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314468

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Looking at the aerial view it looks like the trees do not continue and the new Hangar will only be separated from the Sewage works on both sides by a fence. It's also a long way from the runway and the view of most of the runway will be obscured, however there would be a good view of aircraft taxin...
by Saleemrama
Sat 30 Sep 2017, 8:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314468

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I like the proposed layout - but just wondering if people could turn up just to have a coffee and a cake -without having to pay entry? If they did that it would be ace. It looks like the cafe faces the runway threshold and approach? They may make more sales in burgers and scones than any other local...
by Saleemrama
Fri 22 Sep 2017, 10:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314468

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

£2.8m for a hangar.... I haven't looked, but isn't that roughly the money they've burned through since the end of flight? Is that really what they've spent since October, 2015? How on earth do you spend that much money in 23 months on an aeroplane that's trundled around an airfield a handful of tim...
by Saleemrama
Fri 22 Sep 2017, 9:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314468

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Unless my memory has completely gone (always a possibility ), early this year they said they had someone to pay for the new hangar and lease it to them. Now they say they are trying to find someone. Has the previous benefactor pulled out, or was he/she a figment of someone's imagination? That was m...
by Saleemrama
Sat 16 Sep 2017, 12:48 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Pilot killed in plane crash at Caernarfon Airport
Replies: 1
Views: 1845

Re: Pilot killed in plane crash at Caernarfon Airport

That is tragic news - this place was my first away landing on my PPL qualifying triangulation cross country, and I had to go round twice because I was too high the first time, touched down, but nearly came a cropper as the end of the runway loomed up. Full power & low circuit and lowered height ...
by Saleemrama
Tue 12 Sep 2017, 10:40 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314468

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Dan O'Hagan wrote:"Saleemrama":

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Most active topic:Where has XH558 thread gone?
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"Neverfuel":

Last visited:Sun 13 Aug 2017, 3:42 pm


:whistle: :wave:


Case in point.
by Saleemrama
Tue 12 Sep 2017, 9:41 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314468

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

The circular arguing between individuals can get tiresome, but, I think it's imperative that somewhere has the balls to let VTTS be publicly questioned and kept to account (do your own jokes) in this manner- so, I say yay for UKAR. Indeed. Thanks to UKAR, a lot of what was previously conjecture and...
by Saleemrama
Mon 11 Sep 2017, 9:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314468

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Dan/Gents, I thought I explained once. Only one of the (then) current Aircrew remained employed after February 2016. Period. None of the six who became redundant were paid anything after October 2015. Quite right, I will not discuss what we were paid when 558 was flying (any more than I expect most...
by Saleemrama
Mon 11 Sep 2017, 8:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314468

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

RAF4EVER wrote:Is disgruntled, Neverfuels new user name?


:lmao: :lmao:

I miss those arguments :dizzy: :dunno: :wall:

You may be right RAF4EVER! Maybe this thread is about to disappear quickly too?
by Saleemrama
Sun 10 Sep 2017, 3:51 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 240986

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

I'm not at the £40 farce, but have had texts telling me that both the BBMF (presumably a butterfly farting within 50 miles) and Aldi Rafale (tech) have cancelled from today's thrilling, value-for-money line-up. Combined with "Cpt Mumsnet" ( ), what a weekend for the RAF, at their own show...
by Saleemrama
Wed 06 Sep 2017, 3:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314468

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I've just managed to look at that photo properly. Two things occur to me:- The hard standing appears to be just big enough for a Vulcan sized hangar but not big enough for a Canberra and Swift (and all the spares and tools aswell). The optics of this photo reflect very badly on the VttST. Doncaster...
by Saleemrama
Mon 14 Aug 2017, 8:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314468

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I promised my father that I would take him to see the Vulcan in Doncaster, unfortunately he passed away just before new year. He used to work on them at Scampton, I think. He never talked much about them, but the one story I heard several times was about a big hole filled with water and a tin bath ...
by Saleemrama
Sun 13 Aug 2017, 10:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314468

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I promised my father that I would take him to see the Vulcan in Doncaster, unfortunately he passed away just before new year. He used to work on them at Scampton, I think. He never talked much about them, but the one story I heard several times was about a big hole filled with water and a tin bath a...
by Saleemrama
Sun 13 Aug 2017, 9:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314468

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Is the 558 info thread coming back? This just seems to be a Thread about an ex-thread, which seems a bit weird to me? Somebody started a new topic but it seems to have gone dead, you can find it here: http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=78545 Ex Next Chapter Lurker. SR