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by sooty655
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 4:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

In addition, we are in discussions with others for the remainder of the funding required to turn the new hangar into an exciting visitor attraction for South Yorkshire. So from this it would appear that the answer to a lot of the questions posted earlier are - yes we are making money but none, or v...
by sooty655
Mon 09 Jul 2018, 1:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

HeyfordDave111 wrote:Not sure of the visible condition 558 is in now. Has anyone got an up to date photograph? However......

I'll let this still active link speak for itself.....

https://www.yorkshire.com/view/culture/ ... ce-1213732

I wonder if Reds Rolling has noticed the spelling of "Experiance". :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
by sooty655
Fri 06 Jul 2018, 6:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

While I think this is great news and I wish every success to the council in their action, I worry about an adversarial position being reached whereby the airfield owners become vindictive through their get rich quick plans being frustrated. Ultimately this might exceed merely banning taxi runs to a...
by sooty655
Fri 06 Jul 2018, 5:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I realise this thread is for XH55 news, but since there hasn't been any for so long, I thought a bit of good news about XM655 might be appropriate. https://www.stratford.gov.uk/news/press.cfm/current/1/item/136611 Bloody hell, someone posts something remotely interesting in the thread! Old news me ...
by sooty655
Fri 06 Jul 2018, 4:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I realise this thread is for XH55 news, but since there hasn't been any for so long, I thought a bit of good news about XM655 might be appropriate. :smile: :smile: :smile:

https://www.stratford.gov.uk/news/press.cfm/current/1/item/136611
by sooty655
Wed 04 Jul 2018, 6:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I see the latest VTTST "news" email is pushing the sell-off of the Vulcan spares stock as "collectables" again. Don't know how much they take over-the-counter at their stores open days, but their ebay sales total for the first half of this year is around £3500, which hardly seem...
by sooty655
Wed 04 Jul 2018, 5:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I see the latest VTTST "news" email is pushing the sell-off of the Vulcan spares stock as "collectables" again. Don't know how much they take over-the-counter at their stores open days, but their ebay sales total for the first half of this year is around £3500, which hardly seems...
by sooty655
Tue 03 Jul 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
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Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

With a CPO in order to get one the council must demonstrate that taking over the site is necessary and that there is a compelling case in the public interest, they can not just turn up with a stack of money and take over the site, owners also have the right of appeal against the order. The costs ca...
by sooty655
Sat 21 Apr 2018, 8:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Its truly amazing people are prepared to pay this amount of money just for an engine run. But as apparently they are why dont the other two runnable Vulcans not cash in on this and do some paid engine runs themselves, think of the funds they could raise that wouldn't have to be syphoned off in wage...
by sooty655
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 8:54 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
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Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

<snip> They are drag racers rather than aircraft. However, while this is true at Bruntingthorpe which is not a licenced airfield, I think taxi runs are more complicated at a licenced airfield and certainly at an international airport, where other flying passenger planes could be affected. For insta...
by sooty655
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 8:26 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
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Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

With all due respect un-jigged airframes are moved around almost every day of the week by the services, private collectors and countless museums across the UK - that includes Nimrod & VC10 airframes to RAF Cosford here's a link to the VC10 move: m Yes it would be costly, but IMHO not impossible...
by sooty655
Sun 25 Mar 2018, 4:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
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Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I see we are getting lots of posts again regarding Vulcans being moved around by road in bits and then assembled. Yes, it happened. But there are a few details that seem to be forgotten. Each major assembly was built in a jig, and moved in that jig. The jigs no longer exist. Un-jigged airframe secti...
by sooty655
Thu 08 Feb 2018, 4:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Latest money making schemes! https://i.m3.to/c2325/a7b12a8fa8cb55fba17a9cdb01b56251.jpeg http://www.vulcantotheskystore.co.uk/names-under-xh558s-wing---25th-anniversary-of-last-raf-flight-4580-p.asp?utm_campaign=Names25&utm_medium=email&utm_source=FGFebNewsletter Love the way they say the n...
by sooty655
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 12:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

If the trust are paying for the building, then they may only need to pay ground rent, or something similar to the airport owners. The fact is we don't know, so speculation isn't particularly useful. The fact is we do know, in VttST's own words, for whatever they are worth. The Trust cannot afford t...
by sooty655
Tue 16 Jan 2018, 4:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

...Except for one minor problem. If the "successful hangar events business" couldn't pay the rent on Hangar 3.. That's been repeated to the point where it's become accepted as fact, but is it true? Statements I've seen certainly suggest otherwise, and I believe that was accepted after que...
by sooty655
Tue 16 Jan 2018, 12:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Group of investors, a hangar paid for and built, the successful hangar events business gets up and running again, a rent is paid and 558 stays indoors except when doing EGRs etc. Maybe VTTS run another appeal campaign and receive donations that enable them to buy their own stake in the hangar? More...
by sooty655
Sun 07 Jan 2018, 4:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
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Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I see the VTTS Pension Fund has had another fire sale of spares over the holiday period. Heaven forbid those parts be actually needed one day to keep 558 taxying, or donated to assist the other active Vulcans 426 and 655. No, forget that, it's all about getting as much money in right now to pay the...
by sooty655
Sun 24 Dec 2017, 5:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Matt Walton told me via facebook, that they would have built a hangar for their Victor and XH558, if the VTTS were willing to let her go back there......... I don't doubt this, but unfortunately it was not an official proposal that was presented to the VTTST board for them to take an opinion on. It...
by sooty655
Wed 20 Dec 2017, 11:01 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
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Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Is it just a trick of the foreshortening by the use of a long lens or do they appear to have some sort of scissor lift/ platform under the tail boom presumably in an attempt to prevent the aircraft tipping up on its tail in the event of heavy snowfall or strong winds?. No long lens trickery here, t...
by sooty655
Sun 17 Dec 2017, 9:34 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
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Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I did miss that crucial word "tasks", I stand corrected. Hopefully these tasks do include dry cycling or running the engines which needs to be done regularly as they are not inhibited. There was a caption in the photo: "The air brake running channels are greased. Lubrication to the b...
by sooty655
Mon 25 Sep 2017, 9:56 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Honestly though, what does it matter now. It's not at Bruntingthorpe and never will be. The have made their bed in Doncaster and will now have to lie in it. Not turning out to be as comfortable as expected so far but who knows. If they do a close up engine run next year i'll stump up the cash to at...
by sooty655
Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Unless my memory has completely gone (always a possibility :sad: ), 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?
by sooty655
Sun 17 Sep 2017, 8:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

A bit out of left field admittedly, but something I have always wondered was how much compatibility and similarity there was between a RR Spey or Olympus fitted to various RN ships and their aviation namesakes? Or indeed the marine version of the Olympus which even has the same model number 202 as ...
by sooty655
Sat 16 Sep 2017, 10:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Avionics I'm afraid XM I would be fairly useless at trades that would be needed - riggers, sootys and leckies are probably the only trades that are relevant. You may be right for XH558, which has had all the Avionics stripped out, but you would certainly be useful at XM655. Our aim is to keep ALL t...
by sooty655
Fri 15 Sep 2017, 2:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 314518

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

XM655 is the best one out there, one of the last and out of the 3 running Vulcans she is the most powerful. Of the 3 live Vulcans. Original in side and out. Open to the public every weekend. Think she cost £1 if you want to know her value. Thanks for that, vulcan558. We do our best, with zero full-...