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by DOUGHNUT
Fri 05 Mar 2021, 10:32 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Nimrod R1 XV249 leaves RAF Waddington - 29 July 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2059

Re: Nimrod R1 XV249 leaves RAF Waddington - 29 July 2011

Can not help with photos but the excellent BARG "Falklands Air War" list XV249 operations as follows 29.3.82 with 42sqn at St Mawgan Flown to Freetown 1.5.82 to provide SAR cover for 1sqn Harrier deploying to Ascension. SAR missions on 3, 4, 5 and 6th and returned to St Mawgan 7.5.82 Deployed to Dak...
by DOUGHNUT
Tue 09 Feb 2021, 10:01 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: IWM Duxford Transferring Land Warfare Hall Contents to Pima?
Replies: 39
Views: 3420

Re: IWM Duxford Transferring Land Warfare Hall Contents to Pima?

I tried to link a planning document but it seems not to have worked. Bobl seems to have found my missing link. Thank you The proposal from Gonville and Caius University for the Duxford Avtech hub is on land to the east, other side of the M11 from the airfield. The bigger development is infilling bet...
by DOUGHNUT
Sun 07 Feb 2021, 1:56 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: IWM Duxford Transferring Land Warfare Hall Contents to Pima?
Replies: 39
Views: 3420

Re: IWM Duxford Transferring Land Warfare Hall Contents to Pima?

Strange how the first "official" statement seems to have come from Pima and not IWM ? Wonder if IWM are contemplating a backlash when the news comes a out, then simply says "its a done deal" As has been said these items are our national heritage, if it were a painting or sculpture there would be a n...
by DOUGHNUT
Mon 25 Jan 2021, 12:54 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Abingdon Air(show) & Country Show 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 5733

Re: Abingdon Air(show) & Country Show 2021

Otldtower Thanks for the quick response. No offence was meant by my comment, guess a kneejerk reaction to the news. Hopefully all the events planned for 2021 will go ahead. I can understand your choice of September date, week earlier will be Shuttleworth, week later possibly Duxford, maybe Headcorn ...
by DOUGHNUT
Sat 23 Jan 2021, 6:34 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Abingdon Air(show) & Country Show 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 5733

Re: Abingdon Air(show) & Country Show 2021

Whilst I understand that changing the date of any event is a massive undertaking and that Abingdon's options may have been limited by external pressures to pick the same weekend as three major European events does seem a bit odd ?
by DOUGHNUT
Wed 13 Jan 2021, 8:41 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: Melun-Villaroche 2021
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

Re: Melun-Villaroche 2021

Excellent news that Melun-Villaroche is preparing to plan an airshow for 2021.
But why pick a weekend that will clash with Sanicole and the proposed Tiger Meet at Klein Brogel ?
by DOUGHNUT
Fri 08 Jan 2021, 12:19 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RAFM disposals
Replies: 31
Views: 3947

Re: RAFM disposals

It could be said the RAF Museum lacked a focus or obtained exhibits in a random way in the past. There will be many example, some that spring to mind are the Dornier 24 received from Spain and at one time on show at Hendon, fortunately now in Holland. On Spanish theme what happen to the CASA 1.131 t...
by DOUGHNUT
Fri 08 Jan 2021, 8:06 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RAFM disposals
Replies: 31
Views: 3947

Re: RAFM disposals

Howard. Thankyou for your reply and professional insight to the preservation world.
by DOUGHNUT
Thu 07 Jan 2021, 5:40 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RAFM disposals
Replies: 31
Views: 3947

Re: RAFM disposals

Howard. You may be in a good place to answer these questions. When you enter into negotiations with an organisation such as RAFM regarding a loan of an exhibit how much say do you have in how it is displayed ? I ask you this because Newark once had the RAFM Havard and Oxford on display. How much of ...
by DOUGHNUT
Tue 29 Dec 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)
Replies: 334
Views: 104724

Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

Thank you. Good news to end the year.
by DOUGHNUT
Tue 29 Dec 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?
Replies: 92
Views: 16287

Re: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?

Sadly the current way, indeed of the last twenty years, has been a full life service agreement with a primary supplier. Contractor A is paid X gazillion over a period of twenty years to provide a specified number of flight hours. Half way through the deal MOD think about upgrades and talks to Contra...
by DOUGHNUT
Mon 28 Dec 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)
Replies: 334
Views: 104724

Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

Sorry for another question but what the is time frame for moving from RAF Manston. We have all seen the reports of the RAF site being cleared. Is there any pressure for you to move ?
by DOUGHNUT
Mon 28 Dec 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)
Replies: 334
Views: 104724

Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

Just for clarity are you saying XT597 will also move to Kemble at sometime in the future ?
by DOUGHNUT
Mon 28 Dec 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?
Replies: 92
Views: 16287

Re: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?

The MOD has a long history of purchasing a common aircraft type then changing or adding different UK specific equipment which does not allow for common upgrade at a later date.
by DOUGHNUT
Sun 27 Dec 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)
Replies: 334
Views: 104724

Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

Hope the future is bright for you all. What news of the previous connection with XT597, Mark Abbot and Wymswold ?
by DOUGHNUT
Sat 12 Dec 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 47273

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Thankyou for the update. For clarity can you list the aircraft that have actually moved. As I understand it the VC-10, not being owned by David Walton ? was still 'at risk' on the airfield.
by DOUGHNUT
Fri 11 Dec 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Desford petition
Replies: 13
Views: 1693

Re: Desford petition

How much information is there on the performance and flight characteristics of the Desford ? Just because it had been restored to flight status is it actually a 'good' aircraft and would it be safe if operated by an average pilot with the correct twin engine experience ? I am not a pilot but just in...
by DOUGHNUT
Wed 09 Dec 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Reid & Sigrist RS4 Bobsleigh Desford aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 1516

Re: Reid & Sigrist RS4 Bobsleigh Desford aircraft

Howard. Thanks for the NAM policy info. Not read that before.
by DOUGHNUT
Tue 08 Dec 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Reid & Sigrist RS4 Bobsleigh Desford aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 1516

Re: Reid & Sigrist RS4 Bobsleigh Desford aircraft

It is very nice to be donated (loaned ?) this unusual aircraft, and one assumes it is in very good, recently restored, condition so will require little work before going on display. But I would be interested to know how this aircraft is related to the NAM collecting policy you refer to and more impo...
by DOUGHNUT
Tue 27 Oct 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 168
Views: 18306

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

Agree with you Brian Duxford is not place for a BA 747. But with the Muppets who currently run the place anything is possible. They will most likely see the "marketing possibilities" and think it's a great idea. Maybe they could park it on the roof of the new hotel 😋
by DOUGHNUT
Sat 17 Oct 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 10847

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

Museums and organisations across the UK have had the money. It is just how they choose to spend it. The RAF Museum choose to spend money on recovering a German bomber aircraft from the seabed, the Heritage Lottery choose to spend money on a privately owned post war bomber. Each will have there opini...
by DOUGHNUT
Sun 11 Oct 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 168
Views: 18306

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

It is only a coat of paint !! Let's be thankful that somebody is thinking about saving it from the scrapman. If the 747 is still around in ten years time then will be the time to discuss what colour to paint it.
by DOUGHNUT
Tue 29 Sep 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Jet suit paramedic tested in the Lake District
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: Jet suit paramedic tested in the Lake District

As had been said the lack of equipment that the jet pack flyer can carry will make it of little practical use. Perhaps the funding and training for such equipment could be used to provide a drone surveillance system that would allow the on foot teams to find the injured quicker. Assuming the injured...
by DOUGHNUT
Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Hunter XF526, Birlingham
Replies: 0
Views: 488

Hunter XF526, Birlingham

Hunter XF526, stored on farm at Birlingham. Would like to contact owner Graham Revill ??
by DOUGHNUT
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Meteor T7 WA591
Replies: 8
Views: 901

Re: Meteor T7 WA591

Congratulations to your friend and best of luck with flying the Meteor. The point is many aircraft live at Chino but not all aircraft there fly. It is a great shame on the UK and the CAA that we can not operate and enjoy these types in British sky's. If USA can do it best of luck and I hope to once ...