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by XR219
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 5:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315084

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

ExVulcanGC and XM657, As per the statement of July 12th, we do indeed hope to have the hangar open in 2019: http://www.vulcantothesky.org/news/969/82/Important-Trust-News.html The aircraft are looked after by Taff and his team of volunteers as required. The Canberra is stored pending restoration, so...
by XR219
Mon 30 Jul 2018, 9:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315084

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Crikey! My apologies for not having contributed to this thread in a while; I’ve had a few things on. I can’t respond to everything that has been asked over the last month immediately, but it looks like the most recent questions have been about the Canberra. I’ll have a go with those for now and do m...
by XR219
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 2:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315084

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Mooshie1956 wrote:Lets just say the VTTS don't have a very good name within this hobby with people from Doncaster.


I'm from Doncaster. They seem alright to me.

It does explain all those people chasing me with pitchforks though....
by XR219
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 4:33 pm
Forum: Trips & Get Togethers
Topic: This Year's RIAT UKAR meetup...
Replies: 43
Views: 2249

Re: This Year's RIAT UKAR meetup...

I could have phrased that better!
by XR219
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 12:36 pm
Forum: Trips & Get Togethers
Topic: This Year's RIAT UKAR meetup...
Replies: 43
Views: 2249

Re: This Year's RIAT UKAR meetup...

Indeed, thanks for proposing CJS!
by XR219
Thu 21 Jun 2018, 6:06 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Pic 'n' Mix 1991 large post, wooden
Replies: 3
Views: 2698

Re: Pic 'n' Mix 1991 large post, wooden

Awesome, thanks and carry on!

I think Victor XL189 was Bob Tuxford's BB1 jet and hence scrapped eventually at Waddington; if so this must be another aircraft. I could be wrong though...
by XR219
Thu 21 Jun 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Trips & Get Togethers
Topic: This Year's RIAT UKAR meetup...
Replies: 43
Views: 2249

Re: This Year's RIAT UKAR meetup...

I'll come and say hello, if safe to do so!
by XR219
Fri 15 Jun 2018, 7:14 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Vulcan XL388 restoration thread
Replies: 31
Views: 10366

Re: Vulcan XL388 restoration thread

Superb work chaps!
by XR219
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 11:51 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend 17 June
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

Re: Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend 17 June

Sounds great, hope it goes well!
by XR219
Tue 29 May 2018, 6:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315084

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Anyway..... The question I asked to Steve Liddle, and which was never answered, was 'what are the Trustees doing to fix the current mess?' . The Trust has been very clear that its strategy is to build a new home for XH558 (in accordance with its objectives) and that this provides the best chance of...
by XR219
Fri 25 May 2018, 4:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315084

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Ewart wrote:
But come on Steve, you can't leave a cliff hangar [sic] like that for the awaiting public, it's a reply worthy of the baddy returning in Corridale...


I've forgotten the question to be honest. What was I supposed to be answering?
by XR219
Thu 24 May 2018, 6:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315084

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

And in later accounts where large sums if not all of these charges were written off by C Walton Ltd? I seem to recall that the Waltons only started charging after a falling out with the Trust. But anyway what does it matter now. If people want to dislike Bruntingthorpe it's their loss (and 558's). ...
by XR219
Thu 24 May 2018, 1:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315084

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

No, I can’t. But as stated in the GPDR emails that have gone out to supporters...

Soon we expect to share major news about Vulcan XH558, her new home and how she’ll be inspiring future engineers, technicians and aviators.
by XR219
Thu 24 May 2018, 12:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315084

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Oh and he gave up all revenue from the main hangar for 10 years to have 558 restored - and gave 558 and all the spares to the VTTST. Unfortunately this is factually incorrect. VTTST have been very clear that everyone who saw XH558 fly after 1993 owes David Walton a huge debt of gratitude. It would ...
by XR219
Tue 22 May 2018, 1:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315084

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

It's interesting that whenever there's talk of responsible oversight & action from the trustees, Steve Liddle disappears from view.. A more cynical man might ponder whether talk of silica bags and rolling is just a reliable, tried & trusted distraction mechanism to avoid answering what the ...
by XR219
Tue 15 May 2018, 9:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315084

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Ever wonder why things are so reactive and why this topic stays current? There's not just overly talkative VTTST Trustee Steve reading it. There's a few others that hang around Delta Court too. Steve seems a good politician type though, he tries to please everyone, tell you nothing but everything, ...
by XR219
Tue 15 May 2018, 8:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315084

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Dan,

As you well know, the 'care and skill' is referring to the performance of the Trustees. Once again, could you explain what they should have done differently in the case that you identify, of employing the specific aircrew involved in the flight of Oct 4th 2015?
by XR219
Tue 15 May 2018, 6:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315084

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

[i] Act with reasonable care and skill like .... employing aircrew who won't roll the aeroplane contrary to it's Permit To Fly weeks after the most publicised airshow crash in the UK since 1952 On that specific point then, can you elaborate as to what policy the Trust should have adopted in terms o...
by XR219
Mon 14 May 2018, 7:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315084

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Crikey! I can live with the stuff about being a bunch of misguided fraudulent crooks, but to be equated to Farage! Not a good day.
by XR219
Mon 14 May 2018, 2:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315084

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

XH558’s scrapping isn’t inevitable, so both of your questions are fundamentally flawed. Still, I’ll try and put my massive ego to one side and understand where you’re coming from. So if the trustees are completely responsible for the current situation why is nothing seemingly been done to save 558 f...
by XR219
Mon 14 May 2018, 8:52 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315084

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Nope no idea at all who you are, assuming that we all know is just pure ego. I was referring to the fact that my name (albeit in twitter form) is in my signature line every time I post. Consequently I am very easy to identify and find out about if you need to satisfy yourself that my source of inco...
by XR219
Fri 11 May 2018, 8:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315084

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

There's a difference between the 'Trust' ( as in VTST ) and the 'Trustees' ( which is what 'XR219' is ) Correct, he doesn't take a salary but he is still involved with the operation and therefore is accountable partially for the events that have occurred. Not quite. The Trustees have oversight but ...
by XR219
Wed 09 May 2018, 8:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315084

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

But the airport has allowed fast taxy runs, of which there is ample photographic evidence available. Do you mean in the future? The airport has not said there will not be any more. I am confident there will be, but (as I've said before) I think that is unlikely prior to the hanger being built, in wh...
by XR219
Sat 31 Mar 2018, 8:10 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315084

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Skymonster, I don't know anything about ZA150 I'm afraid. Best wishes to all involved. There have been discussions with the CAA. They are confidential. The outcome is that VTTST do not believe planning for a ferry flight is useful. There are ongoing discussions with DSA. They are confidential. I am ...
by XR219
Fri 30 Mar 2018, 11:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 315084

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Xm657 It is not necessarily a pre-requisite, I just think it will simplify things from a QA perspective. It isn't as simple as the airport will let it happen or they won't; we will need to satisfy their requirements. I agree that fast taxy would be a statement of intent and would be welcomed. I beli...