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by GertrudetheMerciless
Mon 05 Oct 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 10494

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

Sounds like a realistic plan and a sensible use.

It’s not a viable museum piece; having to earn its keep might ensure it stays a complete airframe.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Wed 30 Sep 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: USMC Mid-Air - F-35/KC-130 USMC F-35B
Replies: 18
Views: 2083

Re: USMC Mid-Air - F-35/KC-130 USMC F-35B

Without wishing to speculate and great everyone got down safely one way or another, which is the most important thing. But before we all give the Herc pilot a medal, perhaps the authorities can clear him/her of not having caused the incident in the first place? History and physics and self-preserva...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Wed 30 Sep 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: USMC Mid-Air - F-35/KC-130 USMC F-35B
Replies: 18
Views: 2083

Re: USMC Mid-Air - F-35/KC-130 USMC F-35B

Actually “lost” them.

Looks like a fine piece of airmanship. At the same time the “how” it even had to do that will be intriguing.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Wed 30 Sep 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: USMC Mid-Air - F-35/KC-130 USMC F-35B
Replies: 18
Views: 2083

Re: USMC Mid-Air - F-35/KC-130 USMC F-35B

The Hercules was a recent visitor to Mildenhall. Looking at pictures from the front on it looks like 3 engines were taken out. Air Force cross for the C-130 pilot I hope. Looking at that pic I think the damage on the right may just be the result of the collision (as apparently said in the comms rec...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Wed 30 Sep 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: USMC Mid-Air - F-35/KC-130 USMC F-35B
Replies: 18
Views: 2083

Re: USMC Mid-Air - F-35/KC-130 USMC F-35B

Looks like a very lucky Herc crew.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Mon 28 Sep 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 10494

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

Condor Aviation, they have a small maintenance facility on the edge of what was once RAF Riccall in North Yorkshire. One of their previous projects was featured on George Clark's Amazing Spaces, or one of his offshoot progs, a few years ago (sound of mind whirring...!). I read online that they were...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 10494

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

Blue_2 wrote:
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 6:55 am
NOT Elvington.

And if you think the waxworks look bad in the pictures, you should see them in reality!
Indeed not Elvington. The buyer mentioned in another forum has his own - grass I think - airfield.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sun 20 Sep 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 10494

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

Domvickery wrote:
Sun 20 Sep 2020, 8:26 am
Could just be internet talk but positive if true


Yep. Interesting on the “where” though.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sat 19 Sep 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 10494

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

PPrune suggesting the winning bidder is a guy with a serious engineering background and an aviation interest.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Fri 18 Sep 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 10494

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

Let’s hope they are genuine bidders with the means to move it.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 25 Aug 2020, 11:05 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46417

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

I haven’t read through all the posts on this thread so am wondering if the subject of Wroughton has been brought up? Why would Wroughton be brought up on a thread about Brungtingthorpe? I presume as a potential home. The somewhat secretive Science Museum collection is about to move into a new build...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 25 Aug 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46417

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

I remember a statement from just after its move to Fort Paull, saying that it would not survive another move. I don't know how it was taken apart, using production breaks or with an angle grinder, but it may not be in perfect, one previous owner, condition. Looking at pictures of it at Ft Paul afte...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 25 Aug 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46417

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Just look at the Buccs. £25k (ish) and those airframes were moved essentially complete.

The Beverley would have to be deconstructed and rebuilt professionally. That’s a lot of well qualified (and fairly well paid) labour on to of all the other costs.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Mon 24 Aug 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: VC-10 ZA150 to return to flight
Replies: 22
Views: 3841

Re: VC-10 ZA150 to return to flight

Kepler.....? OK that's another new name in the frame then.......or another US AAR contract......or another sub company of a holding company of etc.etc :crazy_face: I'll wait until there's a photo of it flying. :laughing: I tried googling then. Space really seems to be their thing. And yes, quite!
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sun 23 Aug 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46417

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

At the end of the day where there is a will there is probably a way - but with no will, there will be no way! Or money. Or time. You can have all the will in the world, but unless anyone’s got the cash, then you’re going nowhere. You can put your life and soul into a project, but without funds and ...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sat 22 Aug 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46417

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Wyvernfan wrote:
Sat 22 Aug 2020, 4:22 pm
So are we saying that RAF aircrew and their Aircraft will only be remembered if they flew in types that were small airframes? So no Tristar, Globemaster, A400, AWAC etc?
I say to myself regularly, as a pilot of two of the aircraft mentioned in this thread.

I’m just being realistic.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sat 22 Aug 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46417

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Agreed.... And yet Hendon CAN find the resources to recover the remains of a WW2 Luftwaffe bomber that barely resembles its original form. So, are we to deduce from this that the RAF museum decided that the thirty years of stirling work of a modern day RAF refuelling Aircraft is far less worthy of ...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sat 22 Aug 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46417

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

I had always hoped that one of the Tristars there would make it into preservation in the UK. Regardless of the fact that it’s not a British type - which some seem to hold against it, after thirty years of service in the RAF it surely deserves a place in our preservation. The problem is the RAF aren...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sat 22 Aug 2020, 12:30 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46417

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

"VC-10s, Nimrod, Victor and Guppy" surely. Comet more worthy of preservation than the 10s perhaps? There’s several other VC10s in preservation. That’s part of the problem for them! The Guppy I think will be lucky to survive. Although there’s been a lot of work done to it, if you go aboard you can s...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Fri 21 Aug 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46417

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

If the VC10s are still at Bruntingthorpe on October 31st, the owner will be taken to court and he will have to remove them. If that happens, the scrapman’s axe may be involved. And that’s by Airfield owners who previously purported to be aviation enthusiasts, right? Yes, but the terms of the lease ...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sat 25 Jul 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46417

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Reads as: “Cox Automotive didn’t realise the relatively large amount of negative PR this transaction would generate, don’t have the experience, manpower or resources to deal with the issue, so are leaving it to the previous business owner to sort whilst removing the threat of imminent mass scrappings”
by GertrudetheMerciless
Wed 22 Jul 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46417

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Before I consider making a donation to the VC-10 group for what is a very worthy cause I would like to have it confirmed by the group who owns ZD241. The last time this was asked it was suggested that Gary Spores / GJD owned both the VC-10 at Bruntingthorpe. If this is so then I find it hard to acc...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Wed 22 Jul 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46417

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

With the larger aircraft, in this case the VC10s, there is a reality to be faced. They are owned by GJD, and there are options to move them elsewhere. However, commercially is would be - to put it bluntly - bonkers. It also hasn’t been helped by the lack of notice to be off site; a 12-24 month lead ...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sat 18 Jul 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46417

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 GertrudetheMerciless
Wed 15 Jul 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46417

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

yup, i for one, despite pleading (almost on a daily basis) for Brunty to have the tin triangle languishing next to a crap farm in south yorkshire, realise it has, despite the passing years since it did practically anything, dodged the bullet. Unfortunately i cannot now see any future for Brunty, an...