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by GertrudetheMerciless
Mon 13 Jul 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46588

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...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sun 12 Jul 2020, 11:36 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46588

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

TheMaster wrote:
Sun 12 Jul 2020, 9:36 pm
Here is what it looked like today. That's a lot of cars to move but an empty Tristar wouldn't need the full length.

https://ibb.co/9trH8qL
https://ibb.co/FHZNW6Y
If required the runway could be cleared in a few days.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sat 11 Jul 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46588

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

...but until the axe falls there are still some aircraft that could potentially fly out on a one flight ferry. Which aircraft could potential fly out, hope Canopus is one? Canopus? Not a hope. Vague chance the TriStars and one of the VC10s could fly (they’ve had anti-det run and ZD241 has kept rela...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Wed 08 Jul 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46588

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

I don’t think this will stop anything flying out if it was able to. The CAA are going to be involved if anything other than the light aircraft moves anyway. At the moment I doubt anything will, but until the axe falls there are still some aircraft that could potentially fly out on a one flight ferry...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 30 Jun 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46588

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

HeyfordDave111 wrote:
Tue 30 Jun 2020, 6:44 pm
Something that passed me by........ the word 'lease', not owners then?
Cox have bought the business, but are only leasing the site.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Fri 26 Jun 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Boris Force One?
Replies: 101
Views: 8513

Re: Boris Force One?

So let's get this right, Johnson thinks that turning up to prestigious international diplomatic conventions in a glitzy custom sprayed tanker is a good idea? :clown: Del Boy & Rodders wouldn't even be impressed. There is a subtile irony that he's painted the Union Flag on to a European Airbus - tha...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sun 21 Jun 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46588

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Archer wrote:
Sun 21 Jun 2020, 2:59 pm
Or perhaps they only want to get all the bits off that are sellable. No big issue if that is done without referring to the manuals every 20 seconds.
Good point.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sun 21 Jun 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46588

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

They do have engines, well they did on friday, one looks to of been removed recently. However i'm certain they'd be replaced anyway as they've been idle for way to long now. id be more concerned about the lack of rudders because of wind action and further damage to the fins. Oh yeah, looking again ...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sat 20 Jun 2020, 11:43 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46588

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

It just seems a bit, well, a bit pointless really. Yep! Unless it's a quick job there's not much time anyway is there? Are the 747s there ever run at all? I don't know much about these things, but if you haven't run an aircraft engine for too long you've had it haven't you? Anti Det runs or somethi...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Fri 19 Jun 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46588

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

But you are correct to ask why! There are hundreds of 747s sat in serviceable condition!
by GertrudetheMerciless
Thu 18 Jun 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46588

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

DOUGHNUT wrote:
Wed 17 Jun 2020, 5:10 pm
The Supper Guppy. Indeed the UK Demobbed list did not include the civil aircraft. How many scrappy airliners are still present ?
737 fuselage at the Gilmorton end, the ex-Olympic 747 and the two ex-Transaero 747s.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 16 Jun 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46588

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Based on statements that have emerged over the past couple of days, the TBAG group is moving to Kemble, David Walton is trying to put up buildings to house aircraft next to the 'Q' shed, just outside of the airfield (he owns the Comet, Nimrod and Victor) and the VC10s have been asked to leave by Oc...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Thu 04 Jun 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46588

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

DOUGHNUT wrote:
Thu 04 Jun 2020, 8:11 am
Hi Gertrude...
Think you may be referring to my post on FC, happy to repost it here.
Indeed I am Paul! :grinning:
by GertrudetheMerciless
Wed 03 Jun 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46588

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

There’s an excellent post over on FighterControl which puts some perspective on the situation, given the Walton bashing occurring in some areas of social media.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 19 May 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Red Arrows are moving to....
Replies: 18
Views: 3088

Re: The Red Arrows are moving to....

FlankerPhoto wrote:
Tue 19 May 2020, 12:21 pm
BossMann wrote:
Tue 19 May 2020, 12:17 pm
the new Wedgetail aircraft are going to RAF Lossiemouth too.
Are they? Source?
No they aren’t.

To quote the Donald:

“Fake News”!
by GertrudetheMerciless
Fri 15 May 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft music?
Replies: 80
Views: 7200

Re: Aircraft music?

I think Nimrod is tenuous.

It mentions a mythical figure that a later aeroplane was named after, but not a plane itself, per se.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Thu 23 Apr 2020, 12:07 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46588

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

HeyfordDave111 wrote:lightning hangars are a pretty size too.


Looking at the site layout, and given the security/access issues, if there was a facility built I expect it would be fairly adjacent to the LPG hangers, which I can’t see going anywhere. :smile:
by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 21 Apr 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46588

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Mr David Walton, is currently investigating the construction of new buildings adjacent to the LPG ‘Q Shed’ to house some of the collection and safeguard their future on land excluded from the Cox Automotive lease. Let's hope he is successful and everything can be moved there? You might be lucky, bu...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46588

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Mr David Walton, is currently investigating the construction of new buildings adjacent to the LPG ‘Q Shed’ to house some of the collection and safeguard their future on land excluded from the Cox Automotive lease. Let's hope he is successful and everything can be moved there? You might be lucky, bu...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Mon 23 Mar 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46588

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Marathon Milkshake wrote:
sdad wrote:Sounds promising.


Its a get out of jail free card!


I agree. I’m not sure there was any intent to hold an Open Day in May.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Thu 05 Mar 2020, 9:41 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46588

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

They are very clear that the Museum is currently closed with no info on re-opening. If the new owners already have a base there, perhaps they will understand (even enjoy) what goes on with the fast taxi days. Sadly, considering most of the recent expansion came with the facility their group already...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sat 29 Feb 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 481
Views: 154776

Re: Interesting Internet

The unfortunate reality is that 10-12 years ago we were losing a lot of people getting blown up in Afghanistan. That was the threat. As said, AWACS aircraft are NATO assets and NATO (under whom we’re protected under article 5) has one of the best, if not the best, AEW systems on the globe. It’s a pa...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sat 29 Feb 2020, 12:56 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 481
Views: 154776

Re: Interesting Internet

If there was the potential a 3-9 year gap as per Nimrod for example, maybe. But the original planned Sentry OSD after the last SDSR was only 2025 anyway. Anything less than a year would be horrendous value for money for the taxpayer, and seeing as we're talking specifically about a NATO asset here, ...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Fri 28 Feb 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 481
Views: 154776

Re: Interesting Internet

Or maybe its both about practicalities and a cock-up in timing at the same time, along with a massive high-level shrug of the shoulders along the lines of "oh well, hopefully there won't be a war in that nine months". I think we are entitled to be annoyed about the high-priced help once a...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Fri 28 Feb 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 481
Views: 154776

Re: Interesting Internet

So essentially it’s a practical decision rather than a “cut” we’d all like to get angry about. :smile: