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by kinglear27
Mon 08 May 2017, 6:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Sea Vixen XP924 Thread
Replies: 484
Views: 127738

Re: Sea Vixen XP924 Thread

I wonder if they will ever see their dream come to reality of flying two Sea Harrier's. I for one wish them the best of luck and would be in awe seeing them fly again. The best hope we have at the moment is seeing one at RIAT or Farnborough
by kinglear27
Thu 27 Apr 2017, 6:39 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 795165

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Got to be one of the best updates so far. Looking forward to seeing Corteau Delta
by kinglear27
Thu 13 Apr 2017, 7:02 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Save the Skymaster
Replies: 51
Views: 13715

Re: Save the Skymaster

It is currently at North Weald Airfield in open storage
by kinglear27
Thu 13 Apr 2017, 6:38 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Save the Skymaster
Replies: 51
Views: 13715

Save the Skymaster

"Important Update ! Due to unforeseen expenditure problems with another project, the current bidder has had to withdraw from the Skymaster project. The Good News is that she could fly again with some work done. The survey carried out was positive and we have all the facts and figures to make he...
by kinglear27
Fri 07 Apr 2017, 9:10 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: XL500 Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 5792

Re: XL500 Restoration

Presume they meant the only one that will be registered on the civil register.
by kinglear27
Fri 07 Apr 2017, 7:20 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: XL500 Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 5792

Re: XL500 Restoration

I just asked Horizon Aircraft Services and they said they are just waiting for the props to be overhauled and brought back to life, before they can fly it for the first time. Also, the Hawk that arrived in their hanger is a return to flight project and will be the first civilian one on the civillian...
by kinglear27
Tue 14 Mar 2017, 6:10 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UK Heritage Aviation Trust
Replies: 272
Views: 70868

Re: UK Heritage Aviation Trust

A few if I may: 1) Has a full engineering survey been performed to ensure the aircraft is the most suitable Vampire to purchase? 2) How quickly could the aircraft be made airworthy? 3) How do you plan to market the aircraft given the at best lukewarm public response seen towards the WK163 project? ...
by kinglear27
Tue 14 Mar 2017, 5:50 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UK Heritage Aviation Trust
Replies: 272
Views: 70868

Re: UK Heritage Aviation Trust

To answer your question, we have had discussions with several experienced figures in the industry and they have already offered some very helpful advice to us that we will utilise as we go into the future. Also, we did make a website that was almost finished, but this was JP XM424, which has now bee...
by kinglear27
Tue 14 Mar 2017, 4:43 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UK Heritage Aviation Trust
Replies: 272
Views: 70868

UK Heritage Aviation Trust

The newly formed UK Heritage Aviation Trust has announced their long term intention of maintaining a fleet of vintage aircraft in airworthy condition for future generations to enjoy. If funding allows, they would like to purchase the rare two seat De Havilland Vampire Mk.55 G-HATD which is currently...
by kinglear27
Mon 13 Mar 2017, 4:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Hawker Hunter Aviation
Replies: 32
Views: 9674

Re: Hawker Hunter Aviation

The Buccaneer is not for sale anyway, so not sure why UKAHT were considering it in the first place, still what can one expect from a Facebook group that seems to list a Vulcan among the possible aircraft types being looked at for them to fly. It was actually the Thunder City one we looked at, but w...
by kinglear27
Mon 13 Mar 2017, 3:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Hawker Hunter Aviation
Replies: 32
Views: 9674

Re: Hawker Hunter Aviation

That was just one suggestion of many. We are now looking to buy De Havilland Vampire Mk55 U1229 G-HATD. I am going to create an official thread later with a short question and answer section
by kinglear27
Mon 13 Mar 2017, 11:23 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Hawker Hunter Aviation
Replies: 32
Views: 9674

Hawker Hunter Aviation

Anybody know when their F4 Phantom is going to fly? I believe they have a spares aircraft already at Scampton and are in the process of recovering an ex German Air Force one to flight
by kinglear27
Mon 13 Mar 2017, 10:05 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Classic Air Force
Replies: 86
Views: 23969

Re: Classic Air Force

Anyone know where the other CAF airframes are going? I hope G-LOSM does not go abroad too. What about the two Venoms? They are listed as sold
by kinglear27
Sun 12 Mar 2017, 2:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: HS Andover
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

Re: HS Andover

That's a shame. Anyone know any more?
by kinglear27
Sun 12 Mar 2017, 1:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: HS Andover
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

HS Andover

Does anyone know if there are any Andovers left at Boscombe Down and their current status? I think they were retired a few years ago. Many thanks in advance.
by kinglear27
Tue 07 Mar 2017, 6:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Classic Air Force
Replies: 86
Views: 23969

Re: Classic Air Force

DH Devon VP981 was sold to Aero Legends, as was the Percival Prentice. DH89 Rapide G-AIDL was sold to Classic Wings G-AGTM (the other Rapide) has been sold to a private owner, in the UK Chipmunk G-APLO was sold to a private owner and resides in the Netherlands Dakotas G-ANAF and G-AMPY remain based ...
by kinglear27
Sat 25 Feb 2017, 11:13 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 wishlist
Replies: 485
Views: 118697

Re: RIAT 2017 wishlist

Hope to see an F4 Phantom and maybe one of the Martin Baker Meteors
by kinglear27
Sun 19 Feb 2017, 10:46 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Lightning T5 Cranfield
Replies: 2
Views: 1387

Re: Lightning T5 Cranfield

I believe that there are engine problems and they must remove one of the engines - the owner hopes to have her serviceable again late Summer.
by kinglear27
Sat 11 Feb 2017, 9:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: CL44 Guppy - Bournemouth
Replies: 11
Views: 4945

CL44 Guppy - Bournemouth

Saw on Facebook some pictures of the CL44 Guppy at Bournemouth and it said the owner wants to return it to flight. Does anyone have any information further to this? I always thought there were airframe issues with the spar which prevented it from flying.
by kinglear27
Sat 14 Jan 2017, 11:13 am
Forum: Airshow & Aviation Videos
Topic: Leeuwarden Airshow In Slow Motion
Replies: 1
Views: 691

Re: Leeuwarden Airshow In Slow Motion

Great video. May I ask what music you used in it?
by kinglear27
Thu 12 Jan 2017, 6:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Coventry Shackleton/Nimrod
Replies: 6
Views: 1559

Re: Coventry Shackleton/Nimrod

Just a question really, I'm sure I've seen on here somewhere about a taxy run in this month of WR963, which I was hoping to make the 500 mile journey to attend, but I can't seem to find it! I've asked on the official thread but no answer. A friend today also informed me of a cancellation of the Nim...
by kinglear27
Tue 03 Jan 2017, 11:25 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: UK Armed Forces - Airshows 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1318

Re: UK Armed Forces - Airshows 2017

I heard that the Hawk T2 might be back on the circuit next year.
by kinglear27
Thu 22 Dec 2016, 3:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Winthorpe Airfield
Replies: 16
Views: 3199

Re: Winthorpe Airfield

Thanks!
by kinglear27
Thu 22 Dec 2016, 2:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Winthorpe Airfield
Replies: 16
Views: 3199

Re: Winthorpe Airfield

Thanks! I had no idea the museum tried to purchase a Nimrod. Shame it never came to fruition
by kinglear27
Thu 22 Dec 2016, 1:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Winthorpe Airfield
Replies: 16
Views: 3199

Winthorpe Airfield

Hi.
Anyone know why Winthorpe Airfield closed? The runway doesn't look too bad on google maps and hasn't been messed with.

Thanks