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by hunterxf382
Sat 19 Nov 2016, 9:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 1279

Re: Where is this?

Windsor Racecourse?
by hunterxf382
Mon 14 Nov 2016, 1:06 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Super Moon Silhouette
Replies: 10
Views: 3053

Re: Super Moon Silhouette

That made the BBC site too!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37976112
by hunterxf382
Sat 17 Sep 2016, 9:35 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: M6 Northbound
Replies: 8
Views: 1768

Re: M6 Northbound

Both replicas belong to The Battle of Britain Experience, and were presumably heading to the Elland Vintage Fair according to the event list on their website...

http://www.battleofbritainexperience.co.uk/
by hunterxf382
Sat 27 Aug 2016, 8:27 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 159630

Urgent Update from the Trustees

Due to unforeseen administrative circumstances, the Shackleton Preservation Trust has been forced to cancel the programmed public engine run on Bank Holiday Monday, and the Wheels event on the 10th of September. Unfortunately, we are also unable to allow public access to the aircraft at this time. W...
by hunterxf382
Thu 18 Aug 2016, 9:40 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 159630

Re: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]

Just to reiterate what Dom said above about our planned engine run - here's the message from our chairman which he wished to be shared: Hello everyone, due to safety concerns arising from the forecast adverse weather conditions due on Saturday, the Shackleton Preservation Trust have decided to cance...
by hunterxf382
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 10:25 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 159630

Re: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]

A quick post to get the word out on an event being planned for 10th September which needs the word spreading as soon as possible! More info on this will be shared once confirmed, and of course there are other SPT updates coming very soon with regards recent work and the results of our 25th anniversa...
by hunterxf382
Sat 16 Jul 2016, 1:04 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Coventry Wings and Wheels 24th July 2016 ***CANCELLED***
Replies: 24
Views: 6552

Re: Coventry Wings and Wheels 24th July 2016 ***CANCELLED***

Well said Dom.... Sadly we had to maintain a diplomatic approach to breaking the sad news until we knew that family had been informed first in this instance... We were as gutted as many when the news broke, especially given our pressing need for updates regarding our planned event.... We are now wor...
by hunterxf382
Wed 06 Jul 2016, 10:40 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 159630

Re: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]

Just a quick reminder to you all about this Saturday's special celebration event at Coventry!!! £15 special reduced price to come and see us celebrate 25 years in preservation of our Avro Shackleton WR963... Gates open 10am Full Ground Run 2pm Day finishes 5pm Tours of our aircraft will be available...
by hunterxf382
Wed 29 Jun 2016, 12:19 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Canberra WK163 to be restored to flight
Replies: 84
Views: 30937

Re: Canberra WK163 to be restored to flight

I haven't been to Coventry since they announced the Doncaster plans - is she still in the ex CAF hangar? Can any XV232 or WR963 team/visitor confirm this? I was hoping for a pre-dismantling peek at her on the 9th (if access is possible of course ). I realise the photos all show her outside but I ho...
by hunterxf382
Mon 20 Jun 2016, 11:28 am
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2016 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 1250
Views: 210370

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2016 - [Official Topic]

May I add VP293 (cockpit section) Avro Shackleton T4 which we displayed in the Vintage Village? The world's oldest surviving Shackleton by the way ;)
by hunterxf382
Tue 14 Jun 2016, 11:10 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 159630

Update on our BIG event coming up on July 9th!

We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the last flight of WR963 which departed RAF Waddington and touched down at Coventry Airport on this very day in 1991. This marked the start of the next era in the life of this Avro Shackleton with the airframe being purchased at auction as one of a pair (th...
by hunterxf382
Fri 20 May 2016, 6:05 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 159630

Re: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]

One long month and one huge update! Since our previous double taxi runs that took place April 9th, an awful lot of engineering work has been carried out by the amazing team of volunteers that work hard to continue the success of WR963’s public appearances! Going back to the runs – we suffered a few ...
by hunterxf382
Fri 29 Apr 2016, 12:47 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Vintage London busses by night
Replies: 8
Views: 1918

Re: Vintage London busses by night

Wow!!!

They really are superb, but I am drawn to No.1 as my favourite...
by hunterxf382
Thu 14 Apr 2016, 1:10 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 159630

Re: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]

An update on a moment in history! Since our last review of activities, a lot of work has been ongoing in the background by our incredible volunteers. Months of planning came to fruition on Saturday April 9th when we made a little bit of history when we carried paying passengers onboard WR963 for not...
by hunterxf382
Thu 31 Mar 2016, 7:40 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 159630

Re: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]

Spot of good news folks, the gremlin on the Gift Aid Form has now been fixed.... apologies for the inconvenience to anyone trying to fill it in... And in other news: This Saturday sees one of our usual Public Guided Tour Dates, but with a bonus for anyone booking to attend! As it is only one more we...
by hunterxf382
Thu 24 Mar 2016, 10:24 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Tucano
Replies: 9
Views: 1862

Re: Tucano

Cosford Airshow Press Day?
by hunterxf382
Wed 23 Mar 2016, 10:20 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 159630

Re: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]

Just a reminder that our Hangar Appeal is still looking for your help if you can please! We're some way off the target figure to be able to book the space to get WR963 inside for the vital NDT checks to be carried out! No NDT, NO chance of flying the Old Grey Lady.... it really is that vital that we...
by hunterxf382
Sat 12 Mar 2016, 4:46 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 159630

Re: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]

A timely nudge about our Hangar Appeal! We still need your help if possible please, we're some way off the target figure to be able to book the space to get WR963 inside for the vital NDT checks to be carried out! No NDT, NO chance of flying the Old Grey Lady.... it really is that vital that we can ...
by hunterxf382
Wed 09 Mar 2016, 11:12 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 159630

Re: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]

paullangford wrote:You can have some of my money.....keep up the good work, & good luck :up:


Thank You :)
by hunterxf382
Wed 09 Mar 2016, 11:12 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 159630

Re: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]

HeyfordDave111 wrote:Donated too but forgot to add the hangar fund tag to my donation. Sorry


If you wouldn't mind sending me a PM with your full name please, I can ensure your donation is recorded in the correct manner, and Thank You :)
by hunterxf382
Wed 02 Mar 2016, 6:21 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 159630

Hangar Appeal!!!

We have an important letter from our chairman Dave Woods to share please: Hello all, Avro Shackleton WR963 needs YOUR help as a matter of urgency, let me explain why.... We have been told by the Airport Management here at Coventry, who by the end of this month will have ownership of Hangar 7, that w...
by hunterxf382
Sun 28 Feb 2016, 10:07 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 159630

Re: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]

Due to unprecedented public demand the first Shackleton taxi run is fully booked, so we are launching bookings for our second taxi run on April 9th. Seats are expected to be filled rapidly, so book your seat now!

http://www.avroshackleton.co.uk/latest-news.html
by hunterxf382
Sun 28 Feb 2016, 5:29 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 159630

Re: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]

The Team had a good day working on '963' on Saturday 27th February, isolating the problem that stopped No.1 Engine starting on the last ground run. It was found to be a faulty solenoid valve in the fuel priming circuit. After stripping and cleaning it, the valve was refitted and tested. All appears ...
by hunterxf382
Tue 16 Feb 2016, 4:37 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 159630

Re: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]

Following our winter servicing period, the Trust planned to awaken WR963 from her ‘winter slumber’ on Saturday 13th February by holding a special “Valentine Ground Run” open to visitors! A large contingent of volunteers assembled at Coventry Airport by mid-morning, and there seemed to be a definite ...
by hunterxf382
Tue 09 Feb 2016, 12:16 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 159630

Re: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]

Thank you for the contact and use of that amazing photo Seajet440 :)

And just to remind folks that it's our Valentine Run this Saturday, places still available both onboard and on the ground :)