XH558 replacement

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Thought I'd get in early on this one - so what can be the aviation worlds next really big flying project? love it or hate it you cannot deny that what started out as 'Vulcan to the Sky' was a pioneering and highly successful undertaking - its happened once so why not again! how about a Sea Harrier or maybe a Buccaneer? What would really capture the public's imagination - or was XH558 a one off never to be repeated effort? (I hope not).

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Avro Shackleton!!

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Concord...... :drool:

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Harrier.

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I think the only other aircraft that would really capture the public's imagination would be Concorde, but that simply isn't going to happen.

Obviously enthusiasts would like to see a Sea Harrier, Buccaneer or Shackleton, but I doubt any of those would pull in donations like the Vulcan has been able to do.

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A UK Based Airworthy Mosquito!

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Buccaneer for me.

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BMrider wrote:A UK Based Airworthy Mosquito!


+ 1 :up:

Or for a total fantasy how about a HP Halifax, HP Hampden, Vickers Wellington or Shorts Stirling to pair up with PA474!

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Red Dragon wrote:
BMrider wrote:A UK Based Airworthy Mosquito!


+ 1 :up:

Or for a total fantasy how about a HP Halifax, HP Hampden, Vickers Wellington or Shorts Stirling to pair up with PA474!

+2 :up: It's definitely a possibility. Someone ring up Avspecs at Ardmore NZ and get the order in :biggrin:
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The 'Frightning Lightning...'
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I don't think any other aircraft/organisation will be able to pull off what the Vulcan/VTST has done under those circumstances. Good luck if anyone tries it.

If we're living in a dream world then it would be an easy choice for me, Concorde. In the real world my choice is what is hopefully going to happen, Lancaster 'Just Jane'.

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How about another Vulcan...

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Being realistic, it's got to be the Coventry Shackleton and Just Jane at East Kirkby. Wasn't there rumours of a Gannet being restored in the UK? Plus I'm intrigued about the Harrier GR3 that's been clandestinely bimbling around a grass runway in Shropshire. :ninja:

Regarding some of the other suggestions. The Bucc at Scampton has been mentioned for years, nothing appears to have changed and I can't see it flying again even if it is theoretically feasible. Concorde CANNOT physically fly again, so forget that one straight away. The MoD will not allow a VC10 to fly again. And it's all gone quiet with the massive longshot, the People's Mosquito.

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davidjones533 wrote:I'd like to keep a Tonka in airworthy condition!


I believe Bruntingthorpe has acquired a GR1 for renovation....? But don't quote me lol!

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They have a GR-1 for ground Runs High speed taxi"s they need two Engines

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A lightning would be great but I suspect it will never ever happen in this country!

Track record not too good considering the losses during service life.

Now a Jaguar would be something else! :smile:

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What kind of shape is the De-Havilland Comet at Bruntingthorpe?

I seem to recall there was an issue in that with the modifications (Nimrod undercarriage being one of them I think) , during its life, meant it was no longer viewed as just a Comet but more of a hybrid aircraft?

I'd love to see that flying again and in BOAC colours.

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Isn't there some issue with restoring aircraft to flight that have reheat capabilities? As in never in a million years? Anyone heard of that or am I just pulling that out of thin air? Lol!

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An F-4F ;-) :ninja:

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