Buying 134 might, just might, have helped the group with their profile and fund raising for 134 and 558 at airshows.
not sure prolonged exposure outside is good for any airframe, let alone one you want to return to fly again.
i imagine, but am willing to be proved otherwise, that the cash counter on exactly how much it will take to return the canberra to flight goes up incrementally every minute. it certainly wont be a fixed cost
So if they do get a hagar built, then its more than likely 163 and 558 will become hangar queens, with a very rare run rate along Doncasters runway.
i just cannot see an income stream for the upkeep of a hangar, based on 2 airframes and a third loaner (if the swifts owner decides, rather foolishly, to keep it with them, rather than loaning it to a museum where people might just get a chance to see it, as its been out of view for an awful long time now.
Doncaster museum might want to ramp up their advertising, and push VTTS into the shade with their collection, as they do rightfully deserve to carry on succeeding.
I did not renew my newsletter to VTTS simply because it gave me a break from all the sillyness i perceive to be going on with no progress. I seem to remember planning permission being granted based on a resubmitted application, and i seem to remember them saying they will be in it this year. Well its July 2018 now, and i dont see any sod cutting going on.
So that everyone can get their facts straight on this, and hopefully cut out any room for confusion and misinterpretation, can i suggest we build a timeline on here, with all the 'facts' published in the VTTS newsletter since 2 years befroe the end of flight?
yes it might take a bit of doing but i'm sure its possible.
I suggest in date order.... a relevant bullet point.... for example........... and its only an example and not fact.....
July 20th 2014.... 558 to get a new home paid for by having sponsored donkey rides on blackpool beach!
August 26th 2015..... 558 to go eco friendly by conversion to methane so that it can use free gases given off by sewage farm at Doncaster.
Only real ones mind, not like mine above, but it would, in 1 swoop, tell the whole story from VTTS so far.
From that we can all chat here without winding anyone else up and fraying the nerves of the UKAR staff more than has been done recently.
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