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Since 2019....?
I believe that the original 2019 reference in the post related to when the Science Museum put those three particular aircraft/cockpit up for possible loan to other collections, as referenced in here https://www.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/a ... ollection/

Lots of national collections are going through a similar process at the moment.
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So how do the Science Museum suggest that someone wanting to borrow an airliner get it out of Wroughton?
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Not sure - "buyer (loaner) collects!" :innocent:

For avoidance of doubt, NAM quickly dismissed any notion of trying to acquire any of the airframes that were offered!!
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Is the ripple Gnat still there? Something I wouldn't mind a few pics of if they could leave it out for a day for a few pennies in the pot.
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It is being reported tonight on the Bruntingthorpe Facebook page that work on the new museum has begun and will include a ground running area, a bit of positive news even with the fast taxi days seemingly all over.

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Well done Dave Walton.

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TEXANTOMCAT wrote:
Wed 11 Nov 2020, 11:09 am
Well done Dave Walton.

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For what exactly?
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purple_95 wrote:
Tue 10 Nov 2020, 6:48 pm
It is being reported tonight on the Bruntingthorpe Facebook page that work on the new museum has begun and will include a ground running area, a bit of positive news even with the fast taxi days seemingly all over.
I drove past last weekend and could see from the road the clearing that has been made next to the LPG hangar.

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HeyfordDave111 wrote:
Wed 11 Nov 2020, 12:33 pm

For what exactly?
For putting his hand deep in his pocket and securing a museum area so many of the airframes are safe??

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Spot on XP282 👍

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XP282 wrote:
Wed 11 Nov 2020, 1:51 pm
HeyfordDave111 wrote:
Wed 11 Nov 2020, 12:33 pm

For what exactly?
For putting his hand deep in his pocket and securing a museum area so many of the airframes are safe??
Didnt he own that area, after the long term lease was sold to the car guys?
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Some people can only see the glass half empty while others see it as half full. It's great to hear something positive coming out of Bruntingthorpe after so much negativity in recent months. Lets hope the tide is turning.

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HeyfordDave111 wrote:
Wed 11 Nov 2020, 4:18 pm
XP282 wrote:
Wed 11 Nov 2020, 1:51 pm
HeyfordDave111 wrote:
Wed 11 Nov 2020, 12:33 pm

For what exactly?
For putting his hand deep in his pocket and securing a museum area so many of the airframes are safe??
Didnt he own that area, after the long term lease was sold to the car guys?
The area is outside the peri-track and perimeter fence of the leased area. So yes, he did own it. Lots of trees cleared. Not sure what it means for any of the big aircraft.

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Some positive news.

Last Saturday most of the aircraft that are being retained were moved onto the new site. The plan is to enable visitor access again sometime next year. I’ve seen some photos and it looks very encouraging.

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Any news on what’s happening with the Dave Thomas airframes of Sea Vixen, Meteor and Venom?

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Wyvernfan wrote:
Fri 11 Dec 2020, 7:00 am
Any news on what’s happening with the Dave Thomas airframes of Sea Vixen, Meteor and Venom?
They have been retained and are on the new site 👍

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Ok thank you. Any idea if they will still be able to ground run the engines on the new site?

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Thankyou for the update. For clarity can you list the aircraft that have actually moved. As I understand it the VC-10, not being owned by David Walton ? was still 'at risk' on the airfield.

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Wyvernfan wrote:
Sat 12 Dec 2020, 6:22 am
Ok thank you. Any idea if they will still be able to ground run the engines on the new site?
I don’t know about that, it’s early days, hopefully it will be possible in the future

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DOUGHNUT wrote:
Sat 12 Dec 2020, 10:08 am
Thankyou for the update. For clarity can you list the aircraft that have actually moved. As I understand it the VC-10, not being owned by David Walton ? was still 'at risk' on the airfield.
From the photos I’ve seen

JP
Canberra
Meteor
Venom
Sea Vixen
Hunter x 2
Delphin
Iskra
Starfighter
Lightning x 3

I have no info regarding VC10

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The Guppy got the chop today 😢

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Burleysway wrote:
Sat 12 Dec 2020, 5:07 pm
DOUGHNUT wrote:
Sat 12 Dec 2020, 10:08 am
Thankyou for the update. For clarity can you list the aircraft that have actually moved. As I understand it the VC-10, not being owned by David Walton ? was still 'at risk' on the airfield.
From the photos I’ve seen

JP
Canberra
Meteor
Venom
Sea Vixen
Hunter x 2
Delphin
Iskra
Starfighter
Lightning x 3

I have no info regarding VC10
What about the Bucc's and Victor?

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IATthenRIAT wrote:
Sat 12 Dec 2020, 11:04 pm
What about the Bucc's and Victor?
The two Buccs belonging to TBAG moved to Kemble recently and XX900 is now at Tattenhill, Shropshire.

Victor, Nimrod and Comet are staying on site at Brunty but in a separate part of the airfield from the rest of the collection (details of which have been provided by Burleysway above). Dennis Brooks (Chairman of LPG) recently posted this pic of social media, with the following comment- "Google Earth pic on which I've shown the location of the 2 separate CWJ Collection sites. Don't ask about access to the 4-jet site, I don't know".

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Facebook users can find reliable, accurate info about what is going on from the regular updates Dennis is posting here- https://www.facebook.com/groups/268769454118

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IATthenRIAT wrote:
Sat 12 Dec 2020, 11:04 pm
Burleysway wrote:
Sat 12 Dec 2020, 5:07 pm
DOUGHNUT wrote:
Sat 12 Dec 2020, 10:08 am
Thankyou for the update. For clarity can you list the aircraft that have actually moved. As I understand it the VC-10, not being owned by David Walton ? was still 'at risk' on the airfield.
From the photos I’ve seen

JP
Canberra
Meteor
Venom
Sea Vixen
Hunter x 2
Delphin
Iskra
Starfighter
Lightning x 3

I have no info regarding VC10
What about the Bucc's and Victor?
Victor is staying at Bruntingthorpe in the new 4 jet area alongside the Comet and Nimrod.

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