Cull at Gatwick Aviation Museum!

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Cull at Gatwick Aviation Museum!

Postby Blue_2 » Wed May 29, 2013 3:35 pm

I know after the sad passing of Peter Vallance the collection at Gatwick is undergoing a bit of a 'streamlining', but a look at the museum's web page shows what appears to be more of a major cull happening!

http://www.gatwick-aviation-museum.co.uk/

Let's hope that the powers that be now running what remains of the collection don't decide to cut any deeper into the aircraft displayed there, or there will be precious little incentive left for visitors to pay their good money to visit and support the museum.
Personally I think it's a shame to dismember an interesting collection this way, getting rid of more than a third of the aircraft can't bode well for the future of the collection. It's certainly not what I understand aircraft museums to be about.
I just hope that all the airframes under threat find good homes rather than face the scrapman.
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Re: Cull at Gatwick Aviation Museum!

Postby Mayfly » Wed May 29, 2013 3:44 pm

Very often there is one driving force behind such an organisation and when that person is no longer around things change. If the 'stream lining' helps to keep it going then so be it but it would be shame to see it decline drastically and some times things get changed simply because then can be..
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Re: Cull at Gatwick Aviation Museum!

Postby Lucas1860 » Wed May 29, 2013 5:15 pm

Its a shame, as you say lets hope they go to a home that really wants to use it rather than see a quick buck in scrap.
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Re: Cull at Gatwick Aviation Museum!

Postby Gaz » Wed May 29, 2013 5:18 pm

**Cough*Shackcomingtobrunty**Cough**

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Re: Cull at Gatwick Aviation Museum!

Postby RLN » Wed May 29, 2013 7:10 pm

Really?
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Re: Cull at Gatwick Aviation Museum!

Postby Gaz » Wed May 29, 2013 7:41 pm

RLN wrote:Really?



I know nothing ;)
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Re: Cull at Gatwick Aviation Museum!

Postby Hazzer111 » Wed May 29, 2013 7:43 pm

Which shack? not the working one?
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Re: Cull at Gatwick Aviation Museum!

Postby Gaz » Wed May 29, 2013 9:25 pm

wishful thinking on our part ;)
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