558 2013 looking good...?

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558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Ray C » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:29 am

I thought the forum would be (Buzzing) with positive vibes considering the winter service fund is
now at a hefty 75%.....£300 grand.

I for one will be fettleing my new camera in readiness for her shows....
what a superb effort by the fundraisers, maintainance team & all
the folks who gave yet more money to her final year...or is it....?

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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Mayfly » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:37 am

We've been through it so many times Ray -

Appeals > crisis > last minute reprieve > appeals for more.

It has just become part of the 558 way of life now.
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Gaz » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:48 pm

I wish I could muster some enthusiasm for the old girl, but, I'm afraid, it's been beaten out of me over the past few years :(
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Ray C » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:24 pm

I recon you might need to make some space for her Gaz...!
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Gaz » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:43 pm

We'll squeeze her in somewhere, amongst the 747's and VC-10's ;)

With all the aircraft on site, currently, we're in danger of looking like an airfield again!! :-o :-o
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby RLN » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:09 pm

"We'll squeeze her in somewhere, amongst the 747's and VC-10s"

Isn't that the gas axe end?
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Ray C » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:11 pm

Perhaps in the Guppy.....I

must nip over & see you all in the new year.
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Old Rigger » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:56 pm

On the way home LincsFM said that 558 funding had been achieved for flying this year, I think they got that wrong as the web site indicates they did not reach the £400,000 requirement for end of Dec, by 38,575 from tonight's figures, which was just for the maintenance and are only just reminding everyone of the next target for Jan to Mar of £250,000, although shouldn't that figure have the £38,575 added or is that shortfall once again to be conveniently forgotten, or maybe the web site has not been updated yet with all the income and they did actually reach the target.

Once again though my mathematics skills and mental understanding of complicated financial dealings are not exactly overwhelming which is an historic fact that has been noted before :(
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Gaz » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:25 pm

RLN wrote:"We'll squeeze her in somewhere, amongst the 747's and VC-10s"

Isn't that the gas axe end?



Yup! Form an orderly queue :D
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Mayfly » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:24 am

Some posts moved to JJ restoration in Military a/c forum as they pertain more to JJ than 558


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http://www.iconicaircraft.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=7501
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Mackrick » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:08 pm

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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Mackrick » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:12 pm

Not one of mine but I have played around with it
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Jigsaw » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:35 am

Mackrick wrote:Not one of mine but I have played around with it


You'll go blind young man ;)

Quite like the pic though :D
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:20 am

Good to see the feet again! :D
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Dan4th » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:27 am

The shoes may change, but the
feet remain the same!

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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Ducati Boy » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:31 pm

Mackrick wrote:Image

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Glad to see your wearing safety shoes, while laying down on the job =))
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Dan4th » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:41 pm

Hey, Pat!

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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Mackrick » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:07 pm

Pat you just can't be to careful :D
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Mackrick » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:44 pm

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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Mackrick » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:08 pm

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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Mayfly » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:20 pm

Good news :ymapplause: but I feel it's a shame the original press release was worded in such away that gave the media the impression this year would be her last. I have lost count of the number of people that keep telling me this year is definitely her last.
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:29 pm

So IF the strengthening modification by modern methods is found to feasable and affordable and accepted by the CAA and implemented, how much more life will that allow the airframe?
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Dougs » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:38 pm

I still think the engines will be the final straw I would bet she ends up stranded with three good engines ;)
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Mayfly » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:42 pm

558 was on Look North last night they filmed the engine runs and apparently it was hinted that could be movement on the engine life - That's from another forum by the way, as I didn't bother watching the report.
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

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