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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Dan4th » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:41 pm

Ray C wrote:I think so as well.....even with the added extra of a replacement fuel tank...
what's it cost I wonder....?


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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Dougs » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:11 pm

Just pondering that if one tank is so perished due to age then surely they are all going to fail in the not so distant future or at least one will :(
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Dan4th » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:28 pm

I think all the tanks were restored and
rebuilt during the time when she was
brought back to flight, but perhaps it
was the case not everything was perfect...

I'm sure they will now have a look at the
whole shebang to make certain all is well...

The supplier/subcontractor will, after all,
want to look GOOD :D

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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Kermit » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:31 pm

Seem to recall that the tanks only had a 5 year life in service ? If so, they have done pretty well so far, and how incredibly lucky that the OEM is still alive and kicking, and willing to manufacture a new one... Which presumably means that they still have the necessary tooling, another piece of luck :D
And it looks like she may not have flown this weekend after all, Southport has cancelled due to expected bad weather, wonder if Dublin will be ok ?? But SUCH a shame about Shoreham and particularly Bournemouth, though... :(
Must admit to being more than a little surprised by the relatively meagre amount of posts on this subject, very unlike Iconic.....
Fingers crossed that 558 will overcome all problems and delight us for a further 2 years at least !!

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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Minty4371 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:13 pm

Just spotted this on XH558 Twitter Feed.
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Kermit » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:16 pm

For those of us who do not do Twitter, what does it say, Minty ?
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Minty4371 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:09 pm

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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Sooty655 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:52 pm

Always knew the move to Finningley was a bad idea ~ they'll never get any money out of a Yorkshireman. :)) :))
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Mayfly » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:11 am

:))

I see only 5 places left for the EGR even tho' the idea got a slagging on some fora.
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Dougs » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:37 pm

Mayfly wrote::))

I see only 5 places left for the EGR even tho' the idea got a slagging on some fora.

looks like a work of genius to me who wouldnt want to stand next to one of those monsters while its running up? :ymapplause:
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Minty4371 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:33 pm

£253,020 - 2013 Season Funding. £146,980 left to get before 31st October.
£273,440 - Operation 2015 Pledges. £126,560 left to get before 31st October.

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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Bubbles » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:35 pm

Dougs wrote:
Mayfly wrote::))

I see only 5 places left for the EGR even tho' the idea got a slagging on some fora.

looks like a work of genius to me who wouldnt want to stand next to one of those monsters while its running up? :ymapplause:


Me. Been there, done it and got the hearing loss to show for it. :D
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Minty4371 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:46 pm

£258,872 - 2013 Season Funding. £141,128 left to get before 31st October.
£277,156 - Operation 2015 Pledges. £122,844 left to get before 31st October.

As of 20th September 2013

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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Dan4th » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:02 pm

67 percent of goal.....

44,000 per week needed.....

264,000 remaining, still doable :D

I expect they've still got a few
aces up their collective sleeve....

We Shall See!

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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Nickolas » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:14 pm

Bubbles wrote:
Dougs wrote:
Mayfly wrote::))

I see only 5 places left for the EGR even tho' the idea got a slagging on some fora.

looks like a work of genius to me who wouldnt want to stand next to one of those monsters while its running up? :ymapplause:


Me. Been there, done it and got the hearing loss to show for it. :D


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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Minty4371 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:53 pm

£261,426 - 2013 Season Funding. £138,574 left to get before 31st October.
5 weeks remaining to deadline = £27,714 per week now required

£285,940 - Operation 2015 Pledges. £114,040 left to get before 31st October.
5 weeks remaining to deadline = £22,812 per week now required

As of 24th September 2013

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Just over 5 weeks remain in which to close the funding gap, but a vital decision could be made next week.
These newsletters have been bringing you the continuing story of our reducing cash in order to look after XH558 and we are afraid that as we write to you today, we have seen nothing like the upsurge required to make significant inroads ahead of a Trustees’ meeting next Wednesday.
We really have less than one week to convince them that once again, XH558’s supporters can pull the proverbial ‘rabbit out of the hat’ as you have done many times before.
Our recent survey showed over 94% of people who responded wanted XH558 to fly on. We really need those people to become involved if at all possible. As we indicate above, over 50,000 people now receive this email. Under one in ten are responding to this call to help XH558 financially. Please do not leave it to someone else if you can afford to give a little.
We fully appreciate times are tough and we would not want anyone to give more than they can sensibly afford. Hopefully, even a few pounds in sufficient numbers will make a BIG DIFFERENCE.
Our quest to support XH558 continues, with many initiatives underway. Recently, we identified over 10,000 supporters who could possibly be eligible for retrospective Gift Aid claims, making their donations over the last four years worth an additional 25% from the government at absolutely no cost to themselves. If someone had donated £100 in that time, we would be able to identify an additional £25 we could claim under the scheme.
So far, we have had over 2,000 people respond - a possible benefit in excess of £35,000 found already.
We'll be writing again in the next few days, just to those who have not yet replied, and to more who might also qualify. So, please look out in your inbox: if you receive an email, and are a UK tax payer, please could you help XH558? It costs you nothing, and response is very easy, just one click online, to give your details and then send: a few seconds could make the difference in our bid to keep XH558 in the air. We hope you'll be able to give your Gift Aid permission.
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Minty4371 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:03 pm

£268,103 - 2013 Season Funding. £131,897 left to get before 31st October.
£296,765 - Operation 2015 Pledges. £103,235 left to get before 31st October.

As of 27th September 2013

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This will be the last update I can post until 8th October, due to me being on holiday from 1st to 7th October.
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Dan4th » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:56 pm

Just a quick report in Minty's absence:::::::

As of yesterday, £595,855 raised with
£204,145 left to go...

OR nearly 75 percent raised...

It will be close, but I believe they will
do it :D

Friday will probably not show much, but
next Tuesday will Tell the Tale :D

If they're near £650,000, it's OK ;)

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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Dan4th » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:16 pm

As of today £616,059 raised (or)
77 percent of goal...

£183,941 remaining.....

Weekend's take will tell the tale
with four (4) weeks to go....

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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Ray C » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:31 pm

Fingers crossed...I'm chucking in some cash when I attend the Manchester Airport 558 night
in November, Under the Tooooo short lived Concord exhibit. ;)

Anyone else attending the night....?
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Dan4th » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:28 am

Ray, they've got to have the money
by October 31 or they have to give
it all back.......

November won't cut it, unfortunately.......

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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Ray C » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:09 am

Yep I realize that Dan.....just looking on the BRIGHT side....no mony no 558 night... :(
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Minty4371 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:11 pm

£301,226 - 2013 Season Funding. £98,774 left to get before 31st October.
£329,925 - Operation 2015 Pledges. £70,075 left to get before 31st October.

As of 8th October 2013

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Thank you Dan4th for your updates in my absence. :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Dan4th » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:12 pm

My pleasure, Minty :D ....

Over 80 percent!!!!!

£158,849 left to go total...

Down to the wire, but I still
think they'll do it :D

The Suspense Is KILLING ME ~x( !

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Re: 558 2013 looking good...?

Postby Bubbles » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:21 pm

Of course we'll do it, if only to annoy the chaps on UKAR :D
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