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Old 16th Dec 2018, 11:10
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Originally Posted by Quemerford View Post
He he "...should of.." - spoken like a true Bristolian. Where you to?

No, it's where be you to?
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Old 18th Dec 2018, 14:50
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Originally Posted by Amos Keeto View Post
I thought this had been impounded and reposessed by the airport authorties due to non-payment of parking charges?? How many more years is this going on with nothing happening?
It occurred to me that in 2018 with the price of aluminium what it is both these aircraft effectively have nil or negative scrap value. I.e If the airport wanted to get rid of them desperately they would have to find a contractor somewhere and pay them a lot of money to come cut them up and take them away. Being the vintage they are they no doubt have a bit of asbestos and other nasties in them too which would make for an expensive OH&S nightmare for whoever has to dispose of them! . The airports would achieve nothing by impounding and repossessing each aircraft!....
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Old 18th Dec 2018, 15:06
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Hey go easy its the hobby of the weekend warriors..........Lighting up the grass and the massive fire they started thus closing the airport last summer would not have helped their cause.
It cant be much more complicated than a constellation or any other piston 4 engine aircraft ??.....why rag on their dreams? Africa is a big place and they dont give a shit about type certificates ICAO standards and manufacturer support!!!! i'll take a punt and give em $50 on the crowd funding site. Didn't one of the owners use to have a WACO in his shed ? I wish he had finished that off ...oh well

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Old 18th Dec 2018, 21:05
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Way things are looking you'd need to be whacko to own one....
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Old 19th Dec 2018, 17:05
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An ex-TMAC friend tells me that Malcolm Porter is sadly no longer with us.
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Old 20th Dec 2018, 05:50
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Originally Posted by StallsandSpins View Post
It cant be much more complicated than a constellation or any other piston 4 engine aircraft ??.....why rag on their dreams? Africa is a big place and they dont give a shit about type certificates ICAO standards and manufacturer support!!!! i'll take a punt and give em $50 on the crowd funding site. Didn't one of the owners use to have a WACO in his shed ? I wish he had finished that off ...oh well
That crowd funding site is a scam
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 10:38
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Yes, Malcolm passed away on Monday 17th after a long illness.
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 21:55
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Learned contributors,
Malcolm's funeral will take place on 8th January 2019, the service will be held at 2:30 pm at:Worcester Crematorium, Astwood Cemetery, Tintern Avenue, Worcester, WR3 8HAThere will be a gathering following the service at The Nags Head, 19-21 Bank Street, Malvern, WR14 2JG.Please could you indicate if you are hoping to attend by dropping either Tanya Trotman ([email protected]) or myself ([email protected]) an email so that we can get an indication of numbers for catering.
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