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Anyone fancy a (soon to be) ex-RAF BAe 125 CC.3?

Old 9th Feb 2015, 23:14
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Anyone fancy a (soon to be) ex-RAF BAe 125 CC.3?

https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...5_Tender-O.pdf

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Old 9th Feb 2015, 23:44
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When you look at the list of equipment to be removed prior to the sale there is not much left of any worth, except maybe the engines.
Flyable 125's are getting pretty inexpensive these days.
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There is an extensive list of restricted and required for future use items that will have to be removed from the aircraft after their last RAF flight, which will make future use as flying aircraft unlikely. Any such use would require extensive work and approval by the appropriate authorities.

They will probably be spares recovered, and scrapped if that's anything to go by. A museum for one would be nice as it was a "Royal"
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"Museum Pieces" - God that makes me feel old. I was a spotty 4th Year apprentice working at B.Ae Chester when those airframes were delivered in1983.

Nothing could beat the "new plane"smell of leather furnishings etc.

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It may be these Dominies will be sold at a price too high for most UK museums.
RAF BAe125's for sale
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Old 10th Feb 2015, 11:30
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I take it they are not being replaced?
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Old 10th Feb 2015, 11:46
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No replacement planned. When you consider that there will be about 350 hours across the three aircraft between now and the OSD, it would appear that they are kept rather busy for something that won't be replaced. Still, that's what the train is for, I guess.
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A friend has suggested the two UOR 146-300s are being brought into core as 'sort of' replacements.
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Old 10th Feb 2015, 14:55
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an old 125??

hard to give away as a flyable aircraft - the list price is less than $ 500,000 for a civil one with all the paperwork of that vintage
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Old 10th Feb 2015, 15:17
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I was stationed at RAF Northolt (VASS) when these nice shiny new toys were first delivered. Seems like just yesterday...
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Very high hours for a biz jet.
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Old 10th Feb 2015, 20:37
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Originally Posted by Stratofreighter View Post
It may be these Dominies will be sold at a price too high for most UK museums.
These are NOT Dominies.

The Dominie was the HS125 Series 2 fitted with the Viper 301 engine and unique to the RAF.

These are the CC3 which is the HS125 Series 700B (and fitted with the Garret Turbofan). There are a number of significant differences between these and the Dom.
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A friend has suggested the two UOR 146-300s are being brought into core as 'sort of' replacements.
Well that's very cost effective that is, replace a relatively cheap twin biz jet with an ageing four engined airliner..
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Old 11th Feb 2015, 09:09
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Do I recall that 32 Sqn disposed of a surplus 146 a while ago? Was that not therefore
a bit of an oversight???
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How will Prince Andrew cope ?
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A pair of 146s entered service in 1986, with a third in 1991. This third aircraft was sold in 2002 as it was deemed surplus.
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And the two 'new' ones are larger QC freighter/passenger types, bought for use in Afghanistan rather than 'luxury' liners, HM for the use of.
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I believe that 32 now only have the use of one Agusta A.109 as well. It would seem that the circle of important people who have access to Northolt Airways gets smaller and smaller.

I can think of at least one Pembroke, an Anson and a couple of Devons that are airworthy... Could be of use the way it's going.
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Old 12th Feb 2015, 13:22
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Ascoteer is quite correct:
"These are NOT Dominies.
The Dominie was the HS125 Series 2 fitted with the Viper 301 engine and unique to the RAF.
These are the CC3 which is the HS125 Series 700B (and fitted with the Garret Turbofan). There are a number of significant differences between these and the Dom."

However, it didn't stop us ex-AEOps/Siggies calling them that when they helped out moving some stuff around theatre for us
Wasn't long before one of the crew or the old gent contractor groundcrew used to correct us - not sure they ever realised we were doing it on purpose...
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Ah yes AEops.

That explains everything...
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