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RAF museum latest loan aircraft available

Old 17th Dec 2021, 21:16
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Originally Posted by common toad View Post
It’s about time that those running he museum decide whether they want a credible museum telling the history of the RAF or a bouncy castle theme park.
I think they reached their decision on that some years ago.....
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Old 18th Dec 2021, 07:56
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
This from the link above

" The RAF Museum’s purpose is to share the story of the Royal Air Force – its past, present, and future – using the narratives of its people and collections to engage, inspire and encourage learning. The RAF Museum is pleased to announce that a selection of our aircraft will now be available to borrow for display.The aim is to make aircraft from our national collection more publicly accessible, to enable greater exploration of their stories, and to build stronger partnerships between international, national, and regional organizations to support knowledge exchange. Potential borrowers will be able to loan aircraft or request a selection from the list, to be displayed in any appropriate form. The program is open to Expressions of Interest from any accredited international, national or regional museum (or organizations working towards accreditation). Successful borrowers will share information about the RAF Museum alongside the displayed airframe(s), while the RAF Museum will reciprocate by promoting the loanee’s activities too."

Given the aircraft are already publicly accessible, this doesn't really make sense. So you have to ask the question as to why, and what lies behind the rationale of putting the types listed on the open market as it were .

Be an "interesting" exercise moving the Argosy, if it happens, from its location at Cosford.
What a pity that an organisation such as this cannot proof read their own publications:
…borrowers will be able to ‘loan’ !!!
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Old 18th Dec 2021, 08:31
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That Prone meatbox brings back memories, it was at Colerne in the 1960's, if my fading memory is right sharing a hanger with Bannerdown Gliding club.
we tried lying in it and the overwhelming impression was very uncomfortable, but glad to see it has survived..
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Old 18th Dec 2021, 08:56
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The pilot who did most of the flying of the prone Meteor was Bill Else. I had the pleasure of flying with him when he trained me on the F-27 with Air Anglia/AirUK. A lovely quote in the book "Test Pilots". Asked what it was like, Bill replied. There is only one thing a pilot can do in that position, and it has nothing to do with aeroplanes"
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Old 18th Dec 2021, 15:43
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The principal Flying Aviation Doc. from the IAM involved with the Prone Meteor was Sqn Ldr Ronnie Wambeck (who years later gave me a PPL medical renewal at his practice off Sloane Square)

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Old 19th Dec 2021, 12:09
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The Sri Lankan one is a Balliol, not a Sea Balliol.
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Old 19th Dec 2021, 16:34
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I'll borrow the Vampire for a book launch....
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