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XH558 hangar plans scrapped

Old 14th Jul 2022, 14:15
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There must be a 5* hotel in Doncaster
There's luxury accomodation a few miles north of Finningley; 2 sites, very secure, with a control tower.
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Old 14th Jul 2022, 18:50
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
I suppose if the airfield is sold for housing and I presume gravel extraction from under the runways and aprons, the best they could hope for is being housed in one of the what will become empty hangars as the live aviation parts moves out.
It won't be sold, as Peel Group are a property development group.......
Given the links to the motorway network etc., I would think yet another large Amazon distribution centre, plus maybe cloud data centre type facilities, with maybe solar farm etc.
Some of it could get hived off for some housing maybe?
Given the amount of money VTTS owe Peel Group for unpaid rent, they'll be lucky to even get anything for the tin triangle. I'd be surprised if there would be enough space given over to be able to continue running the engines etc., let move it under power.

Peel will want to maximise money generation from the site, so I wouldn't be very optimistic about '558's future going forward.
I think it will be a good few months before any indications of what will happen to the site becomes apparent.
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Old 14th Jul 2022, 19:39
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On the subject of what to do with aircraft and apologies for taking this thread of tangent for a couple of posts.
Anyone know what will happen to the aircraft at Dunsfold? In fact what's not happening at Dunsfold?
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Old 15th Jul 2022, 07:21
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Announced yesterday that Peel Group are now looking to close the airport and turn it into a warehousing complex.

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Old 15th Aug 2022, 20:01
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Old 16th Aug 2022, 14:39
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and more money. Let go for goodness sake.
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Old 16th Aug 2022, 14:45
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Yes, they would be better off trying to buy a patch of land just off the airport and stick it on that to rot. Or come to a deal to put it as a gate guardian for the new warehouse project.
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Old 17th Aug 2022, 06:10
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Yes, they would be better off trying to buy a patch of land just off the airport and stick it on that to rot. Or come to a deal to put it as a gate guardian for the new warehouse project.
You mean, their plan to fly it out of there after 7 years of corroding in the corner isn't viable? Colour me surprised. I'd loved to have been a fly on the wall of the CAA office when they approached them with that idea...
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Old 17th Aug 2022, 07:11
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Originally Posted by wub View Post
and more money. Let go for goodness sake.
Indeed.

Strip it of all parts and along with all their spares stash, divi it all up among the other Vulcan groups, and cut the bloody thing up, and that will be the end of VTTS.
They haven't got a hope in hell of doing what Crash n Smash did with the Hendon Vulcan to move it elsewhere, and whats the point anyway, it will just be another non-active dead Vulcan, and there are enough of them dotted around already, some of which could do with some help with parts.

Of course we all knew this was the likely outcome within 10 years of the last landing as soon as they chose to land back at DSA, so its not exactly a surprise to most.

As said, would have loved to have been the fly on the wall of the CAA office when that call came in
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Old 17th Aug 2022, 07:45
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They did do engine runs just the other day (via an FB friend) so the Aircraft is sort of 'Live'.
Not sure if just low power anti det runs or if they took the power above idle.
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Old 17th Aug 2022, 08:29
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Originally Posted by longer ron View Post
They did do engine runs just the other day (via an FB friend) so the Aircraft is sort of 'Live'.
Not sure if just low power anti det runs or if they took the power above idle.
They took her for a taxy trundle down the runway and back last month, there was a video posted online somewhere. Probably the last time she'll move under her own power most likely now.
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