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VC10 beer and burger

Post by Koolflyer » Sat 26 Jul, 2014 11:35

***Please note ....revised date*** [hopefully a little more convienient for some]
After a very successful visit to the Newark Air Museum back in May, I was asked if I could arrange another visit as it would seem that aeroplanes and Zed's seem popular. It just so happens that last year I managed to secure a whole forward fuselage and complete cockpit of an ex RAF Vickers VC10. We transported it up the M1 motorway last November to the Aeropark at East Midlands Airport (catch it on utube), where I am helped by RockyDave and other like minded people to look after it and open it to the public from time to time. So, if I were to arrange for a viewing on say Sunday 7th September 1200 -1600, we can fire up the BBQ have a beer/coke and burger and have a photo shoot around the Vulcan or Nimrod. I'm afraid my VC10 baby has only its front half because the whole beast would have been too big...shame, however when you're inside you would'nt know as you settle into the captains seat! There will be a very good chance to open up the Vulcan and the Nimrod too subject to staff, but no promises, but I will open up the VC10 for you. Lots of picnic tables around so you also have VERY close views of the folks jetting off on their hols. to the Costa!
If you are interested, I will form the usual list, and the cost will be £10 a person: (Proceeds to the Aeropark as we have had to buy a second set of steps for the VC10, and they are not cheap!)

Entrance to to the Aeropark
VC10 access and guided cockpit access by me or Dave
Possible Vulcan and Nimrod access
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Beer/coke and burger
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I am just testing the water here, so I'll see how the response is before I go ahead and finalise it.

See ya
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Re: VC10 beer and burger

Post by Davejue1 » Sat 26 Jul, 2014 15:50

Pete, I had to read that twice! You own half a plane, that's brill!! I will tax my car just to come and see your half a plane! Sounds a good crack to me does that so please put myself down for a burger and a diet coke and a burger and a pint of lager for Jue. :D

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Post by Badman gee » Sat 26 Jul, 2014 15:57

Oh no, we can't make the date!

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Post by Mugs » Sat 26 Jul, 2014 18:26

now my zed is sorted and back on the road, i am hoping to make this one. put me (plus my wife) on the list please. :D

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Re: VC10 beer and burger (Revised date)

Post by Koolflyer » Sat 26 Jul, 2014 20:24

Revised date...Sunday 7th September 1200 - 1600
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Post by Not ready yet » Sat 26 Jul, 2014 21:47

Put me and the missus down for this please.
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Post by t-tony » Sat 26 Jul, 2014 22:59

That would've been great Pete, but we'll be in Florida. A shame as every one from last Sunday will be there I reckon.

I hope it goes well if you enough support do it, all the best mate, Tony and Shirley. :)
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Post by t-tony » Sun 27 Jul, 2014 12:31

You ought to have been at Silverstone yesterday Pete, Silverstone Classic Auctions sold an almost air worthy Harrier for £105,000 and a Tornado for £38,000. Would've looked good on the drive.lol. :lol:
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Post by Koolflyer » Sun 27 Jul, 2014 13:46

Badman and Tony sorry you guys can't make it, next time eh? Tony.......would love to have gone to the Classic, but 'nights' got in the way so kipping! Zzzzzzz
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Post by pingu » Sun 27 Jul, 2014 15:48

t-tony wrote:You ought to have been at Silverstone yesterday Pete, Silverstone Classic Auctions sold an almost air worthy Harrier for £105,000 and a Tornado for £38,000. Would've looked good on the drive.lol. :lol:
There was a Harrier at Cottesmore with ZERO hours on the clock as it had just had a full overhaul. I wonder if that was it, or if it went to India. I know that vehicle documents are not supplied when MOD sells vehicles. I wonder if the new owner gets a copy of the service history, or if they need to set aside another wadge of cash to re-inspect it.

I still can't believe that the powers that be got rid of Harrier and not Tornado. Harrier has a unique capability. Tornado's capabilities can be crossed-over with Typhoon in a lot of areas. I suspect it was the politics of being capable of deploying JP233 that swung the decision.

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Post by bentley-boy » Sun 27 Jul, 2014 21:56

I'm in!

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Post by Mint » Sun 27 Jul, 2014 22:57

Bo****ks, :head: returning from hols on the 6th. Don't think I'll be able to make this one Pete. Hope you all have a great time.
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Post by Koolflyer » Mon 28 Jul, 2014 09:08

Bo****ks, :head: returning from hols on the 6th. Don't think I'll be able to make this on Pete. Hope you all have a great time.
Never mind, next time eh!......anyway might not get enough for this time? Cheers Pete :wink:
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Post by andy18n » Fri 01 Aug, 2014 10:00

My lad and I are regular visitors to the Aeropark and have sat in the cockpit of the old Argosy before. I'm really hoping we can make it so put the 2 of us down please (Andy and Isaac). Might not be able to stay much past 5.30 but would still come anyway.
Thanks for potentially organising.

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Post by Koolflyer » Fri 01 Aug, 2014 10:24

Ok Andy will put your names down. It has been suggested that a better date might be the following day..Sunday 7th..but during the afternoon instead, so it's not too late.
General question to all......would the afternoon on Sunday 7th be better??
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Post by Bowler » Fri 01 Aug, 2014 11:34

Sunday 7th would be good for me
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Post by Mugs » Fri 01 Aug, 2014 16:05

either for me. :wink:

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Re: VC10 beer and burger (Revised date)

Post by Koolflyer » Fri 01 Aug, 2014 17:31

***Please note ....revised date*** [hopefully a little more convienient for some]

Sunday 7th September 1200 -1600
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Post by Davejue1 » Fri 01 Aug, 2014 17:34

Good with me Pete :)
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Post by bentley-boy » Fri 01 Aug, 2014 18:06

Oh no, I can't do that then if it's going to be the next day :bawl:

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Post by Bowler » Fri 01 Aug, 2014 19:18

Bowler wrote:Sunday 7th would be good for me
Sorry really must check my diary Will be going to Sewerby with the BMWCC on the 7th
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Post by t-tony » Fri 01 Aug, 2014 19:31

Sorry Pete same as before, but I still hope you all have a good time.
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Post by Badman gee » Sat 02 Aug, 2014 05:58

7th no good either, sorry
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Post by andy18n » Sat 02 Aug, 2014 09:25

Either fine for us, cheers
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Post by z3steve » Sun 03 Aug, 2014 12:44

If there's space for me plus one would love to come too!

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Post by Koolflyer » Sun 03 Aug, 2014 14:50

No prob Steve, name on the list
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Post by eddie1 » Fri 08 Aug, 2014 08:53

Should be OK to attend, I will let you know for sure nearer the date.

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Post by Mugs » Thu 28 Aug, 2014 00:12

just want to check....is this still on?

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Post by Koolflyer » Thu 28 Aug, 2014 01:55

Strangely enough I was in the pub with Rocky Dave tonight discussing this. We decided to go ahead with the visit on Sunday 7th September 1200 -1600. We so far have about 15-16 people down for it, and talking to Terry (Not ready yet), he reckons some more will just turn up on the day. Just wanted to know rough numbers so we knew how many to cater for. See you then.
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Post by Davejue1 » Thu 28 Aug, 2014 08:10

Do we use the same entrance as the airport? Hope we get some better weather, soggy burgers arn't very pleasant! :)

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Post by Koolflyer » Thu 28 Aug, 2014 08:49

No don't use the main airport entrance (south), but follow the brown 'Air Museum' signs which guide you to the Aeropark. As you can see the Aeropark is located on the north west side of the airport with its own entrance off the roundabout at Castle Donington. If your coming from the north, you might be better coming on the A50 and through Castle Donington village. Please also note, that there are major roadworks on the A453 from Nottingham and also were it hits the M1 at J24. It's caused considerable disruption and delays!

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There is a high pressure moving in next week...so...hopefully no soggy burgers!! :D
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Post by Mugs » Thu 28 Aug, 2014 12:14

excellent......see you there :D

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Post by Davejue1 » Thu 28 Aug, 2014 13:50

Cheers Pete :cheers
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Post by Domenico T » Thu 28 Aug, 2014 21:45

I will try and make it never been and I only live 30min away. That is assuming I get my ticket which is due soon.

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Post by Koolflyer » Fri 29 Aug, 2014 14:20

I've put your name on the list Domenico T. BTW Davejue1 I assume be running down from Mansfield and I know he's likes meeting up for a criuse. see you Sunday 7th..Pete
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Post by Davejue1 » Fri 29 Aug, 2014 19:04

Cool with me :D
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Post by Koolflyer » Sun 31 Aug, 2014 20:31

Ok, the weather looks pretty settled this coming week and weekend, at the moment. Park your cars in the car park and grab a voucher (£10) for each person from the main gate. When we get enough cars together, we'll open up the inner gate and marshall you in front of the Vulcan or Nimrod for a 'Zed' line up and photo shoot. The guys at the Aeropark have confirmed that the Vulcan and Nimrod R1 will be open for inspection for you, along with the VC10 of course.

Anymore takers please let me know so I know how much grub to get in..tks :thumb:
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Post by Davejue1 » Sun 31 Aug, 2014 20:44

Sounds good Pete, looking forward to it. :)

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Post by t-tony » Sun 31 Aug, 2014 21:17

I'm happy to see the weather gods are smiling on the beer and burger afternoon, sad we will miss it but hope you all have a great time together.

Cheers Tony and Shirley.

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Post by andy18n » Mon 01 Sep, 2014 09:28

Isaac and I are looking forward to it!! See you there. Cheers
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Post by Althulas » Mon 01 Sep, 2014 11:29

I would have liked to have come to this one as well but on duty yet another weekend :( Any other venues for a end of October jolly?
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Post by eddie1 » Mon 01 Sep, 2014 12:29

Count Sue and me in, we'll see you there.

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Post by Koolflyer » Mon 01 Sep, 2014 16:40

Done :thumb:
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Post by Brian4 » Mon 01 Sep, 2014 17:17

Hi Sheila and I will be there as well. Do we need to bring any BBQ ingredients?
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Post by Koolflyer » Mon 01 Sep, 2014 17:49

No, just bring yourself and your good lady.....burger and drink included in the tenner per person. See you there.
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Post by Davejue1 » Mon 01 Sep, 2014 19:05

If foods included I'll have a day off my diet especially just so I can sample your burgers Pete! :D
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Would anybody like me to bring the laptop with INPA diagnostics on it?
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Post by eddie1 » Thu 04 Sep, 2014 13:31

Anyone coming from the North ( Lincs / Yorkshire / areas ) want to meet up at a suitable location, would be pleased to do so! M1 is down to one lane a lot of the way to East Midlands Airport ( and a bit slow! ) So alternate routes might be better, any ideas? We are coming from Scunthorpe, North Lincs. If anyone using the M1 give yourselves a bit extra time!

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Re: VC10 beer and burger

Post by brilie » Thu 04 Sep, 2014 22:01

Hi could you please put me down for this one. Sorry it's a bit late :?
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