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User currently offlineConcordeMach2 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 147 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3555 times:

Hi,
Im sorry if someone has posted a similar thread already but I have just been reading in the latest Airliner World Mag that the BA Heritage collection based at RAF Cosford museum is being scrapped. This is probably the most outraged ive been with an article for a while. Apparently they are reducing their historic collection including a VC10, Trident and the only 707 on display in the UK to twisted metal aprt from the noses which will go to museums.
What I dont understatnd is why Cosford doesnt want them and would rather see them scrapped, why BA have ordered them to be scrapped instead of finding a new home for this historic collection and why they arnt being offered for sale for preservation. It seems extremely pointless to just destroy them.

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User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3524 times:

i cant help but feel guilty about it.

from what ive read the 707 and trident cockpit will be chopped off and transferred to the museum of flight by Edinburgh. i think this is utterly depressing after seeing the photographs of them in great condition at cosford. i would rather they stayed there in 1 piece for people to enjoy properly rather than a little bit of them come up here. should have either shipped them up here in their entirety or left them where they were

very sad indeed. the shots of the 707 in the database look great  Sad such a shame to lose what must be the only full 707 and trident left in BA colours.

 cry 


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3515 times:

Quoting Gary2880 (Reply 1):
i would rather they stayed there in 1 piece for people to enjoy properly rather than a little bit of them come up here.

I agree. I'd be able to nip along the road to see them but I'd rather they remained intact somewhere else.


User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

what is it were getting again?

nose of the Trident and 707, a whole viscount... and there was something else too.. cannie mine


User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2595 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3499 times:

When is this due to happen? If it is not for a while, I'd like to go there and get some shots.

Disgraceful!


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 41
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3498 times:

Quoting Gary2880 (Reply 3):
a whole viscount

Well, that's a bonus.

I was a member of the Aircraft Preservation Society of Scotland a few years back but I let my membership lapse. I really must get off my backside and renew it.. and get along to West Fortune again. I think I said that here last year but this time it's nae kiddin'.  Smile


User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 14 hours ago) and read 3420 times:

Quoting David L (Reply 5):
West Fortune

That'll be East Fortune then?? Great Concorde display, the rest is depressingly poor and I feel sorry for the Comet they have, once a great aircraft but now well past its sell by date. Should be unber cover at least

And the scrapping of the BA heritage collection is sacrilege.

[Edited 2006-05-20 17:09:24]

User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 41
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 3404 times:

Quoting Scotty (Reply 6):
Quoting David L (Reply 5):
West Fortune

That'll be East Fortune then??

Aw, bollox! Er... I had the map upside down.

Quoting Scotty (Reply 6):
I feel sorry for the Comet they have, once a great aircraft but now well past its sell by date.

Don't quote me on this but I'm sure I heard that work on the other aircraft was stopped to get the Concorde ready.


User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 7 hours ago) and read 3397 times:

Heya,

One persons loss, is anothers gain. The reason that the aircraft are being moved, is because Cosford Museum was not taking enough care of the aircraft.

East Fortune Museum will be receving the following aircraft:

- Boeing 707-436: Forward Fuselage Only
- HST 1C: Nose Section Only
- Vickers Viscount: Complete Aircraft
- BAC 1-11: Complete Aircraft

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 41
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

Quoting Dogfighter2111 (Reply 8):

Woohoo, a complete BAC 1-11, too. It's still a shame about the Trident, though.


User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 3389 times:

Quoting David L (Reply 9):

Heya,

Yeh. I really would've liked a whole Trident and B707. The BAC 1-11 aswell.

As far as i really care, the Vickers could get scrapped. Although, we should be really lucky with the aircraft we are getting and after saying that, the Vickers will look really nice.

The good thing about the BAC 1-11 is that you will be able to walk through it. Enter via the forward retractable stairs, and exit through the rear steps.

Thanks
Mike


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