OMG! 558 engine runs

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OMG! 558 engine runs

Postby Mayfly » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:52 pm

Have you seen the cost for the 558 engine run in May. =))

£100 a pop! :-o


Compare that to 655 & Southend 426 access.
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Re: OMG! 558 engine runs

Postby Minty4371 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:07 pm

I can not afford it. :(
I do NOT have any Photo ID. :(

I can't afford to do much now. :(( :((
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Re: OMG! 558 engine runs

Postby Spitfire » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:21 pm

Mayfly wrote:Have you seen the cost for the 558 engine run in May. =))

£100 a pop! :-o


Compare that to 655 & Southend 426 access.


Its totally OBSCENE is what it is ... O B S C E N E X( X(

Also compare it to the cost of seeing a group of dedicated volunteers start up 4 contra rotating Griffons on WR963...

http://www.avroshackleton.co.uk/news/17th-march-2018-tle-dusk-run-warm-up-run

Last December's run was £35 including soup and a roll ....and not a single salary in sight :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: OMG! 558 engine runs

Postby Mayfly » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:11 am

Well I suppose it's supply and demand, if they can sell the tickets there's obviously a demand but personally I wouldn't pay a £100 to go to an airshow if 558 and a dozen other classic aircraft were displaying.
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Re: OMG! 558 engine runs

Postby Spitfire » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:21 am

Mayfly wrote:Well I suppose it's supply and demand, if they can sell the tickets there's obviously a demand but personally I wouldn't pay a £100 to go to an airshow if 558 and a dozen other classic aircraft were displaying.


Well the people who 'demand' it are warped in some way in my humble opinion - there should be NO ONE who would STILL pay that stupid money to what is, basically, a failed gravy train organisation, to see something that is not anywhere near unique in this country .... for as you have indicated it is being performed by volunteer groups at minimal cost elsewhere ~x(
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Re: OMG! 558 engine runs

Postby Sooty655 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:41 pm

Spitfire wrote:
Mayfly wrote:Well I suppose it's supply and demand, if they can sell the tickets there's obviously a demand but personally I wouldn't pay a £100 to go to an airshow if 558 and a dozen other classic aircraft were displaying.


Well the people who 'demand' it are warped in some way in my humble opinion - there should be NO ONE who would STILL pay that stupid money to what is, basically, a failed gravy train organisation, to see something that is not anywhere near unique in this country .... for as you have indicated it is being performed by volunteer groups at minimal cost elsewhere ~x(

And done on complete and representative Avro Vulcans, not an empty shell.

I note the £100 doesn't include a cockpit visit.
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Re: OMG! 558 engine runs

Postby RLN » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:47 pm

For £100 I'd want to be driving it.
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