Give a million to this?
15 years of hard work to get to where it is now, it would be a shame for it to end up in the corner of a hanger doing nothing.
Because they're not Scottish bankers? I believe that's where all the money goes.
Shame but I dont see why tax payers money should be wasted on it
Because its a weapon of mass destruction and should be seen as such, should be recycled into fridges for the third world.
Also 15 years of a waste of time, and effort, get a proper job.
A letter from high-profile supporters, including Sir Richard Branson, appeared in a national newspaper last week calling for the government to intervene.
The open letter, also signed by Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, author Frederick Forsyth and Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Knight, demanded the Vulcan be given a place on the RAF's memorial flight.
Vulcan XH558 was restored at Bruntingthorpe aerodrome with more than £2m from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £5m in other donations.
The aircraft, which used to be based at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire, took part in several displays last summer in front of an estimated 1.5m people.
But the costs of simply keeping the aircraft in flying condition, about £80,000 a month, have not been met because corporate sponsorship has been falling.
Spensive hobby, for enthusiasts. Don't see as how keeping one flying is in the interests of National culture or history. S'already had loads of money spent on it. Stick it in a museum, or get some of they rich buggers to fund it, if they care so much about it!
Sorry, but how many thousands of other 'worthy causes' are there? Keeping an old 'plane flying isn't exactly top priority for this country atm.
But the costs of simply keeping the aircraft in flying condition, about £80,000 a month
What a waste of money.
Almost a million a year to keep it in flying condition? Sorry. No. Its In tip top viewing shape. I'm sure it can be reawakened at a later date when we are all flush again. I know people will reel off the massive costs of keeping a squadron of Harriers going for a month but the Vulcan is a museum piece compared.
I suggest they work out which MP's likely to pop their clogs next (preferably a Scottish one) and move their entire workforce to the constituency. Guaranteed government funding that way.
it would be a shame for it to end up in the corner of a hanger doing nothing.
It's where every other Vulcan ended up
That's probably the least worthwhile cause I can think of.
ah well. I'll tell them I'll have it.
any old iron ?
i've got a austin metro from the same era, requires about £800 to get it back on the road. Should they also fun that?
Loan it to Duxford, im sure they will gladly exhibit a mint condition one for a few years while the owners raise the funds.
How do you propose to pay back the money? What profit shareing will the government get.
The invested money in the bank as loans and shares. They get the money back plus interest also profits from share values going up over 5-10 years
I think once we get down to this level there really is no cause too trivial.
CFH was looking for a "city runaround" quite recently, iirc.
Besides, a Vulcan is considerably more stylish than a s/s road bike - the hated fixie riders could then be "owned with bomber."
also profits from share values going up over 5-10 years
And your investment horizon is what, 20 minutes?
PMSL @ noteeth!
Why, do you reckon 5 years will be long enough to turn a profit on those?
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