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TF104G
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The End?

Post by TF104G » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:22 pm

With the cancellation of Nimrod MRA 4................................is that the end of this iconic site?

Whilst I don't want to be accused of 'living in the past' - some of our Aviation Greatest achievements were launched from this site and the freedom we enjoy today directly linked to the brave bomber crews of the Lancaster and the Cold War deterrent provided by the Vulcan.

The prospect of another retail park or low cost housing estate rising from the ashes of our once proud heritage with pathetic road names such as Anson Drive, Roe way, Vulcan road etc etc will probably be our only reminder of this proud home of AVRO.

It's a sad, sad end for a once vibrant, proud and dynamic workforce.

Rest in peace

flat cap
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closing early next year

Post by flat cap » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:36 am

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flat cap
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Re: The End?

Post by flat cap » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:54 am

Doors close on monday. Hangars now completely empty.

EDIT: see here-

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Mario Balotelli
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Re: The End?

Post by Mario Balotelli » Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:09 pm

Woodford is the very reason I got into aircraft as a young child - it will always be with me in my heart & memories. And a few photos of the airshows!

How about a Woodford photos thread in memory of this proud & important site?

Anyone know what has/is happening to the Vulcan XM603 - I'm sure it's been moved/destroyed as I couldn't see it over on the airfield from the main road yesterday. Hopefully someone who can preserve it has bought it.

flat cap
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Re: The End?

Post by flat cap » Tue May 03, 2011 8:16 am

'603 was still there at the weekend, no news on its future/demise. The RJX is now sat ominously between the hangars as well.........
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mhm
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Re: The End?

Post by mhm » Tue May 10, 2011 7:47 am

Could it end up at Manchester to join the others on display. Not far to move it
Regards
Mike

flat cap
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Re: The End?

Post by flat cap » Tue May 10, 2011 8:15 am

see here:

http://www.iconicaircraft.co.uk/forum/v ... f=8&t=4374" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

603 is in a bad state. It looks like the nose is being saved though.
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Re: The End?

Post by EGVP » Tue May 10, 2011 8:26 am

XM603 can't be moved too far, especially not broken up and moved, it'll never survive it (It's in a worse state than the one at Blackpool was!).

I thought the RJX was owned by Oxford Aviation Academy?
I should probably change my name to EGCC again.

flat cap
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Re: The End?

Post by flat cap » Tue May 10, 2011 9:39 am

It was until very recently. Can't say any more at the mo.
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