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Morayvia latest?

Post by Unknown74 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:43 pm

What is the latest news on the Morayvia project. If any?

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Post by nimgen » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:09 pm

Still working hard on the project. XV244 still at Kinloss Barracks and in good shape and being looked after by a team carrying out regular husbandry tasks. Programme of events growing for 2013 for mobile exhibits, the front end of XV240 on its own trailer being the main one - see website. Now also have a Jet Provost T4 cockpit on loan and on a new trailer and have also just acquired a Vampire T11 cockpit. Still looking for new members who can join through the website for a small monthly fee.

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Post by Unknown74 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:20 pm

Are you likely to actually get a Sea King?

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Post by whiteout75 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:33 pm

I note that the Vampire cockpit is XD425 ex-Dumfries museum. Does anyone know where this and the JP are located - possible to view?

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Post by Bluetail » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:19 am

Morayvia will be displaying our Nimrod in Elgin this Sunday, why not come along and say hello
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Post by Unknown74 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:31 pm

Just had a thought, if with the imminent disbandment of 617 in a few months time and if they are by any chance reducing the number of GR.4s (if they are that is) then why don't the Morayvia Team not try and get one of the 617 Sqdn Special tail Tornado GR.4s?

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Post by oldsarbouy » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:13 pm

We have lodged an official interest in acquiring a Sea King when they come up for disposal and we are certainly considering a Tornado and possibly a Buccaneer. Sales of our limited edition VC10 malt whisky are also going well with some still left at Glen Moray in Elgin, 01343 550900, if anyone is interested. Proceeds are being shared equally between Morayvia and the RAF Benevolent Fund.

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Post by Pushing Tin » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:39 am

Unknown74 wrote:Just had a thought, if with the imminent disbandment of 617 in a few months time and if they are by any chance reducing the number of GR.4s (if they are that is) then why don't the Morayvia Team not try and get one of the 617 Sqdn Special tail Tornado GR.4s?
Because the fleet will be distributed to make up service numbers on other squadrons. Once they reach their end of service life they will be disposed of as they will be handed back to BAe.

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Post by Unknown74 » Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:36 pm

Just had to express my extreme delight that the Sea King bid for Morayvia has been successful. Well done to all those involved with the bid - congratulations.

Good luck with the rest of the project.

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Post by Bluetail » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:27 am

I am pleased to announce that the Morayvia STEP Centre will be opening its doors to the public from Saturday October 10th. Opening hours for the time being will be 12pm to 4pm and the initial opening will be 10th to 13th Admission will be £5 for adults £3 for children with Under 3 years old getting in for free. All 5 aircraft exhibits will be open to view and climb into as part of the entry fee with volunteers on hand to talk with you and explain about the aircraft. In addition there is an extensive insight into SAR operations, Nimrod and Kinloss memorabilia.

The centre is located on the south side of Kinloss Barracks in the former Abbeylands primary school, just head for the Southside Estate and you will see the Sea King HAR3 quite clearly off to your right hand side.
Post Code for Sat Navs is IV36 3YB....North Road
Aircraft on display, Sea King HAR3, Nimrod Fuselage, Canberra, Jet Provost and Vampire cockpits. We also have a well stocked shop and seating area.

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Post by Bluetail » Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:26 pm

Winter opening hours are as follows
Saturday 11am to 3pm
Sundays 11am to 3pm

Midweek opening now only on specific (TBD) occasions
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Post by Unknown74 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:29 pm

Any news on when and if the complete Nimrod will be joining the party?

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Post by Bluetail » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:29 pm

XV244 will be remaining in her current location for the foreseeable future, a small feasibility study was conducted earlier this year and in essence it is possible to move her to the Morayvia Centre. With the awaited SDSR 2015 details of what is happening to Kinloss Barracks everything has been put on hold.
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Post by Bluetail » Thu May 12, 2016 9:39 am

Morayvia is now open every weekend from 11am to 6pm, (last visitors accepted up to 4pm). We have been out and about already this year with Canberra TT18 WJ721, visiting Gordonstoun School two weeks ago, and she is on the road again this Sunday (15th ) to Gordon Castle in Fochabers.
All other aircraft are open to sit in, that is Vampire T.11 Sea King, Nimrod and Jet Provost with volunteers manning each exhibit, if your thing is Fire Engines we now have 3, again all are accessible. Additional exhibits are being sourced all the time with the recent acquisition of a Micro Biplane Aviation TIGER CUB G-MJSV.
Just to confirm Nimrod XV244 is not accessible but can easily be viewed from the Findhorn Road.
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Post by Contrail1958 » Thu May 12, 2016 1:17 pm

Will you be attending Jim sitting in your rocking chair by the fireplace? :lol:

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Post by Bluetail » Thu May 12, 2016 3:10 pm

Contrail1958 wrote:Will you be attending Jim sitting in your rocking chair by the fireplace? :lol:
Folding deck chair Paul
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Post by Bluetail » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:05 am

A new exhibit has arrived, the fuselage of Antonov 2P HA-MKE arrived on Thursday June 2nd. The wings will arrive later this month and rebuild will be commenced. This is the only An-2 on display in the UK
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Post by Xrailman » Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:34 pm

Afternoon

I see on another site that Morayvia has acquired WN957 Hunter F5 cockpit from owner in Stockport.
Can anyone confirm if it has arrived and on display.

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Post by ArabJazzie » Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:14 pm

Bluetail wrote:, if your thing is Fire Engines we now have 3, again all are accessible.
When i read that, i didnt think one would be like my daily driver! :thumbs:
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Post by nimgen » Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:17 pm

X railmen - In answer to your question, WN957 (Hawker Hunter Mk F5) is now at Morayvia and is being prepped for display. The date when the new display area will be opened will be announced on the Morayvia website and Facebook page.

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