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tomwilliams007
03-22-2004, 12:53 PM
I know this is off topic but the worlds only surviving Blenheim has crashed and needs donations! I want as many people to see this as possible. The aircraft is based at duxford, anyone who is willing to donate some money to duxford which is in desperate need of money for the blenheim, please search for "Duxford Air Museum" on google. You will get info thier for giving donations to them. I thought it would be a good idea to put this thread on as this is such a great community and it would be great if IC maddox could create a relationship with a museum such as duxford.

tomwilliams007
03-22-2004, 12:53 PM
I know this is off topic but the worlds only surviving Blenheim has crashed and needs donations! I want as many people to see this as possible. The aircraft is based at duxford, anyone who is willing to donate some money to duxford which is in desperate need of money for the blenheim, please search for "Duxford Air Museum" on google. You will get info thier for giving donations to them. I thought it would be a good idea to put this thread on as this is such a great community and it would be great if IC maddox could create a relationship with a museum such as duxford.

crazyivan1970
03-22-2004, 12:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tomwilliams007:
I know this is off topic but the worlds only surviving Blenheim has crashed and needs donations! I want as many people to see this as possible. The aircraft is based at duxford, anyone who is willing to donate some money to duxford which is in desperate need of money for the blenheim, please search for "Duxford Air Museum" on google. You will get info thier for giving donations to them. I thought it would be a good idea to put this thread on as this is such a great community and it would be great if IC maddox could create a relationship with a museum such as duxford.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Man... you are something http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Dunkelgrun
03-22-2004, 01:05 PM
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Man... you are something http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Where on earth was it before?
Btw, this isn't a new crash, it happened a while ago.
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tomwilliams007
03-22-2004, 01:11 PM
The Blenhiem crashed in mid 2003 at duxford during an Airshow. The plane bent its wings and I think broke its fusalarge during a landing accident. Its going to take 5 years to repair anyway.

crazyivan1970
03-22-2004, 01:19 PM
It was in ORR http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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tomwilliams007
03-22-2004, 01:28 PM
What do you mean by ORR. Thanks

VW-IceFire
03-22-2004, 01:35 PM
Olegs Ready Room = ORR.

There's actually another surviving Blenheim thats slowly being restored. Its actually not a Blenheim but a Bollingbroke (a Mark 4 Blenheim built in Canada).

If I had lots of money I'd donate in a second but I already donate to one warbird organization so thats probably enough.

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tomwilliams007
03-22-2004, 01:43 PM
nice to know that u do donate though.

GonzoX
03-22-2004, 01:48 PM
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If it was the LAST ONE then why was it being flown in the first place?!?

Why is it that rich little yuppies get to fly and own these rare birds and when they wreck the things they proclaim it's historical value and how us poor working class slobs should all pitch-in to fix the thing.

Am I the only one here who sees this?

I say let the rich bastard that flew it pay for it. And then sentence him to prison for destroying a national treasure!

Damn I feel better now.

trumper
03-22-2004, 01:58 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gifThe Blenhiem did'nt crash during a display ,it was returning to Duxford and ran out of fuel,the simplistic answer.
As for the reply by Gonzo
"If it was the LAST ONE then why was it being flown in the first place?!?

Why is it that rich little yuppies get to fly and own these rare birds and when they wreck the things they proclaim it's historical value and how us poor working class slobs should all pitch-in to fix the thing.

Am I the only one here who sees this?

I say let the rich bastard that flew it pay for it. And then sentence him to prison for destroying a national treasure!"

WHAT A TWIT,if it was'nt for these people you would'nt see half the aircraft that are now flying restored,let alone where they should be ,IN THE AIR.
How many of these aircraft would've been rotting away in a scrap yard never to be seen by ANYONE unless these people restored them,BAH NOW I FEEL BETTER. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Arm_slinger
03-22-2004, 02:03 PM
If they were asking for donations i dont think they are rich yuppies some how http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif. The plane as like the rest of the warbirds are flown for the enjoyment of the people involved on them and the public who appriciate them. The companies/ organisations that do this a re purely volunteers. These planes should be in the air, its where they belong, it being the last of a kind means it should be in the air more than anything. Its age doesnt mean anything. If it can be maintained to the required standard then it should fly

I would donate as well if i had the money availible http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

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tomwilliams007
03-22-2004, 02:14 PM
The Blenheim is owned by Duxford not by a rich yuppie. All the work is restoration work is done by volounteers not rich yuppies. I for one am going to be doing volountary enginnering work on that plane soon.
Some people hey, they judge a book by its cover and read selected lines.

abica
03-22-2004, 03:49 PM
Yeah they sure do belong in the air, like someone getting a great bottle of wine and not drinking it because its too rare/expensive. Or buying an old (yet serviceable) rifle and keeping it locked away and being afraid to shoot it. To hell with all that nonsense!

icrash
03-22-2004, 08:47 PM
The Dauntless at the Lonestar Flight Museum wound up in a muddy pasture a while back. They are working on getting her back up & flying. I gave a little $. They lost pilot & a Wildcat at the Wings over Houson last year. Anyone know if the Confederate Airforce still flies their P-38? I heard it had an engine go out one year and it spooked them to fly it.

Obi_Kwiet
03-22-2004, 08:54 PM
Look, trumper, it was his AC, not the governemnt's, or the people's. He built it on his time and money and he has the right to blow it if he wants. If you or the rest of the nation wanted to build one and not fly it fo it. But don't take his away.

GonzoX
03-22-2004, 10:05 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by trumper:
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gifThe Blenhiem did'nt crash during a display ,it was returning to Duxford and ran out of fuel,the simplistic answer.
As for the reply by Gonzo
"If it was the LAST ONE then why was it being flown in the first place?!?

Why is it that rich little yuppies get to fly and own these rare birds and when they wreck the things they proclaim it's historical value and how us poor working class slobs should all pitch-in to fix the thing.

Am I the only one here who sees this?

I say let the rich bastard that flew it pay for it. And then sentence him to prison for destroying a national treasure!"

WHAT A TWIT,if it was'nt for these people you would'nt see half the aircraft that are now flying restored,let alone where they should be ,IN THE AIR.
How many of these aircraft would've been rotting away in a scrap yard never to be seen by ANYONE unless these people restored them,BAH NOW I FEEL BETTER. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

No!

If it wasn't for the rich yuppies owning and wrecking the things then they would be in a museum where they belong, being protected and maintained.

If they are rich enough to buy and fly them then they should have enough money to dontate them to history.

You want to make them out to be some kind of godsend to the aviation community but in reality they are simply rich little boys with toys they do not deserve.

And now they want OUR money?!? How ironic.

Screw that. You can worship them if you want to but do not diss me because I do not agree with your rosy outlook on historical plane ownership for recreation reasons.

GonzoX
03-22-2004, 10:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tomwilliams007:
The Blenheim is owned by Duxford not by a rich yuppie. All the work is restoration work is done by volounteers not rich yuppies. I for one am going to be doing volountary enginnering work on that plane soon.
Some people hey, they judge a book by its cover and read selected lines.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I was speaking in general terms.
And most of the older flyable WWII planes are in fact owned privately so deal with it.

One fact remains...it should not have been flying in the first place if it had such historical value.

GonzoX
03-22-2004, 10:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Obi_Kwiet:
Look, trumper, it was his AC, not the governemnt's, or the people's. He built it on his time and money and he has the right to blow it if he wants. If you or the rest of the nation wanted to build one and not fly it fo it. But don't take his away.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

If that's the case then don't come here asking for donations then. Simple huh?

Rajvosa
03-23-2004, 01:17 AM
A plane that doesn't fly is like a nun. A waste of a beautiful thing! What the heck is the point of them sitting in a museum and slowly rotting away? Put them in their true elemnt, the air, I say. If we want to see them grounded, we can check them up during winter when they don't fly anyway.

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trumper
03-23-2004, 01:59 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Obi_Kwiet:
Look, trumper, it was his AC, not the governemnt's, or the people's. He built it on his time and money and he has the right to blow it if he wants. If you or the rest of the nation wanted to build one and not fly it fo it. But don't take his away.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes i know,i think you quoted the wrong person,please re read my posting above ,Thanks.

As for Gonzos post above,if it was'nt for private owners that use both employees and volunteers you would'nt see these beautiful planes at all,how many would still be left to rot.
In the UK the BBMF and i think the F A A are nationally operated AND they STILL fly their /our aircraft AND they STILL crash,not just private owned planes..
One other point ,NO-ONE is FORCING anyone to donate any money,but if people don't help then you don't get to see these beautiful aircraft where they belong.You can live in an plane free enviroment if you like but myself and many others do not wish to. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

[This message was edited by trumper on Tue March 23 2004 at 01:17 AM.]

NegativeGee
03-23-2004, 03:08 AM
Poor Blenheim.... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

IIRC, this is not the first time a restored Blenheim has become a bad prang.

Still, unlike the first example (which was reduced to scrap) this one is repairable and everyone walked away in one piece, so thats the main thing.

Check out the Aircraft Restoration Company, who did the work on these wonderful planes:

http://www.arc-duxford.co.uk/frame.htm

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tomwilliams007
03-23-2004, 08:53 AM
for the second damn time, the blenheim is oned by Duxford which can only keep these aircraft running using donations and govermount money. As duxford is a national museum not a privately owned one. The Blenheim is not owned by rich yuppies, it is of to much historical important.

tomwilliams007
03-23-2004, 10:10 AM
Shove this up your arse GonzoX, i just read your other comments and I am pretty pissed off. The Blenheim as I have tried to say god knows how many times, is owned by Duxford which was set up through the NATIONAL HERRITAGE, not by a rich yuppie. All the funds to keep that in the air come from the govermount and the good people who give donations so that they can see these beutiful machines fly. GonzoX is one of those people who judge a book by its cover and read between selected lines. Is anyone actullly listening to me.

trumper
03-23-2004, 10:40 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tomwilliams007:
Shove this up your arse GonzoX, i just read your other comments and I am pretty pissed off. The Blenheim as I have tried to say god knows how many times, is owned by Duxford which was set up through the NATIONAL HERRITAGE, not by a rich yuppie. All the funds to keep that in the air come from the govermount and the good people who give donations so that they can see these beutiful machines fly. GonzoX is one of those people who judge a book by its cover and read between selected lines. Is anyone actullly listening to me.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/34.gif ROFL,nice one Tom,how did Gonzo become interested in aircraft and flying in f/b if no-one had restored anything for people to appreciate,whether flying or not.OH well

tomwilliams007
03-23-2004, 10:43 AM
Oh year by the way once I have finished my GCSE's I am going to set up my own Squadron anyone interested?

tomwilliams007
03-23-2004, 10:49 AM
Oh yes, If anyone wants pictures to model a B-17 or Short Sunderland (Flying Porcupine, I could get them. As i am starting volountary consevation (engineering/maintance) at duxford so I will be allowed in the cockpits and stations to take photos. If IC Maddox cannot get reference pics for thier heavy bombers, why not develope a relationship with a museum like duxford. Maybe the could donate money to them because as they are a comapany they would get tax benfits. Which would u rather pay tax or donations + then duxford would be willing to work with them on BoB.

_VR_ScorpionWorm
03-23-2004, 10:55 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tomwilliams007:
Oh yes, If anyone wants pictures to model a B-17 or Short Sunderland (Flying Porcupine, I could get them. As i am starting volountary consevation (engineering/maintance) at duxford so I will be allowed in the cockpits and stations to take photos. If IC Maddox cannot get reference pics for thier heavy bombers, why not develope a relationship with a museum like duxford. Maybe the could donate money to them because as they are a comapany they would get tax benfits. Which would u rather pay tax or donations + then duxford would be willing to work with them on BoB.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You might want to look for that in the ORR, or post that in the ORR, I know they were modelling the B-17 and a few other aircraft for BoB so drop them a line over there. Just make sure it has to do with modelling the aircraft. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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03-23-2004, 11:00 AM
Do they have a me410 or me210 at duxford!! They are desperatly looking for closeup cockpit photos over at the netwings development forum for one of those but they are running out of time.

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Cess_Wizard
03-30-2004, 02:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lbhskier37:
Do they have a me410 or me210 at duxford!! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
No they dont