Re: Vulcan Scramble comes to Coventry
We did indeed suffer with a couple of no-shows last year.
People don't seem to understand that we're displaying an aging airframe with a limited parts resource.
If a Red Arrow has a problem at an airshow, they roll out Red Ten and nobody is any the wiser - we don't have that liberty.
We were not able to attend all the airshows we had planned to for a number of reasons.
Last year was the first airshow season 558 had attended in 16 years - and in my opinion she did a sterling job.
This year with more money and more support (and without the crushing disappointment of RIAT being cancelled), we will do better.
If 558 is not displayed this year, it will be the nail in the coffin for this incredible aircraft.
Our aim is to "honour the past and inspire the future" - inspiring young engineers into the trade - in return helping to heave Britain out of recession!
There may well be a number of issues closer to your heart but there is none closer to mine.
I'm not asking your guys for money, only for your time to escort the car into Coventry and make the day spectacular for the Vulcan, for the museum and for Alfa owners.