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Douglas DC6 G-APSA To Be Scrapped In February 2018

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  • Fouga23
    Rank 5 Registered User

    #21
    Shame how much can change in 10 years
    Magister Aviation
    It's all in my book

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    • kartman
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      #22
      The DC6 Diner website is still live, had a couple of meals there a few years back, great experience. Has it definitely closed, if so when did they shut the doors?..............Martin
      pb::

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      • farnboroughrob
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        #23
        I have heard there is a stay of execution on PSA while a possible deal is put together. At least something is being tried, I can say no more.

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        • richw_82
          White Knuckle Airlines

          #24
          The DC-6 Diner had a 'Closed until Further Notice' sign put up around the end of October last year. As of last week it was still that way.

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          • keithnewsome
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            #25
            Oh dear ... fingers crossed ! couple of photos from better days !

            Keith




            NOSTALGIA ..... It's not what it used to be .....

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            • Argonaut
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              #26
              This is really bad news, after the loss of the C-54 at North Weald, I have great memories of a night flight to Coventry in 1992 in G-SIXC, I hope somehow these 2 can be saved.

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              • WB981
                Rank 5 Registered User

                #27
                I read a post on another forum today where the director of the firm which moved the VC10 to Cosford said that it was not going to be scrapped and knowing the individual I am confident that it will live on!

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                • farnboroughrob
                  Rank 5 Registered User

                  #28
                  Good news, lets hope it is heading south as I heard a few days ago? Time will tell.

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                  • Propstrike
                    Rank 5 Registered User

                    #29
                    It's a WW2 era (virtually) aeroplane in great condition. It seems just nuts to be talking about scrapping it.

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                    • Flying_Pencil
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                      #30
                      SAVE THE 6's!
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                      Since 2004 dedicated to researching Do-17, 1000+ period photos, manuals, history, technology to put aircraft in perspective.

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                      • farnboroughrob
                        Rank 5 Registered User

                        #31
                        Interesting about the removal by road of a 6. The people who I know are planning to fly PSA out so don't know if it is SIXC that is planned to be removed by road by GJD?? Any ideas??

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                        • farnboroughrob
                          Rank 5 Registered User

                          #32
                          Just a little update via some second hand information that PSA is not under threat at the moment. Everything is on hold while somebody I know is trying to put together a rescue bid. The site of a new home has been secured, and in fact PSA would be returning to it's first home in the UK, and by air. However money , as ever, is the issue. Will keep you posted with anything I hear.
                          If anybody hears anything else please share.

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                          • Fouga23
                            Rank 5 Registered User

                            #33
                            let's hope it works out!
                            Magister Aviation
                            It's all in my book

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                            • Nad
                              Nad
                              Rank 5 Registered User

                              #34
                              A plan to save both aircraft is trying to be put together at this moment. It is a real rescue plan and not just rumour.

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                              • Merlin Power
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                                #35
                                Good to hear, thanks for keeping us all updated. Good luck to all involved.

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                                • merlin85
                                  Rank 4 Registered User

                                  #36
                                  Interesting thread this, I've always loved the DC6. A couple of years ago (it might be longer, time flies), I was chatting to a chap who had something to do with the company/owner in the Cayman islands. He was explaining how they needed to raise 4 million, as it needs a respar due to the spar being drilled as a start of converting it into a bar, similar to the diner idea with SIXC.

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                                  • HP81
                                    Rank 5 Registered User

                                    #37
                                    I really hope that these aircraft get saved. The last time that I visited PSA I was told that there was an issue with corrosion in horizontal stabiliser.
                                    The only trouble with Blackbushe is the lack of a descent hangar.

                                    S.B.
                                    Props are best!

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                                    • Hooligan
                                      Rank 4 Registered User

                                      #38
                                      I hope so too, I thought 'PSA was one of the best acts on the airshow circuit in recent years...

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                                      • farnboroughrob
                                        Rank 5 Registered User

                                        #39
                                        Latest I have heard on PSA Is 2million is required to get her airworthy, even for a ferry flight. So if she were to return to Blackbushe it would be by road. need to win the lottery!

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                                        • merlin85
                                          Rank 4 Registered User

                                          #40
                                          As much as I would like to see her flying again, as seen with other projects raising that kind of money is nigh on impossible! And I'm certain if someone had that to give, it would more likely go to the Mosquito, Typhoon or Sea Vixen, types that have a recognized air show demand as warbirds. It's a nice thought, but as a realist I'd not bet a penny on APSA flying anywhere!

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