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Offline Brian McBride

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Avro Shackleton - When will we get a museum in Ballykelly
« on: April 05, 2017, 12:45:49 PM »
When will we ever get a Shackleton museum at Ballykelly?
There must be a corner of the airfield available, despite the developments.
Great tourist attraction bring money to the area, especially if we had an aircraft!
The Shackleton Project:  "Shackleton WR963 - The Return to Flight"https://www.facebook.c om/avro.shackleton2/?fref=ts is underway in Coventry, but has money problems.
Could we persuade local politicians to grant support a project in N.Ireland?
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Re: Avro Shackleton - When will we get a museum in Ballykelly
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 12:54:48 PM »
It would be terrific if the backing could be gained for such a venture.

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Re: Avro Shackleton - When will we get a museum in Ballykelly
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 12:59:24 PM »
Much as I'd love to see a Shack locally, I wouldn't have thought it likely to happen at the Ballykelly site for reasons which are mainly political.
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Re: Avro Shackleton - When will we get a museum in Ballykelly
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2017, 05:46:48 PM »
Could we persuade local politicians to grant support a project in N.Ireland?


Politicians agreeing about anything in this country is highly unlikely  :-X
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Re: Avro Shackleton - When will we get a museum in Ballykelly
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2017, 06:51:13 PM »
My neighbour used to work on Shacks when he joined the RAF. He speaks of them so fondly

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Re: Avro Shackleton - When will we get a museum in Ballykelly
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2017, 07:13:07 PM »
I`ve spoken to a few people who served on Shackleton`s and it seems it was a very popular aircraft despite being desperately noisey due to contra-rotating props etc.

There were two at Paphos Airport in Cyprus-they used to sit were there is now a car rental park.

Both Aircraft are visable on google earth at the western end of the taxiway.......WL747 and WL757

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Paphos+International+Airport+(PFO)/@34.718257,32.4723382,2417m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xbfbccf7db27e7048!8m2!3d34.7135493!4d32.4828119


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Re: Avro Shackleton - When will we get a museum in Ballykelly
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2017, 09:06:52 PM »
This is the Americans do it. http://www.avroshackleton.com/