Farewell Aviodrome

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  1. Marcel

    Marcel Well-Known Member

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    Last week, the dutch national air- and space museum Aviodrome closed it's doors forever after going bankrupt. Our government didn't want to support because they rather throw away money in bottom-less pits like the Greece corruption and other European countries.
    The whole collection will be sold to the higest bidder and so will probably mostly lost for our country. This includes the famous "Uiver", world's only real flying DC2, one of 2 still existing Fokker F.VII's, the last remaining Dutch warplane from May 1940, a Fokker C.V. and many other rare birds.
    See below some pics I made in better times...

    Uiver taxing:
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    Wright flyer
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    Connie, flyable:
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    Fokker C.V:
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    Fokker F.II:
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  2. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Such a shame. Too bad some private buyer can not come along and keep it in your country.
     
  3. Airframes

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    That's terrible news Marcel! I hope some miracle can happen to save the collection, and keep it in Holland.
     
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    Terrible to hear :( Let's hope for the best with regards to the collection.
     
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    Yes it is. There are rumours that KLM wants to buy the Uiver. which could bee good. But let's wait. I'll believe it when it happens
     
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    Dang, that sucks. I'm hoping some aviator/collector steps forward and takes the whole collection for display elsewhere.
     
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    Very sad news Marcel. As with the rest I hope to hear that there was a last minute reprieve by a private investor.


    Wheels
     
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    That just <BLEEPING> blows!
     
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    With all here. Hopefully some one will purchase the entire collection and leave it where it's at. :(
     
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    man...that just sucks....:(
     
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    Such a shame. :(
     
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    Damn shame. Irreplaceable aircraft and very shortsighted of your Government. Don't fret we'll be selling everything soon as well....
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  13. Marcel

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    Some mderatly good news. A group of 20 Organisations is trying to make a rescue. Have good hopes but they have to be quick.
     
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    What a shame. :( I hope the entire economical situation will change as soon as possible.
     
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    that is simply horrible! that such an institution with its fine collection would be let go. what is really the bad part is there are probably dozens of worthless "projects" that could be scrubbed instead of that. you have my condolences, marcel. hopefully one of those groups or a collaberation of several of them will prevail.
     
  16. Marcel

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    #16 Marcel, Mar 22, 2012
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    Well, looks like we'll might have a restart. The Libema group, a well known owner of dutch amusement parks seems to have bought the whole stuff. Tomorrow they'll give a press conference about their plans.
     
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    Hopefully good news Marcel.

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  18. Marcel

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    Yeah, first see it then believe it. We'll see. It's quite a rare collection that should not be sold to the highest bider.
     
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    Hope it works out well Marcel. I'd hate to see them keep some stuff as 'attractions', and sell-off the rest.
     
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    I hope that's the way it works out.
     
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