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Aviation Heritage => Restorations => Topic started by: Editor on February 16, 2009, 12:30:41 PM



Title: Y2K Spitfire sold
Post by: Editor on February 16, 2009, 12:30:41 PM
Comox Air Force Museum in Canada has sold its Y2K Spitfire under restoration. Lack of funds.

http://www2.canada.com/comoxvalleyecho/news/story.html?id=ca63bdab-72f0-4a5a-9af6-df612a9c9835


Title: Re: Y2K Spitfire sold
Post by: canspit on May 02, 2009, 07:51:51 AM
The Y2-K Spitfire was not sold, it has been donated to it's new owners. After 71/2 years of soliciting funds from supporters the Comox Air Force Museum gave up on the project. The volunteers did not give up the museum did. Well over 40,000 people, groups, foundations, Veterans supported this project finacialy with a dream to see it fly over Vancouver Island. Once completed or maybe even sooner, the Spitfire will be moved to Eastern Canada and in all probability will never grace the skies over Vancouver Island. A lot of dissapointed people will be very selective when they donate money to support the restoration of any projects at an Air Force Museum in the future. If a museum can sell any articfact that has been funded by supporters one should be cautious when making donations for such worthy causes.


Title: Re: Y2K Spitfire sold
Post by: Canuck on May 02, 2009, 09:43:29 PM
The article from the local Comox paper seems pretty accurate, according to my information.



Title: Re: Y2K Spitfire sold
Post by: Spits on May 08, 2009, 01:29:44 AM
Pretty messy affair on both sides I think.A few views on what happened discussed here..
http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=87887&highlight=Y2K+Spitfire