Grand Theft Aero

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by Ken at Aero Leather, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    This week all of the recovered goods stolen by Will Lauder (that he hadn't managed to sell off) were returned to Aero by Police Scotland and they are now safely back in the factory.
    For those unaware of the case he got 21 months of not nearly hard enough labour at Lizzie's pleasure.
    It is going to take a little while for us to catalogue it all but we can confirm there will a "Grand Theft Aero"sale in a few months time, the date and further details will follow once we figure out the logistics. It will involve a physical open weekend at the factory and some kind of online sale for those people that can't make it to Scotland. Obviously we would love to see as many people as possible.

    Below is a little trailer showing some of the stuff.......

     
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  2. Vcruiser

    Vcruiser Well-Known Member

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    That's quite a haul and betrayal, yet still only one portion of the deception. :eek:
     
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  3. John Lever

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    It's great news that you recovered all the goods.
     
  4. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    holyshit! watta haul.
     
  5. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61 Well-Known Member

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    No other way to say it - what a DICK!
     
  6. robrinay

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    Blimey with an F.
     
  7. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    Thieving Muppet springs to mind. it is the breach of trust that disgusts me.
     
  8. Dentman

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    Staggering! How on earth did he manage to get all that lot out of the factory without being noticed?
     
  9. Otter

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    May I refer you to the Johnny Cash song "One piece at a time."

    For what it's worth I hear that there are a large number of original A2 jackets as yet unaccounted for.
     
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  10. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    Correct on both points, Otter
     
  11. fanch

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    One of the worst aspects of this sordid affair involves an egregious betrayal of trust. And all of this only a part of the whole with apparent theft of intellectual property, specifically copied patterns given to a third party, also brought out at the trial but as far as I can determine, never properly resolved.
     
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  12. Rutger

    Rutger Well-Known Member

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    That's a positive approach to a miserable affair, well done and make the best out of it !
     
  13. dmar836

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    Wow. I'm glad you were able to recover what you did and that justice was served - so rare anymore. Best of luck!
    Dave
     
  14. colekwok

    colekwok Active Member

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    Wow! That is really a lot of stuffs!
     
  15. mr_lits

    mr_lits Member

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    wow.... just wow.... glad you guys got justice in the case... even at a minimal level.
     
  16. Peter Graham

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    What a haul. Nice to see the police doing a good job. Hope that you recoup some of your losses with the sale.
     
  17. bseal

    bseal Well-Known Member

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    "Overtime," now has new meaning.

    Hey, I like the Irvin. Large size?
     
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  18. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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  19. John Lever

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    If only I lived closer !
     
  20. Happy Hooligan

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    I'm glad you got most of it back. I'll watch for the online version to help out.
     

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