Ask Andy - Your Questions Answered!

Re: Ask Andy - Your Questions Answered!

Postby Wes_Howes on Tue 26 May 2009, 2:48 pm

Just read the article and this thread Andy and I have a lot of repsect for you coming out and answering these questions. It would seem you are stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the demands of airshow organisers/enthusiasts and operational commitments and I don't envy your position.

Just as a suggestion for a diplay act and incorporating two requests into one. Perhaps using one of the Griffins from SARTU (or AW139s) to perform a SAR roll demo. This would obviously free up the valuable Sea Kings and include another (engaging) roll demo into a display. I remember watching the Sea King perform this at Cosford a few years back and it bought something different to the display
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Re: Ask Andy - Your Questions Answered!

Postby T_J on Tue 26 May 2009, 11:18 pm

Thanks all for a very interesting article.

Obviously rumours abound as to the future of the solo Typhoon display.

If it was to re-appear next year would the addition of smoke-winders (smoke-asraams) be a consideration?

I believe the last time smoke was used was back in 2002!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SihOwYp_B-U

http://qa.airliners.net/photo/UK---Air/ ... 0464568/L/

http://qa.airliners.net/photo/UK---Air/ ... 0279046/L/

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Re: Ask Andy - Your Questions Answered!

Postby TomG on Wed 27 May 2009, 12:00 am

T_J wrote:Thanks all for a very interesting article.

Obviously rumours abound as to the future of the solo Typhoon display.

If it was to re-appear next year would the addition of smoke-winders (smoke-asraams) be a consideration?

I believe the last time smoke was used was back in 2002!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SihOwYp_B-U

http://qa.airliners.net/photo/UK---Air/ ... 0464568/L/

http://qa.airliners.net/photo/UK---Air/ ... 0279046/L/

TJ


And I'd hazard a guess that the necessary funding to 'clear' 'Smoke-ASRAAMs' for an in-service Typhoon wouldn't/couldn't be made available although they would indeed enhance the display considerably IMHO.

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Re: Ask Andy - Your Questions Answered!

Postby T_J on Wed 27 May 2009, 8:25 pm

Thanks Tom! I do agree it would be nice to see!

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