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by bigfatron
Thu 10 Oct 2019, 10:10 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Flickr - 1000+ photos = subscription: 10 months on.
Replies: 43
Views: 7648

Re: Flickr - 1000+ photos = subscription: 10 months on.

Flickr on the other hand is a repository. i wouldn't use it if it wasn't for the fact i already have so much stuff embedded away from it One of the main reasons the new owners gave to justify the free usage cap and pushing the subscription model was that they wanted to build more of a community aro...
by bigfatron
Sun 08 Sep 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Southport 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 28897

Re: Southport 2019

George Bacon mentioned something about the Swedish jets being required to be 4000ft away to use their afterburner? Seems a weird requirement when the Typhoon is spanking past with the fires fully lit. Not sure I heard what he said correctly, but afterburners and 4000ft was mentioned at least twice ...
by bigfatron
Sun 08 Sep 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Southport 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 28897

Re: Southport 2019

George Bacon mentioned something about the Swedish jets being required to be 4000ft away to use their afterburner? Seems a weird requirement when the Typhoon is spanking past with the fires fully lit. Not sure I heard what he said correctly, but afterburners and 4000ft was mentioned at least twice ...
by bigfatron
Sun 08 Sep 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Southport 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 28897

Re: Southport 2019

JJC wrote:George Bacon mentioned something about the Swedish jets being required to be 4000ft away to use their afterburner?


Seems a weird requirement when the Typhoon is spanking past with the fires fully lit.
by bigfatron
Sun 08 Sep 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Southport 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 28897

Re: Southport 2019

Not long back from the Sunday offering. I agree with the observations of others that it seemed quieter than some years i've been. Arrived an hour before flying and I didn't even have to queue for the ticket booth. Even securing a seat on the first post-event train into Liverpool was easy enough. Wea...
by bigfatron
Fri 06 Sep 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Southport 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 28897

Re: Southport 2019

Not been since the last Vulcan appearance (2015?) but hoping to go Sunday if the forecast holds. Haven't seen a Viggen in a long while so worth the trip just for that I reckon.
by bigfatron
Fri 08 Mar 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Shoreham Airshow crash trial
Replies: 69
Views: 14788

Re: Shoreham Airshow crash trial

The AAIB have put the majority of the blame at his feet in their official report, what the Courts have said (and I can't fathom without reading the reasoning) is that it is was however, not manslaughter or reckless endangerment of an aircraft. Yes, I read it too that its possible that the AAIB find...
by bigfatron
Sun 17 Feb 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BMI finally gone into administration
Replies: 16
Views: 2075

Re: BMI finally gone into administration

Funny how almost all the footage on the news shows planes of the long since defunct 'proper' BMI and not FlyBMI.
by bigfatron
Fri 14 Jul 2017, 9:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Darwinism finally strikes at St Maarten...
Replies: 2
Views: 1700

Re: Darwinism finally strikes at St Maarten...

http://abcnews.go.com/amp/International/jet-engine-blast-kills-zealand-woman-caribbean-beach/story?id=48620675 There was a video circulating at least a couple of years ago where a woman appeared to crack her head on some concrete blocks at the roadside when getting blown away in that same place. I'...
by bigfatron
Tue 04 Jul 2017, 11:44 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Bwlch, Mach Loop, 14/06/2017 - 'Alpha Alpha'
Replies: 2
Views: 2283

Re: Bwlch, Mach Loop, 14/06/2017 - 'Alpha Alpha'

Nice set. My first time on the Bwlch a few years back also coincided with a group of French Alpha Jets being over and yes, they do certainly like to get right down on the deck!
by bigfatron
Sun 09 Apr 2017, 7:28 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Blue sky Manchester 8/4/17
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

Re: Blue sky Manchester 8/4/17

Nice work Mark, really do have to make the trip across the Pennines at some point soon! Is the Delta 777 an aircraft upgrade, or just a particular one-off? A short term change. I think we've got them Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the next two weeks so I would suggest a trip soon if you plan to ca...
by bigfatron
Sun 09 Apr 2017, 3:43 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Blue sky Manchester 8/4/17
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

Re: Blue sky Manchester 8/4/17

Nice set and lovely to see the A350. Are these now used regularly to Manchester ? Not been up since last year and would love to see one. Mark Yes, they replaced the 777's we used to get from Singapore in about mid-January. Saturday mornings are your best bet as there are two on the ground 'crossing...
by bigfatron
Sun 09 Apr 2017, 3:19 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Blue sky Manchester 8/4/17
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

Blue sky Manchester 8/4/17

Made the most of the decent weather to steal a few hours for my first visit to Manchester since the last little'un showed up October. First chance for me to catch the A350 at close quarters, although sadly they'd gone onto single runway ops by the time it went out so not as close as i'd hoped. https...
by bigfatron
Wed 01 Mar 2017, 10:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: More F-35 woes...
Replies: 467
Views: 102745

Re: More F-35 woes...

15.1 ratio or 20.1, some conflicting figures. Agree the A10 in the CAS roll is hard to beat, look how many hits they have encountered from small arms fire. F35 is an expensive bit of kit to be downed by a 10pence bit of lead from a lucky shot from mr AK47. Not sure hoe they patch up holes in tye F3...
by bigfatron
Tue 13 Dec 2016, 4:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Airshow almost made-its
Replies: 82
Views: 15104

Re: Airshow almost made-its

F35s the first time around for RIAT (2014?)
by bigfatron
Tue 06 Dec 2016, 8:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Trump wants to cancel Air Force One order
Replies: 54
Views: 8109

Re: Trump wants to cancel Air Force One order

So , about £1 billion or so worth of gizmos , then ........ still say DoD ( or whoever the procurement comes under ) is getting stiffed. Unlike recent encumbants , POTUS-to-be is a businessman....as such , he should be more astute when it comes to spotting when he's being ripped off. Well he is som...
by bigfatron
Wed 16 Nov 2016, 10:42 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Boom? I cant think of a better name....
Replies: 11
Views: 2381

Re: Boom? I cant think of a better name....

Even allowing for improvements in technology, is a plane with half the capacity of Concorde really going to make money at a supposedly lower price point? I wouldn't know, but it would appear that those with access to the real technical information, and proper market research would appear to think s...
by bigfatron
Tue 15 Nov 2016, 5:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Boom? I cant think of a better name....
Replies: 11
Views: 2381

Re: Boom? I cant think of a better name....

Even allowing for improvements in technology, is a plane with half the capacity of Concorde really going to make money at a supposedly lower price point?
by bigfatron
Wed 26 Oct 2016, 6:25 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: 2 Puma over Stockport
Replies: 8
Views: 2109

Re: 2 Puma over Stockport

Both out again tonight, just buzzing around Hazel Grove.
by bigfatron
Wed 26 Oct 2016, 11:50 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Runway!!
Replies: 91
Views: 8794

Re: New Runway!!

If I remember the area where the runway will cross the road is flat so the new runway will have to have more than a gentle slope as the minister says to clear the road.What happened to the tunnel for the M25. John I presume the rationale is that, taken in isolation, building over the M25 is cheaper...
by bigfatron
Tue 25 Oct 2016, 7:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Runway!!
Replies: 91
Views: 8794

Re: New Runway!!

Not in agreement with this, Heathrow have 2 runways already which is enough in my opinion. Those that decide, have stated it's not big enough, and it is not, as Schipol, which takes a lot of the transfers that Heathrow sees as potentially theirs, has six runways. I don't want the third runway. How ...
by bigfatron
Tue 25 Oct 2016, 5:46 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: 2 Puma over Stockport
Replies: 8
Views: 2109

Re: 2 Puma over Stockport

I seem to remember a Chinook a couple of years ago landing on Platt Lane Fields or somewhere similar which was supposedly some medical evac practice. Going back a few years there was also a Sea King that landed on the playing fields of my old school in Poynton which was some PR visit combined with a...
by bigfatron
Sat 22 Oct 2016, 10:32 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Avro Vulcan XH558 Goodbye old friend
Replies: 15
Views: 7256

Re: Avro Vulcan XH558 Goodbye old friend

Same venue as AndyXH558, and I won't post my last shot as it's practically identical. So i'll throw this slightly tarted-up shot in from the same day.

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by bigfatron
Sat 22 Oct 2016, 10:10 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Ikea had an idea, the lakes was the place to be.....
Replies: 2
Views: 2235

Re: Ikea had an idea, the lakes was the place to be.....

Yes, No 4 is an absolute peach of a shot.
by bigfatron
Fri 21 Oct 2016, 10:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Russian Navy Passing
Replies: 47
Views: 9529

Re: Russian Navy Passing

he Russian Navy are on their way to the Med to Bomb anyone in Syria who opposes their ally Assad. No different to what the West are doing, then, other than the fact that Russia has been invited over there by the legitimate Government whereas the West haven't The collateral damage caused by Assad su...