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by Thumper
Mon 17 Jul 2017, 3:05 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 756327

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

I've done RIAT once in 2009 and it was the worst Airshow experience of my life. I always said only an SU-27 would take me back there. Due to the late notice of their attendance I could only take Sunday off work and being the penny pinching freeloader I am I went to Totterdown for P&V. Sorry but ...
by Thumper
Sun 02 Jul 2017, 12:15 pm
Forum: For Sale & Wanted Ads
Topic: FS - Retro Flight Sim Games (PC)
Replies: 0
Views: 67

FS - Retro Flight Sim Games (PC)

I'm having a major clear out so thought I would put them on here first to see if there's any gamers on here into flight sim, particularly the retro stuff. I have the following for sale all in excellent condition most of them boxed, these are just the aircraft, sim and space fighter related games, al...
by Thumper
Sat 01 Jul 2017, 6:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Sea Vixen XP924 Thread
Replies: 484
Views: 123458

Re: Sea Vixen XP924 Thread

It's a sad end to the mighty Sea Vixen but I think it needs to be just that, an end, with dignity (so to speak). I for one cannot take yet another year of "we need your money" for an aircraft again. The Sea Vixen was a great aircraft to watch, the pilot flew her fantastically, I will alway...
by Thumper
Thu 29 Jun 2017, 4:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: French General - absolute legend or a numpty?
Replies: 15
Views: 4173

Re: French General - absolute legend or a numpty?

6 hours in a car or 28 minutes max chat in the jet... decisions decisions! He's a legend for doing it and a numpty for getting caught :wink:
by Thumper
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 3:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: East Midlands Aeropark broken into.
Replies: 3
Views: 1487

Re: East Midlands Aeropark broken into.

Disgusting waste of oxygen. I agree with Alanko, seems rather pre-meditated with knowledge that there would be more than normal amounts of money in the safe after an open day, plus knowing there was a safe. I hope they have left behind some kind of trace so they are caught and have the book thrown a...
by Thumper
Wed 07 Jun 2017, 3:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2017
Replies: 330
Views: 72417

Re: Deceased in 2017

Andy Cunningham has died aged 67. Best known for creating and appearing in the hit kids TV show Bodger and Badger (everybody knows, Badger loves mashed potato)! He was also the puppeteer (uncredited) for Ephant Mon, Jabba the Hutt's head of security in Return of the Jedi.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-40188353
by Thumper
Tue 06 Jun 2017, 6:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Man uses Youtube to build aeroplane. Man crashes.
Replies: 9
Views: 2519

Re: Man uses Youtube to build aeroplane. Man crashes.

Ya know what, fair play to the chap, beats sitting at home on an XBox! I can't imagine his Mrs is very happy though, with the extreme cost of it all and the risks considering he has 2 kids at home. 500kgs doesn't sound like a massive weight, probably better off using wood, also depends what engine h...
by Thumper
Thu 25 May 2017, 12:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: M6 crash
Replies: 9
Views: 1992

Re: M6 crash

I saw this on the news and couldn't really identify what car it was but knew it looked very small like a VW Polo, when the report stated there were 6 adults in the vehicle I too was thinking how and why, it's a small 5 seater vehicle. All 6 were Romanian, I know they don't exactly have as strict tra...
by Thumper
Thu 25 May 2017, 10:19 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Sea Vixen XP924 Thread
Replies: 484
Views: 123458

Re: Sea Vixen XP924 Thread

Brevet, no idea about VTST but last year the Foxy Lady Facebook page was publishing times for practice displays at Yeovilton. I doubt it is anything to do with CAA regulations, more to the fact that the Vulcan was so popular, you'd get say 50 people turn up for the Sea Vixen but maybe 2,000 people f...
by Thumper
Wed 24 May 2017, 12:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Manchester Arena blast
Replies: 36
Views: 5403

Re: Manchester Arena blast

Although the media should not be the ones people solely concentrate on for finger pointing, some of the headlines have made me incredibly angry. Putting photographs of these poor children on the front page with the huge words "massacred" and "slaughtered" is grim and extremely di...
by Thumper
Tue 23 May 2017, 4:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Manchester Arena blast
Replies: 36
Views: 5403

Re: Manchester Arena blast

Seeing the 2 photographs today of an 18 year old young lady and an 8 year old girl is absolutely heartbreaking and horrible, what's even worse is we know there are at least 20 more to come and the countless injured and traumatised too. I note that ISIS have claimed responsibility with a series of si...
by Thumper
Tue 23 May 2017, 4:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2017
Replies: 330
Views: 72417

Re: Deceased in 2017

I didn't realise Sir Roger Moore was 89, the last time I saw him on television he looked absolutely fantastic given his advancing years! A real shame and definitely my favourite Bond, as the BBC have said, he was suave and sophisticated but with a cheeky sense of humour, my favourite Bond film is th...
by Thumper
Mon 22 May 2017, 8:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: TV Coverage of Airshows
Replies: 39
Views: 8669

Re: TV Coverage of Airshows

I'm an enthusiast so not just a random member of the public as such but I subscribe to PlanesTV and I love watching the airshows they stream, it would be great to have them on TV. Another sport I watch which has all but vanished from TV is equestrianism, in the 80's and 90's when I was horse (and ai...
by Thumper
Mon 22 May 2017, 8:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Addition on the Gate at Samlesbury
Replies: 28
Views: 5970

Re: New Addition on the Gate at Samlesbury

Yeahhhh, I prefer the original EE Lightning, even a FSM EE Lightning over a real plastic pig!
by Thumper
Fri 19 May 2017, 10:46 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 31 Tiger Sqn (BAF) new special
Replies: 12
Views: 3086

Re: 31 Tiger Sqn (BAF) new special

The Jag wears it better! Pretty bland effort compared to others and previous spcials but can't complain where airshows are a sea of 50 shades of grey!
by Thumper
Fri 19 May 2017, 10:42 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Shuttleworth's Camel flies!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3668

Re: Shuttleworth's Camel flies!!

Beautiful! What a great achievement and lovely addition to their collection.
by Thumper
Tue 09 May 2017, 8:24 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Sea Vixen XP924 Thread
Replies: 484
Views: 123458

Re: Sea Vixen XP924 Thread

CJS wrote:Don't think there's been one flying at RIAT for ten years (was there a SHAR the Navy 100 flypast in 2009?).


There were 2 GR9 Harriers in the Fly Navy flypast at RIAT in 2009.
by Thumper
Wed 03 May 2017, 8:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Hunter T7 XX467 Joins Newark Air Museum
Replies: 11
Views: 2655

Re: Hunter T7 XX467 Joins Newark Air Museum

That's a lovely addition! Nice bit of history on the Thunder & Lightnings page over what could have been, a shame neither happened but at least the aircraft has a home!

http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/hunter/survivor.php?id=288
by Thumper
Wed 03 May 2017, 8:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diesel Car Scrappage Scheme - coming soon?
Replies: 11
Views: 1795

Re: Diesel Car Scrappage Scheme - coming soon?

2001 2 litre Peugeot 206 HDI here, no way will I get rid of a car that has been bloody brilliant when every petrol car I've ever had has blown it's guts up way before 100,000 (except 1), my Pug is on 130,000 and good as new! I do care about the environment and I know when I accelerate it belches out...
by Thumper
Tue 02 May 2017, 8:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Movies!
Replies: 633
Views: 140982

Re: Movies!

A Dog's Purpose... if you are a dog owner or animal lover this film will break you. If you're not into crying in public wait until the DVD comes out.
by Thumper
Tue 02 May 2017, 8:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Sea Vixen XP924 Thread
Replies: 484
Views: 123458

Re: Sea Vixen XP924 Thread

No updates at all. With the Fly Navy supporters day this weekend I highly doubt the Sea Vixen will be flying, there haven't even been any ground runs from what I've heard. As you say, only 2 weeks until Abingdon. An update would be nice as people have been donating, I'm not going to draw any compari...
by Thumper
Tue 02 May 2017, 4:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Which is your favourite special scheme?
Replies: 33
Views: 6537

Re: Which is your favourite special scheme?

Voted for the new French Rafale as that's a work of art and not just limited to the topside! 2013 for the Czech Tiger Gripen which appeared at Yeovilton, that was a stunner. Of course the BoB Typhoon was lovely and other favourites include "Tango" the F-16, Miss Demeanour, the Desert Tucan...
by Thumper
Wed 26 Apr 2017, 4:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Rafale Solo display special scheme...
Replies: 12
Views: 3723

Re: Rafale Solo display special scheme...

:love: Well at least there'll be a bit of blue in the skies for airshows this year, nothing worse than trying to photograph a grey aircraft against grey sky! :lol:
by Thumper
Wed 26 Apr 2017, 4:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Support Acts
Replies: 22
Views: 2546

Re: Support Acts

I honestly cannot remember the names of most! I do remember Pendulum being absolutely brilliant though, they were the support act for Prodigy, Milton Keynes in 2010. Nickelback supported Bon Jovi back in 2006, that was a great show. One band I discovered by total accident as I worked with the rhythm...
by Thumper
Mon 24 Apr 2017, 5:13 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UK Heritage Aviation Trust
Replies: 272
Views: 67764

Re: UK Heritage Aviation Trust

As Capercaillie says that ferry flight was under VERY different circumstances. It was 25 years ago, the aircraft was stored in a temperature and humidity controlled hangar, the aircraft had FI left over, the pilot was current and a BAe test pilot and probably various other things which make this ver...