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by stonojnr
Fri 08 Mar 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Shoreham Airshow crash trial
Replies: 69
Views: 15227

Re: Shoreham Airshow crash trial

I would be interested to hear from the jury as to what they do consider manslaughter . The charge was manslaughter by gross negligence . So to find him guilty the jury would have to be satisfied beyond all reasonable doubt that he was not only negligent but grossly negligent. That was always going ...
by stonojnr
Tue 26 Feb 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Air Force One inbound Mildenhall
Replies: 2
Views: 1523

Re: Air Force One inbound Mildenhall

I dont suppose we know if it flew over Ipswich on the outbound leg do we...its just last night as I was getting ready to go to bed between 12:50am-1amish I heard a loud large slow jet plane noise flyover heading certainly towards the coast. not so unusual in itself you can hear planes fly over to/fr...
by stonojnr
Sun 14 Oct 2018, 10:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAFAT: In decline?
Replies: 85
Views: 10289

Re: RAFAT: In decline?

admittedly maybe not so much of an issue this past year, but Im just wondering if the issue is often down to the weather constraints they have to deal with in the UK so often, the difference between a full display and one impacted by cloud limits or rain is very stark. I mean I hadnt realised I hadn...
by stonojnr
Sun 14 Oct 2018, 10:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: IMPORTANT - Future of UKAR
Replies: 180
Views: 25039

Re: IMPORTANT - Future of UKAR

Just an observation -- Nearly 6000 views,and only 64 replies !! Presumably the other 5000 don`t give a damn if UKAR lives or dies Or they think the points are being made on here by others and refrain from mere repetition. If posts had like/dislike buttons, we'd know by now. exactly its not the mid ...
by stonojnr
Sun 25 Feb 2018, 9:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Biggest regret in aviation enthusiasm?
Replies: 57
Views: 8197

Re: Biggest regret in aviation enthusiasm?

1) seeing the SR71 fly numerous times, and never managing to take a single photo of it in the air, taking off, or landing. 2) spending what felt like days sometimes being dragged as a kid during school holidays, to sit by a fence at Mildenhall, Lakenheath, Wattisham, Woodbridge, Bentwaters and not r...
by stonojnr
Sun 15 Oct 2017, 3:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Fatal crash at/near Hardwick Airfield
Replies: 31
Views: 15594

Re: Fatal crash at/near Hardwick Airfield

fourthed.

PBS America (Sky channel 534) have been showing a documentary on Janies original restoration today (ie Sunday), repeated again at 5:30pm and 10:40pm tonight. quite sad to watch knowing what has since happened.
by stonojnr
Wed 04 Oct 2017, 9:22 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Typhoons QRA'ing - sonic boom heard over Suffolk
Replies: 0
Views: 1181

Typhoons QRA'ing - sonic boom heard over Suffolk

couple of Coningsby Typhoons went and escorted a Ryanair plane coming from Lithuania originally going to Luton, but then diverted to Stansted in an apparent bomb hoax m but their sonic boom was heard across most parts of Suffolk under the Stansted flightline, caused quite a stir it was loud & sh...
by stonojnr
Sat 13 May 2017, 4:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: beach tents/gazebos at airshows
Replies: 49
Views: 8158

Re: beach tents/gazebos at airshows

I did not state that I had an issue with that. I was simply pointing out that this in not an "issue" found only at air shows. but Id disagree its an "issue" at motor racing circuits, yes people use them, but they dont persistently pitch these things at the fence line or create a...
by stonojnr
Sat 15 Apr 2017, 11:47 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Ridley Scott to take on Battle of Britain
Replies: 53
Views: 10405

Re: Ridley Scott to take on Battle of Britain

Oh! and another point, anyone prefer Pearl Harbour to Tora, Tora, Tora? (Kate Beckinsale for the purpose of balance is excluded from the judgement) TTT for me. totally different directors though, whatever Anthony Hopkins says, Michael Bay is a hack of a director whose visual style is purely about h...
by stonojnr
Tue 31 Jan 2017, 1:14 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Great Yarmouth to host an airshow
Replies: 43
Views: 20980

Re: Great Yarmouth to host an airshow

According to the EDP decision already made :(
http://www.edp24.co.uk/business/tourism ... _1_4870167

Counter terrorism is a new one though,
by stonojnr
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 1:44 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: A400M testing at former RAF Woodbridge
Replies: 13
Views: 3376

Re: A400M testing at former RAF Woodbridge

It clearly likes flying Wednesday's most,:) but today the media were invited along so heads-up BBC look east may well cover it tonight, but good video on the BBC website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-engla ... 064de87e3b
by stonojnr
Thu 18 Aug 2016, 9:12 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: A400M testing at former RAF Woodbridge
Replies: 13
Views: 3376

Re: A400M testing at former RAF Woodbridge

I think he means circuits, not loops ! yes sorry I meant circuits not "loops" mutter mutter they dont call it the Mach circuit do they mutter mutter[1] and it was back again at lunchtime yesterday, only saw it round once this time, but same flight path came over Newbourne/Martlesham Heath...
by stonojnr
Sun 14 Aug 2016, 8:24 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: A400M testing at former RAF Woodbridge
Replies: 13
Views: 3376

Re: A400M testing at former RAF Woodbridge

yep saw it Wednesday 5:30ish, doing circuit loops between Martlesham & Woodbridge uses the curve of the a12, and actually probably saw it maybe 4 weeks ago doing similar loops over Martlesham, reminded me of the A10 days :)
by stonojnr
Sat 11 Jun 2016, 11:59 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Queens birthday flypast 2016
Replies: 70
Views: 16575

Re: Queens birthday flypast 2016

everything that was expected to pass (so not the helicopters or BBMF), passed over Ipswich few mins ago, inc something that looked like the Herc :)
by stonojnr
Sat 11 Jun 2016, 11:13 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Queens birthday flypast 2016
Replies: 70
Views: 16575

Re: Queens birthday flypast 2016

Voyager , A400M and herc showing holding over the sea east of Colchester, BBMF spit and Hurricane also up and on route. Colchester ? so Harwich/Clacton way then, shouldnt they be up hanging around Southwold, ok the herc maybe not, but weve had the Voyager before from this way, though admittedly the...
by stonojnr
Wed 11 May 2016, 8:54 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Season Premiere Airshow Sunday 8 May 2016
Replies: 252
Views: 52780

Re: Season Premiere Airshow Sunday 8 May 2016

Just thinking about it - if we're so in danger from a fence line that might get you 15 metres closer to the action that it needs to be straightened out, why are the Reds still permitted to overfly the crowd for their arrival? What a bizarre formation it is too - commentary boasting about it being 9...
by stonojnr
Wed 11 May 2016, 8:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A poll - will CAA changes affect your habits?
Replies: 91
Views: 8339

Re: A poll - will CAA changes affect your habits?

fewer, mainly because the main show I went to most frequently, is likely on a permanent hiatus, Duxford now seems a bit of a faff,advance booking and its not cheap thesedays, and Ive been round the musuem lots of times before people say but you get entry to the museum as well, and it seems alot of t...
by stonojnr
Sun 28 Feb 2016, 10:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Arrows Display Dates 2016
Replies: 51
Views: 8016

Re: Red Arrows Display Dates 2016

I understand a display at the Suffolk Show Ground in June was pulled rapidly from their published schedule for 2016. Red Arrows No Show Suffolk Show Thought it was a strange one when it was announced, seen the Apache do a brilliant demo there and land in a small arena with crowd on all four sides -...
by stonojnr
Thu 28 Jan 2016, 8:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: CAA Announce Panel for Airshow Review
Replies: 142
Views: 18381

Re: CAA Announce Panel for Airshow Review

People should be banned from standing outside the airfield under the flightpath its dangerous particularly if a plane has to make an emergency landing m police should move people on Craig - in the example you chose people were entering private land and, in the opinion of the ATC, plcing themselves ...
by stonojnr
Sun 20 Sep 2015, 11:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Concorde to fly again...?
Replies: 49
Views: 7818

Re: Concorde to fly again...?

Are they saying that they 'have' £120m to spend - in which case, how can you amass such wealth whilst being so stupid? (Paris Hilton asides) & who on earth did the due dilligence before committing those funds.. Or are they saying that they have access to £120m and want to encourage others, less...
by stonojnr
Wed 09 Sep 2015, 3:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA aircraft on fire at Las Vegas
Replies: 47
Views: 7275

Re: BA aircraft on fire at Las Vegas

Sad too see G-VIIO like that as it was my first 777 too and from Florida last October. Also as for those with the bags they would been under the set in front of them so it would be instinct to grab your backpack or handbag. But good to see everyone got off. James Have you seen some of the size of l...
by stonojnr
Fri 27 Mar 2015, 5:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Mildenhall Air Fete could return?
Replies: 11
Views: 2215

Re: Mildenhall Air Fete could return?

yes its closing, and for entirely unconnected or to do with the forthcoming 2015 Forest Heath district council elections being held in May, reasons, a local Forest Heath district councillor is doing his best get namechecked in local paper fighting for local people quote on a topic that no doubt impa...
by stonojnr
Sun 10 Aug 2014, 12:51 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Clacton Airshow 2014
Replies: 89
Views: 31299

Re: Clacton Airshow 2014

The Pier seems to be the place to be but can you still get some good photos from beach. when Ive previously been Ive always done it from the prom in fact,as parts of the "beach" do seem to disappear under water rapidly when the tide comes in, but its what youd expect though some get close...
by stonojnr
Fri 21 Mar 2014, 10:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Lakenheath Closure
Replies: 5
Views: 2212

Re: Lakenheath Closure

read todays EDP, i just hope its a case of local press get it wrong again. having said this cuts have to be made and its not financially viable to keep bases open that are not strategically in the correct location, and im afraid that LAK is on the table one of those. well I dont trust anything writ...
by stonojnr
Tue 11 Mar 2014, 8:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Malaysian B777 missing!
Replies: 282
Views: 44953

Re: Malaysian B777 missing!

http://www.theguardian.com/world/blog/2014/mar/11/malaysia-airlines-mh370-search-refocused-on-malacca-straits-live-updates This is the latest. Hijacked and landed on a grass strip in the jungle? A bit James Bond that one. FR24 only reports where the plane thinks it is, if it isn't where it thinks i...