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by Orion
Sat 04 Jul 2020, 10:45 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: First Show on July 18
Replies: 48
Views: 3331

Re: First Show on July 18

There was no mention of facemasks when in the shop or hangars. That's because the site is closed apart from access to toilet facilities and a snack/drink vendor within your designated parking zone. The rest of the time you're expected to stay by your car in your allocated parking space. The email s...
by Orion
Fri 03 Jul 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Olympus Camera's R.I.P. ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1100

Re: Olympus Camera's R.I.P. ?

I once had on OM-10 and the shutter was most unreliable. It was replaced with others under warranty and they were equally unreliable, the lenses however were really good for the period. I then acquired a second hand OM-1N which served me for many years before the shutter started sticking in 2001. I ...
by Orion
Fri 03 Jul 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: First Show on July 18
Replies: 48
Views: 3331

Re: First Show on July 18

I had an email from the Shuttleworth yesterday which said that picnicking near to the car was acceptable. If this is so ten photography outside, but very close to, the car will be acceptable to. But then you would need to arrive very early to avoid being in the overspill car park! There was no menti...
by Orion
Wed 01 Jan 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Scanner Help
Replies: 9
Views: 2105

Re: Scanner Help

I bought a copy of Pooly's, it has everything I need to know, but much of it is on the internet anyway.
Cheers
by Orion
Sun 10 Nov 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2019
Replies: 192
Views: 48306

Re: Duxford Diary 2019

See IWM are making space for the next "Quilt Fest"... m I think it should have gone to Cosford to join the other prototypes. I was thinking the same, though EAP takes pride of place there, so I don’t know whether they would have wanted it. It’s great to see it go to a smaller museum, Tbf....
by Orion
Sun 10 Nov 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2019
Replies: 192
Views: 48306

Re: Duxford Diary 2019

BobL wrote:See IWM are making space for the next "Quilt Fest"...

http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/Eurofighter_DA4
I think it should have gone to Cosford to join the other prototypes.
by Orion
Thu 07 Nov 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: German Typhoons beat USAF F-35s in WVR combat
Replies: 17
Views: 3018

Re: German Typhoons beat USAF F-35s in WVR combat

In a gun fight I would have been surprised if Typhoons hadn't beaten F-35s to be honest ... If you’re in a WVR dogfight with a specialist dogfighting aircraft using cannons in your stealthy BVR interceptor, then something has seriously gone wrong with your mission. ... OK, but shouldn't the F-35 pi...
by Orion
Sat 02 Nov 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2019
Replies: 192
Views: 48306

Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Good to see the thread re-appearing and, like most others, I'm totally unimpressed with the current iteration of its former home.

Will others be allowed to post post photos on here?

Cheers
by Orion
Thu 17 Oct 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford 'Showcase Days'
Replies: 35
Views: 12629

Re: Duxford 'Showcase Days'

Weather for Sunday seems to be improving

https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2643743
by Orion
Thu 10 Oct 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: airshow camcorders
Replies: 3
Views: 1779

Re: airshow camcorders

I use a Panasonic FZ200 bridge camera. This has a better lens and a larger sensor that any video camera that I can afford and therefore it gives a better result. If you decide to go down this route you will also need a Neutral Density 2 filter to reduce the ASA rating from 100 ASA to 50 if you want ...
by Orion
Sun 01 Sep 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Gatwick 26/08
Replies: 1
Views: 3191

Re: Gatwick 26/08

Those are excellent shots! I've always found Gatwick difficult, I've never found a satisfactory spot to take shots from.

Regards
by Orion
Sun 01 Sep 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Vintage Airshow - 1st September 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 7776

Re: Vintage Airshow - 1st September 2019

Got back about an hour ago. An excellent show, very good indeed.
by Orion
Fri 30 Aug 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Sywell Fly-in
Replies: 9
Views: 3565

Re: Sywell Fly-in

Recently got back from Sywell and it's highly recommended for those who like light aeroplanes. Weather was fine, if a bit on the windy side leaving me with a fair amount of wind noise on the soundtrack.

Regards
by Orion
Fri 23 Aug 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Sywell Fly-in
Replies: 9
Views: 3565

Re: Sywell Fly-in

I go every year, a most enjoyable event.
by Orion
Wed 21 Aug 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Family Airshow - 4th August
Replies: 36
Views: 11516

Re: Family Airshow - 4th August

Not one of the best Shuttleworths I left about 4 as the Aeronca started its routine. This display item was last seen at Old Warden about two weeks ago as was the autogiro. I do feel that although repetition of the Collections own aircraft is desirable if I'm going to pay £35 gate money I expect var...
by Orion
Tue 06 Aug 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Family Airshow - 4th August
Replies: 36
Views: 11516

Re: Family Airshow - 4th August

Not one of the best Shuttleworths I left about 4 as the Aeronca started its routine. This display item was last seen at Old Warden about two weeks ago as was the autogiro. I do feel that although repetition of the Collections own aircraft is desirable if I'm going to pay £35 gate money I expect vari...
by Orion
Fri 31 May 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Daks Over Normandy - June 2019
Replies: 885
Views: 127895

Re: Daks Over Normandy - June 2019

Will any of the Dakotas be flying on Saturday?
Regards
by Orion
Fri 31 May 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Shuttleworth 'Flying Festival'- 2nd June 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 19058

Re: Shuttleworth 'Flying Festival'- 2nd June 2019

I'm having serious problems with 'Sage Pay' while trying to pay for an advance ticket. I don't know whether I have ticket or not as the server timed out before Sage Pay confirmed. I think I'll give it a miss. Edit: I haven't had a confirmation email so I doubt if I have a ticket, but I'm having much...
by Orion
Fri 24 May 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Air Festival 25th - 26th May 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 44417

Re: Duxford Air Festival 25th - 26th May 2019

Is it worthwhile visiting tomorrow? Do pilots normally rehearse their routines on Friday? Regards The arrivals and rehearsals tend to be late afternoon in my experience. If you can make it without too much hassle, its always worth a look I reckon. Well I went and had a thoughly enjoyable afternoon....
by Orion
Thu 23 May 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Air Festival 25th - 26th May 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 44417

Re: Duxford Air Festival 25th - 26th May 2019

Is it worthwhile visiting tomorrow? Do pilots normally rehearse their routines on Friday? Regards The arrivals and rehearsals tend to be late afternoon in my experience. If you can make it without too much hassle, its always worth a look I reckon. Thanks for that, I'll give my new 'Friends' card an...
by Orion
Thu 23 May 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Air Festival 25th - 26th May 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 44417

Re: Duxford Air Festival 25th - 26th May 2019

Is it worthwhile visiting tomorrow? Do pilots normally rehearse their routines on Friday?
Regards
by Orion
Tue 30 Apr 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Shuttleworth Season Premiere- 5th May 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 16709

Re: Shuttleworth Season Premiere- 5th May 2019

I've just checked out the Shuttleworth website and I noticed that the gate price has gone up to £35 which a lot and it keeps on going up beyond the rate of inflation every year. Is the Dakota the one at North Weald that is currently in overall natural aluminium? Although a Dak at Old Warden is very ...
by Orion
Wed 10 Apr 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: MAN viewing
Replies: 8
Views: 2154

Re: MAN viewing

I have changed the title of the thread.
I don't subscribe to Facebook and the first link seems to be broken. I think it's best just to think that the Runway Viewing Park is a dead letter for the enthusiast and move elsewhere. A shame but there you go; it was nice while it lasted.
Regards
by Orion
Tue 09 Apr 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: MAN viewing
Replies: 8
Views: 2154

Re: MIA viewing

Many thanks for all the responses. I spent an hour or so on the southern hump yesterday and it is very much as advertised, but one thing though; nobody mentioned the five barred gates. Not an issue for most forumites but it is for this 75 year old! Anyway I sorted that and had an interesting time. I...