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by swingy
Sun 14 Jul 2013, 3:51 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2013 (post your feedback in this thread)
Replies: 6031
Views: 745093

Re: RIAT 2013

Then that is unusual
by swingy
Sun 14 Jul 2013, 3:32 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2013 (post your feedback in this thread)
Replies: 6031
Views: 745093

Re: RIAT 2013

DanH.......got it in one !! I could have understood if it was only going to be there a short while , but they left it ground-idling all day. And they couldn't even use the excuse about a lack of APUs !! Sure it was not the aircraft apu that was running in the tail? BA tend to leave that running a l...
by swingy
Sat 13 Jul 2013, 10:35 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Duxford Frying Legends 13.07.13
Replies: 1
Views: 944

Re: Duxford Frying Legends 13.07.13

Cracking shots. Like the last one.
by swingy
Fri 12 Jul 2013, 9:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: ET- 787 Fire at Heathrow!
Replies: 43
Views: 5254

Re: ET- 787 Fire at Heathrow!

Given it looks like the fire was intense enough to burn a hole in the top of the fuselage I dont think it could be considered a minor fire. In addition to all the questions about cause etc I wonder if the damage to the aircraft is such that it is beyond repair. Any experts on here that can give us a...
by swingy
Fri 12 Jul 2013, 9:41 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2013 (post your feedback in this thread)
Replies: 6031
Views: 745093

Re: RIAT 2013

No worries about that formation not showing up on radar. :lol:
by swingy
Fri 12 Jul 2013, 9:39 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: 5 years ago today
Replies: 31
Views: 2920

Re: 5 years ago today

I was working there - spent five days straight in wellington boots. My feet were in a dreadful state... Trench foot was rampant - it was like the Somme and I recall wandering into FRIAT and finding plastic ducks floating about... The mood amongst the volunteers was sombre... An awful weekend - and ...
by swingy
Fri 12 Jul 2013, 9:30 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Low Level treat in Scotland
Replies: 2
Views: 1780

Re: Low Level treat in Scotland

Nice shots Gill and a lot more fruitful than the blank I had a few days ago. The 617 sqdn special going past the farmhouse is the pick for me.
by swingy
Fri 12 Jul 2013, 2:10 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2013 Participants
Replies: 397
Views: 83022

Re: RIAT 2013 Participants

LNSE. Agree not my thing either.
by swingy
Fri 12 Jul 2013, 1:58 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2013 Participants
Replies: 397
Views: 83022

Re: RIAT 2013 Participants

Mr Cable. Are these the L-29s that sat at Cumbernauld for ages or a different set? May be a bit off topic but not much else to discuss under attendance today.
by swingy
Fri 12 Jul 2013, 11:17 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2013 (post your feedback in this thread)
Replies: 6031
Views: 745093

Re: RIAT 2013

Just watched a new item on the 60th anniversary of the Korean war and the sacrafice from our troops in that conflcit. Would be nice if Korea could send something as a mark of respect ( Unlikely I know but just thinking while watching the BBC). My next door neighbour was a young National Service sol...
by swingy
Fri 12 Jul 2013, 8:57 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: 5 years ago today
Replies: 31
Views: 2920

Re: 5 years ago today

I may well have been the only person that actually photographed anything at Fairford on one of the show days, then? Just walked the fence, photographed the static! The advantage of not buying a ticket, I suppose. Didn't bother with the Saturday, went down on the Sunday. @macc: You did Duxford, didn...
by swingy
Thu 11 Jul 2013, 9:54 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: What does RIAT 2013 need?
Replies: 110
Views: 6436

Re: What does RIAT 2013 need?

Andy your reading of RA2335 was the same as mine hence my concerns. Take it to stupid extremes and it would mean every spotter who gathered at the fence of a base where a practice was NOTAMed could / would need to be moved on. Seems to me like the RA needs a common sense interpretation added. Altern...
by swingy
Thu 11 Jul 2013, 9:22 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2013 (post your feedback in this thread)
Replies: 6031
Views: 745093

Re: RIAT 2013

Just watched a new item on the 60th anniversary of the Korean war and the sacrafice from our troops in that conflcit. Would be nice if Korea could send something as a mark of respect ( Unlikely I know but just thinking while watching the BBC).
by swingy
Thu 11 Jul 2013, 9:16 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: What does RIAT 2013 need?
Replies: 110
Views: 6436

Re: What does RIAT 2013 need?

To DanO (I had to tell a member of permanent staff what a Typhoon looked like, for heaven's sake). Make no mistake, there are excellent people at DBH - Tom Gibbons cuts a most impressive figure as Deputy Director Air Ops, for example. . That is nothing. Went to the Services just south of Tebay last...
by swingy
Thu 11 Jul 2013, 9:10 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: What does RIAT 2013 need?
Replies: 110
Views: 6436

Re: What does RIAT 2013 need?

Kind of thinking we need to donate a few hard hats to the staff at DBH for next years FRIAT forum You are making the assumption that there will be FRIAT next year. I have a horrible feeling about that message that the FRIAT package for next year would not be announced until the show. I have this fe...
by swingy
Thu 11 Jul 2013, 8:59 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: 5 years ago today
Replies: 31
Views: 2920

Re: 5 years ago today

2008 had a few plus points. Arrivals and departures plus the fly past for the Queen.

Saturday did Cosford and Sunday Hendon. Bumped into so many soaked spotters at both it was like being in FRIAT :lol: :lol:
by swingy
Thu 11 Jul 2013, 4:13 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Exciting RIAT/IAT items from previous years.
Replies: 21
Views: 2031

Re: Exciting RIAT/IAT items from previous years.

So you prefered the wet soggy practice display in 08 to the full display in the glorious sun of 2010? Or are you extracting the micheal? Well , the OP's thread title is "exciting RIAT items....." Given the fact that 2008 was the first year it was displaying at RIAT , then yes. After seein...
by swingy
Thu 11 Jul 2013, 3:55 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Exciting RIAT/IAT items from previous years.
Replies: 21
Views: 2031

Re: Exciting RIAT/IAT items from previous years.

Tough one German T-33 in 73 plus the French F-8 and P-2 numerous F-4s and 104s Austrian CH-53 in 74, F-14s in 76 plus my first time for the Frecce with their G-91s. EA-3 was nice as well. Aussie A-4s in 77 Venezuela Argentina, Aussie, Kiwi, Brazil and Israel C-130s in 79 Jordanian F-1 in 83 and SR-7...
by swingy
Thu 11 Jul 2013, 11:40 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2013 (post your feedback in this thread)
Replies: 6031
Views: 745093

Re: RIAT 2013

Well p***ed off that the Brazilian C-130 has gone but as Boff says not a surprise. Canadians lived up to my expectations...........again. Nice to see the Irish back and thank you Netherlands. Personally I would rather have had the P-38 but old planes break down so the B-25 is an ok swap. Seem to be ...
by swingy
Wed 10 Jul 2013, 7:20 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Weather second guessing topic
Replies: 97
Views: 14495

Re: Weather second guessing topic

Nothing good to add i see I was going to add a little update later, waiting for the ECM to come out. This sort of comment puts me off. But right now it is still looking good, i know its still so far out but it's the pattens you look for. It seems from Thursday before the show the azores high pushs ...
by swingy
Wed 10 Jul 2013, 7:17 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2013 (post your feedback in this thread)
Replies: 6031
Views: 745093

Re: RIAT 2013

All so predictable this year (without the Farnborough factor). Lots of 'moaning', and lots of people getting on their high horse trying to defend it. You could turn the clock back to 2011 and the mood on this forum was about the same! Just an idea, but would it be worth making RIAT an event that ru...
by swingy
Wed 10 Jul 2013, 7:13 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2013 Participants
Replies: 397
Views: 83022

Re: RIAT 2013 Participants

Probably not. A lot of GA pilots pay their own way for things like fly ins. Commercial teams / display acts are more bound by finacial governance obligations so possibly not a straight swap. Fair enough. Do DBH approach them or do they ring up DBH and ask to be a part of the show? I can only speak ...
by swingy
Wed 10 Jul 2013, 6:48 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2013 Participants
Replies: 397
Views: 83022

Re: RIAT 2013 Participants

Probably not. A lot of GA pilots pay their own way for things like fly ins. Commercial teams / display acts are more bound by finacial governance obligations so possibly not a straight swap.
by swingy
Wed 10 Jul 2013, 6:43 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2013 Participants
Replies: 397
Views: 83022

Re: RIAT 2013 Participants

How much were they wanting to show up for the static? I assume at least transit costs of fuel and hotels for 3 nights. Anyone know what they were looking for and how this compares with their display fee? I am sure if it they had offered to appear for no/ minimal fee on static it would have been nuts...