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by skidd40
Fri 14 Feb 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January
Replies: 31
Views: 6522

Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

BOB.T wrote:I noticed tonight on a close up that there's in writing on the tail of one of the jets. Is this still from the 'names on a plane' thing from a couple of years ago? If it is my girlfriend will be well chuffed as I had her name added :D


indeed it was, still siting proud on Desmonds tail
by skidd40
Mon 13 Jan 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January
Replies: 31
Views: 6522

Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

I think made with a big eye on the us market with the usuall ,when they come back they tell you of 5 mins what you just watched and a little of whats to come
by skidd40
Mon 22 Jul 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019 security
Replies: 14
Views: 4117

Re: RIAT 2019 security

Blue was thorough yesterday ! all pockets and i mean all pockets wanded ,contents visually checked also even asked me to remove my hat , but strangely my M&S large cool bag....... nothing
by skidd40
Mon 22 Jul 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1084
Views: 165037

Re: RIAT 2020

chrisward123 wrote:Anybody any idea on next years theme?


Battle of Britain 80th ?
by skidd40
Fri 19 Jul 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Top Gun 2 - Its Happening
Replies: 67
Views: 11948

Re: Top Gun 2 - Its Happening

Certainly doesn't look too bad. The CGI looks ok, Tom looks to be actually in the aircraft in a few shots, the run at LL across the desert is fantastic, and what's more the clunky bits, are from Top Gun, (Goose, throwing the controls about etc) as the trailer ends with an F-14 in flight, and it ain...
by skidd40
Thu 18 Jul 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Riat 2019 weather watch.
Replies: 122
Views: 20315

Re: RIAT 2019 weather watch.

Mr Benn wrote:Great positive post above Speedbird. Thats the kind of positve post I'm looking for .

I'm gonna read that over and over. :clap:


Indeed second that , further to speedbirds post this is the why and wherefores https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/about/17185651
by skidd40
Tue 16 Jul 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 531214

Re: RIAT 2019

austinp wrote:
jasonT1981 wrote:First arrival.

[tweet]https://twitter.com/BAESystemsAir/status/1150749579761061888[/tweet]


A giant model kit :-)


Saw it a FIA Last year , thought come on BAE that's the worst Plastic F35 model I've seen ..... Then i saw the news
by skidd40
Fri 05 Jul 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: The Cold Blue, B-17 movie
Replies: 5
Views: 2092

Re: The Cold Blue, B-17 movie

Outstanding amazing film. Watched it last night , just wished in the extras they explained a little bit of how they restored it to made it look like it was filmed recently not 75 years ago .
by skidd40
Mon 24 Jun 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: How will you be enjoying the show?
Replies: 83
Views: 9747

Re: How will you be enjoying the show?

A nice easy lazy Sunday ,hopefully without the need to direct traffic on my way in this year
by skidd40
Mon 10 Jun 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A slightly strange request...
Replies: 6
Views: 2020

Re: A slightly strange request...

Hi

Did the same a couple of years back with my 5 year old GS , i brought a pair from Clas Olson very cheap but very good . He didn't like wearing them until we saw and i brought a pair of Red Arrows ones, on site

Must say i think Friday is made to take the nippers on ,it was a great day
by skidd40
Wed 29 May 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Look UKAR
Replies: 53
Views: 6864

Re: New Look UKAR

:clap: :up:
by skidd40
Wed 15 May 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Iraq Hunter ,business park gate guardian in Basingstoke
Replies: 4
Views: 2151

Re: Iraq Hunter ,business park gate guardian in Basingstoke

Amp wrote:That looks great, but which one is it?


Found this in the planning app "The aircraft was previously sited as the gate guardian at RAF Sealand" Hunter F.51 WT720
by skidd40
Tue 14 May 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Iraq Hunter ,business park gate guardian in Basingstoke
Replies: 4
Views: 2151

Iraq Hunter ,business park gate guardian in Basingstoke

https://www.basingstokegazette.co.uk/ne ... on=success

At local company Centrprise ,it would seem to honour the owner Rafi Razzak’s father.
by skidd40
Mon 01 Apr 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Worst Airshow
Replies: 78
Views: 8611

Re: Worst Airshow

I believe the very last Middle Wallop ,rain so dense could only see about 15 feet in any direction heard a tornado fly by it cleared enough for the harrier but no hover or bounce to save the grass
by skidd40
Fri 29 Mar 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Bunnies and Eagles
Replies: 0
Views: 811

Bunnies and Eagles

Does any body know why up to 3 Eagles flew over Watership Down (north Hampshire) southwards yesterday about 4:50 at relativity low level . Saw two could have sworn i heard a third , never seen this way before and usually nothing but crockery shaking Rotary and the odd fast jet item transiting from R...
by skidd40
Tue 26 Mar 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Rafale B unintended ejection
Replies: 6
Views: 2616

Re: Rafale B unintended ejection

All that just to get a Tie
by skidd40
Tue 19 Mar 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aviation books?
Replies: 25
Views: 2929

Re: Aviation books?

[quote="Tmyers123"]In the last year or so, I’ve read:

“Apache” by Ed Macy (An incredible story, couldn’t put the book down).

I went the to event/ talk he gave at Middle Wallop Fantastic evening , it is a must

Am currently reading The big show By Pierre Clostermann very good read
by skidd40
Tue 19 Feb 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Tornado Farewell Tour
Replies: 209
Views: 28989

Re: Tornado Farewell Tour

Thanks for those maps! Where do you guys think would be a good place to watch it over the Army HQ in Andover? Was thinking of this point but have no idea of the area. m I'd say outside Travelodge would work best, but without knowing the direction they'll overfly it's difficult to say. That was my o...
by skidd40
Mon 18 Feb 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Tornado Farewell Tour
Replies: 209
Views: 28989

Re: Tornado Farewell Tour

Brevet Cable wrote:
skidd40 wrote:...park in the travel lodge

Presumably they're OK with non-tenants rocking up & using their car park, then?


There was no problem with the Lynx farewell , there's but if it's a worry most of the area just across the A303 is basically a industrial/retail park
by skidd40
Mon 18 Feb 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Tornado Farewell Tour
Replies: 209
Views: 28989

Re: Tornado Farewell Tour

Just had an email from our local airfield. A 3 ship Tornado formation will be passing over our village, north to south at 2000ft. A little clue as to date and location would be MUCH appreciated! 20th at 13:30. We are on the Benson to Land Army HQ Andover leg. Rather not give the exact location as t...
by skidd40
Mon 18 Feb 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Trips & Get Togethers
Topic: Spotting or museums near Rome
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Spotting or museums near Rome

I would also vote for the museum at Vigna da Valle. I went from Rome on the local train - took about an hour and was very cheap. However note that the station at Vigna da Valle is a country halt with no taxis and about 3 miles from the museum - a pleasant walk on a nice day as we found out! If I we...
by skidd40
Thu 14 Feb 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 531214

Re: RIAT 2019

Ideally, they think "out of the box" to provide something different but booking the Blades is very much "in the box". Couple of flypasts by civi airliners...and/or a raid of Duxford's display items. I must say though that the take off and landing at the Same-ish time malarkey ,t...
by skidd40
Wed 06 Feb 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting
Replies: 6
Views: 1535

Re: Interesting

jules48 wrote:It was not said in any derogatory manner and not meant to be sarcastic.ffs


+1
by skidd40
Fri 07 Dec 2018, 9:00 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 531214

Re: RIAT 2019

PeterR wrote:
BossMann wrote:2019 will also be the 55th Anniversary of the Red Arrows

Since when has the "55th Anniversary" been a thing...? :dunno:


Oh about the same time promotional straw clutching started
by skidd40
Mon 05 Nov 2018, 9:17 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Do you get views of passing aircraft where you live?
Replies: 56
Views: 4711

Re: Do you get views of passing aircraft where you live?

On route to and from Odiham / Wallop and onward to Salisbury plain ... lots and lots and lots of roof top height crockery shacking rotary