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by woody
Sun 18 Jul 2021, 7:55 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Shuttleworth Evening Show 17th July 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: Shuttleworth Evening Show 17th July 2021

Wow. Pics you should be really proud of and captured the spirit of Shuttleworth.
Steve.
by woody
Sat 17 Jul 2021, 9:37 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 weather
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: RIAT 2021 weather

Spoke to the Met Office. They have agreed to rollover this year's weather to next year.
by woody
Tue 01 Jun 2021, 8:21 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Flying Festival of Britain 6th June 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 3549

Re: Flying Festival of Britain 6th June 2021

Hi all. Due to work commitments, unable to attend. I do have a ticket for non-event days so was thinking about popping down on Friday. Just wondering if there is likely to be much happening as regards Shuttleworth aircraft doing air checks or practice displays. I know nothing is for definate, but if...
by woody
Fri 21 May 2021, 6:45 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Chipmunk 75th Anniversary Fly In - OW 22 May 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 10638

Re: Chipmunk 75th Anniversary Fly In - OW 22 May 2021

I am in the same frame of mind. I haven't seen anything to suggest a cancellation. Planning on still going as live fairly local. Forecast not brilliant for tomorrow but looks reasonable enough. We booked online so can revisit if weather is really bad. As I understand it, some of the car parking area...
by woody
Thu 30 Jul 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: FRIAT 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 5260

Re: FRIAT 2021

Hi. Not sure on payment options, but just been on the Air Tattoo website and places are extremely limited so are asking for people to call direct on 01285 713456 if interested.
Regards
steve
by woody
Sun 03 Mar 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Red Arrows - Winter Training 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1960

Re: Red Arrows - Winter Training 2019

What great shots. Love the 4th pic and the last one had me ducking for cover.

Regards
Steve
by woody
Tue 11 Sep 2018, 8:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RC-135W role
Replies: 10
Views: 2784

Re: RC-135W role

hi Basically they will try to monitor all communications within their area of operations/interest. At one time times they used basic radio scanning radios. I believe AOR (Japan) were a frequent supplier. Suspect they now use many software defined type radios so they can analyse at their convenience....
by woody
Thu 23 Aug 2018, 8:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Rabbiting Chris Evans!
Replies: 49
Views: 6427

Re: Rabbiting Chris Evans!

Pretty much agree with all the above. Years ago when driving HGVs early in the morning I always enjoyed Terry Wogan. His pitch was absolutely right and eased you into the day. I still enjoy Ken Bruce (when I can listen) as again I like his (and his listener's) humour. I remember a few years ago Rich...
by woody
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 10:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Airfield ATIS?
Replies: 5
Views: 1239

Re: Airfield ATIS?

Hi Most are all automated and any extra info that is non standard is voice recorded. Well that's how it was when I left ATC.
by woody
Thu 05 Jul 2018, 9:56 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: anyone driving up from london - totterdown ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1629

Re: anyone driving up from london - totterdown ?

Hi Concorde. Hope you can find someone who can assist. One of the very reasons I post infrequently is exactly due to the above posts. Totally unhelpful and more concerned about correcting grammar or now it seems, lat and long positions in the country. Whilst I can't help in this instance I hope you ...
by woody
Mon 11 Jun 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Rafale solo display mach loop monday june 10th
Replies: 20
Views: 4821

Re: Rafale solo display mach loop monday june 10th

Many moons ago whilst working as a ATC Assistant at Spadeadam, there were strict rules on which nations could and couldn't low fly within the UK. Some nations had carte blanche to fly, others would have to apply to the Tactical booking Centre at RAF West Drayton giving sufficient notice. The mists o...
by woody
Sun 18 Sep 2016, 4:43 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Cranfield 70th what a shame
Replies: 2
Views: 2021

Re: Cranfield 70th what a shame

Hi Nice pics given the conditions. Shame about the weather as this promised to be a good event. Being my local would be nice to see if some kind of event here could be resurrected. Given that I'm not sure it was heavily advertised, there did seem to be a healthy crowd. Not got round to looking at my...
by woody
Tue 10 May 2016, 8:14 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Old Warden Season Premiere (non-DSLR) - Updated
Replies: 16
Views: 3113

Re: Old Warden Season Premiere (non-DSLR)

Hi Hatstand,

Thanks for that info ref new models. Will investigate further. No need to hurry! Saving up the funds.

Again

Some nice really nice pics.

Steve
by woody
Mon 09 May 2016, 9:03 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Old Warden Season Premiere (non-DSLR) - Updated
Replies: 16
Views: 3113

Re: Old Warden Season Premiere (non-DSLR)

Hi Nice pics there, especially the Reds above the Calidus Gyrocopter. Been thinking about a FZ1000 for a while now and certainly impressed with your results. Have a FZ200 along with the teleconverter so debating the upgrade at the moment and to be fair I mainly use it for video work with which I am ...
by woody
Tue 26 Apr 2016, 6:52 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Abingdon 2016 - 1st May 2016
Replies: 215
Views: 56267

Re: Abingdon 2016 - 1st May 2016

In the past I've normally parked up just after 9 in the morning. Not sure if there is an official time but no probs in the past, even in busy years.
by woody
Tue 01 Sep 2015, 7:21 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Little Gransden Charity Air and Car Show - 30th August 2015
Replies: 48
Views: 12207

Re: Little Gransden Charity Air and Car Show - 30th August 2

I agree with RivetCounter. The Vulcan canceled due to weather. There was a break in the flying so the organisers could have a reassessment of the rest of the day. I am glad that a lot of money was raised for charity in particular Children in Need. Well done guys. Try to ignore the petty criticms fro...
by woody
Mon 31 Aug 2015, 5:38 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Little Gransden Charity Air and Car Show - 30th August 2015
Replies: 48
Views: 12207

Re: Little Gransden Charity Air and Car Show - 30th August 2

Just wanted to say a big thanks to the guys at LG today for a good day out in very trying circumstances. Stayed till the end and although waterlogged still would have not missed. Hope you guys haven't lost heart after all the setbacks this year, totally out of your control. Roll on 2016. Regards Ste...
by woody
Tue 24 Feb 2015, 7:03 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Swingers !!!
Replies: 5
Views: 4542

Re: Swingers !!!

Lovely shots. Growing up in Wolverton, MK, always used to see these daily turning onto final approach when 27 was in use. Skies over here now fairly quiet. Spent many an afternoon after school at the 27 app end ( courtesy of a lift from my brother). Sadly missed but happy memories. Cheers for the pi...
by woody
Sat 16 Aug 2014, 9:42 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Sywell Great War Airshow 2014
Replies: 86
Views: 21834

Re: Sywell Great War Airshow 2014

Hi,
Is that definite no BBMF tomorrow. Not seen anything official. Just curious.

Steve.
by woody
Mon 16 Jun 2014, 7:03 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Airshow 15th June Ft. LAA
Replies: 36
Views: 9805

Re: Airshow 15th June Ft. LAA

I just want to add to what was a lovely afternoon of flying in the usual Old Warden laid back manner. One thing that made it for me was the commentary. Very informative, applicable and not diluted or dumbed-down. A shame about the weather but it has certainly encouraged me to pay another visit this ...
by woody
Mon 26 Aug 2013, 6:13 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: BBMF Chipmunk
Replies: 6
Views: 1630

Re: BBMF Chipmunk

Hi Looks like a nice build. I'm in a similar position regarding returning to modelling. I also have a slightly older chipmunk kit that was released (I think) in the late 80s or early 90s. This being the Airfix Chippie WP805 (6 AEF). This was the first aircraft I ever flew in when I was a ATC Cadet a...
by woody
Fri 12 Jul 2013, 8:17 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: 5 years ago today
Replies: 31
Views: 3653

Re: 5 years ago today

Had a Mach 3 (4 day Pass), had a great Friday. When heard the news about Saturday, drove over to Kemble and Gloucester. Whilst at Kemble we ran into one of the members of the Brittannia preservation group there who gave us about a 1 hour tour and chat in the aircraft, amidst the storms. Very memorab...
by woody
Wed 05 Jun 2013, 7:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Middle-lane hoggers - discuss.
Replies: 73
Views: 11177

Re: Middle-lane hoggers - discuss.

Eric B With regard to 4 lanes that is a sensible point. There are sometimes difficulties where motorways merge and depart from 4 lanes to 5 and 5 lanes to 3 (M25 M40 to M3 area), where sometimes you will be in lane 1 which becomes 3 and then you have to try and move over left but can't because vehic...
by woody
Wed 05 Jun 2013, 7:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Middle-lane hoggers - discuss.
Replies: 73
Views: 11177

Re: Middle-lane hoggers - discuss.

Hi With regard to Dano's Post. Stopping HGV's from overtaking would not ease any congestion. As a HGV Driver myself I am aware of the limitations of my vehicle. Most HGV's are speed limited to 50, 53 or 56 mph. The difference equates to 6 miles every hour, as opposed to 10 seconds. Taking into load ...
by woody
Sun 19 Aug 2012, 8:21 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Sywell Jubilee Airshow 2012
Replies: 41
Views: 9555

Re: Sywell Jubilee Airshow 2012

Just got home and wanted to say thanks for a fantastic display and well organised. Hope lots of cash was raised and here's looking forwrd to the next. All the best to the team.

Steve