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by DerekF
Fri 24 Sep 2021, 8:46 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Competition- Reconnaissance
Replies: 18
Views: 316

Re: 48 Hour Photo Competition- Reconnaissance

Spitfire PR.XIX at Fairford 2017. https://live.staticflickr.com/4298/35579763750_c0b887415c_o.jpg D600_02_DSC_6724_DxO_edit by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr Spitfire PR.XIX at Cosford 2009. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50614149876_c22816a981_o.jpg zDSC_7382B_1 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr S...
by DerekF
Wed 22 Sep 2021, 10:56 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hours Photo Comp: Corsair
Replies: 22
Views: 609

Re: 48 Hours Photo Comp: Corsair

Two for the price of one A-7D and A-7E at Greenham Common in 1983. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51503369055_25a89dff84_o.jpg z1983045_18 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr A-7E at Mildenhall in 1984. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51502667223_fcee6d9638_o.jpg z1984060_13 by Derek N.Ferguson...
by DerekF
Wed 22 Sep 2021, 8:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7259
Views: 372609

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

My employer (an American company) has decided that vaccines will mandatory for all US employees by the end of the year. It doesn't apply to the UK subsidiary at the moment.
by DerekF
Tue 21 Sep 2021, 6:42 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: MiGs
Replies: 23
Views: 670

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: MiGs

Judging time again.
Once more some fine photos but I'm going to go with Bernard's lovely Hungarian MiG-21 take-off shot.

Over to you Bernard.
by DerekF
Sun 19 Sep 2021, 9:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBMF Lancaster email
Replies: 54
Views: 4528

Re: BBMF Lancaster email

I know not of whom the &&&& Mike is? But if your reduced to basic insults or name calling go find how many books you have written or worked on How many is it? I doubt its any A fair number of us here have done a few between us ;-) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Air_Power_Journal Great publicat...
by DerekF
Sun 19 Sep 2021, 2:42 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: MiGs
Replies: 23
Views: 670

48 Hour Photo Comp: MiGs

I don't think this subject has come up before. Your three best photos of MiGs. https://live.staticflickr.com/1758/40970545580_73e2ba6131_o.jpg DSC_4070_edit3 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48359971752_eb64a011a6_o.jpg xzD600_04_DSC_9024 by Derek N.Ferguson , on F...
by DerekF
Sun 19 Sep 2021, 1:00 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Penne for your thoughts?
Replies: 25
Views: 580

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Penne for your thoughts?

Thanks Tommy. An unexpected surprise. I'll get something new up later.
by DerekF
Sat 18 Sep 2021, 7:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4702
Views: 356303

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

Anyone who is in the aerospace industry has to deal with a mixture of units all the time. Depending on their origin aircraft weights are in kg or lb, one aircraft I knew of, had the loadsheet data in kg - inches. A nightmare. Many of the atmospheric and air data equations are empirical and only work...
by DerekF
Fri 17 Sep 2021, 2:52 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Penne for your thoughts?
Replies: 25
Views: 580

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Penne for your thoughts?

Tornado at Woodford in 1995 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51486846420_1ed8aa5d67_o.jpg x1995268_28 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr C-47 at Fairford in 1985 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51486141498_9c74f3d04e_o.jpg x1985083_29 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr F-104S at Fairford in 1985 ht...
by DerekF
Wed 15 Sep 2021, 11:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1316
Views: 134265

Re: Presidential Election 2020

I wonder what medical issue would stop someone from wearing a mask but have no problems wearing a full-face helmet. It can't be breathing problems can it? Ah, so you decided to up with the disparaging comments about the disabled? Well done. Perhaps have someone show you the difference between a mas...
by DerekF
Wed 15 Sep 2021, 10:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1316
Views: 134265

Re: Presidential Election 2020

I wonder what medical issue would stop someone from wearing a mask but have no problems wearing a full-face helmet. It can't be breathing problems can it?
by DerekF
Wed 15 Sep 2021, 9:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1316
Views: 134265

Re: Presidential Election 2020

So you criticize Biden for his mask wearing habits and yet you brag about flouting the same rules yourself. Hypocritical much? Comprehension issue? There are a slew of exemptions to wearing a mask, at least a dozen, maybe 15 or so. FOUR of them apply to me. Senility is NOT an exemption to mask wear...
by DerekF
Wed 15 Sep 2021, 2:24 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp - USAF 75th Anniversary
Replies: 27
Views: 720

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp - USAF 75th Anniversary

F-15A at Roswell, NM in 1991 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51478757243_9b8782d901_o.jpg x1991165_26 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr Heritage flight at Fairford 2006 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51478522986_94bd7c473c_o.jpg xD70_01_DSC_0387A by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr F-15s at Fairf...
by DerekF
Tue 14 Sep 2021, 8:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7259
Views: 372609

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

The gig I went to last was at a venue that required the following:- From 1st Sept we will be implementing use of the Covid Pass To gain entry, customers will have to show their Covid status in one of the three following ways: Proof of negative lateral flow test. Test must be taken within 24 hours pr...
by DerekF
Tue 14 Sep 2021, 8:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1316
Views: 134265

Re: Presidential Election 2020

Bit of overlap with another thread here: Biden at the 9/11 deal. Walking around with his mask on... walks up to a crowd of people & takes his mask off, then shakes hands with people using the same hand, kisses his own hand & then puts the mask back on with the same hand. Not sure Biden got the mask...
by DerekF
Mon 13 Sep 2021, 11:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBMF Lancaster email
Replies: 54
Views: 4528

Re: BBMF Lancaster email

The BBMF will be like every other RAF flying unit and will have an operations manual which will have all the information about how to carry out safe operations. If the appropriate personnel have carried out the risk assessments and if it allows take-offs and landings from a taxiway and the duty hold...
by DerekF
Mon 13 Sep 2021, 6:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBMF Lancaster email
Replies: 54
Views: 4528

Re: BBMF Lancaster email

You have to love it when the keyboard warriors tell the BBMF that they’ve been doing it all wrong for decades Keyboard warrior eh? A large part of my working life has involved with flying and the associated risks. not simply watching over a fence. I am frankly astonished and somewhat surprised that...
by DerekF
Mon 13 Sep 2021, 4:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBMF Lancaster email
Replies: 54
Views: 4528

Re: BBMF Lancaster email

Being used as a taxiway and a runway are totally different things. Your inference was that is was being used as a runway which it clearly is not.
by DerekF
Mon 13 Sep 2021, 3:46 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Concerts 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Concerts 2021

I think they've dropped most of Gerard Love's songs from the set but they still write some decent songs and look like they're enjoying themselves.
by DerekF
Mon 13 Sep 2021, 3:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBMF Lancaster email
Replies: 54
Views: 4528

Re: BBMF Lancaster email

I'm amazed that they can use a non-runway with no declared distances, surveyed obstacles, appropriate lighting and with buildings close by.
It isn't even mentioned in the published aerodrome manual. Still, I'm sure they know best...
by DerekF
Mon 13 Sep 2021, 9:26 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBMF Lancaster email
Replies: 54
Views: 4528

Re: BBMF Lancaster email

Interesting that the MAA would allow operations from a base where basic performance criteria cannot be met. The accelerate stop distance is a function of airspeed and groundspeed (for the decel part) and to mitigate the risk on the basis of a wind speed is interesting to say the least. The fact that...
by DerekF
Mon 13 Sep 2021, 9:17 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aeralis Red Arrows?
Replies: 32
Views: 2907

Re: Aeralis Red Arrows?

I saw this and there are so many errors in the article it's difficult to work out what the real story is. £200k isn't going to get them far though. With so much flying training being done more safely, efficiently, and cheaper on simulators these days, it's hard to see any future in a nine training a...
by DerekF
Sun 12 Sep 2021, 9:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBMF Lancaster email
Replies: 54
Views: 4528

Re: BBMF Lancaster email

That'll be why military aircraft have such great reliability statistics.
by DerekF
Sat 11 Sep 2021, 9:38 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: T-tails
Replies: 26
Views: 840

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: T-tails

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51315720339_5cd37f21ee_o.jpg qq1987106_06 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51120674534_48c1470cbb_o.jpg aa1989139_30 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50982176101_2f4d377212_b.jpg aaDSC_6799 by ...
by DerekF
Sat 11 Sep 2021, 5:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are UKARians watching on TV?
Replies: 1237
Views: 261674

Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

They certainly were.