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by Joe Spares
Wed 08 Apr 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Airline brinksmanship over Covid-19
Replies: 49
Views: 9306

Re: Airline brinksmanship over Covid-19

The perils of dealing with small operators. It's not just small operators; I have a return Eurotunnel trip that I booked last Summer (because I like to plan ahead). They're allowing me to rebook, but only within a year of the date on which I made the original booking (as opposed to within a year of...
by Joe Spares
Sat 04 Apr 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Germany buying new Typhoons, Super Hornets and Growlers
Replies: 28
Views: 4757

Re: Germany buying new Typhoons, Super Hornets and Growlers

Im just a it confused that in the days of stand off missiles, stealth jets and drones, the concept of flying a manned aircraft over a heavily defended enemy target to lob a free fall gravity nuke onto it, is even considered a vital role..... surely that concept should have gone out with the F117s ar...
by Joe Spares
Thu 11 Jul 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: There a hole in my bucket dear Liza dear Liza
Replies: 14
Views: 2706

Re: There a hole in my bucket dear Liza dear Liza

A white elephant used to refer to something which isnt useful, as the US Navy carrier force has actually been flying combat missions since at least desert storm in 1991 non stop, they surely cannot fall in that category? An aircraft carrier with no combat planes of it's own, and a hole in the bottom...
by Joe Spares
Thu 20 Jun 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: KLU Open Day 14th Updated
Replies: 9
Views: 2930

Re: KLU Open Day 14th Updated

Where did you shoot the starfighter from....?? That and the Italian f35 were nigh on impossible to shoot from public areas annoyingly!
by Joe Spares
Fri 15 Feb 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Arrows in 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 3229

Re: Red Arrows in 2019

....plus afaik, the Red's don't display for free, so would suggest that any none appearance at this Southport airshow is more to do with the organisers not stumping up the readies, as opposed to a poor showing by the RAF...? Really?. Are you really such an ignorant clown. 2017 Reds went to the Far ...
by Joe Spares
Fri 15 Feb 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Arrows in 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 3229

Re: Red Arrows in 2019

....plus afaik, the Red's don't display for free, so would suggest that any none appearance at this Southport airshow is more to do with the organisers not stumping up the readies, as opposed to a poor showing by the RAF...?
by Joe Spares
Fri 15 Feb 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Arrows in 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 3229

Re: Red Arrows in 2019

Southport airshow? Is there one? Is it big, never heard of it,or is it just another seaside show ?
by Joe Spares
Fri 15 Feb 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Arrows in 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 3229

Re: Red Arrows in 2019

So it's not as if people will really miss anything, is it? YOU might not think so, but the wider, general airshow going public adores them. Indeed to many, they ARE an airshow. They also serve as a symbol of something for this country to be proud of at occasions such as Royal flypasts and the like....
by Joe Spares
Fri 15 Feb 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Changes to the USAF Demo Teams
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Re: Changed to the USAF Demo Teams

Even if they did appear in the UK this year it would only likely be riat, where pyros are not permitted anyway, so no big loss !
Interesting choice with the F5 too, as apart from a few A's trialled in Vietnam, the F5 has only served in the training /aggressor role in the USAF....
by Joe Spares
Mon 24 Dec 2018, 12:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Something, possibly
Replies: 199
Views: 20511

Re: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Drones

It would be interesting to know, what, if anything, the 'drone dome' system detected during the short closure on the afternoon flights resumed..... my hunch is bugger all, hence the rapid reopening versus another long shut down
by Joe Spares
Fri 21 Dec 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Something, possibly
Replies: 199
Views: 20511

Re: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Drones

Gotta admit, nothing will get past that giant pair of binos they got.....they can stare it into submission through those
by Joe Spares
Mon 03 Dec 2018, 4:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: F35 in the news again
Replies: 35
Views: 5097

Re: F35 in the news again

Lakenheath will be a large F35A base in a few years. Most of our close neighbors are and will be with the F35A. So a central serviceing hub will prove cheaper. US ones will be serviced in the USA like the F15 is, and as already pointed out once in this thread already, European ones are to be servic...
by Joe Spares
Sat 03 Nov 2018, 3:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Do you get views of passing aircraft where you live?
Replies: 56
Views: 5228

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

Yep, get stuff in/out of bzn daily, buffs bones b2's from fairford when they are deployed, helis circli g the house before dropping into the local MoD depot, fast jets occaisionally, ospreys pretty regular, plus can dot spot contrilling stuff if that way inclined too....! Not too shabby here just no...
by Joe Spares
Thu 04 Oct 2018, 2:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Jaguar returning to flight?
Replies: 44
Views: 12635

Re: Jaguar returning to flight?

Those advocating it could fly here and referencing the viggen at Waddington, should remember that was pre Shoreham, and restrictions brought in regarding pilot proficiency since then.....
by Joe Spares
Fri 28 Sep 2018, 9:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: USMC F-35B Down
Replies: 12
Views: 2215

Re: USMC F-35B Down

...although they nearly lost a C last month when one ate a refuelling drouge, writing off the engine....
by Joe Spares
Sun 05 Aug 2018, 7:10 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Fairford?
Replies: 14
Views: 2776

Re: RAF Fairford?

I believe that Spangdahlem was mooted as the likely destination for the 352nd SOW. I believe that the issue with low flying in Germany is causing some concern with them moving to Germany. Wes... Also heard the germans weren't happy about the KC135's flying at night and weekend! Surely given the inv...
by Joe Spares
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXV Thursday 18th October 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 24724

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXV Thursday 18th October 2018

Tiger puma scheme would be great seeing as it has missed cosford and riat.....not many other opportunities for a viewing.
by Joe Spares
Mon 04 Jun 2018, 8:50 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]
Replies: 955
Views: 188061

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Flare Path wrote:Might be nothing. But there's a NOTAM, indicating an air-to-air shoot between the 7th and 9th covering Telford, Bridgnorth and all the way down to Ludlow. Is this for the Rafale, Mig, F16 and RAF stuff based out of Shawbury?


Hoping for some of those yes, fingers crossed :)
by Joe Spares
Wed 30 May 2018, 11:19 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]
Replies: 955
Views: 188061

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Wouldn't it be nice if Qinetiq also filled the newly vacated C130 space in the static park with the special tail Herc fron Boscombe..... ! ;)
by Joe Spares
Mon 02 Apr 2018, 1:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Are the RAF100 celebrations ignoring the Royal Navy?
Replies: 28
Views: 2805

Re: Are the RAF100 celebrations ignoring the Royal Navy?

I wonder if the RAF got similarly upset at being 'ignored' in the 'Fly Navy 100' commemorations a few yrs back.....?
It is what it says on the tin.....
by Joe Spares
Tue 20 Mar 2018, 8:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIVa Thursday 19th April 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 49878

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIV POSTPONED

Guessing from the above comments a few are heading to Joint Warrior/ Frisian Flag in April then?
by Joe Spares
Wed 22 Nov 2017, 9:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Airseekers leaving Waddington?
Replies: 46
Views: 6956

Re: Airseekers leaving Waddington?

Great news for Fairford, also hearing the 352nd SOG may well end up there as well not Germany now due to CV-22 noise issues. I spoke to some of the SOG crew at RIAT and they pretty much said that Fairford appears to be the most likely cadidate. Germany had tightened the noise regs only weeks before...
by Joe Spares
Thu 09 Nov 2017, 8:59 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RRR1263 - G-MOAL - 231017
Replies: 13
Views: 4149

Re: RRR1263 - G-MOAL - 231017

Does 32 just have the one 109 now then? What about the two/three ZRxxx serialled ones?
by Joe Spares
Tue 29 Aug 2017, 6:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: XV582 NOT going to Bruntingthorpe...
Replies: 55
Views: 14772

Re: XV582 NOT going to Bruntingthorpe...*UPDATED

Was surprised to see an aerial view of Upper Heyford a few weeks back with no cars on it, as this was used for that purpose for years, so Brunty might be equally devoid of them in times ahead. I also thought Gary Spoors owned the desert Bucc too, be interesting to see if that vacates Brunty as well....
by Joe Spares
Thu 27 Jul 2017, 7:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Spotting at Brize?
Replies: 8
Views: 2559

Re: Spotting at Brize?

m 25 is tricky for parking, gates are covered by by-laws and you can be moved on, do not park in the industrial estate entrance, you are liable to be clamped, you can park at the village hall and walk back, but there is no footpath and lots of really bad drivers on that road! 25 is not overly spotte...