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by bennysdad
Mon 01 Jun 2020, 8:11 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Survey Aircraft Over Scotland
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Re: Survey Aircraft Over Scotland

It would certainly be noisy in the PC6.
by bennysdad
Mon 01 Jun 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Survey Aircraft Over Scotland
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Re: Survey Aircraft Over Scotland

Thanks for that. Even with a very accurate auto pilot that must be a boring flight
by bennysdad
Mon 01 Jun 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Survey Aircraft Over Scotland
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Survey Aircraft Over Scotland

Today I noticed on ADS-B a Luxembourg Registered king air flying a line search pattern a 13000ft. that eventually covered the whole of Fife then I spotted a German Registered PC 6 Over central Scotland flying a very tight pattern at about 1600 ft. Any ideas what we have that is so interesting up her...
by bennysdad
Wed 20 Sep 2017, 3:15 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 104480

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

The visit this year was not only to see an air display but also to visit an iconic RAF base. Both were disappointing. I am no longer a regular attender at air displays and I suspect the display line restrictions of even the most spirited display probably means that the actual display routines are no...
by bennysdad
Mon 11 Sep 2017, 5:37 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 237864

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Why would they need to do that? They have earlybird tickets, so if you enjoyed it and you want to go back next year you'll get one of those. They don't NEED to do it. It would be a nice gesture to acknowledge that their ticket prices were high this year for what was on offer and say thanks to suppo...
by bennysdad
Sun 10 Sep 2017, 8:28 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 237864

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Assuming that the show next year is more successful in getting display items which will justify the price and given that the organisers have the email addresses of those who bought tickets for the experimental first show what about an offer of discounted tickets for the next show before they go on g...
by bennysdad
Sat 09 Sep 2017, 8:40 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 237864

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Obviously it's a no brainer about the paternity leave thing, an airshow is not something to miss out those first special days for, even if you are a Red Arrows pilot! I wonder if it's ever been considered that one or two of the pilots could work up either a solo or pairs Hawk demo in addition to th...
by bennysdad
Tue 29 Aug 2017, 8:19 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 237864

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

You're forgetting multiple reasons for advanced ticket only. To name but a few. The organisers have to plan for the "worst" and assume a sell out, they can't just guess the show will be undersold and put tickets on the gates. Perhaps the organisers have designed the show to cater for a sp...
by bennysdad
Tue 29 Aug 2017, 7:34 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 237864

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

rather than being needed to control the numbers each day it has far more to do with getting the cash up front so that it does not matter if the lack of an attractive final flying programme discourages people from turning up. All I can say is you're very very wrong and a hell of a lot of work has go...
by bennysdad
Tue 29 Aug 2017, 6:14 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 237864

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

rather than being needed to control the numbers each day it has far more to do with getting the cash up front so that it does not matter if the lack of an attractive final flying programme discourages people from turning up. All I can say is you're very very wrong and a hell of a lot of work has go...
by bennysdad
Tue 29 Aug 2017, 3:33 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 237864

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Fairly clear to see the logic behind advance ticket sales only in this case. I am travelling 300 miles from home and paying for an overnight stay based on pre bought high price tickets thinking that the ticket price indicated a great line up and a likely early sell out. Now it appears that the ticke...
by bennysdad
Mon 07 Jul 2014, 11:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The naughty field debate...a new twist
Replies: 106
Views: 15592

Re: The naughty field debate...a new twist

May I suggest that at least part of the solution would be to make the view from inside the event at tad more exciting than it has become of late. I am sure there would still be some who just have to get that bit closer at any cost but I would suggest that when, as far as my doctor can determine, a r...
by bennysdad
Thu 03 Jul 2014, 7:21 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: "Strange Formations"
Replies: 92
Views: 48408

Re: "Strange Formations"

RIAT when it used to be worth going

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by bennysdad
Fri 18 Apr 2014, 8:12 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: FAO Andy Armstrong - How To Solve A Problem Like RIAT...
Replies: 80
Views: 12991

Re: FAO Andy Armstrong - How To Solve A Problem Like RIAT...

I was a regular RIAT attender in the past when you could jump on your motorcycle at some ungodly hour and turn up at the gate to buy a ticket having chosen the best day weather wise or the only day available that fitted in with last minute work schedule changes. When I had to start picking the day i...
by bennysdad
Fri 03 Jan 2014, 12:20 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 2014: The State Of Our Hobby - a UKAR survey
Replies: 42
Views: 6862

Re: 2014: The State Of Our Hobby - a UKAR survey

As with all such lifetime interests you have to view my comments through the perspective of "its always not like it used to be" . I think that the airshows I visited 30 years ago were much more exiting, the aircraft were much more varied and they flew a lot closer to the crowds. The sun al...
by bennysdad
Sun 10 Nov 2013, 10:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Lightning XS422
Replies: 8
Views: 1106

Re: Lightning XS422

It will be able to fly again but not in the country of its birth unfortunately. We are now so risk averse in the UK in relation to air displays that even if authority was given for it to fly here it would be so emasculated and distanced from crowds that it might as well stay on the ground in a museum.
by bennysdad
Tue 08 Oct 2013, 7:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Prestwick airport in public ownership?
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: Prestwick airport in public ownership?

A white elephant and a tax payer subsidy for Ryanair. Never really a future for Prestwick once CAT III landing aids made foggy landings possible at your destination airport.
by bennysdad
Tue 30 Jul 2013, 11:22 pm
Forum: Flight Simulators
Topic: UKAR Virtual Airshow
Replies: 71
Views: 31069

Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

I quite like formation flying but I don't think my PC would be fast enough to fly online with other aircraft.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLsvmUsRhfI[/youtube]
by bennysdad
Sun 27 Jan 2013, 11:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Save Panshanger Aerodrome
Replies: 18
Views: 3359

Re: Save Panshanger Aerodrome

Not just on here that the welcome at Panshanger is commented upon. However if you read the whole thread it would suggest that the lady running the airfield now might be a bit more reasonable to deal with if you try to visit.

http://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=80109
by bennysdad
Sat 19 May 2012, 10:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: first air show
Replies: 101
Views: 10136

Re: first air show

Went by train on my own about age 14 to HMS Condor at Arbroath and had to walk up from the train station. I remember a couple of years later seeing a Sea Vixen formation aerobatic display with 6 aircraft there. By that time I was going to Leuchars as well but I always thought the navy displays were...
by bennysdad
Wed 16 May 2012, 9:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: first air show
Replies: 101
Views: 10136

Re: first air show

Went by train on my own about age 14 to HMS Condor at Arbroath and had to walk up from the train station. I remember a couple of years later seeing a Sea Vixen formation aerobatic display with 6 aircraft there. By that time I was going to Leuchars as well but I always thought the navy displays were ...
by bennysdad
Fri 04 May 2012, 11:01 pm
Forum: Flight Simulators
Topic: B 737 Simulator
Replies: 0
Views: 1015

B 737 Simulator

Landing a B737 simulator at EGBB in poor visibility cut with some FSX footage just for fun. I got 5 hours at http://www.virtual-aerospace.com/ as a 60th birthday present from the family. A great place to test your FSX skills in a more realistic environment. Nice people and lots of fun.

http://youtu.be/jhDpo6c5WMU
by bennysdad
Sun 22 Apr 2012, 9:01 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Which variant of the F-35 should Britain buy...?
Replies: 44
Views: 4085

Re: Which variant of the F-35 should Britain buy...?

A Super Hornet in the hand is worth two F35s in construction when the carriers are launched.
by bennysdad
Tue 06 Mar 2012, 9:19 pm
Forum: Flight Simulators
Topic: Help needed concerning F1 Car transportation.
Replies: 4
Views: 1647

Re: Help needed concerning F1 Car transportation.

My son in law is a mechanic with the Lotus (former Renault) team. They use all methods of transport because they need about 30 tons of equipment for the non European races. Some of the equipment is sent by sea and the critical stuff like chassis that needs worked on until as close to the race date a...
by bennysdad
Wed 25 Jan 2012, 10:45 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Help needed for my A-Level Coursework - Hawker Hunter
Replies: 15
Views: 2229

Re: Help needed for my A-Level Coursework - Hawker Hunter

Here goes. I am 60 years old and the hunter was in service at Leuchars when I was a child. It was the first swept wing jet I saw regularly in the skies and I am sure that until I knew better every jet noise had to be a Hawker Hunter. In the fifties and into the sixties am lot of major airshows like ...