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by The Baron
Mon 13 Apr 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Covid Poll
Replies: 28
Views: 2522

Re: Covid Poll

Classed as a key worker by the MoD so still working but on shorter shifts. Girlfriend works in a veterinary practice so she's still working too but with minimal staff and only accepting emergencies.
by The Baron
Tue 07 Apr 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: Air Legend 2020, Melun - 12-13 Sept
Replies: 24
Views: 5402

Re: Air Legend 2020, Melun - 12-13 Sept

Mike wrote:The Blenheim has been to La Ferté in the past.


Not as a Mk.I.
by The Baron
Wed 01 Apr 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: RIAT Fairford 1993
Replies: 36
Views: 4432

Re: RIAT Fairford 1993

That Mosquito and Blenhiem picture! Wow!
by The Baron
Mon 23 Mar 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: What do the Red Arrows do this year?
Replies: 31
Views: 3485

Re: What do the Red Arrows do this year?

They're still practicing, certainly as of last Friday.
by The Baron
Tue 17 Mar 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: UK air Museum closures -
Replies: 56
Views: 7913

Re: UK air Museum closures -

Bournemouth Aviation Museum to be closed from Thursday 19th March.
by The Baron
Wed 26 Feb 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2020
Replies: 207
Views: 27883

Re: Deceased in 2020

American author, classic car collector and shipwreck hunter Clive Cussler, aged 88.
by The Baron
Tue 18 Feb 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....
Replies: 56
Views: 12775

Re: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....

Imagine the horrendous journey that the ground support would have to make every weekend if RAFAT based out of Valley.
by The Baron
Thu 09 Jan 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January
Replies: 31
Views: 6475

Re: New Red Arrows In America Documentary 8th January

A Danish Challenger ferried the Circus team part of the way home from Greenland.
by The Baron
Sun 08 Dec 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Top 10 Airshow Moments of 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 9238

Re: Top 10 Airshow Moments of 2019

Both the DH9 and Ultimate Fighters have also appeared elsewhere since so I'm unsure as to why their debut at Duxford is such a big thing. The DH9 in itself should be worthy of inclusion but not because it debuted at Duxford. As for the Ultimate Fighters, four types that have all been seen before (OK...
by The Baron
Thu 05 Dec 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: No Time To Die (James Bond trailer released)
Replies: 42
Views: 3719

Re: No Time To Die (James Bond trailer released)

No issues at all with the directors creating a new franchise about a different 00 agent, and a cross over with James Bond/007 is, I think, a good way to do it. If however the idea is to turn James Bond/agent 007 into a something he's not that's where people will have problems. James Bond is 007. Eve...
by The Baron
Sun 24 Nov 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Your favourite UK airshow 2019?
Replies: 33
Views: 3761

Re: Your favourite UK airshow 2019?

Shuttleworth still stands out for me as the king of the airshow circuit. I managed three shows there this year, in June, July and August. In terms of favourite UK airshow I couldn't point to just one, but my top airshow moments of 2019 would be : Mosquito / Lancaster dual taxi at East Kirkby Spanish...
by The Baron
Fri 04 Oct 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale
Replies: 35
Views: 10588

Re: October 6th - Race Day and Season Finale

Latest weather forecast is the worst ever! Surprised it's not cancelled, as they can't charge if nothing flies surely? Of course they can using the caveat "serviceability and weather permitting", like any other airshow. Besides, there is more to the event than just the flying. Unless Shut...
by The Baron
Mon 16 Sep 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: International Sanicole Airshow, 13 & 15 September 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 25518

Re: International Sanicole Airshow, 13 & 15 September 2019

Great show, great content as usual. Buses worked well getting in and out of the airfield but then it all fell apart. It took an hour to get away from car park B. A let down after such a brilliant day.
by The Baron
Wed 11 Sep 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Paris - Villaroche Air Legend 07 and 08-09-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1377

Re: Paris - Villaroche Air Legend 07 and 08-09-2019

phreakf4 wrote:Very pleasing selection of images.

In the first image one of the aircraft is a Cornell (?) but I do not recognise the other though I think it might be a Klemm?


Correct! It's something like a Klemm 35.
by The Baron
Tue 10 Sep 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: Paris-Villaroche Air Legend 2019
Replies: 73
Views: 15858

Re: Paris-Villaroche Air Legend 2019

I had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend at Melun. Really pleased I went. Definitely a sort of La Ferté-Alais lite type show (no complaints here!) with some wonderful classic jets present. Rafale and A-400M were exceptional as were so many of the war bird set pieces, and who can forget the C-47/P-51/Pde...
by The Baron
Thu 15 Aug 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Did anyone go on the wheel?
Replies: 15
Views: 4617

Re: Did anyone go on the wheel?

So effectively a naff position that serves purely to highlight how much dross there is on the airfield. Hardly a view to pay for.
by The Baron
Sat 03 Aug 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: UK Airshow Review News
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Reviewed
Replies: 24
Views: 4029

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Reviewed

Sadly that is a very accurate review. Right on so many points. RIAT needs a major review of itself before the next show. Unfortunately though with the inevitable rise and dominance of the F-35 enthusiasts are going to be increasingly short changed. That's hardly DBH's fault though is it. I didn't s...
by The Baron
Sat 03 Aug 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: UK Airshow Review News
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Reviewed
Replies: 24
Views: 4029

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Reviewed

Sadly that is a very accurate review. Right on so many points. RIAT needs a major review of itself before the next show. Unfortunately though with the inevitable rise and dominance of the F-35 enthusiasts are going to be increasingly short changed.
by The Baron
Sun 28 Jul 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: UK Airshow Review News
Topic: Shuttleworth Flying Festival & Military Airshow Reviews
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Re: Shuttleworth Flying Festival & Military Airshow Reviews

Personally I'd say that's a little harsh saying the BBMF brought up the rear alone. I'd call it the trailing slot or "weaver" position, and the fact they actually took part in the formation is rare and to be applauded.
by The Baron
Wed 24 Jul 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 529401

Re: RIAT 2019

Something I've started to do in the last couple years is to take photos of some of the air and ground crews that support the aircraft on static display. It adds another dimension to the photos and most (not all) are more than happy to pose. I got a fantastic photo of a Pakistani crew member last ye...
by The Baron
Wed 24 Jul 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 529401

Re: RIAT 2019

Something I've started to do in the last couple years is to take photos of some of the air and ground crews that support the aircraft on static display. It adds another dimension to the photos and most (not all) are more than happy to pose. I got a fantastic photo of a Pakistani crew member last yea...
by The Baron
Mon 22 Jul 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 529401

Re: RIAT 2019

[I admire your patriotism but the Italians were far better.I was viewing from Totterdown though which gives you a different perspective than being in the showground.That Italian Typhoon slow pass then into afterburners was incredible.My ears are still ringing. I have to disagree. I don’t think it’s...
by The Baron
Mon 22 Jul 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019 - Issues
Replies: 150
Views: 23975

Re: RIAT 2019 - Issues

I had no problems at all getting in and out of the Green car park. Straight in both days and out in fifteen minutes. Static parking. There just isn't much that can be done about the positioning of some aircraft. Everyone needs toilets. However, the F-15 and Slovak C-27J were strangely placed. I thou...
by The Baron
Mon 15 Jul 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Birmingham Airport Parking rip off
Replies: 8
Views: 2334

Re: Birmingham Airport Parking rip off

I parked at Bristol in March and four days cost me in excess of £70. Next week I'm leaving the car at Gatwick for eight days and it's costing just over £90...
by The Baron
Sat 13 Jul 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 83684

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Team Daedalus were awarded the best fixed wing display. I'm pleased for them as the display was every bit as good as I remembered.