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by andygolfer
Mon 01 Feb 2021, 6:46 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Southend derelict aircraft fire.
Replies: 9
Views: 2216

Re: Southend derelict aircraft fire.

They had been deteriorating for years, I think I have some photos somewhere before they were moved. Looking at the photos on Flickr, there is nothing really left of it. Not sure what happened to the Bonanza that was moved at the same time, (unless it is still there amongst the undergrowth). the Bon...
by andygolfer
Sun 31 Jan 2021, 11:50 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Southend derelict aircraft fire.
Replies: 9
Views: 2216

Re: Southend derelict aircraft fire.

a correction from me re my previous post, the one that got burnt was VH-AMQ not -AHL as I said before. https://live.staticflickr.com/7607/26820348335_06afec0908_b.jpg 4898 VH-AMQ dumped HS.748 Skylark hotel, Southend 3-5-2016 by Andrew Goldsmith , on Flickr There are photos of it on flickr post fire...
by andygolfer
Sat 30 Jan 2021, 5:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Southend derelict aircraft fire.
Replies: 9
Views: 2216

Re: Southend derelict aircraft fire.

I am guessing that it is one of the HS.748’s that were in the grounds of the Skylark Hotel. Haven’t been around that way for years, however the last I saw they were heavily stripped and disappearing into the undergrowth. https://www.essexlive.news/news/essex-news/southend-airport-disused-aircraft-d...
by andygolfer
Thu 28 Jan 2021, 8:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Anyone room for a V bomber cockpit?
Replies: 9
Views: 2081

Re: Anyone room for a V bomber cockpit?

Also how much would transport be? as for 4 cockpits plus spares it'll tot up. Would depend how far you’re taking them, of course, but I’d estimate you’d have to budget £1.5K per cockpit at least. Mind you, if you’ve shelled out £250-300K to buy them, I can’t imagine that would be an issue. blimey -...
by andygolfer
Mon 11 Jan 2021, 10:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1272
Views: 115813

Re: Presidential Election 2020

maybe they will ban the playing of bridge next to stop people using trump cards :laughing:
by andygolfer
Mon 11 Jan 2021, 8:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1272
Views: 115813

Re: Presidential Election 2020

'IF' he has signed the Insurrection Act... In a closed briefing to the 13-member City Council last Monday, the DC Attorney General’s office shared a two-page memo analyzing the risk that Trump could invoke the Insurrection Act to seize control of the city’s Metropolitan Police Department, according...
by andygolfer
Thu 24 Dec 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 hour Photo Comp: Call me Douglas
Replies: 29
Views: 1152

Re: 48 hour Photo Comp: Call me Douglas

I'll have a go with this, FED-EX MD-11F just as the sun was going down, taken at Stansted in April 2015

ImageN599FE MD11 FedEx Stansted 20-5-2015 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

season's greetings
Andy
by andygolfer
Thu 24 Dec 2020, 8:58 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Lakenheath 15-12-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Re: Lakenheath 15-12-2020

Excuse me for being a little late in commenting, but these are some of the best shots I've seen for a very long time from Lakenheath. Well done Andy, are you the same chap that helps to run Civilian Aviation? https://www.civilianaviation.co.uk/ SHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! (amongst several other forums, goo...
by andygolfer
Thu 24 Dec 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Lakenheath 15-12-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Re: Lakenheath 15-12-2020

thank you for those kind comments, there are a few extra angles available at present with the taxiway closed as that means the aircraft go the long way round via the northside to get to the 24 holding point. Covid and lockdowns permitting I shall try to get back again before they finish the works Andy
by andygolfer
Tue 22 Dec 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: RAF Lakenheath
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: RAF Lakenheath

very nice pics - I was there as well , we must have been in the same area near the forest entrance. We were certainly treated to some nice flying, a nice end to 2020 aviation for me as I'm now in tier 4 in Essex so hoping for clear weather and Stansted outbounds but forecast not looking very promisi...
by andygolfer
Tue 22 Dec 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Lakenheath 15-12-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Lakenheath 15-12-2020

I spent last Tuesday at Lakenheath for a pre planned pre xmas meet up with a friend, we couldn't have picked a better day, beautiful weather and lots of action - a 22 ship launch between 12.30 and 13.00 plus 3 stragglers about 45 minutes later. Got a nice fix of aviation fumes!!! There are works in ...
by andygolfer
Sun 20 Dec 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: another one bites the dust - Brunty's Super Guppy to be cut up
Replies: 6
Views: 1667

Re: another one bites the dust - Brunty's Super Guppy to be cut up

the guppy lost it's outer wings this week and apparently several parts of the airframe are going to NASA as spares for their example. The cockpit is also going for preservation somewhere - I have an idea where but not seen anything public about it so I'm not going to speculate. My superguppy website...
by andygolfer
Sat 28 Nov 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: IL-76 RA-76511 at Stansted 16-10-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 2000

Re: IL-76 RA-76511 at Stansted 16-10-2020

thanks , I walked round the fence one evening and took some night shots - bit of a test through the fence! here's a trio of it under the lights...... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50507240361_5d5093f6c1_o.jpg RA-76511 IL-76 Volga Dnepr Airlines Stansted 16-10-2020 6976C by Andrew Goldsmith , o...
by andygolfer
Fri 27 Nov 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2020
Replies: 377
Views: 52535

Re: Deceased in 2020

it's probably better to say he enjoyed playing away form home!
by andygolfer
Thu 26 Nov 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: another one bites the dust - Brunty's Super Guppy to be cut up
Replies: 6
Views: 1667

another one bites the dust - Brunty's Super Guppy to be cut up

Rather sad news as I've been associated with the group doing restoration work since they started 11 years ago as I ran their website and forum. this has just been posted on the project facebook page (Super Guppy Restoration Project) by the project leader Evening all. I have an update and I'm afraid ...
by andygolfer
Sun 15 Nov 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: An-124 Emergency Landing
Replies: 9
Views: 2019

Re: An-124 Emergency Landing

One of the world’s largest planes suffered serious damage after it skidded off the runway during a botched emergency landing in Russia. Miraculously, no casualties were reported on the aircraft or on the ground despite part of an engine crashing through the roof of a warehouse near the airport on F...
by andygolfer
Fri 06 Nov 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)
Replies: 91
Views: 12977

Re: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)

I can't resist it..............

do they have a naughty field??? :laughing: :laughing: :rofl: :joy:

now i'll run for cover!!!!
by andygolfer
Tue 03 Nov 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Air-Britain Stansted branch virtual monthly meeting 03-11-2020, including a link
Replies: 0
Views: 296

Air-Britain Stansted branch virtual monthly meeting 03-11-2020, including a link

Air-Britain Stansted branch's latest virtual meeting will take place on November 3rd (tonight) on the branch Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AirBritainStanstedBranch commencing at 8pm. it will also be available on our website from 8pm, there's a link to it on our home page: https://airbritain...
by andygolfer
Sun 01 Nov 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020
Replies: 221
Views: 17502

Re: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020

after a 14 year break F1 returned to Imola this weekend for the Emilia-Romagna GP, seems all the drivers are raving about the track so lets hope for a good race. I was at the track 3 weeks ago in the Parc Aqua-minerale which is inside the circuit - my daughter lives in the hills above Imola - we can...
by andygolfer
Wed 28 Oct 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 168
Views: 18259

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

https://twitter.com/mzulqarnainbut1/status/1321144997949919234?s=21 well that's encouraging if true but we have seen several stories about preservation of these aircraft. Being cautious or sceptical which ever you prefer - how accurate are his sources because it seems a very ambitious proposal, is ...
by andygolfer
Tue 27 Oct 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 168
Views: 18259

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

Duxford turned down a Nimrod and a Hercules because they had no where to park them so all this talk of a 747 going to Duxford and its runway lengths is meaningless. noted Brian and agree that there is limited space available BUT assuming the runway could take it, would the attraction of a 747 to Jo...
by andygolfer
Thu 22 Oct 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 168
Views: 18259

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

I've only been around the area during Wings and Wheels but there's a small flat area N of the runway which soon becomes a substantial hill with a couple of minor access roads and some farming / residential land none of which is presumably up for grabs. This is Green Belt after all you can't just bu...
by andygolfer
Sun 18 Oct 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 10803

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

Can I also add that what the owner wants to do may no be to the liking of the local authority. Planning and building control rules are there for a reason, turning an aircraft into a habitable home will not be easy. It is one thing to turn a bizjet into a caravan, or a helicopter into a garden shed,...
by andygolfer
Sun 18 Oct 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: IL-76 RA-76511 at Stansted 16-10-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 2000

Re: IL-76 RA-76511 at Stansted 16-10-2020

Andrew, Excellent shots of a rare beast! I must try and find this lane next time I'm there - did you use the Ash Pub carpark? I don't think this lane is noted on your Stansted guide on Civilian Aviation. It's the track next to the Ash Roger, unless i'm actually going in the pub for a coffee or bite...
by andygolfer
Sat 17 Oct 2020, 6:52 am
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: IL-76 RA-76511 at Stansted 16-10-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 2000

IL-76 RA-76511 at Stansted 16-10-2020

This beauty arrived at Stansted on Monday and is nicely positioned for photos from the northern fence line ( accessed from the track by the Ash pub in Burton End), lovely to get so close to one of these, an 18-55mm lens was sufficient... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50494256332_64ae928a4e_h.j...