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by Thoughtful_Flyer
Thu 07 May 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: 2020 SVAS Membership Cards
Replies: 7
Views: 5174

Re: 2020 SVAS Membership Cards

Mike wrote:
Tue 05 May 2020, 1:47 pm
I believe the membership office is closed at the moment due to the lockdown
Thanks.

Presumably so as I have not had any reply.

If the collection opens before I get anything, I'll have to go armed with last year's card plus proof of payment!
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Tue 05 May 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: 2020 SVAS Membership Cards
Replies: 7
Views: 5174

Re: 2020 SVAS Membership Cards

Thanks everybody. I will have another go at contacting them as I have not received either the magazine or my card. My payment has gone through!
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sun 03 May 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: 2020 SVAS Membership Cards
Replies: 7
Views: 5174

2020 SVAS Membership Cards

Has anybody received their 2020 SVAS Membership card yet? The website (25 March) says they will be sent out with PropSwing (as usually happens) "shortly" but that was six weeks ago and there has been no update since. I just wondered if my magazine and card had gone astray? I have tried emailing but ...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sat 10 Aug 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Family Airshow - 4th August
Replies: 36
Views: 12785

Re: Family Airshow - 4th August

Not one of the best Shuttleworths I left about 4 as the Aeronca started its routine. This display item was last seen at Old Warden about two weeks ago as was the autogiro. I do feel that although repetition of the Collections own aircraft is desirable if I'm going to pay £35 gate money I expect var...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Mon 05 Aug 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Shuttleworth Family Airshow Aug 4 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 995

Re: Shuttleworth Family Airshow Aug 4 2019

Stagger2 wrote:Valiant attempt to rescue something from the day Sir. Looking at the List & the weather I remain devoid of guilt for ducking this one! :biggrin:


Indeed.

The two aerobatic gliders were superb and it was great to see the DH9. Unless they were very high on your wish list, you made the right decision.
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Mon 05 Aug 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Family Airshow - 4th August
Replies: 36
Views: 12785

Re: Family Airshow - 4th August

That German glider one of the best displays I've seen! Felt a little slow in the middle but nice finish. I certainly agree about the German glider and the Lunak wasn't too shabby either. Apart from that I felt the show was rather disappointing and I am sad to say that as I am a great Old Warden fan...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sun 14 Jul 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2019
Replies: 279
Views: 73343

Re: Flying Legends 2019

Really disappointing show. Loads of padding and the non appearance of the DH9 was a real let down. The fact that that the displays are so far away doesn’t help either. I felt I was at the wrong venue watching a show in a field down the road. Best thing was the Red Arrows. Been a Legends attender si...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Mon 08 Jul 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Military Airshow 7th July
Replies: 146
Views: 33903

Re: Military Airshow 7th July

Wissam24 wrote:Has to be said I feel like I'm the only one who didn't really see much difference between the RJF at Old Warden and the RJF at RIAT. They were very distant.


Or is it just because some aircraft display exceptionally close at OW a normal display separation seems further away?
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sat 29 Jun 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Vintage Evening at Duxford - 22nd June 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 15181

Re: Vintage Evening at Duxford - 22nd June 2019

I had no skin in this game, but it does appear to me that there is a distinct whiff that HAC and IWM view enthusiasts just as cash cows, and are in fact anxious to deny them opportunities (by denying information) if they are not going to get to lighten the enthusiasts' wallets considerably. A goodw...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sun 23 Jun 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Vintage Evening at Duxford - 22nd June 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 15181

Re: Vintage Evening at Duxford - 22nd June 2019

I had no skin in this game, but it does appear to me that there is a distinct whiff that HAC and IWM view enthusiasts just as cash cows, and are in fact anxious to deny them opportunities (by denying information) if they are not going to get to lighten the enthusiasts' wallets considerably. A goodw...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sun 26 May 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Air Festival 25th - 26th May 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 49013

Re: Duxford Air Festival 25th - 26th May 2019

Glad I gave this one a miss... I'm glad I didn't. Because I was with a disabled person (confined to a wheelchair) and am myself of severely limited mobility due to being on crutches following serious surgery (the disabled person's husband was essentially bribed to drive us to the show) we were deli...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Mon 11 Mar 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Shoreham Airshow crash trial
Replies: 69
Views: 16036

Re: Shoreham Airshow crash trial

With the attention now shifting to the Coroner's Inquest, it will be interesting to see how the cognitive impairment argument impacts on the verdict, and what recommendations may be made as a result. The fear that it could impact on the future of air displays is, in my opinion, entirely warranted. ...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Fri 08 Mar 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Shoreham Airshow crash trial
Replies: 69
Views: 16036

Re: Shoreham Airshow crash trial

Clearly the jury felt the 11 deceased were to blame for quietly going about their legal business on that day. Ridiculous verdict. Fully expect a class action appeal from the families of the deceased and a retrial. I would be interested to hear from the jury as to what they do consider manslaughter ...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Fri 08 Mar 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Shoreham Airshow crash trial
Replies: 69
Views: 16036

Re: Shoreham Airshow crash trial

So if not Andy Hill, who gets the blame? If, indeed, it is decided there is any to apportion. Nobody I hope! You cannot eliminate all risk from any aviation activity. Although there was a tragic outcome that doesn't, in itself, mean that anybody was to blame. It is perfectly possible to have a situ...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Mon 24 Sep 2018, 2:53 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018
Replies: 404
Views: 89431

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

I don't think flying fast along the runway and pulling up with some nice vapour really constitutes a "Display" ? do you? Personally, no. Although having said that I am not sure exactly where the line would be drawn and maybe the two pilot's doing the "flypasts" weren't entirely ...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Mon 24 Sep 2018, 12:46 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018
Replies: 404
Views: 89431

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Well the weather spoilt Saturday for photography, I got a few nice shots but the weather cant be helped, a number of other things spoiled the show for me, The East End (M11 End) a long time favourite for me and other photographers is slowly being eroded, the fence line has been moved back, and the ...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Mon 24 Sep 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018
Replies: 404
Views: 89431

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

As much as i like Duxford as a venue I thought a majority of the show was a complete and utter disaster. The shuttles buses. Its probably been done to death, but taking 1hr and 40mins from Cambridge after getting on the bus at around 8.40 should have been avoided. Walked to Whittlesford Parkway aft...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 12:41 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018
Replies: 404
Views: 89431

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

vulcanshammer wrote:What's the wind like?


12 knotts, gusting to 20 in Cambridge at the moment.
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 11:19 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018
Replies: 404
Views: 89431

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Pen Pusher wrote:At home 22 miles north at Duxford and it's stopped raining and I can see blue sky to the west.

Brian


12.15 - Still slight drizzle in Cambridge, looking much brighter but only 6.8 C according to the University's weather station!
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018
Replies: 404
Views: 89431

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

[h Due to a highly changeable weather forecast we are currently unable to confirm whether tomorrow’s flying display for Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show will be affected. We will be able to provide a clearer update following a final safety briefing tomorrow morning. Thanks for that. Will probably...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 7:39 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018
Replies: 404
Views: 89431

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

Ok I know I said me and my son would go regardless but we would have had soaked feet before we made the bus stop to get to Stratford station. I have given my son 20 notes on top of the 30 he had to spend already has he has hid his disappointment but his school is more important and from what you sa...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 7:32 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018
Replies: 404
Views: 89431

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

It was a great show from the flying perspective, but nothing else. As others have said, it rained - not hard but piss-istently from around midday onwards. As ever, there were long and unacceptable queues for most of the facilities, cafe, food stalls and even the gents' loo. This can only be put dow...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sat 22 Sep 2018, 3:48 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018
Replies: 404
Views: 89431

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

I'm afraid I found it a cold, wet, crowded and miserable experience! Obviously the weather wasn't IWM's fault but it was far too full in my opinion. One of the security supervisors told me 27000 tickets had been sold for each day. Presumably a few of those stayed away due to the weather but the car ...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Thu 20 Sep 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018
Replies: 404
Views: 89431

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

The difference between event insurance excluding bad weather vs event insurance including bad weather can be anything up to a 1000% difference. Event insurance usually includes weather making the event unsafe, i.e. serious flooding of the showground, but if it's a big cloudy and wet so things can't...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Wed 30 May 2018, 3:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Was it worth it?
Replies: 31
Views: 4247

Re: Was it worth it?

"One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter"

"The only war crime is being on the losing side"

Discuss.........