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by Bill16STN
Thu 24 Sep 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1473
Views: 71632

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Berf wrote:
Wed 23 Sep 2020, 4:47 pm
I suppose Gove has not yet worked out that there are ports to the continent other than in Kent
I'd suspect that Gove has been using the same School Atlas as Raab?
https://twitter.com/bbcpolitics/status/ ... 9265515520
by Bill16STN
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RW382 in US markings
Replies: 16
Views: 2440

Re: RW382 in US markings

Had to laugh at the comment below the photo Terry Lewis It looks like a very high quality paint job, but honestly US Star and bar on a truly British icon😩 What next, RAF scheme on P-51 Mustang. Hopefully it was humour... Or maybe he didn't realise that the Mustang first flew operationally in RAF ma...
by Bill16STN
Wed 12 Aug 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: A400M off Dover
Replies: 28
Views: 1381

Re: A400M off Dover

Personally, I wasn't offended I didn't mean you. Meanwhile, noticeable by their absence in the area today are the RAF. I’d not be surprised if he meant me? That’s fine, no problem. I have a very good sense of humour, you don’t get to my age without one! However, life has taught me that there are so...
by Bill16STN
Wed 12 Aug 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: A400M off Dover
Replies: 28
Views: 1381

Re: A400M off Dover

jalfrezi wrote:
Wed 12 Aug 2020, 9:11 am
Right guys, this post is heading in the wrong direction. Stick to the facts, we don't want this turning into a UKIP far right post.
Thanks jalfrezi!
by Bill16STN
Tue 11 Aug 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: A400M off Dover
Replies: 28
Views: 1381

Re: A400M off Dover

Brevet Cable wrote:
Tue 11 Aug 2020, 4:07 pm
T_J wrote:Note the ball turret underbelly.
Unfortunately it's the wrong type of ball turret........
Please let us know, in your considered opinion what would be the right type of ball turret?
by Bill16STN
Tue 11 Aug 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: A400M off Dover
Replies: 28
Views: 1381

Re: A400M off Dover

So well equipped for saving lives at sea then?
by Bill16STN
Tue 11 Aug 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: A400M off Dover
Replies: 28
Views: 1381

Re: A400M off Dover

Mictheslik wrote:
Tue 11 Aug 2020, 10:01 am
On the contrary, probably more likely to spot them than an A400 at 500ft!
Now 18,000ft over Dungeness & heading away from the "invasion beaches"? :wink:
by Bill16STN
Tue 11 Aug 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: A400M off Dover
Replies: 28
Views: 1381

Re: A400M off Dover

FGR2 wrote:
Tue 11 Aug 2020, 9:34 am
Snake47 is doing circuits over Dover and Folkestone at the moment.
Image

at 18,000 feet - not going to spot too many inflatables from there?
by Bill16STN
Mon 10 Aug 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: A400M off Dover
Replies: 28
Views: 1381

Re: A400M off Dover

I'd reckon it's our wonderful Government "being seen to be doing something" to placate the incensed Daily Fail readers, otherwise why use a very expensive airplane when they have some cost effective drones that they have been regularly using? Screenshot from Freedar... https://live.staticflickr.com/...
by Bill16STN
Thu 23 Jul 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Mama Mia! Tuesday at Marham - the day the Italians came to town.
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: Mama Mia! Tuesday at Marham - the day the Italians came to town.

Good shots!
Just a shame the subjects all look the same regardless of unit, airforce or nationality.

Back in my day .... :sleeping:
by Bill16STN
Sun 05 Jul 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: NHS Spitfire flypasts Sunday (Herts, Beds, Cambs)
Replies: 11
Views: 3836

Re: NHS Spitfire flypasts Sunday (Herts, Beds, Cambs)

I won’t hold my breath, very gusty.
by Bill16STN
Fri 26 Jun 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Boris Force One?
Replies: 101
Views: 7828

Re: Boris Force One?

So let's get this right, Johnson thinks that turning up to prestigious international diplomatic conventions in a glitzy custom sprayed tanker is a good idea? :clown: Del Boy & Rodders wouldn't even be impressed. There is a subtile irony that he's painted the Union Flag on to a European Airbus - that...
by Bill16STN
Sun 29 Mar 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: UK air Museum closures -
Replies: 62
Views: 10193

Re: UK air Museum closures -

Tom105 wrote:Wings are now closed, I make it that every UK museum is now closed that I can think of


I would've put the full stop between "closed" & "that" :wink:
by Bill16STN
Sun 29 Mar 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Germany buying new Typhoons, Super Hornets and Growlers
Replies: 28
Views: 4663

Re: Germany buying new Typhoons, Super Hornets and Growlers

I really struggle with this forum sometimes.

This is really interesting news & has a lot of implications & ramifications, yet it seem that most people on here are more preocupied with what colour / paint scheme will be applied?

WTF
by Bill16STN
Thu 31 Oct 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: NOTAMS
Replies: 9
Views: 1943

Re: NOTAMS

by Bill16STN
Fri 27 Sep 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4348
Views: 252249

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

Brevet Cable wrote:It's long been said that the NHS doesn't need extra funding, what it actually needs is a top-down restructuring to spend what they've got more appropriately.


Said by whom?
by Bill16STN
Thu 11 Jul 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: My take on the OW Military Pageant 7 July 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

Re: My take on the OW Military Pageant 7 July 2019

... assuming that the immediate area around Old Warden is as flat as The Fens, otherwise nothing wrong in showing the gently undulating landscape? I suggest that you take a look at your current Shuttleworth calendar especially the shot of the Avro 504K, the landscape looks pretty much Fen like leve...
by Bill16STN
Wed 10 Jul 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: My take on the OW Military Pageant 7 July 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

Re: My take on the OW Military Pageant 7 July 2019

AlexC wrote:Very good, however can I just respectfully suggest that the first four would benefit from some levelling?


... assuming that the immediate area around Old Warden is as flat as The Fens, otherwise nothing wrong in showing the gently undulating landscape?
by Bill16STN
Mon 04 Feb 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Birmingham Airport Parking rip off
Replies: 8
Views: 2406

Re: Birmingham Airport Parking rip off

Show me an Airport Carpark Operator that doesn’t rip off its customers?
by Bill16STN
Thu 11 Oct 2018, 12:08 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: 2019 Show dates
Replies: 50
Views: 14703

Re: 2019 Show dates

Another idea: Octoberfest (in Oct obviously) with decent German beer/food and a Germanic theme to the flying? Trio of 109s, MBB105 back flipping , etc etc "The Munich Oktoberfest originally took place in the 16-day period leading up to the first Sunday in October." So entirely possible in...
by Bill16STN
Mon 07 May 2018, 7:41 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Sensational Shuttleworth
Replies: 35
Views: 3636

Re: Sensational Shuttleworth

What settings were you using on your camera?
I think the dust spots may possibly be related to aperture?
by Bill16STN
Fri 10 Feb 2017, 1:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF A400M held at Gibraltor by Police
Replies: 7
Views: 2799

Re: RAF A400M held at Gibraltor by Police

I make a point of NOT clicking because it's The Daily Flail.

Every click just increases their avertising revenue.
by Bill16STN
Wed 08 Feb 2017, 5:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bristol Freighter to the UK?
Replies: 41
Views: 9746

Re: Bristol Freighter to the UK?

Be good to see it at Flying Legends! :lmao:
by Bill16STN
Sat 06 Aug 2016, 8:51 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: VERY low Turboprop ~22h30 Stotfold / Baldock Area?
Replies: 2
Views: 809

Re: VERY low Turboprop ~22h30 Stotfold / Baldock Area?

Hampshire Aviation wrote:I really wouldn't expect to see anything military at low level quite that close to a major airport, to be honest!


I'd almost lay money that wasn't it.
I think that you'd be quite surprised at what we get over here at low"ish" level!
by Bill16STN
Fri 05 Aug 2016, 12:22 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: VERY low Turboprop ~22h30 Stotfold / Baldock Area?
Replies: 2
Views: 809

VERY low Turboprop ~22h30 Stotfold / Baldock Area?

I don't know if anyone else either heard this or could shed any light on this ... Thursday night (04.08.2016) at around 22h30 a turboprop powered aeroplane flew West to East on a line bisecting Stotfold & Baldock. I didn't see it but it did sound VERY low! I couldn't honestly say whether it was ...