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by FGR2
Mon 15 Jul 2024, 8:02 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3797
Views: 927732

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Did I imagine it, or was it mentioned a few pages/weeks back here that the Spang F-16’s weren’t attending? I see they have now confirmed in the latest update and wondered as they are now attending, whether the Makos ones didn’t need to come over and represent the type at the anniversary. I think th...
by FGR2
Mon 15 Jul 2024, 7:14 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3797
Views: 927732

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Did I imagine it, or was it mentioned a few pages/weeks back here that the Spang F-16’s weren’t attending?

I see they have now confirmed in the latest update and wondered as they are now attending, whether the Makos ones didn’t need to come over and represent the type at the anniversary.
by FGR2
Mon 15 Jul 2024, 3:53 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3797
Views: 927732

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Im thinking of going on Thursday for the first time. On average , how busy is it for arrivals ? For instance is it a few an hour or more or less often. Thanks. The real answer is nobody knows outside of Fairford at present. Last year it was reasonable even split between Wednesday and Thursday so we...
by FGR2
Sat 15 Jun 2024, 6:32 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Kings Birthday Flypast 2024
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Re: Kings Birthday Flypast 2024

Nice photos. I was deciding whether to go into London or to a location I know near Lambourne, which is higher up and you get more of a side view. Went to the latter, got a big old rain shower beforehand and grey skies for the flypast. London just down the road was in Sunshine! Turned out nice minute...
by FGR2
Sun 02 Jun 2024, 12:58 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Summer Airshow - 1st & 2nd June 2024
Replies: 392
Views: 60852

Re: Duxford Summer Airshow - 1st & 2nd June 2024

ted633 wrote:
Sun 02 Jun 2024, 12:52 pm
3 returning to Duxford to pick up more parachutists about 4pm according to commentary
Ok, I was going by what was on the DDay 80 Heroes Remembered Facebook:

by FGR2
Sun 02 Jun 2024, 12:48 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Summer Airshow - 1st & 2nd June 2024
Replies: 392
Views: 60852

Re: Duxford Summer Airshow - 1st & 2nd June 2024

The C-47s. That’s all Brother dropped in late last night. “Pegasus” and “Placid Lassie” went to Duxford this morning, then all 3 departed for France. The two other DC3s went from NW to Duxford, but returned to North Weald a short while ago. The first 3 I read were returning to NW about 2pm, and will...
by FGR2
Sun 02 Jun 2024, 12:01 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Summer Airshow - 1st & 2nd June 2024
Replies: 392
Views: 60852

Re: Duxford Summer Airshow - 1st & 2nd June 2024

Dakotas already gone? Was only coming through the gift shop upon entrance and seen them leaving? Is that it or are they coming back? I think they maybe coming back to North Weald about 2pm. All seems a bit muddled. Saw the three in the distance over Basildon, a lot earlier than originally planned.
by FGR2
Sat 01 Jun 2024, 9:55 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Summer Airshow - 1st & 2nd June 2024
Replies: 392
Views: 60852

Re: Duxford Summer Airshow - 1st & 2nd June 2024

Looking at ADSB, C-47 “That’s All Brother” didn’t make the flypast. It went to Cherbourg around 1730, (via a flight along the white cliffs). It has just returned from Cherbourg a short while ago, arriving at Duxford around 2148.
by FGR2
Fri 12 Apr 2024, 9:26 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: KC135 with 6 F15s/f35s? Ipswich area
Replies: 4
Views: 1214

Re: KC135 with 6 F15s/f35s? Ipswich area

Tracked them on FC and ADSB. They went over to the East of Basildon, Essex. I was the other side of town near Ford Dunton so quite a distant shot. Quite clear against the very high cloud though, and nice to see over this way. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53649579591_5751fc5fa0_k.jpg KC-135 &a...
by FGR2
Mon 19 Feb 2024, 6:11 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Phantastic Icons at Wattisham (Timeline Events)
Replies: 4
Views: 1541

Re: Phantastic Icons at Wattisham (Timeline Events)

Thanks :) You can’t really take a bad photo of a Phantom.
by FGR2
Sun 18 Feb 2024, 7:38 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Phantastic Icons at Wattisham (Timeline Events)
Replies: 4
Views: 1541

Phantastic Icons at Wattisham (Timeline Events)

A very enjoyable and well organised event by Timeline Events and Wattisham Station Heritage Museum. I have been looking forward to this for ages and it didn’t disappoint. It is well worth keeping an eye out for the next one. I would go as far as to say it is a must if you are a Phantom fan and are i...
by FGR2
Fri 29 Dec 2023, 10:41 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3797
Views: 927732

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Another good thing, in my opinion, about using the Western loop to showcase some rare and the best to photograph aircraft is that because of this area being shut on the Friday, it could allow for more of the rare aircraft to make their arrivals on the Friday - meaning more people (including myself)...
by FGR2
Thu 28 Dec 2023, 12:02 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 3797
Views: 927732

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

The Western Loop was out of bounds/beyond the barriers on the Friday show day. I only went that day and missed the Harriers/Phantom/Fitter etc.

Just a word of warning if you are thinking of going on the Friday in case it is the same again.
by FGR2
Sun 19 Nov 2023, 11:30 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Llanbedr (Mid 80's) Aircraft serials wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 4555

Re: Llanbedr (Mid 80's) Aircraft serials wanted

I remember coming off the M6 motorway at Carlisle (same decade i think) turning left, then at the lights turning right and about 2 miles on, on this 'side road' there was a Phantom by what i think might have been an army base? Does anyone have any details on it? reg? where it is now etc? Probably X...
by FGR2
Sat 18 Nov 2023, 10:46 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Llanbedr (Mid 80's) Aircraft serials wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 4555

Re: Llanbedr (Mid 80's) Aircraft serials wanted

I will have a look for you, see what I can find. I was more familiar with Llanbedr as I dropped by there briefly in 1994. :)
by FGR2
Sat 18 Nov 2023, 4:55 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Llanbedr (Mid 80's) Aircraft serials wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 4555

Re: Llanbedr (Mid 80's) Aircraft serials wanted

Wrecks and Relics (1992) has: Meteor D.16 WH453 (stored by 9/91) Canberra B.2 WK145 (dump poor state)* Sea Vixen D.3 XS577 (stored by 9/91) Sea Vixen D.3 XN657 (sectioned/dump)* *Canberra and Sea Vixen were there in 1990 edition of W&R too W&R (1994) has in addition: Canberra TT.18 WH887 (ex...
by FGR2
Fri 15 Sep 2023, 11:12 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Martin Baker’s Meteors - Threshold Aero event
Replies: 10
Views: 5306

Re: Martin Baker’s Meteors - Threshold Aero event

You are right, there isn’t a seat in WL419. There is in WA638. I think they are using that one mainly at the moment as it has lower airframe hours than WL419.
by FGR2
Tue 12 Sep 2023, 6:27 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Martin Baker’s Meteors - Threshold Aero event
Replies: 10
Views: 5306

Re: Martin Baker’s Meteors - Threshold Aero event

I think the puddle was purely by accident, it was just in an ideal place though.

The Meteors do have different size intakes. I made an Aeroclub kit a while back and recall they had both options. Don’t know about engine specs, they are both modified T7’s.
by FGR2
Mon 04 Sep 2023, 8:06 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Martin Baker’s Meteors - Threshold Aero event
Replies: 10
Views: 5306

Re: Martin Baker’s Meteors - Threshold Aero event

Thanks, worked out just right as I was travelling from Essex to Redditch for a wedding the next day. This event popped up at the right time, it would have been rude not to swing off the M40 whilst going past 🙂. It was a good evening, laid back and the opportunity to get photos from whatever angles y...
by FGR2
Sun 03 Sep 2023, 10:41 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Martin Baker’s Meteors - Threshold Aero event
Replies: 10
Views: 5306

Martin Baker’s Meteors - Threshold Aero event

A great event hosted by Threshold Aero and Martin Baker on 1st September 2023. It was a rare chance to see both of Martin Baker’s King Airs and Meteors together, and up close. Here are a few photos, the light seemed to be constantly changing with the hazy evening sun. https://live.staticflickr.com/6...
by FGR2
Sat 22 Jul 2023, 6:13 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Cornwall aviation heritage centre
Replies: 154
Views: 61229

Re: Cornwall aviation heritage centre

I got the feeling from a conversation visiting last year that the people on the front line of the museum weren’t informed of all the ins and outs happening at the top. It was just the line CCC weren’t renewing the lease. I wonder if it had been registered as a charity rather than a company whether i...
by FGR2
Thu 20 Jul 2023, 6:25 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RIAT Arrivals Weds and Thursday
Replies: 12
Views: 2375

Re: RIAT Arrivals Weds and Thursday

Will do.
by FGR2
Thu 20 Jul 2023, 4:35 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RIAT Arrivals Weds and Thursday
Replies: 12
Views: 2375

Re: RIAT Arrivals Weds and Thursday

Full Flaps wrote:
Thu 20 Jul 2023, 1:21 pm
Hello Lee, I compile and edit the TPM (Mosquito RL249) newsletter. Can I use your DH Otter image please with due credit? Just doing a quick feature on it.
Yes sure, no problem 🙂
by FGR2
Tue 18 Jul 2023, 2:39 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: NavyWings - News and Updates
Replies: 112
Views: 45744

Re: NavyWings - News and Updates

Copied from Twitter: We are on the look-out for technical publications and drawings for Rolls-Royce Griffon engines, especially relating to Marks 4, 6 and 12. If anyone has anything Griffon-related can be shared, our Chief Engineer, Jim.Norris@navywings.org.uk, would be very appreciative! #flynavy ...
by FGR2
Mon 17 Jul 2023, 7:14 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RIAT Arrivals Weds and Thursday
Replies: 12
Views: 2375

Re: RIAT Arrivals Weds and Thursday

Blackbird wrote:
Mon 17 Jul 2023, 6:12 am
Great shots - thank you. The Me262 looks superb; pity it wasn't to be seen on Saturday ☹️
It was a shame for those who went Saturday, to not see it.

Who knows what we will see next year?