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by FGR2
Mon 19 Feb 2024, 6:11 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Phantastic Icons at Wattisham (Timeline Events)
Replies: 4
Views: 807

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: 807

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: 637
Views: 564264

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: 637
Views: 564264

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: 1204

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: 1204

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: 1204

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, 10:12 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Martin Baker’s Meteors - Threshold Aero event
Replies: 10
Views: 3294

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, 5:27 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Martin Baker’s Meteors - Threshold Aero event
Replies: 10
Views: 3294

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, 7:06 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Martin Baker’s Meteors - Threshold Aero event
Replies: 10
Views: 3294

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, 9:41 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Martin Baker’s Meteors - Threshold Aero event
Replies: 10
Views: 3294

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, 5:13 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Cornwall aviation heritage centre
Replies: 152
Views: 41163

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, 5:25 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RIAT Arrivals Weds and Thursday
Replies: 12
Views: 1950

Re: RIAT Arrivals Weds and Thursday

Will do.
by FGR2
Thu 20 Jul 2023, 3:35 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RIAT Arrivals Weds and Thursday
Replies: 12
Views: 1950

Re: RIAT Arrivals Weds and Thursday

Full Flaps wrote:
Thu 20 Jul 2023, 12:21 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, 1:39 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: NavyWings - News and Updates
Replies: 103
Views: 34770

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, 6:14 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RIAT Arrivals Weds and Thursday
Replies: 12
Views: 1950

Re: RIAT Arrivals Weds and Thursday

Blackbird wrote:
Mon 17 Jul 2023, 5:12 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?
by FGR2
Sun 16 Jul 2023, 2:48 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RIAT Arrivals Weds and Thursday
Replies: 12
Views: 1950

Re: RIAT Arrivals Weds and Thursday

Always nice to see some classic jets. Here are a couple more I have edited up today. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53049407676_70b04ff309_h.jpg C-101 Aviojet - Patrulla Aguila by L L , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53049407626_c3621f0774_h.jpg Supermarine Seafire XVII - Navy Wi...
by FGR2
Sat 15 Jul 2023, 6:36 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Caper RIAT23 now with added Sunday and Monday
Replies: 14
Views: 3012

Re: Caper RIAT23 arrivals

Nice selection and good catch on the Phantom. Still gutted after missing seeing it.
by FGR2
Sat 15 Jul 2023, 4:39 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RIAT Arrivals Weds and Thursday
Replies: 12
Views: 1950

Re: RIAT Arrivals Weds and Thursday

And now a few from Thursday: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53048119798_6d85d80f25_h.jpg Eurofighter EF2000 - Luftwaffe TLG-73 by L L , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53047048702_ba56368690_h.jpg McDonnell Douglas F-15E - 48FW by L L , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/6553...
by FGR2
Sat 15 Jul 2023, 4:03 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RIAT Arrivals Weds and Thursday
Replies: 12
Views: 1950

Re: RIAT Arrivals Weds and Thursday

Thank you, fingers crossed for you for tomorrow.
by FGR2
Sat 15 Jul 2023, 2:04 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RIAT Arrivals Weds and Thursday
Replies: 12
Views: 1950

RIAT Arrivals Weds and Thursday

Some photos from arrival days at RIAT. Like many, was disappointed to miss the Phantom, but that is the way things go sometimes. Here are a selection from Wednesday up first. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53046765797_534193f1bf_h.jpg B-52H - USAF Strike command by L L , on Flickr https://live....
by FGR2
Fri 14 Jul 2023, 6:25 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4137
Views: 912249

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

This was the arena by a food marquee and Blue car park between 2 & 3pm today. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53045098342_b86c7fdef8_k.jpg 941A4ACF-8EEF-41A0-8BA8-7405456F5E34 by L L , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53046069135_00107f0b2a_k.jpg 8E1117EE-0132-4E75-AC40-B57CB28F...
by FGR2
Fri 14 Jul 2023, 1:48 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4137
Views: 912249

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

Blue car park is getting very muddy now.
by FGR2
Fri 14 Jul 2023, 1:02 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4137
Views: 912249

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

I am here on the field now (in a big marquee thing). There is a small lake forming around the outside picnic areas.
by FGR2
Fri 14 Jul 2023, 12:45 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4137
Views: 912249

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

The ground by the food marquees is turning very mushy now. Another day of this it will be like Glastonbury. Still tipping down now.