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by Trenchard
Fri 24 Jun 2016, 9:44 am
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: FIA - straw poll of enthusiasts
Replies: 50
Views: 14039

Re: FIA - straw poll of enthusiasts

I last attended in the 90's and wouldn't return - crowd far to cramped, uninspired displays, and now way to expensive never mind the traffic problems.
by Trenchard
Sun 19 Jun 2016, 2:00 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2016 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 1250
Views: 192435

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2016 - [Official Topic]

Flare Path wrote:Big changes required next year, in my opinion.


What, like bye, bye, Cosford, hello Scampton?
by Trenchard
Sun 29 May 2016, 7:25 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Poll: Reasons why you chose to give Duxford a miss
Replies: 84
Views: 21696

Re: Poll: Reasons why YOU chose to give Duxford a miss

Could people offer a view about Hunt's Road on both days please. From my perspective of Saturday only - Hunts Lane remained open throughout the day despite the closure order, and was used by a multitude of vehicles including those of the local Constabulary. There were many people parked up in a fie...
by Trenchard
Sun 29 May 2016, 9:55 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Poll: Reasons why you chose to give Duxford a miss
Replies: 84
Views: 21696

Re: Poll: Reasons why YOU chose to give Duxford a miss

I voted other, simply as one single heading didn't cover my reasoning for not 'going in'. I was assisting my wife and her friends at Duxford school providing the RAFA stall there, so viewed from the field adjacent to the school. My decision to assist the fund raising and not attend the show was form...
by Trenchard
Sat 28 May 2016, 12:37 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Grange Rd Duxford fences and closure notice - pics attached
Replies: 198
Views: 42613

Re: Grange Rd Duxford fences and closure notice - pics attac

Display starts - Hunts Lane still open.

When is an order not an order :dunno:
by Trenchard
Sat 28 May 2016, 11:44 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Grange Rd Duxford fences and closure notice - pics attached
Replies: 198
Views: 42613

Re: Grange Rd Duxford fences and closure notice - pics attac

Pleasure flying has been constant all morning and there are people in the fields already, east of the M11, and have been for a couple of hours.
by Trenchard
Sat 28 May 2016, 11:22 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Grange Rd Duxford fences and closure notice - pics attached
Replies: 198
Views: 42613

Re: Grange Rd Duxford fences and closure notice - pics attac

Footpath 9 closed by law, or just blocked by a hired goon? There's a difference. A "security man" has no legal authority to stop anyone. Basically he's just a bloke in hi-vis there to intimidate. By the closure order at the start of the thread I assume - I can't however understand how you...
by Trenchard
Sat 28 May 2016, 10:55 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Grange Rd Duxford fences and closure notice - pics attached
Replies: 198
Views: 42613

Re: Grange Rd Duxford fences and closure notice - pics attac

Traffic is flowing freely in both directions on Hunts Lane - bit odd considering the closure notice. Foot path nine is closed with fences and a bored security man.
by Trenchard
Thu 26 May 2016, 6:00 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 230915

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Wissam24 wrote:He was saying that it was n0143773 that's the muppet really!


:rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:
by Trenchard
Thu 26 May 2016, 5:33 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 230915

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Wissam24 wrote:Straight from the muppet's mouth.


Sorry you're wrong I don't think n0143773 ever said that :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
by Trenchard
Sun 21 Feb 2016, 11:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Should we stay or should we go now?
Replies: 2364
Views: 167608

Re: Should we stay or should we go now?

I much rather we spent the 12 billion (net) a year we give to the EU on supporting this country and it's infrastructure - welfare, hospitals, schools etc. Why trust an organisation who is that financially inept they can't even agree to sign off on their own budgets. My mother and father exercised th...
by Trenchard
Sat 03 Oct 2015, 11:40 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A trip back to Aircraft Illustrated June 1996
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

Re: A trip back to Aircraft Illustrated June 1996

Reading a copy I bought (new £2.60) had so much in it to remind me of the not so long ago good old days. Just 19 years ago............... Apparently 1 Sqn were bringing their entire 15 Harriers to RIAT 96, did it happen? Not quite, there were 18 Harriers at RIAT '96 13 x GR7, 4 x T10 and 1 x FA2. T...
by Trenchard
Tue 22 Sep 2015, 6:33 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford 2016 Air Shows
Replies: 75
Views: 29244

Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Thanks for the confirmation, I'll know to get them early so I don't miss out :biggrin:
by Trenchard
Mon 21 Sep 2015, 7:00 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford 2016 Air Shows
Replies: 75
Views: 29244

Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

I am lead to believe that both the May and September 2016 shows will be ticket in advance, no tickets at the gate. Can anyone confirm this ?
by Trenchard
Tue 11 Aug 2015, 8:31 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Arrows Cancel Newcastle (N.I)
Replies: 23
Views: 3781

Re: Red Arrows Cancel Newcastle (N.I)

What if they didn't fly to Nottingham in a straight line? Which they didn't, for Scampton they routed south over Fenland/Spalding, Market Deeping, north of Stamford (where I saw them) and on to Trent Bridge.

This waypoint info is freely available on 'tinterweb.
by Trenchard
Sun 19 Jul 2015, 11:46 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2015 - The Feedback
Replies: 191
Views: 18310

Re: RIAT 2015

Oh heck, just one of those things I suppose, so long as everyone is ok that's what matters.
by Trenchard
Sun 19 Jul 2015, 11:38 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2015 - The Feedback
Replies: 191
Views: 18310

Re: RIAT 2015

tankbuster wrote:Ramex Delta easily the best for me , funny how they seem to be polarising opinion. Shame it looks like the Sunday crowd won't see them but at least everybody is safe


Did they/have they had a problem then?
by Trenchard
Tue 07 Jul 2015, 12:50 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2015
Replies: 290
Views: 84713

Re: Flying Legends 2015

Just heard a whisper from IWM source that the Frenchman may be back. Oh no, this is disagreeable to me !!! After last year's brilliant commentary success how did he weasel his way back? This is going to spoil it for me with his incessant rambling I'm sorry 'la grenouille' isn't to your taste, but I...
by Trenchard
Tue 12 May 2015, 1:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF to acquire 12 MPA possibly not single type - report
Replies: 45
Views: 8646

Re: RAF to acquire 12 MPA possibly not single type - report

BAE bodged the installation of the AAR probe in the 80's and broke Fire and Safety Regs 20/20 hindsight with risk averse rose tinted glasses there. Rewind to 1982 - Immediate requirement identified to equip Nimrod with AAR capability to assist with maritime recce over the South Atlantic Ocean. Desi...
by Trenchard
Sat 02 May 2015, 10:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What does everyone do?
Replies: 153
Views: 13687

Re: What does everyone do?

Served 24 years in the Royal Air force as a fire fighter. Then spent 8 years in and out of a couple of jobs while trying to understand civvies and there crap attitude to life, before using some of my previous skills and becoming an Emergency Care Assistant with the East of England Ambulance Service....
by Trenchard
Fri 05 Dec 2014, 3:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: pop quiz anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 2744

Re: pop quiz anyone?

I think Dan answered this already :whistle:
by Trenchard
Fri 05 Dec 2014, 2:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: pop quiz anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 2744

Re: pop quiz anyone?

Ah Dan you've just rattled my brain cells it's REM and I think the song was 'losing my religion'
by Trenchard
Fri 05 Dec 2014, 1:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: pop quiz anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 2744

Re: pop quiz anyone?

Nirvana have been on twice, don't know the song
by Trenchard
Thu 09 Oct 2014, 9:10 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Probably a dumb question about Spitfires
Replies: 15
Views: 2541

Re: Probably a dumb question about Spitfires

There is an interesting thread on the Key Forums re this subject:

http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?110667-Black-amp-White-Underwing-Paint

Well worth a quick read :smile:
by Trenchard
Sat 19 Jul 2014, 1:28 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Super Hornet on the Sunday
Replies: 19
Views: 3526

Re: Super Hornet on the Sunday

To be honest the Hornet display is a bit gimmicky and does nothing to convince me of its performance in a hostile arena being anything extra special.. One of the oldest fighter pilot adages is 'Speed is life' and its as relevent today as it was 100 years ago. Even with a wing man in these days of HM...