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by Chough
Wed 18 Sep 2013, 9:32 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Long Marston Shackleton on the move
Replies: 9
Views: 3141

Re: Long Marston Shackleton on the move

It will be very interesting to hear how the proposed move goes as at St. Mawgan there is much talk of moving the gate guardian Shackleton from its location on the base to Classic Air Force. She looks very neat and tidy overall thanks to the ongoing efforts of the Cornish Aviation Society but the yea...
by Chough
Thu 22 Aug 2013, 8:46 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: What should I look for when buying a scanner?
Replies: 18
Views: 6330

Re: What should I look for when buying a scanner?

I have a couple of Yupiteu 7100s and also a Signal R535. I have read the advice given here with interest as I realise my scanners are getting a bit long in the tooth. I quite fancy getting a Uniden but know a few owners who quite simply cannot sort out how to use them and input the required frequenc...
by Chough
Sat 17 Aug 2013, 2:03 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Catalina
Replies: 4
Views: 1113

Re: Catalina

The Catalina is again due to be heading to the westcountry next weekend as it is due at Newquay on the 24th and will overnight with Classic Air Force.
by Chough
Thu 31 Jan 2013, 7:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Airbase (Mk II) - St Mawgan
Replies: 50
Views: 11967

Re: Airbase (Mk II) - St Mawgan

I think the Eden Project gets around a million visitors a year and if memory serves me correctly, Clasic Air Force are looking for around 100,000. Eden has this week announced redundancies totalling around 70 from their workforce of over 400, seems the Olympics last year resulted in a significant re...
by Chough
Sun 13 Jan 2013, 10:58 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Re Swedes at the Hall
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Re: Re Swedes at the Hall

1055 routed west of St. Austell. Kc10 and four Gripens
by Chough
Mon 27 Aug 2012, 10:37 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF @ St. Mawgan
Replies: 8
Views: 1298

Re: RAF @ St. Mawgan

Agree the grassy area referred to above is probably best bet for viewing what little activity there is to see these days. Parking at the terminal isn't cheap and the fence is ridiculously high.
by Chough
Sun 26 Aug 2012, 8:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF @ St. Mawgan
Replies: 8
Views: 1298

Re: RAF @ St. Mawgan

The Shackleton continues to be looked after by The Cornish Aviation Society as they have for many years.
by Chough
Sun 22 Jan 2012, 3:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Worst conditions at Airshows ?
Replies: 105
Views: 11304

Re: Worst conditions at Airshows ?

Interesting comments here regarding St. Mawgan and poor weather but at least down here it often goes through quickly to brighten up later in the day. Culdrose comments well founded - it was Culdrose which also gave me the greatest problem in traffic terms, five hours to travel the last two miles and...
by Chough
Tue 16 Aug 2011, 6:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Which Aircraft is the most booked at UK shows
Replies: 27
Views: 3192

Re: Which Aircraft is the most booked at UK shows

I sometimes wonder why we don't see more of Sally B, presumably getting along to a venue is not going to be a cheap option with today's fuel costs
by Chough
Wed 03 Aug 2011, 9:06 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: 2011 RIAT Attendance Figures
Replies: 28
Views: 5884

Re: 2011 RIAT Attendance Figures

I was surprised that current attendance figures for RIAT are so low until I paused to think of the fallling numbers of aircraft attending, the rising costs of a ticket and so on and this set me wondering how many used to attend in "the good old days" say a decade ago and in its heyday in t...
by Chough
Wed 29 Jun 2011, 8:29 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Qinetiq Gazelle at Culdrose
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Re: Qinetiq Gazelle at Culdrose

Heard the Gazelle call up on the radio saying four POB routing Culdrose - Boscombe Down and saw it at 1600 routing Plymouth direction, very nice in the RAE red white and blue paint job.
by Chough
Sun 26 Jun 2011, 8:45 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 20
Views: 2796

Re: What would you do?

I would reduce numbers of Squadron Leaders by 50% and all ranks above that by at least 60%, the Service is I think top heavy with brasshats. Not so long ago the RAF had 1300 Wing Commanders and 400 or so Group Captains.
by Chough
Wed 01 Jun 2011, 5:33 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Avengers assemble?
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Re: Avengers assemble?

I heard the dreaded call Calibrator this afternoon, would much prefer to think an Avenger was up and about in the CU area today.
by Chough
Thu 31 Mar 2011, 11:32 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: I want a scanner that does this and only this..........
Replies: 22
Views: 4194

Re: I want a scanner that does this and only this..........

Agree the 7100 is fine, to keep it simple I have bought a Signal R535.
by Chough
Fri 25 Mar 2011, 5:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Scanner help please...
Replies: 16
Views: 3581

Re: Scanner help please...

A friend of mine has a 3500 - and can't sort out how to input the frequencies. I scratched my head some years ago to sort out my Yupiteru 7100 but got it in to my thick skull - eventually ! I have come across a few folk at air shows who can't imput frequencies in to their 7100 and have put a few rel...
by Chough
Wed 16 Mar 2011, 12:08 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Has RIAT lost its Rapport?
Replies: 16
Views: 4375

Re: Has RIAT lost its Rapport?

What could befall RIAT ? Sadly far too many well established air shows such as Middle Wallop, St. Athan, St. Mawgan, Mildenhall and many many others have fallen by the wayside over the years. Relatively little seems to be passed to the charities following the Air Tattoo. I personally never thought M...
by Chough
Mon 07 Mar 2011, 12:11 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Culdrose Air Day 2011
Replies: 53
Views: 22865

Re: Culdrose Air Day 2011 ?

It seems you can now take away the question mark in the heading as Culdrose Public Relations confirmed to me this morning that they air show will take place on July 20.
by Chough
Thu 17 Feb 2011, 4:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 1 in 4 RAF Student pilots to be axed
Replies: 33
Views: 4838

Re: 1 in 4 RAF Student pilots to be axed

Forgive me if I am straying off the topic but it seems to me highly probable that once the Americans pull out of Afghanistan given the parlous state of their finances, the USAF will also face significant cuts. Cuts in the military here and in the RN and RAF in particular seem to be far too severe in...
by Chough
Fri 11 Feb 2011, 9:06 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Culdrose Air Day 2011
Replies: 53
Views: 22865

Re: Culdrose Air Day 2011 ?

Latest I've heard is that runway work will commence March 1st and be complete by June 1st. If this proves to be accurate, it should be OK for the air show in July but remember Yeovilton was cancelled one year when building work was underway. Let's hope for the best
by Chough
Mon 31 Jan 2011, 9:47 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: 3 Dutch Lynx
Replies: 2
Views: 819

Re: 3 Dutch Lynx

Three Dutch Navy Lynx arrived Culdrose approx 1415 today.
by Chough
Fri 21 Jan 2011, 8:53 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: C-17 at Newquay
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Re: C-17 at Newquay

C-17 did several approaches, callsign Ascot 812.

C-17s tend to use the airport say once a month or perhaps somewhat less for training and put in a couple of hours or more locally. Nice to see them in this very quiet neck of the woods.
by Chough
Sun 09 Jan 2011, 9:05 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Culdrose Air Day 2011
Replies: 53
Views: 22865

Re: Culdrose Air Day 2011 ?

The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust lists Culdrose Air Show 2011 taking place on Wednesday July 20th

See http://www.rnbt.org.uk
by Chough
Sun 09 Jan 2011, 10:41 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Culdrose Air Day 2011
Replies: 53
Views: 22865

Re: Culdrose Air Day 2011 ?

I've also heard Culdrose will have runway work undertaken this year. There's suggestions that the Jetstreams and Hawks wanted to operate out of Newquay whilst work was underway down at CU but were turned down by the airport operators. Never underestimate the ability of a Council to mess things up ! ...
by Chough
Thu 11 Nov 2010, 7:16 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Culdrose Air Day 2011
Replies: 53
Views: 22865

Re: Culdrose Air Day 2011 ?

According to what I would regard as a reliable source it will be held on Wednesday July 20th., 2011.
by Chough
Thu 14 Oct 2010, 8:08 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Possible aircraft at St Mawgan/Newquay
Replies: 2
Views: 979

Re: Possible aircraft at St Mawgan/Newquay

German Air Force was at St. Mawgan last week, may perhaps return at the conclusion of the exercise in the next day or so ? Not much military activity sadly these days apart from the Algerian Lynx and Merlins.

Was a little further south today and saw Belgian Air Force 621 - ERJ135 - at Culdrose.