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by maffie
Mon 01 Apr 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Worst Airshow
Replies: 78
Views: 9169

Re: Worst Airshow

For display - Last 2 Farnborough. Reduction in airspace hasn't helped. Attending aircraft has reduced to beyond abysmal.

For traffic - Waddington. Stuck on the main A road to get in. Aimed to arrive around 8am, traffic delays meant we arrived around 11am.

Matt
by maffie
Sun 08 Apr 2018, 8:43 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 18712

Re: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 2018

So let me get this right....you're berating Biggin Hill for using their 100th anniversary image for their RAF 100th Biggin Hill image with the addition of the roundel being formed in the background (hence the blue smoke). Good continuity as far as I'm concerned. Don't forget, the NEW Biggin Hill air...
by maffie
Tue 24 Oct 2017, 3:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Brietling teams?
Replies: 6
Views: 1683

Re: Brietling teams?

Taken from their Facebook page Matt TEAM UPDATE: As of the 01st November, our team name will be changing back to the 'AeroSuperBatics WingWalkers', as our contract with Breitling will end. We are very much looking forward to a busy 2018 display season and would like to thank you all in advance for y...
by maffie
Tue 04 Jul 2017, 1:06 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: CWJ 27th August - On Again!
Replies: 13
Views: 4791

Re: CWJ 27th August Cancelled...

I know that the Bucc group and Lightning group have done/are hosting their own events. Victor had a sqd reunion and the Comet got pulled along, so it's not all doom and gloom. Maybe in light of this news, the owners may put on a small individual event of their own; and don't forget you can access th...
by maffie
Thu 19 Jan 2017, 5:01 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: So, you gonna go or what?
Replies: 80
Views: 26723

Re: So, you gonna go or what?

4 of us are going. We don't do RIAT, and Waddington was a disaster for us when we went a few years ago. It's the only 'big' show we're going to this year. Even upgraded our tickets to the garden so we get to park onsite and get decent seating. Yes these tickets are pricey, but we can afford it-so wh...
by maffie
Mon 13 Jun 2016, 1:04 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight
Replies: 49
Views: 15081

Re: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight

Sedate is my word for Saturday. No problems with getting into the car parking. Getting out was quick as well, although I believe a lot of people left after the Reds showed. Slow walk with everyone else up to the ticket desk ( we arrived around 9am) but the line was moving. Got a spot on the fence, s...
by maffie
Thu 09 Jun 2016, 10:15 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight
Replies: 49
Views: 15081

Re: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight

4 of us are going (went last year). This is our first airshow this year as we decided to give Abingdon a miss. We're used to the good old days of the Biggin Air Fair so it will be interesting to see where they place the crowd line in relation to last year. At least the fun-fair is in place , but as ...
by maffie
Thu 31 Mar 2016, 5:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 2016 Airshows
Replies: 97
Views: 30341

Re: 2016 Airshows

In no particular order:- Farnborough (treating ourselves to the Grandstand enclosure) Headcorn Combined Ops Brunty Aug Fast taxi Biggin Hill Can't decide on Eastbourne or Bournemouth (never done a seaside show) Wish list :- One of Phill's night shoots at Northolt, winning an all expenses paid trip t...
by maffie
Fri 19 Feb 2016, 6:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: UK Air Show research project...
Replies: 40
Views: 4903

Re: UK Air Show research project...

And that's one completed form from me

Matt
by maffie
Tue 02 Feb 2016, 2:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: CAA Airshow Charges to Double?
Replies: 127
Views: 25868

Re: CAA Airshow Charges to Double?

Taken from London Biggin Hill Airport Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LBHACommunity/?fref=nf Matt We are dismayed to read the recent Civil Aviation Authority publication "Proposed Air Display and Low Flying Permission Charges" which could see the demise of the British Air ...
by maffie
Sat 26 Dec 2015, 3:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What did folk get for Christmas???
Replies: 36
Views: 3600

Re: What did folk get for Christmas???

Not a bad haul for me this year. Aviation wise, wooden model to make, Rowland White's Big Book and a Brunty Buccaneers t-shirt.

Have a good 2016

My new years resolution is to post more on this forum. Read enough of it, should share more.

Matt
by maffie
Tue 10 Nov 2015, 11:18 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: LPG Twilight Run Nov 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 765

LPG Twilight Run Nov 2015

Seeing as other people have put up much better photos of the 3 lightnings than I could, I thought I'd go with a more 'reportage' style. The 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Big thanks to everyone involved at LPG https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5701/22308114453_68f7683b8e_c.jpg https://farm6.st...
by maffie
Tue 25 Aug 2015, 12:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Air Accidents and the Viewing Public
Replies: 89
Views: 13279

Re: Air Accidents and the Viewing Public

I work in a community centre in Maidstone town centre. We have many counselling services here. You'd see many different types of people coming through our doors. You don't even need to go through your doctor, just give them a ring and set up an appointment. The good thing about coming here, is that ...
by maffie
Wed 24 Jun 2015, 12:44 pm
Forum: Airshow & Aviation Videos
Topic: Biggin Hill Slow Mo (HD)
Replies: 1
Views: 689

Biggin Hill Slow Mo (HD)

This is my take on the Biggin Hill Festival of Flight. I was trying out the slo-mo function on the camcorder

Matt

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uopfW1UVmZ8[/youtube]
by maffie
Fri 12 Jun 2015, 4:14 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 2015
Replies: 88
Views: 25543

Re: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 2015

This is my 'local' show, so I'll be there along with 3 others.

Matt :rock:
by maffie
Tue 09 Jun 2015, 9:42 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Throckmorton Airshow 6th June 2015
Replies: 104
Views: 20126

Re: Throckmorton Airshow 6th June 2015

Abingdon air fair has the right idea. Even though the gate to the airshow doesn't open until 10am, the car park is open earlier. Get the cars in the car park and parked up. Everyone can then sit in their car and wait, or join the queue at the gate on foot until 10:00 I don't think it will be the end...
by maffie
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 7:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: planestv live 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2575

Re: planestv live 2015

That should be a Jessie sketch from The Fast Show. This year, I shall be mostly............


Matt
by maffie
Mon 01 Dec 2014, 10:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Eric "Winkle" Brown
Replies: 15
Views: 4514

Re: Eric "Winkle" Brown

The wife bought me his book whilst we were at the FAST museum this weekend. UNFORTUNATELY its a Christmas present and I'll have to wait 24 days before I can read it

Matt
by maffie
Tue 18 Nov 2014, 12:39 pm
Forum: UK Airshow Review News
Topic: 'Display Frequency' Podcast - Official Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 95056

Re: 'Display Frequency' Podcast - Official Thread

Good bit of news Dan. Nothing better than listening to this whilst in the bath


Matt
by maffie
Sun 10 Aug 2014, 1:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Flightradar24 and air shows.
Replies: 8
Views: 3134

Re: Flightradar24 and air shows.

Very little. The only thing I pick up is red10 when he transits in the helicopter.
by maffie
Wed 11 Jun 2014, 12:25 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Headcorn Delight 8th June 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1405

Re: Headcorn Delight 8th June 2014

The inverted pass along the runway was a nice touch :clap:

Matt
by maffie
Sun 25 May 2014, 9:34 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough fabulous friday
Replies: 13
Views: 6376

Re: Farnborough fabulous friday

When I've been before as part of the key publishing tickets, all the good aircraft from the trade days went on Thursday, and the good aircraft for the weekend arrived on Saturday. That's not too say you won't catch any good displays /static, but just bear in mind that if it says it's there for the t...
by maffie
Wed 14 May 2014, 12:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR Age Survey
Replies: 60
Views: 7277

Re: The UKAR Age Survey

An old 44 here.

Matt
by maffie
Sun 04 May 2014, 6:47 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2014
Replies: 209
Views: 39617

Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2014

BrizeWatcher wrote:All set now with Camera, Coat, Water, Food, Squadron Print Tube, Camera Batteries. I hope everybody else who is going has an amazing time and enjoy's their first airshow of the 2014 season.


What he said. Good weather here in Epsom, hopefully the same in Abingdon.
by maffie
Sun 20 Apr 2014, 11:37 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF BBMF To Host Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lancaster
Replies: 1393
Views: 203625

Re: RAF BBMF To Host Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lanca

Hey guys, I hope I'm right here. My girlfriend is a great fan of the Lancaster, and seeing two of them in the air would be awesome. Now I want to surprise her, but have absolutly no idea where to go? We are from Germany, so to get a cheap transport we need to book early (flight or train). There is ...